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Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Oct 2, 2011 06:55PM)
[img]http://www.foxtrot.com/comics/2011-10-02-5a620ce6.gif[/img]
Message: Posted by: TomKMagic (Oct 3, 2011 05:29PM)
You inspired me today. I thought of this, although it might not be too good.

What do you get when you convert 0011101100010000 to 3B10 ?

Beats the hex out of me.
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Oct 3, 2011 07:10PM)
There are only 10 kinds of people in this world: those who understand binary and those who do not.

John
Message: Posted by: Josh Chaikin (Oct 3, 2011 10:40PM)
There's no place like ::1
Message: Posted by: TomKMagic (Oct 4, 2011 05:46AM)
I saw a bumper sticker yesterday that said: There's no place like 127.0.0.1
Message: Posted by: Josh Chaikin (Oct 4, 2011 10:16PM)
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On 2011-10-04 06:46, TomKMagic wrote:
I saw a bumper sticker yesterday that said: There's no place like 127.0.0.1
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Same joke, just IPv4 vs IPv6.
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Oct 4, 2011 10:53PM)
And both very good ones too.
Message: Posted by: critter (Oct 4, 2011 11:12PM)
[img]http://chicagonerds.com/wp-includes/images/ogre_nerds.jpg[/img]
Message: Posted by: Scott Cram (Oct 5, 2011 01:18AM)
1. In 1978, Raymond Smullyan wrote a book about logical puzzles. What is the name of this book?

2. I am the square root of -1. Who am i?

3. What would the value of 190 in hexadecimal be?

4. Twenty-nine is a prime example of what kind of number?

5. The reciprocal of the square root of two is half of what number?

6. How many consonants are in “one”? How many in “two”? And how many in “three”?

7. What do you do to the length of an edge of a cube to find its volume?

8. If we assume it be a perfect cylinder with a radius of z and a thickness of a, what is the formula for the volume of a pizza?
Message: Posted by: critter (Oct 5, 2011 11:46AM)
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2. I am the square root of -1. Who am i?
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[i]i[/i] like this one.
Message: Posted by: kcg5 (Oct 5, 2011 12:45PM)
Is .9999999.... equal to 1?
Message: Posted by: critter (Oct 5, 2011 12:49PM)
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On 2011-10-05 13:45, kcg5 wrote:
Is .9999999.... equal to 1?
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[img]http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/41600/41697/FC_Approx_41697_lg.gif[/img]

:)
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Oct 5, 2011 01:13PM)
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On 2011-10-05 13:45, kcg5 wrote:
Is .9999999.... equal to 1?
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Are you really asking? The answer (with technical qualifications) is yes.

1/9=0.11111111...
9*(1/9)=9*(0.111111111...)
1=0.999999999...

John
Message: Posted by: Scott Cram (Oct 5, 2011 01:29PM)
[quote]
On 2011-10-05 13:45, kcg5 wrote:
Is .9999999.... equal to 1?
[/quote]

Best answer I've come across to that question:
[url=http://betterexplained.com/articles/a-friendly-chat-about-whether-0-999-1/]A Friendly Chat About Whether 0.999... = 1[/url]
Message: Posted by: kcg5 (Oct 5, 2011 01:48PM)
Yes, I am really asking. I came across a list of "common misconceptions" on wiki, and I saw this-


" Contrary to a widespread perception, the real number 0.999...—where the decimal point is followed by an infinite sequence of nines—is exactly equal to 1.[269] They are two different ways of writing the same real number.[270] A 2009 study by Weller et al.[271] states that "Tall and Schwarzenberger (1978) asked first year university mathematics students whether 0.999... is equal to 1. The majority of the students thought that 0.999... is less than 1." Weller et al. go on to describe their own controlled experiment, performed "during the 2005 fall semester at a major research university in the southern United States. Pre-service elementary and middle school teachers from all five sections of a sophomore-level mathematics content course on number and operation participated in the study." The results are striking: "On the question of whether .999...=1, 72% of the control group and 83% of the experimental group expressed their view that .999... is not equal to 1.""
Message: Posted by: kcg5 (Oct 5, 2011 01:49PM)
[quote]
On 2011-10-05 14:29, Scott Cram wrote:
[quote]
On 2011-10-05 13:45, kcg5 wrote:
Is .9999999.... equal to 1?
[/quote]

Best answer I've come across to that question:
[url=http://betterexplained.com/articles/a-friendly-chat-about-whether-0-999-1/]A Friendly Chat About Whether 0.999... = 1[/url]
[/quote]


wooooooooow
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Oct 5, 2011 02:01PM)
As I noted elsewhere, try subtracting 1-09999.....

You should get 0.00000...
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Oct 5, 2011 02:05PM)
[quote]
On 2011-10-05 14:49, kcg5 wrote:
[quote]
On 2011-10-05 14:29, Scott Cram wrote:
[quote]
On 2011-10-05 13:45, kcg5 wrote:
Is .9999999.... equal to 1?
[/quote]

Best answer I've come across to that question:
[url=http://betterexplained.com/articles/a-friendly-chat-about-whether-0-999-1/]A Friendly Chat About Whether 0.999... = 1[/url]
[/quote]


wooooooooow
[/quote]

Care to expand on that a bit? (I'm being serious.) Did you find the article helpful? confusing? provocative? all of the above?

John
Message: Posted by: acesover (Oct 5, 2011 02:15PM)
If two objects are 12 inches apart. How long will it take for them to touch each other if every second the distance betweem them is halved?
Message: Posted by: Scott Cram (Oct 5, 2011 03:59PM)
[quote]
On 2011-10-05 15:05, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
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On 2011-10-05 14:49, kcg5 wrote:
[quote]
On 2011-10-05 14:29, Scott Cram wrote:
[quote]
On 2011-10-05 13:45, kcg5 wrote:
Is .9999999.... equal to 1?
[/quote]

Best answer I've come across to that question:
[url=http://betterexplained.com/articles/a-friendly-chat-about-whether-0-999-1/]A Friendly Chat About Whether 0.999... = 1[/url]
[/quote]


wooooooooow
[/quote]

Care to expand on that a bit? (I'm being serious.) Did you find the article helpful? confusing? provocative? all of the above?

John
[/quote]

I found it both helpful and thought-provoking.
Message: Posted by: Scott Cram (Oct 5, 2011 04:02PM)
[quote]
On 2011-10-05 15:15, acesover wrote:
If two objects are 12 inches apart. How long will it take for them to touch each other if every second the distance betweem them is halved?
[/quote]

According to Zeno, never. An argument like that has its limits, however.
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Oct 5, 2011 04:40PM)
[quote]
On 2011-10-05 16:59, Scott Cram wrote:
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On 2011-10-05 15:05, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
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On 2011-10-05 14:49, kcg5 wrote:
[quote]
On 2011-10-05 14:29, Scott Cram wrote:
[quote]
On 2011-10-05 13:45, kcg5 wrote:
Is .9999999.... equal to 1?
[/quote]

Best answer I've come across to that question:
[url=http://betterexplained.com/articles/a-friendly-chat-about-whether-0-999-1/]A Friendly Chat About Whether 0.999... = 1[/url]
[/quote]


wooooooooow
[/quote]

Care to expand on that a bit? (I'm being serious.) Did you find the article helpful? confusing? provocative? all of the above?

John
[/quote]

I found it both helpful and thought-provoking.
[/quote]

:) I was asking Kevin, math-boy.
Message: Posted by: kcg5 (Oct 5, 2011 07:59PM)
John, I found that article as D, all of the above. I am not that good at math, which should be obvious, but I love the concepts of it, the basic idea behind it-if that makes sense. The phrase "The meaning of 0.999… depends on our assumptions about how numbers behave." really meant a lot while reading his explanation.


And John, as you can see from my facebook, not everyone knows the answer-one of those who thinks not was a middle school principle in my city for 30+ years.... And, of course, a 16 year old got it right, first post...
Message: Posted by: ClintonMagus (Oct 5, 2011 08:30PM)
Q: Why does a nerd put ice cubes up his nose?
A: He's keeping his lunch cold.

Q: Why do programmers always mix up Halloween and Christmas?
A: Because Oct 31 = Dec 25!
Message: Posted by: kcg5 (Oct 5, 2011 08:37PM)
I don't get any of these jokes, none at all.
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Oct 5, 2011 08:41PM)
[quote]
On 2011-10-05 15:15, acesover wrote:
If two objects are 12 inches apart. How long will it take for them to touch each other if every second the distance betweem them is halved?
[/quote]

Kinda tough to decide after the distance gets down to something on the order of ten to the minus thirty of an inch. So forty seconds later you get ... ?
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Oct 5, 2011 08:43PM)
[quote]
On 2011-10-05 13:45, kcg5 wrote:
Is .9999999.... equal to 1?
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Depends on what you'd call the difference.

Is there no difference? An insignificant difference?

Or in plain English, could you tell one from the other?
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Oct 5, 2011 08:50PM)
[quote]
On 2011-10-05 20:59, kcg5 wrote:
John, I found that article as D, all of the above. I am not that good at math, which should be obvious, but I love the concepts of it, the basic idea behind it-if that makes sense. The phrase "The meaning of 0.999… depends on our assumptions about how numbers behave." really meant a lot while reading his explanation.


And John, as you can see from my facebook, not everyone knows the answer-one of those who thinks not was a middle school principle in my city for 30+ years.... And, of course, a 16 year old got it right, first post...
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These are all good to know. I could tell that you were curious after the first couple of posts, but I wasn't sure what the article would mean to you. I'm pleased that found it interesting. It does make you wonder what kind of sense we can make of repeating decimals. What does it mean to add up an infinite number of things? (.9+.09+.009+.0009+...)

As a long-time math teacher, I found that this question always fascinated some students. The powerful intuition is that they CAN'T be the same. Most are convinced by the argument I gave above. Some are not. Those that are still bothered the next day have the potential to become mathematicians.

John
Message: Posted by: LobowolfXXX (Oct 5, 2011 08:51PM)
In law, there is the phrase "a distinction without a difference."
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 5, 2011 09:41PM)
[quote]On 2011-10-05 13:45, kcg5 wrote:
Is .9999999.... equal to 1?[/quote]
Yes.
Message: Posted by: S2000magician (Oct 5, 2011 09:42PM)
[quote]On 2011-10-05 15:15, acesover wrote:
If two objects are 12 inches apart. How long will it take for them to touch each other if every second the distance betweem them is halved?[/quote]
A really, really, really long time.

(Really.)
Message: Posted by: acesover (Oct 5, 2011 11:23PM)
[quote]
On 2011-10-05 22:42, S2000magician wrote:
[quote]On 2011-10-05 15:15, acesover wrote:
If two objects are 12 inches apart. How long will it take for them to touch each other if every second the distance betweem them is halved?[/quote]
A really, really, really long time.

(Really.)
[/quote]

Now that is a good answer. I like that.
Message: Posted by: critter (Oct 15, 2011 10:59PM)
-Why did the chicken cross the mobius strip?

-To get to the same side.
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (Oct 15, 2011 11:29PM)
[quote]
On 2011-10-05 21:30, ClintonMagus wrote:
Q: Why does a nerd put ice cubes up his nose?
A: He's keeping his lunch cold.

Q: Why do programmers always mix up Halloween and Christmas?
A: Because Oct 31 = Dec 25!
[/quote]

That last one was actually the reveal at the end of a "Black Widowers" episode Isaac Asimov wrote.
Message: Posted by: kcg5 (Oct 16, 2011 10:56AM)
[quote]
On 2011-10-15 23:59, critter wrote:
-Why did the chicken cross the mobius strip?

-To get to the same side.
[/quote]

Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the "other side"... See!!! The chicken, being smart, knew he would be killed-he wanted to make it to the "other side". Maybe he had laid his last egg, or his favorite show was cancelled.
Message: Posted by: critter (Oct 16, 2011 02:02PM)
I told my girlfriend that joke last night and ended up having to make a model to explain why it was funny.