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The Clarkkkkson

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This is interesting, but I found the following paragraph to be particularly hilarious. Please don’t make redundant comments about my peculiar sense of humour. You either find it funny or you don’t. I found the link to it on the XKCD Blag. FWIW, I also recently received these XKCD t-shirts (“Useless”, “Science”, and “Sudo”, of which “Science” is my favourite)

As you can imagine, K is big, and by the time you’ve read the w in the next word, it will already by unimaginably bigger. As a matter of fact, by tomorrow, it will have squared, and squaring is a very powerful function. I’m going to carry on writing right now just to give you an idea of how huge and vast it really is, but I don’t think I can describe it. Try looking at it for a few minutes and understanding what all those 0’s mean. They don’t just mean ‘nothing’ – they make the number 10 times bigger with each one you add. Am I getting this across? This number is big, Big, BIG. It’s bigger than the number of elementary particles in the universe. It’s bigger than a googol (and will soon be bigger than a googolplex). It’s bigger than the odds of rolling a bucket of dice and them all landing on 6, then picking a million aces from packs of cards, and then flipping every single coin in the world, and them all landing on heads.

It’s big, OK?


Written by worlok2112

January 11, 2007 at 12:08 am

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  1. It’s big ok?

    My Fav line:

    …you’re not allowed to use a previously defined number, unless you defined it. And you didn’t. So you can’t.


    March 8, 2007 at 10:35 pm

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