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Tiralta wrote:How is everyone's Friday going? (or Saturday if you're that far in the future)

im alright im just procasinating on smth u.u

Tiralta wrote:How is everyone's Friday going? (or Saturday if you're that far in the future)

Itís been good was able to work with some of my friends on Climate Change posters which was fun

Kaltea wrote:Mine is pretty bad. I fear I'm coming down with a cold and work is not going well.

I can relate hard, I've had an infection for the past week and it's been miserable, hope you get better soon

Did you guys know that 1 million seconds ago was a week ago, while 1 billion seconds ago was in 1990? That really confused me for some reason,
it just shows the difference between million and billion.

Aephony wrote:Did you guys know that 1 million seconds ago was a week ago, while 1 billion seconds ago was in 1990? That really confused me for some reason,
it just shows the difference between million and billion.

That's a huge difference.......

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Porthosia wrote:I can relate hard, I've had an infection for the past week and it's been miserable, hope you get better soon

Thanks, friend. The same to you.

Aephony wrote:Did you guys know that 1 million seconds ago was a week ago, while 1 billion seconds ago was in 1990? That really confused me for some reason,
it just shows the difference between million and billion.

That's how I felt when I first heard that old legend about the grains of rice on the chessboard:

The story goes, a king wanted to reward one of his servants for an exceptional act. The servant asks the king to go and fetch their chessboard, and then to place on the first square a single grain of rice. On that first day, the servant will take that grain of rice home to feed their family. But on the second day, the king will place two grains of rice on the second square for the servant to take home. On the third day, double the amount of rice grains again, resulting in four grains of rice for the servant, and each day after, continue doubling the number of grains until rice has been placed on every square of the chessboard.

The king readily agrees to the request, pleased that it would be a simple thing to fulfill the man's wishes. But after a few days of this, one of the king's advisors approaches the ruler and tells him that he had been doing some calculations. It may seem an insignificant number now, but by the time the king begins to fulfill the squares on the second half of the chessboard, the amount of rice required would begin to take a significant toll on grain stores. And when it comes time to fulfill the final and 64th square, there wouldn't be enough rice in all the kingdom to meet the demand.

The story is meant to illustrate exponential growth to a student. As well as, perhaps, the dangers of being too clever for one's own good, as in many of the versions of the tale, the king winds up putting the servant to death.

I have posed a new question of existential significance to the region: region=refugia#poll

Even if the snail wasn't there I wouldn't accept the money. I'd probably get arrested for hyperinflation and magical money laundering 😖

I donít want infinite money, but, supposing I did, could I kill the snail? Does the snail eventually die of natural causes? Or is it an immortal snail? Also, can I live on a salt flat?

Araine wrote:I donít want infinite money, but, supposing I did, could I kill the snail? Does the snail eventually die of natural causes? Or is it an immortal snail? Also, can I live on a salt flat?

The snail is a ghost snail. It can pass through walls and protected from both salt and death.

I would make friends with the snail!!!! Invertebrates are absolutely my jam and I adore snail babies.

Ultimately I am privileged/fortunate enough to prefer my current situation over infinite money coupled with an ever-pursuant paranormal murder-snail.

Oh yeah, while I'm thinking about it, elections for the Regional Council begin in a week and a half. It's a good time to think about what, if any, positions you guys might be interested in running for

How do you die if it touches you?

If the snail can pass though walls then I think I will continue to live my non-infinite money life.

Refuge Isle wrote:The snail is a ghost snail. It can pass through walls and protected from both salt and death.

define death

there's probably a way to permanently destroy the snail and permanently incapacitate it without killing it

Ladita wrote:How do you die if it touches you?

Ooooh that's an interesting question, I'd never thought about that being a factor when I've heard that question.

What if you only travel to places that are only available by train or something like that so that its forced to crawl to you at a (literal) snail's pace? (you said that the magic is that it can board flights)

What kind of snail can board flights but not trains?

Well they said flights specifically

"The average income tax rate is 60.4%"
I think my nation may have a developing issue

Adawu wrote:"The average income tax rate is 60.4%"
I think my nation may have a developing issue

I've seen nations with worse tax rates. Much worse.

Adawu wrote:"The average income tax rate is 60.4%"
I think my nation may have a developing issue

Mine is 95.4% and still on the rise and I commonly see nations with 100% 😳

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