# The glass is half full

• 03-23-2002
dirkduck
The glass is half full
Well, im sure a lot of you know about the question 'is the glass half empty or half full'. As I see it, it is half full. Half=0.5. 'full' (1) * 0.5=0.5. empty(0.0)*0.5=0.0, so a 'half empty' glass would be empty, as half of 0 is 0. Anyone agree or disagree? Im just curious about what other people think about this.
• 03-23-2002
Govtcheez
Well, that answers that question :D
• 03-23-2002
C_Coder
Well as long as it's half full/empty with beer I don't care which description you use:D
• 03-23-2002
ygfperson
when you're using "half empty" you're describing the emptyness of it, not the beer. both are still true. maybe emptyness isn't a real quantity.
• 03-23-2002
C_Coder
Quote:

when you're using "half empty" you're describing the emptyness of it, not the beer.
This calls for an experiment, *goes to fridge grabs beer pours in glass*
I'll let you know when it's either half full or half empty.
• 03-23-2002
dirkduck
lol. <james_lipton>C_Coder you are a delight!</james_lipton>
• 03-23-2002
C_Coder
*hic* Who teh hels jams liptoon? *hic*
• 03-23-2002
Brian
Code:

```#include <stdio.h> int main(void) {  float glass = 0.5;  printf("%.0f",glass);  return 0; }```
The glass is half full. :)
• 03-23-2002
dirkduck
james lipton - the host of 'inside the actors studio' . Saturday night live does a really funny skit with him.
• 03-24-2002
GSLR
Ahhhh
Of course the glass is 2 * too big.

And to all those opposed, mmm Well !!
• 03-29-2002
Bobish
half empty means that half of the glass is empty (nothing in the top half(at least i hope the top)). Half full means that the glass has been filled half way (meaning that the top half is empty again). There for they both mean the same thing. I'd say half full is more pesemistic because your complaining that you got only half of a full glass while half empty means that atleast its only half empty instead of fully so.
• 03-30-2002
Invincible
It doesn't matter. It's still only half a glass. There's no optimistic or pessimistic way of looking at it. If you choose one or the other, you're only fooling yourself. Be wise and see it for what it really is, a half a glass of whatever beverage you like, or don't.