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Message 1237807 - Posted: 27 May 2012, 4:51:56 UTC

Getting really close to 1e+9 for WUIDs. I got a new task a little while ago and we're getting really close. It hasn't been created yet though.. (link for reference). Wonder who's going to get it, or how close any of us regular posters can get to it.

Preemptive congratulations to the staff and all the volunteers and donations that made this milestone possible!
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Message 1237820 - Posted: 27 May 2012, 5:15:37 UTC
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I will keep my eye out.

& then it's only 73,741,824 until a nice round number...

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Message 1237908 - Posted: 27 May 2012, 8:40:02 UTC

I guess today will be the day. Will keep an eye out too.

As C_O said before: Congrats to staff and volunteers and everybody involved to reach this milestone.

Wondering how long it will take to reach to reach 2e+9. My guess is it won't take another 13 years :)

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Message 1237990 - Posted: 27 May 2012, 12:20:29 UTC



OK, put me down for 7.35.24 utc on the 28th...:)

Congratulations everyone!



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Message 1238001 - Posted: 27 May 2012, 12:46:56 UTC
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Congratulations, and:

If you use the word million, everybody will understand the same thing. (Hooray! :D)

If you use the word milliard in the USA, basically nobody will have any idea whatsoever what you're talking about. The word isn't used in American English. But the Europeans would understand milliard to mean a number with 3 more zeroes than million.

If you use the word billion, Americans will only understand that as a number with 3 more zeroes than million, whereas the Europeans might understand that as either a number with 3 more OR with 6 more zeroes than million. :lol:


Worth thinking about when one talks about billion, or trillion:

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Message 1238051 - Posted: 27 May 2012, 15:02:59 UTC
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The time taken to reach each ×10^9 is an interesting metric of the project.

Interesting re terminology, however I am not sure everyone in the Europe would know "milliard". The US billion came over here in the 1970s & is now accepted as as a valid billion.

Imagine if we were in a UK-£1-trillion of debt...

Edit: or a trilliard.

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Message 1238061 - Posted: 27 May 2012, 15:32:26 UTC
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IIRC the database had/has an issue with number over 2 billion. See 2 Billion Results for more details. So luckily we are only halfway there. Another 7 or 13 years until they have to update that section. 0.o
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Message 1238070 - Posted: 27 May 2012, 15:37:48 UTC

Would a thousand million pound prize for a snooker tournament be a billiard?

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Message 1238082 - Posted: 27 May 2012, 16:05:28 UTC

Right on cue ;)...

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Message 1238118 - Posted: 27 May 2012, 17:01:01 UTC - in response to Message 1238082.

It's gettin close to 1e+9 on my LT # 999421175 send today 27 May 2012 |
12:47:12 UTC (+2).
578825 to go and counting down............


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Message 1238288 - Posted: 27 May 2012, 23:02:47 UTC

My latest is #999628340 sent on 27 May 2012 | 19:20:38 UTC.
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Message 1238291 - Posted: 27 May 2012, 23:05:58 UTC - in response to Message 1238082.

Right on cue ;)...


Give me a break.

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Message 1238298 - Posted: 27 May 2012, 23:25:36 UTC - in response to Message 1238291.

Right on cue ;)...


Give me a break.

Is it time to table this discussion?

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Message 1238299 - Posted: 27 May 2012, 23:28:55 UTC
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#999800000 was created at 21.45.26 utc. It is still Unsent.

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Message 1238406 - Posted: 28 May 2012, 6:32:21 UTC

It's created but not sent yet.

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Message 1238431 - Posted: 28 May 2012, 8:18:21 UTC
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And the winners are:

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=6583666
and
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=6138397
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Message 1238508 - Posted: 28 May 2012, 16:18:15 UTC

New users :P
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Message 1238512 - Posted: 28 May 2012, 16:30:01 UTC
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I wonder which will finish first, WU 1000000000 or the final Astropulse v505 ?

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=1000000000
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/workunit.php?wuid=931699188

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Message 1238517 - Posted: 28 May 2012, 16:51:16 UTC - in response to Message 1238298.
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Right on cue ;)...


Give me a break.

Is it time to table this discussion?


We could just chalk it up to boredom.

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Message 1238521 - Posted: 28 May 2012, 17:00:26 UTC - in response to Message 1238431.

And the winners are:

http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=6583666
and
http://setiathome.berkeley.edu/show_host_detail.php?hostid=6138397


Linked them for you.
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