I disagree. For me, the ratio should include Food raised to the 3rd or 4th power and distance probably as the square root. I don't remember distance ever keeping me away from free food to that extent. I especially remember a seminar when they had a lunch meeting with the speaker where everybody was supposed to discuss a paper by her over lunch, having preread it and brought it along. Me and my friend were the only ones who did not even have the paper with us, let alone read it. Shameless perhaps, but an organic necessity for graduate students.
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