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+5 1. wongraven commented 10 years ago

Totally crazy !!
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+17 2. SeanzBeanz commented 10 years ago

Interesting analogy, I'll stick to my 10 digits though thank you very much :)
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+1 3. MrJaKoSe commented 10 years ago

Well what if u subtract 2 from ur fingers? U cant cut of parts of ur finger or at least u wouldnt be able to count that often ;)

Nevertheless intersting video.
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+27 4. MakeTnotWar commented 10 years ago

Now do a fifth in Duodezimal. It's 0.24972497....
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+6 5. txo commented 10 years ago

I know a dude that has 6 fingers. But just in one hand :( He was a goalkeeper >:)
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+3 6. PaterSin commented 10 years ago

You can't start telling us about a system that makes more "sense" and then tell us that the imperial system is better than the metric one. That just doesn't work.
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+11 7. loadrunner commented 10 years ago

It is half past Duo. time for bed.
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+3 8. Chett commented 10 years ago

Who knew Lee Evans' twin was a mathematical guru :|
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+4 9. narf commented 10 years ago

"There are people who think there should be 12 digits."

Yeah, I'm one of them :D.
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+6 10. banzemanga commented 10 years ago

#4 Or you can be Babylonian and have base 60 and be able to have a nice division against 5.
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+5 11. Tareim (admin) commented 10 years ago

nice interesting concept though I can't ever see it catching on
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+5 12. Davorin commented 10 years ago

It's good for exercise brain :-)
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+2 13. kaleemyork commented 10 years ago

100% agree with #1
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+8 14. the_puiu commented 10 years ago

Newsflash: any serious programmer would tell you that they are using 16-base numbers daily (called hexadecimal system). What's that special with duodecimal? Do-do...
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+5 15. majais commented 10 years ago

Numbers are as limiting as the measure of time or the idea of past, present and future. I'd say lets get rid of all of it! >:)
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+7 16. archis commented 10 years ago

I think I stay ignorant in this topic. I assume if I would be risenin this system I would be a fan of it. I am an engineer, I like too to dived numbers with 3 and 4 with out some decimals. So what do I (we) do? We make lenghts who easaly devides with twelve. Steps or elements with size of 1200, 2400, 3600, 4800, 6000mm and so on are common to see.

By the way this man has huge eye pupils 8-)
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+4 17. PaterSin commented 10 years ago

#16 yes he does he might be on drugs, especially since they don't get smaller when he looks into the camera which ha a light on :D
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+1 18. Threeme2189 commented 10 years ago

I think that 100% should be replaced by 2520%, meaning that 1 = 2520%.
The reason being that 2520 is the smallest number that can be divided by 1-10.
Very convenient if you think about it.
No more 33.3333...% and so on.
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+9 19. Thanos commented 10 years ago

#14 That would depend on what they do. I think base2 (binary) would still be the system of choice for programmers... even though base16 (hexadecimal) is widely used for color definition (god save CSS coders ^^)...

So let's do a short summary:
- By narrator's admission, this new system would do (close to) nothing for mathematics in general;
- All advantages would impact pretty much only elementary school kids;
- Two new symbols would have to be introduced and distributed (talk about messing up ASCII);
- One of the newly introduced symbols would be constantly mistaken for our favorite variable "x", while the other one would collide with the small epsilon, which is also employed in mathematics (most common used in calculus);

Somehow, this system appears to focus greatly on teaching basic mathematics to kids, which is an amazing thought, but somewhat disregards other levels/branches of mathematics, defeating the whole purpose of numeric system choice...
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+4 20. mebbe commented 10 years ago

Very interesting, on a side note, this guy looks like he's popped a couple of pills
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+3 21. sp176 commented 10 years ago

@#4 Actually one-fifth is equal to 0.24 in this system. 1/5 = 12/60 = 2.4/12
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+2 22. huldu commented 10 years ago

Quite impressive. It all comes down to what we're taught is "right". It doesn't mean it's the right or the wrong way, it's what we know and what we were taught. Everything "evolves", even the way we think.
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+5 23. druzja13 commented 10 years ago

In Poland was a 12-base system:
12 - called TUZIN
5x12 = 60 - called KOPA
12x12 = 144 - called GROS

in USA too
1 FOOT = 12 INCH
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+2 24. glot commented 10 years ago

The next day they'll want us to drive on the left side.
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+4 25. zurathan commented 10 years ago

#21 no dude, #4 is right. you cant convert lover part of the fraction and leave the upper part, thats an insignificant math flaw. you may check it here .belowly there is a huge table about this.
by the way the whole argument is not so necessary to contuniue.
computers thinks binary is better for them and they convert each calculation for us! there is no problem. if someone thinks this is easier, i dont mind them using it as long as they convert it to rest of the humankind. i cant imagine some one making his homework whit it without converting, definete F would the result. end of the argument.
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+1 26. LightAng3l commented 10 years ago

In the real world, smart people use centimeters and kilograms, not inches and pounds :P You just add a 0 at the end with a metric system ... what is simpler than that? :S
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0 27. WildMonkey commented 10 years ago

I use base 1.2, I use my penis and testicles to count.
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+1 28. bella1 commented 10 years ago

ten is fine with me
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+3 29. sux2bu commented 10 years ago

#26 And how many of those countries with "smart people" have put men on the moon? It is all in what you grew-up being taught. ;)
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0 30. gcleffff commented 10 years ago

ill just go with what i know thats hard heheheh i like the dodo though :) dodo=breast in our language hahaha