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The 0.8181818181... Truth Movement


I myself prefer the 0.81818181... Truth Movement.
Dec 20 '07 #1
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On Dec 20, 1:05 am, Proginoskes <CCHeck...@gmail.comwrote:
I myself prefer the 0.81818181... Truth Movement.
More precisely, 0.81818181818181823.
Dec 20 '07 #2
On Thu, 20 Dec 2007 03:04:48 -0800, Dustan wrote:
On Dec 20, 1:05 am, Proginoskes <CCHeck...@gmail.comwrote:
>I myself prefer the 0.81818181... Truth Movement.

More precisely, 0.81818181818181823.
Hm…

In [59]: '%.60f' % (9 / 11.0)
Out[59]: '0.81818181818181823228286475568893365561962127685 5468750000000'

Ciao,
Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch
Dec 20 '07 #3
On Dec 20, 8:24 am, Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch <bj_...@gmx.netwrote:
On Thu, 20 Dec 2007 03:04:48 -0800, Dustan wrote:
On Dec 20, 1:05 am, Proginoskes <CCHeck...@gmail.comwrote:
I myself prefer the 0.81818181... Truth Movement.
More precisely, 0.81818181818181823.
Hm...
In [59]: '%.60f' % (9 / 11.0)
Out[59]: '0.81818181818181823228286475568893365561962127685 5468750000000'
Whoa... I only just realized, this was cross-posted to four other
groups. I wonder how many people got really confused with these
responses before seeing the other newsgroups? ;)

To those who are probably really infuriated right now at the
excessively pointless posts here, apologies, and I can only promise
that this is my own last post on this thread, and hope that others
show some Usenet morality as well.
Dec 20 '07 #4
On Dec 20, 4:29 pm, Dustan <DustanGro...@gmail.comwrote:
On Dec 20, 8:24 am, Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch <bj_...@gmx.netwrote:
On Thu, 20 Dec 2007 03:04:48 -0800, Dustan wrote:
On Dec 20, 1:05 am, Proginoskes <CCHeck...@gmail.comwrote:
>I myself prefer the 0.81818181... Truth Movement.
More precisely, 0.81818181818181823.
Hm...
In [59]: '%.60f' % (9 / 11.0)
Out[59]: '0.81818181818181823228286475568893365561962127685 5468750000000'
Only using double precision. Weenie.
Whoa... I only just realized, this was cross-posted to four other
groups. [...]
And we have comprehension!

Other posts about 9/11 to sci.math are likely to receive the same
treatment.

--- Christopher Heckman
Dec 22 '07 #5
I must break my promise and make another post.

On Dec 22, 2:31 am, Proginoskes <CCHeck...@gmail.comwrote:
On Dec 20, 4:29 pm, Dustan <DustanGro...@gmail.comwrote:
On Dec 20, 8:24 am, Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch <bj_...@gmx.netwrote:
On Thu, 20 Dec 2007 03:04:48 -0800, Dustan wrote:
On Dec 20, 1:05 am, Proginoskes <CCHeck...@gmail.comwrote:
I myself prefer the 0.81818181... Truth Movement.
More precisely, 0.81818181818181823.
Hm...
In [59]: '%.60f' % (9 / 11.0)
Out[59]: '0.81818181818181823228286475568893365561962127685 5468750000000'

Only using double precision. Weenie.
Look at the list of groups. Python's the only language in there.
Python uses double precision. Period.

Both Marc and I are regular posters to comp.lang.python. We were
cracking a python joke (or rather, general binary precision joke).
Whoa... I only just realized, this was cross-posted to four other
groups. [...]

And we have comprehension!
Well... we didn't when you posted that, but now we *might*.
Other posts about 9/11 to sci.math are likely to receive the same
treatment.
I'm not the least bit surprised. Other posts about division to
comp.lang.python are likely to receive the same treatment.

Of course, I could also have said that 9/11==0. Would you have figured
out what I was talking about then?
Dec 22 '07 #6
On 1117th December 2004, Dustan <Du**********@gmail.comwrote:
I must break my promise and make another post.

On Dec 22, 2:31 am, Proginoskes <CCHeck...@gmail.comwrote:
On Dec 20, 4:29 pm, Dustan <DustanGro...@gmail.comwrote:
On Dec 20, 8:24 am, Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch <bj_...@gmx.netwrote:
On Thu, 20 Dec 2007 03:04:48 -0800, Dustan wrote:
On Dec 20, 1:05 am, Proginoskes <CCHeck...@gmail.comwrote:
>I myself prefer the 0.81818181... Truth Movement.
More precisely, 0.81818181818181823.
Hm...
In [59]: '%.60f' % (9 / 11.0)
Out[59]: '0.81818181818181823228286475568893365561962127685 5468750000000'
Only using double precision. Weenie.

Look at the list of groups. Python's the only language in there.
Python uses double precision. Period.
But Professor Checkman was evidently interested in decimals, so
surely this is more relevant:
>>from decimal import *
Decimal('9')/Decimal('11')
Decimal("0.8181818181818181818181818182")

That's not double precision. So evidently Python uses more
than just double precision. So your above absolute statement
is either wrong or misleading. Period.

....
Of course, I could also have said that 9/11==0. Would you have figured
out what I was talking about then?
Odd, it appears that you joined the thread after the good
professor did. Therefore it is you who should be trying to
figure out what _he_ was saying, not the other way round.

Phil
--
Dear aunt, let's set so double the killer delete select all.
-- Microsoft voice recognition live demonstration
Dec 22 '07 #7
On Dec 22, 8:20 am, Phil Carmody <thefatphil_demun...@yahoo.co.uk>
wrote:
On 1117th December 2004, Dustan <DustanGro...@gmail.comwrote:
Look at the list of groups. Python's the only language in there.
Python uses double precision. Period.

But Professor Checkman was evidently interested in decimals, so
surely this is more relevant:
>from decimal import *
Decimal('9')/Decimal('11')

Decimal("0.8181818181818181818181818182")

That's not double precision. So evidently Python uses more
than just double precision. So your above absolute statement
is either wrong or misleading. Period.
I stand corrected. Sort of. Not really. Python's built-in types remain
limited to doubles. Misleading, maybe.
Of course, I could also have said that 9/11==0. Would you have figured
out what I was talking about then?

Odd, it appears that you joined the thread after the good
professor did. Therefore it is you who should be trying to
figure out what _he_ was saying, not the other way round.
Yeah, because what he was saying was very cryptic.
Dec 22 '07 #8
Proginoskes wrote:
On Dec 20, 4:29 pm, Dustan <DustanGro...@gmail.comwrote:
>On Dec 20, 8:24 am, Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch <bj_...@gmx.netwrote:
>>On Thu, 20 Dec 2007 03:04:48 -0800, Dustan wrote:
On Dec 20, 1:05 am, Proginoskes <CCHeck...@gmail.comwrote:
I myself prefer the 0.81818181... Truth Movement.
More precisely, 0.81818181818181823.
Hm...
In [59]: '%.60f' % (9 / 11.0)
Out[59]: '0.81818181818181823228286475568893365561962127685 5468750000000'

Only using double precision. Weenie.
>Whoa... I only just realized, this was cross-posted to four other
groups. [...]

And we have comprehension!

Other posts about 9/11 to sci.math are likely to receive the same
treatment.

--- Christopher Heckman
And what is the answer to 818181818/1000000007 or about
0.818181812272727314090908801363638390454531266818 2811... ?

David Bernier

Dec 22 '07 #9
Dustan <Du**********@gmail.comwrites:
On Dec 22, 8:20 am, Phil Carmody <thefatphil_demun...@yahoo.co.uk>
wrote:
On 1117th December 2004, Dustan <DustanGro...@gmail.comwrote:
Look at the list of groups. Python's the only language in there.
Python uses double precision. Period.
But Professor Checkman was evidently interested in decimals, so
surely this is more relevant:
>>from decimal import *
>>Decimal('9')/Decimal('11')
Decimal("0.8181818181818181818181818182")

That's not double precision. So evidently Python uses more
than just double precision. So your above absolute statement
is either wrong or misleading. Period.

I stand corrected. Sort of. Not really. Python's built-in types remain
limited to doubles. Misleading, maybe.
Don't worry, I was only pulling your leg.
Of course, I could also have said that 9/11==0. Would you have figured
out what I was talking about then?
Odd, it appears that you joined the thread after the good
professor did. Therefore it is you who should be trying to
figure out what _he_ was saying, not the other way round.

Yeah, because what he was saying was very cryptic.
Not compared to half of the nonsense I write :-)

Seasons greetings,
Phil
--
Dear aunt, let's set so double the killer delete select all.
-- Microsoft voice recognition live demonstration
Dec 23 '07 #10

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