good morning to all the very smart engineers over at google
medical (~) Show more
this is the season where one of the nominees has an acquired brain injury, and they’re treating the subject with remarkable sensitivity. for television, anyway.
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
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good morning, Canada got a new food guide and it includes hydration, so make sure you're hydrated!
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it also includes tips like "cook more often", mindful eating, and awareness of food advertising
I feel like that's a cool step forward. It'd be more cool of ol' JT would just reform food advertising.
oh, but for market forces!
food Show more
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.
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