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World War 3

Discussion in 'General' started by ComputerKing, 15 Jul 2008.

  1. fathazza

    fathazza Freed on Probation

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    back to the topic tbh
    you're overcomplicating a very simple pointless point

    you cant "divide" something that doesnt fit with the definition of division
     
  2. Fophillips

    Fophillips What's a Dremel?

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    The division works fine, your multiplication doesn’t. 1/0 = ∞ is generally accepted within the basic mathematics we are discussing.
     
  3. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    o_O I tried it ( 1/0 ). This is the answer that i get......

    From the PC Calculator
    [​IMG]

    From MY KICKASS Calculator
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  4. fathazza

    fathazza Freed on Probation

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    stop baiting me! :(

    the definition of division is that it is the inverse operation of multiplication. the relationship is reciprocal and thus must work both ways... so the fact that my apparent aberrant multiplication doesnt work is indeed the point. you cant divide by 0, because you can't do the inverse operation and multiply back.

    hopefully weve confused CK enough that hes no longer hiding in his bunker and has forgotten about his impending radioactive doom
     
  5. Fophillips

    Fophillips What's a Dremel?

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    Well of course you do. Oddly enough even modern calculators can’t comprehend hyperreal numbers.

    Never.
    No. a/b is the number of times b goes into a. Thus 0 goes in to a infinite times.

    Only when dealing with the basic number systems. A good example of the opposite is that multiplication is possible with matrices but division is not.

    :)
     
  6. Fophillips

    Fophillips What's a Dremel?

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    Oops, delete me.
     
  7. ComputerKing

    ComputerKing <img src="http://forums.bit-tech.net/images/smilie

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    I'm going to be crazy here.
     
  8. fathazza

    fathazza Freed on Probation

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    i hate to point it out but you did just define division by multiplication....:blush::duh:
     
  9. mvagusta

    mvagusta Did a skid that went for two weeks.

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    So what are you guys saying?

    That the number of missiles bush will send to iran is infinite? That the limit will never be reached?
     
  10. pranks7er

    pranks7er mange tout

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    ILL DO IT!!!


    [​IMG]
     
  11. cyrilthefish

    cyrilthefish What's a Dremel?

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    you fiend! :lol:
     
  12. ComputerKing

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    mmm weird crazy things here. You search in Google for Google ~! lol
     
  13. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit Modder

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    True story. This was some years ago now, but it sticks in my mind.
    I know someone who was advised that google was the best search engine to use.
    He promptly entered google into Ask Jeeves, but as it returned, in his words, "multiple entries all with different endings" he was unsure which one to use.
     
  14. dragontail

    dragontail 5bet Bluffer

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    :/
     
  15. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    I.... errr...... Don't get it...

    As a matter of fact, I don't get this entire thread. Given the current stability of international relations (compared to the 1930s), I can't see any major wars breaking out. Any wars that do break out will likely be between the US and some weaker country like North Korea or Iran, so it'll be heavily one sided and there'll be no chance of it kicking off into a full-scale world war. Nuclear Weapons will never be used.. Purely because nobody is stupid enough. Everyone knows how dangerous they are, and there is no way anyone would fire one unless in VERY unusual circumstances.

    I mean, the US is so ridiculously powerful compared to everyone else that no one can really amass a force large enough to take it head on and start a world war.
     
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  16. julianmartin

    julianmartin resident cyborg.

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    yeah but the irish still have more cheesecake so they win. albeit gone off potato cheesecake but beggars can't be choosers.
     
  17. fathazza

    fathazza Freed on Probation

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    sweet potato cheesecake is much better tbh...

    someone told me that the belgians have just commissioned a M.A.D. Programme. looks like CK may have been right!
     
  18. Astrum

    Astrum Dare to dream.

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    We're working over a field here, most likely the real field but that's irrelevant as this applies to every field you're familiar with. Since infinity is not within the set, 0*∞ doesn't even make sense, and since it's a field (and many other reasons) 1/0 doesn't make sense either.

    You can define 1/0 (see Riemann Sphere) but it still won't be a field and it won't make sense in many contexts.

    The point is fathazza and I both have backgrounds in math, we can split hairs all day long.
     
  19. MrBadidea

    MrBadidea What's a Dremel?

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    Moral of the story: don't try and argue with a fat ginger. You won't win.
     
  20. julianmartin

    julianmartin resident cyborg.

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    I think the belgians are more likely to relax to some sweet jazz.
     

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