The About page of the “Ask a Mathematician / Ask a Physicist” site has a great FAQ answer that reads like a joke:
Q: how long on average does it take to answer an email?
Mathematician: Some questions we have been asked will never be answered. Hence, if the universe lasts forever, the average time to answer questions will inevitably be infinity.
Physicist: Usually a couple days.
Old sysadmins know that the answer is “about 500 miles”.
Chuck McKenzie That’s one of my favorite sysadmin detective stories. http://www.ibiblio.org/harris/500milemail.html
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