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|White: "Truck Nuts for Everyone" was on the top of the list of that forum.|
Spolsky: Truck Nuts?
White: Truck Nuts. Uhh...You're not familiar with Truck Nuts, Joel? They don't have many of those in New York, I imagine. Um...
Spolsky: Ok, I'm so out of it. I only just found out about that puppy cam last night. That's how behind I am. What is a...what are truck nuts?
White: Uhh...they are die-cast brass...balls for your truck.
Jeff: Oh, I've seen those.
Spolsky: We don't even have trucks in New York City, so...
Spolsky: OK, I see why you got in trouble here. First of all they are amenable - there are often shortcuts that get you what may not be the best answer but you get something that is pretty darn good.
Jeff: Right, right, but again, with the computer you're typically used to getting the best possible answer. The computer gives you -- there's nothing in Excel which gives me a formula which is kind of correct - it's always correct, right? You're doing math so computers are math made circuitry. So I think that's the intriguing thing to me about them.