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Large Number Formats

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10^13.4024: A person who has come back to numbers after a journey deep into some random theoretical field
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llucax
21 days ago
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Billions are actually used by many more than just old British persons...
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jlvanderzwan
21 days ago
Sure but who cares about the Dutch?
llucax
21 days ago
Clearnly nobody, but it's still also used in many more.
Juglugs
21 days ago
But in Old Britain, a Billion was a Million Million, not the SI standard of a Thousand Million it is now...That's the point of the joke...
llucax
20 days ago
Yeah, million million or 10e12 (to put it in the spirit of the joke) is what it still means in many other countries (most Spanish, French and Portuguese speaking countries). Short scale vs long scale. That's the point of my comment (?)
coraiola
18 days ago
From a native (brazilian) portuguese speaker: I've never seen billion used fro 10e12, we call it trilhão, like trillion in english. Bilhão (like billion) is 10e9.
llucax
18 days ago
Yeah, Brasil is actually the only reason why I said "most", it seems to be the only Portuguese speaking country with billions is not used as 10e12. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_and_short_scales#Current_usage
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CallMeWilliam
21 days ago
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"Half of pluto, more or less"
Juglugs
21 days ago
Nowhere near - Pluto is 7.79 times further away than Jupiter. The planet "maps" in books and classrooms are only drawn that equidistant so that they fit on the page...
gordol
22 days ago
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Normal person: Why are you measuring the distance to Jupiter in inches?
Annoying person: What is that in yards?
More annoying person: What is that in furlongs? Or smoots?
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gms8994
15 days ago
But how many washing machines is it!?
rtreborb
22 days ago
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"A lot."

- my wife
San Antonio, TX
alt_text_bot
22 days ago
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10^13.4024: A person who has come back to numbers after a journey deep into some random theoretical field
tsuckow
18 days ago
Where is my engineering notation and uncertainty

Word Birthing

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The Dutch are inventing new amazing words for the coronatimes

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Dank je wel!


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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Time Travel

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The easiest way to ruin all time travel movies is to think about time travel for more than 3 seconds.


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michelslm
63 days ago
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G-d wished...
jlvanderzwan
72 days ago
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Maybe we should take a step back and just prune off the branching timelines involving any Hitlers
ttencate
72 days ago
Botanical universe engineering.

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Inoculate

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Feels like humans have been around a long time, but on an evolutionary scale we're just a sudden weird infection that keeps spreading.


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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Heaven

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He gets points for chutzpah before being transferred to perdition forever.


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Coronavirus Genome

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Spellcheck has been great, but whoever figures out how to get grammar check to work is guaranteed a Nobel.
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Spellcheck has been great, but whoever figures out how to get grammar check to work is guaranteed a Nobel.
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