GCL Phoenix 256: The Zenzizenzizenzic Phoenix (29th November 2015)
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The zenzizenzizenzic Phoenix is like the normal Phoenix but raised to the power of eight. I was thinking about the importance of the number 256 in computing - the number of colours available in a GIF image or the number of characters in extended ASCII, for example - when I happened across this wonderful 16th century word (here's what wikipedia has to say about it). I'll come back to that later because there was something else on my mind before I realised this was the 2-to-the-8th Phoenix geeklist.
Phoenixes to the power of eight:
Obscure mathematical curiosities:
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