You can’t leave the hive mind of your species behind, no matter how hard you try.
 Sandra: Deep down, you’re all jealous of our leet calculus skills.

You can’t leave the hive mind of your species behind, no matter how hard you try.
 Sandra: Deep down, you’re all jealous of our leet calculus skills.

Maybe we envy each other. 🙂
Um… “leet calculus”? Google has little to say. I tried the German edition, but unfortunately, my high school German was 25 years ago.
Maybe you should try just “leet”. On urban dictionary maybe? =P
Leet as in elite, as in they are so jealous of her awesome calculus skills… its a gamer word.
THe squirrel skweril scurriel…. the chipmunk on top looks really good! nice page.
Wow, I’m old enough to be somebody’s grandfather and I knew that one. Must be my illspent youth in the H4X0Rs.
Who is that squirrel on top looking at?
I must say, I’m suprised that someone with “leet calculus skills” could forget the quadratic formula.
Honestly… I’ve recently taken the calculus BC AP Exam (and I feel I did pretty well) and I have no memory of what the quadratic formula was or even when I would use it… I just remembered it involved a square root, imaginary numbers, and that I hated it.
Woo looks adorable.
Why not just write it as it should be written: 1337 or atleast L33T.
This must be the first time I’ve ever seen L33T in written letters as it’s pronounced.
It looks weird :S
@ The J.A.M: That squirrel is looking at nobody. Its eyes are closed.
Can’t you just see the envy coming off the lot of them 😛
Aw, I like it when animals love their own tails.
Heck, I know a SONG with the quadratic formula in (its one about…eheh…improving your lover’s stamina via unpleasant ideation)…. and I can sing it all the way thru EXCEPT for that bit
*googles*
ah, here we are. Verse 2
“If you’re too turned on, you want to use Pythagoras’ thereom
Or minus b plusorminus the square root of b squared minus 4ac over 2a
If you’re too turned on, use leaders of the British Labour Party
You can picture Harold Wilson but can you see Hugh Gaitskell’s eyes?”
That second line scans quite well when sung, btw
So, lacking math font or any way of doing it graphically… ( b ± ? (b² – 4ac) ) / 2a
Also the chipmunk (it looks a bit small for a squirrel) is hugging its tail? I thought it was eating a leaf 😉
and if I hadn’t written all that, my post would have been… “this made me lol then smile … how much is a shirt?”
….it might have been “ALL over 2a”, come to think of it. had to correct other typos in that webtrawled version.
I would’ve thought they would be jealous of our long lifespans or lack of predators, but calculus works just as well.
And if there were any strip that should’ve been done in colour, this is it.
It’s not LEET skills that they have. It’s 1337 skillz. They just haven’t learned the Urban Dictionary yet. Some school they go to.
Great work. The art and the message.
I thought Sid got eaten >.>
Yes! This one’s going on the office wall.
@ Chris: They are just playing. Sid is not going to get eaten for real.
Ah, okay, it’s just hugging its tail, then…
Meh, No one uses the quadratic formula much, people just factor.
Meanwhile, that soaring bird can’t figure out why human children AREN’T offended that their mothers DON’T regurgitate food for them.
Smart. Carelessly free.
Smart or carelessly free.
Gee. What a choice to have to make.
Actually, we use the quadratic formula a lot. In real life it’s unlikely that things will just happily factor. You have to hit them with the quadratic formula and then possibly put up with some imaginary components when your 4AC is bigger than your B^2.
@ tahrey: I learned the quadratic equation to the tune of “Pop Goes the Weasle.” “X equals negative b plus or minus the square root of b squared minus 4ac, ALL over 2a.” The Algebra teacher who taught it to my class even tried to act it out by using her arms and hands to form the symbols, and even had us follow along with her. Every time I want to recall the quadratic equation, that song runs through my head.
Ironically, I thought this was a chaos theory joke at first. I’ve been exploring Wikipedia far too long.
Sure, the animals don’t envy our ability to do calculus now, but that will change. Infinitesimally over very small periods of time.
joo /\/\1s937736 1337
I love how the squirrel is holding his tail and having a little heart above his head.
The animals are just putting calculus into practice. You can’t jump and leap about, or throw or catch things without some calc!
Penny from inspector gadget???
You have got a very beautiful style drawing trees…
Ahh, this strip takes me back to when I first discovered what 1337 really was. Before then it was just some garbled text that made me go “Bwuh?” while I played my MUDs. Then along came MegaTokyo and I finally got it.
And don’t you know that animals don’t need calculus? We had to watch them to figure out things like flight, building dams, and the reason honeycombs are so efficient.
We envy them since we appreciate their ability. They do not understand how we control our math, science, technology, so they do not envy it.
Just so you know, the product link is broken, or at least I got a zazzle error message.
try searching 1337 instead of leet which derived from 31337 or eleet (elite) so sandra is talking about her elite calculus skills
leet is Elite its actually written 1337
@ Anterios:
i just do compliting the square
Way to steal the girl from Spirited Away.
…I’m amazed noone has made a ’69’ joke yet.
I don’t understand how everyone made such a big deal about the writer saying “leet” here. It’s for the people who wouldn’t understand why there was just some numbers where an adjective should be. For those of us who know that the term “leet” stems from the usual usage of 1337 gets the point off the bat. So why exactly did the latter group decide to continuously complain?
Aspergian.
I have at least 50% resistance to Hive Mind effects.
In your collective faces, mundies.
The link isn’t working?
Kinda makes you think that it sucks to be just an ordinary human sometimes.
jupreindeer wrote:
Yeah, animals near the bottom of the food chain never have anything to worry about, do they? And humans all work 24/7 without ever taking a break, right?
Even if you worked it out and showed that animals do have significantly more free time, I think a little hard work is a small price to pay for not having to worry about being eaten.
Good thing I’m more evolved than the rest of you then, superhumans don’t have a hive mind because I’m the only one!
i am pretty sure it completely other way arround as if is.