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by Tonepoet
September 28th, 2010, 1:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: US threatening to censor internet
Replies: 69
Views: 10774

Re: US threatening to censor internet

Well yes Joram the people voted them in but do you really think somebody's going to run their campaign on "Hey everybody! Let's censor the internet!" He's probably going to keep that opinion to himself until the time comes to petition for the bill and vote upon it in congress and by that t...
by Tonepoet
September 27th, 2010, 7:29 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Playstation 2
Replies: 34
Views: 5494

Re: Playstation 2

Dood, you're crazy. Who'd buy a console just to play Halo at this point ? There's a way to run a legal copy on almost any computer made within the last 4 years, which is about the average upgrade cycle. I even saw it at the Apple Store once. Also with 360 controllers being compatible with just about...
by Tonepoet
September 24th, 2010, 10:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: where do you rate yourself as a Wesnoth player?
Replies: 76
Views: 11743

Re: where do you rate yourself as a Wesnoth player?

I teeter tottered back 'n forth between the extremities of 5 and 7 when I played regularly. I haven't been around for a while though so I'm probably rusty enough to be 4 solid at the moment, esp. if there've been any balancing changes. Also depends on what you consider experienced though.... This to...
by Tonepoet
September 24th, 2010, 6:12 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Open-source fiction
Replies: 10
Views: 2044

Re: Open-source fiction

Collaborative Roleplaying sessions are fairly close. They're not officially legit to freely distribute but they're usually freely viewed by the general public and typically have the audience being the main contributors. That being said they're also terrible as both games and stories because people t...
by Tonepoet
September 24th, 2010, 5:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Playstation 2
Replies: 34
Views: 5494

Re: Playstation 2

I can't make guarantees on the behalf of others, be it amazon, ebay or even brick 'n mortar merchants unfortunately. You'll just have to go by reputation and hope for the best there, which is greatly aided by the feedback system. In the event that you have a problem you'll have to file a dispute wit...
by Tonepoet
September 22nd, 2010, 2:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Playstation 2
Replies: 34
Views: 5494

Re: Playstation 2

Fatties are selling on amazon for $43 and should work better than the slimline ones that've had a lot of their hardware cut out, making it so that an actual PS2 might not be fully compatible with the PS2 library. At least so I've heard anyway. The memory card is about five dollars over that. I just ...
by Tonepoet
August 24th, 2010, 7:57 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: USA Gun Ban... You Have to at Least Respect Their Opinions.
Replies: 121
Views: 16982

Re: USA Gun Ban... You Have to at Least Respect Their Opinio

While I'll admit technologically outgunned, I'll second Velsenek's opinion that it wouldn't be ludicrously one sided in favor of government. In the U.S. which supposedly has one of the world's most powerful military forces there are 2,215,700 military servicemen . It sounds pretty big until you comp...
by Tonepoet
August 12th, 2010, 6:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Bot giving WML advice.
Replies: 44
Views: 6610

Re: Bot giving WML advice.

I'd actually go a step further and say that there's very little chance that even a benevolently designed, wholesome bot would be that great of an idea at this moment in time. They most often don't read enough into context to provide definitively relevant information, cannot provide useful informatio...
by Tonepoet
July 10th, 2010, 1:30 am
Forum: Game Development
Topic: Frogatto
Replies: 82
Views: 21556

Re: Frogatto

It's pretty easy to put down the keys on the ground to fight, so if you toss them near a pit, that's your risk to take and your trajectory to figure out. I think if you're worried about people losing the keys unjustly the whole regurgitation upon hitstun thing is probably going to pose the greatest ...
by Tonepoet
July 9th, 2010, 1:02 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Vending Machine--a forum game
Replies: 621
Views: 61679

Re: The Vending Machine--a forum game

In less than a second, out pops a replacement machine in a protective capsule.

I put in that capsule.
by Tonepoet
July 8th, 2010, 11:12 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is 0.9 recurring equal to 1?
Replies: 81
Views: 14749

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Don't put words in my mouth, I never said anything about 0.999..., my ramblings were an answer to a totally different question. Does he have to? It's a very easy conclusion to infer, since it is inherent to the nature of the given answers answers given that 0 is the only infinitely small value. Oth...
by Tonepoet
July 7th, 2010, 6:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is 0.9 recurring equal to 1?
Replies: 81
Views: 14749

Re: Is 0.9 recurring equal to 1?

I'd submit that such factors are largely unimportant, as for most practical intents and purposes whenever .9~ occurs its so impractically close to 1 that it may as well be rounded up. Even if it was a huge problem, you said it yourself, we cannot simply make wishes of the math and make it so. What y...
by Tonepoet
July 5th, 2010, 2:43 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is 0.9 recurring equal to 1?
Replies: 81
Views: 14749

Re: Is 0.9 recurring equal to 1?

Okay so numbers are representations. Then I have a question about a concept I want to represent: If we don't have issues of numeric storage to consider, how close can we get to 1 without being 1 on the numeric scale? It would seem to me that the best form of representing such an indefinite concept w...
by Tonepoet
July 3rd, 2010, 8:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is 0.9 recurring equal to 1?
Replies: 81
Views: 14749

Re: Is 0.9 recurring equal to 1?

I don't follow you. You are in essence saying that the only way 0.3333(rec) could equal one third is if it ends? That is not true. 0.333(rec) can equal one third. In fact, it does equal one third. The reason that it does so is because it is infinite. If it was ever finite, then it would not. Why wo...
by Tonepoet
July 3rd, 2010, 3:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is 0.9 recurring equal to 1?
Replies: 81
Views: 14749

Re: Is 0.9 recurring equal to 1?

Why can't calculus be inaccurate? Are there no margins of error in its applications? Also, can you extrapolate upon how something can be equal and unequal at the same time? Also just to better demonstrate my thoughts on recombination: 1+1=2 .9+.9=1.8 .99+.99 = 1.98 .999+999=1.998 .9...+.9... = 1.9.....