The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #1234718
Posted By: Rapparee
27-Jul-04 - 09:42 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
In what base? 2? 27? 10? 16? 8? 42? Pi? e? the natural logarithm of 3? This matters! You can't do such mathematics without defining your base!

(Actually, it doesn't really matter all that much since we've pretty much agreed to use base 10 for common transactions, but I ask so that Amos will continue to think I know math. Little does he know that I flunked Algebra twice, plane geometry once, got a "C" in analytic geo, a "B" in trig, and flunked college statistics. Little does anyone know that I can use a slide rule like a pro -- and little does anyone care in these days of calculators. "My name is Truthful James.")