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Re: CHAT: Measurements (was: Re: CHAT: browsers)

From:Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Date:Thursday, February 13, 2003, 20:22
Tristan wrote:
> I suggest banning them. I rarely use them. If I mean a thousand million, > I say a thousand million. If I mean a million million, I say a million > million. It means you have to be a bit more careful, but it's easier to > read out 102 293 848 483 284 592 184 856 (umm... thousand, million, > billion, trillion, quadrillion, quintillion, what comes after > quintillion..? sestillion?... so... one hundred and two sestillion, two > hundred and etc... is rather a complex way of doing it), and gives you a > better impression of of how big the number is.
But it's so wordy to say "a million million million million" instead of "septillion". In fact, whenever I see things like "million million" I have to mentally convert it to "trillion". -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42


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