Math Is Fun Forum
  Discussion about math, puzzles, games and fun.   Useful symbols: ÷ × ½ √ ∞ ≠ ≤ ≥ ≈ ⇒ ± ∈ Δ θ ∴ ∑ ∫ • π ƒ -¹ ² ³ °

You are not logged in.

#51 2012-04-08 20:17:26

Tigeree
Member
Registered: 2005-11-19
Posts: 13,848

Re: Word Play 13

Oh yeah, Keanu Reeves said that. 
Earth was sold to aliens by the government? Why?


People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
Cheer up, emo kid.

Offline

#52 2012-04-08 21:27:32

bobbym
Administrator
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 90,655

Re: Word Play 13

Why do people sell things?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

Offline

#53 2012-04-08 22:44:40

Tigeree
Member
Registered: 2005-11-19
Posts: 13,848

Re: Word Play 13

To get money. But what if the aliens didn't have Earth currency?
Then it could be bribery. For... protection? Or to not be destroyed... 

That's all I got.


People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
Cheer up, emo kid.

Offline

#54 2012-04-08 23:47:06

bobbym
Administrator
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 90,655

Re: Word Play 13

That is why people sell things?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

Offline

#55 2012-04-09 01:11:31

Tigeree
Member
Registered: 2005-11-19
Posts: 13,848

Re: Word Play 13

Is it? I don't know! I'm speculating.
I expect you to know.


People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
Cheer up, emo kid.

Offline

#56 2012-04-09 01:13:10

bobbym
Administrator
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 90,655

Re: Word Play 13

You do not know?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

Offline

#57 2012-04-09 01:27:25

Tigeree
Member
Registered: 2005-11-19
Posts: 13,848

Re: Word Play 13

I've lost complete knowledge of why anyone does anything.
I'm just using my little knowledge of psychology to estimate.


People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
Cheer up, emo kid.

Offline

#58 2012-04-09 01:28:37

bobbym
Administrator
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 90,655

Re: Word Play 13

What good will psychology do here? Beings sell things to make a profit or an equitable exchange.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

Offline

#59 2012-04-09 01:38:07

Tigeree
Member
Registered: 2005-11-19
Posts: 13,848

Re: Word Play 13

That's basically what I said originally.
Psychology works for some people...


People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
Cheer up, emo kid.

Offline

#60 2012-04-09 01:39:45

bobbym
Administrator
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 90,655

Re: Word Play 13

Nope. We are discussing sales.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

Offline

#61 2012-04-09 01:48:12

Tigeree
Member
Registered: 2005-11-19
Posts: 13,848

Re: Word Play 13

But we were discussing the reason for the sale.
Like, why have the government sold Earth to the aliens?


People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
Cheer up, emo kid.

Offline

#62 2012-04-09 01:50:50

bobbym
Administrator
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 90,655

Re: Word Play 13

Again, why do people sell things?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

Offline

#63 2012-04-09 02:01:45

Tigeree
Member
Registered: 2005-11-19
Posts: 13,848

Re: Word Play 13

I don't know!
I'll Google it, & find out.
GRR! Thought Yahoo Answers had something there but the question was deleted!

It would seem Google doesn't know either.


People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
Cheer up, emo kid.

Offline

#64 2012-04-09 02:02:33

bobbym
Administrator
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 90,655

Re: Word Play 13

See post #58


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

Offline

#65 2012-04-09 02:07:08

Tigeree
Member
Registered: 2005-11-19
Posts: 13,848

Re: Word Play 13

Oh yeah. ...awkward. Short term memory loss.
Well if you knew the answer, then why did you re-ask the question?


People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
Cheer up, emo kid.

Offline

#66 2012-04-09 02:08:27

bobbym
Administrator
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 90,655

Re: Word Play 13

Because you asked the same question again. That is the answer for the second time.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

Offline

#67 2012-04-09 02:10:31

Tigeree
Member
Registered: 2005-11-19
Posts: 13,848

Re: Word Play 13

I did? Oh yeah. I was really just using that to make a point.
So... how much did the government make? & if they sold the Earth then why do they still need taxes?


People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
Cheer up, emo kid.

Offline

#68 2012-04-09 02:11:15

bobbym
Administrator
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 90,655

Re: Word Play 13

They used a more ancient system than money.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

Offline

#69 2012-04-09 02:13:52

Tigeree
Member
Registered: 2005-11-19
Posts: 13,848

Re: Word Play 13

Oh. I see. So what did the government get in return for ownership of the Earth?


People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
Cheer up, emo kid.

Offline

#70 2012-04-09 02:16:00

bobbym
Administrator
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 90,655

Re: Word Play 13

No you do not see. What system is older than the monetary system, more basic?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

Offline

#71 2012-04-09 02:50:39

Tigeree
Member
Registered: 2005-11-19
Posts: 13,848

Re: Word Play 13

uhhh... Trade? 
That's what I implied when I asked...


People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
Cheer up, emo kid.

Offline

#72 2012-04-09 02:55:00

bobbym
Administrator
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 90,655

Re: Word Play 13

They gave us technology and we gave them ...


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

Offline

#73 2012-04-09 02:57:49

Tigeree
Member
Registered: 2005-11-19
Posts: 13,848

Re: Word Play 13

They gave us technology? Which technology?
When was this arrangement anyway?


People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
Cheer up, emo kid.

Offline

#74 2012-04-09 03:00:34

bobbym
Administrator
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 90,655

Re: Word Play 13

Mostly surveillance and power for weaponry.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

Offline

#75 2012-04-09 03:26:38

Tigeree
Member
Registered: 2005-11-19
Posts: 13,848

Re: Word Play 13

I suspected as much.
Like what? It was the fission bomb wasn't it? Fusion, too? Hubble telescope? International space station?


People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
Cheer up, emo kid.

Offline

Board footer

Powered by FluxBB