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Our unit of pride

Postby Tru_Reaper » Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:00 am UTC

Hello,

me and my friend (or my friend and i for you gramatical types) have quite randomly decided to create a unit to measure pride.

we have called the unit a Pridron (abbreviation Pb)

we are currently working on devising an equation to work out an accurate measurement of pride.

if anyone would like to help this cause and suggest anything, that would be cool.

hopefully posting back with an equation :)

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Re: Our unit of pride

Postby Quadropus » Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:03 am UTC

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Re: Our unit of pride

Postby ThorFluff » Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:13 am UTC

self love x percieved accomplishments ^2 = pride?
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Re: Our unit of pride

Postby HappySmileMan » Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:21 am UTC

Tru_Reaper wrote:Hello,

Me and my friend (or my friend and I for you grammatical types) have quite randomly decided to create a unit to measure pride.

We have called the unit a Pridron (abbreviation Pb).

We are currently working on devising an equation to work out an accurate measurement of pride.

If anyone would like to help this cause and suggest anything, that would be cool.

Hopefully posting back with an equation :)


Dunno about equations, but my pride in myself just went down a lot for doing that

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Re: Our unit of pride

Postby Julie » Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:28 am UTC

You should give it a name other than Pb, because Pb makes me think lead
PB or pb would be acceptable, though, just not Pb.

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Re: Our unit of pride

Postby Quadropus » Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:33 am UTC

hmm, I think the confusion with lead is one to be avoided... perhaps PB would be better....
Or Pd/PD
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Re: Our unit of pride

Postby Roun » Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:39 am UTC

Actually, I don't think lower case p is used for any other units, though someone can correct me if I'm wrong.

Q = ΔU + W, where Q is the amount of praise given to a person, ΔU is the internal change in pride, and W is the work a person does bragging about it to everyone else(measured in kilopridrons(kp)).

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Re: Our unit of pride

Postby eternauta3k » Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:17 am UTC

perceived worth / real worth
Now you can write hundreds of tables for both numbers.
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Re: Our unit of pride

Postby DaMullet » Sun Jan 13, 2008 1:32 am UTC

wait, it's a pridron. Where would the B come in anywhere?
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Re: Our unit of pride

Postby Alpha Omicron » Sun Jan 13, 2008 2:10 am UTC

Obviously, pride should be measured in exapotatocycles over gallons squared.
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Re: Our unit of pride

Postby cs24 » Sun Jan 13, 2008 4:17 am UTC

Alpha Omicron wrote:Obviously, pride should be measured in exapotatocycles over gallons squared.


If pride = perceived worth / real worth1, then there wouldn't be any units at all.

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Re: Our unit of pride

Postby Midnight » Sun Jan 13, 2008 4:35 am UTC

pD, perhaps. why pB, there's no b in pridron.
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Re: Our unit of pride

Postby Rippy » Sun Jan 13, 2008 4:40 am UTC

eternauta3k wrote:perceived worth / real worth
Now you can write hundreds of tables for both numbers.

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Re: Our unit of pride

Postby Solt » Sun Jan 13, 2008 4:49 am UTC

Rather than an equation it would be a test, consisting of finding the exact dollar amount for which someone would "sell out" (the particular act depending on the sensibilities of the person, of course).
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Re: Our unit of pride

Postby Antimatter Spork » Sun Jan 13, 2008 4:51 am UTC

Pridrons would have to be a relative measurement unless we can find an absolute standard to set as a baseline. I would vote for 0PD = the amount of American Pride that Jesus had, since he wasn't American and presumably didn't know of the continent's existence) each PD is equal to one Bald Eagle tear. (Non-residents of the US may have to find a different measurement for each PD, but they could presumably use the same baseline.)
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Re: Our unit of pride

Postby Tru_Reaper » Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:48 pm UTC

ThorFluff wrote:self love x percieved accomplishments ^2 = pride?


i'm liking this one.

but how to measeure self love...

perhaps it should be seconds of self care (i.e. time spent in front of the mirror or generaly just thinking about how damed sexy you are)

so making: Pride[pb] = (self care[sec] x percived accomplishments^2) / average increase in enemys per day

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Re: Our unit of pride

Postby aetherson » Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:51 pm UTC

roun:
are we to assume W is normally a negative value?

I'm asking because would this imply that W (work bragging) is work done bragging about something good, or work done bragging about something so that others know what we did. I'm assuming the second is to be perceived as a negative thing, like to inflate ones ego...
01001101 01100001 01100100 01100101 00100000 01011001 01101111 01110101 00100000 01001100 01101111 01101111 01101011 00100001

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Re: Our unit of pride

Postby Freakish » Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:15 pm UTC

1pd = deadly sin
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Re: Our unit of pride

Postby stockpot » Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:43 pm UTC

n / A
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