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My number is bigger!

Postby gmalivuk » Sat Jul 07, 2007 7:20 pm UTC

Almost as pointless as the Count to 1000 thread, this one doesn't require any particular increment between entries. The goal is to come up with a computable, finite, well-defined number that's bigger than the last poster's number. You can only use already established numbers and notations (the xkcd number counts, as does Graham's number. But you can't just one-up that by saying g_65 without defining the recursion here), and you can't refer directly to the previous number. (If I post a description D of some number x, your number can't be defined as D "+ 1". If it turns out to be D+1, fine. Just don't do anything like quoting the previous entry and putting +1 at the bottom.)

I'll start us off with nine thousand. Because we all know that anything over nine thousand is fucking unimaginably huge.

Edit: Also, if someone questions the size of your number, you have to be able to prove that it's really bigger than the previous one.
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Postby LE4dGOLEM » Sat Jul 07, 2007 7:25 pm UTC

In before x/0 or other infinities.


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Re: My number is bigger!

Postby Blatm » Sat Jul 07, 2007 7:43 pm UTC

gmalivuk wrote:I'll start us off with nine thousand. Because we all know that anything over nine thousand is fucking unimaginably huge.


I laughed. A lot. I won't try to describe it more enthusiastically than that, though. It wouldn't live up to how funny I thought that was.

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Postby Twasbrillig » Sat Jul 07, 2007 8:57 pm UTC

I'll continue with 32507925092532526327561017283413824652374
8638245712364831206832587263418725404501384532106434321
8561328401512834613284108275451257632185610328418032476
3218065230850123857632105612086532150632150623199231659
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6471265092437981075610298127657632109562135976231507896
1235981723476321756231094723198465476125390821650748650
2937521093865.


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Postby crazyjimbo » Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:04 pm UTC

Your number backwards (with line breaks :x )

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718953216987051326795312659012367567218920165701897342905621
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5215457280148231643821510482316581234346012354831054045278143
627852386021384632175428368473256428314382710165723625235290
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Postby Twasbrillig » Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:03 pm UTC

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Postby une see » Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:07 pm UTC

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Postby Twasbrillig » Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:17 pm UTC

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Bigger in hexidecimal. :D
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Postby Blatm » Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:27 pm UTC

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Postby Twasbrillig » Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:38 pm UTC

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Postby gmalivuk » Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:45 pm UTC

10^(10^10)
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Postby Rodan » Sat Jul 07, 2007 10:53 pm UTC

&
bigger on it's side and with a squiggly bit removed.

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Postby Blatm » Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:24 pm UTC

Infinity is not a number!

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Postby Narsil » Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:29 pm UTC

your mom's weight
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Postby gmalivuk » Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:41 pm UTC

Infinity is not a real number, but in any case, I've edited the original post to require finite numbers. Also, well-defined, so narsil, you fail. Weight isn't a number unless you provide units.
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Postby Narsil » Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:44 pm UTC

Sorry, it would just take too long to write out otherwise.
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Postby Rodan » Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:52 pm UTC

yeah, I figured it wasn't a number... what I meant to say was 10^(10^(10^10))

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Postby Blatm » Sun Jul 08, 2007 12:08 am UTC

gmalivuk wrote:Infinity is not a real number, but in any case, I've edited the original post to require finite numbers. Also, well-defined, so narsil, you fail. Weight isn't a number unless you provide units.


I assumed that we were only dealing with real numbers. 2i > i doesn't make much sense. (I don't think. Maybe someone with a bit more knowledge than I can clarify how inequalities work with complex numbers.)

Is infinity computable in the first place? (Spare me. I know nothing about computers.)

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Postby Twasbrillig » Sun Jul 08, 2007 6:40 am UTC

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Postby T3m3r1ty » Sun Jul 08, 2007 1:48 pm UTC

Your forgot to close all those parentheses so your number is borked.

I think what you were going for was 10*10^5120 but maybe my understanding is limited.

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Postby gmalivuk » Sun Jul 08, 2007 3:37 pm UTC

Blatm wrote:(D^^D) Kirby got fat. (That's my number, by the way)


What's D in this case?
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Postby LE4dGOLEM » Sun Jul 08, 2007 3:52 pm UTC

gmalivuk wrote:
Blatm wrote:(D^^D) Kirby got fat. (That's my number, by the way)


What's D in this case?


hands? The Diameter of your mom?
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Postby gmalivuk » Sun Jul 08, 2007 4:32 pm UTC

I contend Blatm's number is not well-defined. And if Twas was actually going for a mere 10^5120, that's weak.

In any case, the highest well-defined number still in play is 10^(10^(10^10))
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gmalivuk wrote:I contend Blatm's number is not well-defined. And if Twas was actually going for a mere 10^5120, that's weak.

In any case, the highest well-defined number still in play is 10^(10^(10^10))


10^5120 !=! 10^(10^(etc 512 times.)

Mine was the largest, but somebody had to go and delete it.

And I did remember to close my parenthesis - just one closing bracket, at the end of a statement, closes all of the previous brackets.
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Postby crazyjimbo » Sun Jul 08, 2007 7:28 pm UTC

I'll step up with (10^(10^(10^10!)!)!)!

Ouch... that just got mind bogglingly huge.

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Postby Rodan » Sun Jul 08, 2007 7:37 pm UTC

(10^(10^(10^11!)!)!)!

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Postby gmalivuk » Sun Jul 08, 2007 8:26 pm UTC

Twasbrillig wrote:10^5120 !=! 10^(10^(etc 512 times.)


Okay, so your number was 10↑↑512. Definitely not 10^5120, but rather a 512-story power tower. Yes, much bigger than crazyjimbo's factorial number.

I'll go with 10↑↑↑3. Which is 10↑↑(10↑↑10), a power tower 10↑↑10 stories high (where 10↑↑10 is itself a power tower 10 stories high).

You have to apply log (base-10) to this number 10↑↑10 times (which is a lot) to get to 1.
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Postby Blatm » Sun Jul 08, 2007 8:58 pm UTC

In my previous post, D was hexadecimal for 13. I.e. 13^(13^(13....^13(^13))))))))))))) (13 times)

It's obviously no longer the largest number, though.

I'll go with 3^^^10 to trump gmalivuk's number. Things are getting big.

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Postby gmalivuk » Sun Jul 08, 2007 9:03 pm UTC

Blatm wrote:In my previous post, D was hexadecimal for 13. I.e. 13^(13^(13....^13(^13))))))))))))) (13 times)

It's obviously no longer the largest number, though.

I'll go with 3^^^10 to trump gmalivuk's number. Things are getting big.


Okay, I figured it was either hex or Roman numerals. In the event that it might have been the second (500^^500), I figured I'd go way above and beyond by adding another arrow.
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Postby Blatm » Sun Jul 08, 2007 10:11 pm UTC

gmalivuk wrote:
Blatm wrote:In my previous post, D was hexadecimal for 13. I.e. 13^(13^(13....^13(^13))))))))))))) (13 times)

It's obviously no longer the largest number, though.

I'll go with 3^^^10 to trump gmalivuk's number. Things are getting big.


Okay, I figured it was either hex or Roman numerals. In the event that it might have been the second (500^^500), I figured I'd go way above and beyond by adding another arrow.


Ah I didn't think of that. You're right, I should have clarified. My bad.

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Number of sands on the beach?
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Postby gmalivuk » Mon Jul 09, 2007 2:41 pm UTC

Sorry, Kit, but the number of particles in the known universe was already pwned by the third post.
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Postby xooll » Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:50 pm UTC

4^^^10


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Postby Twasbrillig » Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:59 pm UTC

(10^^^^^^^^^^10)! x (10^^^^^^^^^10)!^^^^^^(10^^^^^^10)!
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Postby Blatm » Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:42 pm UTC

Twasbrillig wrote:(10^^^^^^^^^^10)! x (10^^^^^^^^^10)!^^^^^^(10^^^^^^10)!


Not one for finesse, are you?

(10^^^^^^^^^^10)! x (10^^^^^^^^^10)!^^^^^^(10^^^^^^10)!

...In base 11.

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gmalivuk wrote:Sorry, Kit, but the number of particles in the known universe was already pwned by the third post.


You wanna go fucking count them?

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Postby gmalivuk » Tue Jul 10, 2007 1:59 am UTC

Blatm wrote:
Twasbrillig wrote:(10^^^^^^^^^^10)! x (10^^^^^^^^^10)!^^^^^^(10^^^^^^10)!


Not one for finesse, are you?

(10^^^^^^^^^^10)! x (10^^^^^^^^^10)!^^^^^^(10^^^^^^10)!

...In base 11.


With that many up-arrows, the factorial doesn't actually contribute much, relatively speaking.

Anyway, you've got (back in decimal) (11→11→10)! x (11→11→9)!→(11→11→6)!→6. The multiplier is smaller than the multiplicand, so it's less than the multiplicand squared, which is far less than (11→11→9)!→(11→11→6)!→7. Each of those factorials contributes less than another up-arrow, so this is less than (11→11→10)→(11→11→7)→7, or (11→11→10)^^^^^^^(11→11→7).

Screw it. I want a more concisely represented number.

Rather big numbers with not too many up-arrows between them, meet the true power of chained arrow notation:
3→3→3→3 = 3→3→(3→3→27→2)→2. Which is well beyond the g_26th iteration of the sequence whose 64th element is Graham's number.
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