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Journal 793528's Journal: Interesting Slashdot UIDs: Mr. One Million 5

Well, a new era has begun. The UIDs have rolled over to 7 digits. richardcpeterson has registered Slashdot UID 1,000,000. If you had been following my UID creation notes, you probably predicted, as I had, that that would happen sometime this summer. Unfortunately, I haven't been keeping up with those notes, and I wasn't paying close enough attention to when it actually happened. My estimates based on the previous data had put it sometime in July, but according to (currently) his only post, the account was created on September 02, 2006.

The post makes it sound as if it was a coincidence, but it's a bit hard to believe since over 100 UIDs prior are just six-letter garbage account names. On the other hand, NiceRoundNumber and million+one seem to have been trying to get clever numbers for their UIDs, so maybe richardcpeterson got lucky. I'm actually a bit surprised that there wasn't a story posted to the front-page about it. I know CmdrTaco doesn't care for "navel gazing," as he calls it, but it does seem like something of an event. Maybe when it hits 10^9.

Of course, the best part is that now us 6-digit UIDs have people to look down on. ;)

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Interesting Slashdot UIDs: Mr. One Million

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  • by Chacham ( 981 ) *
    Good to hear from you again, and thanx for the update!
    • by 793528 ( 793528 )
      I didn't realize until I wrote up this journal entry that my last one was in April. If I'd kept up better, I could have gotten one million! Oh well, I probably wouldn't use it anyway, as I already have an account. It doesn't look like richardcpeterson is using his account either. Or maybe he just doesn't like posting.
      • by Chacham ( 981 ) *
        Who cares, just post these interesting JEs. :P

        If he just did sign up, he may be just a reader right now. Or, as you suggested, another user.
  • Finally, our 6-digit UIDs demand respect! We're no longer the n00bs!
  • I had a bunch of "GrubOwns1000000" style names. Still never got it. Sigh.

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. -- Thomas Alva Edison