i would still comb the hairy ball, because he does not deserve to be a mess

Show thread

not sure what the fuck these 2 images are implying. valid to comb hairy balls even if uncomfortable tufts will be left

Show thread

back in middle school i was the hairy ball and everyone else was the hairy doughnut

Show thread

absolute raging over the abuse hairy balls get

Show thread

"a failed attempt to comb a hairy ball" try harder, loser, its you who has failed not the hairy ball

Show thread

> class full of hairy donuts now that’s some 80s imagery

@Maxine
I'm sorry I'm able to explain this.

The boring explanation: a continous vector space on the surface of a sphere (or something topologicaly the same) must have at least 2 zero values (the two tufts that can't be flattened).

So imagine wind. Wind has speed and direction, so that's a continous vector space. The hairy ball theorem says at any time there must be at least two points on the Earth's surface when there is absolutely no wind.

@floppyplopper rip to wind currents but im different. im going to shampoo the hairy ball

@Maxine
There is a similar theorem about scalar fields but I can't remember it because it doesn't have a silly name. ha ha.

Sign in to participate in the conversation
monads.online

monads.online is a community for goth nerds, aka people who are interested in the intersections of math, art, programming, philosophy, and related topics. this does not include your techbro ass. we also enjoy a healthy amount of shitposting. if you are a techno-materialist, technocrat, or some flavor of capitalist, don't even bother applying. if you are interested in an account please fill out an application, detailing why you are interested in joining, what you have to bring to the community, and your prior, if any, accounts on the fediverse.