Date: Apr 30, 2013 3:35 AM
Author: quasi
Subject: Re: the situation is worse than you thought

Jasen Betts wrote:
>quasi wrote:
>> RichD wrote:
>>>Yesterday, I was on a college shuttle bus. The driver
>>>was telling a passenger about the alumni donors, that
>>>you have to give a billion $ to get your name on a
>>>monument; "Do you know how much is a billion?
>>>It's about a hundred million"
>>>Are bus drivers allowed to vote? This explains much.

>> In the UK, a billion _is_ equal to 100 million.


I've acknowledged my error several times already.

>since 1974 it's been 10^9 (and before that 10^12)

What happened in 1974?