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

quasi wrote:
>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?

Never mind -- it was answered by another poster.