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    Linux Guru fingal's Avatar
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    Is the glass half full or half empty?


    Well, now that these coffee lounge posts no longer count towards your overall penguin status, I feel free to ask silly questions like this. Actually, someone asked me this earlier, and I thought it would be fun to try it here.

    What do people really mean when they say, 'Think positive'? Is there such a thing, or are things more complicated than that. Just a bit of fun.
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    I prefer the scientific approach:

    If it has gone in an increasing volume (i.e. from empty to halfway up the glass), then it is half-full.

    If the volume has been decreasing (i.e. from full to halfway), then it is half-empty.

    Kinda complex, but it saves me having to answer questions like this .

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    I prefer the scientific approach:

    If it has gone in an increasing volume (i.e. from empty to halfway up the glass), then it is half-full.

    If the volume has been decreasing (i.e. from full to halfway), then it is half-empty.

    Kinda complex, but it saves me having to answer questions like this Smile.
    Ah, yes. Is dV/dt positive or negative?

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    Neither. I'm a realist. I drink what's in the glass.

    A similar analogy: do you see the donut or the hole? I'm a realist. I eat the donut.
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    Depends on what's in it:

    Buttermilk? Half full

    Beer? Half empty

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    C'mon, you all know the real answer: There is no glass.

    :)
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    Then it would be time for more beer
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    If the water is at the bottom half of the glass then it is half empty, but if the water is in the top half of the glass then it is half full.

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    Its half full. Think of it like this:

    Full is whole, empty is nothing.
    Full = 1 , Empty = 0
    Half of 1 = 0.5
    Half of 0 = 0

    So half empty = 0.

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    bah, no need to deeply ponder this and make theories: It's neither, I just drink the water and/or liquids in order to live.
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