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A milestone for the robots among us: Brendon Blatcher's recent Unique sculptures of Pierre Matter was post 0x20000 = 2^17.
posted by finka to MetaFilter-Related at 2:07 PM (42 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Is this an angel number? If so, what is the message?
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:19 PM on August 18, 2013 [3 favorites]


I've run the numbers through a computer and decided that we should all start the droning repetitive chants now if we want to make it through this with our spines attached.
posted by The Whelk at 3:33 PM on August 18, 2013


Metafilter: our spines attached.
posted by lalochezia at 3:49 PM on August 18, 2013


What are our options if we either do not care to make it through or do not care about our spines?
posted by Michele in California at 4:04 PM on August 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


The Dark Place.
posted by The Whelk at 4:11 PM on August 18, 2013


Is this something I'd have to be a robot to understand?
posted by MoonOrb at 4:22 PM on August 18, 2013


Is this something I'd have to be a robot to understand?

010110010110010101110011001000000110000101101110
0110010000100000011011100110111100101110
posted by Celsius1414 at 4:29 PM on August 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm really looking forward to 177147.
posted by Wolfdog at 4:46 PM on August 18, 2013


Congratulations Brendan Belcher.
posted by bongo_x at 5:08 PM on August 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


belaborations Cranston Felcher
posted by threeants at 5:32 PM on August 18, 2013


Is this something I'd have to be a robot to understand?
NOFOLLOW
posted by unliteral at 5:46 PM on August 18, 2013


And they are all delmoi!
posted by cjorgensen at 5:46 PM on August 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


And the one before that has the number of the 6th Mersenne prime, 131071 [217-1], and is about the detention at Heathrow of Glenn Greenwalds' partner.

Rather appropriate for a thread involving prime-dependent encryption.
posted by jamjam at 6:25 PM on August 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Googling 2^17 gives Bible verses. 0x20000 gives random software error messages. The post number (131072) equals 2^17, okay but....

Mind explaining the joke for those of us who aren't mathematicians or programmers??
posted by zarq at 6:32 PM on August 18, 2013


do not care about our spines?

I bet you bend the corner of the page over instead of using a bookmark too.
posted by arcticseal at 6:46 PM on August 18, 2013 [5 favorites]


Say "Hello" to the robots.
posted by laconic skeuomorph at 6:47 PM on August 18, 2013


I bet you bend the corner of the page over instead of using a bookmark too.

No, just tear off a tiny piece of the page.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:12 PM on August 18, 2013 [4 favorites]


Mind explaining the joke for those of us who aren't mathematicians or programmers?

We seem to have a tradition of celebrating posts that are powers of ten. Why do you hate powers of two?
posted by LogicalDash at 7:15 PM on August 18, 2013


What?
posted by crossoverman at 7:17 PM on August 18, 2013


Bender: "He, bro-bot, what's your serial number?"

Flexo: "3370318."

Bender: "No way! Mine's 2716057!"

[hearty laughs]

Fry: "Heh-heh... I don't get it."

Bender: "We're both expressible as the sum of two cubes!"

[high five!]
posted by Rhaomi at 7:31 PM on August 18, 2013 [4 favorites]


do not care about our spines?

I bet you bend the corner of the page over instead of using a bookmark too.


Nope.

Just in a lot of fucking pain today and a lot closer to genuinely suicidal than usual. Besides, I actually no longer read dead tree books because paper is evil.
posted by Michele in California at 7:33 PM on August 18, 2013


Who the hell is Brendon Blatcher?
posted by koeselitz at 7:47 PM on August 18, 2013


The post number (131072) equals 2^17, okay but.... Mind explaining the joke for those of us who aren't mathematicians or programmers??

That 131072=2^17 is the whole story. There's no joke, just a reference to the shared experience of learning the powers of 2 while studying how computers work. It's a thing programmers do, I guess to signal our identity as programmers, or to build group cohesion by reminding each other about the shared experience (not to say esoteric knowledge), or something.

The sum of two cubes thing is a reference to a famous story about Ramanujan.

I'm not sure who Blender Bratchon is.
posted by stebulus at 8:58 PM on August 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


Best happiness to Brambles Boltcher.
posted by turbid dahlia at 9:12 PM on August 18, 2013


Cheers to Brimbly Bilbo!
posted by Going To Maine at 10:08 PM on August 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Banderdowns Bultcher, guarding our coasts.
posted by The Whelk at 10:10 PM on August 18, 2013


Brand Blatchmeat! Butch Beeflatch! Brock Blockchar!
posted by iamkimiam at 10:20 PM on August 18, 2013 [2 favorites]


Well, whoever Brinson Bulger is, it was a hell of a post.
posted by MoonOrb at 10:24 PM on August 18, 2013


Blargins Blottcher, scourge of the seven seas.
posted by The Whelk at 10:27 PM on August 18, 2013


Bronwyn Buckner?
posted by MoonOrb at 10:32 PM on August 18, 2013


Brandford Blechtor? That's a fishing community with a sad closed church and desolate picnic area.
posted by The Whelk at 10:34 PM on August 18, 2013 [1 favorite]


Branding Bachelor...pounding the ground with marketing strategies by day, pounding the brews by night. Some day the grind might end, but tonight, he grinds rear ends, at da club...but something's missing this time

♫ ♪ I don't wanna wait, for our lives to be over ♫
posted by lordaych at 12:20 AM on August 19, 2013 [4 favorites]


"Is this an angel number? If so, what is the message?"
posted by GenjiandProust

Yes, the message is "The 128 is not worth the money, just get a 64 instead."
posted by marienbad at 4:04 AM on August 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


Brenedict Blumberbatch!
posted by Rock Steady at 5:46 AM on August 19, 2013 [3 favorites]


Brandon Blatcher == Bender Bending Rodríguez. It's so obvious now!

Brandon Blatcher: "I bet you bend the corner of the page over instead of using a bookmark too.

No, just tear off a tiny piece of the page.
"

I only do that with library books.

Ducks books thrown by librarians.
posted by double block and bleed at 6:24 AM on August 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


So that's what happened to Bill Buckner!
posted by Mister_A at 6:33 AM on August 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


BILBO BRASKY!
posted by clavdivs at 7:19 AM on August 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Brandos Danger
posted by Hairy Lobster at 10:17 AM on August 19, 2013


Brendon Blatcher's recent Unique sculptures of Pierre Matter was post 0x20000 = 2^17.

If you think that's interesting, try this: "Brandon Blatcher" is also an anagram for 'Bland Chart Boner'.

I know, right? That explains everything!
posted by misha at 5:02 PM on August 19, 2013


And they are all delmoi!

I miss delmoi.
posted by homunculus at 12:49 PM on August 20, 2013


Eh, call me back in six bits.
posted by 23 at 2:33 AM on August 21, 2013


Bunsen Bunniedoo
posted by y2karl at 8:49 PM on August 21, 2013


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