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a matter of zeros in front of the decimal point

 
 
Reply Sat 2 Dec, 2017 07:12 pm
Hello,

Would anyone answer the questions as below? Thanks!

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decimal point
n.
A dot written in a decimal number, as in 8.375, to indicate the place where values change from positive to negative powers of 10.

Q1: What does "powers" refer to?

Quote:
The only difference between a Madoff and those in our lives is a matter of scope, a matter of zeros in front of the decimal point. You cannot give them power over you, because they will abuse it and you. If you are working for any BAITERs, you and yours are in harm’s way. Get out of denial and start making plans for a change, an escape, right now. It’s not a question of “if” but a question of “when” you will be victimized.


Q2: What does "a matter of zeros in front of the decimal point" mean? Does it refer to minor issues?

Q3: What is the language in Shakespears's works? I refer to "thee", "shalt" etc. I know it is not Old English, but what is the name of it?

Q4: A the beginning of movie named Macbeth (2015), which is on the basis of Shakespeare's namesake work, why do two groups of people annoint some pitch-like substance on their faces via vertically drawing three lines before fighting?



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Blickers
 
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Reply Sat 2 Dec, 2017 11:20 pm
@iclearwater,
I'll answer the first question on the relationship between powers of 10 and decimal places.

10²=100.00
10¹, (or 10^1) = 10.0
10°, (or 10^0)=1.0
(10^-1)=0.1
(10^-2)=0.01
(10^-3)=0.001
(10^-4)=0.0001
And so forth. ASCII letters won't let me use superscript for negative numbers.
iclearwater
 
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Reply Mon 4 Dec, 2017 04:39 pm
@Blickers,
Thank you for your help. I didn't know "power" refers to "power exponent". I know what "power exponent"means.
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Mon 4 Dec, 2017 05:09 pm
@iclearwater,
In regard to your second question, "a matter of zeros in front of the decimal point" refers to the difference someone like Madoff has had in people's lives, stealing millions from the, as compared to other BAITERs, who are just as dishonorable, but whose actions don't affect us as significantly as stealing millions of dollars from us.

The language Shakespeare wrote in is called Modern English, or more specifically, Early Modern English.

The face paint used in the movie, Macbeth, is war paint.
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iclearwater
 
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Reply Mon 4 Dec, 2017 06:46 pm
@InfraBlue
Thank you for your help.

@Blickers
Hi, I'm not sure if you get my PM, and still would like to help me about registering on another forum. If you change your mind, please also let me know, so I can ask someone else help me. Thanks!
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Reply Sun 24 Dec, 2017 12:52 pm
@iclearwater,
Well Lear if Blick has been of help, as I's sure he was, I too would like to hook up with another good Chat Room, esp lang, sci, philo, misc but mbbe not so many esl, much's I love'm
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