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  •  Actually, that is "Film at X" (3+ / 0-)
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    daeros, billlaurelMD, Catskill Julie

    don
    t want those Arab symbols around.  Isn't it true that the Romans had no symbol for Zero?  I've never seen one.

    "War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength", George Orwell, "1984" -7.63 -5.95

    by dangoch on Tue Jun 05, 2012 at 03:11:34 PM PDT

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    •  The Romans didn't have a 'Walker' trying to create (1+ / 0-)
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      historic ruins out of so much, so many, so fast, and 'zeroing' out decades of progress.

      When life gives you wingnuts, make wingnut butter!

      by antirove on Tue Jun 05, 2012 at 04:02:52 PM PDT

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    •  Roman arithmetic must have been interesting (2+ / 0-)
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      daeros, Kay Observer2

      They didn't have a symbol for zero, but that didn't hold them back. It's still a decimal number system. Something about having ten fingers....

      The Mayans also had a zero symbol. Without a zero, long division would be awfully complicated, I suppose.

      Isn't it "Film at XI / X Central" for those of us who live on the East coast?

      I just want Barrett to win by MCMMMMMCCCCXXIIMMMCCDXXVIIMDC, approximately.

      I'm soakin' fused.

      "Never wrestle with a pig: you get dirty and the pig enjoys it"

      by GrumpyOldGeek on Tue Jun 05, 2012 at 04:34:47 PM PDT

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