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From:
Georg Moritz
Date:
April 25, 2016 21:05
Subject:
Re: The Great Pumpkin
Message ID:
alpine.DEB.1.00.1604252239570.3915@mail.mgm-net.de
From the keyboard of Ricardo Signes [24.04.16,08:00]:

> * Jesse Vincent <jesse@fsck.com> [2011-10-31T18:28:09]
>> Two years ago today, I picked up the patch pumpkin.  It feels like
>> a lifetime ago.
>
> Jesse held the pumpkin for two years.  I have squared that, to four.  The
> tradition established, the next pumpking will do the job for sixteen years.

Since 2 is the only number $x for which $x * $x == $x * 2 == $x << 1
there is an ambiguity which I wish was resolved favouring the lower end.
This would give us 5 pumpkings in 248 years instead of just 2 in 272.
Which, I firmly believe, wouldn't put us into such a hurry on our path to
immortality. Left-shift by one would be good enough in these times...

venceremos
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