Triangular wheels

Heard on the RE’07 conference, regarding the problems of blindingly adopting a set of metrics and trying to optimize them:

“Triangular wheels, then, are a great improvement over rectangular wheels –they significantly reduce the number of bumps you get.”


About Jorge Aranda

I'm currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the SEGAL and CHISEL labs in the Department of Computer Science of the University of Victoria.
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2 Responses to Triangular wheels

  1. WEM says:

    WFT? What are you talking about?

    • answermanhelp says:

      square wheels can roll smoothly on a series of inverted catenaries (just google “square wheels”), however, a triangular wheel will get “stuck”: while rolling over one catenary it bumps into the next. therefore, it will not roll at all, which means there can’t be any bumps. Consider it a geek joke.

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