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Re: This is insane.
« Reply #60 on: July 07, 2010, 05:13:49 am »

Mistercheif was saying that it comes up with "b00b5" when you try it. If that's so, I'm guessing there's another section somewhere that's devoted to intercepting n/0 requests.
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« Reply #61 on: July 07, 2010, 05:15:51 am »

This is awesome.
REAL awesome.
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« Reply #62 on: July 07, 2010, 05:47:35 am »

So has anyone figured out what happens when you divide by zero?
You get infinity.

Think about it this way: if you have a blob containing 6 thingamajigs, and you start separating out blobs containing no thingamajigs, then you get infinity blobs.

or at least, that's how i think about it :)
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« Reply #63 on: July 07, 2010, 03:22:47 pm »

dividing by zero does not work. The function "divide" is not defined for zero. It's like asking "what happens when you add three to a sausage".

That's the point.

In a modern calculator, you get an "error" message. So what happens with this version?
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« Reply #64 on: July 07, 2010, 03:28:17 pm »

So has anyone figured out what happens when you divide by zero?
You get infinity.

Think about it this way: if you have a blob containing 6 thingamajigs, and you start separating out blobs containing no thingamajigs, then you get infinity blobs.

or at least, that's how i think about it :)

How you think about it might not be on par with the work of the entire field of mathematics over the past several hundred years. Just saying, they've got a bit of a head start on you, and they disagree.

As for why they disagree, Wikipedia explains it well enough that I don't need to, although I will if necessary.
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Re: This is insane.
« Reply #65 on: July 07, 2010, 06:54:01 pm »

Divide by zero should be a special case that floods the map with magma. :D

For a real answer, see:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Division_by_zero

Or

http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Division_by_zero
« Last Edit: July 07, 2010, 06:55:52 pm by Beeskee »
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Re: This is insane.
« Reply #66 on: July 08, 2010, 04:47:42 am »

There is only one way I can reply to this:

What.
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« Reply #67 on: July 08, 2010, 11:43:41 am »

So has anyone figured out what happens when you divide by zero?
You get infinity.

Think about it this way: if you have a blob containing 6 thingamajigs, and you start separating out blobs containing no thingamajigs, then you get infinity blobs.

or at least, that's how i think about it :)

However, if you approach it from the other side, you get negative infinity, so the answer has to be undefined.
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« Reply #68 on: July 08, 2010, 12:50:22 pm »

So has anyone figured out what happens when you divide by zero?
You get infinity.

Think about it this way: if you have a blob containing 6 thingamajigs, and you start separating out blobs containing no thingamajigs, then you get infinity blobs.

or at least, that's how i think about it :)

However, if you approach it from the other side, you get negative infinity, so the answer has to be undefined.

Or, positive infinity and negative infinity are the same thing, and the number line is actually a circle.
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Re: This is insane.
« Reply #69 on: July 08, 2010, 10:22:59 pm »

After skimming that wiki page, I begin to wonder who's more insane... mathematicians or DF players... I'm leaning towards the former...
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« Reply #70 on: July 08, 2010, 11:44:02 pm »

After skimming that wiki page, I begin to wonder who's more insane... mathematicians or DF players... I'm leaning towards the former...

One day I will understand whatever that stuff was. Then I'll wake up and play some dwarf fortress.
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« Reply #71 on: July 09, 2010, 12:20:20 am »

After skimming that wiki page, I begin to wonder who's more insane... mathematicians or DF players... I'm leaning towards the former...
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I suggest you don't think too much what you build and where. When ever you need something, build it as close as possible to where you need it. that way your fortress will eventually become epic
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Re: This is insane.
« Reply #72 on: July 09, 2010, 08:18:25 am »

After skimming that wiki page, I begin to wonder who's more insane... mathematicians or DF players... I'm leaning towards the former...
I haven't looked at the wikipedia page, but I'm guessing it'll give 999,999.
X / Y can be written as
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quo = 0

while X > 0
  X - Y
  quo + 1
then quo is the quotient. If this is how he does it, what would happen is 0 would be deducted from X an infinite amount of times, resulting in the highest possible answer (Which he said is 999,999).

Edit: oh wait, I missed the pat about divide not being defined to use zero, never mind this. Wait, tried this ingame, the calculator gives something like X0000X (X being blank slot).
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Re: This is insane.
« Reply #73 on: July 09, 2010, 10:16:05 am »

After skimming that wiki page, I begin to wonder who's more insane... mathematicians or DF players... I'm leaning towards the former...
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Re: This is insane.
« Reply #74 on: July 09, 2010, 11:27:23 am »

No! This is patrick!
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