Dividing By Zero With The ‘Facit ESA-01’

The mathematics of the ‘Facit ESA-01 mechanical calculator’; don’t divide by zero.

Infinity is not a real number. It’s a concept. In Calculus class I learned about upper bounds and lower bounds; limits. Infinity is a big deal in Maths because it’s a big deal in reality – Sort of.

Anyway, I came across one cool machine not too long ago, and it used a simple math principle to divide numbers: division is a mega-system of subtraction. A whole value, x that is the result of a number, a divided by b is the number of times that b can be subtracted from a to give 0. Sometimes it gets really close to zero but it never gets there. in other words,

(a/b) = x = [#t ] (10 - 5) ~ 0

It is this principle that the Facit ESA-01 uses to divide. And unlike modern calculators that display an error message when you try to divide a number by zero, ESA tries to commit suicide. Continue reading “Dividing By Zero With The ‘Facit ESA-01’”

Everything About Commas (Except Its History)

Today is a good day to polish your English writing by learning the appropriate uses of commas and it’s all thanks to Grammarly.

 

Ah, the comma. Of all the punctuation marks in English, this one is perhaps the most abused and misused. And it’s no wonder. There are lots of rules about comma usage, and often the factors that determine whether you should use one are quite subtle. But fear not! Below, you’ll find guidance for the trickiest comma questions.

What Is a Comma?

While a period ends a sentence, a comma indicates a smaller break. Some writers think of a comma as a soft pause—a punctuation Continue reading “Everything About Commas (Except Its History)”

All Of BuzzFeed’s Snapchat Truth/Dare Suggestions

Interested in playing Truth Or Dare with me?
You can’t say you don’t have anyone to play with — I’m here 😀

How would you like to improve your Life with an awesome game of truth or dare? It can be a handy tool.

Thanks to the internet for helping us connect with people who we would not have been able to connect with because we are far away from each other and are not in constant communication. Voice calls can be expensive and letters are too “formal” and time-consuming to create. The internet has not just made communication a lot easier and more expressive of ourselves, it has helped us play games with our friends too -irrespective of distance.

I’m sure all of us have those groups of friends and family who we follow as they follow us but are barely in any contact with. On Snapchat, I’ve got two  Continue reading “All Of BuzzFeed’s Snapchat Truth/Dare Suggestions”

Why Do Women Have Periods Anyway?

“Period: 🎶 Guess who’s back… Back again🎶

Me: Ugh, can we not do this today?

Period: I can come back in 9 months?

Me: Keep fucking singing.” – LaceyNycole

I’ve always wondered why women have periods. It’s an unpleasant experience for many women every single time and it wouldn’t stop till it is that time of their life (the one to pause).

You might have come across some explanations for why in the past but they are probably not as easy to understand as this answer that was given by Suzanne Sadedin, Ph.D in evolutionary biology from Monash University, on Quora;

So take a deep breath and follow as we read about HOW THE WOMAN GOT HER PERIOD.

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Do Women Really Want Equality?

“You know what’s worse than catcalling? No one ever asking you out. Never feeling desirable. Always having to take the initiative sexually and getting rejected most of the time. One of the luxuries of being a woman is that we don’t have to ask for affirmative consent because we don’t have to take the initiative and therefore are not held responsible or accountable for anything that happens.”

Feminists would have us believe that life is so much worse for women than men, that we are weak and the “patriarchy” is against us, and therefore we deserve all sorts of programs and benefits just to be on a level playing field with men. But the plain fact is: here in the West, we have it pretty great. In many ways better than men. And if we really took a look at men’s lives, we might realize that.

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This Is The Official Version of Popcorn Time

Right now, there are 3 fork versions of the popcorn time application; 2 are similar and the third one has its issues. But hey – still gotta make a choice right? This is the most official version

I didn’t get to use popcorn time until about two months ago because even though a colleague of mine had mentioned it to me I never looked it up – I was too busy wallowing in the awesomeness of kickass torrents – until the awesome pirate website went offline.

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What Happened To The Wealth of The Richest Man To Ever Live?

A brief crash course on history’s richest man to have lived; Mansa Musa Keita 1 of the 14th-century Malian empire.

If you think I’m talking about Solomon you’re mistaking – he probably never existed.
Emperor Mansa Musa 1, of the 14th-century Malian empire, is the one I speak of. The only living being in reported history to directly control the price of gold in the whole Mediterranean!
How much was he worth? Well, after his net worth was adjusted for inflation it surmounted to a mouth-opening four hundred billion USD i.e $400,000,000,000 – more wealth than that of Sam Walton, Warren Buffett, and Bill Gates combined!

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Jack of All Trades – Maîtriser Plus D’un

So, you want to learn everything eh? I too want to learn everything — well, not everything but a whole lot of things.

I have often thought of myself as a Jack of many trades – a little knowledge here, a little knowledge there. But from the way the world is going it has become clear that one needs to be a master of at least one thing to stand out because a little here and there doesn’t cut it any longer. It has come to a time wherein a jack of all trades is a master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one.

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