Jan 5, 2008

Strange Number Appears While Loading

Well this could be as simple as an issue with the site having problems loading, but the numbers are usually between 0-100 and this number appeared as well.

Did anyone else get a number like this?

Thanks to Kokowawa

19 comments:

Steff said...
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jrcaporal said...

that's odd, where did you get them, i tried, but mine looks normal

Steff said...
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Steff said...

524287 is the 7th Mersenne prime (http://primes.utm.edu/glossary/page.php?sort=Mersennes)
no connection to Lost though

in fact, 7 is the greatest natural number which is smaller than 8 (one of THE NUMBERS)

now here is the connection

SMC said...

might be a password for maxwell group

Steff said...

same here.. only numbers from 0-100

feddawg said...

I've had this happen at least 3 separate times since Monday.

Jake Chambers said...

@steff-puh-lease, you can find connections from anything to anything like that... but I like the idea of this being the password for the maxwell group... hm...

Jake Chambers said...

Bummer...just tried it, nope. I tried it with "Klotho" as either username and password and vice versa...

dlab719 said...

I googled the number and here's some info I found:

Number 524287
five hundred twenty four thousand two hundred eighty seven


Properties of 524287
Factorization 524287
Is prime? YES
Is a Bell number? NO
Is a Catalan number? NO
Is a factorial? NO
Binary 1111111111111111111
Octal 1777777
Hexadecimal 7ffff
sin(524287) -0.73900145995234
cos(524287) 0.67370382378929
sqrt(524287) 724.07665340073

Chris said...

Binary 1111111111111111111

interesting...

Fleshie said...
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Fleshie said...

The number 34532 came up for me while I was waiting for the site to load the other night when there was all that traffic trying to log on at 9pm ET. I didn't think much of it because I thought it was a site error but wrote it down just in case this came back, no idea if it means anything though....

gokhan said...

This number didn't show up on me. I think it has nothing up to do with the game... I hope!

Morten "Nexus" Ryum said...

The fact that the number "524287" was seen under the loading sequence, might not be a coincidence.

It's a "Mersenne Prime" number as you may read about here: http://mathworld.wolfram.com/MersennePrime.html

and here's something i google'd because i had basically nothing to do, lol:

http://seedmagazine.com/news/2006/03/prime_numbers_get_hitched.php

Steff said...

when you press alt+524287 in word for example with the font wingdings3 you get arrow upwards; and with wingdings - a clock showing 09:00... any thoughts?

lniteshiftl said...

Odd look what I found when I searched the number on Wikipedia

Jacobsthal number

Jacob

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacobsthal_number

lniteshiftl said...

I also found that 524287 is part of the ISBN number for this book

http://www.amazon.com/Human-Nature-Obsolete-Bioengineering-Condition/dp/0262524287/ref=sr_11_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1199664656&sr=11-1