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    SubjectRe: 2.0.30 - its all a numbers game, I tell ya!
    Excerpts from internet.computing.linux-kernel: 11-Mar-97 Re: 2.0.30 -
    its all a numb.. by H. Peter Anvin@transmeta
    > Proof by obfuscation doesn't count. You can "prove" that 0/0 = a for
    > any finite number a by observing that:
    > a x
    > lim --- = a
    > x -> 0 x
    > Q.E.D.
    > (a doesn't even have to be real for the proof to hold!)
    > -hpa
    ON THE CONTRARY NOT QED. this may not be obfuscation itself but it
    relies on the obfuscation of the definition of a limit.

    Okay my apologizes to continue this TERRIBLY OFF TOPIC thread but
    something has to be set straight here. The above is a limit - it
    doesn't prove that 0/0=a. In a slightly better form, since people are
    always abusing things likes limits and infiinites heres the definition.:

    Let f be a function defined on some open interval that contains a number
    a, except possibly a itself. Then we say that the limit of f(x) as x
    approaches a is L, and we write
    lim f(x) = L
    if for every number E > 0 there is a corresponding number d >0 such that
    |f(x) - L| < E whenever 0 < |x-a| < d

    From this you should see that your "proof" fails.

    D. Ryan Willhoit

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