A professor is teaching computer science 101 and gets to the topic of recursion, but after reading his prepared notes, one of his students seems particularly perplexed and questions the teacher. “I don’t understand, you said a recursive algorithm one that calls itself?” The student asks. “Yes.” Says the teacher. “So it’s like a phone?
A professor makes a bet with a student. Every question the professor asks that the student can’t answer the student will owe him $1, every question the student asks that the professor can’t answer he owes the student $100. Professor: What element has the atomic number 45? The student having no idea hands the professor
and asks if anyone in the class is an idiot, and if there is one then he/she should stand up. After a minute a young man stands up. The professor then asks that guy if he actually thinks he is an idiot. The boy replied, “No, I just didn’t want to see you standing there
He said, ” in English, a double negative forms a positive. However, in some other languages, such as Russian, a double negative remains a negative. But there isn’t a single language, not one, in which a double positive can express a negative .” A voice from the back of the room piped up, “Yeah, right.”