What happens when you divide by zero

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  1. steve2112 macrumors 68040

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    I'm sure lots of folks have seen the "divide by zero" meme somewhere on the internet. Well, 30 years ago yesterday, there was a real-life example of that pic. An oil drilling rig accidently drilled through a salt mine below Lake Peigneur in Louisiana.

    Check out this YouTube video on it. There are longer versions that go more in-depth.

    For those who don't know the meme:
     

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  2. R94N macrumors 68020

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    I think the whole 'divide by zero' thing is like Googling Google.
     
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    Anytime I divide by zero I get taken out of the matrix and the internet speeds suck out there :(
     
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    Oh, you don't want to do that. It'll break the internet!

    Of course, the title of my post also shows what happens when you type on a 5 year old Powerbook with a wonky keyboard.
     
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    Luckily enough you can double click on the title in the forum and you the Thread Starter will be able to edit it without ill effect on the universe.
     
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    I saw a pretty nerdy math rap competition, and one of the people ending with "I'm the only one in here that can divide by zero!" :p

    Oops! :p
     
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