Talk:230: Hamiltonian

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I don't agree with the title's explanation. IMO the title refers to the fact the "sudden rush of perspective" happens to Cueball also when he is making love, but starts to think about the algorithms. ‎ (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Fixed. Tenrek (talk) 08:56, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

When in math class, he walks out, likely offending his peers, because his mind is occupied with thoughts of love. When making love, he offends his partner because his mind is occupied with math. Some perspective! Mountain Hikes (talk) 01:28, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

I always thought that the talk about the algorithm providing an "optimal result in all cases" was the reason Cueball left - he decided to apply the algo to his life somehow in a way that he would always find a positive outcome, such as love. That also made the end panel funnier for me because as he found a flaw in the algorithm, he self-fulfilled it by interrupting his romance, thus ruining the "optimal path in all cases". Could be wrong here... 03:54, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

There's an anecdote about the mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauß, who is said to have jumped out of the bed in the middle of his wedding night, to write down some proof he just found... 19:39, 29 April 2016 (UTC)