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I was in bed last night thinking about random stuff and was trying to compare the time setup (hours/minutes/etc) in a sci-fi book I just finished to our world. Its setup was 10 hours, 100 minutes, 100 seconds - 100,000 seconds/day. I was wondering how that mapped to the standard time setup. And, then it happened. Into my head popped 86,400. Seconds/day, that is.

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

  • 86,400 seconds/day
  • 3.1415926 (PI)
  • 72 points/inch
  • 4:3 (aspect ratio of a monitor)

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In reply to Constants you cannot help but remember by dragonchild

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