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by Zarel
July 7th, 2010, 4:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is 0.9 recurring equal to 1?
Replies: 81
Views: 9646

Re: Is 0.9 recurring equal to 1?

Sgt. Groovy wrote:Like wave and particle? :P
I said "not sure" and "seem". I didn't dismiss the possibility entirely. :|
by Zarel
July 7th, 2010, 4:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: A Hopefully Non-Sexist Survey
Replies: 105
Views: 13689

Re: A Hopefully Non-Sexist Survey

97% men 3% girls... So apparently all of our male members are adults and all of our female members are children? Huh? :roll: "Girl" is often used as a term to refer to [young] adult females, as youth (and the physical attractiveness that goes along with it) is relatively a more desirable quality fo...
by Zarel
July 7th, 2010, 4:33 pm
Forum: Game Development
Topic: Frogatto
Replies: 82
Views: 15924

Re: Frogatto

I'd have expected better from you :P The content is copyrighted. Copyright has nothing to do with writing, and everything to do with the right to copy. I know you know this already, but not everyone reading does :eng: I've corrected Jetrel on that spelling before. I guess it's habit for him by now....
by Zarel
July 7th, 2010, 8:30 am
Forum: Ideas
Topic: Tiny UI improvement in addons window
Replies: 9
Views: 830

Re: Tiny UI improvement in addons window

Actually, depending on your definition of "coding", the change would require absolutely no coding at all. You just find-and-replace "Ok" and "Cancel" in the relevant code section. Don't even need to understand C++. 1.8 was on a string freeze like half a year ago, so it makes sense that the change ha...
by Zarel
July 7th, 2010, 7:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is 0.9 recurring equal to 1?
Replies: 81
Views: 9646

Re: Is 0.9 recurring equal to 1?

Don't put words in my mouth, I never said anything about 0.999..., my ramblings were an answer to a totally different question. Fair enough. But my other post still applies. And there are still problems with that approach: 1. Nearly every known infinitesimal number system still satisfies ε > ε/2 > ...
by Zarel
July 7th, 2010, 4:18 am
Forum: Users’ Forum
Topic: Regarding Alignment
Replies: 7
Views: 1170

Re: Regarding Alignment

Just to add my slant on it, as I have come to reason it out for myself, the only race where alignment has anything to do with its D&D counterpart is human. It's really just a matter of how cooperative (from law-abiding peasants to the captain of the royal army), aloof (from the solitary ranger to t...
by Zarel
July 6th, 2010, 11:41 pm
Forum: Game Development
Topic: Frogatto
Replies: 82
Views: 15924

Re: Frogatto

The limitation for wall jumps, is just that you have to be still in the upward part of your jump. You can most certainly run and wall jump. See, that's the kind of low-discoverability limitation that should not be present in a game. I wanted a separate key for running as well, but we definitely cou...
by Zarel
July 6th, 2010, 11:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is 0.9 recurring equal to 1?
Replies: 81
Views: 9646

Re: Is 0.9 recurring equal to 1?

(There is no Nobel prize for mathematics.) The closest analogous prize would be the Fields Medal . If you stick to real numbers, you're right. But then again, so were everyone before Bombelli who said that sqrt(-1) doesn't exist. The difference is that sqrt(-1) doesn't exist in the real numbers. Co...
by Zarel
July 6th, 2010, 11:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is 0.9 recurring equal to 1?
Replies: 81
Views: 9646

Re: Is 0.9 recurring equal to 1?

What if ö is like i, that it doesn't make sense in the realm of real numbers, but if you ignore this seeming contradiction and just go ahead as if did exist, you may break into a new realm of numbers that nobody could even dream about before. Four points: 1. Even in number systems with infinitesima...
by Zarel
July 6th, 2010, 5:33 am
Forum: Game Development
Topic: Frogatto
Replies: 82
Views: 15924

Re: Frogatto

The tongue is kind of unforgiving in terms of accuracy, which was kind of frustrating. The physics engine in general is unforgiving, like how you bounce down if your jump hits a ceiling, instead of sliding as you do in some platformers. And sometimes sticking to the wall doesn't work - it appears to...
by Zarel
July 5th, 2010, 8:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is 0.9 recurring equal to 1?
Replies: 81
Views: 9646

Re: Is 0.9 recurring equal to 1?

...values you can assign arbitrarily to anything you like (hence the one nation rambling and the race troll, and the global warming troll, religion troll... ) Yes, but the assignment is what's arbitrary, not the values themselves. You can argue as much as you want that definition of the symbol "1" ...
by Zarel
July 5th, 2010, 3:36 am
Forum: Writers’ Forum
Topic: Inconsistency with griffons?
Replies: 46
Views: 4740

Re: Inconsistency with griffons?

Last time I checked, the campign had all these big warnings attached telling people that it was not part of the whole official Wesnoth thing, but just for fun, or something to that effect. Erm, SoF (the one with Krawg) is a mainline campaign and canon. Are you thinking of IftU or something? I think...
by Zarel
July 5th, 2010, 12:49 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is 0.9 recurring equal to 1?
Replies: 81
Views: 9646

Re: Is 0.9 recurring equal to 1?

If I write a symbol on a board then we must both be in agreement what precise meaning is represented by that symbol before any tautology can be established. In computer science, limitations of numeric storage are by necessity a consideration during implementation. So I would debate your assertion t...
by Zarel
July 4th, 2010, 7:44 pm
Forum: Faction & Era Development
Topic: Double attacks and hp for all units.
Replies: 48
Views: 5071

Re: Double attacks and hp for all units.

This sort of thing has slim to no chance of ever being implemented in mainline, but you're welcome to do what you can as an add-on. afaik, Crab had already done it in some random patch which I have vague memories of being committed to mainline, but maybe not. I'm pretty sure it's not what's in Expe...
by Zarel
July 4th, 2010, 6:42 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Is 0.9 recurring equal to 1?
Replies: 81
Views: 9646

Re: Is 0.9 recurring equal to 1?

lol, you're right on the definition of reification as a logical fallacy, but you're wrong in that that's what we're doing. Numbers are abstract concepts, though, but they're rigorous abstract concepts, not vague concepts like "good" and "evil". I've said it often enough, but it bears repeating: Math...