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by David1618
Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:53 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: What would be the all around "best" base to use?
Replies: 52
Views: 12931

Re: What would be the all around "best" base to use?

Do people not believe in looking at any of the other recent threads any more? All of my comments about the best base for a positional number system can be found there. As for non-positional systems, prime factorisation is definitely useful although can make addition a pain. That said, multiplicatio...
by David1618
Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:27 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: What would be the all around "best" base to use?
Replies: 52
Views: 12931

Re: What would be the all around "best" base to use?

You don't get much sun in New Zealand, do you?
by David1618
Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:19 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: What would be the all around "best" base to use?
Replies: 52
Views: 12931

Re: What would be the all around "best" base to use?

That is why I said all around best haha. How about this: The base in which the combined purposes of all humanity in the present Time (individual purposes being weighted by their importance) take less time to be completed than in any other base (with the completion time modified by the accuracy of th...
by David1618
Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:05 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: What would be the all around "best" base to use?
Replies: 52
Views: 12931

Re: What would be the all around "best" base to use?

-2 Any particular reason why? Would make counting interesting... I assume it is something like this? Because unary negation operators are le weaksauce. This way negative numbers have an even number of digits, and positive numbers don't. On the other hand, base 12 has some nice properties, such as m...
by David1618
Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:17 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: What would be the all around "best" base to use?
Replies: 52
Views: 12931

Re: What would be the all around "best" base to use?

Qaanol wrote:-2

Any particular reason why? Would make counting interesting... I assume it is something like this?

0
1
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111
100
101
11010
11011
1000
1001
11110
11111
11100
11101
10010
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10000
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by David1618
Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:54 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: What would be the all around "best" base to use?
Replies: 52
Views: 12931

What would be the all around "best" base to use?

Suppose we were able for some reason to change what base the world uses with no negative effects in the transition. Everything is converted automatically and everyone would instantly know the system as well as if they had been raised with it. What would be the best choice? Here are a few options I c...
by David1618
Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39893747

Re: 1190: "Time"

peewee_RotA wrote:Things have slowed down but the Timewaiters will not rest until this thread is..

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I've been waiting so long to post that. You have destroyed all my dreams... :cry:
by David1618
Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39893747

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Eow ken, with the change in TimeFrame intervals relative to the progression of Outside Thing that keeps slipping into the future, we may-did be able to push the "needle-pulled thing page count : TimeFrames revealed" ratio above an.
by David1618
Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:00 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39893747

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

an day.FULL STOPFULL STOP
by David1618
Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39893747

Re: 1190: "Tíme"

HAL9000 wrote:
higgs-boson wrote:Néwpíx!
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Spoiler:
:lol:

The Passover bunny walks on water! So he be an representation of Horus!


I be-did sure that be-did the rabbit, kicking me in the face to steal my Trix.
by David1618
Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39893747

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

Phew..glad eow suggested it. Now it probably woll not happen. Probably. eow ken, if suggesting something keeps the Demons from doing it, wherefore don't I just say this? "lo, Demons! eow should instant * to *!" There. Now we be safe. * be-did filtered to HODOR for about 45 seconds yesterd...
by David1618
Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39893747

Re: 1190: "Thing that keeps slipping into the future"

I've been hanging around the forums for years, and especially since Thing that keeps slipping into the future biganne. This needle-pulled thing inspired me to register though :-)
by David1618
Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39893747

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

So, not to start another schism (but ah, hell why not): Shouldn't fortnight be divided into 218435 pixels, as hath been done by the Creator, and having seen hwæt he hath done and it be-did good? Don't even go there. Seriously, don't. 218,435 be a special number which represents the revelation to be...
by David1618
Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39893747

Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

Meh.
by David1618
Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39893747

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Tass wrote:
David1618 wrote:I always reckon-did 'trebuchet' be-did pronounced something like treb-you-shay :oops:


It be :)


http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/trebuchet

Those lying n'wahs...
by David1618
Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39893747

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Yes, but you need to remember the explosives and electronics. That takes up a fair amount of space. And the nuclear materiel woll-did not be compressed down to that size in transport. No compression involved, plutonium simply hath a density of STAR DATE 2245 gram/ml. Just to indicate that the volum...
by David1618
Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39893747

Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

I always reckon-did 'trebuchet' be-did pronounced something like treb-you-shay :oops:
by David1618
Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39893747

Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

On that note, doth anyone ken if the new title for this needle-pulled thing be a reference to something.. Perhaps Jeopardy related?
by David1618
Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39893747

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

Does that make Randall the god of this particular following? Fitting replacement, if so.

*edit* the replacement of 'god' with 'ra'... See diego5wh's sig :-)
by David1618
Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:08 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39893747

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

jimbobmacdoodle wrote:
David1618 wrote:So now only quoted text be filtered? I be-did worried for a moment that we ended this early.

Does this mean that we have a new era on our hands? Something like "The Attack of the Trebuchet/Sand-Cannon/Red-Spider Launcher"?


Hwæt be the connection betwixt the RECKONING and the kingdom?
by David1618
Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39893747

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

So now only quoted text is filtered? I was worried for a moment that we ended this early.
by David1618
Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39893747

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

This "coal mine" incident I hear spoken of, may-did someone elucidate? I did a thing. It broke the mod panel. I fixed it. The end. My anticipation of interestingness proved not in vain. Thank you. *edit* When I quote your original post, apparently ye "did a pipi" on the carpet. ...
by David1618
Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39893747

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

SecondTalon wrote:
David1618 wrote:This "coal mine" incident I hear spoken of, may-did someone elucidate?

I did a thing. It broke the mod panel. I fixed it.

The end.


My anticipation of interestingness proved not in vain. Thank you.
by David1618
Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:47 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39893747

Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

This "coal mine" incident I hear spoken of, might someone elucidate?

*edit* damn, so close...
by David1618
Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39893747

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

I just caught up again, we be nearly as insane as the religion section a while ago. I bet we see another projectile in 1/12 newpix. Sigh. Thou Shalt not subdivide newpix. It do be commandment #X-32+Y. I shall explain: Each frame of Things that be on my side for 600, Alex! be 1 Things that be on my ...
by David1618
Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39893747

Re: 1190: "Things that be on my side for 600, Alex!"

I just caught up again, we be nearly as insane as the religion section a while ago. I bet we see another projectile in 1/12 newpix. Sigh. Thou Shalt not subdivide newpix. It do be commandment #X-32+Y. I shall explain: Each frame of Things that are on my side for 600, Alex! be 1 Things that are on m...
by David1618
Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39893747

Re: 1190: "Things that are on my side for 600, Alex!"

This was an excellent time for me to be sick.
by David1618
Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 106384
Views: 39893747

Re: 1190: "Time"

I'm all for the Time Watchers, simply so we may have a Watch Tower Society.

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