How high can you count

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How high can you count

Posted 25 December 2012 - 10:56 PM

As programmers we often have to count to extreme values. One time I had to single step a MASM memory test program to make sure that it incremented correctly. That took all day!

But this guy, Jon, counts all the way to 100,000!
http://youtu.be/17GTYMsQHwg



What's the highest that you have counted to or had to count to?

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Re: How high can you count

Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:55 PM

View Postcalvinthedestroyer, on 26 December 2012 - 05:56 AM, said:

But this guy, Jon, counts all the way to 100,000!

Wow. What a waste of time.

View Postcalvinthedestroyer, on 26 December 2012 - 05:56 AM, said:

One time I had to single step a MASM memory test program to make sure that it incremented correctly.

How come? I'd have though you could have deviced some sort of automated test for that.

Personally I have no idea how high I've counted, but it isn't that high. I'd rather waste a day writing a test program than spend a couple of hours counting manually. But that's just me :)
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 04:55 AM

psh. Merely counting to 100,000 is nothing for this guy who set the world record for reciting the first 100,000 digits of pi from memory. wow.

And also to answer your question I would say the highest I've counted to is probably around 3,000. The reason is that about two years ago I was without any form of transportation other than walking. To pass the time while walking I would count my steps :)

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Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:05 AM

I counted to a thousand in French back in high school just for practice. I should do that for German. Okay, here goes... eins zwei drei vier...
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:16 AM

View PostNeoTifa, on 26 December 2012 - 09:05 AM, said:

Okay, here goes... eins zwei drei vier...

That's half the lyrics to every Atari Teenage Riot song. The other half is ATARI TEENAGE RIOT! GO! GO! GO! GO!
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:32 AM

I just counted as high as I ever did in German :D
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:44 AM

...fünf sechs sieben acht neun zehn...
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 10:44 PM

sex? I need to learn German.
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:46 AM

View Poststrawhat89, on 27 December 2012 - 11:14 AM, said:

sex? I need to learn German.


ROFL straw...:D...its sechs...which means 6 in German. :P

You certainly should learn it...a lovely language indeed :)

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 01:53 AM

I think I made it to five thousand and some one year when I was seven and my parents decided going to this big flea market would be a good way to spend one day of the weekend. Not much better to do while walking around with them. If only they'd gotten me that game boy color a year sooner...
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:28 AM

@Raghav I know that. But think of the possibilities!

Q :"How much for that bag?"
A: "Sex."
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 03:32 AM

View Poststrawhat89, on 27 December 2012 - 03:58 PM, said:

@Raghav I know that. But think of the possibilities!

Q :"How much for that bag?"
A: "Sex."


ROFL!!! :D :D :D Good one!!!....I nearly died laughing!!! :^:
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:00 AM

In my language, the number six is written and pronounced exactly like the English word "sex".
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:25 AM

View PostAtli, on 27 December 2012 - 04:30 PM, said:

In my language, the number six is written and pronounced exactly like the English word "sex".


Atli...Sprechen Sie Deutsch? :)
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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:01 AM

Its Icelandic.

OT, When I was a kid I used to count the passing utility poles when travelling. Counted upto 3000 once. I also used to count words which some lecturers repeated. Once a dude said 'okay ?' 200+ times in a class.
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