billryan
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May 22nd, 2022 at 6:15:24 AM permalink
I've been giving this a lot of thought lately, partially driven by the fact this forum has changed so much since I joined it several years ago. It wasn't easy, and I'm sure some will try and talk me out of it.
I have made up my mind that four and four equals ten. I realize some will disagree, and point out how so-called textbooks will say it is eight, but I have made up my mind. I have nothing against the number eight, it's just that ten contains fewer letters and it is more convenient.
I'm a grown-ass man and I don't need any over-educated lilliputians telling me how I must think.
As the great Merican folksinger R.Kelly once said- If I can dream it, I can be it.
Some people dream of living in a race-free, class-free society. I choose to live in a math-free society, where five plus three could be eight, or it could be ten. My mind is made up.
See you in the funny papers.
The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
odiousgambit
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May 22nd, 2022 at 6:38:15 AM permalink
well the good news is we now have the New Math, and that is how it is taught, so you'll be fine

unfortunately the casinos are going to stick to the old math. When you are supposed to win 8 dollars you do not get 10.

Racists!
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: Thanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell! She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder
DJTeddyBear
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May 22nd, 2022 at 6:44:43 AM permalink
I edited it to the important points:
Quote: billryan

four and four equals ten.

five plus three could be  ten.

Wait a sec.
Which is it?
4 + 4 = 10?
Or
5 + 3 = 10?

Im so confused. 😵‍💫
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Dieter
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May 22nd, 2022 at 6:49:09 AM permalink
If you're working in octal, it often looks like that.

There's probably a Christmas = Halloween joke in there.
May the cards fall in your favor.
ChumpChange
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May 22nd, 2022 at 6:49:17 AM permalink
Obvious math is square rooting a negative number and getting imaginary numbers.
billryan
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May 22nd, 2022 at 6:57:19 AM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

well the good news is we now have the New Math, and that is how it is taught, so you'll be fine

unfortunately the casinos are going to stick to the old math. When you are supposed to win 8 dollars you do not get 10.

Racists!

The besterds.
What if my red chips self-identify as green chips.
The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
ChumpChange
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May 22nd, 2022 at 7:01:29 AM permalink
Housing prices are self-identifying as doubling. I don't see the CPI printing that!
billryan
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May 22nd, 2022 at 7:09:28 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

I edited it to the important points:

Quote: billryan

four and four equals ten.

five plus three could be  ten.

Wait a sec.
Which is it?
4 + 4 = 10?
Or
5 + 3 = 10?

Im so confused. 😵‍💫

Exactly. Everyone knows there is only one best way to jump to a conclusion, but lets examine the so-called number 8 compared to a number like 7. The number 7 reminds us of greatness- The Seven Wonders of the World, Mickey Mantle, Seven brides for seven brothers, seventh game of the world series.
What does the number 8 remind us of? When I hear 8, I think of the time I ate a jar of pickles and my tummy hurt for days, or I think of what zeta did to theta. Put two zeros side by side and you have nothing. Put them on top of each other and suddenly you have an integer we are supposed to value?

I have spoken my piece and counted to three.
Last edited by: billryan on May 22, 2022
The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
tuttigym
Joined: Feb 12, 2010
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May 22nd, 2022 at 7:20:51 AM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

well the good news is we now have the New Math, and that is how it is taught, so you'll be fine

unfortunately the casinos are going to stick to the old math. When you are supposed to win 8 dollars you do not get 10.

Racists!