Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Make it worth the time

I was catching up on some data structures,i have been really busy studying this sem. So i am reading this lecture by a professor and i found that sense of humour is really a universal attribute. Even while teaching , the prof found a good joke in his sorting class ::

2F1.1. Fraud and Deceit; Forgery; Offenses Involving Altered or Counterfeit Instruments other than Counterfeit Bearer Obligations of the United States.

(a) Base offense Level: 6

(b) Specific offense Characteristics

(1) If the loss exceeded $2,000, increase the offense level as follows:

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The federal sentencing guidelines are designed to help judges be consistent in assigning punishment. The time-to-serve is a roughly linear function of the total level.

However, notice that the increase in level as a function of the amount of money you steal grows logarithmically in the amount of money stolen.

This very slow growth means it pays to commit one crime stealing a lot of money, rather than many small crimes adding up to the same amount of money, because the time to serve if you get caught is much less.

The Moral: ``if you are gonna do the crime, make it worth the time!''

Not the ROFL kind of humour, but subtle humour :)

Found it worth sharing, from here

2 comments:

Rohit said...

Welcome to the world of Engineer Humour!

PS. Miss your older 'more humorous' posts...

Anonymous said...

I am practicing DCE paper and my score lies
in 400-488 avg 440
in which major contribution is of phy and chem
i am not able to score much in math
like to finish phy in 35-45 min and chem 40-45min
math takes almost rest of time
what should i do?