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- Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:00 am UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0163: "Donald Knuth"
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- Thu Sep 28, 2006 1:57 am UTC
- Forum: Logic Puzzles
- Topic: infinitely small triangle
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- Thu Sep 28, 2006 1:55 am UTC
- Forum: Logic Puzzles
- Topic: A very interesting Mathematical Paradox
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I understand it, I know why it is said to be true. Unlike Kira's math class though, I just don't like it. Its just like the time when the teacher showed us a method for understanding how to multiply by nine, and when I thought of another way and wanted to share it she said it would just confuse peop...

- Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:37 pm UTC
- Forum: Logic Puzzles
- Topic: infinitely small triangle
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Infinitesimal. Not math, buts its english for what the smallest triangle is. I think it would work with other shapes, though not quite the same. For a square it would just alternate between square and diamond shapes with each corner at the center of the previous size. For circles they are concentric...

- Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:26 pm UTC
- Forum: Logic Puzzles
- Topic: A very interesting Mathematical Paradox
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- Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:48 am UTC
- Forum: Logic Puzzles
- Topic: A very interesting Mathematical Paradox
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Sorry, there is no covincing by saying something the same way repeatedly. Would this also mean that 0.666... and 0.667 are equal by the same reasoning. No. Very to the point. Yes, if its that difinitive then there is no point in saying anything about 1.000-.333 being .667 and .999-.333 being .666. ...

- Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:37 am UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0161: "Accident"
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- Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:03 pm UTC
- Forum: Logic Puzzles
- Topic: A very interesting Mathematical Paradox
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- Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:01 pm UTC
- Forum: General
- Topic: My preferred method of following Megatokyo...
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When I did that I also added one for Tuesday and Friday as there are a few out there that update twice a week, most are on different days, but generally those two will catch all of them. Yes, you could just put them in MWF as well and know that one day they won't be updated. I also make one for ones...

- Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:54 pm UTC
- Forum: Logic Puzzles
- Topic: A very interesting Mathematical Paradox
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- Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:50 pm UTC
- Forum: Logic Puzzles
- Topic: The Cube Factory, and a Variant
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- Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:41 pm UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0148: "Mispronouncing"
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- Tue Sep 26, 2006 4:20 am UTC
- Forum: Logic Puzzles
- Topic: The Cube Factory, and a Variant
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- Tue Sep 26, 2006 4:17 am UTC
- Forum: General
- Topic: Obscene word games (f*cking jacket, ass-car)
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- Tue Sep 26, 2006 4:13 am UTC
- Forum: General
- Topic: New to the Site
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- Tue Sep 26, 2006 4:12 am UTC
- Forum: Logic Puzzles
- Topic: The Cube Factory, and a Variant
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- Tue Sep 26, 2006 4:08 am UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0155: "Search History"
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The only book on tape I own is Starship Titanic, I have not owned a tape player in well over 14 years it would seem. I have only listened to it once when I borrowed a friends boombox (they were still called that when they could play tapes, I don't actually use that word). I should just buy the book ...

- Tue Sep 26, 2006 4:03 am UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0154: "Beliefs"
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- Tue Sep 26, 2006 4:01 am UTC
- Forum: Logic Puzzles
- Topic: A very interesting Mathematical Paradox
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- Tue Sep 26, 2006 3:53 am UTC
- Forum: General
- Topic: Obscene word games (f*cking jacket, ass-car)
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- Tue Sep 26, 2006 3:45 am UTC
- Forum: Logic Puzzles
- Topic: The Cube Factory, and a Variant
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I don't mind being proven right, if I did I wouldn't learn anything and would just be wrong more often. I can't think of a good example but it doesn't seem like you can switch so easily between the edge and volume measurements and expect both to be accurate. It comes down to what the machine bases ...

- Tue Sep 26, 2006 3:43 am UTC
- Forum: Logic Puzzles
- Topic: The Cube Factory, and a Variant
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- Tue Sep 26, 2006 3:21 am UTC
- Forum: Logic Puzzles
- Topic: A very interesting Mathematical Paradox
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Heirtopendragon wrote:There are so many easier ways to explain this.Code: Select all

`1/3 = .333...`

x 3 x 3

3/3 = .999...

1 = .999...

Its still rounding anway you look at it

.333+.666=.999

.333+.667=1.000

- Tue Sep 26, 2006 3:14 am UTC
- Forum: Logic Puzzles
- Topic: A very interesting Mathematical Paradox
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Also you should need the same number of digits used. if the 9's continue infinitely you need to use the same number of infinite 9's for x and 10x So even if you cut x off at a predetermined number of decimals you are actually going to end up with 8.9991. If you used went to the ten thousanths place...

- Tue Sep 26, 2006 3:02 am UTC
- Forum: Logic Puzzles
- Topic: The Cube Factory, and a Variant
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- Tue Sep 26, 2006 2:35 am UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0162: "Angular Momentum"
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- Tue Sep 26, 2006 2:33 am UTC
- Forum: General
- Topic: Long Links and Forum Etiquette: the Hidden Story
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That seems reasonable now, but a few years down the road, we'll be regretting trusting third-party URL redirection. This is exactly how the Y2K bug started. ...No. The Y2K bug started because of the short sightedness of programmers who used a DDMMYY format instead of DDMMYYYY. Yeah, and we all saw ...

- Tue Sep 26, 2006 2:30 am UTC
- Forum: General
- Topic: I have found today an amazing site...
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- Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:11 pm UTC
- Forum: Logic Puzzles
- Topic: The Cube Factory, and a Variant
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Random is incalculable without knowing what the random resuslts already are. Of course if the results are already known there isn't much reason on betting on them. The number of cubes made would affect the chances of winning without affecting the odds though. if only two cubes were made the odds of ...

- Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:57 pm UTC
- Forum: Logic Puzzles
- Topic: A very interesting Mathematical Paradox
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- Mon Sep 25, 2006 8:45 pm UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0162: "Angular Momentum"
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- Mon Sep 25, 2006 2:22 am UTC
- Forum: Logic Puzzles
- Topic: The Cube Factory, and a Variant
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The odds would be better with the volume because 500 ccm is well above the average volume aka a cube 5x5x5. All we know about the cubes is that their volume is somewhere in the range (0, 1000). What about that setup makes you think the volume is more likely to be below 500 than above it? While the ...

- Mon Sep 25, 2006 2:14 am UTC
- Forum: Logic Puzzles
- Topic: A very interesting Mathematical Paradox
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its just like infinity divided by anything is 0 I don't understand, and more significantly I doubt what you say. Perhaps you mean anything divided by infinity is zero? In any case, infinity is not a number and these statements are meaningless. You should use limit notation. Yes, I always confuse wh...

- Mon Sep 25, 2006 2:01 am UTC
- Forum: Logic Puzzles
- Topic: A very interesting Mathematical Paradox
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its just like infinity divided by anything is 0 Also you should need the same number of digits used. if the 9's continue infinitely you need to use the same number of infinite 9's for x and 10x So even if you cut x off at a predetermined number of decimals you are actually going to end up with 8.999...

- Sun Sep 24, 2006 9:21 pm UTC
- Forum: Logic Puzzles
- Topic: The Cube Factory, and a Variant
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The odds would be better with the volume because 500 ccm is well above the average volume aka a cube 5x5x5. If it were to produce boxes where each side could vary between 0 and 10 that would make for a different table of possible volumes. Off the top of my head using no logs (since I barely know wha...

- Sun Sep 24, 2006 6:52 pm UTC
- Forum: Food
- Topic: Geek food ideas!
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- Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:07 pm UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0161: "Accident"
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This comic wins the universe. And your petty sciences won't create a katamari, you need something more. More divine. More omnipotent. Funk. Yes, but if we use divinity to create a Katamari its just bam and it is there. Besides that sort of divine power is not in my paradigm. So I've been thinking a...

- Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:24 am UTC
- Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
- Topic: 0161: "Accident"
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If you ask me, the mail box deserved it. Though the stickiness only works if you are rolling the car along. For maximum effectiveness you would have to have some sort of gravitational phenomena, whatever you want to actually call it black hole or whatever. The problem with magnets is of course that ...

- Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:16 am UTC
- Forum: General
- Topic: Not far ago
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