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Journal Journal: Interesting Slashdot UIDs: Powers of Two 4

At the time of this writing, the first 20 powers of two are represented in Slashdot UIDs. Let's take a look at them. Here they are in numerical order:

Interesting notes:

  • Three users are missing!
  • The famous CowboyNeal gets the symmetric 2^2 UID.
  • Nine of them have posted comments, but only three (CmdrTaco, Hemos, Tom Rothamel) have posted within the last year.
  • Emmett Plant is also emmett (131645), a former Slashdot story author.
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Journal Journal: Interesting Slashdot Usernames: The Digits

My last journal entry explored usernames for each single alphabet letter. Now let's take a look at the single digits. First, in numerical order:

And in UID order:

Interesting notes:

  • No users named "4" or "7" (as of this writing).
  • It took longer to get just these 8 digits used up than it did for all 26 letters of the alphabet.
  • Even the first one-digit username came quite late to party, relative to the alphabet. By the time 6 showed up, 22 one-letter users had been created.
  • 1's UID ends in a 1.
  • 3's UID is a multiple of 3.
  • 0's UID does not contain a 0, and 5's UID does not contain a 5. Each of the others UID does contain their digit.
  • 6 is the only one that has posted a comment in the past year (actually 5 days ago, as of this writing), even though it was the first created.
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Journal Journal: Interesting Slashdot Usernames: The Alphabet

It's not surprising that there is a username for each single alphabet letter. What is a bit surprising is how long it took to get there. I would have thought all the one-letter names would get snatched up quick, but it wasn't until UID 167483 that the last one was created. Here's the list, in alphabetical order:

And in UID order:

Some interesting (to me) notes:

  • X missed it by just one to get UID 1234.
  • d's UID is a palindrome.
  • None of the alphabet usernames were created in the same position as they occur alphabetically.
  • Twelve of the letters are uppercase, 14 are lowercase.
  • B's, e's, h's, l's, n's, and Z's UIDs are all zipcodes.

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