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Jeanne Boyarsky
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I was at a Toastmasters event last week where the speaker commented he 'was paid well because there's lots of digits in the number; unfortunately there aren't any other digits." Kind of reminds me of here. Or volunteering in general.

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Ulf Dittmer

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Too bad he he wasn't using a unary number system: that way, a (very long) string of zeros could still amount to large number.
fred rosenberger
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I make the joke that I'm paid a seven digit salary..however two digits are to the right of the decimal.

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marc weber

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I tell people I make well over $15,000 per year.

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Bert Bates

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100000000000000 in binary is around 17k

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marc weber

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My first real job was factory work at $3.35 per hour. That's close to zero.
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