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Journal of No. 118

November 10th, 2010

Powers of 10^2 @ 11:17 am

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Due to errant Asian spam-commenting, I was reminded of this post, so I thought I'd take oohbarracuda's advice to do more of these weekly 4 years later.

$2,300,000,000,000 - increase in the US public debt 2008-2009.

$23,000,000,000 - Facebook

$230,000,000 - Value of stock options received by 10 CEOs in 2009.

$2,300,000 - Awesome Feather

$23,000 - Montblanc pen commemorating noted luxury-besotted playboy Gandhi

$230 - a pound of black ostrich feathers

$2.30 - 12 oz of shells

$0.023 - Chinese rice dumpling (in volume)

So if we held a bake sale and a billion Chinese people each brought 100,000 dumplings and sold them all, the proceeds could pay off the US debt. At 20g a piece (as the website advertizes) those hundred trillion rice dumplings would weigh 2 trillion kilograms, or 2 billion metric tons, or about 333 Great Pyramids of Gyoza. Zing!
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Date:November 11th, 2010 05:47 am (UTC)
Ok so yesterday, I got an email from LJ showing that "jyy111 " made a comment on the comment I made on your powers of 10 entry. I click on it - I don't see jyy111's comment, but just my comment and I TOTALLY DON'T REMEMBER WRITING THAT! I went ahead and changed my password in case there was some hacking issue. But yeah - I'm weirded out. Especially since you decided to do another entry on the powers of 10.
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Date:November 11th, 2010 02:29 pm (UTC)
Don't spazz. jyy111 left a spam comment on the old post, and I deleted it. And the comment you left is from 4 years ago, so I wouldn't expect you to remember it. But changing passwords can't hurt.
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Date:February 9th, 2011 06:00 pm (UTC)

Re: It's the nature of that realm to foster secretiveness.

Oh great, on a post instigated by getting spam, I get spam. This one apparently leads to a URL in the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. But its offer of "Cameron Diaz feet" is certainly intriguing.

Journal of No. 118