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Wrong Times Table

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Deep in some corner of my heart, I suspect that real times tables are wrong about 6x7=42 and 8x7=56.
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2 days ago
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Deep in some corner of my heart, I suspect that real times tables are wrong about 6x7=42 and 8x7=56.
pavel_lishin
2 days ago
5x5 = 25 6x6 = 36 7x7 = 47
Lythimus
2 days ago
6*7 and 8*7 are legit my weakest multiplies.
fancycwabs
5 hours ago
All that wrong multiplication and nothing multiplies out to 69. 6 * 9 is right there, too.
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mbmbam

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Hello and welcome to Millibar Millibarn Attometer, an advice show for the Planck era.
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Hello and welcome to Millibar Millibarn Attometer, an advice show for the Planck era.
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hannahdraper
4 days ago
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In a math theory class I took for fun in high school (shut up), one of my friends and I submitted all of our answers in base -3. Our teacher gave us a pass because we did the calculations correctly.
Washington, DC
duerig
4 days ago
My favorite bases are -1 + i and balanced ternary. There is just something lovely about being able to represent all integers (or complex integers) without the sloppy random 'negative' sign at the front. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complex-base_system#Base_%E2%88%921_%C2%B1_i https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balanced_ternary
pavel_lishin
4 days ago
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My dad used to force his students to convert their answers into arbitrary units, just to make sure they understood both the problem, and conversions.
New York, NY
cjheinz
4 days ago
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"Units are weird".
Dimensional analysis is one of the best multitools in Physics.

Confidence Interval

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The worst part is that's the millisigma interval.
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The worst part is that's the millisigma interval.
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acdha
6 days ago
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Coming soon to a White House briefing near you!
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Great Attractor

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Living in the southern hemisphere was nice because I could jump extra high, but I like it here too. Besides, if I ever want to move back, I can just curl up in a ball and wait!
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Living in the southern hemisphere was nice because I could jump extra high, but I like it here too. Besides, if I ever want to move back, I can just curl up in a ball and wait!
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X

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The worst is when you run out of monospaced fonts and have to use variable-width variables.
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The worst is when you run out of monospaced fonts and have to use variable-width variables.
ManBehindThePlan
11 days ago
It really marks the spot!
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jepler
11 days ago
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BRB, it'll take about 33 seconds to make a variant of brainfxxx that works this way.

hmm I think we have at least these:
X \N{LATIN CAPITAL LETTER X} U+0058 X
x \N{LATIN SMALL LETTER X} U+0078 x
ᶍ \N{LATIN SMALL LETTER X WITH PALATAL HOOK} U+1d8d ᶍ
Ẋ \N{LATIN CAPITAL LETTER X WITH DOT ABOVE} U+1e8a Ẋ
ẋ \N{LATIN SMALL LETTER X WITH DOT ABOVE} U+1e8b ẋ
Ẍ \N{LATIN CAPITAL LETTER X WITH DIAERESIS} U+1e8c Ẍ
ẍ \N{LATIN SMALL LETTER X WITH DIAERESIS} U+1e8d ẍ
ₓ \N{LATIN SUBSCRIPT SMALL LETTER X} U+2093 ₓ
⒳ \N{PARENTHESIZED LATIN SMALL LETTER X} U+24b3 ⒳
Ⓧ \N{CIRCLED LATIN CAPITAL LETTER X} U+24cd Ⓧ
ⓧ \N{CIRCLED LATIN SMALL LETTER X} U+24e7 ⓧ
X \N{FULLWIDTH LATIN CAPITAL LETTER X} U+ff38 X
x \N{FULLWIDTH LATIN SMALL LETTER X} U+ff58 x
𐊴 \N{CARIAN LETTER X} U+102b4 𐊴
🄧 \N{PARENTHESIZED LATIN CAPITAL LETTER X} U+1f127 🄧
ⅹ \N{SMALL ROMAN NUMERAL TEN} U+2179 ⅹ
Ⅹ \N{ROMAN NUMERAL TEN} U+2169 Ⅹ
Χ \N{GREEK CAPITAL LETTER CHI} U+03a7 Χ
χ \N{GREEK SMALL LETTER CHI} U+03c7 χ
Earth, Sol system, Western spiral arm
hacksauce
11 days ago
I threw up in my mouth a little, you monster.
pavel_lishin
11 days ago
Don't forget the cyrillic Х and х, U+0425 and U+0445 respectively.
duerig
11 days ago
I think the high watermark for this kind of obfuscation was the various languages that had you programming entirely in whitespace.
matthiasgoergens
10 days ago
All variable names in Unlambda have been X only for ages. They also have been all Y only for ages. Unlambda doesn't have any variables.
tsuckow
9 days ago
I want a base 21 encoding scheme using this.

Mount St. Helens

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It's a good mountain but it really peaked in the 80s.
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It's a good mountain but it really peaked in the 80s.
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