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  1. cdw3423

    I am so angry right now

    I think that would depend on just how agreeable @MarginOfError is to the acceptableness of the size of the error.
  2. cdw3423

    I am so angry right now

    As they are done in binary, decimal numbers can have round off error, as it is not possible to exactly represent a number like 1.1 in binary. However, fractions like 1/2, 3/4, 15/32 and so forth can all be exactly represented in binary. Of course that is only true if the denominator is a power of 2.
  3. cdw3423

    I am so angry right now

    I never said anything about every 4th year. I said on Leap year. Leap year is has 3 rules, none of them have anything to do with 200 year intervals. If the year is evenly divisible by 400 OR (it's evenly divisible by 4 and not evenly divisible by 100), then it is a leap year.
  4. cdw3423

    I am so angry right now

    You see the issue is it has a special kind of OCD, kind of like CDO only it likes to keep things in descending order which is why it has ODC. It calls it's self UTC because the letters have to be in the right order, only backwards Whatever you do, don't call it COD, no body does that anymore.
  5. cdw3423

    I am so angry right now

    "Who's with me?" Was referring to the calendar idea not the base 10 time idea. That comment about base 10 time was intended to mock those who who are so emphatic that metric is better because it is base 10. Really the most commonly used metric units are base 1000. Base 60 is far superior. After all 60 is a "Highly composite number", "Superior highly composite number", and a "Colossally abundant number" 10, 100, 1000 and all other powers of 10 are not part of any of those sets. But since this isn't a math forum I should probably shut up now. Chris W.
  6. cdw3423

    I am so angry right now

    If base 10 is so great, then why is there no metric hours minutes or seconds. How hard could it be. There could be 10 hours in a day, 100 minutes in an hour and 100 seconds in a minute. Then instead of 86,400 seconds in a day there would be 100,000 seconds in a day. But if you really want to improve things, we need a new calendar. Here is how it should work. There will be 13 months in a year. Each month will have 28 days. Those doing the math know that is only 364 days in a year. So the 365th day will be an international holiday and will not actually be on the calendar. On leap year it will be a two day holiday. With this calendar no one will ever need to ask, what day of the week is that? Because the first day of every month will naturally be the first day of the week (Sunday). So for the rest of time the 1st, 8th, 15th, & 22nd of every month will be on Sunday. So when you invite your friends over for your scary movie night party on the 13th of next month, they will know it is on a Friday because Friday the 13th will happen every month. Who's with me? Chris W
  7. cdw3423

    I owe $15,000 in tithing, Can I pay it elsewhere?

    I don't mean to sound harsh but that seems like a selfish desire to me. Even so, it's not hard to see the good the church does with it's money if you look for it.
  8. For those who haven't seen it yet, Elder Nelson gave a challenge to study the 2200 scriptures about Jesus Christ listed in the Topical Guide. https://www.lds.org/blog/i-studied-more-than-2200-scriptures-about-the-savior-in-six-weeks-here-is-a-little-of-what-i-learned?lang=eng I wanted to see if I could organize the information in a way to make it easier to study. Being a programmer I wrote some code to parse the 50 something TG entries about Christ and save all of the references in a database. I found 2227, however only 1648 were unique. So I created a table that has a row for each of the unique reference grouped by the topic they came from. I thought I would share that in case anyone else might find it useful. http://ldsgeo.org/ElderNelsonChallengeOnSteroids.php Chris W.
  9. I suspect the understanding of various types of government by the average US citizen in the 1780's was greater than the collective understanding of 95% of all elected officials today.
  10. I'm pretty sure I'm reluctant in my support of that federation, but I'm still going to try to get the Romulans to join
  11. I'm not sure how someone could desire something they don't understand. Gaining understanding of what government can and should do is the point of this post. So how about something specific that you think government can and should do?
  12. In the context I am trying to get to, the US constitution is both too specific and not specific enough. The constitution lists details (too specific) about how many congressmen and senators there should be, the frequency of elections for each, and many more details that are irrelevant to a discussion of how can and should government promote the gospel. I'm pretty sure it doesn't specify (not specific enough) what gospel principles the government can and should support. However I do agree that charity "mandated by legislation" is contrary to the principle of agency. As such it is closer to Satan's plan than God's. In the most recent conference Elder Dale G. Renlund quotes Elder Wilford W. Andersen of the Seventy “The greater the distance between the giver and the receiver, the more the receiver develops a sense of entitlement.” That does a good job of pointing out just some of the failing of charity as implemented by governments.
  13. Since it doesn't seem like anyone wants to be at all specific, here is what I think. Agency is the most important, if not the only gospel principle that government can and should support. However it is the tendency of all government to restrict agency on a regular basis. Even in the USA, where the phrase "It's a free country" used to be very common, agency is dramatically restricted. Laws and regulation at the federal level are so numerous and complex that the phrase "ignorance if the law is no excuse" becomes a ridiculous statement. In the USA it is 100% impossible to be anything other than ignorant of the vast majority of the law! One of the reasons for this is people don't understand just how important the principle of agency is.
  14. The community I live in is less than 0.5% members of the church, less than half of them ever come to church. The type of government you are talking out ignores that reality.
  15. I specifically didn't ask it that way because the reality today is not, and can not be, as it will be during the Millennium. For that reason I think the best government we could hope for today would be significantly different.