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Most difficult question known to man

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The glass is:

  1. Half Full

    37 vote(s)
    71.2%
  2. Half Empty

    15 vote(s)
    28.8%
By God Of Mana
Aug 28, 2007
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  1. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    And so do I.
     
  2. trixietrack

    trixietrack TS Rookie Posts: 34

    I do as well. I do find this thread most intriguing
     
  3. mikescorpio81

    mikescorpio81 TS Rookie Posts: 574

    The glass is half full. It's the logical response.
    Not becasue you are greedy or optimistic ... it makes sense.

    Glass is filled with water .. not empty of or missing water ...
    Filling ... until full.
     
  4. ravisunny2

    ravisunny2 TS Ambassador Posts: 2,057   +8

    Another try :

    If you're filling a glass, then when the liquid level reaches the midway point, the glass is half full.

    If you're emptying a glass, then when the liquid level reaches the midway point, the glass is half empty.

    In school we were told that people with writing slanting upwards, were positive minded, and vice versa. Well, we all started the upward slant.
     
  5. mikescorpio81

    mikescorpio81 TS Rookie Posts: 574

    I guess it all depends on whether you are filling up the glass or drinking/pouring it out. :)

    I would have thought the whole chicken and the egg question was the most difficult question ...
     
  6. God Of Mana

    God Of Mana TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 502

    OK guys, this cup cant "spill" ok? :)
     
  7. magiclight

    magiclight TS Member Posts: 67

    im going to say both the same
     
  8. hamas123

    hamas123 TS Maniac Posts: 499

    If you are a pessimist its half empty and if you're a optimist it's half full.
     
  9. djcrunch101

    djcrunch101 TS Rookie

    i would say half full because if something is empty its nothing there at all
     
  10. God Of Mana

    God Of Mana TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 502

    Lol! Ic ant believe this has been revived...it was like my first post. :D
     
  11. matt1522

    matt1522 TS Rookie Posts: 96

    My glass is half full because everybody that sees it as half empty is usually(not always) depressed, and whats the point of being in a crappy mood all of the time
     
     
  12. Edwin Phate

    Edwin Phate TS Rookie Posts: 180

    The real most difficult question is how to fully understand women. although im a glass is half full type of guy.
     
  13. AYTRIX-TEC

    AYTRIX-TEC TS Rookie Posts: 65

    i agree with Edwin Phate the most difficuly Q is Women lol. (must not let gf see this thread lol).

    Im a glass half full guy. live life to the full!


    James
     
  14. Emin

    Emin TS Rookie

    It depends on the glass. >.>
     
  15. lonerider

    lonerider TS Rookie

    half full...with something u dont need or want
     
  16. cubankid219

    cubankid219 TS Rookie

    i would say it depends on what your drinking, if you like the drink then its half empty, if you dislike drink, then its half full
     
  17. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

    In my opinion;

    - if the glass is being filled, it is half full.

    - if the glass is being emptied, it is half empty

    - if the glass is sitting unmolested, it is a half glass (of whatever)


    :)

    edit: ravisunny came closest to my opinion but stuck with the poll. I hate polls that don't offer answers like 'both of the above' and 'neither of the above' and 'Geisha Cartman' as choices.

    However, I digress, and shall now post no further in this thread.
     
  18. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,967   +955

    Inconclusive application of Superlatives....... or 2 the Power of Too

    Here I would argue, (as is my nature), that if you like the drink it's too empty, and if you don't it's too full.

    Am I two opinionated....? LOL
     
  19. hamas123

    hamas123 TS Maniac Posts: 499

    I know what you mean about likes but it doesn't actually mean its half full or empty it's just that you think that because of likes or dislikes. If the glass contains exactly half the max contents it can contain it's neither so it's not the most difficult question to man.
     
  20. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,967   +955

    That Was Then, This is Now..or....My how times have changed

    Posted 11/30/2007
    Posted today 5/19/08.
    I agree completely. But stating the obvious is not the most difficult thing in the world either.

    Posted by God of Mana, September 19, 2007
    "God of Mana", seems to want to yank everybody's chain. Moreover, he thinks he's going to establish the rules.

    Now, why tell us that this is not the most important question in the world. We all know that. This approach spoils all the "fun". Why not, take a deep breath, and come up with another more "philosophical" response, worthy of the utter nonsense that this thread is. You know, let pseudo-intellectualism have it's long winded pointless say.

    Historically speaking this site was considering stopping polls due, to all of the stupid ones started by God of Mana" (and others). I said we should keep them, a decision I have come to question, deeply, along the lines of, "why am I posting to this thread, am I half crazy or only half sane"?
     
  21. hamas123

    hamas123 TS Maniac Posts: 499

    Yey! someone agrees with me. I'm so right am i? There is one thing though, you can fill a glass with water over the rim so it will be half empty unless you block the top :haha: ;)

    Look here: http://reec.nsw.edu.au/k6/page/wa10.htm
     
  22. austincpdist

    austincpdist TS Rookie

    lol thats definitely not the hardest question known to man, but yeah its pretty hard.....no its just dumb. hah. just depends on some stupid constraints really
     
  23. Eddie_42

    Eddie_42 TS Rookie Posts: 213

    Its half way to my next round
     


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