[Foundation-l] 09-f9-...

Andre Engels andreengels at gmail.com
Fri May 11 06:50:14 UTC 2007

2007/5/11, Anthony <wikilegal at inbox.org>:

> > Huh. I got something on a much lower order. (This is probably due to
> > something exceptionally stupid like having done the calculation
> > assuming digits were bits, and juggling numbers mentally... some days,
> > I am amazed I ever passed my exams)
> >
> I'm not convinced that my numbers are exact, but I have heard 128 bits
> referred to several times as being more than the number of atoms in
> the universe.

128 bits gives 2^128 possibilities, which is in the order of magnitude
of 10^38. Which is well less than the number of atoms in the universe
(which, IIRC is somewhere in the 10^70 range), but fits quite well
with the number you gave.

Andre Engels, andreengels at gmail.com
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