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Postby ke_mikiao » Mon Sep 26, 2005 3:25 pm

i like number 23
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Postby Pirat » Mon Sep 26, 2005 5:38 pm

Any motivation for 23?


Well, as the dear Doktor points out, 8 works well on all levels =). I'm all for 8! (Although I really, really do like 42).
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Postby Swashbuckler Saucy » Mon Sep 26, 2005 10:48 pm

In Terry Pratchett's great series, discworld, 8 is considered the most magically evil number. So 8 doesn't get my vote, I'm a Pratchett fan.
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Postby Dr. Otis Lansa » Tue Sep 27, 2005 2:25 am

Heh, 8 just gained a point in my books....

Have a passing interest in Pratchett, but I'm a Robert Jordan fan m'self, when I have six months or so to kill rereading the Wheel of Time. Can't usually bog myself down in that much fiction anymore.

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Postby Pirat » Tue Sep 27, 2005 7:15 am

Evil is in the eye of the beholder :mrgreen: .
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Postby The Black Spot » Tue Sep 27, 2005 7:35 am

8. Has to be. I mean, the very first thing you teach a parrot to say is "pieces of eight".

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Postby Nudelius » Tue Sep 27, 2005 2:46 pm

I thought the first thing you taught parrots to say is "Yo! Give me a frikkin cracker you imbicil"

But what does my eye spy? Eight words...
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Postby MusMusculus » Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:55 pm

Pirat wrote:42, since it is the answer to the question only FSM could know.


Arrgh, you said it before I had a chance to. I second the 42

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Postby weston » Tue Sep 27, 2005 11:57 pm

Yarrr. I don't know much about magic numbers.

However, I would like to mention that I believe that the FSM appreciates having his most abundant attributes referred to as "uncountable". As in: "His uncountable wisdom", "His uncountable sauciness", and "His uncountable taste in wine". I think the idea is that other dieties are merely infinite, and He is far greater than that.

Hmm. It seems that my dinner of whole wheat macaroni has also helped me to understand that He believes that mathematics texts for use in public schools should follow the principle, "there are no irrational numbers; only irrational people".

Oh, and He also stresses that that is just a guideline, because the math will work out properly anyway, even if people are careless enough to take limits and such without taking care to note that the resulting quantity might not exist. Even if that were not the case, He would, in His uncountable kindness, adjust our results to make things work out, just as long as we don't make other math errors. Plus, it isn't at all as important as the need to dress in pirate gear when teaching about how He created the universe around us.

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Postby Cerberus » Wed Sep 28, 2005 12:16 am

I'm a Robert Jordan fan m'self, when I have six months or so to kill rereading the Wheel of Time.


TAKE THAT BACK. I had a passing fascination with those books, except that with their excessive length and his longwinded and pointless storytelling it consumed way way way too much of my time. That and when you finish he still won't have finished the series so everytime he brings out a new book you'll have to read the two before it again to refamiliarise yourself with them. Its a horrible cycle. *sobs*
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Postby Omnieiunium » Wed Sep 28, 2005 2:39 am

I personally pick 82.

(Just because it was the ranodm number generated.)
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Postby Qwertyuiopasd » Wed Sep 28, 2005 7:07 am

actually 82 could be it. its like 42, only it has 8, wich also symbloizes infinity. we could call this the uncountable number, and if anyone tries counting to it, we shall make them fail! of course, they could skip 82. if they are counting to 100, just cough or push the person counting.
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Postby Nudelius » Wed Sep 28, 2005 7:57 am

It seems like 8 has become a popular number as well as 42 to so here's my take on the entire thing.

42 is the question some belive only the FSM can answer. Personally I think that 42 is like a kiddie crossword to our allmighty FSM so therefor a question twice as hard, only to be answered by the FSM, would really set things right. Therefor 84 should be our number.

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Postby Sylvie369 » Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:01 am

Where's 36? I mean, c'mon! 8)
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Postby Qwertyuiopasd » Wed Sep 28, 2005 4:17 pm

Sylvie369 wrote:Where's 36? I mean, c'mon! 8)


whats so special about 36? :|
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