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Happy Birthday to Me!

Postby Thanatos » Thu Apr 23, 2009 6:47 am

Where's my cake! I want my frikking cake.

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Re: Happy Birthday to Me!

Postby Overcat » Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:38 pm

Happy birthday.

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Re: Happy Birthday to Me!

Postby Elexxorine » Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:30 pm

Happy birthday too Thana... from Matt too. Miss you not being on msn. Hope you have a good birthday and everything, we love you! give your cats a hug for me...

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Re: Happy Birthday to Me!

Postby steve the gaming guy » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:07 pm

Are you the ripe old age of 14 now?

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Re: Happy Birthday to Me!

Postby Thanatos » Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:39 am

Nope, 15.

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Re: Happy Birthday to Me!

Postby steve the gaming guy » Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:09 am

Whoaa! Old man! hehehe... well happy birthday. :lol:

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Re: Happy Birthday to Me!

Postby steve the gaming guy » Tue May 26, 2009 6:19 pm

I am now twice as old as you plus two years. Had my birthday over the weekend. It was a fun time. Mostly it was rainy except on my actual birthday.

Oh and if you couldn't follow that complex math, I am 32. :lol:

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Re: Happy Birthday to Me!

Postby Elexxorine » Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:33 am

Happy birthday Steve! You too old for presents yet?

My sister recently had a birthday. She got two cards saying '21st' on it, and then 'in base 17!' on the inside. Blasted nephew stole my tradition! (Been doing it for years!) Can you work out how old she is? What base will I need next year? (I know these, just testing maths, muhahahha)

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Re: Happy Birthday to Me!

Postby Overcat » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:46 am

Can you work out how old she is?


35? [(17^1 * 1) + (17^0 * 1)]

Does she have to be 21 every year?

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Re: Happy Birthday to Me!

Postby Elexxorine » Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:01 pm

You're right Overcat. And 21 cos that's a major birthday that they write on cards. Also the joke of everyone says it's their 21st birthday when it isn't. It's become a tradition now, especially as my nephew joined in.

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Re: Happy Birthday to Me!

Postby paul_one » Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:58 pm

kind of, those maths shown are a bit wrongo:
In base 17:

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289   17   1
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0      2   1


2*17 = 34
1*1 = 1

34+1 = 35

.. Now 36, would mean:
36 - 1 = 35.
Half of 35 = 17.5..
So base 17.5 ... which doesn't REALLY work, cos it's not a whole number.
You'd have to go for something like "18" (base 28)

So the answer for NEXT year is: there is NO base that makes 36 become 21

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Re: Happy Birthday to Me!

Postby Elexxorine » Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:53 pm

Yeah, I've written half bases before, it's only for the lulz though.

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Re: Happy Birthday to Me!

Postby paul_one » Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:54 am

.. I'd like to point out that, by "wrongo" I actually meant.... "dead right"... :P

Sorry, it's been a while since my maths classes back in college (and believe me, I wasn't even paying attention then either).
Anything to the power 0 is 1 (doi!) and my table is showing the powers of 17.

Yours is just the more straight forward mathematical way to write it down.
Mine is the more graphical.

Apple-bogies (apologies :) ) and by all means, feel free to slam me for any big mistakes.

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Re: Happy Birthday to Me!

Postby Overcat » Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:47 am

Apple-bogies (apologies ) and by all means, feel free to slam me for any big mistakes.


Big mistakes? What about little ones? (I'm not an avid slammer, in any case. :D)


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