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Author Topic: The geek shall inherit the earth!  (Read 4790 times)
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« on: October 20, 2006, 05:10:58 AM »

Hey, for all you fellow nerds....† we now have exactly 1K members† †Cheesy

Or if you prefer, that's 400 in hex, or 2000 in octal, or 10000000000 in binary!!† Roll Eyes

And what I find really ironic, is that as I type this post, we also have EXACTLY 2K topics!!!!†
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2006, 05:38:17 AM »

Today a Kilo--- Tomorrow a Gig!





Onward and Upward.
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2006, 05:54:45 AM »

Craig,

I guess I am half a geek as it took me a few minutes to get what you where saying.  Cool

Very Funny Grin

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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2006, 06:02:20 AM »

Grumy

Actually 1000 members would be

HEX------> 03E8
OCTAL--> 1750
BINARY-> 0000 0011 1110 1000

When It's 1024 members you would be correct

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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2006, 06:05:57 AM »

Hey Pete,

I think Craig said 1K members, not 1,000.  That was the geekness.  We do have 1024 members.   Cheesy

Best Regards, Phil
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2006, 06:10:49 AM »

OOOOOPS - Sorry Grumpy -

I just Looked at the stats - 1024 members

Damn - maybe I've been away from the classroom too long

Sorry - I'll be more carefull

Your RIGHT - I'm WRONG

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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2006, 06:18:15 AM »

Grumy

Actually 1000 members would be

HEX------> 03E8
OCTAL--> 1750
BINARY-> 0000 0011 1110 1000

When It's 1024 members you would be correct

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Hee hee hee.... There were 1024 members... and 2048 threads before I started this one.

Yeah, I know the common world thinks of kilo as 1000. But geek purists think of it as 2^10.

Maybe I should have coined a new term - kilomember = 2^10 members, but the abbreviation of Km would conflict with Kilometers, so maybe it should be kilobusnuts, Kbn.

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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2006, 08:32:00 AM »

Great, just what I needed . . . . another thread to point out something else I don't know.† Undecided

If ignorance is bliss, why aren't I more blissful?† Cheesy

On the bright side, I know who I can ask when I get to the part of my conversion that deals with this 'geek speak'† Grin
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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2006, 08:38:58 AM »

And while we are on a frivolous topic, its Gumpy, not Grumpy or Grumy.  I find him to be quite civil, and not the least bit of a curmudgeon.  The name misspelling probably bothers me more than it does him.
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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2006, 09:34:25 AM »

I think I need to go back to school† Huh,† Grin
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« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2006, 11:29:46 AM »

HUH???!!!?? Huh
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« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2006, 11:41:49 AM »

sorry, I keep a dictionary by my computer...
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« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2006, 11:48:15 AM »

Interesting, No one has inquired where the quote came from.

Anyone, besides Marc and Cliff have an idea?
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« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2006, 11:52:37 AM »

Kbn (Kilobusnuts) is such a great term that I had to look it up and see what the acronym already stood for (it was bound to stand for something). Rather appropriately I find it stands for 'Knowledge-Based Network', which is a pretty good description of this site.

Jeremy

PS. If you mean the 'Today a Kilo--- Tomorrow a Gig!' quote, presumably it relates to computer memory / storage space.
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« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2006, 03:03:29 PM »

It will take approximately 3.14 Sam Adams to think about this! I better get started!.....
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