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I've heard it takes forever to grow a woman from the ground
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I've heard it takes forever to grow a woman from the ground
There are only two hard things in computer science: cache invalidation, naming things, and offbyone errors
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I've heard it takes forever to grow a woman from the ground
Originally posted by Nick George:
That's quite a guarantee
"I'm not back."  Bill Harding, Twister
Originally posted by Gerald Davis:
I still don�t believe it. Maybe it is true based on the confines of a computer or maybe based on the confines of the universe but logically it can never be true.
Do you have any web links to support this?
Piscis Babelis est parvus, flavus, et hiridicus, et est probabiliter insolitissima raritas in toto mundo.
Originally posted by Gerald Davis:
May I be so bold considering I don�t know math but .999999( if it means 0.999999) cannot possibly be 1.
I don�t now what your Java compiler comes up with but with Lisp its
1.999998
"I'm not back."  Bill Harding, Twister
Originally posted by David O'Meara:
He argued that an arrow can never reach its target, since it first has to travel half the distance. It then has to travel half the remaining distance, then half the remaining distance again and again and again. An infinite amount of halves, to be precise.
Originally posted by Gerald Davis:
The real world also has these pixels called atoms, assuming atoms are smallest atomic entity in the universe, I don�t know because I don�t know physics. So because of the finiteness of the scale of minuteness of the universe limited by atoms the arrow will always hit its target.
I've heard it takes forever to grow a woman from the ground
"I'm not back."  Bill Harding, Twister
There are only two hard things in computer science: cache invalidation, naming things, and offbyone errors
Originally posted by James Christian:
Fred,
Actually the daddy of all operations is good old addition. The only maths that computers are capable of doing aside from logical operations. Multiplication is an extension of addition as 2*10 is simply 2 added to itself 10 times. The inverse of addition is subtraction which I sincerely hope I need not explain. Hence division is the extension of subtraction as 10/2 we simply count the number of times we take 2 from 10 before the remainder is 0 or less than 2 as for example in the operation 11/2 you can subtract 2 from 11 a total of 5 times before the result is 1, hence the result is 5 remainder 1. If we take 10 oranges and divide them by 0 the result is 0 subtractions with a remainder of 10 oranges. It's common sense you don't need to have a degree in imaginary numbers to understand the simplicity of it all.
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