# Thread: Circles have 360.2 degrees!

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not this shit again

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I enjoyed this.

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Originally Posted by Ntrails
Given that a degree is an arbitrary size such that you fit 360 of them into a circle.....

You're a moron, think this is funny, and probably shouldn't be allowed to exist.
With a reply like this you must have taken the bait and fell for it, therefore you're the one at fault and shouldn't be allowed to exist, sir. Only people like you fall for this madness.

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OMG HEADACHE!! I HATE MATH AND SCIENCE!!

wth is going on here O_O!!!! ???

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Originally Posted by ButterToast
OMG HEADACHE!! I HATE MATH AND SCIENCE!!

wth is going on here O_O!!!! ???
Complete and udder mass chaos... You just did a 360.2º turn for the worst and ended up in hell my friend.

6. ## Re: Circles have 360.2 degrees!

it is and has been common knowledge that scientific units are not exact (if they are derived from natural events) as they were introduced when the accuracy of scientific measurements was still relatively unprecise.

as for the relation between the number "pi" and the 360 degrees full-circle:
360 degrees=2 Pi (radian) and radian is also a completely arbitrary unit for measuring angles.

you can pick any number of "degrees" to be in a circle - the results of mathematic calculations wil NOT change!
(to disprove this just prove that - in the same set - 1 does not equal 1 (1 != 1))

7. ## Re: Circles have 360.2 degrees!

Originally Posted by merce

it is and has been common knowledge that scientific units are not exact (if they are derived from natural events) as they were introduced when the accuracy of scientific measurements was still relatively unprecise.

as for the relation between the number "pi" and the 360 degrees full-circle:
360 degrees=2 Pi (radian) and radian is also a completely arbitrary unit for measuring angles.

you can pick any number of "degrees" to be in a circle - the results of mathematic calculations wil NOT change!
(to disprove this just prove that - in the same set - 1 does not equal 1 (1 != 1))
What I don't understand is how there are still serious answers in regards to this.

8. ## Re: Circles have 360.2 degrees!

Originally Posted by HardlyWaken
With a reply like this you must have taken the bait and fell for it, therefore you're the one at fault and shouldn't be allowed to exist, sir. Only people like you fall for this madness.
was I shitposting?

Were you?

Are we in a triple troll, or did one or more of us fail?

Holy shit call the mods in to sort this out....

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i actually believe some people believe you.... which is sad.
the use of degrees is not a derived increment. for instance you could call a "perkey" an angle measurement in which there are 51235071 in a circle. its all relative to how you first define the increment of measure. and in this case since a degree is 1/360th of a circle its impossible to have 360.2 degrees in a full circle.

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Originally Posted by HardlyWaken
All is subject to change, I'm not sure, I wasn't a part of this decision, I just read about it, but I do for 100% sure know that it wasn't a reading error on my part because I and 10 other people in the room had an hour discussion about it. It is a bit weird to me, too, but apparently there is some truth in it. Some of the other guys said some things that made alot of sense with it but I'm tired so I don't remember what it was, I wish I did. But no, the earths rotation was more of a side note in the article, like a few paragraphs and it was a few pages long, the 360.2º article was. I'm pretty sure not all 11 of us had the same mistake, especially one being an english professor at a University.
Idiocracy: And we thought it was just a movie.

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Originally Posted by simbuk
Well I don't know about that, but did you know how much time it takes for the Earth to rotate once on its axis?

23 Hours 56 Minutes and 4.1 Seconds.

Yep.

The thing is, the Earth is moving through space in orbit around the Sun along an elliptical path. Consequently, the Earth has to spin a little bit farther than one rotation in order for the same longitude to be oriented directly at the Sun day to day. The time required for that to happen makes up the difference on the clock.

The point being, for those that just thought "24 hours" at first, is that it's a trick question. One day isn't quite the same thing as one full rotation of the Earth. If our clocks were perfectly synchronized with the Earth's actual rotation time, then daylight would continually slip along the hours. Six months from the Sun being highest at noon, it would be highest at midnight.

Funky, huh?
False, it changes daily. It can be +- a couple of minits and seconds

12. ## Re: Circles have 360.2 degrees!

Originally Posted by draticus
Idiocracy: And we thought it was just a movie.
Tsk tsk tsk... still feeding the troll. You're lucky I get hungry alot. D: Does the entire thing from the beginning really not sound ludicrous to you? o.O

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I...I can't believe it...this thread it's still going... :-X

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Originally Posted by HardlyWaken
Tsk tsk tsk... still feeding the troll. You're lucky I get hungry alot. D: Does the entire thing from the beginning really not sound ludicrous to you? o.O
Oh wait you thought I thought you were serious. You totally fell for it. I trolled your trolling. But wait. You probably aren't serious about thinking I was serious about thinking you were serious. Damn, we could keep wasting each others time talking shit out the side of our arses all day. Wouldn't that be a fun and meaningful time?

Ya, Idiocracy: And you thought it was just a movie.

15. ## Re: Circles have 360.2 degrees!

Originally Posted by draticus
Oh wait you thought I thought you were serious. You totally fell for it. I trolled your trolling. But wait. You probably aren't serious about thinking I was serious about thinking you were serious. Damn, we could keep wasting each others time talking shit out the side of our arses all day. Wouldn't that be a fun and meaningful time?

Ya, Idiocracy: And you thought it was just a movie.
I love talking shit. It brings people together.

16. ## Re: Circles have 360.2 degrees!

Originally Posted by Synergize
I think we already saw the post where you said it was just a joke you and some friends spread around the WoW community.

You deserve this:

<img src="http://images.starcraftmazter.net/4c...ul_troll.jpg">

17. *casts raise dead* ... o.o

Don't necro extremely old and irrelevant threads.

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