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#97 - In statistics, 1=100% and makes a lot of calculations easier. …  [+] (5 replies) 03/10/2016 on 88% of Mexicans say it's ok... 0
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#102 - Einsty (03/10/2016) [-]
We need some sort of international standard, and people to use it.
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#103 - bokkos (03/10/2016) [-]
Well who sets the standard? There are international institutions that set conventions for their fields (IUPAC for chem, for eg), and usually allied nations with trading relations adopt similar standards. Plus, if we can't even get the USA to use metric which is superior to Imperial, so much so the British abandoned their own invention , what hope do we have to get a unified international standard for anything through?
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#105 - Einsty (03/10/2016) [-]
I was hinting at ISO already having standards for these already. Comma separating digit groups is not recommended as it gets confused with decimal comma, for example. Just like with date, where YYYY-MM-DD makes perfect sense, makes organizing items much more straightforward and when followed with time in 24h format it is a progression from most to least important.
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#106 - bokkos (03/10/2016) [-]
Fair enough, but I'd always thought a period was for denominating a decimal place. Plus, it really only matters to people like statisticians anyway; I think the average human is smart enough to figure some of these things out. But I've been wrong before...
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#125 - Einsty (03/10/2016) [-]
The US system is vastly different from ours. 12,538 is the same for us as 12.538 which is thousand times smaller than 12 538 . Also, I never saw anyone ommiting leading zeroes, no matter what circumstance. A number written as .8 is a bit confusing, especially if it is said to be in %, meaning divided by 100. That would turn 0.8 into 0.008 .

Using a decimal comma makes for funny situations though, for example when writing down coordinates in 3-dimensional space [10,4,5,5] is confusing if not written using semicolons like [10;4,5;5]. For some reason semicolons are barely used in mathematics in my country, I wish I knew why. Also, on blackboards commas and dots are often hard to tell apart.
#97 - Statistically, that's likely to include you.  [+] (1 reply) 03/09/2016 on Why do straight people exist? +3
#110 - thefunnylaughter (03/10/2016) [-]
It depends on what you define as usefulness
#17 - Really? Because that sounds to me like the definition of fun.  [+] (2 replies) 03/08/2016 on The devil is real, Dawkins... +2
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#18 - chikibriki (03/08/2016) [-]
yes really

it would be fun if it was something like hockey or whatever and you can have a drunken brawl, but if you have a drunken brawl on a golf course you end up getting kicked off the course and sent to jail

trust me i've had drunken fights on golf courses before
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#19 - bokkos (03/08/2016) [-]
I think all you're doing is demonstrating why golf isn't fun without being drunk.
#14 - >"one of those sophisticated sports" Tha…  [+] (7 replies) 03/08/2016 on The devil is real, Dawkins... +7
#60 - anon (03/08/2016) [-]
He did specifically say "SUPPOSED to be."

Meaning that's what the people playing it think it is / wish it was, not necessarily what it actually is.
#54 - nightmarexnxnxnxnx (03/08/2016) [-]
As oposed to what? getting drunk and swing curved stick around while wearing a hockey helmet?
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#81 - bokkos (03/08/2016) [-]
Try to skate drunk; I dare you. Plus, comparing a high impact, high speed, team based game like hockey to golf isn't going to make gold look any better.
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#16 - chikibriki (03/08/2016) [-]
nah it's more than that, you can't have actual fun with gettng drunk and swinging sticks around
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#17 - bokkos (03/08/2016) [-]
Really? Because that sounds to me like the definition of fun.
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#18 - chikibriki (03/08/2016) [-]
yes really

it would be fun if it was something like hockey or whatever and you can have a drunken brawl, but if you have a drunken brawl on a golf course you end up getting kicked off the course and sent to jail

trust me i've had drunken fights on golf courses before
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#19 - bokkos (03/08/2016) [-]
I think all you're doing is demonstrating why golf isn't fun without being drunk.