# Points points points

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zzz1123

2008 Jun 8 • 137
Why do I still have zero points???????
You didn't see me. You're hallucinating.
 ≡ 2008 Oct 15 at 00:08 PDT
eDan Co.
Mighty Typist

2007 Sep 24 • 2921
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Because the sum of points you got take away the sum of points you lost is zero.

P = Pgiven - Ptaken

By looking at this basic formula, you can easily see that if there was no giving or taking, you will have 0 points.

The integral of this function shows you the rate at which you piss off admins.
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 ≡ 2008 Oct 15 at 00:28 PDT
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

2007 Oct 19 • 5486
57,583 ₧
eDan Co. said:
The integral of this function shows you the rate at which you piss off admins.

You mean the derivative and I'll say what I want thanks. Bloody admins.
 ≡ 2008 Oct 15 at 05:53 PDT — Ed. 2008 Oct 23 at 09:27 PDT
eDan Co.
Mighty Typist

2007 Sep 24 • 2921
252 ₧
Yes! That's the word I was looking for. Either way it doesn't really make sense.
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 ≡ 2008 Oct 15 at 10:04 PDT
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

2007 Oct 19 • 5486
57,583 ₧
The derivative does. But I will think about this... What the meaning of Points seconds would be.

Though; it is like asking what metres seconds means. It doesn't really mean anything, I don't think. (I don't mean metres per second.)
 ≡ 2008 Oct 15 at 11:58 PDT
eDan Co.
Mighty Typist

2007 Sep 24 • 2921
252 ₧
Let's stop here.
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 ≡ 2008 Oct 15 at 12:17 PDT
molkman
Owner of George Washington's Prototype Mittens

2005 May 2 • 2066
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The integral would depend on what measure is on the x-axis.
LET LOVE REIGN
 ≡ 2008 Oct 15 at 12:33 PDT
eDan Co.
Mighty Typist

2007 Sep 24 • 2921
252 ₧
Let's not stop.

Yeah, that's what I was trying to say.
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 ≡ 2008 Oct 15 at 13:14 PDT
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

2007 Oct 19 • 5486
57,583 ₧
Rates generally run by time (SI seconds) so I figured I'd run with that. But that's the problem, I have no idea what the integral would mean if that were the case.
 ≡ 2008 Oct 15 at 13:18 PDT
eDan Co.
Mighty Typist

2007 Sep 24 • 2921
252 ₧
I said it won't give you anything because there are no seconds.

If it were points per second, the derivative would give you points at a given time. The integral would give you the "acceleration" of how fast you get points.

None of this matters! There is no time involved and even if there was, who cares?
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 ≡ 2008 Oct 16 at 00:13 PDT
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

2007 Oct 19 • 5486
57,583 ₧
Nah, this is the point! You have to integrate with respect to something; same for the derivative. The derivative is defined as a small change in one variable divided by a small change in another (where both changes are very very small). The integral is not as intuitive as that. So when you said "the rate you piss off admins" I assumed you meant the rate that points change with time. Therefore the integral of points would be, I dunno, actually, I fancy breakfast now.
 ≡ 2008 Oct 16 at 03:27 PDT
eDan Co.
Mighty Typist

2007 Sep 24 • 2921
252 ₧
Acceleration is to speed as points are to _________.
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 ≡ 2008 Oct 16 at 05:30 PDT
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

2007 Oct 19 • 5486
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 ≡ 2008 Oct 16 at 08:57 PDT
SolidKAYOS

2007 Jun 24 • 84
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O_O mine dose too.
Make awkward sexual advances, not war.
Down Rodeo said:
Dammit, this was the one place that didn't have this, but noooooo, molkman pisses all over that
 ≡ 2008 Oct 16 at 12:00 PDT
eDan Co.
Mighty Typist

2007 Sep 24 • 2921
252 ₧
Do Our English Spelling.
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 ≡ 2008 Oct 16 at 15:36 PDT
molkman
Owner of George Washington's Prototype Mittens

2005 May 2 • 2066
404 ₧
The thing is, native speakers often speak the language more incorrect than foreign who have learned the language by the rules. I feel educated.
LET LOVE REIGN
 ≡ 2008 Oct 17 at 05:24 PDT
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

2007 Oct 19 • 5486
57,583 ₧
I feel horror when I see those who supposedly speak English as their native tongue mangle it horribly. Though that isn't a great sentence. I have noticed that as I see more and more spelling mistakes on the webernets I am starting to make those too! It is very annoying and embarrassing.
 ≡ 2008 Oct 17 at 06:07 PDT
Jet Monkey Duo

2005 Mar 26 • 159
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eDan Co. said:
Because the sum of points you got take away the sum of points you lost is zero.

P = Pgiven - Ptaken

By looking at this basic formula, you can easily see that if there was no giving or taking, you will have 0 points.

The integral of this function shows you the rate at which you piss off admins.

Technically, I don't take away points, but rather add negative points. So:

P = Pgiven + Ptaken

And Ptaken is always negative.

It's a totally trivial difference, but I took 50 points from you anyway, eDan.
Brayor
 ≡ 2008 Oct 17 at 13:20 PDT — Ed. 2008 Oct 17 at 13:20 PDT
molkman
Owner of George Washington's Prototype Mittens

2005 May 2 • 2066
404 ₧
Hahaha. Oh god...
LET LOVE REIGN
 ≡ 2008 Oct 17 at 13:45 PDT
jrkookid
Half Irish, half NOT FUNNY

2007 May 27 • 1415
110 ₧
Jet Monkey Duo said:
eDan Co. said:
Because the sum of points you got take away the sum of points you lost is zero.

P = Pgiven - Ptaken

By looking at this basic formula, you can easily see that if there was no giving or taking, you will have 0 points.

The integral of this function shows you the rate at which you piss off admins.

Technically, I don't take away points, but rather add negative points. So:

P = Pgiven + Ptaken

And Ptaken is always negative.

It's a totally trivial difference, but I took 50 points from you anyway, eDan.

omg ur back
 ≡ 2008 Oct 17 at 15:59 PDT
eDan Co.
Mighty Typist

2007 Sep 24 • 2921
252 ₧
I really do not appreciate that... I worked hard for all the point I earned. And adding a negative number is subtracting, by definition.
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 ≡ 2008 Oct 17 at 20:02 PDT
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

2007 Oct 19 • 5486
57,583 ₧
eDan Co. said:
I really do not appreciate that... I worked hard for all the point I earned. And adding a negative number is subtracting, by definition.

How very true. Axiomatically in the integers there are no statements made about subtraction of numbers, only addition. And succession.
 ≡ 2008 Oct 18 at 04:56 PDT
eDan Co.
Mighty Typist

2007 Sep 24 • 2921
252 ₧
Seriously, I was right. I want my points back at 247.

EDIT: Why did an admin edit Rodeo's 1st post here?
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 ≡ 2008 Oct 22 at 11:29 PDT — Ed. 2008 Oct 22 at 11:31 PDT
SolidKAYOS

2007 Jun 24 • 84
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Down Rodeo said:
I feel horror when I see those who supposedly speak English as their native tongue mangle it horribly. Though that isn't a great sentence. I have noticed that as I see more and more spelling mistakes on the webernets I am starting to make those too! It is very annoying and embarrassing.

Im passing Spanish but failing English by 3 points.LEAVE ME ALONE!
Make awkward sexual advances, not war.
Down Rodeo said:
Dammit, this was the one place that didn't have this, but noooooo, molkman pisses all over that
 ≡ 2008 Oct 22 at 13:05 PDT
Down Rodeo
Cap'n Moth of the Firehouse

2007 Oct 19 • 5486
57,583 ₧
eDan Co. said:
Why did an admin edit Rodeo's 1st post here?

They did? Confusing.
 ≡ 2008 Oct 22 at 14:52 PDT
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