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Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50196953

### Re: 1190: "Time"

I just realized the very-important-first-ever-message-prophecy I left here many timeframes ago was probably unread by most because of the mod-checking-your-first-post thing. I hereby quote myself for the greater good: I was just eating some noodles, when suddenly the almighty Flying Spaghetti Monste...
Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:04 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: A Natural Numeral System
Replies: 30
Views: 6320

### Re: A Natural Numeral System

How are e and Pi any more "specific" than 2? Is saying "two" somehow not infinitely specific, since that completely specifies the exact value of the number? Maybe "specific" isn't the best word to describe what I mean. I'll try to explain myself better: 2 is a definiti...
Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:42 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: A Natural Numeral System
Replies: 30
Views: 6320

### Re: A Natural Numeral System

Base 1 is probably the most simple option, and base i sounds interesting, but ideally I want a system that can be used for all real numbers. One might say that base 2 is "more natural", but it is still not as natural as things like Pi and e. What makes you say that? 2 is the ratio of a cir...
Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: A Natural Numeral System
Replies: 30
Views: 6320

### A Natural Numeral System

In physics there are natural non-arbitrary units of measurement, based on things like the speed of light or planck length, which made me wonder if it is possible to invent such numeral system. Us humans use base 10, which is comfortable because we have 10 fingers. One might say that base 2 is "...
Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:53 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1190: "Time"
Replies: 107239
Views: 50196953

### Re: 1190: "Time"

I was just eating some noodles, when suddenly the almighty Flying Spaghetti Monster spoke to me through His Noodly Appendage. He sent me on a quest to leave LurkerLand and venture into a pirateforsaken forum thread, only known as Time itself. He told me I must deliver a message to the ancient Timewa...

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