I used to edit Bloons Conception wiki years ago. So did SuperJedi224, TheMostAwesomer and even the guy who made Genu's Number (I'm not sure if the "even" is sarcastic or not). In addition, while Logo12 didn't join this wiki, he made this joke conception at one point, so he's heard of this too, and there might be others I don't know about.
The thing is, our communities are around the same size (aka tiny), there's never been any contact between the two wikis, and at least three of us (not sure about the Genu guy) had stopped editing BCoW months or years before we got here. My point is, it'd be a crazy coincidence if we all found googology randomly. Why are there so many of us?
EDIT: Turns out Angrybirdstd just showed up too. That makes five.…
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How do people approximate numbers with it? At lower levels, it's pretty easy (I get why w+1(64) is comparable to Graham's number, for example), but right around 2w+x it feels like you can't possibly picture how the calculations would work. How would you know if a number was equal to, say, w^w^w(16), let alone the higher ordinals? Is it just extrapolating from smaller numbers in the same notation, or is it something else?Read more >
I know this is a total noob question, but once a number is so big power towers are useless, how do you tell how big a number is compared to other numbers? I know if they're in the same notation it's pretty easy, but if I've got 2^^^^4 and I want to compare it to something in, say, Hyper-E notation (just an example), how do I do that?
I'm also having trouble with the Fast-Growing Hierarchy. Say you've got and I just have no idea where to go from there.
I guess I'm not used to thinking beyond exponents. Can anyone help me improve?Read more >