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FatGnome
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posted April 03, 2002 23:34     Click Here to See the Profile for FatGnome   Click Here to Email FatGnome     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah one of my favorite numbers 111 and this is post 111. I am officialy a geek. I like 111 because when I write it it looks the same forwards, backwards, and upside down and upside down and backwards. I love palendromes so that is why this will be one of my favorite years 2002 looks the same whether the numbers are put in the order 2002 or 2002.

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macadddikt18
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posted April 04, 2002 05:52     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
that is a cool number. I am stuck right now between my favorite number being 7 or 3. AS for my favorite post number i think it was post number 666.
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spungo
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posted April 04, 2002 06:39     Click Here to See the Profile for spungo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
God damn! I can't resist any longer... my favourite number has got to be ... 69. (Ha ! Beat Zorro to it! Yes!)

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posted April 04, 2002 07:14     Click Here to See the Profile for greycat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Zero. Zero is the coolest of all numbers. All the other numbers wish they could be 0.

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posted April 04, 2002 07:16     Click Here to See the Profile for spungo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by greycat:
Zero. Zero is the coolest of all numbers. All the other numbers wish they could be 0.

...I admit it has an attractive shape... (God damn, Snupy - look what you've done to my mind!)

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posted April 04, 2002 07:28     Click Here to See the Profile for platypus   Click Here to Email platypus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by greycat:
Zero. Zero is the coolest of all numbers. All the other numbers wish they could be 0.

"My Hero Zero...."

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macadddikt18
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posted April 04, 2002 09:08     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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69. (Ha ! Beat Zorro to it! Yes!)

The question is how did you know what zorro's favorite number would be?
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joliet_jane
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posted April 04, 2002 09:52     Click Here to See the Profile for joliet_jane   Click Here to Email joliet_jane     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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supaboy
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posted April 04, 2002 11:18     Click Here to See the Profile for supaboy   Click Here to Email supaboy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Originally posted by macadddikt18:
The question is how did you know what zorro's favorite number would be?

Tell me we haven't all seen Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, please!

Originally posted by joliet_jane:
2600

Nice one.

I can't settle on one favorite number, so I'll list a few.

75 - Steve Millen's car number when he raced the Nissan IMSA GT 300ZX to overall wins at Daytona and Sebring, and a class win (5th overall) at the 24 hours at Le Mans in 1994. 75, not coincidentally, is the number I run on my own 300ZX at autocrosses.

240, 260, 280, and 300 - The Nissan Z car models.

355, 360, 550, 560 - Ferraris. 'Nuff said.

917 - The Porsche that killed of Can-Am racing because nobody wanted to run against it.

6061 - Most aluminum bike frames get made out of 6061 aluminum because it's workable and weldable. Hand-finished welds, hourglass shaped seat stays, and ovalized tubes are just damn sexy on a bike.

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macadddikt18
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posted April 04, 2002 12:08     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
i also like the number 60 for it is the purest form of carbon. c60
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mephisto
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posted April 04, 2002 13:43     Click Here to See the Profile for mephisto   Click Here to Email mephisto     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
3.141592.........
i like the first hundred digits. I had them meorised at one point, not because i wanted to. it just happened. I also like planck's constant.

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dragonman97
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posted April 04, 2002 14:13     Click Here to See the Profile for dragonman97   Click Here to Email dragonman97     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by macadddikt18:
The question is how did you know what zorro's favorite number would be?
Nayt


Nayt, I know you appear to keep your head out of the gutter, but I wouldn't find it too hard to expect that to be Z's favorite number.

Personally, I'm partial to the number 28.

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posted April 04, 2002 14:36     Click Here to See the Profile for tafkact     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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EroticLibrary
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posted April 04, 2002 15:14     Click Here to See the Profile for EroticLibrary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I enjoy 3 for a low number.
I enjoy 900 for a high number.

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snupy
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posted April 04, 2002 17:12     Click Here to See the Profile for snupy   Click Here to Email snupy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by spungo:
God damn! I can't resist any longer... my favourite number has got to be ... 69. (Ha ! Beat Zorro to it! Yes!)


Good job, spungo. I bet you've got him crying

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snupy
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posted April 04, 2002 17:16     Click Here to See the Profile for snupy   Click Here to Email snupy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by spungo:
...I admit it has an attractive shape... (God damn, Snupy - look what you've done to my mind!)


There you go blaming me again. i think you're gonna give me a reputation. I'm a GOOD girl.

My current favorite is 33.

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ZorroTheFox
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posted April 04, 2002 19:32     Click Here to See the Profile for ZorroTheFox   Click Here to Email ZorroTheFox     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by spungo:
God damn! I can't resist any longer... my favourite number has got to be ... 69. (Ha ! Beat Zorro to it! Yes!)



I have a friend who prefers 77, she says she gets ate more. though obviously 69 is one of My favs, I have strong affinities for 3 and 13. But if I have to pick one number, I think I will stick with My hero zero...........Z

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snupy
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posted April 04, 2002 21:46     Click Here to See the Profile for snupy   Click Here to Email snupy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
[QUOTE]Originally posted by ZorroTheFox:
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I have a friend who prefers 77, she says she gets ate more.

Good one. I'll have to remember that.I think you better start explaining to Nayt now-it's gonna take awhile;-)

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iballoondesign
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posted April 04, 2002 23:55     Click Here to See the Profile for iballoondesign   Click Here to Email iballoondesign     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
12 is my favorite number. I can't wait for 12-12-12. It will be very special day for me.

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Ruthenius
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posted April 05, 2002 00:05     Click Here to See the Profile for Ruthenius     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I personally like 1, as in First Post, First in line, etc...

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spungo
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posted April 05, 2002 02:11     Click Here to See the Profile for spungo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by snupy:
There you go blaming me again. i think you're gonna give me a reputation. I'm a GOOD girl.

My current favorite is 33.


Do you mean GOOD as in technique?

Another good number is 68 ... i.e., 'you do me and I'll owe you one!'

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snupy
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posted April 05, 2002 02:48     Click Here to See the Profile for snupy   Click Here to Email snupy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by spungo:
Do you mean GOOD as in technique?


Why, spungo, you're a bit frisky for this time of morning...good to know In answer to your question, what do YOU think???

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Xanthine
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posted April 05, 2002 03:07     Click Here to See the Profile for Xanthine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
8.314510 is nice. Very very nice. Or maybe I'm just saying taht because I passed out doing pchem again...
Other favorites are 12, 16, 15,1, and 130 (molecular weights of C, monoatomic O, N, H and xanthine respectively).
I also like 4 and 20 but my all time favorite has to be 13.

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posted April 05, 2002 03:08     Click Here to See the Profile for spungo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by snupy:
Why, spungo, you're a bit frisky for this time of morning...good to know In answer to your question, what do YOU think???

Well, I know you're very good with words... so I suppose that means you have a talented mouth.

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Aiyana
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posted April 05, 2002 05:04     Click Here to See the Profile for Aiyana   Click Here to Email Aiyana     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by tafkact:
42

I was wondering when that one was finally going to come up. I figured on a board full of geeks that would probably be *the* favorite number.

Anyway, I'm with you, tafkact. <Deep Thought> Forty-two!! </Deep Thought>

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macadddikt18
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posted April 05, 2002 05:30     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
what is so special about the number zero?
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posted April 05, 2002 05:32     Click Here to See the Profile for spungo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by macadddikt18:
what is so special about the number zero?
Nayt


My high school Math teacher (Good on ya, Jonesy!) used to say that what sets geeks apart from everyone else is that everyone else starts counting from 1. We count from 0.

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I suspect it's accidental that we start counting at zero. You'll notice the languages that pre-date C start their array indexing at one. But it made the implementation of C ("assembly code with a thin veneer of safety glass, with enough abstraction to be classified as a high-level language") much easier to start counting at zero, due to the equivalency of pointers and arrays. And then there are languages like Ada where you can start counting wherever you feel like it (when declaring the array, you can tell the compiler that the legal indices to the array are 42..59, for example). It's only the popularity of C and C-derived languages that's made zero-counting commonplace.

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posted April 05, 2002 12:36     Click Here to See the Profile for Super Flippy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
77 is my favorite number and favorite band. (Has nothing to do with what Zorro said.) I also really like infinity because it makes calculus bearable.

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posted April 05, 2002 18:30     Click Here to See the Profile for snupy   Click Here to Email snupy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by spungo:
Well, I know you're very good with words... so I suppose that means you have a talented mouth.


would you like to find out? I also have a lab coat......

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posted April 05, 2002 19:34     Click Here to See the Profile for Alien Investor   Click Here to Email Alien Investor     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My favorite number is 117, for opaque personal reasons.

My second favorite number is 1170, for nostalgic dinosaur geek reasons.

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posted April 05, 2002 20:30     Click Here to See the Profile for TheAnnoyedCockroach   Click Here to Email TheAnnoyedCockroach     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
*Grabs fire exstinguisher*
*Sprays snupy and spungo*

Shoo! Shoo! Get a room! Or a laboratory.

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posted April 06, 2002 06:32     Click Here to See the Profile for ilovemydualg4     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
mine is 42, of course, because it is the ultimate answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything! (from the hitchhiker's guide)

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posted April 06, 2002 07:03     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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I also really like infinity because it makes calculus bearable

Infinity is not a number it is a concept. A place holder if you will. Words such as 'dimension' and 'field' and 'infinity' are nothing more than conveniences for mathematicians and scientists.
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posted April 06, 2002 07:53     Click Here to See the Profile for spungo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by TheAnnoyedCockroach:
*Grabs fire exstinguisher*
*Sprays snupy and spungo*

Shoo! Shoo! Get a room! Or a laboratory.


Ha ha - sorry, Cockroach. You're quite right - we shouldn't be doing this here. C'mon, Snupy - let's go somewhere private where I can punish you for being a very naughty girl.

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posted April 06, 2002 10:11     Click Here to See the Profile for EngrBohn   Click Here to Email EngrBohn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
- Super Flippy -
I also really like infinity because it makes calculus bearable.

Then you'll *love* Mathematical Analysis, which introduces different levels of infinity (granted, at least two levels -- Aleph_0 & Aleph_1 are included in Theory of Computation, but I think I'd have had a harder time dealing with it if I hadn't had Mathematical Analysis first). And where you learn to do some of the funky stuff with them.

For those who don't know what I'm talking about, there are different levels of infinity, denoted by the Hebrew character Aleph and a subscript. Strictly speaking, these aren't numbers, but rather cardinalities. Aleph_0 is the size of a countably infinite set (e.g., the set of integers). Let S be a set with cardinality Aleph_0. Then the power set of S is of cardinality Aleph_1, and this is the first "uncountably infinite" (or just "uncountable") cardinality (the set of real numbers is of size Aleph_1). If T is a set of cardinality Aleph_1, then the power set of T is of cardinality Aleph_2. The remaining levels of infinity are similarly defined. Personally, I've never used anything beyond Aleph_1. Unless you're planning to do graduate work in mathematics or computer science, you probably won't even see these, much less use them.


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posted April 06, 2002 10:28     Click Here to See the Profile for dragonman97   Click Here to Email dragonman97     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Alien Investor:
My favorite number is 117, for opaque personal reasons.

My second favorite number is 1170, for nostalgic dinosaur geek reasons.


That sounds a little diabolical. If everyone can rwx a file, but you cannot, even though you are a part of everyone - wow - that's crazy. I just tested that. I personally prefer 700 to lock people out. Or 711.

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posted April 06, 2002 10:59     Click Here to See the Profile for GameMaster   Click Here to Email GameMaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
42 is cool, so PI and 0. Suprised e wasn't mentioned sooner, and the square root of 2 has to be on the list. But 9, 7 and 13 are the coolest to me.

First off 7 eight 9.

Second, there is the 9 wizard.
09 Notice that 10's place counts up from 0,
18 While the 1's counts down from zero.
27
36
45 As they cross you get the 45
54 square 54
63
72
81 And you start where you begin.
90 The perfect mathmatical palendrone

Third, 7 is going to heaven and don't for dice games.

Now, the lady of the hour #13. I like it because even today there are a lot of people who will not work on floor 13. People freak out about Friday 13, and while I don't see anyother reason (mathmatically speaking) to adore 13.... I love it just to spite those that hate it.

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P.S. 117 seems like it is a little unproductive, but that would be the access code for the love file (if ever a thing exsist.
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posted April 06, 2002 16:40     Click Here to See the Profile for Super Flippy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Now, the lady of the hour #13... I love it just to spite those that hate it.

13 was the favorite number of Sarah Winchester, an heiress to the Winchester gun fortune. If you visit the Winchester Mystery House you'll see that she used the number 13 throughout the house (e.g. 13 daisies in a stained glass window).

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