• TheImpressiveX@lemmy.ml
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    Alt-text:

    Attention all passengers: This is an express sequence to infinity. If your stop is not a power of two, please disembark now.

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      God, it was so nice living by spiral point phi until the new line brought in all that traffic.

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    Fools, everyone knows that the congestion is at 1 - it’s Benfords law.

    We are again wasting taxpayer money on building bridges to nowhere, while traffic remains congested where it actually counts.

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    Oh, great. Now people will be forever having to explain that they meant the other 3.5, the other 3.9, or other Pi.

    It really needs a new digit alongside 3, where it branches. Is it too late to write to the standards committee?

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      - prefixes numbers along the number line in the opposite direction. If we had a second branch starting after 3 we could do the same if they shared digits and bases with the standard number line. Maybe suffix - or prefix 3№ or something like that.

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    You can do something like this with ℝ[ω] where ω is a complex cube root of unity and the restriction that at least one of the real or ω-part of a+bω must be zero. Edit: Just realised that I didn’t specify that a and b should be non-negative reals, otherwise we end up with six lines from 0 not three.

    Standard addition breaks immediately, but an addition-like operator can be defined by imagining a train shunting along the restricted lines in the direction of the greater magnitude.

    Choo-choooo

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    Clearly XKCD doesn’t time travel because Mathmaticians who create yet another use for the Delta symbol would be crucified in the future Meritocratic Dystopia.