good morning to all the very smart engineers over at google
good morning, instead of a weird image, today you get a song: https://open.spotify.com/track/5vRmAKxjZfiGhTwWUijSAV?si=5vTf1R3aQSiky9Lrb_fAxg
good morning, I recorded a song about capitalism https://soundcloud.com/ash-furrow/capital
here is your government-mandated recipe for healthy kraft dinner: https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/canada-food-guide/tips-healthy-eating/meal-planning-cooking-healthy-choices/recipes/mac-cheese-with-veggie-twist.html
god damn nanny state, at it again!
@ashfurrow I'm having a really big think over this.
@trickster it’s a puzzler 🤔🤔🤔
@ashfurrow I just checked this and it's true. Brackets change everything.
@ashfurrow technically the minus sign is a multiplication with -1, therefore it could make sense that it has lower precedence than exponentiation.
Wolfram Alfa gives the same result (even for -3^2), and they are math guys.
@ashfurrow negative numbers don't exist. 😉
@ashfurrow Isn't that the negative of 3^2, not (-3^2)?
@danyeaw that’s correct
@ashfurrow Looks like it’s calculating the square of 3 and then negating it.
@ashfurrow Which, to be fair, is wrong if I remember correct order of operations
@djmoch well, order of operations only matters if there are multiple operations. (-3)^2 only has one operation: the exponent. This highlights the ambiguity of natural language. If a mathematician says the words" negative 3 squared", they mean (-3)^2 because -3 is a number unto itself (and not an operation). There's no purely correct answer, but I'd say that 9 is "more correct" than -9.
It's a unary '-' minus, yielding 0-3^2
@erAck “-3” isn’t an operation, it’s a number. And the ambiguity of the natural speech “negative three squared” is highlighted by the difference of “(negative three) squared” vs “negative (three squared)” - I would argue the first is _more_ correct.
This gave me a good laugh, thanks Ash!
The best thing is when you do this to a 13 year old and they give you a look like "ugh, really? I'm too old for your shit"
@ashfurrow your shipping some sort of CI then?
@ashfurrow A transport system for migrants fleeing war torn areas?
@ashfurrow Y U HATING ON COSTA RICA??
@bremner BUT °C MEANS “DEGREES COSTA (RICA)”
@ashfurrow I guess they forgot about “?:”. Silly programmers.
@ashfurrow I wonder if the formatting code is converting a number from °F but using the original number for the plural selection.
@ashfurrow I keep thinking that one day we're going to spot buildings that are designed to remind us of legos...
@ashfurrow That's cute.
@ashfurrow I think I'll continue with the tried-and-true method of "buying a box of Kraft Dinner from Target" ;o)
(I'm in shape. Round's a shape.)
@ashfurrow Open box, pour into water. Boil until tolerable. Devour orange substance. Return to other tasks.
@ashfurrow but where are the instructions for making it in my instant pot! Trudeau just half assing thing left and right
@tapi I’m curious to hear what Jagmeet Singh has to say on this important issue.
@ashfurrow good morning, please consider living in a drier climate to avoid these issues in the future
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