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I have no idea what the point is . . . But I want one

Postby CorranH » Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:21 am UTC

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Seriously, who loves nine's that much? I mean, just why?

EDIT - Oh god. I didn't notice at first glance. Let the arguments reign . . .
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Postby EvanED » Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:32 am UTC

I've always wanted a clock that turns counterclockwise.

You can buy them, but I've not found one that I particularly like.

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Postby pingu » Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:02 am UTC

EvanED wrote:I've always wanted a clock that turns counterclockwise.


You mean a clock that turns anticlockwise, starting from the "3" position (that is, like a true maths clock?)

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Re: I have no idea what the point is . . . But I want one

Postby Solt » Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:17 am UTC

CorranH wrote:Image

Seriously, who loves nine's that much? I mean, just why?

EDIT - Oh god. I didn't notice at first glance. Let the arguments reign . . .



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Postby pi-3 orionis » Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:27 am UTC

ok. . . I give up. What am I not getting here?

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Postby Nimz » Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:52 am UTC

I'm not sure I get it, either. Only thing I can come up with is an urge to make the whole thing evil by turning the clock upside-down. Or barring that, at least my monitor... :twisted:
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Re: I have no idea what the point is . . . But I want one

Postby madjo » Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:09 am UTC

CorranH wrote:EDIT - Oh god. I didn't notice at first glance. Let the arguments reign . . .
What didn't you notice at first glance?
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Postby Mouffles » Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:28 am UTC

madjo wrote:
CorranH wrote:EDIT - Oh god. I didn't notice at first glance. Let the arguments reign . . .
What didn't you notice at first glance?

I'm thinking it was the .999... That always generates arguments. But what is the crappy pun?
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Postby __Kit » Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:37 am UTC

O right, the seven, ha, thats really, ha...uh, uh, really funny!
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Postby Maurog » Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:44 am UTC

Why is 1 using only two nines? If you make a clock where every digit is three nines, do it right.
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Postby Nimz » Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:45 am UTC

Oh. Duh. I saw that (was actually one of the first ones I noticed), but made no connection. Still, I'd like to turn the thing upside-down and make it look like three 6's all over the place.
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Postby TheKhakinator » Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:48 am UTC

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH. It'd be great when people come over and start arguing over whether your clock is accurate or not. (If we're talking about the .9 recurring thing.)

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Postby Gelsamel » Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:44 am UTC

They should've done (9/9)*.9 (repeating) for 1.
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Postby Maurog » Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:57 am UTC

You don't have to use .9 repeating even once.
7 = sqrt(9)!+9/9
1 = sqrt(9)*sqrt(9)/9
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Postby Mouffles » Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:00 pm UTC

Maurog wrote:Why is 1 using only two nines? If you make a clock where every digit is three nines, do it right.

Isn't it (9/9)^9 ? That's why there are brackets.
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Postby Gelsamel » Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:11 pm UTC

Maurog wrote:You don't have to use .9 repeating even once.
7 = sqrt(9)!+9/9
1 = sqrt(9)*sqrt(9)/9


Yeah, but .9 repeating is sweet.

Though usually in stuff like this I'm against the use of 99 .9 and other stuff like that.
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Postby madjo » Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:25 pm UTC

Mouffles wrote:
Maurog wrote:Why is 1 using only two nines? If you make a clock where every digit is three nines, do it right.

Isn't it (9/9)^9 ? That's why there are brackets.
that's what I thought too. :)

But where can you buy this clock? :) I want one now. (ThinkGeek doesn't have it)
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Postby EvanED » Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:22 pm UTC

pingu wrote:
EvanED wrote:I've always wanted a clock that turns counterclockwise.


You mean a clock that turns anticlockwise, starting from the "3" position (that is, like a true maths clock?)


Eh, I'd actually rather it start at the typical 12 o'clock. I think it's funnier that way.

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Postby TheKhakinator » Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:26 pm UTC

I want a clock with only one really slow moving hand, that does one rotation every 12 hours. 12 is 2xPi, 6 being Pi. Radians FTW, y'all.

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Postby SoapyHobo » Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:27 pm UTC

EvanED wrote:Eh, I'd actually rather it start at the typical 12 o'clock. I think it's funnier that way.

You mean like this?
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Re: I have no idea what the point is . . . But I want one

Postby TigerX » Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:51 pm UTC

Solt wrote:I LOVE crappy puns. Where can I buy one?
What is the crappy pun?

All I can think of is: "A stitch in time saves nine". (Which doesn't really seem to fit.)

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Postby Bakemaster » Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:42 pm UTC

The simplest 1 o'clock, it seems to me, would be 9^(9-9). It only requires three nines and one "minus" sign.
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Postby Solt » Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:51 pm UTC

Wow I'm an idiot... and was out of it last night. There is no pun.

At least, not one that I remember.

muahahahahahahahahaha.
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Postby Alpha Omicron » Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:00 pm UTC

I have a clock that operates in the positive direction! Regular double-twelve-hour type.
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Postby Rat » Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:00 pm UTC

haha i get it

just look at the 9 furthest to the bottom right

you'll feel stupid for not noticing

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Postby Alpha Omicron » Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:03 pm UTC

"The factorial of the square root of nine minus the quotient of nine over nine?" I don't get it.
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Postby Bakemaster » Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:16 pm UTC

3*2*1-1=5
Could have used triangular, too.
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Postby CorranH » Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:45 pm UTC

Maurog wrote:Why is 1 using only two nines? If you make a clock where every digit is three nines, do it right.


It's hard to see with the bit of glare right over the '1' spot, but I believe it's actually (9/9)^9.

And I'm confused about the pun as well . . .
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Postby Arancaytar » Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:21 pm UTC

Solt wrote:I LOVE crappy puns. Where can I buy one?


pi-3 orionis wrote:ok. . . I give up. What am I not getting here?


Nimz wrote:I'm not sure I get it, either.


Mouffles wrote:But what is the crappy pun?


TigerX wrote: What is the crappy pun?


Solt wrote:There is no pun.


CorranH wrote:And I'm confused about the pun as well . . .


I think I have discovered a new, very evil and very amusing pastime. :twisted:

Get it? Pastime? It's a pun! Cookie to the one who gets it!
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Postby notallama » Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:48 pm UTC

it has almost 9 hours of downtime per year?

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Postby bbctol » Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:51 pm UTC

Available now for only $9.99!

If that doesn't cost exactly $9.99, there's something wrong with the world.

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Postby Peshmerga » Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:54 pm UTC

Haha that's a great pun.
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Postby zenten » Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:19 am UTC

CorranH wrote:
Maurog wrote:Why is 1 using only two nines? If you make a clock where every digit is three nines, do it right.


It's hard to see with the bit of glare right over the '1' spot, but I believe it's actually (9/9)^9.

And I'm confused about the pun as well . . .


I thought it was 9 chose 9.

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Postby SpitValve » Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:46 am UTC

Working from 9 to 5 just got a whole lot more depressing.

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Postby antonfire » Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:33 am UTC

Gelsamel wrote:Yeah, but .9 repeating is sweet.

Though usually in stuff like this I'm against the use of 99 .9 and other stuff like that.


Seconded on both points.


Anyway, to take the discussion off on a tangent, I think that the "clock" way makes much more sense than the "math" way. I'm not talking about direction (that's pretty arbitrary), I'm talking about where they start. The clock way, switching sign is a vertical reflection. The math way, switching sign is a horizontal reflection. A vertical reflection is a much more natural symmetry than a horizontal reflection, in my eyes. A lot of things that people encounter are symmetric over the vertical axis, few over the horizontal axis.

So, on the same note as the ideas that 2π should be the named constant, and F(x) should be written x F, the complex plane should be drawn with the real axis vertical and the imaginary axis horizontal. I'm not saying that people should actually start doing it this way, I just think it would've been nicer if it'd been done that way from the start.
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Postby evilbeanfiend » Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:40 am UTC

surely in maths you switch sign in horizontal and vertical reflection.

a clock with hours marking co-ordinate in the complex plane would be cool
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Postby madjo » Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:15 pm UTC

In case someone wants to buy the triplenine clock.
It can be found at Cafepress
And sadly Cafepress has no sense of humour and sells it for $12.50
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Postby thedufer » Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:19 pm UTC

TheKhakinator wrote:HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH. It'd be great when people come over and start arguing over whether your clock is accurate or not. (If we're talking about the .9 recurring thing.)


Thats only what math literate people would do. Everyone else would look up and either get a confused look on their face or ask someone else the time. "Well, there's a clock right there. Can't you tell time?"

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Postby Khonsu » Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:43 pm UTC

I'm too dumb for this clock. I get that all the numbers are still 1 - 12 but the design really confuses my eyes and generally pisses me off looking at it.

Also, why is everyone suddenly sporting a multicolored smoke sphere icon like mine? D: Maybe I'm just paranoid.

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Postby RealGrouchy » Fri Sep 07, 2007 10:57 pm UTC

I see no pun, other than the "I want one", or perhaps "nine's" refers to something I'm not aware of. I suspect it was a reference to something that was edited out of the original post before most of us got there.

Khonsu wrote:Also, why is everyone suddenly sporting a multicolored smoke sphere icon like mine? D: Maybe I'm just paranoid.
The only other one I see is __Kit, and I would hardly consider him a somebody, much less a component of "everyone".

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