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Kabuthunk



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PostPosted: Oct 02, 2008 7:56 pm    Post subject: Arbitrary find numbers! Reply with quote

A recent occurance:



444 finds, and 4 hides!

Coming up soon is also [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/496_(number)]496[/url], a perfect number. Combined with that, it's also a triangular, hexagonal, and centered nonagonal number. Truly, a very unique number. For added fun, it's binary equivilant is "111110000" Very Happy.

And other than the upcoming #500, the next big thing will be 100th prime number... 541.


Don't mind me... I get excited over unusual things at times Razz.


Is anyone else sitting at a particularly unusual number? Some useful resources on wikipedia are list of numbers or prime numbers. As far as 'perfect' numbers go, the first four are 6, 28, 496, and 8128... so it's a bit unlikely I'll see the fourth one anytime soon Razz.

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glacier_ice



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PostPosted: Oct 22, 2008 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At 618 finds, I'm approaching that 'beastly' 666 number. LOL
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glacier_ice



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PostPosted: Jan 13, 2009 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speaking of that number, I'm sitting at 665. Smile
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Kabuthunk



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PostPosted: Jan 15, 2009 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beastly!

Unless you go by papyrus 115, the oldest known part of that section of the book of revelations, which gives 616 as being the actual number of the beast Razz

[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/616_(number)]616[/url]

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glacier_ice



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PostPosted: Jan 18, 2009 3:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I'll stick with this one. It made Rame Rame! that much more fun.

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=d60e9a15-3a2b-4805-aaca-d6d94be603c7
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glacier_ice



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PostPosted: Feb 17, 2009 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now I'm sitting at 7-11. Smile
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Kabuthunk



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PostPosted: Feb 20, 2009 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn, that was pretty quick to jump from 666 to 711. In the middle of winter yet.

I'm right now at 481... which appears to be quite possibly the most boring number ever. The only thing I can find on it is that the kingdoms of Baekje, Silla, and Daegaya form an alliance against Goguryeo in the year 481. That's about it.

Bah, I should go find a few more... then at least I can I can be associated with the 486 computer, and bring me just slightly closer to my perfect 496 Razz.

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glacier_ice



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PostPosted: Feb 21, 2009 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would have been more if I had more time to search while on my trip to Idaho. Smile
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glacier_ice



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PostPosted: Mar 07, 2009 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a neat one. Today I hit 727. (Thinking Boeing here.) But when I got back into my car, my odometer read 71717.
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Kabuthunk



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PostPosted: Apr 12, 2009 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Currently at 494... only two finds away from the big milestone Very Happy. I've gotta quickly figure out which cache I want for the perfect number. Maybe something in the country, since I grew up there. I'll be heading to Landmark tomorrow... hmm...

Doesn't seem to be anything special about 494, except maybe that 4+9+4 makes a prime number... but that's not all that significant Razz

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glacier_ice



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PostPosted: Apr 13, 2009 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More Boeing numbers for me. After passing 747, I'm now sitting at 757.

More fun is that I'm closing in on the Triple 7. A Boeing, a triple lucky number and something everyone wants to see on their slot machine if they are inclined to play those things.
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Kabuthunk



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PostPosted: May 18, 2009 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I've surpassed my 496, zipped past 500 on the same day, and now dwell (until possibly later today, depending on things) at the not-so-spectacular 514... but at least it's a centered triangular number.
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Peter and Gloria



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PostPosted: May 19, 2009 4:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Arbitrary find numbers! Reply with quote

Kabuthunk wrote:
A recent occurance:



444 finds, and 4 hides!



We'll be reaching 4444 soon. Only 19 to go.
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ertyu



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PostPosted: May 21, 2009 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I noticed I have 2666 finds and 26 hides now on my stats bar.
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Kabuthunk



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PostPosted: Sep 04, 2009 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a quick note about a number I've gotten ridiculously excited about (and no, it's not the 555 finds I'm coming up to). It's more just an interesting number I've just learned about, and have been telling people about it if I get the chance.

Although, it does make me a bit annoyed that I didn't realize it and pick anything for find number 387... although my find for that appears to have been Trans Cloutier, which was a fun cache anyway Smile.

In either case... I just wanted to mention my recent learning of "Graham's number", which has gotten me so excitedly interested in it, that I'm literally bouncing. Literally, in my chair as I type this. If you already know about Graham's number, then you may know why I find it interesting... but more likely than not, it's just that I'm weird Razz.

You can check Wikipedia for the calculation of it... but I like trying to describe it to people. Take for example the number 'googol', which is a 1 with a hundred zeroes after it. That in itself is more atoms than in the entire universe. Now, a googolplex is a 1 with a googol zeroes after it.

To compare THAT to Graham's number... even comparing a grain of sand to the earth... the sun... the entire universe... hell, even a trillion universes doesn't even remotely come close to doing it justice. Next to Graham's number, the number 'googolplex' is so small, it basically doesn't exist.

BUT... and here's the kicker... although there's not enough universe to even begin to show the number, the LAST digits of it CAN be calculated... the last digits being 24641985387. I can tell you that if I ever get to find 5387, I'll be all over THAT one Razz.

And yes, I know of Friedman's finite form of Kruskal's tree theorem, but that's more of an abstract concept of calculating a number so much larger, it makes Graham's number look nonexistant. But it's just that... a calculating concept, and the integers used in relation to it are just... arbitrary numbers (yes, I realize the irony), whereas Graham's number is a named, defined number. I dunno... it's just different in my eyes.


But yeah... that's my random interesting, arbitrary number thing o' the day Razz

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