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#1 Re: Puzzles and Games » Infinity minus infinity » 2012-12-01 13:35:00

I would say undefined because infinity isn't a number.  Infinity can be a difficult concept to understand when using it in ways such as that.  I might suggest you look here to find out more about it...

http://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/infinity.html

#2 Re: Help Me ! » Number Patterns?? » 2012-11-28 18:20:28

Hi whatthe!

Welcome to the forum!

#3 Re: Introductions » Hello everyone » 2012-11-27 22:54:17

Hi Edward45!

Welcome to the forum!

Out of curiosity, what interested you in this math forum?  Anything you needed help with?

#4 Re: Jokes » How do you pronounce “Le-a”? » 2012-11-27 22:49:11

Huh?  Had me fooled too.  I have to say it is definitely very unique.

#5 Re: Dark Discussions at Cafe Infinity » Scientists, our benefactors? » 2012-11-24 10:54:43

Hmm, don't quite get what you mean, but I got to go for today, unless I'm on later tonight...see you.

#6 Re: Dark Discussions at Cafe Infinity » Scientists, our benefactors? » 2012-11-24 10:31:50

Hmm, yes, I got a little bit but had to run errands with my brother today.  Sorry about that, just got into one of those moments where you start missing the past...

#7 Re: This is Cool » 0.9999....(recurring) = 1? » 2012-11-24 00:21:15

Oh, I think I might see, because 0.¯9 never ends, but 1 ends, is that correct?

#8 Re: Dark Discussions at Cafe Infinity » Scientists, our benefactors? » 2012-11-24 00:17:01

I don't dwell on it, but it does come to my mind.  For example, I can never forget loved ones that have been lost, memories of things long past that bring so much nostalgia.  I can't help but stop and think about these things from time to time.  Though, I don't dwell there, just never forget and miss.  Anyway, I think I'm probably done for now, maybe be back later...

#9 Re: Dark Discussions at Cafe Infinity » Scientists, our benefactors? » 2012-11-24 00:01:17

Yes, change is inevitable, and everything changes.  It is only natural that as more time passes, it becomes more and more noticeable.  Can be happy for some changes, but it doesn't stop you from missing the past either...

#10 Re: Dark Discussions at Cafe Infinity » Scientists, our benefactors? » 2012-11-23 23:50:48

I don't know, my changes are more based around my beliefs, but it has always been pretty similar.  I might not be the same way I was even a year ago as a whole, but I'm still fairly similar to how I was then.  Looking throughout more time though, I can easily notice greater change.  *sigh*

#11 Re: Dark Discussions at Cafe Infinity » Scientists, our benefactors? » 2012-11-23 23:36:08

Hmm, I guess that depends on what exactly your doing.  There are lots of things I've changed, and lots of things I haven't.  I don't know, I'd say that is a pretty debatable statement.  So if you change every few years, then that was only a short amount of time you were like that?

#12 Re: Dark Discussions at Cafe Infinity » help me » 2012-11-23 23:16:35

What do you mean by that is a point?  I don't understand what you by that at all actually.

#13 Re: Dark Discussions at Cafe Infinity » Scientists, our benefactors? » 2012-11-23 23:12:07

Was it really that arguably stupid though?  Doesn't seem like that to me.  Either way, does that mean that what you do now is entirely different then what you used to do?

#14 Re: This is Cool » 0.9999....(recurring) = 1? » 2012-11-23 23:10:33

Yes, well I have a lot of experience with this too.  It is probably my most argued thing to do with math, maybe the most argued thing in math in general.  I actually haven't argued it that heavily on this forum, but I have argued this with people so much and amazingly am not tired of it yet.  I want to argue this further because I feel that 0.¯9 ≠ 1, however, proving this is the issue.  You can argue anything, but there is always a counter argument.  Any proof of it can be argued from a different angle.  The same can arguably be said true for those who argue against the idea that 0.¯9 = 1.  Though I'm sorry, I can never ... personally accept any number equaling a different number, as it defies its very definition.  Though as I said earlier, I will not continue to argue it either, as for that reason, it is futile to go forward.  However, I do not mind following it either, as maybe sometime, they might eventually change this in mathematics finally (one can always hope...).

I should note though, I don't quite understand the start of the universe, end of the universe thing, mind explaining it?

#15 Re: Dark Discussions at Cafe Infinity » help me » 2012-11-23 22:56:16

Trying to understand her?  Hmm.  I was just rather giving...support, and was curious (as this was one of the few times I was apart of the conversation rather then just reading things).  Also, that is usually why I give up trying to read topics like these, its pretty rare I even join in on the conversation, but this time I did as I'm still having trouble getting to sleep, seems like its going to be another all nighter sad.

#16 Re: Dark Discussions at Cafe Infinity » Scientists, our benefactors? » 2012-11-23 22:49:06

So you overall felt worse?  Do you feel it was even worth the change in that case?

#17 Re: Dark Discussions at Cafe Infinity » Scientists, our benefactors? » 2012-11-23 22:42:32

Hmm, so you were depressing your body and didn't like the results?  Did you recover from it okay?

#18 Re: Dark Discussions at Cafe Infinity » help me » 2012-11-23 22:36:25

Have a great rest of the day!  Hope things work themselves out...

#19 Re: Dark Discussions at Cafe Infinity » Scientists, our benefactors? » 2012-11-23 22:34:37

Uh?  A joke?  But hmm, thinking more about that...  You didn't eat meat which certain meats are arguably more filling?  You could have also felt more hungry out of possibly lacking in certain nutrients your body was craving for?  If I keep thinking, I can probably come up with more...  Was it your intention to be so brief (like, possibly out of annoyance or something)?

It might sound a little hypocritical, but even though I do not like killing, I still eat meat and would like to try bugs too.  That more becomes a matter of survival, and in that sense, I guess I do kill in a much more rough life and death sense.  However, it is similar to when I said I'd never use self defense unless I had no other choice.  It is more a matter of survival, and strictly being a vegetarian or vegan you can much more easily miss out on the many nutrients you need to live, which in turn can end up killing me...faster.

#20 Re: Dark Discussions at Cafe Infinity » help me » 2012-11-23 22:24:15

Well, unless she told you it was something you did, you don't quite know it's because of you.  Something happened or changed, and you don't quite know that that is.  That can't just simply mean go and blame yourself.

#22 Re: Dark Discussions at Cafe Infinity » help me » 2012-11-23 22:15:32

I see, but I probably agree with bobbym, I don't think she holds it against you.

#23 Re: Dark Discussions at Cafe Infinity » Scientists, our benefactors? » 2012-11-23 22:12:50

Oh, I see.  Yeah, I am sorry you had to go through that kind of situation.  I hope I am never included in those kinds of situations.  I for one aren't much on violence in the first place.  I have learned martial arts in the past, however, I would never use it on anybody or anything unless I had no other choice.  In the past, back when I used to live with my father, my sister was always terribly frightened of bugs.  I would always try to capture them and take them outside so as not to do any harm to them.  My dad always questioned why I don't just kill it, and I always responded with many reasons as to why, be he never seemed to understand.  My brother seemed to not care as much, and since I was always trying to release them, would always just call me to take care of it.

To get to the point, I honestly don't think I can take another's life, as I would probably take my own instead.  Even in cases of self defense, if I ever happened to kill someone as a result of it, I would most definitely feel great guilt towards it.  The issue is, I have never been in a situation like that before, and can't really say what I'd do for sure, as I could just be fooling myself right now.  After all, when it comes to a matter of life and death, instinct points towards you living, therefore fear might overtake my beliefs in that case...unfortunately.

#24 Re: Dark Discussions at Cafe Infinity » help me » 2012-11-23 22:00:44

I wouldn't mind hearing it, I'm just curious (sorry if I'm intruding).

Hmm, I can understand why you'd want to be different, but why not just be yourself?  You are already arguably different.

#25 Re: Dark Discussions at Cafe Infinity » Scientists, our benefactors? » 2012-11-23 21:54:22

Oh, uh, hmm.  I'm a little bit confused, what is the most difficult question to answer?  Whether wanting to kill people is or isn't a good or bad thing?

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