March 23rd, 2015

I was looking back over my life.

I have spent 58 years training doctors (well a doctor anyways).

I spent 20 years in the Navy make sure we could all read bumper stickers and T-shirts in English, and not in Russian, Chinese, or Arabic. I spent 8 years teaching math in high school, and 5 years in college.

And the miracle is that I'm only 29-ish.

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A Little About Base 36.

Computers use base 2 (or binary), kindergarten children learn base 10, computer programers us base 16 for a lot of their work. But to use base 16 when you only know 10 digits (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9)? Well, you use 6 letter as digits. In base 16 the use the letters A, B, C, D, E and F to stand for the numbers 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15.

Using all 10 digits, and 26 letters it is possible to write numbers in base 36. Some numbers when written in base 36 do not contain any of our base 10 numerals, and contain only letters.

Some interesting examples:

22,925 is HOT36 when written in base
36. (MBIOM)

30,701 is written 30701_{10} when
written in decimal, but when written in base 36 it is NOT_{36}. (MBIOM)

36,661 is SAD_{36} when written in
base 36. (MBIOM)

42,005 becomes WET_{36} when
written in base 36. (MBIOM)

17,854 is DRY_{36} when written in
base 36. (MBIOM)

115,917 is COLD_{36} when written
in base 36. (MBIOM)

693,887 is an odd number in decimal (or
base 10) but it is EVEN_{36} when written in base 36. (MBIOM)

599,810 is CUTE_{36} when written
in base 36. (MBIOM)

541,526 is BLUE_{36} when written
in base 36. (MBIOM)

694,029 is EVIL_{36} when written
in base 36. (MBIOM)

1,325,734 is SEXY_{36} when written
in base 36. (MBIOM)

1,652,100 is ZERO_{36} when written
in base 36. (MBIOM)

19,468,964 and 778,369 are Black_{36}
and Gold_{36} when written in base 36.
Vanderbilt fans will appreciate this.
(MBIOM)

43,274,246 is not a prime number when
written in base 10, but it is PRIME_{36} when written in base 36. (MBIOM)

29,053,366 is HAPPY_{36} when
written in base 36. (MBIOM)

46,509,097 is ROUND_{36} when
written in base 36. (MBIOM)

28,152,239 is GREEN_{36} when
written in base 36. (MBIOM)

36,687,922 is LUCKY_{36} when
written in base 36. (MBIOM)

696,448,078 is BINARY_{36} when
written in base 36. (MBIOM)

696,128,787 is BIGGER_{36} when
written in base 36. (MBIOM)

953,025,713 is FRENCH_{36} when
written in base 36. (MBIOM)

1,473,895,252 is ODIOUS_{36} when
written in base 36. (MBIOM)

1,497,034,814 is ORANGE_{36} when
written in base 36. (MBIOM)

2,080,372,496 is YELLOW_{36} when
written in base 36. (MBIOM)

1,905,832,037 is VIOLET_{36} when
written in base 36. (MBIOM)

1,127,652,792 is INDIGO_{36} when
written in base 36. (MBIOM)

1,738,136,570 is SQUARE_{36} when
written in base 36. (MBIOM)

1,311,194,835 becomes LONGER_{36}
when written in base 36. (MBIOM)

62,019,439,011 becomes SHORTER_{36}
when written in base 36. (MBIOM)

27,610,721,961 becomes COMPLEX_{36}
when written in base 36. (MBIOM)

51,566,708,140 is NOTHING_{36} when
written in base 36. (MBIOM)

62,297,964,963 is SMALLER_{36} when
written in base 36. (MBIOM)

22,524,926,594 is ACIRCLE_{36} when
written in base 36. (MBIOM)

29,165,720,925 is 29,165,720,925_{10}
when written in decimal, but it is DECIMAL_{36} when written in base
36. (MBIOM)

27,619,204,205 is CORRECT_{36} when
written in base 36. (MBIOM)

60,635,467,679 is RUSSIAN_{36} when
written in base 36. (MBIOM)

66,730,880,050 is UNLUCKY_{36} when
written in base 36. (MBIOM_

832,423,584,191 is AMERICAN_{36}
when written in base 36. (MBIOM)

963,545,940,959 is CANADIAN_{36}
when written in base 36. (MBIOM)