I don't think that's crackpot speculation - it's not a crazy idea. More like amateur speculation, and a really good one at that imho. Wish I had some mod points for you.
So, to get this straight, you are seriously wondering why someone would insist that the point of playing something called a "role playing game" would be to play a role. Probably because if they didn't then what you were playing would have to have another name.
But did they even know someone was stealing from them, or who was doing it? Just because the players knew what was going on doesn't mean the characters did.
Ack! No. The 5.500000 has seven significant digits. The zeroes following the decimal point count since by convention it means that the measurement has been taken to be that precise.
10K probably has infinite significant figures as that's an expression of an exact running distance, not an estimate. The 3.4 miles is probably an estimate (I haven't heard any of any 3.4 mile standard runs - but then I'm not a runner), so it would have two significant figures. But even if 10K and 3.4 had infinite significant digits the number of decimal places you use for the answer would hinge on how precise of a number you use for the conversion between the two units.
Er, I love Old Boy myself. But how on earth would you classify it as a comedy? (Though I must admit the dude jumping to his death through the car while holding onto his pet poodle as the main character just smiles and walks away did make me chuckle).
You want equality? When may men have the right to bodily integrity? Or are you suggesting women should enjoy living with mutilated genitals as well for equality?
For the record, just about any feminist I've heard give an opinion on the subject has been against male circumcision as well.
Domo arigato, fister roboto!
Maybe they're the more sane ones after all.
It's impossible to tell whether or not an answer is "fallacy ridden garbage" if you don't bother to listen to it in the first place. Sure the answer could be crap, but if you don't bother evaluating it objectively just because you're assuming the established thinking is always crap then you aren't thinking critically.
Sure. But the problem is that far too many people who question established institutions or doctrines refuse to listen when they get answers.
Just adding my own simple, non-calculus solution, to the mix.
When the radius of the earth is r we have...
Length of string around earth = 2*pi*r
Length of string around earth and poodle evenly = 2*pi(r + poodle)
Subtract former from the latter and it's 2*pi*r + 2*pi*poodle - 2*pi*r, so just 2*pi*poodle more.
Perhaps for his encore he'll move on to posting jokes about airplanes and twin towers for real giggles.
"I have to leave early tonight, I have to fly out to L.A. I couldn't get a direct flight, I have to make a stop at the Empire State Building." -Gilbert Gottfried