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Old 2021-06-01, 04:18   #9
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Originally Posted by a1call View Post
If you started drawing 10 short lines/notches every second 24/7, it would take you well over 7 billion years to finish drawing 2^64 lines.
Yes it's definitely over 7 billion years but...it's much worse than that:

2^64 = 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 (~1.8447 * 10^19)

2^64 / 3600 seconds per hour / 24 hour per day / ~365.25 days per year / = ~584,542,046,090.6 years.

At 10 lines / second it would be 1/10th that length but would still be ~58,454,204,609.06 or ~58.454 billion years!

Since 10 lines per second seems a little faster than the average person can write...I would go with 1 line per second, which would take ~584.542 billion years!!

Either way it's likely longer than the universe has been around.


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