Saturday, May 14, 2011

Proposal: Mortis Maximis - Shareholder Meeting: Replace Management

Vetoed.—Yoda

Adminned at 17 May 2011 06:47:43 UTC

Record Date Information:
Market - 49
Yoda - 51

New proposed business plan: “If DICE100000000 is equal to 1, then -1; otherwise, 10^100.”

If you want to play dirty, then let’s go.

BTW, the rule only states that the business plan “must be able to produce negative numbers”, the rest is a should clause.

Comments

Yoda:

05-14-2011 17:36:10 UTC

for 51

Yoda:

05-14-2011 17:37:35 UTC

Processed.

ais523:

05-14-2011 17:44:26 UTC

Note that 10^100 is 110. (^ means “exclusive OR” in C.)

ais523:

05-14-2011 17:45:15 UTC

Also, you’ll need a lot of coconspirators in order to churn out startups fast enough.

Yoda:

05-14-2011 17:54:33 UTC

The symbol ^ traditionally represents “to the power of” in math.  I think that supersedes a meaning in C because it is more commonly used.

ais523:

05-14-2011 18:14:20 UTC

Traditionally, superscript is used in maths. And you could easily have written 10<sup>100</sup> in your post; it doesn’t work in comments, but it works fine on the wiki and in posts. (I just tested.) I think the programming language meaning of ^ (which is pretty consistently exclusive-OR in many programming languages) supersedes the LaTeX meaning (of ^ for superscript, and by implication, exponentiation); I think C, Java, and similar languages are more widely used than LaTeX.

Yoda:

05-14-2011 18:24:02 UTC

From Wikipedia, the first sentence of “Other Uses” on the page for the Caret is as follows: “In mathematics, the caret can signify exponentiation”.  The XOR notation isn’t until the second paragraph.  In this case, the context obviously refers to the mathematical use of exponentiation.  So will you please quit trying to argue this?  If you don’t like it, raise a CfJ.

Bucky:

05-16-2011 01:57:47 UTC

against

Klisz:

05-16-2011 02:05:27 UTC

against

Roujo:

05-16-2011 02:25:13 UTC

Oh, right.  against

Ienpw III:

05-16-2011 02:28:54 UTC

“^” is most commonly used to represent “to the power of” both in typed documents and the displays of most calculators. I was unaware of the meaning in C. It seems a bit esoteric to a non-programmer.

Yoda:

05-17-2011 13:46:59 UTC

veto clearing out