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2.0.2 Patch Notes


#203

I mean I made it 10 so you wouldn’t have to multiply by 100 but okay sure you can call it 0.1 as that is 10%


#204

calling it 10 is arbitrary. 1 is guaranteed and 0 is impossible. Everything inbetween is thus a fraction.


#205

this of course begs the question of what 2 is. But never mind that


#206

Yeah duh I just figured there wasn’t any point in making the reader jump through that hoop if saying “10 percent” is just simpler


#207

Also ngl scaling things to ±2 can be super useful

I did that for my blimp earlier today


#208

it can be but usually not when you are talking about probability


#209

Well probability exists between certainty and certainly not


#210

usually


#211

But how does one define something that usually happens?

We may say that something with a 50.1% chance of happening usually does and be correct, but to you and me that feels no more usual than a coin toss. Do we mean usually as in the human perception, somewhere around 75%? Or is your perception of where that should be different from mine?


#212

removing human perception is usually a good first step when it comes to defining your terms consistency


#213

So then you pick anything over 50% as usual?

While I can’t disagree, that seems like a very imprecise term, and I can’t think of many cases in which it’s particularly useful. :stuck_out_tongue:


#214

well if you want you can just pick a different word to use and pick a different arbitrary number to assign to it


#215

But then why use a word when a number will suffice to confuse less while telling as much?


#216

why use the word usually?


#217

For consiceness I guess


#218

would you prefer I substitute “>50%” in for ever instance of the word usually?


#219

idk I’m too tired rn to decide whether I’d get tired of that lol


#220

it >50% doesn’t take long for you to figure that out on your own


#221

Alright you have proven that that’s a bad idea

Also screw MATH 217

It wouldn’t even be that bad but they give us minimum 12-14 hours of homework a week (sometimes longer) and there has been maybe a half hour total of lecture the entire semester if I’m generous and round up


#222

hey I heard calculus was interesting. Are you saying I was lied to?