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Postby pmcolt » Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:39 pm

Room 101 at the Ministry of Love is not a fun place.
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Postby Arneb » Sat Oct 27, 2007 6:53 pm

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On 29 Sep, 2004, Michael Melville reaches an altidtude of 102.9 km inside SpaceShipOne.

STS-103 was the third Hubble servicing mission.

Our landlady in Austria during our ski holidays always said she would live to a 104 (of which around 30 years are left).

Cleopatra, a huge crater of unknown origin on Venus, has a diameter of 105 km
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Postby KLA2 » Sun Oct 28, 2007 6:13 pm

The Centennial Light is 106 years old, and still burning! :shock:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centennial_Light

{Soon to be replaced by a compact flourescent ...} :lol:
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Postby pmcolt » Sun Oct 28, 2007 6:47 pm

Next February will be the fifth anniversary of the loss of space shuttle Columbia and crew, mission STS-107.
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Postby KLA2 » Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:22 pm

108
In mathematics
One hundred [and] eight is an abundant number and a semiperfect number. It is a tetranacci number.

It is the hyperfactorial of 3 since it is of the form .

108 is a number that is divisible by the value of its φ function, which is 36. 108 is also divisible by the total number of its divisors (12), hence it is a refactorable number.

In normal space, the interior angles of an equilateral pentagon measure 108 degrees each.

There are 108 free polyominoes of order 7.

In base 10, it is a Harshad number and a self number.


[edit] Religion and the arts

[edit] In Eastern religions & traditions

Japa Mala, or Japa beads, made from Tulasi wood. Comprising of 108 beads in total + the head bead.Sacred within Hinduism, Buddhism and connected yoga practices.
A mala usually has beads for 108 repetitions of a mantra.
Hindu deities have 108 names. Recital of these names, often accompanied by counting of 108-beaded Mala, is considered sacred and often done during religious ceremonies. The recital is called namajapa.
It is described in the Srimad Bhagavatam that Krishna dances with 108 'Gopis' (cow-herd girls) in His Vrindavan pastimes, and later marries 16,108 wives in His city of Dwarka. Hare Krishna devotees thus hold 108 as a number of great significance.
Siva Nataraja dances his cosmic dance in 108 poses.
The total of all digits of 108 (1 + 0 + eight) is 9, which in Hinduism is said to represent the 9 tattvas[citation needed]. If you divide 108 by 2 or multiply by 2 the total of all digits again equals 9.
The number of sins in Tibetan Buddhism.
In the temple Angkor Wat area there are numerous references to the number 108, which plays a significant role in the symbolism of the structure.
Ananda Coomaraswamy holds that the numerology of the decimal numeric system was key to its inception. 108 is therefore founded in Dharmic metaphysical numerology. One for bindu; zero for shunyata and eight for ananta.
In Japan, at the end of the year, a bell is chimed 108 times to finish the old year and welcome the new one. Each ring represents one of 108 earthly temptations a person must overcome to achieve nirvana.
Zen priests wear juzu (a ring of prayer beads) around their wrists, which consists of 108 beads.[1]
Many Buddhist temples have 108 steps.[1]
The Lankavatara Sutra repeatedly refers to the 108 steps.[2]

[edit] In martial arts
Marma Adi has 108 pressure points.[3]
The Chinese school of martial arts agrees with the South Indian school of martial arts on the principle of 108 pressure points.[4][5]
108 number also figures prominently in the symbolism associated with Karate, particularly the Goju Ryu discipline. The ultimate Goju-ryu kata, Suparinpei, literally translates to 108. Suparinpei is the Chinese pronunciation of the number 108, while gojushi of gojushiho is the Japanese pronunciation of the number 54. The other Goju-ryu kata, Sanseru (meaning "36") and Seipai ("18") are factors of the number 108.[1]
The 108 of the Yang long form and Wing Chun, taught by Yip Man having 108 movements are noted in this regard.[2]
Several different Taijiquan long forms consist of 108 moves.
Paek Pal Ki Hyung, the 7th form taught in the art of Kuk Sool Won, translates literally to "108 technique" form. It is also frequently referred to as the "eliminate 108 torments" form. Each motion corresponds with one of the 108 Buddhist torments or defilements.

[edit] In literature
In Homer's Odyssey, the number of suitors coveting Penelope, wife of Odysseus.
There are 108 outlaws in the Chinese classic Water Margin/Outlaws of the Marsh.
The number of surat al-Kawthar in the Qur'an, the smallest one of the Book.
There are 108 love sonnets in Astrophil and Stella, the first English sonnet sequence by Sir Philip Sidney.

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Traditionally the Angelus Bell is rung 108 times.
The atomic number of hassium.
Ben Turpin's schtick for taking a fall (similar to Chevy Chase's) was known as a “one-oh-eight" or a "hundred and eight".
Chinese astrology and Tao philosophy holds that there are 108 sacred stars.
108 Stars is also the name of a group of space pirates who use Tao magic in the anime Outlaw Star.
The number of stitches on a baseball.
A Hare Krishna, or 'krishnacore' hardcore punk band 108.[6]
The number of minutes that cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin orbited the earth during the first manned space flight.
The number of "missing" episodes of the BBC television program Doctor Who, destroyed in the 1970s.
Squaresoft's Final Fantasy Tactics has an accessory called 108 Gems, which cancels various status effects and enhances elemental magic spells.
The number of Mbit/s of a non-standard extension of IEEE 802.11g wireless network using channel bonding.
108 is the name of a community of and for open source developers, created by Red Hat.[7]
The Pokémon Spiritomb seems to be intricately linked to the number 108.
The sum of "The Numbers" in the American TV show Lost (4, 8, 15, 16, 23, and 42). It is also the number of minutes within which these numbers must be entered into the computer and the button must be pushed.
It is part of the Mythology in the videogame The Legend of Dragoon
Konami's Suikoden series always has 108 characters to recruit, called "Stars of Destiny".
The number 108 is frequently referred to in the Anime 2x2=Shinobuden.
The year AD 108 or 108 BC.
108 is the ten code for officer down or officer in danger.
108 artist

Holy FSM! Who knew?? I give you... 108!
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Postby troubleagain » Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:08 pm

PT-109--JFK's PT boat.
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Postby Superluminal » Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:13 pm

110 on some lists, is the last Messier object.
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Postby KLA2 » Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:20 pm

111 - the street number of the second house my family lived in, which is the roman numeral for ...
3, the street address of the first house we lived in.

:shock: ? Nah. 8)
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Postby pmcolt » Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:32 pm

112 is the thing I'm told to dial when in France and in need of assistance from a gendarme or other police.
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Postby KLA2 » Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:08 am

113 is the 30th prime number, a Sophie Germain prime, a Chen prime and a Proth prime as it is a prime number of the form 7 × 24 + 1. 113 is an Eisenstein prime with no imaginary part and real part of the form 3n − 1. In base 10, this prime is a primeval number, and a permutable prime with 131 and 311.

It is a highly cototient number and a centered square number. 355/113 approximates pi to seven decimal places, with an error of less than 1/1133.

{Holy FSM, who figures this stuff out? And why???} :lol:
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Postby Halcyon Dayz, FCD » Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:01 am

114 - The number of suras in the Qur'an.

pmcolt wrote:112 is the thing I'm told to dial when in France and in need of assistance from a gendarme or other police.

It is the standard emergency number in the whole of the EU.
In the the UK and Ireland in parallel with 9-9-9.

As off next year 1-1-2 will be used in Russia too.
And it is the built-in standard on GSM phone, so on those it should even work in North America.
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Postby KLA2 » Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:18 pm

ELEMENT 115
http://www.gravitywarpdrive.com/Element_115.htm

Bob Lazar stated that the “Sport Model” Flying Disc amplified the “Strong Nuclear Force” of Element 115 (UnUnPentium or UUP) to generate the gravity field for “Space-Time Compression.” Bob also stated that the U.S. Government had 500 pounds of Element 115 in their possession. The raw Element 115 was given to the U.S. Goverment at S4 by the Reticulan EBEs in the form of discs. The scientists at S4 sent the Element 115 discs through Groom Lake to Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, to be milled for use in the Anti-Matter Reactor. The Los Alamos personnel were told it was a new form of armor. They simply followed orders, milled it in accordance with the following steps, and sent it back to Groom Lake. It was during this process that some of the Element 115 turned up missing. As you’ll see below, the machining process to form the Element 115 wedge produces a tremendous amount of waste ...

:lol: :lol: :shock:

I think ... not.

Just for fun. :wink:
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Postby KLA2 » Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:45 pm

SONNET 116
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved

- Bill Shakespeare
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Postby pmcolt » Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:57 pm

The F-117 Night Hawk has no real air-to-air combat capabilities, but I guess A-117 didn't sound as cool.
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Postby umop ap!sdn » Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:24 am

Element number 118 would be the next inert gas.
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Postby KLA2 » Tue Nov 06, 2007 1:31 am

119 years ago, Jack the Ripper strikes fear in London England.
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Postby troubleagain » Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:30 pm

120 volts is what we say we use for power in the US, even though it's actually 110 volts???? :?:
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Postby pmcolt » Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:06 pm

RMS voltage coming out of the wall is supposed to be regulated to 120V±5% in the US.

Matter of fact, just to be sure, I checked it coming out of my wall and got a pretty consistent 121V. That's rounded to the nearest integer, I mean.
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Postby troubleagain » Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:16 pm

Louis Pasteur had his first successful test of the rabies vaccine 122 years ago.
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Postby KLA2 » Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:25 pm

A B C , Its easy as
1 2 3 , as simple as
do re mi, A B C, 1 2 3
baby you and me girl

Michael Jackson, in happier days.
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Postby Arneb » Sat Nov 10, 2007 9:26 pm

Xenophanes crater,on the Moon, is 124 km in diameter.
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Postby KLA2 » Sun Nov 11, 2007 1:05 am

5 cubed = 125
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Postby Lance » Sun Nov 11, 2007 1:53 pm

126.com is a Chinese email system
No trees were killed in the posting of this message.
However, a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

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Postby umop ap!sdn » Sun Nov 11, 2007 6:52 pm

127 is the highest number you can store in a signed 8 bit integer.
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Postby KLA2 » Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:28 pm

The Commodore 128 home/personal computer was Commodore Business Machines's last commercially released 8-bit machine.

128K - when 64K was "enough for anyone"! :lol:

It incorporated a two-CPU design :shock: but the two processors could not run concurrently.
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