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That was cool but it really could have just said it made math hard. The rest of the time was devoted to ed's kin bitching about them and witness' ken using them just to spite ed's kin.

Why does the motion picture industry still use roman numerals? Google says they do that to obscure the date the picture was made (which it does, I suppose) so folks won't know they're watching old movies. That seems dubious. I think it started more as artistic flare and continued as tradition. But I don't trust me either.

eta: sporting events too. what else ...

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One bit in that video that is slightly off.

No one actually did arithmetic with Roman numerals.

They were numerals of record, and arithmetic was done on a primitive abacus.

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made out of primitive plastic
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Those beads are just resting on top. Better not lose them.
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