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Re: Macro ... Pollo ... #165834
02/15/07 08:04 PM
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d'uh, please endure the confusion of an ancient curmudgeon evidently stepping to the brink of senility, I just glanced at my typewriter. Given the inability of his minions to adequately deal with the superscript, to make room for the ^ I see that Bill has moved the underline from above the 6 to just-to-the-right of the zero


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Re: Macro ... Pollo ... #165835
02/15/07 08:11 PM
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Dale, it's not the upper limit of all numbers, it's the upper limit on the answer to a specific mathematical question. I think G's number is G(63), but G's notation can be used on any integer. Surely G(99) > G(63), but G(63) is useful because it says that the answer to a specific question cannot be greater than that.

This kind of this is very useful in general in computer science and operations research, for example, although I've never had occasion to use any numbers quite this big. I just have a very vague awareness that there are people looking at much bigger problem spaces.

Re: Macro ... Pollo ... #165836
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Mine's vaguer


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Re: Macro ... Pollo ... #165837
02/15/07 11:36 PM
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... G(63) is useful because it says that the answer to a specific question cannot be greater than that.




So what's the question for which G(42) is the answer?

Re: Macro ... Pollo ... #165838
02/16/07 12:50 AM
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Quote:

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... G(63) is useful because it says that the answer to a specific question cannot be greater than that.




So what's the question for which G(42) is the answer?



(G)Life, (G)the Universe, and (G)Everything.
"Gee", he said with exasperation.

Re: Graham's Number; G Whiz #165839
02/16/07 12:51 AM
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Is this what is known as "The G spot?"


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Re: gallina brutta #165840
02/16/07 01:18 AM
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number of angels that can dance on the head of a pin = G(googolplex) ^ G(aleph sub null)


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
Re: gallina brutta #165841
02/16/07 03:38 AM
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What about the angels that don't dance?
how do we count them?

Re: gallina brutta #165842
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Re: gallina brutta #165843
02/16/07 11:14 PM
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What about the angels that don't dance?
how do we count them?




If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution.

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