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## JournalJournal: Interesting Slashdot UIDs: Powers of Two4

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.

## JournalJournal: Account 858198 created

Slashdot account 858198 created:
Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:08 EST

## JournalJournal: Account 852824 created

Slashdot account 852824 created:
Mon Jan 24, 2005 11:30 EST

## JournalJournal: 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.

## JournalJournal: 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.

## JournalJournal: Account 849405 created

Slashdot account 849405 created:
Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:18 EST

## JournalJournal: Account 846999 created

Slashdot account 846999 created:
Thu Jan 6, 2005 11:16 EST

## JournalJournal: Account 842409 created

Slashdot account 842409 created:
Tue Dec 21, 2004 13:09 EST

## JournalJournal: Account 840303 created

Slashdot account 840303 created:
Tue Dec 14, 2004 15:49 EST

## JournalJournal: Account 837081 created

Slashdot account 837081 created:
Fri Dec 3, 2004 15:32 EST

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