>Guillermo Romero wrote:
>> That is really funny. I mean if you were trying to imply that the best way to accelerate a Mac is to trow it out the window, let me comment on a small detail you may want to change in the future:
>> The acceleration of gravity is defined as 9.78 m/sec(SQUARED) and not "sec/sec". If my arithmetics are correct the square of sec is sec*sec or sec multiply by sec. In the other hand sec/sec or sec divided by sec is ONE (any number divided by itself is one, any number divided by 1 is the same unaffected number).
>> So your equation above could be interpreted as a line 9.8 meters long worth of Macs. An then I'll have to agree, it would be a great arrangement to accelerate doing whatever job you might have.
>Perhaps you are not familiar with mathematics as it is spoken in English. m/sec/sec is spoken as "meters per second per second". That is, acceleration is measured as a velocity measured over time. More accurately, acceleration is the second derivative of distance with respect to time.
>We use the square of time to translate how we speak it into a mathematical equation (as you pointed out). But, it is both mathematically (theoretically) and grammatically inaccurate to say that acceleration is in "seconds squared." This is merely a mathematical convention which allows us to do computations and has
>nothing to do with how the physical world functions in the western scientific paradigm.
>But, after all, it was only a joke, which you seem to have understood despite the language barriers. Maybe when we finish arguing over how many cms are in a whatever, we should discuss how many angels can fit on the head of a pin.
>And in case I have offended Mac users out there- How do you tell someone's a PC user? By the hourglass permanently etched in their retinas.
No offense taken, it was a pleasure and thanks for the multicultural education here.
Although I am very guilty of being a part of that strange cohort of Mac addicts that since 1984 turned its support for a (brilliant!) piece of equipment into something similar to a religious belief, I was also joking, OK.
BTW how many angels are there ?
Guillermo Romero Ibarrola
Comala, Colima, MEXICO
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