tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post790152841920153810..comments2023-03-20T03:45:56.651-05:00Comments on Computational Complexity: Movie Mistakes- or are they?Lance Fortnowhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06752030912874378610noreply@blogger.comBlogger33125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-40443667099611142682022-07-02T17:01:36.813-05:002022-07-02T17:01:36.813-05:00SCARECROW THEOREM FINALLY SHOWN TO BE CORRECT!
A...SCARECROW THEOREM FINALLY SHOWN TO BE CORRECT! <br />After the Scarecrow got his brains, this is what he actually said: <br /><br />"There is a 3D surface such that the inverse stereographic projection of an isosceles triangle onto this 3-D surface will give projected curve lengths of any two sides of the triangle to be equal to 1. The 3-D surface can also be constructed such that the remaining side will have a projected curve length of 4. Thus, the projected sides will appear in such a way that...<br /><br />...The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side."<br /><br />Unfortunately, most of the Scarecrow's mathematical statement ended up on the cutting room floor. All that is left is the abridged and inaccurate version in the movie. Hollywood had no appreciation of the Scarecrow's mathematical genius.<br />Mikenoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-32147665549550875942022-06-24T12:10:05.935-05:002022-06-24T12:10:05.935-05:00But the Scarecrow was smart. It was he who said, ...But the Scarecrow was smart. It was he who said, "I have an idea how to get in there." The Tin Man cared for Dorothy, needing oil when he was brought to tears thinking about her. And the Cowardly Lion overcame his fears to help rescue Dorothy, and in the book he performed many acts of bravery.Mikehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07839828921684307254noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-51576726108020829132022-01-20T05:06:38.078-06:002022-01-20T05:06:38.078-06:00Look up the gold standard and wizard of Oz some ti...Look up the gold standard and wizard of Oz some time.Dr. Tentakelliebehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05622862593159256723noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-19044030448222979792022-01-20T05:05:21.611-06:002022-01-20T05:05:21.611-06:00Where's my citizens cane clap gif when I need ...Where's my citizens cane clap gif when I need it?Dr. Tentakelliebehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05622862593159256723noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-40951142757805629022022-01-20T05:04:14.577-06:002022-01-20T05:04:14.577-06:00Not necessarily an error. The books were written b...Not necessarily an error. The books were written by an old school, we're talking votes for Lincoln, Republican, who saw the Progressive Party as a mistake, full of idiot farmers who didn't understand that if the new farming techniques increased the yield for all the farmers then the market value of the produce goes down, and which was one of the founding complaints of the founding Progressive Farmers; "I'm getting cheated, I harvest three times as many carrots and I am making half as much!" Those farmers were leaving the Republican Party and join with the Unionists and the Socialists. Te metaphors go on, the Union lobbyists as represented by the Tinman, were seen as heartless unwilling to take the fiscal risk of a business failing but demanding a cut of the profits to "grease" the wheels of government (also read how the tinman slaughters the wolves), then come the socialists [today they'd be called communists] from Europe snarling over getting the rights that, frankly Americans already had, so they were dangerous, made a lot of noise but to the author they seemed to ultimately be cowards. Emerald City is about the switch to green back currency which we're not backed by gold in the same same way previous dollars were. You could no longer exchange dollars for an oz. of gold or silver (the slippers are silver slippers in the book),... anyway you can probably look up the rest.<br /><br />So, the writers may have wanted to keep it clear that the Scarecrow was no smarter the "Wizard of Ounces" was just conning everyone.Dr. Tentakelliebehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05622862593159256723noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-48896886767813835732021-11-26T00:11:40.306-06:002021-11-26T00:11:40.306-06:00Anna, it's not trickery, it's politics, wi...Anna, it's not trickery, it's politics, wizard is a politician. But really they are the same thingsAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-10193718196267430422021-09-20T20:42:50.990-05:002021-09-20T20:42:50.990-05:00You are of course correct, and when I had proof of...You are of course correct, and when I had proof of that I blogged on it:<br /><br />https://blog.computationalcomplexity.org/2017/09/the-scarecrows-math-being-wrong-was.htmlgasarchhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03004932739846901628noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-30573073156490314402021-09-20T19:59:20.202-05:002021-09-20T19:59:20.202-05:00The scarecrow's isosceles triangle equation is...The scarecrow's isosceles triangle equation is deliberately wrong - it's a joke - a gag - he has a diploma but that doesn't make him smart. 21st century brainiacs ain't so smart, neither.Tour Creolehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/10882256215757551262noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-76060532132538545612021-04-07T11:47:44.351-05:002021-04-07T11:47:44.351-05:00Dear anonymous, I know it's been a hundred yea...Dear anonymous, I know it's been a hundred years and nobody cares but still, nobody cares. I don't do math but I do Oz. The scarecrow (again, nobody cares) was supposed to make sense in his statement - that was a script error. The movie actually contains several minor errors, mostly related to items overlooked during final editing. Just like most people I barely care about this, if at all. Paul Khttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09530470625180677691noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-77835661661129701772021-03-26T07:58:21.460-05:002021-03-26T07:58:21.460-05:00...First of all, "IT'S A FANTASY MOVIE, N......First of all, "IT'S A FANTASY MOVIE, NOT REAL LIFE". Second, I have a feeling that the producers were betting that a bunch of computer geeks living in their mothers basement would be arguing about this 75 years later!...Third, case closed, it wasn't REAL.<br />Oyzterboyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/00800131077342009450noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-27833443217134158502020-12-13T23:29:45.062-06:002020-12-13T23:29:45.062-06:00I stay with it's a mistake they let stay. So O...I stay with it's a mistake they let stay. So Oz can't accept they killed the witch. He did sucker the group, which did what he couldn't. But he was trying to make good on the Dorothy angle. Yes he was a bad wiz. Lying to everyone he had tech as advanced as the witches Dad but they wanted a leader so bad they and he couldn't say no. Dorothys supposed to be an orphaned city kid now living a farm girls life And the MGM 1939 movie is all her imaginings while unconscious. She's still the regressed though developing kid she was before she got bonked on the head. The earlier Oz movies put Dorothys origin as Oz Emerald city. She's, like Jesus, taken away from town to save her life. And on first meeting The Good Witch is the only one remembering that. And Dorothy now with regained insight into Oz, can return to Oz in emergencies. Uncle Henry is supposed to know it. But anyway Dot wakes up. Saying there's as much wisdom here as anywhere so why leave. And there you go. Its complicatedDavid Pottyhut-Builderhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/09632073794449187805noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-8669999544954715432020-06-18T10:16:11.863-05:002020-06-18T10:16:11.863-05:00It's years later but I don't want anyone c...It's years later but I don't want anyone coming back and reading this to be misinformed. Andrew and Anonymous at 1:13 AM are wrong.<br /><br />Think about it, 2 multiplied by 0.5 is 1. 2 divided by 0.5 can't possibly have the same result.<br /><br />The error is in the interpretation of the '/' character, which is this case is fraction bar, not a division sign. Fraction bars take precedence over multiplication and division.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-19394652034329837772020-06-18T10:06:15.519-05:002020-06-18T10:06:15.519-05:00Andrew, I know it's a year since you posted in...Andrew, I know it's a year since you posted in a ten year old thread and you'll never read this but you're wrong. 2 divided by 0.5 can't possibly have the same answer as 2 multiplied by 0.5. You're misinterpreting the '/' character as a programmer's division sign when it's clearly intended to be a fraction bar, as evidenced by the use of the actual division sign to distinguish it.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-42218181743463113182020-03-09T17:17:13.464-05:002020-03-09T17:17:13.464-05:00The story is meant to be about gold at the time, s...The story is meant to be about gold at the time, shoes in book were silver, yellow brick wall the gold, witch of the east killed but western world fought on. I can't remember exactly the points but I'm sure someone will enjoy looking up the story and it's underlying story. Anonymoushttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15206880005988341233noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-7577623649661782252019-07-28T18:38:05.195-05:002019-07-28T18:38:05.195-05:00You could, if you started with "1" :-)You could, if you started with "1" :-)Kevin Schwinkendorfhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13349950796306302330noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-57032933685863269982019-06-16T21:10:15.042-05:002019-06-16T21:10:15.042-05:00No, 1. Multiplication and Division are equal prec...No, 1. Multiplication and Division are equal precedence, so without parenthesis, do the terms left to right. 2/1 is equal to 2. 2/2 is equal to 1. Anonymous at 1:13 AM is correct.Andrewhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03273249021008325919noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-19051511819083614022019-05-08T23:23:27.942-05:002019-05-08T23:23:27.942-05:00How to change people's perception of things th...How to change people's perception of things through trickery.Annahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03838991082974156745noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-74296712323372265912019-04-10T17:00:53.418-05:002019-04-10T17:00:53.418-05:00Oh my god. You don’t understand the movie. The eq...Oh my god. You don’t understand the movie. The equation is wrong, because the scarecrow is not smart. People believe he is smart because he now has a diploma. The tin man did not get a heart. He got a ticking clock. But anyone listening to the clock will believe he now has a heart. The lion is still a coward. He got a medal for bravery he did not earn. But anyone who sees he has that medal will assume he is courageous. That’s the whole fucking point of the movieJohn markerhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08811292813154820411noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-55374089209446532982019-02-07T09:24:37.511-06:002019-02-07T09:24:37.511-06:00No, 2 ÷ 1/2 is equal to 4.No, 2 ÷ 1/2 is equal to 4.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-11407743835359353872018-10-16T00:13:22.055-05:002018-10-16T00:13:22.055-05:00No, but 1/2 × 2 is equal to 1 and 2 ÷ 1/2 is equal...No, but 1/2 × 2 is equal to 1 and 2 ÷ 1/2 is equal to 1Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-82154330877919724312018-02-01T02:27:08.669-06:002018-02-01T02:27:08.669-06:00From what I've read, the actor playing the Sca...From what I've read, the actor playing the Scarecrow just wasn't able to remember the Pythagorean Theorem correctly and, after several attempts, the director just went with the one that sounded best. So, it could still have been an error without being in the script.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-3758496188441460342017-01-04T17:31:13.919-06:002017-01-04T17:31:13.919-06:00The simpsons did it: https://www.youtube.com/watch...The simpsons did it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4zqR7GhrqQGarbunklehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/11164345728714720283noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-72046257772189882812016-12-01T09:18:15.518-06:002016-12-01T09:18:15.518-06:00TL;DR: That's a right triangle you idiot!TL;DR: That's a right triangle you idiot!Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-82122856294356788242016-09-05T20:08:42.895-05:002016-09-05T20:08:42.895-05:00And from the first post I read in 2009 to the late...And from the first post I read in 2009 to the latest in 2015 it only took us 6 years to figure out the mistake was intentional! jjhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/10098009905495978303noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3722233.post-32359353628925614942015-02-21T09:07:40.513-06:002015-02-21T09:07:40.513-06:00I was watching the audio commentary for the Wizard...I was watching the audio commentary for the Wizard of Oz and apparently the Scarecrow's mistake was intentional on the writers' behalf. It was an joke that he would say something that sounded smart on the surface, but showed that the wizard hadn't actually done anything to improve his intelligence (because he still got the math wrong).Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com