David M Mallon |

Although

considering

that

almost

all

writing

is

digital

rather

than

dead

tree

printing

why

this

push

to

save

minimal

space?

My

iPhone

has

256

Gigabytes

of

memory

on

it.

I

could

store

the

freakin'

Library

of

Congress

on

that

bytch.

In the words of James Victore:

"Time is money is energy."

Borg of Paizo |

"Time is money" IS the tyranny of your corporate masters, NOT truth.

It is better to say you can spend units of time and units of energy to create units of money. Aranna's Formula: T*(E+R)=M. See math is fun!

There are SO many better ways to spend units of time than working...

Resistance is futile. You will accept "Time is Money." All will be assimilated.

Patrick Curtin |

Patrick Curtin wrote:Although

considering

that

almost

all

writing

is

digital

rather

than

dead

tree

printing

why

this

push

to

save

minimal

space?

My

iPhone

has

256

Gigabytes

of

memory

on

it.

I

could

store

the

freakin'

Library

of

Congress

on

that

bytch.

In the words of James Victore:

"Time is money is energy."

It takes me longer to undo 49 years of muscle training and lots of time going back to correct my double spacings. So, yes, it annoys me

Aberzombie |

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Mathematical proof that women are evil:

Theorem 0.1 (Women require Time and Money) Let W be any woman, T be time, and M be money. Then W = T ∗ M.

Theorem 0.2 (Time is Money) Let T be time and M be money. Then T = M.

Proof W = T ∗ M and T = M. Therefore W = M ∗ M, and thus W = M^2.

Theorem 0.3 (Money is the root of all Evil) Let M be money and E be evil. Then M = √E.

Proof W = M^2 and M = √E. Therefore W = (√E)^2 and subsequently W = E.

David M Mallon |

It takes me longer to undo 49 years of muscle training and lots of time going back to correct my double spacings. So, yes, it annoys me.

I had about 25 years of muscle memory to undo, and it took me around a year until I was doing it consistently. Honestly, as long as the spacing is *consistent*, it doesn't bother me, but some publishers think it's some kind of unforgivable faux pas. To me it just makes more sense when using proportional fonts, given that the space between words will always be clearly denoted.

On the other hand, some more traditional editors (read: grognards/hipsters) insist on submitting manuscripts in a monospace typeface (like Courier/Courier New*, the font used for the posting/editing window on the Paizo forums) for ease of reading. In that case, consistency is usually the rule, unless you're dealing with the kind of person who calls computers "electric typewriters," in which case they'll probably want you to double-space after punctuation.

*When I was in high school, everyone would always use Courier New for term papers because out of all the default Microsoft Word fonts, it has the most amount of space between characters, thereby allowing the careful student to stretch the page count by 1 or 2 pages.

Drejk |

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Mathematical proof that women are evil:

Theorem 0.1 (Women require Time and Money) Let W be any woman, T be time, and M be money. Then W = T ∗ M.

Theorem 0.2 (Time is Money) Let T be time and M be money. Then T = M.

Proof W = T ∗ M and T = M. Therefore W = M ∗ M, and thus W = M^2.

Theorem 0.3 (Money is the root of all Evil) Let M be money and E be evil. Then M = √E.

Proof W = M^2 and M = √E. Therefore W = (√E)^2 and subsequently W = E.

IIRC math, W = (√E)^2 has two solutions, W = E, and W = –E...

Does that mean that women are evil or good? Is G = –E, or is it not symmetrical like that? Another answer that causes more questions...

David M Mallon |

I had typewriting lesson, but thankfully, I was already well versed in writing on computer by then - primarily from writing simple programs in BASIC and other uses of computer, not text-writing, so I wasn't infected by double-spaces.

I had to take a high school keyboarding class (circa early '00s) on software from the late '80s. It was a simple switch from double-spacing with two fingers to double-spacing with all ten.

I really wish I had learned how to do coding and stuff like that when I was growing up. Here I am, pushing the big 3-0, but with the computer skills of someone twice my age.

David M Mallon |

Love Is Patient: Rare Snail Finally Meets Mate Willing to Accept His Differences

Maybe there is still hope for my species after all.

David M Mallon |

Aranna |

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Mathematical proof that women are evil:

Theorem 0.1 (Women require Time and Money) Let W be any woman, T be time, and M be money. Then W = T ∗ M.

Theorem 0.2 (Time is Money) Let T be time and M be money. Then T = M.

Proof W = T ∗ M and T = M. Therefore W = M ∗ M, and thus W = M^2.

Theorem 0.3 (Money is the root of all Evil) Let M be money and E be evil. Then M = √E.

Proof W = M^2 and M = √E. Therefore W = (√E)^2 and subsequently W = E.

I know you intended this as a joke but it is incredibly sexist. Would you make "proofs" that your coworkers skin color makes them evil? Or that a persons sexual preference makes them evil? Would you?

Aberzombie |

Aberzombie wrote:Mathematical proof that women are evil:

Theorem 0.2 (Time is Money) Let T be time and M be money. Then T = M.

Proof W = T ∗ M and T = M. Therefore W = M ∗ M, and thus W = M^2.

Theorem 0.3 (Money is the root of all Evil) Let M be money and E be evil. Then M = √E.

Proof W = M^2 and M = √E. Therefore W = (√E)^2 and subsequently W = E.

IIRC math, W = (√E)^2 has two solutions, W = E, and W = –E...

Does that mean that women are evil or good? Is G = –E, or is it not symmetrical like that? Another answer that causes more questions...

Damn your ruinous logic!

Aberzombie |

Aberzombie wrote:Mathematical proof that women are evil:

Theorem 0.2 (Time is Money) Let T be time and M be money. Then T = M.

Proof W = T ∗ M and T = M. Therefore W = M ∗ M, and thus W = M^2.

Theorem 0.3 (Money is the root of all Evil) Let M be money and E be evil. Then M = √E.

Proof W = M^2 and M = √E. Therefore W = (√E)^2 and subsequently W = E.

I know you intended this as a joke but it is incredibly sexist. Would you make "proofs" that your coworkers skin color makes them evil? Or that a persons sexual preference makes them evil? Would you?

If they had a sense of humor, then possibly.

Drejk |

Drejk wrote:I had typewriting lesson, but thankfully, I was already well versed in writing on computer by then - primarily from writing simple programs in BASIC and other uses of computer, not text-writing, so I wasn't infected by double-spaces.I had to take a high school keyboarding class (circa early '00s) on software from the late '80s. It was a simple switch from double-spacing with two fingers to double-spacing with all ten.

I really wish I had learned how to do coding and stuff like that when I was growing up. Here I am, pushing the big 3-0, but with the computer skills of someone twice my age.

I never learned anything beyond the bare-bone basics (or more accurately BASIC) of programming*. It's about 20 years since I wrote anything resembling program, though it gives me some **slight** grasp of structures of programming. Learning basic bits of html was the only step further since that time.

Reduction in being taught math didn't helped. Having an obnoxious older brother who was much into programming didn't help either.

Drejk |

Drejk wrote:Damn your ruinous logic!Aberzombie wrote:Mathematical proof that women are evil:

Theorem 0.2 (Time is Money) Let T be time and M be money. Then T = M.

Proof W = T ∗ M and T = M. Therefore W = M ∗ M, and thus W = M^2.

Theorem 0.3 (Money is the root of all Evil) Let M be money and E be evil. Then M = √E.

Proof W = M^2 and M = √E. Therefore W = (√E)^2 and subsequently W = E.

IIRC math, W = (√E)^2 has two solutions, W = E, and W = –E...

Does that mean that women are evil or good? Is G = –E, or is it not symmetrical like that? Another answer that causes more questions...

I might have been wrong on that. I am not sure if squaring the square root negates it before the problem kicks in...

For W = X^2, X can be positive or negative number. However, for results of square root to be negative, the number under the root has to be imaginative one... I don't know much else about imaginary numbers so I can't say for sure.

Aberzombie |

Aberzombie wrote:Drejk wrote:Damn your ruinous logic!Aberzombie wrote:Mathematical proof that women are evil:

Theorem 0.2 (Time is Money) Let T be time and M be money. Then T = M.

Proof W = T ∗ M and T = M. Therefore W = M ∗ M, and thus W = M^2.

Theorem 0.3 (Money is the root of all Evil) Let M be money and E be evil. Then M = √E.

Proof W = M^2 and M = √E. Therefore W = (√E)^2 and subsequently W = E.

IIRC math, W = (√E)^2 has two solutions, W = E, and W = –E...

I might have been wrong on that. I am not sure if squaring the square root negates it before the problem kicks in...

For W = X^2, X can be positive or negative number. However, for results of square root to be negative, the number under the root has to be imaginative one... I don't know much else about imaginary numbers so I can't say for sure.

F@&~ed if I remember. Math hurts today. Plus, if we keep discussing math Freehold will be mad.

Drejk |

Drejk wrote:I had typewriting lesson, but thankfully, I was already well versed in writing on computer by then - primarily from writing simple programs in BASIC and other uses of computer, not text-writing, so I wasn't infected by double-spaces.I had to take a high school keyboarding class (circa early '00s) on software from the late '80s. It was a simple switch from double-spacing with two fingers to double-spacing with all ten.

Coincidentally, around that time I had typewriter-writing lessons in my economic post-high school.

Ed Reppert |

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I might have been wrong on that. I am not sure if squaring the square root negates it before the problem kicks in...

For W = X^2, X can be positive or negative number. However, for results of square root to be negative, the number under the root has to be imaginative one... I don't know much else about imaginary numbers so I can't say for sure.

The square root of a negative number is imaginary. The square root of a non-negative number is real. The square of a negative or positive real number is a positive real number. The square of an imaginary number is a negative real number.

If W=X^2, then X=√W. If W is a non-negative real number, then X has two solutions, a positive real number and a negative real number. If W is a negative real number, again there are two solutions, a positive imaginary number and a negative imaginary number. An imaginary number is denoted as Ri, where R is a real number and i is the square root of -1.

Ragadolf |

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Drejk wrote:The square root of a negative number is imaginary. The square root of a non-negative number is real. The square of a negative or positive real number is a positive real number. The square of an imaginary number is a negative real number.

If W=X^2, then X=√W. If W is a non-negative real number, then X has two solutions, a positive real number and a negative real number. If W is a negative real number, again there are two solutions, a positive imaginary number and a negative imaginary number. An imaginary number is denoted as Ri, where R is a real number and i is the square root of -1.

O-o

(WTF?!?)Alright, who left the dang door open and let all the maths in?!?

<Goes to get flyswatter>

Aberzombie |

wakes up, grumbles, heads over to refrigerator to pull out a coke after first firing shotgun at random folks on lawn

If there's one thing I hate about the paizo forums, it's all the damn mathies.

Well, now we've gone and done it. He's going to try his Wunian (spelling?) Snow Dance to inflict freak blizzards on all us math geeks.

Mark Thomas 66 RPG Superstar 2009 Top 16 |