## Monday, March 23, 2015

### A Miraculous True Tale

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 3070110 when written in decimal, but when written in base 36 it is NOT36.  (MBIOM)
36,661 is SAD36 when written in base 36.  (MBIOM)
42,005 becomes WET36 when written in base 36.  (MBIOM)
17,854 is DRY36 when written in base 36.  (MBIOM)
115,917 is COLD36 when written in base 36.  (MBIOM)
693,887 is an odd number in decimal (or base 10) but it is EVEN36 when written in base 36.  (MBIOM)
599,810 is CUTE36 when written in base 36.  (MBIOM)
541,526 is BLUE36 when written in base 36.  (MBIOM)
694,029 is EVIL36 when written in base 36.  (MBIOM)
1,325,734 is SEXY36 when written in base 36.  (MBIOM)
1,652,100 is ZERO36 when written in base 36.  (MBIOM)
19,468,964 and 778,369 are Black36 and Gold36 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 PRIME36 when written in base 36.  (MBIOM)
29,053,366 is HAPPY36 when written in base 36.  (MBIOM)
46,509,097 is ROUND36 when written in base 36.  (MBIOM)
28,152,239 is GREEN36 when written in base 36.  (MBIOM)
36,687,922 is LUCKY36 when written in base 36.  (MBIOM)
696,448,078 is BINARY36 when written in base 36.  (MBIOM)
696,128,787 is BIGGER36 when written in base 36.  (MBIOM)
953,025,713 is FRENCH36 when written in base 36.  (MBIOM)
1,473,895,252 is ODIOUS36 when written in base 36.  (MBIOM)
1,497,034,814 is ORANGE36 when written in base 36.  (MBIOM)
2,080,372,496 is YELLOW36 when written in base 36.  (MBIOM)
1,905,832,037 is VIOLET36 when written in base 36.  (MBIOM)
1,127,652,792 is INDIGO36 when written in base 36.  (MBIOM)
1,738,136,570 is SQUARE36 when written in base 36.  (MBIOM)
1,311,194,835 becomes LONGER36 when written in base 36.  (MBIOM)
62,019,439,011 becomes SHORTER36 when written in base 36.  (MBIOM)
27,610,721,961 becomes COMPLEX36 when written in base 36.  (MBIOM)
51,566,708,140 is NOTHING36 when written in base 36.  (MBIOM)
62,297,964,963 is SMALLER36 when written in base 36.  (MBIOM)
22,524,926,594 is ACIRCLE36 when written in base 36.  (MBIOM)
29,165,720,925 is 29,165,720,92510 when written in decimal, but it is DECIMAL36 when written in base 36.  (MBIOM)
27,619,204,205 is CORRECT36 when written in base 36.  (MBIOM)
60,635,467,679 is RUSSIAN36 when written in base 36.  (MBIOM)
66,730,880,050 is UNLUCKY36 when written in base 36.  (MBIOM_
832,423,584,191 is AMERICAN36 when written in base 36.  (MBIOM)
963,545,940,959 is CANADIAN36 when written in base 36.  (MBIOM)