Gawd damn bugs!

From: Joe <>
Date: Wed Sep 10 15:00:00 2003

I don't know how far they'd get in Knuth's books but they will completely
riddle a 2" x 4" and I have 1/2" thick computer manuals that they've gone
all the way through. In fact the manuals were probably stacked up so they
most likely went a lot further than 1/2". (It happened before I got them.)
FWIW my sister's house was recently found to be infested along one wall.
The house is about 18" off the ground. The termites built a mud tunnel up
the supporting blocks and then got into the floor, one wall and INTO THE
ROOF! They had to replace a large part of the floor, one wall and a large
portion of the roof trusses. As long as termites can built a wood or mud
tunnel that connects them to the ground they can keep going.

   Joe from Florida, the bug capital of the world!

At 09:31 AM 9/10/03 -0700, you wrote:
>On Wed, 10 Sep 2003 wrote:
>> Sellam: I'll bet my last dollar that you've got termites - or maybe
>> got you! They love corrugated board and paper. I've had them bore holes
>> through books, from cover to cover. I suggest you get help!! Art Hill
>Q: If such a critter were to start at page one of volume 1 of Knuth
>("Numerical Algorithms"?) and eat straight through to the last page of
>volume 3 ("Sorting and Searching"), how far would he go? To simplify the
>arithmetic, we'll adjust the dimensions and say that each cover is 1/8
>inch thick, and the paper of each volume is 1 inch thick.
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