On 02/27/2013 01:06 AM, netzweltler wrote: > On 26 Feb., 19:54, "Brian M. Scott"<b.sc...@csuohio.edu> wrote: >> On Mon, 25 Feb 2013 22:46:40 -0800 (PST), netzweltler >> <reinhard_fisc...@arcor.de> wrote in >> <news:email@example.com> >> in rec.arts.sf.written,sci.math: >> >>> When we assign the origin of the horizontal infinite line, >>> and we are coming from the left, we can count all the >>> meters to the right of the origin. Can we possibly have >>> counted all the meters to the left of the origin as soon >>> as we arrive there? >> >> What's this nonsense about 'coming' and 'arriving'? > > Take the infinite time line. We are 'coming' from the past, we > 'arrive' at the present (where we assign our origin), and we can count > all the years in the future. And the set of years before the origin is > countably infinite, isn't it?
That would (probably) mean that infinitely many once-in-a-hundred-years events have happened... (or would have happened).
Same for hundred->thousand or hundred->billion, ad infinitum ...
-- dracut:/# lvm vgcfgrestore File descriptor 9 (/.console_lock) leaked on lvm invocation. Parent PID 993: sh Please specify a *single* volume group to restore.