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(Forbes)   The four scientific meanings of 'nothing'   ( forbes.com) divider line
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2018-01-31 10:53:01 AM  
A lot of people think of zero(0) as nothing. But I suppose it's just a waypoint on a linear timeline of integers.
 
2018-01-31 11:23:57 AM  
Only 4?

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2018-01-31 12:01:37 PM  
1) Nothing: pronoun, the value of a Forbes science article.
 
2018-01-31 12:10:38 PM  

Wave Of Anal Fury: 1) Nothing: pronoun, the value of a Forbes science article.

 
2018-01-31 12:16:46 PM  
How much is Forbes paying you Drew? I'll double it!
 
2018-01-31 12:18:36 PM  
Definition 6: Every mistake you didn't know you made, thoughts you didn't read, or when you breathed wrong at the worst possible time.

Example:
"What's wrong dear?"  "Nothing."
 
2018-01-31 12:20:39 PM  
 
2018-01-31 12:30:35 PM  
 
2018-01-31 12:37:35 PM  
The Most Efficient Way to Destroy the Universe – False Vacuum
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2018-01-31 12:51:10 PM  

mjjt: Only 4?

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Lies! They have not nearly as much Seinfeld parody porn as they make you think.
 
2018-01-31 12:51:33 PM  

edmo: A lot of people think of zero(0) as nothing. But I suppose it's just a waypoint on a linear timeline of integers.


In maths 0 or the empty set {} often represents nothing. However a strange thing happens when you look at divisibility of numbers. Here are a few numbers arranged in a lattice with a line connecting two numbers if the lower one evenly divides the upper.

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The divisor lattice for all natural numbers would have 0 at the top since any number divides zero (e.g. 0/n = 0)

For a divisor lattice one way to represent numbers is as a directed cycle graph. I.e. here is 6:

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Then for 2 numbers the notion "a divides b" becomes there exists a graph homomorphism from b to a.

To fit 0 into this graph representation it isn't the cycle of length 0 (which might be the empty graph) but instead the infinite directed graph that has a starting point but goes on forever with no cycling back to the start.

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edmo: A lot of people think of zero(0) as nothing. But I suppose it's just a waypoint on a linear timeline of integers.


For this example, 0 isn't a waypoint but is itself the linear timeline of numbers.
 
2018-01-31 01:05:18 PM  
So just copying a standard headline is enough for a green light?
 
2018-01-31 01:23:22 PM  
I'll just stick with the rifftrax educational short "what is nothing".  One of their best.
 
2018-01-31 02:10:33 PM  

HairBolus: edmo: A lot of people think of zero(0) as nothing. But I suppose it's just a waypoint on a linear timeline of integers.

In maths 0 or the empty set {} often represents nothing. However a strange thing happens when you look at divisibility of numbers. Here are a few numbers arranged in a lattice with a line connecting two numbers if the lower one evenly divides the upper.

[img.fark.net image 238x146]

The divisor lattice for all natural numbers would have 0 at the top since any number divides zero (e.g. 0/n = 0)

For a divisor lattice one way to represent numbers is as a directed cycle graph. I.e. here is 6:

[img.fark.net image 150x150]

Then for 2 numbers the notion "a divides b" becomes there exists a graph homomorphism from b to a.

To fit 0 into this graph representation it isn't the cycle of length 0 (which might be the empty graph) but instead the infinite directed graph that has a starting point but goes on forever with no cycling back to the start.

[img.fark.net image 332x42]

edmo: A lot of people think of zero(0) as nothing. But I suppose it's just a waypoint on a linear timeline of integers.

For this example, 0 isn't a waypoint but is itself the linear timeline of numbers.


As if one is the number of one, and zero is the number of none.
 
2018-01-31 02:49:36 PM  
TFA leaves out the Shakespearean definition of nothing.
 
2018-01-31 03:33:02 PM  
My bank account?  My dating life for several years?
 
2018-01-31 03:35:11 PM  
Ah, almost forgot:

gotnothing.jpg
 
2018-01-31 03:46:50 PM  
The opposite of 'thing?'
 
2018-01-31 03:48:30 PM  

HairBolus: edmo: A lot of people think of zero(0) as nothing. But I suppose it's just a waypoint on a linear timeline of integers.

In maths 0 or the empty set {} often represents nothing. However a strange thing happens when you look at divisibility of numbers. Here are a few numbers arranged in a lattice with a line connecting two numbers if the lower one evenly divides the upper.

[img.fark.net image 238x146]

The divisor lattice for all natural numbers would have 0 at the top since any number divides zero (e.g. 0/n = 0)

For a divisor lattice one way to represent numbers is as a directed cycle graph. I.e. here is 6:

[img.fark.net image 150x150]

Then for 2 numbers the notion "a divides b" becomes there exists a graph homomorphism from b to a.

To fit 0 into this graph representation it isn't the cycle of length 0 (which might be the empty graph) but instead the infinite directed graph that has a starting point but goes on forever with no cycling back to the start.

[img.fark.net image 332x42]

edmo: A lot of people think of zero(0) as nothing. But I suppose it's just a waypoint on a linear timeline of integers.

For this example, 0 isn't a waypoint but is itself the linear timeline of numbers.


There's that homo-talk we talked about.
 
2018-01-31 05:34:48 PM  

elchupacabra: My bank account?  My dating life for several years?


My hope for the future?
 
2018-02-01 12:25:23 AM  
It's what you are about to become.
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It's what everyone's looking at.
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It's what you get. Good day sir.
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2018-02-01 08:36:42 AM  
nothing is one of the most interesting topics in science.
 
2018-02-01 09:31:24 AM  
How do we know there is more matter than anti-matter in the universe?  How do we know the anti-matter isn't mostly located at the outer edges of the ever expanding universe, constantly being pushed farther and farther away?
 
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