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## #26 2007-08-30 20:53:32

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### Re: Domestos Kills 99.999...Percent of all Germs!

Quote:" Ahhh ... finite vs infinite. What fun "

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Finite! And Infinite! Are meaningless in the Unseen Unknown World! If you can´t see the End or Know where it is! Then you sure ain't Gonna be able to Calculate it! Guess is the Nearest try but as I have said Demostos would never Risk a Quoted 100 Percent Detection rate! They have far too much to lose!......

## #27 2007-08-30 21:42:16

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### Re: Domestos Kills 99.999...Percent of all Germs!

#### Anthony.R.Brown wrote:

If you can´t see the End or Know where it is! Then you sure ain't Gonna be able to Calculate it!

You can know something without seeing it. You can calculate things that are not in the physical world, too.

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

## #28 2007-08-31 03:20:35

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### Re: Domestos Kills 99.999...Percent of all Germs!

Quote:" You can know something without seeing it. You can calculate things that are not in the physical world, too. "

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But you want to do finite vs infinite concerning this Post! so show some to do with Germs!

## #29 2007-08-31 07:15:32

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### Re: Domestos Kills 99.999...Percent of all Germs!

Germs are finite (to the best of our knowledge!), but you can apply mathematics that uses infinite concepts to model how they behave.

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## #30 2007-08-31 09:21:44

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### Re: Domestos Kills 99.999...Percent of all Germs!

perhaps if domestos paid .001 percent more then they do right now to make their products, they could have that .001 percent of germ killing in the product and we would be happy for the rest of eternity!

## #31 2007-08-31 10:53:56

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### Re: Domestos Kills 99.999...Percent of all Germs!

I’m sure there are substances that kill 100% of all germs – maybe concentrated hydrofluoric acid or caesium hydroxide – but honestly. do you really want something that is as powerful as that, when all you need is to get rid of a few germs? If you accidentally spill such a substance onto yourself, it will probably permanently destroy every cell in the part of the body spilt on. It might even kill you if you’re not careful.

A cleaning agent that kills 99.999 per cent of all germs is more than good enough. What are the 0.001 per cent of germs that survive going to do to you anyway? 0.001 per cent is negligible as far as you are concerned. You are not a germ in the germ world.

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## #32 2007-08-31 21:16:30

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Quote:" A cleaning agent that kills 99.999 per cent of all germs is more than good enough. What are the 0.001 per cent of germs that survive going to do to you anyway? "

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I suppose Only Kill Millions of people every year! that´s all?...

## #33 2007-09-04 23:25:02

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### Re: Domestos Kills 99.999...Percent of all Germs!

Anthony.R.Brown, they only say 99.999% because there is most likely to be a piece of bacteria they have not discovered yet. What's the argument?

## #34 2007-09-04 23:34:07

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But how do we know that the undiscovered portion of bacteria makes up 0.001% of the total? It's probably more than that, but there's no way to tell for certain until we discover them all. But of course there's no way of knowing when we've done that.

Besides, I'm pretty sure it says that it kills 99.999% of all known germs, or something similar.

Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

## #35 2007-09-04 23:37:00

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Yes, that is exactly what they state in most advertisements ... but I doubt they'll ever say the correct mathematical statement.

## #36 2007-09-05 12:50:15

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whatever it is, I hate soap ads because they try to clean my absolutely lovely and dirty television set.

I shall be on leave until I say so...

## #37 2007-09-05 21:16:23

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Quote:" whatever it is, I hate soap ads because they try to clean my absolutely lovely and dirty television set. "

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It´s as easy to be Clean! as Dirty! but you will have less Girlfriends!/Boyfriends!........................................................................

## #38 2007-09-06 01:14:01

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In the case of Anne Berlin, that is absolutely not true, but I see your perspective. Clean everyone with Dettol.

## #39 2007-09-08 00:53:16

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Quote:" In the case of Anne Berlin, that is absolutely not true, but I see your perspective. Clean everyone with Dettol. "

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Anne Berlin only had Temp Boy/Men friends! until they found out how Dirty she was!...

## #40 2007-09-10 06:03:48

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Quote: "I’m sure there are substances that kill 100% of all germs – maybe concentrated hydrofluoric acid or caesium hydroxide – but honestly. do you really want something that is as powerful as that, when all you need is to get rid of a few germs?"

my answer to that is yes.

## #41 2007-09-10 07:24:48

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Given that there are probably billions of germs on whatever surface you're cleaning, it's almost guaranteed that one or two will survive whatever treatment you're giving.

The cleaner people just put 99.99% on instead of 100 so that they don't get sued for those one or two. For all intents and purposes, the surface will still be "clean".

Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

## #42 2007-09-10 23:41:23

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That's also the purpose of attraction. people who are dumb like me usually look at the number of 9's instead of 0's...

I shall be on leave until I say so...

## #43 2007-09-10 23:45:30

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"Just because we don't understand things doesn't mean they don't exist"

"You don't have to understand something for it to be"

From A Wrinkle In Time, First book of the Time Quintet (currently)

"A straight line is not the shortest distance between two points..."

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## #44 2007-09-12 19:37:29

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Quote:" That's also the purpose of attraction. people who are dumb like me usually look at the number of 9's instead of 0's... "

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## #45 2007-09-12 22:05:10

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... I didn't force you too, right? You don't have to bother if you're too stubborn Anthony.

I shall be on leave until I say so...

## #46 2007-09-13 23:41:54

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Quote:" ... I didn't force you too, right? You don't have to bother if you're too stubborn Anthony. "

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## #47 2007-09-13 23:50:50

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That's... logic? I don't think so.

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## #48 2007-09-14 00:33:57

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Quote:" That's... logic? I don't think so. "

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Talking to yourself! is a sign of Madness and other things!...

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