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1,000 Trillion

I was recently reading this article:

http://www.informationweek.com/showArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=V4S5MC31YOJTCQSNDLPCKHSCJUNN2JVN?articleID=192700465

And wondered why they use the term 1,000 trillion instead of 1 quadrillion?

Even this site uses the same term: http://www.petaflop.info/

What's up with that?
Permalink bpd 
September 14th, 2006 4:46pm
http://www.jimloy.com/math/billion.htm
Permalink Send private email Ward 
September 14th, 2006 4:50pm
Us and scientific community? WTF?

Are scientists nationless? All around the world 1 billion is 1 million millions.
Permalink Send private email Masiosare 
September 14th, 2006 7:15pm
Not here.  Here a million million is a trillion.
Permalink Send private email Aaron F Stanton 
September 14th, 2006 7:33pm
Maybe I should have capitalize "U.S."

That's precisely what the article says, the only place in the world where 1 million million is a trillion is the US and (added by the author) the "scientific community".
Permalink Send private email Masiosare 
September 14th, 2006 7:47pm
Oh...well, clearly the US isn't part of the scientific community, which is why the article had to explicitly state it.
Permalink Send private email Aaron F Stanton 
September 14th, 2006 7:51pm
No, the US is a country. the scientific community is worldwide.

Moron.
Permalink Send private email Masiosare 
September 14th, 2006 8:30pm
You missed my point.  Consider the whole ID debate in the US.  There's no way this country can be considered competent in science.

Moron.
Permalink Send private email Aaron F Stanton 
September 14th, 2006 8:42pm
Ward, based on the link you provided, shouldn't it have been "1000 billion" instead of "1000 trillion" - but only outside the U.S..

I think I've even more confused.
Permalink bpd 
September 15th, 2006 9:24am

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