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The numbers -1, 1/2 and 1 are simply relations to eachother. Math is nothing more than a concept invented by us to quantify those relations, or rather a concept invented by us that can be used to quantify those relations.

We naturally arrived at this model because multiple things could exist at the same time (e.g. there are 2 sheep), but at the time the universe didn't "care" that there were 2 sheep. In the same way statistics came about - and so happened to be a good way to describe quantum mechanics.

Ultimately our failure to unite relatively ("algebra") and quantum mechanics ("statistics") demonstrates that the universe is not mathematical (as we have defined it): the universe likely does have a language but it is not a form of mathematics that we understand yet.

In addition the voice-over used English to describe the universe, "a sheep", "electrons", etc. English (or any spoken language) can describe the universe in ways that mathematics cannot. We can verbally conceptualize the universe with eachother but these concepts are hard (or impossible) to describe in mathematics. English is as-good a descriptor of the universe as mathematics is. It cannot quantify or predict accurate outcomes - as that is the realm of math, however math cannot poetically depict a beautiful waterfall (which is as much a part of the universe as the Higgs Field is). Newton's Theory of Gravity came from "the apple falls from the tree" after all.

It doesn't mean that the universe is intrinsically mathematical - it just means that one of our models happens to fit the universe's two differing behaviours better than our other models; it does not mean we have the perfect model (or language).
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I would much prefer individuals who choose to remove themselves from the gene pool; by driving like idiots, choose a different road to do so than the one I intend to use. 
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LOL! if you have done code refactoring or code review, you will understand.

#Geeks   #GeekHumor   #Development   #Programming   #Refactoring 
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Don't forget that if you help all 3 they will also show up later on in the game to help you out (especially on the second starter island).
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Here's a fun little brain wrinkle pinch for all you non-math people out there (that should be everyone in the world*): the sum of all natural numbers, from one to infinity, is not a ridiculously big number like you would expect but actually just -1/12. Yes, the sum of every number from one to infinity is some weird negative fraction. What the heck?
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The Deadliest Game of them All

This is how you make Pong a three player game...if this had existed imagine the Utopia we would be living in now....go ahead, imagine it...I'll wait here while you do.

#videogames #geek #pong #pacman  
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TFS: Written by toy developers for toy developers.
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Born and raised in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (St. Thomas Aquinas, CBC, Petra). Moved to South Africa. Partially schooled in Stanford Lake College (Haenertsburg). Partially completed BIS Multimedia at the University of Pretoria. Partially insane.
 
Now lives in Johannesburg and works for a company called SourceCode (K2).
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    Matric, 2003 - 2005
  • University of Pretoria
    BIS: Multimedia, 2006 - 2007
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