tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-264226589944705290.post5729764406625899636..comments2023-11-05T03:45:25.001-08:00Comments on God Plays Dice: Five miles an hour = 30 cents a gallon?Michael Lugohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/15671307315028242949noreply@blogger.comBlogger5125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-264226589944705290.post-54799819677376570712008-07-24T15:53:00.000-07:002008-07-24T15:53:00.000-07:00You can't go warp 1 with no dilithium crystals, it...You can't go warp 1 with no dilithium crystals, it's impossible. Where did you learn your math? Let me guess, the same place Isabel did. Jeez, bad math in blog posts, what is the world coming to!!Paul Solderahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14934770101157073208noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-264226589944705290.post-58136330650955036572008-07-21T15:51:00.000-07:002008-07-21T15:51:00.000-07:00Lemma: the speed of light = 670,616,629 miles per ...Lemma: the speed of light = 670,616,629 miles per hour.<BR/>Proof: convert from whatever units you prefer.<BR/><BR/>Divide this by 5 miles per hour and get this constant:<BR/><BR/>134,123,326<BR/><BR/>Dividing that by 30 cents per gallon and get:<BR/>4,470,777.53 gallons per cents and ...<BR/>what the heck was I doing?<BR/><BR/>Oh yeah, trying to figure out what it costs to go Warp 1 if no dilithium crystals are available, and the New York Times is to be believed.<BR/><BR/>Spock? Scotty? Somebody please help me out here...<BR/><BR/>-- Jonathan Vos PostAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-264226589944705290.post-50649642372346969072008-07-20T13:41:00.000-07:002008-07-20T13:41:00.000-07:00I've always wondered about that statement as well....I've always wondered about that statement as well. I assume the idea is to calculate the cost to drive a hundred miles at 55mph, then the cost of a hundred miles at 60mph and so on, then divide by the number of gallons it took you to drive at 55. It's more likely this is a number that someone made up a few years ago and people have been repeating ever since.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-264226589944705290.post-41083023255336260982008-07-19T05:33:00.000-07:002008-07-19T05:33:00.000-07:00r,thanks for catching that second error.But the fi...r,<BR/><BR/>thanks for catching that second error.<BR/><BR/>But the first one isn't an error at all. People are actually saying that the price increases by a certain amount per gallon.Michael Lugohttps://www.blogger.com/profile/15671307315028242949noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-264226589944705290.post-22991905082047107782008-07-18T23:34:00.000-07:002008-07-18T23:34:00.000-07:00Maybe I'm just dense first thing in the morning, b...Maybe I'm just dense first thing in the morning, but how can the price increase by seven percent per gallon? Shouldn't that be 7% per mile?<BR/><BR/>Also, you said "if you value an hour at...more than three dollars of gasoline", which I'm pretty sure should be "three gallons".Joeyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05404933714236342658noreply@blogger.com