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Marktastic, YOU are an asshat, Ishkur is completely right, and I agree w/ him (despite the fact I'm an engineer, not a mathematician). So bonk on you.

(Gulp, Gulp, Gulp, Ahhhhhhhh!)
What?

since nothing in this life is without pain, but plenty in this life is without pleasure, then we must say that the glass is half-empty.

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I'm gonna get learn how the spelling nazis feel. "Air is not a fluid, it is a gas."

Is the glass half full or half empty? OK,I know the answer to this...um...multiple choice,only two...50/50 shot...um...I'll take "C-none of the above"...no wait, there is no "C"...damn.

As much as I hate to say it, the mathematicall equation of 1/2/0 is wrong in this case. A half of a real number "x" is equal to (1/2) * (x). Which is why (1/2) of 1 is 1/2. 1/2 divided by 0, which is what he did, would get no answer. In fact, the lim(n->0)(1/2/n)=infinity, but just the 1/2/0 will return a non-real answer. So, (1*0)/2 is what he meant to say, which will get you 0.

See you around!

flu·id
n.
A continuous, amorphous substance whose molecules move freely past one another and that has the tendency to assume the shape of its container; a liquid or gas.

I guess I'll have to go back to the 9th grade and tell Mr. Chappell he was wrong.

Saulsa-

It depends on what you are talking about. Air is considered a fluid when talking about physics and the way it moves. However, when you get down to the basic science definitions, air is considered a gas, as you said.

ewwwwwwwwwwwwwww, limits ;)

I feel the same way, Blink :-)

actually, I can say that I hate infinite series much much more, but I digress....

Some people think the glass is half full. While others think the glass is half empty. But we would like you to consider another possibility. (picks up half full/half empty glass and fills another, smaller glass). We would like you to consdier that the glass is simply too large.

Brought to you by the Presidents Council on Dimished Expectations.

But Copenhagen already said that earlier.
I still chuckle about that one today.

"Half full--no, half empty--no--what was the question?"

"Hey! I ordered a cheeseburger!"

(Wish I could illustrate my post with the Far Side cartoon)

I can't believe no one has posted this linkyet.

BOTH.

The glass is at 50% capacity

the glass has some stuff in it

Is the glass half full? No.
Is the glass half empty? No.

The glass...is too big!

The pessimest: Its half empty

The optimist: its half full

The engineer: The glass is too big

The realist: Its a farking glass of farking water who the fark cares if its half full or half farking empty? Just drink it or leave it there, you're spending to much farking time on glasses of farking water that should be spent doing things that actualy have to do with the real farking world.

The drunk: Downs it and asks for another.

-Nicoli

I'm an engineer. I say the glass is twice as big as necessary.

Saulsa: A fluid is either a liquid or a gas. Basically, any substance that can change shape to fit a container.

The case that the class can't mathmatically be half empty only has a chance of making sense in a vacuum. On earth the liquid removed is replaced by air. Therefore "empty" can be defined as the glass being full of air. By declaring the 1 state to be full, you are declaring yourself an optimist according to the psycological excersice.

In a vacuum, empty still isn't a zero state - it's an alternate 1 state, however it's harder to describe that state.

"Plop plop fizz fizz!" I just put Alka-Seltzer in my glass....damn headache.

im so optimistic that my glass is shattered on the floor and my man-biatch is cleaning it up

who says a glass being half full is always optimist?
what if it was filled with poison?
then would half full be bad?

It's twice as big as it needs to be!

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