A.R.M. (kinkyturtle) wrote,
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MOVIE times BOSTON

I was looking at some webpage earlier tonight and there was this animated ad banner for the Ask Jeeves website. At the end of the animation, an (obviously) fake search box appears beneath the slogan, with some sample search terms in it:

"movie times boston"

Now I know what that means, but it got me thinking: what would movie × boston equal?

To figure it out, I made up a base 26 counting system in which the letters of the alphabet are digits:

a = 1
b = 2
c = 3
...
x = 24
y = 25
z = 0

This might cause problems with words that begin with Z, but never mind that for now. So anyway I interpreted the words as base-26 numbers and converted them to decimal:

MOVIE26
= 13×264 + 15×263 + 22×262 + 9×26 + 5
= 6,219,43910
BOSTON26
= 2×265 + 15×264 + 19×263 + 20×262 + 15×26 + 14
= 30,965,26010

Then I multiplied them:

          6,219,439
       x 30,965,260
-------------------
192,586,545,689,140

Wow, that's a big number! Sooo... what do I get if I convert that back into base 26, using my alphabet system?

192,586,545,689,14010
= 1×2610 + 9×269 + 12×268 + 5×267 + 25×266 + 9×265 + 7×264 + 4×263 + 4×262 + 21×26 + 18
= AILEYIGDDUR26

So there you have it. MOVIE times BOSTON equals AILEYIGDDUR!
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