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Re: Constants you cannot help but remember

by herveus (Parson)
on Jun 10, 2004 at 16:46 UTC ( #363116=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Constants you cannot help but remember


How many other random constants do you remember because of being a programmer?

That limitation seems to have been ignored by many respondants. Oh well...

Hmmm...let's see:

  • 512x512 - the size of a PLATO screen in pixels
  • 60 bits per word, 10 characters per word - memory characteristics of a CDC Cyber
  • 128 - the number of characters in a charset
  • 10 - the number of armies you have to bomb to get a kill in empire
  • 8x16 - the character cell on PLATO
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[stevieb]: choroba pointed that out, I was just, you know, *sigh*. In effect, I was lucky and fortunate
[stevieb]: Kind of like my regex-fu went out the window, but only while looking at that specific file ;)

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