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Postby at1with0 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:10 pm

Here we go... 8-)

How do you define .(9)?

Also, if 1 is truly greater than .(9), then by what margin is it greater?
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Postby frrostedman » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:21 pm

at1with0 wrote:Here we go... 8-)

How do you define .(9)?

Also, if 1 is truly greater than .(9), then by what margin is it greater?


It is greater by an amount that gets smaller and smaller as time passes but will never equal zero.

Back in the day, when all they had was fractions, I'm sure they loved how everything meshed perfectly. These decimal thingys really threw a stick in the spokes, didn't they. :crazy:
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Postby at1with0 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:26 pm

Is there any time that's passing when I write .(3)?
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Postby bionic » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:37 pm

not from your perspective, apparently..that, or you are a super hacker..but that would not explain ..the..other..stuff
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Postby at1with0 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:51 pm

:lol: I would bet my right arm that I am not what you think I am.
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Postby bionic » Fri Jun 17, 2011 2:45 am

oh please, you talk about boundaries and stuff like, "where this ends and that starts" around here all the time
I think you even mentioned the idea of "fuzzy boundaries" recently somewhere around here..talking with DD, I think
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Postby at1with0 » Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:52 am

Here's a documentary about Fermat's Last Theorem which resisted solution for 350 years.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... 0690408516
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Postby at1with0 » Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:53 am

This is a documentary about John Nash. (I haven't seen it yet; it was recommended to me.)

http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/a-brilli ... john-nash/
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Postby bionic » Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:49 pm

I saw "A Beautiful Mind" way back when, and found his formula of "self vs.group" to be spot on.
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Postby frrostedman » Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:43 pm

at1with0 wrote:Is there any time that's passing when I write .(3)?


.(3) implies endless time, i.e. forever.

by writing .(3) the author is admitting both laziness and lack of time to FULLY describe the number. it takes an arrogant sob to write .(3) and expect the REST of us to figure it all out in our minds.
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