Problem with algorithm
steve at holdenweb.com
Fri Apr 13 19:20:01 CEST 2007
Paul McGuire wrote:
> On Apr 13, 8:53 am, Steve Holden <s... at holdenweb.com> wrote:
>> I'm pretty sure you could give a separate name to each atom ont he known
>> universe with a scheme like this. Do you really need 20-byte strings?
> Based on the Wikipedia article's estimate of 10**79 atoms in the
> observable universe (is that all?), we would need a string of about 57
> characters long to give each one a separate name.
>>> 10 ** 79 > 26 ** 20
Well, we can't be right all the time, I suppose. Perhaps I need to
raise my certainty filters.
> (And I'll bet you've typed on an old Royal or two in your time...)
Who are you calling a monkey?
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