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## Comment Re:This is second place (Score 1)1260

Here, try it in a base 8 format.

In base 8, .11111111 = 1/8 + 1/80 + 1/800

No, it's 1/8 + 1/64+ 1/512+ .... (unless you were writing those denominators in base 8, but 8 is not a digit in base 8... so I'm guess you are just mistaken) And you can check that 7/8 + 7/64 + 7/512 + .... is indeed equal to 1.

## Comment Re:Cat and Mouse (Score 1)1260

An infinite number of mathematicians walk into a bar. The first orders one beer, the second orders 2, the third orders 4. The bartender says "If you keep that up, you'll end up owing ME a beer"

## Comment Re:I see a lot of denial in this post (Score 1)917

Are you suggesting then if one phone never drops a call and another phone drops 1 in 10 million, that the second phone is infinitely worse? I would suggest that saying 'it drops 2x as many calls' is more misleading than saying it drops '1 extra call per hundred', since the former number directly translates into how many extra dropped calls I should expect if I buy the phone, whereas the first really tells me nothing. If the 3GS dropped 20% of calls, then dropping twice as many is TERRIBLE. If the 3GS dropped 0.00001% of calls, then I could care less if the 4 dropped twice as many. But tell me 1 extra call per hundred, then I know exactly what I'm getting.

## Comment Re:Good Idea (Score 1)377

Whether or not it is the newspaper's right as a private business, it is everyone else's right to comment on whether or not it is a great idea.

Yes, but only if you pay 99 cents.

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