Tuco Benedicto Pacífico Juan María Ramírez (en_ki) wrote,
Tuco Benedicto Pacífico Juan María Ramírez

numbers and an LJ bug; or, 46:20:9:6:2:3:1:1:1:1:1:0:1:0:1:0:1:0:0:1

One of my minor life goals is to replace all 150 of my Livejournal interests with interesting numbers. Got 7 so far.

Ones I share with other people:

∞ is infinity
09f911029d74e35bd84156c5635688c0 is a number that is illegal to possess in the US
28:06:42:12 is Darko's Constant
4:8:15:16:23:42 was a fun half-season show that I think is in its, what, 8th season?

Ones nobody else has gotten into yet:

4726340 is the Sun bug ID requesting Tail Call Optimization in the JVM
567-68-0515 is Richard Nixon's social security number, which is what you should give when anyone asks you for a social security number when it's none of their damn business

and 808017424794512875886459904961710757005754368e9 ("e9", meaning "x10^9", is because the limit on the length of interests prevents me from putting all nine zeroes on the end) is the size of the Monster Group, which is the largest finite simple group outside of the infinite families of simple groups (sporadic group). (By the way, the complete classification of simple groups is one of the more astonishing results in mathematics. Everyone should learn enough mathematics to learn (a) how astonishing it is and (b) how it was done; then nobody could ever be unhappy for long.)

The lack of interest in Nixon's Constant surprises me: that one's been going around since he was President, if not before.

The next couple of numbers I want to add have been problematic: I'd like to add Chaitin's Constant Ω and the 5th Busy Beaver number Σ(5), but since the former is impossible to compute numerically and the latter would take an absurdly long time, I would have to represent them by their symbols, and you can't put uppercase Greek letters in your interests.

Anyway, if you've got any interesting numbers, feel free to share them.
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