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 Jul 31st 2016, 06:22 PM #1 Member   Join Date: Jul 2013 Posts: 58 Puzzle number not existence When number is more than thirty two digits(out of number digit maximum), it is not number and just the puzzle so not existence as one itself. But infinite series is number as existence even the digit is longer more than it as it is with other number as formula.
 Aug 1st 2016, 05:36 PM #2 Senior Member     Join Date: Jun 2016 Location: England Posts: 664 How accurate does a number need to be? How many digits are required to adequately represent reality? How big does the biggest number have to be to sensibly describe the universe? During a slow day at work, a colleague and I decided to see what "practical" use the huge number googol (10^100) might be put to. We calculated that the volume of the observable universe is somewhere roughly around about a googol cubic angstrom units. It has been argued that the Planck length is the shortest possible measurable length. You might like to work out the dimensions of the (observable) universe in terms of the Planck length, and thus estimate how many digits are required to completely describe the cosmos, I am not that bored at the moment.
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 Originally Posted by philipishin When number is more than thirty two digits(out of number digit maximum), it is not number and just the puzzle so not existence as one itself. But infinite series is number as existence even the digit is longer more than it as it is with other number as formula.
I have absolutely no idea what this means. Woody, if you know what it means could you please enlighten me?

 Aug 23rd 2016, 09:49 AM #4 Senior Member     Join Date: Jun 2016 Location: England Posts: 664 I always find the posts of philipishin more or less incomprehensible. What I generally do is make up my own question, based on the words he uses, which might be a plausible interpretation of what he means. I also try to make up an interpretation which will allow me to make, what I hope other people might consider to be, an interesting reply. If the reply actually answers the original post, that is a bonus... I chose to interpret the original post in this case as leaning toward the "is the universe a simulation" question and geared my answer accordingly.
 Aug 27th 2016, 03:13 PM #5 Senior Member   Join Date: Aug 2010 Posts: 372 I am puzzled at the specific "32 digits". Of course, 32= 4(8) so I wonder if philipishin was not referring to a "long" (4 bytes so 32 bits) data type in Pascal. topsquark likes this.
 Aug 28th 2016, 12:40 PM #6 Senior Member     Join Date: Jun 2016 Location: England Posts: 664 PhilipIshin started a thread with a vaguely similar theme here: physics formula from the number Maybe one day he will find a better interpretation package and we can have a proper conversation. One might suppose he is using the readily available Google translate. Can anyone recommend a better package?
 Aug 29th 2016, 07:12 AM #7 Physics Team     Join Date: Jun 2010 Location: Morristown, NJ USA Posts: 2,321 Google does a pretty good job, though it often comes up with an incorrect word or two. Based on the way philipishin's posts are always unreadable, I have come to the conclusion that he is basically a troll, stringing random thoughts together into sentences. Note that he very rarely responds to requests for clarification. topsquark likes this.
 Aug 31st 2016, 02:04 AM #8 Senior Member     Join Date: Jun 2016 Location: England Posts: 664 I came to the similar impression that "he" is a chatbot! Does he pass the Turing Test? topsquark likes this.

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