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20161108, 19:37  #1 
Aug 2002
20330_{8} Posts 
"×" or "⋅"
Which do you want for the "factored post count" listing?

20161108, 20:03  #2 
"Jacob"
Sep 2006
Brussels, Belgium
6F1_{16} Posts 
From the international standards (ISO.) The middle hight dot should not be used if the dot is used as the decimal separator sign (I would add or the thousands separator sign.)
In other words the x is typographically clearer. Jacob Last fiddled with by S485122 on 20161108 at 20:22 Reason: I am dyslexic (in this case disdidactic or something like that.) 
20161108, 20:09  #3 
Basketry That Evening!
"Bunslow the Bold"
Jun 2011
40<A<43 89<O<88
1110000110101_{2} Posts 
Note that the U+22C5 DOT OPERATOR "⋅" that I pasted in my original request is different from "·" U+00B7 MIDDLE DOT, used archaically (?) as a high decimal separator. Therefore I find that U+22C5 is typographically unambiguous.
I model my request after the FactorDB: http://factordb.com/sequences.php?se...&action=last20 Note how much more clutter there would be if every multiplication was an x instead of a dot. 
20161108, 20:13  #4 
If I May
"Chris Halsall"
Sep 2002
Barbados
10195_{10} Posts 
Last fiddled with by chalsall on 20161108 at 20:17 
20161108, 20:14  #5 
1976 Toyota Corona years forever!
"Wayne"
Nov 2006
Saskatchewan, Canada
19·263 Posts 
In honor of Election Day
I propose you nicknamed them as:
"⋅" = Hillary Clinton "x" = Donald Trump 
20161108, 20:35  #6 
Sep 2003
5·11·47 Posts 
If the final vote is 55% to 45%, then it should randomly use one choice 55% of the time and the other choice 45% of the time. Unless it's Wednesday...

20161108, 20:47  #7 
"Jacob"
Sep 2006
Brussels, Belgium
1,777 Posts 
I know that speaking about ISO to most people from the countries between Europe and Asia is a loss of time : they like to express the amount of energy in drachms times furlongs times fathoms divided by fortnights times jubilees :)
The bit about typographical clarity was a quote from the excerpts of the Wikipedia articles about the relevant ISO norms. There are a lot of different signs to represent multiplication : "x", "*", "." even no sign at all. No signa at al is not relevant here, the star is perhaps the least ambiguous, but when using pen and paper it is not as handy. Jacob 
20161108, 21:14  #8  
If I May
"Chris Halsall"
Sep 2002
Barbados
27D3_{16} Posts 
Quote:
I was also always taught that the audience would freakout if they ever encountered a Sigma symbol. Why are people freaked out about a "for loop"? 

20161108, 21:26  #9  
"Carlos Pinho"
Oct 2011
Milton Keynes, UK
1392_{16} Posts 
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20161108, 21:36  #10 
If I May
"Chris Halsall"
Sep 2002
Barbados
5×2,039 Posts 

20161108, 23:15  #11  
Basketry That Evening!
"Bunslow the Bold"
Jun 2011
40<A<43 89<O<88
3×29×83 Posts 
Quote:
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Last fiddled with by Dubslow on 20161108 at 23:16 

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