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Re: Constants you cannot help but remember

by davis (Vicar)
on Jun 09, 2004 at 12:05 UTC ( #362692=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Constants you cannot help but remember

  • A4 Paper = 210x297 mm
  • 1 ream == 500 sheets
  • 1 Inch ≅ 25.4mm
  • 12 Inches ≅ 30.48cm
  • All my Credit Card Numbers
  • All my previous car registration numbers
  • 3.1415926535897932384626
  • 8192*180 == number of bytes in a standard DDHD 1.44MB floppy disk
  • All powers of 2 up to 216
  • My homenode id
  • Just about all the telephone extension numbers of people at work
  • 22 Nov 1963 (JFK's assassination, but I've got no idea why I remember it)
  • 2.2lb ≅ 1 Kg
  • 1 cwt ≅ 51 Kg
  • 1 oz ≅ 28g
  • 160 Km/H ≅ 100Mph
  • 273.15 K ≅ 0° C
Update: HTML entities added
Fixed A4 units as per Happy-the-monk's msg.

davis
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Re^2: Constants you cannot help but remember
by dragonchild (Archbishop) on Jun 09, 2004 at 12:37 UTC
    22 Nov 1963 (JFK's assassination, but I've got no idea why I remember it)

    Maybe you had the same 8th grade teacher I did - we spent 6 weeks on the assassination. Most of us were convinced she was on the grassy knoll! :-)

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Re^2: Constants you cannot help but remember
by ambrus (Abbot) on Jun 09, 2004 at 19:41 UTC
    All powers of 2 up to 216

    What? 216 is a power of 6, not 2.

      216 is a power of 6, not 2
      Yes it is. In my post the 16 is inside <sup> tags, which raises above the rest of the text, making it look like 2^16. Lynx also displays this as 2^16. What browser are you using?

      davis
      It's not easy to juggle a pregnant wife and a troubled child, but somehow I managed to fit in eight hours of TV a day.

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