View Full Version : The glass is half full

03-23-2002, 02:28 PM
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, 02:33 PM
Well, that answers that question :D

03-23-2002, 02:48 PM
Well as long as it's half full/empty with beer I don't care which description you use:D

03-23-2002, 02:51 PM
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, 02:54 PM
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, 03:07 PM
lol. <james_lipton>C_Coder you are a delight!</james_lipton>

03-23-2002, 03:21 PM
*hic* Who teh hels jams liptoon? *hic*

03-23-2002, 03:32 PM
#include <stdio.h>

int main(void)
float glass = 0.5;
return 0;

The glass is half full. :)

03-23-2002, 05:15 PM
james lipton - the host of 'inside the actors studio' . Saturday night live does a really funny skit with him.

03-24-2002, 12:08 PM
Of course the glass is 2 * too big.

And to all those opposed, mmm Well !!

03-29-2002, 10:33 PM
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, 03:08 PM
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.