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Japher
23-02-2005, 23:52:14
6?

protein
23-02-2005, 23:52:53
9

zmama
23-02-2005, 23:56:54
5

protein
23-02-2005, 23:58:05
5?

Are you crazy?

What the hell is wrong with you?

5?


Sheesh.

Japher
23-02-2005, 23:59:17
5 is no better than 9! At least 5 is prime! 9 is stupid, especially when it follows a 6!

Darkstar
24-02-2005, 00:00:01
My GF, reading over my shoulder, informs me that 23 is the best number ever.

protein
24-02-2005, 00:01:25
What? 9 is the best number of all. It has an aloof coolness yet is powerful. It's also a nice deep red colour whearas 5 and 6 are kind of weak greeny yellow colours and they smell like lime.

protein
24-02-2005, 00:03:09
Originally posted by Darkstar
My GF, reading over my shoulder, informs me that 23 is the best number ever.
Everyone has 23 on their shirts and trains, signs, boats and busses. 9 is a secretive and magic number.

zmama
24-02-2005, 00:12:14
Originally posted by protein
What? 9 is the best number of all. It has an aloof coolness yet is powerful. It's also a nice deep red colour whearas 5 and 6 are kind of weak greeny yellow colours and they smell like lime.

Lime is great...especially in guacamole!

Gary
24-02-2005, 00:15:22
You lot have an integer fetish

protein
24-02-2005, 00:17:33
Lime is indeed great in guacamole, on pad thai, seafood etc, but on a number...?

You guys are crazy! I'm really disappointed.

etc etc...

Venom
24-02-2005, 00:23:26
69 is the best number ever.

CASE CLOSED!

The Bursar
24-02-2005, 00:27:13
0.5 * (1+root 5 )

protein
24-02-2005, 00:28:17
It's a nice sexual act but the actual number itself is a bit old fashioned. I reckon someone who collects typewriters would like the number 69.

Venom
24-02-2005, 00:30:07
Is there something wrong with collecting typewriters?

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
24-02-2005, 00:40:17
THIRTEEN

protein
24-02-2005, 00:42:45
I was hoping nobody would come up with thirteen. It's a serious contender with nine.

Sir Penguin
24-02-2005, 01:38:26
Seven is the stealth ninja number, and is therefore the awesomest.

SP

HelloKitty
24-02-2005, 04:28:25
No one mentioned 42 yet?

Asher
24-02-2005, 04:51:43
Or pi...

Venom
24-02-2005, 05:07:59
Fine 6 is obviously the greatest number. And I have no such since I was a wee lad.

Sir Penguin
24-02-2005, 05:08:07
Another great number is 41. 48 is good too, because it's both a sum of 41 and 7, and of 32 and 16. It's also a multiple of 12, and equal to 2*3*2^3.

42 really isn't that great a number. It's OK. The product of 3 of the first 4 primes (if it was really trying, it would have been 210). It's 1 more than the awesome 41, but that's not unique at all (OK, it is unique, but the pattern isn't unique: there are infinite numbers that are 1 more than another number).

SP

Asher
24-02-2005, 05:12:22
Did you ever know that you're my hero?

Koshko
24-02-2005, 06:55:08
0

miester gandertak
24-02-2005, 07:40:01
1337

dammit i'm a nerd

Sir Penguin
24-02-2005, 08:09:30
Interestingly (for frivolous reasons), 1337 is 7*191 and 191 is the 43rd prime. 7*179, where 179 is the 41st prime (and 12 less than 191), is 1253. You'd never guess that 7 divided either of those numbers (unless you were stupid)--until it came out of the shadows and chopped your head off.

SP

miester gandertak
24-02-2005, 08:12:25
thanks SP, it is all relative.

Scabrous Birdseed
24-02-2005, 08:14:15
Now all we need to figure out is what izse means.

Funkodrom
24-02-2005, 09:10:51
Mmmm... 5.

I like 9 and 7 and 13 but the best number is a quadzillion.

Beta1
24-02-2005, 09:54:02
8 definately

Its just a nice round number, eeiiiiggghhht

Funkodrom
24-02-2005, 09:54:34
it's nearly as round as 0

Beta1
24-02-2005, 09:57:31
Although obviously a better answer would be either pi or e

Funkodrom
24-02-2005, 10:09:48
If better means more nerdy. :)

-1 is pretty cool.

notyoueither
24-02-2005, 10:13:46
Originally posted by Sir Penguin
Seven is the stealth ninja number, and is therefore the awesomest.

SP

I am very afraid that I agree with you.

miester gandertak
24-02-2005, 10:20:30
10001001
00100001
00100010
11110101
01101101
11001001

hehehehe
but only cause it's a part of o dirty picture.
Don't ban me nav.

zmama
24-02-2005, 10:28:04
Ikea furniture again?

miester gandertak
24-02-2005, 10:39:27
don't you see it?

zmama
24-02-2005, 10:42:21
my eyes are still shut

MoSe
24-02-2005, 12:23:23
Originally posted by The Bursar
0.5 * (1+root 5 )

ah, you mean phi :)

yeah, that's a remarkable number.

I also like i.

I agree with 5, it served as inpiration to create a game like Riven.

My favorite one is 36 tho. It's 2^2 * 3^2. :)
did you know that SUM(1...36) is 666?

miester gandertak
24-02-2005, 12:30:03
than 36 is i....
MoSe is the winner.

Venom
24-02-2005, 13:07:39
The coolness of anything can't be determined by Math. I'm pretty sure those two things are mutually exclusive.

Martini
24-02-2005, 13:24:30
3 is the best number. Without question.

Imagine 2 ornaments/candles etc on a shelf or something....they look good, but putting a similar object in the centre balances it perfectly.

3 primary colours, the basis of every other colour in existence (ok, so they all start from white light, but that is boring)

Division of human nature into body, soul and spirit.

Tricolonic phrases - not as painful as they sound, but a very effective and highly beautiful use of language.

3 is balance, perfection and harmony, ergo the best number ever :D

Ok, so I took this a little seriously.....but c'mon, 3 is a pretty cool number.

Funkodrom
24-02-2005, 13:28:07
You forgot:

3 is my magic number.

miester gandertak
24-02-2005, 13:28:45
hell no, even is balance. 3 sucks big time.

Martini
24-02-2005, 13:30:58
No, even is not balance. With scales, if there was nothing in the centre, the two sides would not balance. Odd numbers are essential to balance the even ones, or they just hang in mid air.

Funkodrom
24-02-2005, 13:31:37
Like an 18th century thief.

Venom
24-02-2005, 13:40:30
3 is a good number. It's the first number at which things take shape.

Funkodrom
24-02-2005, 13:41:57
Triangles are cool.

Threesomes?

Venom
24-02-2005, 13:42:16
And shapes are good. Except septagons. They're gay.

Venom
24-02-2005, 13:43:32
Threesomes...YAAAAY!!!!

Martini
24-02-2005, 13:47:10
All the coolest kids toys suddenly become available when you turn 3.

Venom
24-02-2005, 13:51:06
3 is the number of the counting. The number of the counting shall be 3.

MDA
24-02-2005, 13:53:16
1 is the loneliest number.

miester gandertak
24-02-2005, 14:07:47
3 = bronze
bronze sucks

miester gandertak
24-02-2005, 14:14:03
1 is unique.

Martini
24-02-2005, 14:18:37
All numbers are unique

miester gandertak
24-02-2005, 14:19:09
and 7 it is.



http://www.casinosupply.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/87-0780.jpg

zmama
24-02-2005, 14:42:49
damn!
then I'll have to change to 12

http://www.dickel.com/images/indx.bottle.gif

Lurker
24-02-2005, 16:14:52
Originally posted by Sir Penguin
You'd never guess that 7 divided either of those numbers (unless you were stupid)--until it came out of the shadows and chopped your head off.

SP

SP is one strange dude.

zmama
24-02-2005, 16:15:46
Too much herring will do that

MoSe
24-02-2005, 16:20:49
how many herrings?

Lurker
24-02-2005, 16:22:22
Originally posted by Venom
3 is a good number. It's the first number at which things take shape.

wtf is wrong with you, Venom? I think the pink dye in your shirts has started to go to your brain.

MoSe
24-02-2005, 16:25:39
yes, now he thinks his spherical self has no shape.....

Venom
24-02-2005, 16:26:01
I lost touch with my insanity.

zmama
24-02-2005, 16:31:15
Don't touch it...its filthy

Lurker
24-02-2005, 16:34:44
Originally posted by Venom
I lost touch with my insanity.

Snap out of it man!

zmama
24-02-2005, 16:38:53
Lurkie...go over to the condo thread and tell dyl stuff

I suggest "it depends"

Lurker
24-02-2005, 16:41:54
Yes ma'am.

zmama
24-02-2005, 16:43:47
Here have an extra quarter...*toss*

Don't spend it all in one place

Venom
24-02-2005, 16:52:50
Lurker is the new forum slave.

protein
24-02-2005, 16:53:46
You just got post number 69.

Japher
24-02-2005, 16:54:44
I told you, 9 sucks when following 6!

Unless you're a lesbian.

Venom
24-02-2005, 16:59:16
69 dude!

Venom
24-02-2005, 16:59:41
69 is also a fair number for all people.

Lurker
24-02-2005, 17:02:39
Originally posted by zmama
Here have an extra quarter...*toss*

Don't spend it all in one place

Woohoo. I'll buy some pixie stix.

Tau Ceti
24-02-2005, 17:07:32
I like 142857. Multiplied by 2 to 6, it becomes different cyclic permutations of itself. Multiplied by, 7, it becomes 999999!

142857
285714
428571
571428
714285
857142
999999

Lurker
24-02-2005, 17:11:01
Ok, that is now my favorite number (right after 16, which is how many ounces in a pint).

Venom
24-02-2005, 17:13:26
Hmmmm, that number is pretty fucking cool.

MoSe
24-02-2005, 17:20:39
damn!
my company ID # is 147583, a close miss!

zmama
24-02-2005, 17:32:41
Originally posted by Lurker
Woohoo. I'll buy some pixie stix.

I knew you living in the alley by those law offices would come in handy some day!
Ripping through all those discarded docs to get to the lunch leftovers has paid off.

Oerdin
24-02-2005, 18:24:12
Originally posted by Darkstar
My GF, reading over my shoulder, informs me that 23 is the best number ever.

So she read illumitus?

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
24-02-2005, 21:27:17
Or watched Max Headroom.

31 is the coolest number. Not only is it because I'm 31, but it's 11111 in binary.

Next year I'll be 6 binary digits!

Venom
24-02-2005, 21:30:41
And still an all caps LOSER.

Sir Penguin
24-02-2005, 21:44:31
31 is good. It's the 3rd Mersenne Prime, I believe.

SP

Darkstar
24-02-2005, 21:54:16
Originally posted by Oerdin
So she's read illumitus?

I don't know, she might have. She told me it's because 23 follows 22, and is followed by 24.

Tizzy
24-02-2005, 22:01:59
25 is the best number since 16

Funkodrom
24-02-2005, 22:09:41
:beer:

Venom
24-02-2005, 22:12:01
Way to suck up to your girl. Pussy.

Funkodrom
24-02-2005, 22:13:54
You have a better graphics card.

Funkodrom
24-02-2005, 22:15:25
Anyway she was sucking up to me there. :p

Venom
24-02-2005, 22:15:56
You're god damn right.

Funkodrom
24-02-2005, 22:16:41
I know.

Venom
24-02-2005, 22:16:52
Originally posted by Funkodrom
Anyway she was sucking up to me there. :p

You wish she sucked up to you.

Funkodrom
24-02-2005, 22:32:08
:lol:

MOBIUS
25-02-2005, 01:10:57
Has to be 5 - it's pronounced 'pimp' in Welsh...:)

Funkodrom
25-02-2005, 09:11:25
6 is sex in German.

miester gandertak
25-02-2005, 09:13:56
9 is no in german

9
9
9
ich habe das nicht gewussssssssst

Sir Penguin
25-02-2005, 09:27:59
786 is kind of cool. It's supposedly the numerical value of the first verse in the Qur'an, and also 66+6!. I worked out something else neat about it a while ago, but I can't remember what it was.

SP

Sir Penguin
25-02-2005, 09:31:14
Here it is:

Using the digits:
68 - (8 - 6)**6 + (7 - 6 + 8) * 8 - 8 = 76 - 8 = 68

SP

Using a digit permutation:
I'm having a hard time with the prime factors of 786 (2, 3, and 131). More interesting are the prime factors of 768, which consist of 2^3 2s and a 3.

Also, consider the sequence resulting when you subtract the members of the sequence 41, 43, 47, 53, etc (the first quadratic prime sequence) cumulatively from 786. The sums of the digits of each positive result at odd-numbered positions results in a multiple of 3^2 or 2^3, except the last 2, which are multiples of 3 + 2. Notice also that at the even-numbered positions, each 3-digit result contains a 0 except for the 0th position (786 itself). No number in an odd position contains a 0.

SP

SP

Lurker
25-02-2005, 20:33:11
Originally posted by Lurker
SP is one strange dude.

miester gandertak
25-02-2005, 20:35:30
give that man a camera.
please

Drekkus
25-02-2005, 22:41:28
5

zmama
25-02-2005, 22:45:33
good man!

and another vote for the wonderful 5!!

Japher
25-02-2005, 22:47:54
Yeah, but we don't count Drekkus' vote

Greg W
26-02-2005, 12:39:21
The best number ever!69 dude!