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(Fox News)   "The Sun produces 3.86 x 10^26 watts of energy, or 2.86 with 24 zeros at the end." Wait, what? Must be that "new math" I keep hearing about   (foxnews.com) divider line
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2019-01-10 02:31:22 PM  
Three mistakes in that sentence. Can you spot them all?
 
2019-01-10 02:41:03 PM  

Spectrum: Three mistakes in that sentence. Can you spot them all?


Two obvious math mistakes, although the 2 is clearly just a typo, and watts are not a unit of energy.
 
2019-01-10 02:48:49 PM  

revrendjim: Spectrum: Three mistakes in that sentence. Can you spot them all?

Two obvious math mistakes, although the 2 is clearly just a typo, and watts are not a unit of energy.


Yes, and yet another mistake is relying on the first google result which says, "At any moment, the sun emits about 3.8610^26 watts of energy. So add 24 zeros to the end of that number, and you'll get an idea of how unimaginably large an amount of energy that is!"
 
2019-01-10 03:00:35 PM  
https://cosmicopia.gsfc.nasa.gov/qa_su​n.html

The energy per time put out by the Sun is its luminosity, 3.8 x 1026 Joules per second (or Watts).

Check it out before the shutdown gets it

Spectrum: revrendjim: Spectrum: Three mistakes in that sentence. Can you spot them all?

Two obvious math mistakes, although the 2 is clearly just a typo, and watts are not a unit of energy.

Yes, and yet another mistake is relying on the first google result which says, "At any moment, the sun emits about 3.86 x 10^26 watts of energy. So add 24 zeros to the end of that number, and you'll get an idea of how unimaginably large an amount of energy that is!"


Technically there are only 24 zeros.  1026 is the total decimal places
 
2019-01-10 03:09:58 PM  

whither_apophis: https://cosmicopia.gsfc.nasa.gov/qa_s​u​n.html

The energy per time put out by the Sun is its luminosity, 3.8 x 1026 Joules per second (or Watts).

Check it out before the shutdown gets it

Spectrum: revrendjim: Spectrum: Three mistakes in that sentence. Can you spot them all?

Two obvious math mistakes, although the 2 is clearly just a typo, and watts are not a unit of energy.

Yes, and yet another mistake is relying on the first google result which says, "At any moment, the sun emits about 3.86 x 10^26 watts of energy. So add 24 zeros to the end of that number, and you'll get an idea of how unimaginably large an amount of energy that is!"

Technically there are only 24 zeros.  1026 is the total decimal places


So shouldn't it be 286 and not 2.86 if you're gonna put the zeros in? Otherwise you get 2.8600000000000000000000000
 
2019-01-10 03:20:29 PM  

scottydoesntknow: whither_apophis: https://cosmicopia.gsfc.nasa.gov/qa_su​n.html

The energy per time put out by the Sun is its luminosity, 3.8 x 1026 Joules per second (or Watts).

Check it out before the shutdown gets it

Spectrum: revrendjim: Spectrum: Three mistakes in that sentence. Can you spot them all?

Two obvious math mistakes, although the 2 is clearly just a typo, and watts are not a unit of energy.

Yes, and yet another mistake is relying on the first google result which says, "At any moment, the sun emits about 3.86 x 10^26 watts of energy. So add 24 zeros to the end of that number, and you'll get an idea of how unimaginably large an amount of energy that is!"

Technically there are only 24 zeros.  1026 is the total decimal places

So shouldn't it be 286 and not 2.86 if you're gonna put the zeros in? Otherwise you get 2.8600000000000000000000000


Scientific notation is x.xx (or however many significant digits) x 10^n, n meaning the number of decimal places you need to move the decimal point

386000000000000000000000000.
 
2019-01-10 03:44:10 PM  

whither_apophis: scottydoesntknow: whither_apophis: https://cosmicopia.gsfc.nasa.gov/qa_su​n.html

The energy per time put out by the Sun is its luminosity, 3.8 x 1026 Joules per second (or Watts).

Check it out before the shutdown gets it

Spectrum: revrendjim: Spectrum: Three mistakes in that sentence. Can you spot them all?

Two obvious math mistakes, although the 2 is clearly just a typo, and watts are not a unit of energy.

Yes, and yet another mistake is relying on the first google result which says, "At any moment, the sun emits about 3.86 x 10^26 watts of energy. So add 24 zeros to the end of that number, and you'll get an idea of how unimaginably large an amount of energy that is!"

Technically there are only 24 zeros.  1026 is the total decimal places

So shouldn't it be 286 and not 2.86 if you're gonna put the zeros in? Otherwise you get 2.8600000000000000000000000

Scientific notation is x.xx (or however many significant digits) x 10^n, n meaning the number of decimal places you need to move the decimal point

386000000000000000000000000.


I get that, but when you try to reduce it down to laymans terms as they were attempting to do, you don't say 3.86 with 24 zeroes, you say 386 with 24 zeroes.
 
2019-01-10 03:48:25 PM  
Remember that bodybuilding forum where they argued about how many days were in a week? That's this thread. "Now in [Fark] form!"
 
2019-01-10 04:06:30 PM  

exick: Remember that bodybuilding forum where they argued about how many days were in a week? That's this thread. "Now in [Fark] form!"


Link plz
 
2019-01-10 04:10:36 PM  
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2019-01-10 04:16:31 PM  

Spectrum: Three mistakes in that sentence. Can you spot them all?


"The Sun produces 3.86 x 10^26 wattsparsecs of energy, or 2.86 with 24 zerosNew Hampshires at the end."

I could only find 2 mistakes.
 
2019-01-10 04:18:39 PM  

Declassify Issue: exick: Remember that bodybuilding forum where they argued about how many days were in a week? That's this thread. "Now in [Fark] form!" Link plz



It's dead AFAIK but here's a video on it.


THE DUMBEST BOY ALIVE. PRETTY GOOD, EPISODE SIX.
Youtube eECjjLNAOd4
 
2019-01-10 04:35:36 PM  
Ooh.. a Crystal Ball?

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2019-01-10 04:37:18 PM  
Forget it, Jake, it's Fox.
 
2019-01-10 04:40:11 PM  

Declassify Issue: exick: Remember that bodybuilding forum where they argued about how many days were in a week? That's this thread. "Now in [Fark] form!"

Link plz


https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showth​r​ead.php?t=107926751
 
2019-01-10 05:15:07 PM  

tyyreaunn: Declassify Issue: exick: Remember that bodybuilding forum where they argued about how many days were in a week? That's this thread. "Now in [Fark] form!"

Link plz

https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthr​ead.php?t=107926751


wow.
 
2019-01-10 05:19:21 PM  
Look on the bright side.  This makes Forbes science articles look good.
 
2019-01-10 05:20:45 PM  
Are you kidding me

the headline doesn't even continue the sentence where they describe that as "an impossibly large number". No, it's obviously not impossibly large if it describes something which you just said that it did
 
2019-01-10 05:34:02 PM  
what about at night?

checkmate, hippie liberals!!!
 
2019-01-10 11:38:33 PM  

GanjSmokr: Spectrum: Three mistakes in that sentence. Can you spot them all?

"The Sun produces 3.86 x 10^26 wattsparsecs of energy, or 2.86 with 24 zerosNew Hampshires at the end."

I could only find 2 mistakes.


#3. Law of conservation of energy says otherwise.
 
2019-01-11 12:18:12 AM  

GanjSmokr: Spectrum: Three mistakes in that sentence. Can you spot them all?

"The Sun produces 3.86 x 10^26 wattsparsecs of energy


img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2019-01-11 08:11:37 AM  
I'm surprised nobody's freaking out that the word "evolutionary" was mentioned in a Fox article.

/yeah, yeah, not biology but astronomy
 
2019-01-11 10:12:56 AM  

tyyreaunn: Declassify Issue: exick: Remember that bodybuilding forum where they argued about how many days were in a week? That's this thread. "Now in [Fark] form!"

Link plz

https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthr​ead.php?t=107926751


That was beautiful.
 
2019-01-12 01:23:10 AM  

New Farkin User Name: Are you kidding me

the headline doesn't even continue the sentence where they describe that as "an impossibly large number". No, it's obviously not impossibly large if it describes something which you just said that it did


This right here.
 
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