Normally I'm not into feeding the trolls... but I've started to look forward to the MOO cow posts, this one is a nice modification lol
I had to Google BANACH TARSKI because your sig intrigued me. Very clever (-;
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I "corrected" myself (went into better detail in another reply) but I do agree with what you are saying here. I think my engineering brain just defaults to look at everything as if it were under a limit (-;
Exactly. Another reason to not have some dumb default value come up. Mathematically it isn't even infinity conclusively all the time. It is really undefined. Generally speaking it becomes either positive or negative infinity when the division is one which makes sense to evaluate under a limit. Just endless reasons to not do something as asinine as defaulting x/0 = 0
First issue, x/0 mathematically is infinity, not zero. Plus, you want the same exact result across all applications ever? There are certainly times where zero is appropriate, there are also many times when one would want to have some representation of infinity; yet others where this simply indicates an error of some other sort and zero is a valid result.
The only reason I ever signed up for twitter in the first place was that it was the easiest of the social networks to create a bot. I wanted to see how hard it would be to set up something like that... and twitter makes it super easy...
15 or 20 minutes and I set up @piDigits which is tweeting out 140 digits of Pi every hour...
So simple, I did this with a few lines of code sitting on a Google spreadsheet doc and set a trigger to run the script in the doc once every hour. Completely legit free services + 30 minutes = your very own twitter bot, not tied to any of your own physical hardware.
Makes me wonder if twitter really does like the bot idea... I think it helps the system as a whole, because people want some kinds of automated news, or whatever else can be automated... Plus, it's usually really really easy to spot the TRULY useless *FOLLOW ME FOLLOW MY FRIEND* bots.
Please mod this funny! This sentence is hilariously well made.
I used to work there too, I can second this.
Wow, just looked at TFA to check out the pictures! Very pretty indeed.
I refuse to read TFA, what are these fancy new algorithms they are using?
No need to be so pedantic. Regardless of the binary-ness of the situation, there is still always an analog component. For something to become binary there needs to be a threshold, a majority has it's threshold set to 50%. If one then passes the threshold, but barely, then one could say that there is "barely a majority". This concept can be extended to vast majority (i.e. ~75%) and what I meant with vast vast majority is that some percentage (well over 50%) of Americans fall into that category. Probably asymptotically approaching 100% given the way the World populace is headed...
Btw, not all programmers are computer science/information theory types. There are those of us who are real electrical engineers who realize that a transistor has infinite states and it is only a simplification that we see it as binary; greatly reducing the complexity of computer style circuit design.
No equating...just pointing out a correlation. Most of America is stupid. Most of America can't code. You assumed I implied causation.
I am an American. I could have written this when I was 8 or 9 when I started playing with QBasic and all that shit. Not all Americans are stupid. Just the vast vast majority.
^^ Why troll? This is kinda funny...