## Comment Re:first post (Score 1) 30

way to waste a first post there

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way to waste a first post there

formally speaking, anything that a coputer does can be done by hand with pencil and paper

not really, microsoft research is pretty big and they publish basically everything. Google on the other hand keeps its research to itself.

Only someone with a tiny Internet would say that

am I the only one who always parses the name of that program as "dwarf the rapist"?

reminds me of arrested development

looks like a puma to me

ailnlv writes: *Apparently, Groupon is nothing but a pyramid scheme. In a few months the early investors managed to get more than $800 million of Groupon's money into their own pockets, while the company keeps bleeding cash.*

do you see the irony of requiring compensation on something that will not be ever used on a lifetime, and the same thing also being reproduceable/copiable faster than the original author can say 'copyright' ?

i don't know about that, some of those lawyers can say 'copyright' pretty damn fast

riskier does not mean harder, you've clearly never done either kernel hacking or graphics programming, so would you kindly do some research and stop talking out of your ass?

that's what she said

you know that pianos have a sustain pedal for a reason, right? you can achieve that exact effect with a single piano

you're probably just trolling, but this statement has been proven to be true over and over again. Your mistake is thinking that you have to stop at some finite point. If that is the case then yes, 0.9999 is less than 1, but the sequence of nines is infinite.

Think of it this way. Say there is a finite number of nines. In that case, you'd have that

1=0.9999...+e

where e is a finite quantity. The thing about e is that the more nines you add at the end, the smaller it gets. After some finite but incredibly big number of nines, e should be extremely close to 0, but still greater than 0. But the fact is that if you add an infinite number of nines (where infinite could be defined as a number greater than all natural numbers), e will be exactly 0. Therefore, 1=0.9999...+e=0.9999...+0=0.9999...

you could just ask python

>>>

False

>>>

True

>>>

File "", line 1

^

SyntaxError: invalid syntax

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