Show of HandsShow of Hands

glashberg October 17th, 2013 4:03am

Have you ever considered that we take numbers by 5 to be so normal, (and multiples of 10, especially) and base numerous systems on this premise...but what if we all had 4 fingers instead of 5?

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GeneralDevin MN
10/16/13 10:46 pm

Going by 0's is easiest. Only pattern I can do without using a calculator.
Lol.
Srry for wasting 15 sec. Of your life by reading this pointless comment.

GeneralDevin MN
10/16/13 10:46 pm

If you still bothered reading this far STOP.

GeneralDevin MN
10/16/13 10:47 pm

Still here??????
Well I hope you found this somewhat amusing.

GeneralDevin MN
10/16/13 10:48 pm

If your still here stop and do something interesting.

GeneralDevin MN
10/16/13 10:49 pm

I'm absolutely positively certain you should have stopped reading this compilation a long time ago.

GeneralDevin MN
10/16/13 10:50 pm

Well that's a big minute of your life gone by reading all this now.

GeneralDevin MN
10/16/13 10:51 pm

I am expecting to get reported for spam now.

GeneralDevin MN
10/16/13 10:52 pm

Final comment. Journey now ended.

GeneralDevin MN
10/16/13 10:42 pm

No going by 5's would still be more simple. The pattern would always end in a 5 or 0. By 4's it could be a 4, 8, 2, 6, 0.

b4mytime Orange County, CA
10/16/13 10:21 pm

Yes, we learned about the origins of the base-10 system in my math history courses.

Kris Humidity Central
10/16/13 9:33 pm

Strangely enough, I have a mate that a small faction of his family goes by 3s and 9s. I didn't really think much on it til you brought this up though.

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EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
10/16/13 9:36 pm

Bean ol buddy! Haven't seen you since battle school!

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
10/16/13 9:31 pm

There is the joke:"There are 10 kinds of people who understand the binary number system. Those that do, and those that don't."

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beanD California
10/16/13 9:34 pm

Ender Wiggin?? Following.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
10/16/13 9:35 pm

And if we had only 4 digits, THEN the imperial system would finally make sense to me.
Btw, we do only have four fingers on each hand. Fingers have three phalanges each. Thumbs have two. We have five digits on each hand... Just had to say it...

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
10/16/13 9:37 pm

Bean ol buddy! Haven't seen you since battle school!

DrReid Ever present.
10/16/13 10:03 pm

We have the highest agreement rate I have ever seen.

beanD California
10/16/13 10:08 pm

Hear they're making a movie about us?

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
10/16/13 10:11 pm

@ DrReid... As I told kermie, are you a socialist, communist, fascist, nazi, terrorist too?

@ bean... Yeah, but they weren't there. They can never understand...but you were. I heard you with the "absalam" stuff. Teared me up giving last rites.

BCKR Onward and upward
10/16/13 9:28 pm

Look up School House Rock's "Twelve Toes."

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Happy Hong Kong
10/16/13 9:07 pm

We'd probably dump the decimal system and use the octagonal one.

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