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Comment: Re:I'll be first to say WTF (Score 1) 700

by retupmoca (#34942700) Attached to: Polynomial Time Code For 3-SAT Released, P==NP

For instance, the whole 0.999... = 1 thing. I think that's a load of crap. You can bring in all sorts of complex calculations, but the fundamental rules (as we're taught) say a run-on number like 0.999... goes on forever. No matter how far back you get, there's a 9 at the end. That 9 isn't going to get a 1 added to it and start a domino effect to magically make it 1.

It's not that 0.999... turns into 1, 0.999... IS 1. 0.999... is simply another way to represent the number 1, just like 2/2 is. Not only that, there is no 9 at the end because there is no end.

Comment: Re:Metered Service (Score 1) 445

by retupmoca (#27777361) Attached to: Think-Tank Warns of Internet "Brownouts" Starting Next Year

250kBs that's 2000 of the 100000 bits per second I was sold (10 megabit connection)

Nitpick: that's 2000000 (2mbit) of 10000000 (10mbit)

Download rates actually typically decrease when your upload rate increases even though the connection is bidirectional and should have no issues doing both at once.

This is because when you download, your computer send packets back to the source to say "Yes, I got this". So, if you use the upstream for uploading a file, the download can't get its packets out fast enough to keep up with the downstream.

Ya'll hear about the geometer who went to the beach to catch some rays and became a tangent ?

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