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## #1 2007-08-23 08:11:04

Anthony.R.Brown
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### Domestos Kills Germs!

As the title of this Post says! Kills 99.999... Percent of all Germs! and not 100 Percent! as we know would be Impossible...........

A.R.B

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## #2 2007-08-23 08:15:49

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### Re: Domestos Kills Germs!

holy smokes! this germ is only 0.999... percent dead! quick quick! Deploy every whiteblood cell in the immune system before it infects us all!

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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## #3 2007-08-23 08:18:26

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### Re: Domestos Kills Germs!

That's funny, ARB, their own website says nothing of the sort.  In fact, the only thing it says is that you can't kill them all.  It says nothing about percentage of germs killed.

"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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## #4 2007-08-23 08:49:52

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### Re: Domestos Kills Germs!

Quote" In fact, the only thing it says is that you can't kill them all. "

A.R.B

" all " = 100 Percent.

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## #5 2007-08-23 08:55:12

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### Re: Domestos Kills Germs!

so all numbers that are not equal to 1 are 0.999...?

Last edited by mikau (2007-08-23 08:55:53)

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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## #6 2007-08-23 09:56:06

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### Re: Domestos Kills Germs!

Quote" so all numbers that are not equal to 1 are 0.999...? "

A.R.B

All of anything equals 100 Percent! Less than All equals Less than 100 Percent.

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## #7 2007-08-23 10:01:44

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### Re: Domestos Kills Germs!

mmhmmmm. So?

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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## #8 2007-08-23 10:36:16

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### Re: Domestos Kills Germs!

It's a mathematical breakthrough! Numbers less than 100 are less than 100. Genius! ;-)

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## #9 2007-08-23 10:56:25

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### Re: Domestos Kills Germs!

what?! i refuse to believe that! (throws Maelwys off the boat)

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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## #10 2007-08-23 12:01:12

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### Re: Domestos Kills Germs!

Don't you think you'd be going a bit overboard if you did that, Mikau?

"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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## #11 2007-08-23 12:19:48

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### Re: Domestos Kills Germs!

No, I think that apparently I'm the one that'd be going a bit overboard... ;-)

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## #12 2007-08-23 13:11:11

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### Re: Domestos Kills Germs!

hahahaha!

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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## #13 2007-08-23 22:48:30

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### Re: Domestos Kills Germs!

It was the Demestos firms own TV Commercial that Stated the Quote below!

DEMESTOS KILLS 99.999 PERCENT OF ALL KNOWN GERMS

Look out for it!.. they must have been wise with the above Quote! and not falling for the 100 Percent Trap! after reading some of my other famous irrefutable Quotes especially the ones now embedded on Wikipedia!....

A.R.B

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## #14 2007-08-23 23:49:57

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## #15 2007-08-24 00:29:16

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### Re: Domestos Kills Germs!

I don't think ARB realizes that 99.999 is simply the number 99 + 999/1000.  Perhaps he is in a little bit over his head.

"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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## #16 2007-08-25 02:28:07

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### Re: Domestos Kills Germs!

Quote:" I don't think ARB realizes that 99.999 is simply the number 99 + 999/1000.  Perhaps he is in a little bit over his head. "

A.R.B

What the above has got to do with concerning this Post is anybodies Guess!...............................................................................

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## #17 2007-08-26 12:40:04

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### Re: Domestos Kills Germs!

I think the confusion is that nobody really knows what the point of this post is.

All you're stating is that something doesn't kill all germs, just most. Okay... so what's the problem? That's probably just a legal thing, since if there turns out that something slips through, they can just claim that it was in the 0.001% that they don't kill and avoid getting sued.

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## #18 2007-08-26 23:04:56

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### Re: Domestos Kills Germs!

Quote:" All you're stating is that something doesn't kill all germs, just most. Okay... so what's the problem? That's probably just a legal thing, since if there turns out that something slips through, they can just claim that it was in the 0.001% that they don't kill and avoid getting sued. "

A.R.B

DAH!..DAH!... I think the penny has just dropped for someone!.................................................................................................

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## #19 2007-08-27 00:13:58

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### Re: Domestos Kills Germs!

Quote: "It was the Demestos firms own TV Commercial that Stated the Quote below!
DEMESTOS KILLS 99.999 PERCENT OF ALL KNOWN GERMS"

99.999 =/= 99.999...

100 - 0.001 = 99.999
That doesn't mean that 99.999... < 1000 though, if that's the "penny" you're trying to use this argument to prove.

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## #20 2007-08-27 00:40:45

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### Re: Domestos Kills Germs!

All I know is ... I am glad I am not a germ, a .001% chance of survival is not very comforting.

Note: Chuck Norris can kill 100% of germs.

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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## #21 2007-08-28 22:42:15

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### Re: Domestos Kills Germs!

Quote:" All I know is ... I am glad I am not a germ, a .001% chance of survival is not very comforting. "

A.R.B

.001% In the Germ world is Massive!...........

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## #22 2007-08-29 04:31:17

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### Re: Domestos Kills Germs!

where is your arithemetic logic unit, ARB? did it fall out?

A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm.

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## #23 2007-08-29 20:06:38

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### Re: Domestos Kills Germs!

Anthony.R.Brown wrote:

.001% In the Germ world is Massive!...........

So is 99.999% ?

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## #24 2007-08-29 22:19:19

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### Re: Domestos Kills Germs!

All of the so called Brains? are missing the Point!...

.001% In the Germ world! is enough undetected Germs! to close down Domestos in the Law courts! if they where Fools enough to state a 100% Detection Rate for their Product..
I´ts only Math type people who think something unseen or impossible to Calculate to the True end! can have a 100% Value! i.e Infinite/Recurring Numbers?..

A.R.B

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## #25 2007-08-29 22:22:12

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### Re: Domestos Kills Germs!

Ahhh ... finite vs infinite. What fun

"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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