## Almost at 2^9 users!

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jason
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### Almost at 2^9 users!

Another 2^5 + 2^2 users and we will hit the 2^9 mark! Huzzah! We should celebrate this when this happens and get everyone to log in on IRC or something to get everyone together. In fact for a bit of fun, when we do hit this number and get everyone on IRC, the person who joins the IRC channel and is the highest power of 2 will win something. Eg if there are 8 users, person number 8 would win unless we later got 16 users in which point 16th user would win etc etc. Who is in?

PS Anyone else like to express 512 using some geeky ways? :-)

paul
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Be careful there... ^ in C is XOR :lol:
Paul

On two occasions I have been asked, 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.
Berni
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Well meaby Jason is a Visual Basic fan.

Anyway great idea, could you quickly fashion up a crude countdown box to the home page? So that everyone can see how we approach the big 1 << 9 (Paul there you go XC)
jason
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LOL!

Using my original operator but interpreting it as C this time:

2924^2412
leon_heller
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251 (a permutation of 512) is the first of a set of 4 consecutive primes that are spaced an equal distance apart: 251, 257, 263, and 269 are all prime, there are no primes in between, and the spacing between them is 6. 251 is the lowest number with this property; the next is 1741. :D

I found it here:

http://mrob.com/pub/math/numbers-11.html

There isn't an entry for 512, unfortunately.
Last edited by leon_heller on Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Berni
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I noticed tho that xmos is very fond of the number 512. You can win a XK-1 at 512 points, 512 users celebration, XMP-64 runs 512 threads...
jonathan
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Berni wrote:I noticed tho that xmos is very fond of the number 512. You can win a XK-1 at 512 points, 512 users celebration, XMP-64 runs 512 threads...
XS1-G4 512-BGA package.
jason
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This thread is starting to remind me of that movie "The Number 23" haha Although hopefully 512 is a good number full of joy and happiness unlike 23 in the movie!

(23 * 23) - 5 - 12

Damn we would be good at a game of coutdown guys...
Berni
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Oh and just remembered that the XDK has 512KB of SRAM in it. The number is everywhere!
Folknology
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A historic 512 reference and accompanying offer idea for the celebration.

The Vesuvius eruptions of 512AD were so severe that those inhabiting the slopes of Vesuvius were granted exemption from taxes by Theodoric the Great, the Gothic king of Italy. (Note this wasn't it's worse and infamous eruption of 79AD, terminating Pompeii)

Maybe Xmos can have a Tax free offer day on their products and kits to mark the 512 member celebrations?

regards
Al