Talk:199: Right-Hand Rule
I expanded the explanation to cover the erection joke. 220.127.116.11 02:12, 27 August 2013 (UTC)
A non orientable space is, IIRC, a shape like a Möbius strip, in which has a sort of topological " handedness." Or maybe that's an orientable space. I'm pretty sure it's non orientable.
As far as noneuclidean porn goes though, I have a fetish for fractals. Just pull up a sexy fractal zoom and we're good to go. But I'm cisfemale. No dick. X'D International Space Station (talk) 09:18, 27 April 2016 (UTC)
Am I missing something in the note "However, it would give incorrect results with books in languages that are read from right to left, as well as most Jewish prayer books."? In these books the terms front, back and top are still the same, no matter in which direction the letters go? Someone please explain to me why it makes a difference or delete that sentence. --Lupo (talk) 10:06, 27 September 2019 (UTC)
- Page order tends to follow text direction; in RTL languages, books are generally printed in what we would consider reverse order, with the spine to the right if the book is closed face-up. So, no, the terms front, back, and top are not the same, but exactly reversed, because the front is defined by where the book starts, not by how someone used to English books would hold it, and it starts on the other side from what we'd expect. The same goes for the other terms, and the result is that the book as depicted would be upside-down.Swolffs (talk) 10:01, 7 October 2019 (UTC)