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Curious little poll...

Postby benissimus » Sun Sep 21, 2003 11:56 pm

Just curious how many you have in your inbox. Mine has become quite cluttered lately and doubled in the past 2 weeks. I have 48 messages right now (and refuse to delete them).
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Re:Curious little poll...

Postby Raya » Mon Sep 22, 2003 6:46 am

It is always a delight to receive PMs... :D
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Re:Curious little poll...

Postby Keesa » Mon Sep 22, 2003 2:10 pm

Should I put about how many I've recieved or how many are in there now? I've had to delete some; it was getting quite crowded. <br /><br />I love the PM because it lets me discuss things that may not be of interest to the entire Textkit community; Emma's icons, for example. (I learned a lot about a particular movie actor from those posts. ;) ;D)
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Re:Curious little poll...

Postby Episcopus » Mon Sep 22, 2003 5:27 pm

[quote author=benissimus link=board=6;threadid=679;start=0#6411 date=1064188603]<br />Just curious how many you have in your inbox I have 48 messages right now beat that losers[/quote]<br /><br />Ooo Mr. Popular :-*<br /><br />Well, I have had messages aplenty in my box, but they are usually from the many who don't like me but don't want to become in trouble by posting offensive things publicly! Nevertheless, It is always a delight to receive PMs... :D<br /><br />Only joking I have to say, although that spoils the whole demention thereof :-\
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Re:Curious little poll...

Postby Emma_85 » Mon Sep 22, 2003 8:00 pm

Lol, Keesa. <br />Anyway I've got 10 in my in-box right now.<br />On another forum I frequently visit they don't have PMs and the General Discussion board does get very cluttered... PMs really are very handy.
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Re:Curious little poll...

Postby Keesa » Mon Sep 22, 2003 9:34 pm

I went ahead and listed how many are in my inbox right now; exactly twenty-one, although that may fluctuate wildly through the evening. :)
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Re:Curious little poll...

Postby Puella Parva » Mon Sep 22, 2003 10:48 pm

[quote author=Keesa link=board=6;threadid=679;start=0#6445 date=1064239844<br />I love the PM because it lets me discuss things that may not be of interest to the entire Textkit community
<br /><br />I only have five, and although I agree with Keesa, I seem to have a slightly difficult time finding people who share any common interests...
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Re:Curious little poll...

Postby mariek » Sun Sep 28, 2003 4:28 am

<br />I'm not sure I understand the question.<br /><br />Are you asking how many messages I have right now?<br /><br />Or the total number of messages I've ever received?<br /><br />The answer will vary. And I have been deleting older PMs. Wouldn't want Jeff to get on our case about taking up disk space. ;) ... even if the total amount is negligible.<br /><br /><br />
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Re:Curious little poll...

Postby bingley » Sun Sep 28, 2003 11:05 am

This is very odd. Does anyone else have mariek's post shown as puella parva's sig line (signum puellae parvae?)?
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Re:Curious little poll...

Postby Keesa » Sun Sep 28, 2003 11:52 am

Yes. And your post looks weird, too. Jeff?!
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Re:Curious little poll...

Postby Episcopus » Sun Sep 28, 2003 1:00 pm

yay I'm small
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Re:Curious little poll...

Postby Keesa » Sun Sep 28, 2003 11:40 pm

Mariek's post is squished onto the right-hand side, whereas all the other posts (after hers) are squished onto the left-hand side. The posts before Puella Parva's appear to be normal.
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Re:Curious little poll...

Postby mingshey » Mon Sep 29, 2003 12:09 am

I seems that Puella Parva's post has one or more unclosed quote tags. Try quoting her post and see. :P
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Re:Curious little poll...

Postby mariek » Mon Sep 29, 2003 12:28 am

<br />Yes, I noticed that too. I'm not sure what happened there. Waiting for Jeff to return and wave his magic wand to fix the problem...<br /><br />
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Re:Curious little poll...

Postby benissimus » Mon Sep 29, 2003 4:18 am

[quote][/quote]<br /><br />I'm scared.
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Re:Curious little poll...

Postby klewlis » Mon Sep 29, 2003 4:30 am

O di immortales!
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Re:Curious little poll...

Postby Keesa » Mon Sep 29, 2003 12:14 pm

It appears to be normal on this page-so far, anyway. ;)
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Re:Curious little poll...

Postby Clemens » Mon Sep 29, 2003 6:28 pm

Well, at least it looks funny... ;D
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Re:Curious little poll...

Postby Keesa » Tue Sep 30, 2003 12:16 am

If you're interested, Benissimus, I've got 32 in my inbox today. :)
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Re:Curious little poll...

Postby benissimus » Tue Sep 30, 2003 4:51 am

and I have LVI ;)
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Re:Curious little poll...

Postby mariek » Tue Sep 30, 2003 5:47 am

<br />56 total messages ever received? Or just 56 in your Inbox today?<br /><br />I've cleared out mine, so there are zero. I assume the Roman numeral for zero is still 0?<br /><br />
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Re:Curious little poll...

Postby benissimus » Tue Sep 30, 2003 5:52 am

Aye, 56 today, and I have never cleared it (so many memories :))<br /><br />The Romans had no concept for zero, that came quite a bit later. There was of course "nothing" but not in a numerical sense.
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Re:Curious little poll...

Postby mariek » Tue Sep 30, 2003 6:01 am

<br />What do you mean by no concept of nothing? It's hard to conceive such a notion.<br /><br />So instead of zero, they would say there is "nil"? Hodie nil nuntii in caspa tabellaria habeo.<br />
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Re:Curious little poll...

Postby benissimus » Tue Sep 30, 2003 6:08 am

"Nothing" is a conceptual idea. What they lacked was "zero" which is a purely mathematical concept. It's not so inconceivable if you realize that you can get by for the most part without using the number zero.<br /><br />We have zero hens? Why not just say "We have no hens?"<br /><br />With math, what is 10-10? According to a Roman, that would be "nothing". What is 0x15? Well... they just didn't do that kind of thing.
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Re:Curious little poll...

Postby mariek » Tue Sep 30, 2003 6:17 am

<br />Perhaps I should have said instead, "Hodie nulli nuntii in caspa tabellaria habeo."<br /><br />I guess the Romans also didn't do negative numbers, imaginary numbers, etc. I would have enjoyed math classes back then. ;D<br /><br />
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Re:Curious little poll...

Postby bingley » Tue Sep 30, 2003 7:08 am

would you? Try dividing CXLIV by VIII without doing any converting to our system.
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Re:Curious little poll...

Postby benissimus » Tue Sep 30, 2003 7:10 am

Thank the gods the numerical system was mostly for counting ;D
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Re:Curious little poll...

Postby mariek » Tue Sep 30, 2003 7:25 am

<br />Well, the answer is clearly XVIII. Isn't it obvious? ;D<br /><br />So here's a question...<br /><br />If we were to present this problem in Arabic numerals to the Romans (viz. 114 and 8 ), would they convert these two Roman numerals (viz. CXLIV and VIII) before doing their calculation?<br /><br />
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Re:Curious little poll...

Postby bingley » Tue Sep 30, 2003 7:42 am

Show your working, mariek. >:( ;D
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Re:Curious little poll...

Postby benissimus » Tue Sep 30, 2003 7:42 am

Not if they didn't understand Arabic numerals...
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Re:Curious little poll...

Postby Keesa » Tue Sep 30, 2003 11:36 am

But if they did?
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Re:Curious little poll...

Postby mariek » Tue Sep 30, 2003 3:55 pm

[quote author=bingley link=board=6;threadid=679;start=15#7364 date=1064907759]<br />Show your working, mariek. >:( ;D<br />[/quote]<br /><br /><br />OK, I admit to converting from Roman numerals to Arabic numerals before doing the calculation, and then converting the result back to Roman numerals. (Hence, my question earlier about whether a Roman would have converted from Arabic nuremars to Roman numerals to do their calculation.) Do you think less of me now for doing this? ::)<br /><br />
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Re:Curious little poll...

Postby benissimus » Tue Sep 30, 2003 4:40 pm

Oh! Marie... :'(
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Re:Curious little poll...

Postby Jeff Tirey » Tue Sep 30, 2003 6:49 pm

YES - Please keep the clutter down any clean out your PMs when you can. It actually does take up database space. About 3 MB right now.
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Re:Curious little poll...

Postby Keesa » Tue Sep 30, 2003 9:53 pm

Well, I couldn't have performed the calculations in Roman numerals, either, so don't feel bad. <br /><br />And I do make an effort to keep my inbox cleaned out. I even have a Word document where I copy-and-paste the messages I especially want to keep, so I can go ahead and delete them.
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