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hopcode

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hopcode
Have you seen the film with Jim Carrey "The number 23" ?
Ok,
Starting from Numerical Oddities thread i have found this sequences accidentally.

1985 ---> 23 (19_85 ---> 1+9=10 _ 8+5=13 ---> 10+13=23)
8 units
1994 ---> 23
8 units
2003 ---> 2+3
8 units
2012 ---> 2+3
8 units
2021 ---> 2+3
...
?

and

1976 ---> 23
8 units
1967 ---> 23
8 units
1958 ---> 23
...
?

8 units is equal to 2^3 - 1

And similiarly,
7
16
25
34
43
52
Why ?
Are you able to explain it ?

Regards,
hopcode
19 Aug 2009, 05:40
revolution
When all else fails, read the source

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revolution
hopcode wrote:
Are you able to explain it ?
Yes, it is called numerology. And the best part about numerology is that you can make almost any number come out to almost any other number that you want it to be. You just have to keep manipulating the figures until you get what you wanted.

Numerology is a great tool to fool unsuspecting people into believing events and things are related simply because some manipulation you have done makes the results match.
19 Aug 2009, 05:55
sinsi

Joined: 10 Aug 2007
Posts: 692
sinsi
"When you start looking for something you tend to find it."
From the wiki about the 23 enigma

23 fascinating facts about the number twenty-three
Published on 23rd Feb...
19 Aug 2009, 05:59
hopcode

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hopcode
revolution wrote:
Numerology is...
Numerology like...
asm programming is...

sinsi wrote:
"When you start looking for something you tend to find it."

it is to say that... one should reflect upon a subject not in a classical way but a quantistical one...
19 Aug 2009, 06:06
Borsuc

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Borsuc
23 fascinating facts about the number twenty-three wrote:
4 More freaky numerical coincidences: Charles Darwin's Origin of Species was published in 1859 - 1+8+5+9 = 23. Two divided by three makes 0.666 recurring (allegedly - actually it makes 0.6666666667). The Hiroshima bomb was dropped at 8.15am - 8+15= 23.

I don't think they did it on purpose though (to drop it for 23) so it's really freaky
19 Aug 2009, 17:14
windwakr

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windwakr
noobs wrote:

Two divided by three makes 0.666 recurring (allegedly - actually it makes 0.6666666667).

Looks like someone doesn't know that windows calculator does rounding. Seeing that, I wouldn't take anything off that site as credible information.

3 goes into 2 0 times, so we get "0."....drop the 2 and a 0 to get 20. 3 goes into 20 6 times, to make answer now "0.6"..left with 2, drop a zero...repeat.
Seriously, these guys are dumb.

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19 Aug 2009, 17:18
Borsuc

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Borsuc
That's a reputable site you know
19 Aug 2009, 17:36
windwakr

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windwakr
Doesn't look like it. They don't even know simple math, they rely on calculators that round off the last digit and then show it as proof.

LOL, LOOK AT THEIR FRONT PAGE!
uncredible site wrote:

Guy Adams: A reality TV “millionaire” is bring sought by police after the body was found hacked to pieces.

Like I said, I will not take that site as a credible source of information.
Ok, that one right there is a simple, understandable mistake. E and R are right next to each other. But they still could have checked their 2/3 answer before posting that rounded crap as proof.

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19 Aug 2009, 17:47
pal

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pal
Yeah as revolution said, you are just making arbituary connections. You are looking for a pattern and you are seeing one (like in "A Beautiful Mind"). You can do the same for loads of numbers.
19 Aug 2009, 19:11
Borsuc

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Borsuc
Yeah but all of them kinda rely on summing up stuff, not any arbitrary operation.
19 Aug 2009, 20:45
revolution
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revolution
Borsuc wrote:
Yeah but all of them kinda rely on summing up stuff, not any arbitrary operation.
Yes, but there are many ways to add them up, just choose the way that makes your answer what you want it to be, and ignore the other ways that make no connection. It is called selection bias, you just select things that "prove" what you had previously decided was true.
20 Aug 2009, 00:18
pal

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pal
Like in the original examples you have:

1994 ---> 23

And

2021 ---> 2+3

You are not using the same method of adding them up each time. If you stick to one example e.g. using only digits you get 23 and 5.
20 Aug 2009, 13:29
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