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Bender-1729
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« on: 01-11-2003 16:13 »
« Last Edit on: 01-13-2003 00:00 by Nixorbo »

Hellas

As you can see, my username belongs to the episode "x-mas story"



..and I never thougt much about that number, but now I saw this:

Linked for size


...it makes you think ...No it doesn't!     big grin

What's about that number?

 
Shadowstar

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« Reply #1 on: 01-11-2003 17:14 »

Hmmm... Interesting. No, the other thing... tedious.
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #2 on: 01-11-2003 17:59 »

It would have taken about a minute to cut those grabs down and post just the parts you want us to see. Instead, we are forced to wait while both large pics load.

Anyway, there was a large topic about these numbers on alt.tv.futurama. The conclusion reached by some people was that the Nimbus and Bender were both made at the same factory, or by the same machine.
Bender-1729
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« Reply #3 on: 01-11-2003 19:04 »

But the x-mas card shows that Bender is the 1729th son of his "mother". I don't think it has anything to do with the factory. He also could have been the 1756th son..
ZombieJesus

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« Reply #4 on: 01-11-2003 19:10 »

It 's like the "47"-conspiracy in Star Trek.
Nurdbot

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« Reply #5 on: 01-12-2003 02:00 »

[Matt]1729 is my favourite year in American History *Leans over-Whispering*It was very boring.[/Matt]
Bender-1729
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« Reply #6 on: 01-12-2003 04:34 »

??
Gocad

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« Reply #7 on: 01-12-2003 05:25 »

Coincidence or not? We may never find out. Besides, the number is irrelevant. I'd rather like to know what the "BP" stands for.

btw. Bender-1729, don't pay attention to what Nurdbot says. He's also irrelevant.


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« Reply #8 on: 01-12-2003 06:28 »

Maybe they were just fond of using numbers out of number theory like the two serial numbers of Flexo and Bender.

1729 is the smallest number which can be written in two different ways as the sum of two cubes:

1729 = 9 + 10 = 1 + 12

It's known as the Hardy-Ramanujan number taxicab(2). taxicab(n) is the smallest number which is expressible as n different sums of cubes. Last I heard about them, we weren't even sure about taxicab(6) yet.
Teral

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« Reply #9 on: 01-12-2003 08:23 »

A vague reference would be that the register-number 1729 belongs to the same class as the original Enterprise, the Constitution-class.

But I thik mArc's theory, might be better.
Gocad

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« Reply #10 on: 01-12-2003 08:29 »

 
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Originally posted by Teral:
A vague reference would be that the register-number 1729 belongs to the same class as the original Enterprise, the Constitution-class.

But I thik mArc's theory, might be better.

What was that with the number? Still, nobody has come up with a solution, what "BP" means?


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Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #11 on: 01-12-2003 10:10 »

Bender Produced
Bender-1729
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« Reply #12 on: 01-12-2003 11:44 »

I think the BP are just 2 letters like every airplane got them in reality.
Britz

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« Reply #13 on: 01-14-2003 07:48 »

It could be 'Beyond Petroleum' Bp is the name of a small service station chain and that's what it stands for.
Kazzahdrane

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« Reply #14 on: 01-14-2003 13:12 »

BP in the UK stands for British Petroleum.
aslate

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« Reply #15 on: 01-14-2003 13:55 »

 
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Originally posted by Kazzahdrane:
BP in the UK stands for British Petroleum.

And that chain is one of the big few here in the UK too.

codefish
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« Reply #16 on: 01-14-2003 14:41 »

"Brannigans Pride"

Knowing Zapp, he probably blew the other 1728 ones up!  tongue
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« Reply #17 on: 01-16-2003 23:29 »

 
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Originally posted by Kazzahdrane:
BP in the UK stands for British Petroleum.

Which now sells Amaco (American Oil Company) gasolines in the US. I'm so confused.

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blahness

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« Reply #18 on: 03-15-2003 15:14 »

after reading the interview with ken keeler i guess we all know now why this number might be special  smile
Oni Zyxer

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« Reply #19 on: 03-21-2003 02:48 »

CGEF: Did it ever pay off to go through all these years of education?

Ken: Well, sure. For example, Bender's serial number is 1729, a historically significant integer to mathematicians everywhere; that "joke" alone is worth six years of grad school, I'd say.


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Gocad

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« Reply #20 on: 03-21-2003 03:38 »
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But still no explanation for the BP part the in Nimbus registry number. (which is BP-1729).


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Yorokobi

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« Reply #21 on: 03-22-2003 23:55 »

 
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Originally posted by Oni Zyxer:
1729, a historically significant integer to mathematicians everywhere; that "joke" alone is worth six years of grad school, I'd say.

You talking about Ramanujan?
Just Chris

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« Reply #22 on: 03-30-2003 18:27 »

Marc's idea is probably right. It's one of those things that only mathematicians have the time to figure out. Like Euler's formula, possibly the coolest math forumla in the world. e^(i*Pi)=-1
SQFreak

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« Reply #23 on: 03-30-2003 20:40 »

 
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Originally posted by Just Chris:
Like Euler's formula, possibly the coolest math forumla in the world. e^(i*Pi)=-1

<gets out his calculator>
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mikey

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« Reply #24 on: 04-03-2003 09:16 »
« Last Edit on: 04-03-2003 09:16 »

Or you know it could of been a simple coincidence that they used the same number twice and your all looking way too far into the matter.
JDHannan

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« Reply #25 on: 04-04-2003 04:12 »

uh mikey, obviously thats wrong, if Ken Keeler is making mention of it
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