Approaching 3,000,000

monke

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As I am typing this thread Mac Rumors stands at 2,917,540 posts, according to the famous Forum Spy.
Considering we were at 2,800,000 about a month ago, the celebrations could be starting up soon, 3,000,000 on Halloween anyone?

Congrats Mac Rumors for reaching 2.9 million and onto 3 million! :)
 

spicyapple

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Last post on SpyRumors was 2917545, then it skipped to 2917547? Talk about post inflation! :)
 

monke

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spicyapple said:
Last post on SpyRumors was 2917545, then it skipped to 2917547? Talk about post inflation! :)
Sometimes it's called the 'contribution' forum post, us normal people can't see those ones.:)
In this case it wasn't though.
 

Doctor Q

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That's so many zeroes that it's almost beyond human comprehension. What's that, three quadrillion? Three hetptillion? Three jillion?
 

abrooks

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Doctor Q said:
That's so many zeroes that it's almost beyond human comprehension. What's that, three quadrillion? Three hetptillion? Three jillion?
I believe the word you are looking for is million :p
 

mufflon

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abrooks said:
I believe the word you are looking for is million :p

well atleast if each of us would get one.$ for each post (as in 3million each) it would be the numbers listed! weee

alas also hyper inflation, which isn't as fun :(
But if e're quick we'll get a lot of macs before the effects of said inflation will occur :)
 

spicyapple

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monke said:
Sometimes it's called the 'contribution' forum post, us normal people can't see those ones.:)
In this case it wasn't though.
Silly me, I had the marketplace and politics forum blocked in SpyRumors. :)
 

®îçhå®?

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max_altitude said:
Is there going to be another avatar contest organised for this milestone? They're always good fun. :)
I hope so. Now that i have been around for around 6 months, i might actually recognise some of the avatars.
 

monke

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A bit of an update:

MacRumors: 2,941,608 posts right now

From 2.93 million - 2.94 million took 2.5 days :eek:

At that rate, 3 million should happen on October 27.
 

®îçhå®?

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eRondeau said:
Actually I think that's known as a Google. (Or is that Googol?) :D
I thought a google was 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 or is that a google plex??
 

Doctor Q

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googol = 10^100

googolplex = 10^googol

Ackermann(1,n) = n+2
AckermannA(k,1) = 2 for k>1
AckermannA(k,n) = A(k-1,A(k,n-1)) for k>1 and n>1

The exercise of computing Ackermann(googolplex,googol) is left to the reader.
 

Doctor Q

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dops7107 said:
I assume you mean

googulplex = 10^googul ?
Yes, oops, sorry. I shouldn't have stayed up so late typing when my brain was already asleep! I fixed my post above to I don't confuse anybody who comes to it, but I admit I goofed. And it wasn't my first goof yesterday either. :eek:
 

WildCowboy

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Hmm...I've never seen it spelled "googul," only "googol." Is the "u" acceptable?