Can you solve mystery maths equations on Boscombe wall?

Can you solve graffiti maths equation on Boscombe wall?

Can you solve graffiti maths equation on Boscombe wall?

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BAFFLED Boscombe residents are puzzled by a piece of graffiti in Boscombe Crescent which shows an advanced maths equation.

The piece of wall art has caused speculation in the area and the Daily Echo is appealing for help from readers to try and solve the problem.

To see a larger version of the image above, click here.

Maths teacher Owen Elton has written a blog post in response to this story. You can read it here.

Jonathan Crozier, who sent in the photograph, said the graffiti has not been removed or defaced for at least a week.

He said: “Earlier today, when I checked, it had still not been defaced - suggesting that even the local yobs can see the exceptional merit in it. My suspicion is that a mathematics graduate must have done it.”

The councillor for Boscombe West, Chris Wakefield said: “It’s an interesting equation, but I’m not a chemist or a mathematician. If someone would like to come forward and tell us what it means then I would be intrigued.

“The question is, do people think this is wall art or graffiti? It’s quite an interesting debate.

“We have had some problems with politically motivated and offensive graffiti in the surrounding area.”

Boscombe Crescent is currently undergoing a phase of improvements to try and encourage more residents and visitors to use the park as a safe and attractive public open space.

Holly Crosby, a maths graduate from Bournemouth said: “This is clearly a very advanced equation and I would like to have a go at cracking it.”

If you think you can decipher this complicated brainteaser then send your answer to: Jennifer.awford@bournemouthecho.co.uk or comment below.

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2:38pm Wed 3 Jul 13

funkyferret says...

42
(It's the answer to everything)
42 (It's the answer to everything) funkyferret
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2:51pm Wed 3 Jul 13

speedy231278 says...

Doesn't it say "=no vacancies" at the bottom corner? My guess is that it's not actually any sort of equation whatsoever, but a dig at the face the building behind appears to be derelict and could instead be occupied (although who would want to live in such an area anyway?). I suspect it's similar to Ronnie Barker's infamous hieroglyphics sketch....
Doesn't it say "=no vacancies" at the bottom corner? My guess is that it's not actually any sort of equation whatsoever, but a dig at the face the building behind appears to be derelict and could instead be occupied (although who would want to live in such an area anyway?). I suspect it's similar to Ronnie Barker's infamous hieroglyphics sketch.... speedy231278
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3:16pm Wed 3 Jul 13

scrumpyjack says...

funkyferret wrote:
42
(It's the answer to everything)
**** I made it 42 as well.
[quote][p][bold]funkyferret[/bold] wrote: 42 (It's the answer to everything)[/p][/quote]**** I made it 42 as well. scrumpyjack
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3:18pm Wed 3 Jul 13

casualtyofchocolate says...

Shame on the Echo for publishing an April Fool in July!
Shame on the Echo for publishing an April Fool in July! casualtyofchocolate
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3:19pm Wed 3 Jul 13

GreyBeardLoon says...

Looks like gibberish based on the use of Sigma (Σ). This is usually used to denote summing over a range (think Excel spreadsheets). So Σ squared doesn't mean much.
Looks like gibberish based on the use of Sigma (Σ). This is usually used to denote summing over a range (think Excel spreadsheets). So Σ squared doesn't mean much. GreyBeardLoon
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3:34pm Wed 3 Jul 13

Cruiser89 says...

It reads...

"Whilst you were trying to work this out... I stole your wallet. Thanks and have a nice day"
It reads... "Whilst you were trying to work this out... I stole your wallet. Thanks and have a nice day" Cruiser89
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3:38pm Wed 3 Jul 13

HiGene says...

That quote by the "maths graduate" is nonsense because it's not "an equation".

It looks like some stuff from a book on algebraic topology or algebraic geometry.

It's a bunch of equations and identities, but it's not clear what order they're in or what is being calculated. Without context, it's just a nice piece of art.
That quote by the "maths graduate" is nonsense because it's not "an equation". It looks like some stuff from a book on algebraic topology or algebraic geometry. It's a bunch of equations and identities, but it's not clear what order they're in or what is being calculated. Without context, it's just a nice piece of art. HiGene
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3:39pm Wed 3 Jul 13

muscliffman says...

You say "Baffled Boscombe residents are puzzled..."

Yes, but this is not news it's a local lifestyle!
You say "Baffled Boscombe residents are puzzled..." Yes, but this is not news it's a local lifestyle! muscliffman
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3:59pm Wed 3 Jul 13

BoscVegas says...

speedy231278 wrote:
Doesn't it say "=no vacancies" at the bottom corner? My guess is that it's not actually any sort of equation whatsoever, but a dig at the face the building behind appears to be derelict and could instead be occupied (although who would want to live in such an area anyway?). I suspect it's similar to Ronnie Barker's infamous hieroglyphics sketch....
it could also be someone's attempt at economics with the "= no vacancies" meaning that there are no jobs.

or it could be meaningless bit of trolling. which deserves a congrats as they have got it in the local rag.
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Doesn't it say "=no vacancies" at the bottom corner? My guess is that it's not actually any sort of equation whatsoever, but a dig at the face the building behind appears to be derelict and could instead be occupied (although who would want to live in such an area anyway?). I suspect it's similar to Ronnie Barker's infamous hieroglyphics sketch....[/p][/quote]it could also be someone's attempt at economics with the "= no vacancies" meaning that there are no jobs. or it could be meaningless bit of trolling. which deserves a congrats as they have got it in the local rag. BoscVegas
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4:10pm Wed 3 Jul 13

Bob49 says...

It's ancient wall writings

known to experts as Giro glyphics
It's ancient wall writings known to experts as Giro glyphics Bob49
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4:20pm Wed 3 Jul 13

brainy ollie says...

It states the world is going to end next month, so you might as well buy a REAL Madrid ticket.
It states the world is going to end next month, so you might as well buy a REAL Madrid ticket. brainy ollie
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4:25pm Wed 3 Jul 13

homerjsimpson1979 says...

To be fair you could put 2+2= ?? to baffle the local Boscombe residents!!
To be fair you could put 2+2= ?? to baffle the local Boscombe residents!! homerjsimpson1979
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4:28pm Wed 3 Jul 13

rozmister says...

speedy231278 wrote:
Doesn't it say "=no vacancies" at the bottom corner? My guess is that it's not actually any sort of equation whatsoever, but a dig at the face the building behind appears to be derelict and could instead be occupied (although who would want to live in such an area anyway?). I suspect it's similar to Ronnie Barker's infamous hieroglyphics sketch....
I wanted to move into one of these flats when they were finished but unfortunately after about 20 months of waiting for them to be finished we moved to another new build about 5 minutes down the road.

I used to live on the next road over from the Crescent but we moved to a smaller property down the road. Was very happy there for 2 1/2 years!
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Doesn't it say "=no vacancies" at the bottom corner? My guess is that it's not actually any sort of equation whatsoever, but a dig at the face the building behind appears to be derelict and could instead be occupied (although who would want to live in such an area anyway?). I suspect it's similar to Ronnie Barker's infamous hieroglyphics sketch....[/p][/quote]I wanted to move into one of these flats when they were finished but unfortunately after about 20 months of waiting for them to be finished we moved to another new build about 5 minutes down the road. I used to live on the next road over from the Crescent but we moved to a smaller property down the road. Was very happy there for 2 1/2 years! rozmister
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4:40pm Wed 3 Jul 13

Lord Spring says...

Bob49 wrote:
It's ancient wall writings

known to experts as Giro glyphics
Definitely ancient that hoarding was put up before Tregonwell came to Bournemoiuth well it seems that long
[quote][p][bold]Bob49[/bold] wrote: It's ancient wall writings known to experts as Giro glyphics[/p][/quote]Definitely ancient that hoarding was put up before Tregonwell came to Bournemoiuth well it seems that long Lord Spring
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4:45pm Wed 3 Jul 13

ali8 says...

rozmister wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
Doesn't it say "=no vacancies" at the bottom corner? My guess is that it's not actually any sort of equation whatsoever, but a dig at the face the building behind appears to be derelict and could instead be occupied (although who would want to live in such an area anyway?). I suspect it's similar to Ronnie Barker's infamous hieroglyphics sketch....
I wanted to move into one of these flats when they were finished but unfortunately after about 20 months of waiting for them to be finished we moved to another new build about 5 minutes down the road.

I used to live on the next road over from the Crescent but we moved to a smaller property down the road. Was very happy there for 2 1/2 years!
So ?
[quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Doesn't it say "=no vacancies" at the bottom corner? My guess is that it's not actually any sort of equation whatsoever, but a dig at the face the building behind appears to be derelict and could instead be occupied (although who would want to live in such an area anyway?). I suspect it's similar to Ronnie Barker's infamous hieroglyphics sketch....[/p][/quote]I wanted to move into one of these flats when they were finished but unfortunately after about 20 months of waiting for them to be finished we moved to another new build about 5 minutes down the road. I used to live on the next road over from the Crescent but we moved to a smaller property down the road. Was very happy there for 2 1/2 years![/p][/quote]So ? ali8
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4:45pm Wed 3 Jul 13

Gary Sherborne says...

Cllr Wakefield says " Boscombe Crescent is currently undergoing a phase of improvements to try and encourage more residents and visitors to use the park as a safe and attractive public open space"
Could he tell us when this next phase will take place and what can we expect?
Cllr Wakefield says " Boscombe Crescent is currently undergoing a phase of improvements to try and encourage more residents and visitors to use the park as a safe and attractive public open space" Could he tell us when this next phase will take place and what can we expect? Gary Sherborne
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4:48pm Wed 3 Jul 13

Gary Sherborne says...

the derelict building behind the boards which is such a blight on the Crescent, is owned by some people who now live in Poland. as far as i can determine, the council has done nothing to encourage its restoration or demolition. Why? .
the derelict building behind the boards which is such a blight on the Crescent, is owned by some people who now live in Poland. as far as i can determine, the council has done nothing to encourage its restoration or demolition. Why? . Gary Sherborne
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4:51pm Wed 3 Jul 13

Derf says...

It's the recipe for crystal meth
It's the recipe for crystal meth Derf
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4:51pm Wed 3 Jul 13

rozmister says...

ali8 wrote:
rozmister wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
Doesn't it say "=no vacancies" at the bottom corner? My guess is that it's not actually any sort of equation whatsoever, but a dig at the face the building behind appears to be derelict and could instead be occupied (although who would want to live in such an area anyway?). I suspect it's similar to Ronnie Barker's infamous hieroglyphics sketch....
I wanted to move into one of these flats when they were finished but unfortunately after about 20 months of waiting for them to be finished we moved to another new build about 5 minutes down the road.

I used to live on the next road over from the Crescent but we moved to a smaller property down the road. Was very happy there for 2 1/2 years!
So ?
You put the normal cliche "Who would want to live in such an area anyway" - the answer is plenty of people who aren't snobs.
[quote][p][bold]ali8[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Doesn't it say "=no vacancies" at the bottom corner? My guess is that it's not actually any sort of equation whatsoever, but a dig at the face the building behind appears to be derelict and could instead be occupied (although who would want to live in such an area anyway?). I suspect it's similar to Ronnie Barker's infamous hieroglyphics sketch....[/p][/quote]I wanted to move into one of these flats when they were finished but unfortunately after about 20 months of waiting for them to be finished we moved to another new build about 5 minutes down the road. I used to live on the next road over from the Crescent but we moved to a smaller property down the road. Was very happy there for 2 1/2 years![/p][/quote]So ?[/p][/quote]You put the normal cliche "Who would want to live in such an area anyway" - the answer is plenty of people who aren't snobs. rozmister
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4:51pm Wed 3 Jul 13

simcal says...

Gary Sherborne wrote:
Cllr Wakefield says " Boscombe Crescent is currently undergoing a phase of improvements to try and encourage more residents and visitors to use the park as a safe and attractive public open space"
Could he tell us when this next phase will take place and what can we expect?
They want to encourage people to use the park but they took the seats away. Now that's some clever thinking!
[quote][p][bold]Gary Sherborne[/bold] wrote: Cllr Wakefield says " Boscombe Crescent is currently undergoing a phase of improvements to try and encourage more residents and visitors to use the park as a safe and attractive public open space" Could he tell us when this next phase will take place and what can we expect?[/p][/quote]They want to encourage people to use the park but they took the seats away. Now that's some clever thinking! simcal
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4:55pm Wed 3 Jul 13

TinyLegacy says...

funkyferret wrote:
42
(It's the answer to everything)
DAMNIT. I got 41. Back to the beginning...
[quote][p][bold]funkyferret[/bold] wrote: 42 (It's the answer to everything)[/p][/quote]DAMNIT. I got 41. Back to the beginning... TinyLegacy
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5:00pm Wed 3 Jul 13

Roger West Ate My Hamster says...

The councillor for Boscombe West, Chris Wakefield said: “It’s an interesting equation, but I’m not a chemist or a mathematician.No, your a pratt !
The councillor for Boscombe West, Chris Wakefield said: “It’s an interesting equation, but I’m not a chemist or a mathematician.No, your a pratt ! Roger West Ate My Hamster
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5:01pm Wed 3 Jul 13

rozmister says...

simcal wrote:
Gary Sherborne wrote:
Cllr Wakefield says " Boscombe Crescent is currently undergoing a phase of improvements to try and encourage more residents and visitors to use the park as a safe and attractive public open space"
Could he tell us when this next phase will take place and what can we expect?
They want to encourage people to use the park but they took the seats away. Now that's some clever thinking!
I think they took the seats away because people who wanted to use them never got a look in because they were being used by people drinking tinnies.
[quote][p][bold]simcal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gary Sherborne[/bold] wrote: Cllr Wakefield says " Boscombe Crescent is currently undergoing a phase of improvements to try and encourage more residents and visitors to use the park as a safe and attractive public open space" Could he tell us when this next phase will take place and what can we expect?[/p][/quote]They want to encourage people to use the park but they took the seats away. Now that's some clever thinking![/p][/quote]I think they took the seats away because people who wanted to use them never got a look in because they were being used by people drinking tinnies. rozmister
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5:01pm Wed 3 Jul 13

Gary Sherborne says...

The last council parks officer who developed the "make-over" for the crescent has moved on and now works in London. Like he really cared about what people want.
The last council parks officer who developed the "make-over" for the crescent has moved on and now works in London. Like he really cared about what people want. Gary Sherborne
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5:10pm Wed 3 Jul 13

ali8 says...

rozmister wrote:
ali8 wrote:
rozmister wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
Doesn't it say "=no vacancies" at the bottom corner? My guess is that it's not actually any sort of equation whatsoever, but a dig at the face the building behind appears to be derelict and could instead be occupied (although who would want to live in such an area anyway?). I suspect it's similar to Ronnie Barker's infamous hieroglyphics sketch....
I wanted to move into one of these flats when they were finished but unfortunately after about 20 months of waiting for them to be finished we moved to another new build about 5 minutes down the road.

I used to live on the next road over from the Crescent but we moved to a smaller property down the road. Was very happy there for 2 1/2 years!
So ?
You put the normal cliche "Who would want to live in such an area anyway" - the answer is plenty of people who aren't snobs.
But I didn't put in any cliché about not wanting to live there, nor has anyone else at this time of writing I think. I suggest you keep your responses/insults ('snobs') in your head until the appropriate comment comes up (if it does) rather than trying to make it up.
[quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ali8[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Doesn't it say "=no vacancies" at the bottom corner? My guess is that it's not actually any sort of equation whatsoever, but a dig at the face the building behind appears to be derelict and could instead be occupied (although who would want to live in such an area anyway?). I suspect it's similar to Ronnie Barker's infamous hieroglyphics sketch....[/p][/quote]I wanted to move into one of these flats when they were finished but unfortunately after about 20 months of waiting for them to be finished we moved to another new build about 5 minutes down the road. I used to live on the next road over from the Crescent but we moved to a smaller property down the road. Was very happy there for 2 1/2 years![/p][/quote]So ?[/p][/quote]You put the normal cliche "Who would want to live in such an area anyway" - the answer is plenty of people who aren't snobs.[/p][/quote]But I didn't put in any cliché about not wanting to live there, nor has anyone else at this time of writing I think. I suggest you keep your responses/insults ('snobs') in your head until the appropriate comment comes up (if it does) rather than trying to make it up. ali8
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5:14pm Wed 3 Jul 13

Bob49 says...

"I think they took the seats away because people who wanted to use them never got a look in because they were being used by people drinking tinnies."



so now the seats have been taken away they do get a look in ?

Meanwhile in the real world this was yet another total waste of money, unless it was like Boscombe Seafront where yellow lines were stuck everywhere to keep folk away (it worked).

As the £55,000 spent has certainly kept everyone away - and it looks an absolute eyesore .
"I think they took the seats away because people who wanted to use them never got a look in because they were being used by people drinking tinnies." so now the seats have been taken away they do get a look in ? Meanwhile in the real world this was yet another total waste of money, unless it was like Boscombe Seafront where yellow lines were stuck everywhere to keep folk away (it worked). As the £55,000 spent has certainly kept everyone away - and it looks an absolute eyesore . Bob49
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5:16pm Wed 3 Jul 13

BIGTONE says...

It's definitely a housing benefit equation to work out how much they can fleece.
Note the upward arrows indicating a rent increase.
It's definitely a housing benefit equation to work out how much they can fleece. Note the upward arrows indicating a rent increase. BIGTONE
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5:18pm Wed 3 Jul 13

bournenbred says...

Holly Crosby, a maths graduate from Bournemouth said: “This is clearly a very advanced equation and I would like to have a go at cracking it.”

I hope we didn't have to pay for your education !

you+me=1 square'd ?
in Boscombe ??

God help us !!!
Holly Crosby, a maths graduate from Bournemouth said: “This is clearly a very advanced equation and I would like to have a go at cracking it.” I hope we didn't have to pay for your education ! you+me=1 square'd ? in Boscombe ?? God help us !!! bournenbred
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5:24pm Wed 3 Jul 13

madras says...

Whatever it is, it all adds up to 'no vacancies'...
Whatever it is, it all adds up to 'no vacancies'... madras
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5:39pm Wed 3 Jul 13

spooki says...

It's probably someone who went to university, got a degree and now can't find a decent job, so they're fiddling about, wasting time writing stuff like that in Boscombe.

I hope it's a formulae for making cornflour jump about on a speaker, that's great fun and not at all a waste of time.
It's probably someone who went to university, got a degree and now can't find a decent job, so they're fiddling about, wasting time writing stuff like that in Boscombe. I hope it's a formulae for making cornflour jump about on a speaker, that's great fun and not at all a waste of time. spooki
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5:59pm Wed 3 Jul 13

PabloEstrella says...

ali8 wrote:
rozmister wrote:
ali8 wrote:
rozmister wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
Doesn't it say "=no vacancies" at the bottom corner? My guess is that it's not actually any sort of equation whatsoever, but a dig at the face the building behind appears to be derelict and could instead be occupied (although who would want to live in such an area anyway?). I suspect it's similar to Ronnie Barker's infamous hieroglyphics sketch....
I wanted to move into one of these flats when they were finished but unfortunately after about 20 months of waiting for them to be finished we moved to another new build about 5 minutes down the road.

I used to live on the next road over from the Crescent but we moved to a smaller property down the road. Was very happy there for 2 1/2 years!
So ?
You put the normal cliche "Who would want to live in such an area anyway" - the answer is plenty of people who aren't snobs.
But I didn't put in any cliché about not wanting to live there, nor has anyone else at this time of writing I think. I suggest you keep your responses/insults ('snobs') in your head until the appropriate comment comes up (if it does) rather than trying to make it up.
Ali8, Rozmister was quoting speedy231278 who commented ''(although who would want to live in such an area anyway?)'' see above...
I think someone owes Ali8 an apology (aside from Speedy231278 that is!)
[quote][p][bold]ali8[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ali8[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Doesn't it say "=no vacancies" at the bottom corner? My guess is that it's not actually any sort of equation whatsoever, but a dig at the face the building behind appears to be derelict and could instead be occupied (although who would want to live in such an area anyway?). I suspect it's similar to Ronnie Barker's infamous hieroglyphics sketch....[/p][/quote]I wanted to move into one of these flats when they were finished but unfortunately after about 20 months of waiting for them to be finished we moved to another new build about 5 minutes down the road. I used to live on the next road over from the Crescent but we moved to a smaller property down the road. Was very happy there for 2 1/2 years![/p][/quote]So ?[/p][/quote]You put the normal cliche "Who would want to live in such an area anyway" - the answer is plenty of people who aren't snobs.[/p][/quote]But I didn't put in any cliché about not wanting to live there, nor has anyone else at this time of writing I think. I suggest you keep your responses/insults ('snobs') in your head until the appropriate comment comes up (if it does) rather than trying to make it up.[/p][/quote]Ali8, Rozmister was quoting speedy231278 who commented ''(although who would want to live in such an area anyway?)'' see above... I think someone owes Ali8 an apology (aside from Speedy231278 that is!) PabloEstrella
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6:02pm Wed 3 Jul 13

Seafrontpatroller says...

It's the equation that councillors used to define success of the IMAX and surf reef.......
It's the equation that councillors used to define success of the IMAX and surf reef....... Seafrontpatroller
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6:29pm Wed 3 Jul 13

TWERLY says...

Your ALL wrong ! It is the calculation used to create the Boscombe Surf Reef !!!
Your ALL wrong ! It is the calculation used to create the Boscombe Surf Reef !!! TWERLY
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7:01pm Wed 3 Jul 13

BournemouthMum says...

This isn't even a maths equation!!! Why is this even news? It's just a load of **** that some idiot has written on a wall!
This isn't even a maths equation!!! Why is this even news? It's just a load of **** that some idiot has written on a wall! BournemouthMum
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8:06pm Wed 3 Jul 13

elite50 says...

Wall art?
No just some mindless vandal with too much time on their hands!
Wall art? No just some mindless vandal with too much time on their hands! elite50
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8:10pm Wed 3 Jul 13

rozmister says...

ali8 wrote:
rozmister wrote:
ali8 wrote:
rozmister wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
Doesn't it say "=no vacancies" at the bottom corner? My guess is that it's not actually any sort of equation whatsoever, but a dig at the face the building behind appears to be derelict and could instead be occupied (although who would want to live in such an area anyway?). I suspect it's similar to Ronnie Barker's infamous hieroglyphics sketch....
I wanted to move into one of these flats when they were finished but unfortunately after about 20 months of waiting for them to be finished we moved to another new build about 5 minutes down the road.

I used to live on the next road over from the Crescent but we moved to a smaller property down the road. Was very happy there for 2 1/2 years!
So ?
You put the normal cliche "Who would want to live in such an area anyway" - the answer is plenty of people who aren't snobs.
But I didn't put in any cliché about not wanting to live there, nor has anyone else at this time of writing I think. I suggest you keep your responses/insults ('snobs') in your head until the appropriate comment comes up (if it does) rather than trying to make it up.
If you look at the original post I quoted in my first post it says exactly what I said - "Who would want to live in such an area anyway". I thought it was you that said it but when I look again it wasn't so I'm sorry about that but the original post I quoted when I responded did say that and I stand by the fact it's the normal cliche about Boscombe and it's snobbery.
[quote][p][bold]ali8[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ali8[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Doesn't it say "=no vacancies" at the bottom corner? My guess is that it's not actually any sort of equation whatsoever, but a dig at the face the building behind appears to be derelict and could instead be occupied (although who would want to live in such an area anyway?). I suspect it's similar to Ronnie Barker's infamous hieroglyphics sketch....[/p][/quote]I wanted to move into one of these flats when they were finished but unfortunately after about 20 months of waiting for them to be finished we moved to another new build about 5 minutes down the road. I used to live on the next road over from the Crescent but we moved to a smaller property down the road. Was very happy there for 2 1/2 years![/p][/quote]So ?[/p][/quote]You put the normal cliche "Who would want to live in such an area anyway" - the answer is plenty of people who aren't snobs.[/p][/quote]But I didn't put in any cliché about not wanting to live there, nor has anyone else at this time of writing I think. I suggest you keep your responses/insults ('snobs') in your head until the appropriate comment comes up (if it does) rather than trying to make it up.[/p][/quote]If you look at the original post I quoted in my first post it says exactly what I said - "Who would want to live in such an area anyway". I thought it was you that said it but when I look again it wasn't so I'm sorry about that but the original post I quoted when I responded did say that and I stand by the fact it's the normal cliche about Boscombe and it's snobbery. rozmister
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8:56pm Wed 3 Jul 13

Bournefre says...

It was the janitor.
It was the janitor. Bournefre
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8:58pm Wed 3 Jul 13

The Liberal says...

Looks like a load of old calculus to me.
Looks like a load of old calculus to me. The Liberal
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9:15pm Wed 3 Jul 13

sussexcherry says...

Is it Eddie Mitchell's last set of accounts!!!
Is it Eddie Mitchell's last set of accounts!!! sussexcherry
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9:17pm Wed 3 Jul 13

baron hardup says...

It's the formulae they used to create the lossless trouble free version of the Twin Sails Bridge.They couldn't fathom it out though hence all the problems.
It's the formulae they used to create the lossless trouble free version of the Twin Sails Bridge.They couldn't fathom it out though hence all the problems. baron hardup
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9:36pm Wed 3 Jul 13

mgibbs says...

The equation appears to be a formula to predict the way an object moves through a medium. The use of sigma, and sigma squared as a standard deviation and variance would take into account any deviation from the expected data caused by random, unpredictable anomalies.
The equation appears to be a formula to predict the way an object moves through a medium. The use of sigma, and sigma squared as a standard deviation and variance would take into account any deviation from the expected data caused by random, unpredictable anomalies. mgibbs
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9:42pm Wed 3 Jul 13

DUCKFEEDER says...

Having a quick look at it, it is not a formula but just random math equations scribbled on a wall,on the other hand it could be the formula of how to keep a woman happy???
Having a quick look at it, it is not a formula but just random math equations scribbled on a wall,on the other hand it could be the formula of how to keep a woman happy??? DUCKFEEDER
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9:42pm Wed 3 Jul 13

DUCKFEEDER says...

Having a quick look at it, it is not a formula but just random math equations scribbled on a wall,on the other hand it could be the formula of how to keep a woman happy???
Having a quick look at it, it is not a formula but just random math equations scribbled on a wall,on the other hand it could be the formula of how to keep a woman happy??? DUCKFEEDER
  • Score: 0

9:48pm Wed 3 Jul 13

GAHmusic says...

Is it wingdings?
Is it wingdings? GAHmusic
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11:04pm Wed 3 Jul 13

Bob49 says...

"random math equations"

I think you mean maths

as in mathematics
"random math equations" I think you mean maths as in mathematics Bob49
  • Score: 1

11:12pm Wed 3 Jul 13

UrbanCrab says...

Its something to do with lack of planning permission granted leads to lovely building being allowed to rot being screened by boarding upon which interesting graffiti is being painted on a pre-blacked out board. A similar equation was used at the cliff end hotel, and a slightly modified version was used at the david lloyd site.
Its something to do with lack of planning permission granted leads to lovely building being allowed to rot being screened by boarding upon which interesting graffiti is being painted on a pre-blacked out board. A similar equation was used at the cliff end hotel, and a slightly modified version was used at the david lloyd site. UrbanCrab
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11:34pm Wed 3 Jul 13

Blob01 says...

Its a secret recipe to cook up a batch of Crack Cocaine or something similar I should imagine.
Its a secret recipe to cook up a batch of Crack Cocaine or something similar I should imagine. Blob01
  • Score: 0

11:42pm Wed 3 Jul 13

scrumpyjack says...

Bournefre wrote:
It was the janitor.
How do you like them apples?
[quote][p][bold]Bournefre[/bold] wrote: It was the janitor.[/p][/quote]How do you like them apples? scrumpyjack
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11:53pm Wed 3 Jul 13

grumpy om says...

Gary Sherborne wrote:
the derelict building behind the boards which is such a blight on the Crescent, is owned by some people who now live in Poland. as far as i can determine, the council has done nothing to encourage its restoration or demolition. Why? .
you mean there are still people living in poland !
[quote][p][bold]Gary Sherborne[/bold] wrote: the derelict building behind the boards which is such a blight on the Crescent, is owned by some people who now live in Poland. as far as i can determine, the council has done nothing to encourage its restoration or demolition. Why? .[/p][/quote]you mean there are still people living in poland ! grumpy om
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7:16am Thu 4 Jul 13

DUCKFEEDER says...

Bob49 wrote:
"random math equations"

I think you mean maths

as in mathematics
depends what country you are from Bob49
[quote][p][bold]Bob49[/bold] wrote: "random math equations" I think you mean maths as in mathematics[/p][/quote]depends what country you are from Bob49 DUCKFEEDER
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7:25am Thu 4 Jul 13

EGHH says...

Where is Carol Vorderman or Prof Brian Cox when we need them ;)
Where is Carol Vorderman or Prof Brian Cox when we need them ;) EGHH
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7:42am Thu 4 Jul 13

ben111 says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
funkyferret wrote:
42
(It's the answer to everything)
**** I made it 42 as well.
YES but what is the question
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]funkyferret[/bold] wrote: 42 (It's the answer to everything)[/p][/quote]**** I made it 42 as well.[/p][/quote]YES but what is the question ben111
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8:01am Thu 4 Jul 13

TWERLY says...

TWERLY wrote:
Your ALL wrong ! It is the calculation used to create the Boscombe Surf Reef !!!
Ooooops sorry Even I got it wrong - it is the calculation used by the petroleum company's to determine today's price for petrol and diesel. Note there is no reference though to whether they use per litre, per pint, per gallon or per barrel !
[quote][p][bold]TWERLY[/bold] wrote: Your ALL wrong ! It is the calculation used to create the Boscombe Surf Reef !!![/p][/quote]Ooooops sorry Even I got it wrong - it is the calculation used by the petroleum company's to determine today's price for petrol and diesel. Note there is no reference though to whether they use per litre, per pint, per gallon or per barrel ! TWERLY
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8:04am Thu 4 Jul 13

AdelaidePete says...

The question is: what is the meaning of life, the universe and everything. Where have you been ?
The question is: what is the meaning of life, the universe and everything. Where have you been ? AdelaidePete
  • Score: 0

8:13am Thu 4 Jul 13

spooki says...

UrbanCrab wrote:
Its something to do with lack of planning permission granted leads to lovely building being allowed to rot being screened by boarding upon which interesting graffiti is being painted on a pre-blacked out board. A similar equation was used at the cliff end hotel, and a slightly modified version was used at the david lloyd site.
Yes! Although by now we should have seen that in a lot more places.
[quote][p][bold]UrbanCrab[/bold] wrote: Its something to do with lack of planning permission granted leads to lovely building being allowed to rot being screened by boarding upon which interesting graffiti is being painted on a pre-blacked out board. A similar equation was used at the cliff end hotel, and a slightly modified version was used at the david lloyd site.[/p][/quote]Yes! Although by now we should have seen that in a lot more places. spooki
  • Score: 0

8:55am Thu 4 Jul 13

Tripod says...

It's Nigel Farage's last tax return, right down the "No Vacancies" at the end.
It's Nigel Farage's last tax return, right down the "No Vacancies" at the end. Tripod
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10:03am Thu 4 Jul 13

The Liberal says...

mgibbs wrote:
The equation appears to be a formula to predict the way an object moves through a medium. The use of sigma, and sigma squared as a standard deviation and variance would take into account any deviation from the expected data caused by random, unpredictable anomalies.
Ballistics maybe? It is Boscombe after all.
[quote][p][bold]mgibbs[/bold] wrote: The equation appears to be a formula to predict the way an object moves through a medium. The use of sigma, and sigma squared as a standard deviation and variance would take into account any deviation from the expected data caused by random, unpredictable anomalies.[/p][/quote]Ballistics maybe? It is Boscombe after all. The Liberal
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10:11am Thu 4 Jul 13

Phixer says...

If in doubt choose answer 'B'.
If in doubt choose answer 'B'. Phixer
  • Score: 0

11:58am Thu 4 Jul 13

EStaffs90 says...

Q - Can you solve mystery maths equation on Boscombe wall?

A - No.
Q - Can you solve mystery maths equation on Boscombe wall? A - No. EStaffs90
  • Score: 0

7:10pm Thu 4 Jul 13

losttimetraveller says...

This looks to be an attempt at inter-dimensional membrane penetration energy level requirements requirements. There are errors.
This looks to be an attempt at inter-dimensional membrane penetration energy level requirements requirements. There are errors. losttimetraveller
  • Score: 0

10:11pm Thu 4 Jul 13

wakeupsheeples says...

U+ME=1^2 "you and me = more than the sum of our parts" (X^2-Y^2) dx+(XY^2)+dy=0 "without each other we are nothing" also.. for public information the last comment posted on this huge board in boscombe was "the rich pi** on us whilst the media tell us its raining" just irony how they didn't publish that one! LOL
U+ME=1^2 "you and me = more than the sum of our parts" (X^2-Y^2) dx+(XY^2)+dy=0 "without each other we are nothing" also.. for public information the last comment posted on this huge board in boscombe was "the rich pi** on us whilst the media tell us its raining" just irony how they didn't publish that one! LOL wakeupsheeples
  • Score: 0

10:59pm Thu 4 Jul 13

ppn says...

As a Boscombe resident I quite enjoy reading the graffiti that appears on this hoarding, at least it's not a ridiculous tag. I am always curious to see what the next message will be, sadly I doubt it is any great mathematical equation, as I think I know who the culprit is and I suspect the ramblings only make sense to that person as does the really bizarre music she has a habit of singing and wailing outside my home in the early hours before scribbling odd messages on nearby Walls. At the end of the day it harms no one, Boscombe undoubtedly has an unfair share of problems but things like this just make me smile, the eccentricities of some of our residents make the area. To all those who take every story about Boscombe as an opportunity to spout vile comments about the area and it's residents you really might be surprised to find that some of us are relatively normal affluent people who choose to live in a lively area that benefits from amazing architecture fantastic beaches and a bit of life rather than the boring urban sprawl that makes up the majority of Bournemouth.
As a Boscombe resident I quite enjoy reading the graffiti that appears on this hoarding, at least it's not a ridiculous tag. I am always curious to see what the next message will be, sadly I doubt it is any great mathematical equation, as I think I know who the culprit is and I suspect the ramblings only make sense to that person as does the really bizarre music she has a habit of singing and wailing outside my home in the early hours before scribbling odd messages on nearby Walls. At the end of the day it harms no one, Boscombe undoubtedly has an unfair share of problems but things like this just make me smile, the eccentricities of some of our residents make the area. To all those who take every story about Boscombe as an opportunity to spout vile comments about the area and it's residents you really might be surprised to find that some of us are relatively normal affluent people who choose to live in a lively area that benefits from amazing architecture fantastic beaches and a bit of life rather than the boring urban sprawl that makes up the majority of Bournemouth. ppn
  • Score: 0

11:21pm Thu 4 Jul 13

mbournemouth says...

K + Yn = D no it doesn't !

This is a load of rubbish, it means nothing!!!
K + Yn = D no it doesn't ! This is a load of rubbish, it means nothing!!! mbournemouth
  • Score: 0

7:17am Fri 5 Jul 13

DUCKFEEDER says...

DUCKFEEDER wrote:
Bob49 wrote:
"random math equations"

I think you mean maths

as in mathematics
depends what country you are from Bob49
And you need to get a sense of humour
[quote][p][bold]DUCKFEEDER[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bob49[/bold] wrote: "random math equations" I think you mean maths as in mathematics[/p][/quote]depends what country you are from Bob49[/p][/quote]And you need to get a sense of humour DUCKFEEDER
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10:58am Fri 5 Jul 13

Tango Charlie says...

I think you will find that it is meaningless as no values are given.
I believe it is a parody to some Physics equations.
You can tell its exam time cant you. :)
I think you will find that it is meaningless as no values are given. I believe it is a parody to some Physics equations. You can tell its exam time cant you. :) Tango Charlie
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3:34pm Fri 5 Jul 13

Lord Spring says...

Kilroy was not there
Kilroy was not there Lord Spring
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5:07pm Fri 5 Jul 13

stevobath says...

Blob01 wrote:
Its a secret recipe to cook up a batch of Crack Cocaine or something similar I should imagine.
How original...

Why would you need a possible Maths equation to cook up a bit of crack?

It's more a practical thing using simple quantities & ratios of ingredients, all available,cocaine apart, from any supermarket.
[quote][p][bold]Blob01[/bold] wrote: Its a secret recipe to cook up a batch of Crack Cocaine or something similar I should imagine.[/p][/quote]How original... Why would you need a possible Maths equation to cook up a bit of crack? It's more a practical thing using simple quantities & ratios of ingredients, all available,cocaine apart, from any supermarket. stevobath
  • Score: 0

9:49pm Fri 5 Jul 13

ashleycross says...

Maybe they've been filming a British version of The Big Bang Theory. I hope the script calls it maths not math.
Also glad to see this story has upped the standard of posting from the usual constant grizzling, or is it just that everyone has cheered up with the sun coming out?
Maybe they've been filming a British version of The Big Bang Theory. I hope the script calls it maths not math. Also glad to see this story has upped the standard of posting from the usual constant grizzling, or is it just that everyone has cheered up with the sun coming out? ashleycross
  • Score: 0

9:43am Sat 6 Jul 13

steve.in.sydney says...

Is it tax time?
It's obviously a rough copy of what Dave Wells' accountant sends to the inland revenue.
Is it tax time? It's obviously a rough copy of what Dave Wells' accountant sends to the inland revenue. steve.in.sydney
  • Score: 0

6:28pm Sat 6 Jul 13

TWERLY says...

Lord Spring wrote:
Kilroy was not there
I'm sorry to spoil your little joke,
Kilroy WAS there
but his pencil broke !
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: Kilroy was not there[/p][/quote]I'm sorry to spoil your little joke, Kilroy WAS there but his pencil broke ! TWERLY
  • Score: 0

7:15pm Mon 8 Jul 13

stevobath says...

It would appear the problem has been solved. In one of the daily Nationals there was a feature. A maths genius said it makes absolutely no sense at all. Meaningless bit of fun!
It would appear the problem has been solved. In one of the daily Nationals there was a feature. A maths genius said it makes absolutely no sense at all. Meaningless bit of fun! stevobath
  • Score: 0

8:35pm Mon 8 Jul 13

GAHmusic says...

It was the 5th most read story on the BBC website at one point today
It was the 5th most read story on the BBC website at one point today GAHmusic
  • Score: 0

3:53pm Mon 29 Jul 13

philwsn says...

losttimetraveller wrote:
This looks to be an attempt at inter-dimensional membrane penetration energy level requirements requirements. There are errors.
Beer, Chinese food and a condom?
[quote][p][bold]losttimetraveller[/bold] wrote: This looks to be an attempt at inter-dimensional membrane penetration energy level requirements requirements. There are errors.[/p][/quote]Beer, Chinese food and a condom? philwsn
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