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Old 2019-08-02, 20:32   #3642
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Now this thread reached 332 pages, we may attach an M to it, maybe find a 100M digits prime and grab the EFF's money? Or at least change the name into "Things that make you go Mmmm"
Recent edits have shrunk us back to a mere 331 pages, so I suggest "Things that make you go CCCI". [To properly pronounce said Roman number, think "cat coughing up a hairball".]

Edit: And in true quantum-mechanical fashion, the mere act of my posting this got us back to to 332 pages, so "Things that make you go CCCII".

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Old 2019-08-02, 20:38   #3643
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Recent edits have shrunk us back to a mere 331 pages, so I suggest "Things that make you go CCCI". [To properly pronounce said Roman number, think "cat coughing up a hairball".]

Edit: And in true quantum-mechanical fashion, the mere act of my posting this got us back to to 332 pages, so "Things that make you go CCCII".
Page 126 for me. CXXVI
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Old 2019-08-03, 14:57   #3644
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CCCI
Are you anti-nookie or don't like Vin Diesel?
Where are the three x's?
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Old 2019-08-04, 19:06   #3645
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Are you anti-nookie or don't like Vin Diesel?
Where are the three x's?
I initially wrote the number correctly, but soon got a sternly worded cease-and-desist letter from the movie studio that made XXX, claiming copyright violation. So treat the C's in my rendering as "Spinal Tap 100s". :)
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Old 2019-08-04, 19:49   #3646
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I initially wrote the number correctly, but soon got a sternly worded cease-and-desist letter from the movie studio that made XXX, claiming copyright violation. So treat the C's in my rendering as "Spinal Tap 100s". :)
Stand up for yourself.

XXX has been used in Roman numerals for well over 2000 years and is now well out of copyright. It appears world-wide on clock faces.


331 is CCCXXXI to me. Bring on the lawyers.

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Old 2019-08-04, 20:09   #3647
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I initially wrote the number correctly, but soon got a sternly worded cease-and-desist letter from the movie studio that made XXX, claiming copyright violation. So treat the C's in my rendering as "Spinal Tap 100s". :)
A number can't be a copyright or trademark violation. Otherwise every Roman student, or storekeeper taking inventory, or tax collector, was in violation. Counting one to ten, I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VII, VIII, IX, X.
Eleven to twenty, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, XIX, XX.
Twenty one to thirty, XXI, XXII, XXIII, XXIV, XXV, XXVI, XXVII, XXVIII, XXIX, XXX.
Thirty one to forty, XXXI, XXXII, XXXIII, XXXIV, XXXV, XXXVI, XXXVII, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XL.
Forty one to fifty, XLI, XLII, XLIII, XLIV, XLV, XLVI, XLVII, XLVIII, XLIX (NOT IL as seemed more efficient to me when I was learning it), L.

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Old 2019-08-04, 20:31   #3648
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A number can't be a copyright or trademark violation. Otherwise every Roman student, or storekeeper taking inventory, or tax collector, was in violation.
But XXXX isn't a number, so it can be trademarked (beer brand in Australia)
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Old 2019-08-04, 20:48   #3649
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But XXXX isn't a number, so it can be trademarked (beer brand in Australia)
<pedant>Actually XXXX was the original form of 40 - XL was a later addition. So as long as you mean 40 and not beer, you'll be ok.</pedant>
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<pedant>Actually XXXX was the original form of 40 - XL was a later addition. So as long as you mean 40 and not beer, you'll be ok.</pedant>
[pedant]For trademark it is probably okay to use it in a different context. But for copyright the rules are usually much more complex. Plus the fact that different countries and territories have different rules covering such things. So it isn't really possible to make a blanket statement about whether any particular usage will be okay or not.[/pedant]

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[Just in case anyone missed it, I was being tongue-in-cheek with my XXX comment... LaurV caught me trying to pass off C's as CX's.]
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331 is CCCXXXI to me. Bring on the lawyers.
You might be in trouble if it is an illegal number, or an illegal prime.
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