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  •  base 12 number system (4+ / 0-)
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    Lefty Coaster, offgrid, hnichols, Smoh

    I'm going to be the annoying internet stereotype here.  In a base 12 number system, 144 has no special meaning just because it is 12 squared in a base 10 system.  144 in base 12 is 196 in base 10.  http://korn19.ch/...  

    100 would still be the product of 10 times 10.  It's only in converting 100 base 12 back to base 10 that it is 144.  The numbers would be:

     

    1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9    A    B   10
    11  12  13  14  15  16 17  18  19  1A  1B  20
    21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  29  2A  2B  30
    and so on.    No matter what base, humans will still be in awe of the numbers with the zeroes on the end. :)

    Is there a word for the compulsion that makes people respond like this on the internet?  Besides "jerk" of course.

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