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In Mathematics, ‘trivial’ has both a social meaning and a technical meaning. The social meaning is ‘easy’, and the technical meaning is ‘not reducible’. For example, the Pythagorean triple 3-4-5 might be considered trivial in the sense of ‘easy’, but it is nontrivial in the sense that it is not reducible to a set of smaller positive integers, unlike, say, the Pythagorean triple 6-8-10, whose status as a Pythagorean triple can be ascribed to the fact that multiplying the members of a Pythagorean triple by the same number results in another Pythagorean triple. Therefore, given that 3-4-5 is a Pythagorean triple, it automatically follows that (2×3)-(2×4)-(2×5), in other words, 6-8-10, is a Pythagorean triple.
keywords: Mathematics, phraseology


1. including the utmost case
2. excluding the customary case
e.g., ‘beyond friendly’ can mean ‘as friendly as can possibly be’ or ‘not friendly’
keywords: Linguistics, Language Arts, words

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Germany could probably have negotiated a better end to WW2 than unconditional surrender if they had simply switched their soldiers’ uniform to that of the American Confederacy.
keywords: what-if, history, outcome


Why the South lost the American Civil War: They neglected to write a Declaration of Independence first.
keywords: politics, sardonic comments

node-response curve

y = a/x; your rank = 1/a; x is the size of the node and y is the amount of time you need in order to choose the best branch from the node;
keywords: life, General Systems Theory, processes