Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-27-2015, 03:03 PM   #61
Smellyoldgit
Stinkin' Mod
 
Smellyoldgit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Britland
Posts: 13,613

Stop the Holy See men!
Smellyoldgit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2015, 09:03 PM   #62
kselfri
New Member!
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 16
Please explain how you've been misrepresented.
kselfri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2015, 06:44 AM   #63
ghoulslime
I Live Here
 
ghoulslime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 20,925
Quote:
kselfri wrote View Post
Please explain how you've been misrepresented.
Go back, read very carefully, and try to work it out on your own. You need not aspire to greatness, but you could try to ascend from an idiot to an imbecile. Who knows, in time you could become a moron!

The Leprechauns do not forbid the drawing of Their images, as long as we color within the lines. ~ Ghoulslime H Christ, Prophet, Seer, Revelator, and Masturbator
ghoulslime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2015, 06:27 AM   #64
ghoulslime
I Live Here
 
ghoulslime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 20,925

The Leprechauns do not forbid the drawing of Their images, as long as we color within the lines. ~ Ghoulslime H Christ, Prophet, Seer, Revelator, and Masturbator
ghoulslime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2015, 01:59 PM   #65
abeeching1
New Member!
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 6
So logical

Gosh i love the number pi, 3.14159265358979323... and forever it continues. If you can explain the logic of this i might actually listen.
abeeching1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2015, 08:07 PM   #66
AtomJack
Member
 
AtomJack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 290
Quote:
abeeching1 wrote View Post
Gosh i love the number pi, 3.14159265358979323... and forever it continues. If you can explain the logic of this i might actually listen.
Do you want a mathematical proof that π continues forever, and thus is an irrational number? Or just the logic of how that was determined? I can accommodate you with either. But don't get tedious about it, tedium is incredibly boring.
AtomJack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2015, 07:43 PM   #67
dstallma
Member
 
dstallma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Fort Worth
Posts: 99
I wonder if Pi is finite in another base other than base 10?

When in doubt, C4. Jamie Hyneman
Number of Atheists JJ has converted counter: 0
dstallma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2015, 09:25 PM   #68
AtomJack
Member
 
AtomJack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 290
Quote:
dstallma wrote View Post
I wonder if Pi is finite in another base other than base 10?
Hey, how you doin'? Nope, Pi is irrational in any base. The issue is that the ratio doesn't ever rationally divide where we would like it to. For instance, the ratio of the diameter of a circle to it's circumference will always be that irrational number Pi; you just can't get away from that. Geometers better than I have tried, to no avail. Just like xtians being pestilential, wherever you go.
AtomJack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 07:13 PM   #69
lostsheep
Obsessed Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,902
Quote:
AtomJack wrote View Post
Hey, how you doin'? Nope, Pi is irrational in any base. The issue is that the ratio doesn't ever rationally divide where we would like it to. For instance, the ratio of the diameter of a circle to it's circumference will always be that irrational number Pi; you just can't get away from that. Geometers better than I have tried, to no avail. Just like xtians being pestilential, wherever you go.
Huh. I never even thought about Pi in another base. I guess two is still two no matter what base, and Pi is still Pi...

"If God inspired the Bible, why is it such a piece of shit?" (Kaziglu Bey)
lostsheep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2015, 08:06 PM   #70
AtomJack
Member
 
AtomJack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 290
Quote:
lostsheep wrote View Post
Huh. I never even thought about Pi in another base. I guess two is still two no matter what base, and Pi is still Pi...
Well, they would look different, for instance 2 in base 2 is 10. So, Pi would look different in the same way. You wouldn't see a numeral above 1 with Pi in base 2, but it would still be Pi, since it is just a ratio. This is something that was handled by computer programmers decades ago, because in the end, all that is processed in a computer is in binary (transistors either on or off).
AtomJack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2015, 07:04 PM   #71
lostsheep
Obsessed Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 1,902
Quote:
AtomJack wrote View Post
Well, they would look different, for instance 2 in base 2 is 10. So, Pi would look different in the same way. You wouldn't see a numeral above 1 with Pi in base 2, but it would still be Pi, since it is just a ratio. This is something that was handled by computer programmers decades ago, because in the end, all that is processed in a computer is in binary (transistors either on or off).
That makes sense. Thanks!

"If God inspired the Bible, why is it such a piece of shit?" (Kaziglu Bey)
lostsheep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2015, 08:46 PM   #72
dstallma
Member
 
dstallma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Fort Worth
Posts: 99
Quote:
AtomJack wrote View Post
Well, they would look different, for instance 2 in base 2 is 10. So, Pi would look different in the same way. You wouldn't see a numeral above 1 with Pi in base 2, but it would still be Pi, since it is just a ratio. This is something that was handled by computer programmers decades ago, because in the end, all that is processed in a computer is in binary (transistors either on or off).
Thanks, you explained it well.

When in doubt, C4. Jamie Hyneman
Number of Atheists JJ has converted counter: 0
dstallma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2015, 10:42 PM   #73
clambake
shred
 
clambake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Allentown Pennsylvania USA
Posts: 1,038
Isn't base about as significant as the font as far as mathematics is concerned?

"Ignorance is not bliss; it is terrifying like walking blindfolded down a dark hallway full of set bear traps." ~ Sternwallow

Death will be like 1964 all over again.
clambake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2015, 06:50 AM   #74
Davin
Obsessed Member
 
Davin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: One the armpits of the U.S. of A.
Posts: 2,856
Quote:
clambake wrote View Post
Isn't base about as significant as the font as far as mathematics is concerned?
Yes, base isn't that important in mathematics. It's only important for the thing that is performing the math and the thing that is receiving the answer.

Base 2: 100 + 101 = 1001
Base 4: 10 + 11 = 21
Base 8: 4 + 5 = 11
Base 10: 4 + 5 = 9
Base 16: 4 + 5 = 9

Always question all authorities because the authority you don't question is the most dangerous... except me, never question me.
Davin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2015, 07:03 AM   #75
clambake
shred
 
clambake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Allentown Pennsylvania USA
Posts: 1,038
Quote:
abeeching1 wrote View Post
Gosh i love the number pi, 3.14159265358979323... and forever it continues. If you can explain the logic of this i might actually listen.
Why not let Kate (not our Kate ) explain it

Kate Bush - Pi

(YouTube link)

"Ignorance is not bliss; it is terrifying like walking blindfolded down a dark hallway full of set bear traps." ~ Sternwallow

Death will be like 1964 all over again.
clambake is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:30 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin - Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2000 - , Raving Atheists [dot] com frequency-supranational frequency-supranational