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revolution
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Hmm, well I'll have to think about that idea. My thought is that bunching things in multiples of 10 was quite a logical step seeing as how most people have 10 fingers. Thus the decimal number system was born.
Post 03 Apr 2009, 12:30
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bitRAKE wrote:
With binary we can count to 2^10-1 on the fingers - which I've taught to several children.
vid wrote:
I haven't ever seen anyone use positional system with hands.
Since old times there exists very efficient way of counting in positional system with hands.

Chinese merchants can count on one hand up to 100,000 (every part of the finger of the left hand pointed by the right thumb represents digit from 1 to 9 multiplied by the proper power of 10). Here you have short (but not complete) description of this method:
Post 03 Apr 2009, 16:56
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revolution wrote:
Will you posting here for the 100000th post also?

Why is it that the human population, in general, likes to make special mention of numbers that, in base ten, finish in all zeros?
The same reason they like to sit in front of tubes to watch people roll around in the mud fighting over balls.

Stupidity is just human nature. It's what separates us from machines. Razz


vid wrote:
I haven't ever seen anyone use positional system with hands.
Humans and cats commonly use a positional system with their fingers/hands to represent ASCII text.

Here's the position for "the bird";

Image
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Azu wrote:
The same reason they like to sit in front of tubes to watch people roll around in the mud fighting over balls.

Stupidity is just human nature. It's what separates us from machines. Razz
That's not even scratching the surface. At least add greed, selfishness, pride and lust to cover the basics Wink

LMAO at the cat pic. Razz


I wonder, why do we need fingers to count? Can't we use our brains? Confused

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Post 04 Apr 2009, 19:18
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Borsuc wrote:
I wonder, why do we need fingers to count? Can't we use our brains? Confused
The same reason we need porn to solo masturbate. It's to hard to do it in our heads.
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revolution wrote:

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Will you posting here for the 100000th post also?


YES.

I wrote:

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Forum has 10'000 threads now


Now I got 1'000 publicly visible posts Smile (Counter shows 1008, my own search including "dead" subforum also 1008, guest search 1000 Laughing).
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DOS386 wrote:
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Will you posting here for the 100000th post also?
YES.
Hehe, maybe it will happen while you are sleeping/working/driving/eating? Or will you stop your life and monitor during that period?
DOS386 wrote:
Now I got 1'000 publicly visible posts Smile (Counter shows 1008, my own search including "dead" subforum also 1008, guest search 1000 Laughing).
Oh, you get to see all the top secret hidden special stuff that the normal users miss out on.
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revolution wrote:
maybe it will happen while you are sleeping/working/driving/eating?


or being simply DEAD Shocked
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Well you can't die just yet because you have to fulfil your promise to post the 100000th (in decimal) message. So hang in there for a few more weeks (or months?).
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revolution wrote:
Well you can't die just yet because you have to fulfil your promise to post the 100000th (in decimal) message. So hang in there for a few more weeks (or months?).


How about in sexatrigesimal?
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Azu wrote:
How about in sexatrigesimal?
Not a very useful base. But anyway in case someone wants to post on some sort of sexatrigesimal special occasion.
Code:
  base-36           base-10
        1                  1
       10                 36
      100              1,296
     1000             46,656
    10000          1,679,616
   100000         60,466,176
  1000000      2,176,782,336
 10000000     78,364,164,096
100000000  2,821,109,907,456    
Post 07 Apr 2009, 09:44
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So if we had 36 fingers, we'd celebrate at 60466176 posts instead.. Very Happy
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Yeah but they wouldn't be called 60466176, since we won't use decimal Razz
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DOS386 wrote:
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Will you posting here for the 100000th post also?
YES.
Looks like you missed it. Because THIS MESSAGE THAT YOU ARE READING NOW is the 100000th post Razz
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revolution wrote:
DOS386 wrote:
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Will you posting here for the 100000th post also?
YES.
Looks like you missed it. Because THIS MESSAGE THAT YOU ARE READING NOW is the 100000th post Razz
How many stars did you get?

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