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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

Howdy!

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
yours,
Michael


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