Main Ludicrous Precision Discussion

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Aquillion
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07:57:38 PM Feb 8th 2012
Are the numbers for film gross sales actually so ludicrous? They ought to have the exact numbers, since they need them to pay studios, royalties, etc. Any place that is showing films and reporting less exact numbers is committing fraud.

Or is the point that it's unnecessary to discuss such precise figures?
ambessalion
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06:54:25 PM Feb 6th 2012
Under 'films,' the page quote is attributed to C 3 P 0.......it isn't, it's from Data on Star Trek: First Contact
dogman15
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04:19:59 AM Jul 17th 2011
Whenever I look at an analog thermometer, specifically the mercury one on our doorstep, (if someone has asked me to read it out loud,) I'll usually peer at it for a few seconds and then announce a temperature accurate to the .01 degree (hundredths). Each line on the thermometer represents 2 degrees.
GuesssWho
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03:16:16 AM May 17th 2011
edited by GuesssWho
Is it just me, or is it always sillier when the long number ends in three or seven? Five and zero aren't as funny because we use base ten, and three and seven are right in between and therefore the most pointlessly over-accurate.

Or am I just reading too much into it?
dogman15
04:18:22 AM Jul 17th 2011
I think you may be onto something.
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