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This thread goes backwards


Well, I can't top that, might as well end this thread.
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Behold the glory that is the penultimate post.
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I'm thinking about bumping this thread...whaddaya think?
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Can't we quit dwelling on the past? Concentrate on the present.
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That's the third time you've said that, and it still doesn't make sense.
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FYI, you're replying to a poster who passed away in 2007.
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In case anyone's still interested, the answers to the OP issue are:
1. Probably
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Old 09-06-2019, 01:28 AM
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Nitpick: Ruapehu erupted in 2007, not 2006.
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BREAKING NEWS: Eruption in New Zealand


Our thoughts and prayers are with Kiwi Jim and his family.
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Seems pretty quiet around here. Maybe too quiet?

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We're headed out to Ruapehu tomorrow for our annual picnic. Should be a blast!
Pics or it didn't happen.
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Oh, for pete's sake, it's not that big a deal! Is this really the argument you want people remembering you for?
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Oh come on, after an insult like that, you think I'm going to stick around this thread? You can stick it in a frying pan, mate.
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The idiots who devote themselves to lame puns are just emotionally and intellectually stuck in their infancy.
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Orange you glad I didn't say banana?
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*sigh* OK, this thread will clearly never get back on track until someone takes the bait... I'll bite...Orange who?
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So, the issue of whether .999999999999999 = 1 is FINALLY settled! I can hardly believe after 20+ years the debate is finally over and everybody is happy with the resolution. A truly historic moment for the SDMB!
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Old 09-06-2019, 08:29 AM
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Professor, I honestly can't believe what you said back on post #38.
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Talk about beating a dead horse. Look, Elendil's Heir clearly summed up every reasonable argument to the contrary that could possibly be made in his post three weeks from now. The rest of you are just repeating variants of what's already been spelled out.
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Old 09-06-2019, 09:02 AM
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In the first place, I have never personally owned an iguana, and secondly if I did I would make it point to feed it every day and I resent the imputation that I am somehow a "neglectful person." More importantly, though, I should point out NO ONE claimed a volcano erupted there to begin with!!!!!
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0.999... or 1. Who cares? The only thing that matters is where the party is at!
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Old 09-06-2019, 09:20 AM
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...except highland regiments didn't actually march into battle playing bagpipes in that case
I will concede the point. However, that still doesn't change the fact that the colonel wasn't present. If he had been, it's obvious things would have gone quite differently.
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I think it's been proven as fact, but you're too stubborn to concede a point, even when you're obviously wrong.

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EDIT: whoops, double post

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I honestly cannot believe we're still arguing about this. It's settled math. Honestly.
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Is anyone else double posting? Third time it's happened to me this week.

Fourth time.

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Old 09-06-2019, 10:08 AM
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It doesn't mean the bagpipes were actually used to compute fractions. Just because certain people claim to know because the colonel was an iguana owner does not prove anything. As an iguana owner (IIRC) you should know better. They have to eat. And as Elendil's Heir so eloquently pointed out, if you have to go to New Zealand for the food, you go.

SPOILER:
Orange

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ETA: with bagpipes.
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Old 09-06-2019, 10:11 AM
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Although some ignorant savages will no doubt misquote me in the future, I am of the position that music has no place in battle, though are those who will state the fact of Scottish bagpipers ...except highland regiments didn't actually march into battle playing bagpipes in that case
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C'mon, it's really easy. All decimals that terminate or endlessly repeat can be expressed as a fraction of two integers a/b. Just tell me what integers a and b result in the repeating expansion 0.99999999... and we're done.

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You've probably heard this before but... knock knock.
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Old 09-06-2019, 10:21 AM
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I don't know everyone. This thread seems to be all over the place and I still have no idea what endlessly repeating decimals are tied into utilizing music while in battle.
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Trying to connect battle strategy with obscure maths might be interesting if the maths actually worked... But they don't. I'm sorry, 0.99... is still 1, so the whole theory falls apart.
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Maybe the math isn't obscure enough.... Hmm....
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Old 09-06-2019, 10:53 AM
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Careful there, some of us almost got that equation.
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And the interesting part, the really interesting part, is that a volcano absolutely erupted in there.
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Old 09-06-2019, 10:57 AM
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Jamal's Theorem states that the more volcanoes you place within a 200 mile radius of each other, the more likely that even one eruption will set off a chain reaction that might lead to, say, global extinction. Not sure who this Jamal is, though.
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As to your second point, Elendil's Heir said Colonel MacArthur was an officer who "led his men into battle". It's common knowledge that highland regiments have historically marched into battle playing bagpipes! So the aforementioned connection between music and battle is actually quite well documented.

Lastly, I was referring to the 1945 eruption of Mt. Ruapehu which claimed 150 lives, not the most recent 2006 eruption. My point was that while the loss of 150 lives is tragic, it pales in comparison to all the deaths that have occurred on battlefields during that same period.
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