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Rick Beaver
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Which do you prefer 0 or 1?

Personally the negativity of 0 appeals to me.
 
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Originally posted by Nick Leaver:
Personally the negativity of 0 appeals to me.


0 is neither negative or positive. Its the ulitmate wishy washy number. Its screws up calculations all the time. There is no other number that requires special programming.

1 is bit of a pain sometimes too, but no where near what brother 0 is.

I dis-like 1 less than i dis-like 0.

How's that for negative?
[ January 12, 2005: Message edited by: Ray Marsh ]
 
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I prefer 0. I believe it holds its ground a little better than 1 when mingling in floating-point world.

It also doesn't force the other numbers to be something they are not. I wish more numbers could be like 0.
 
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0

.. not sure why though !
 
Jim Yingst
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0 is neither negative or positive. Its the ulitmate wishy washy number.

Not at all. It is a perfectly balanced constant.
 
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0 is more well-rounded, while 1 is kind of... well, one-dimensional.
 
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0 is a little pudgy for me. 1, despite being a little prickly, is tall and slim - just the way I like my numbers.
 
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Definitely 1. Almost as beautiful as alef.
 
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Something is better than nothing.
 
Vijay Vaddem
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David O'Meara
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0 is neither negative or positive. Its the ulitmate wishy washy number.
I assume we're talking 2's Compliment?
 
Ashok Mash
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Zero is hero of numbers, because it defines the beginning, the centre and the end.

If we ever determine the absolute centre of the universe, what would be its coordinates? (0,0,0,...) (Add a '0' for every dimension known to man).
 
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I prefer 0 because it makes me say "Oh". On the other hand people often say that 1's won.
 
Nathaniel Stoddard
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Maybe it's because of my C++ days, but 1 is definitely better than 0.
 
Marc Peabody
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5 is right out.
 
Thomas Paul
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1 is the lonliest number.
 
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Zero, it gives the Mathematicians / Physicians something [or is that nothing] to think about
See what I mean: The Beginning of Time
[ January 13, 2005: Message edited by: Peter Rooke ]
 
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I'd have to go with 0. It's a newer number.
 
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