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November 27, 2013, 01:36:46 PM
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5e-3 = 0.005

2.4e-6 = 0.0000024

and so on you can choose how you feel confortamble

eg 24e-7 instead of decimals 2.4e-6

this would also allow the masses to raise their Science a bit.

its good for multiplying as well

12e3 x 5e-4 = 60e-1 = 6


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November 27, 2013, 01:39:21 PM
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Well, nobody forbids you to use it.

But really, it seems simpler to use SI prefixes.
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November 27, 2013, 01:42:49 PM
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Well, nobody forbids you to use it.

But really, it seems simpler to use SI prefixes.
I agree, it's much easier to remember than OPs method.


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November 27, 2013, 01:51:19 PM
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Well, nobody forbids you to use it.

But really, it seems simpler to use SI prefixes.

Still better would be to give proper names to at least one thousandth and one millionth parts of a Bitcoin (those milli and micro prefixes)...

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November 27, 2013, 02:00:43 PM
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its good for multiplying as well

12e3 x 5e-4 = 60e-1 = 6


Oh so obviously better for the masses such as myself Huh


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November 27, 2013, 02:10:19 PM
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i've heard people say they hate math, or can't do math too many times. i can't image people will ever do this. not unless nootropics were put in the water supply!

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November 27, 2013, 02:30:02 PM
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Why can't either the millibitcoin or the microbitcoin be called a nakamoto?

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November 27, 2013, 06:27:59 PM
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5e-3 = 0.005

2.4e-6 = 0.0000024

and so on you can choose how you feel confortamble

eg 24e-7 instead of decimals 2.4e-6

this would also allow the masses to raise their Science a bit.

its good for multiplying as well

12e3 x 5e-4 = 60e-1 = 6



I think it is called standard form... and the initial number should ALWAYS be between 1 and 10

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