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May 07, 2006

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Chuckles

[... through ~36,500 or roughly 4x10^10 kg in a lifetime - let's just say 10^5kg to make things even easier....]

Is 36,500 = 4 * 10^10 ?

1 per day * 365 days * 100 years = 36,500 kg per lifetime. This should probably be 4 * 10^4.

[...Actually, the time periods I chose for comparison above give a serious understatement of how long it would take to run out of Obtainium. Any readers sharp enough to catch what I'm talking about?...]

There are several reasons why the figures understate.

YummyRice.com

[... through ~36,500 or roughly 4x10^10 kg in a lifetime - let's just say 10^5kg to make things even easier....]


Just a typo. He rounded up (exaggerated laregely) to 10^5 for the calculations.

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