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Re: Could you recommend CD/DVD writer program?



Matthew Moore wrote:
> On Friday October 16 2009 10:56:29 am Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote:
>   
>> On Friday 16 October 2009 11:03:13 Matthew Moore wrote:
>>     
>>> On Friday October 16 2009 9:11:05 am Lee Winter wrote:
>>>       
>>>> And you are adding to it in order to shorten it?
>>>>         
>>> This thread is much like any infinite set. Adding a finite number of
>>> elements to it does not change it's size.
>>>       
>> By size do you mean cardinality or ordinality?
>>     
>
> The size of a set is a cardinal number. Generally, when you talk about the 
> "size" of a set, you are referring to it's cardinality.
>
>   
>> You can take a set of (infinite) ordinality aleph-naught and add single new
>> element that is greater than all the others (generally denoted "1*") and
>>  get a new set of the same cardinality but an ordinality of aleph-naught +
>>  1.
>>     
>
> I suppose that you are thinking of the "length of the thread" as the length of 
> the maximal ascending (or descending) ordered chain (here a<b if and only if b 
> is a reply to a). I admit that I interpreted "this thread has to stop!" as 
> "this thread must stop having additional members added to it!" and not "this 
> thread must have a finite maximal chain!".
>
> MM
>
>   

stop the damn thread!

--a kitty

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