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/sci/, how do you live with your autism being triggered by us:
Not using 100 or 1000 degrees, bur rather 360.
Not starting trig functions at the top of the unit circle and going around clockwise.
Not using turns as our primary method for looking at angles.
Not using base 2 as our counting system.
Not measuring radians with tau.
?
It wears on me. I may be autistic enough that when I learn to code I'll create something to convert everything to binary.

Also, have mathematicians (or other people) ever used Greek letters to write English (or other languages) as a kind of code or joke? (For example, spelling "product" as πρoduct)

>> No.11985502
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11985502

This board, I fucking swear.

>> No.11985567

>>11985502
Elaborate cunt. Also you’re not Benjamin Franklin. You’re a poster on a Taiwanese semiconductor BBS.

>> No.11985592

>>11985492
360 degrees is objectively superior to 100 or 1000
base 12 or base 60 >>>>>> base 2 or base 10

>> No.11985687

>>11985592
The inferiority is only in the way that the systems don't line up.
I feel as though powers of 2 occur more in nature and in industry than powers of 12 or 60.
Although if we could have a 60 degree compass and work in base 60, that might be cool.

>> No.11985693

This is really dumb. There are plenty of pedantic complaints you can have for any of this shit, but what you're listing is just retarded.

>> No.11985697

>>11985693
How is it dumb you fucking cunt. Explain.

>> No.11985700

>>11985492
fuck yourself you fucking faggot. youre the reason this board is shit now. fuck you anal rapist semen monkey faggot jogger

>> No.11985729

>>11985492
You're not autistic, you're retarded. Every alternative you offered is worse than the established conventions. Base 10 is an abomination and you should thank whatever shitty civilization used base 60 for your 360 degree system. You can divide 360 by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 15, 18, 20, 24, 30, 36, 40, 45, 60, 72, 90, 120, 180, and 360. The factors of powers of 10 are shit.
Base 2 for counting is also absolutely retarded. It's a complete waste of our ability to remember more digits and would only be slower. Base 10 is also much more compact, but I would agree that base 8, 12, or 16 would be much better.

>> No.11985740

I'm so happy you goddamn bastard tore OP apart before I did
maybe this board has a chance after all

>> No.11985792

*πρoδυκτ
that's all I have to say

>> No.11985798

seximal.net
that's all I have to say

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>>11985700
>>11985700
>>11985700

agreed, I didn't realize the autism olympics were a thing now

....and fyi OP, you can absolutely transform the unit circle to fulfill your criteria of starting at the top and going clockwise metnally if you were actually any good.

Also, you might want to get help if you're doing multiplication and division in binary. You're seriously losing out on intuition if you aren't working in base ten... and the same can be said for the 360-degree unit circle. There's a rich history you're painting over with your stupid fucking hipsterdom. Get the fuck off this board and get your ducks in a row.

>> No.11985818

>>11985492
Do Americans really...?

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>>11985700
Nice critique.

>>11985740
You will accomplish nothing.

>>11985729
Base 10 is shit, but if anything runs off it, everything should run off it.
To me the question is which base system appears more in industry and nature.
Since computers work off base 2 and many things in our world are symmetrical or come in powers of 2, we should use base 2.
Large numbers are actually easier to remember in base 2, if you can think of each three numbers as a morse code letter.
For example, if I get the number 9625357.2582 and convert it to base 2, I get:
100100101101111100001101.0100001000011001011
Which can be thought of as
-..-..-.--.-----....--.- point .-....-....--..-.--
then
XFQOBPT point LFVXW
Which is xfq (tea in Russian) obp (off beaten path) tango dot lfv (Luftfartsverket) xw (Xena warrior).
So tea in Russia, off the beaten path, while tangoing with dot as we wait for the Swedish airforce to pick us up and she's a Xena warrior type.
Going from there,
xfqobpt.lfvxw
Then
-..- ..-. --.- --- -... .--. - point .-.. ..-. ...- -..-.-- *
Which comes out as
100100101101111100001101.0100001000011001011
Throwing that into a converter to check if I did things right, I get 9625357.2581996917724609375
Which has a bunch of extra numbers at the end for some reason, but still proves that these numbers can be remembered quite easily.

*In hindsight, I could have actually compressed this down further by being willing to use numbers in my morse code translation. (For example, ---.. is 8.)

>>11985816
You don't look like that.

>> No.11985908

>>11985729
>thank whatever shitty civilization

The Babylonians, you nescient.

>> No.11985915

>>11985863
>Base 10 is shit
shit for what
it does exactly what a base system is supposed to do

>Since computers work off base 2 and many things in our world are symmetrical or come in powers of 2, we should use base 2.
thats a fucking horrible reason

>> No.11985948

>>11985863
>For example, if I get the number 9625357.2582 and convert it to base 2, I get:
>100100101101111100001101.0100001000011001011
>Which can be thought of as
>-..-..-.--.-----....--.- point .-....-....--..-.--
>then
>XFQOBPT point LFVXW
Cool idea, but that translation from binary to 26-ary is very costly to do in your head. If you want to end up with a number 26-ary to make mnemonic you could use 26-ary in the first place. I don't think 26-ary is a good contender, but maybe 24-ary? You could do the same trick with any n < 27 really by using alphabet letters 1-n

>> No.11985954 [DELETED] 

>>11985948
Ups, I realized that your number is not in 26-ary there, but if you do convert it to 26-ary I think you will sometimes get fewer digits which is a plus

>> No.11985968

>>11985729
>Base 10 is an abomination
Base 10 is based, simply because exponents are easy to calculate

>> No.11986015

>>11985492
I agree with most of them although base 2 is silly, base 60 would be fucking sweet.

In russian they have quite a few letters which are the same as greek letters, which they use to transliterate words from other languages in amusing ways. Like coffee = кoфe

>> No.11986041

>>11985968
wat

>> No.11986136

>>11985863
What does xfq have to do with tea in Russian (чaй)?

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>>11986136
Idk, but when I googled xfq on my laptop a bunch of pages on tea came up, with the word “чaй” bolder by google. (For some reason the bolding didn’t happen when I googled it on this phone.)

>> No.11986336

>>11986136
*bolded by

I was thinking maybe google accepts particular Latin letters as substitutes for Russian, or maybe that urls have to have Latin addresses (either on Wikipedia or on every site with a URL that includes non-Latin characters), and чaй is xfq.

>> No.11986346

>>11985492
> Not using spread for angular measurement
> Not using the glorious rational trigonometry

> Also, have mathematicians (or other people) ever used Greek letters to write English (or other languages) as a kind of code or joke? (For example, spelling "product" as πρoduct)

Why not just write in Greek? lol

προϊόν

>> No.11986349

>>11986346
>spread for angular measurement
How does this work?
Is it like we draw an isosceles triangle with side lengths 1 and measure the length of the base?

>> No.11986350

>>11986041
10^x is easier than 12^x

>> No.11986363

>>11986349
Ah a new initiate for the church of rational trigonometry!

I hope one of these helps:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rational_trigonometry#Spread
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYWHfvij94U&list=PL3C58498718451C47

>> No.11988770

bump for binary to morse to alph

>> No.11988787

>>11985492
>Not using 100 or 1000 degrees, bur rather 360.
>Not using base 2 as our counting system.
Kind of a contradiction here unless you mean 4 and 8 degrees.

>> No.11988834

>>11986350
Not in base 12.

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>>11985492
>base 2 as our counting system

>> No.11988881

>>11985492
>Also, have mathematicians (or other people) ever used Greek letters to write English (or other languages) as a kind of code or joke?
Technically that's what [math]\LaTeX[/math] is and why it's pronounced in a retarded way, but no one ever spells it correctly.

>> No.11988906

>>11985492

You must be older than 18 to post here

>> No.11988918

>>11985492
The unit circle starts at the right place and it goes counter clockwise because superior left handed people wanted to mog you

>> No.11989363

>>11988906
You must kill yourself.

>> No.11989366

>>11988918
I actually think this is possible.
Fucking lefties.
Something like 1/3 people who taught me math were left handed. Strangely, the overrepresentation of Jews was way stronger in geology.

>> No.11989412

>>11986350
???

>> No.11989531

>>11985492
>Not using 100 or 1000 degrees, bur rather 360.
Wouldn't you just love 41.6° time zones?
>Not starting trig functions at the top of the unit circle and going around clockwise.
We should start clocks at the right of the unit circle and have them go the other way around. That's the way God intended. You can tell because the sun moves that way.
>Not using turns as our primary method for looking at angles
We do. 2pi is one turn.
>Not using base 2 as our counting system.
This doesn't even warrant an answer.
>Not measuring radians with tau.
We do. 2pi is one tau.
>It wears on me. I may be autistic enough that when I learn to code I'll create something to convert everything to binary.
>when I learn to code
You have to be over 18 to post here.

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