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Old 04.06.2011, 02:32
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Heroin? Ketamine? You've picked the wrong two people to argue about the wrong two subjects. Unless you're trolling. Are you?
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Old 04.06.2011, 02:34
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I've highlighted you inaccuracies.

Referring you a little closer to home, try the American Mathematical Society and their views.
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You were, and still are grammatically incorrect. Try speaking it out.
You rearly want to go down that road?
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Old 04.06.2011, 02:36
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"string of characters" is plural.

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"string of characters" is a singular noun phrase:

1 string of characters: apple (singular, because there's only one string of characters)

2 strings of characters: apple widget (plural, because there's two of them)

Are you going to answer the question I posed, or are you going to insist on dragging us down this rather silly cul-de-sac of wrongness?
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Two trolls here tonight. I am not one of them

What does (the string of characters) that looks like this- apple- mean to you?

Should be

What do (the string of characters) that look[/B]) like this- apple- mean to you?


"string of characters" is plural.




Yawn.
What if you have more than one string of characters? Is it pluralplural?

"Look- a line of ants!"
"Look- two lines of ants!"
"Look- a breakfast table with a quantum buddhist!"
"Look- two breakfast tables with 5 Hooters girls!"

"Look- someone is trying to apply logic in a discourse with UtH!"
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Old 04.06.2011, 02:38
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Two trolls here tonight. I am not one of them

What does (the string of characters) that looks like this- apple- mean to you?

Should be

What do (the string of characters) that look[/B]) like this- apple- mean to you?


"string of characters" is plural.




Yawn.
If you really believe these things then you really shouldn't have been allowed to graduate primary school. This is simple English and simple Maths.
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Old 04.06.2011, 02:41
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Re: 62(1+2) equals what exactly

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"string of characters" is a singular noun phrase:

1 string of characters: apple (singular, because there's only one string of characters)

2 strings of characters: apple widget (plural, because there's two of them)

Are you going to answer the question I posed, or are you going to insist on dragging us down this rather silly cul-de-sac of wrongness?
Again, you are wrong. A string of characters looks like this, what does a string of characters look like. Try pronouncing it, try it verbally.

What does a string of characters looks like ?

Please. Just hear yourself.
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Old 04.06.2011, 02:42
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Again, you are wrong. A string of characters looks like this, what does a string of characters look like. Try pronouncing it, try it verbally.

What does a string of characters looks like ?

Please. Just hear yourself.
Please, just look at yourself. Everyone around you is wondering if you're serious with this rubbish.
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Old 04.06.2011, 02:43
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I've highlighted you inaccuracies.

(a) It was not taught to me like that.
Textbook, please. From where I sit it's equally possible (and frankly a whole lot more likely) that it was 'taught to you like that' and you've either learned it wrong or forgotten it.

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(b) Some people argue about arithmetic-operation precedence by
referring to what this or that calculator or programming language
does. However, I believe all such references are irrelevant; for what
may be syntactically convenient for some computing device need not be
convenient (or traditional) for human mathematical writing.
So? You don't think my proposed measure of consensus is relevant; that's not the same as a counterexample.

(I'd say it is relevant, for the same reasons economisto gave. Computers are how math gets done for real world purposes. If they're all doing it wrong, we're all screwed. If two or more syntactic conventions were genuinely acceptable then don't you find it a bit odd that someone, somewhere, would not have designed a language that uses the other one, or that lets you pick which convention to use?)

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(c) They have to teach one of the methods don't they ? They can choose either one, as either is correct/acceptable.
I did say "practiced", not "taught". Even so, you are wrong. Where there are competing conventions (e.g. in calculus, y-dot vs y-prime vs dy/dt) we teach all of them. Here there aren't.

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Referring you a little closer to home, try the American Mathematical Society and their views.
The American Mathematical Society, rather unsurprisingly, does not have an official position on the order of arithmetic operations. Similarly it has no official position on the existence or otherwise of imaginary numbers.

You're trolling, and I'm out.
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Old 04.06.2011, 02:43
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Re: 62(1+2) equals what exactly

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"string of characters" is a singular noun phrase:

1 string of characters: apple (singular, because there's only one string of characters)

2 strings of characters: apple widget (plural, because there's two of them)

Are you going to answer the question I posed, or are you going to insist on dragging us down this rather silly cul-de-sac of wrongness?
You already know the answer to this question.
This is typical of the behaviour of those who cannot admit they were wrong.
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If you really believe these things then you really shouldn't have been allowed to graduate primary school. This is simple English and simple Maths.
...and it is amazing you still argue on both counts.

Try speaking what DB said. It's just plain awful. It sounds like Cockney or Estuary English.

As for the Maths, the onus is clearly on you to prove your method is Universally acceptable and takes precedent. It isn't, and it doesn't.
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Please. Just hear yourself.
Indeed. Please do.
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