Click here to Skip to main content
15,390,997 members

Welcome to the Lounge

   

For discussing anything related to a software developer's life but is not for programming questions. Got a programming question?

The Lounge is rated Safe For Work. If you're about to post something inappropriate for a shared office environment, then don't post it. No ads, no abuse, and no programming questions. Trolling, (political, climate, religious or whatever) will result in your account being removed.

 
AnswerRe: How many zeroes in a billion? Pin
Nelek2-Jun-21 10:37
protectorNelek2-Jun-21 10:37 
AnswerRe: How many zeroes in a billion? Pin
Slacker0072-Jun-21 10:46
professionalSlacker0072-Jun-21 10:46 
AnswerRe: How many zeroes in a billion? Pin
V.2-Jun-21 19:47
professionalV.2-Jun-21 19:47 
AnswerRe: How many zeroes in a billion? Pin
maze32-Jun-21 23:22
professionalmaze32-Jun-21 23:22 
JokeRe: How many zeroes in a billion? Pin
Fueled By Decaff2-Jun-21 23:25
MemberFueled By Decaff2-Jun-21 23:25 
AnswerRe: How many zeroes in a billion? Pin
Kiriander3-Jun-21 0:34
MemberKiriander3-Jun-21 0:34 
AnswerRe: How many zeroes in a billion? Pin
Chris Losinger3-Jun-21 3:22
professionalChris Losinger3-Jun-21 3:22 
AnswerRe: How many zeroes in a billion? Pin
W Balboos, GHB3-Jun-21 3:47
mveW Balboos, GHB3-Jun-21 3:47 
Browsing through the answers I still think 9 is the best solution.

Just a couple of Why:
1 - jives with scientific incrementation of values: every three orders of magnitude.
2 - much easier to say "billion" vs "thousand million", for example

This isn't about taking sides for national pride - it's about very consistent usage across multiple domains of information. I live in a Fahrenheit country but water boils at 100C to me (for example).

If you like these other forms, then why not remain consistent and write 1000,000000 instead of 1,000,000,000 (commas or dots as you prefer) ?

There are always alternatives and fans for them, nationalistic and otherwise, but the three-per-block is more sensible.
Ravings en masse^
"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." - Albert Einstein
"If you are searching for perfection in others, then you seek disappointment. If you seek perfection in yourself, then you will find failure." - Balboos HaGadol Mar 2010

AnswerRe: How many zeroes in a billion? Pin
Gary Wheeler3-Jun-21 3:53
MemberGary Wheeler3-Jun-21 3:53 
AnswerRe: How many zeroes in a billion? Pin
JP Reyes3-Jun-21 4:57
MemberJP Reyes3-Jun-21 4:57 
JokeRe: How many zeroes in a billion? Pin
Zuoliu Ding3-Jun-21 6:40
MemberZuoliu Ding3-Jun-21 6:40 
AnswerRe: How many zeroes in a billion? Pin
Eddy Vluggen3-Jun-21 11:39
professionalEddy Vluggen3-Jun-21 11:39 
AnswerRe: How many zeroes in a billion? Pin
ormonds3-Jun-21 13:20
Memberormonds3-Jun-21 13:20 
JokeRe: How many zeroes in a billion? Pin
enhzflep4-Jun-21 12:21
Memberenhzflep4-Jun-21 12:21 
GeneralThought of the Day PinPopular
OriginalGriff2-Jun-21 4:46
mveOriginalGriff2-Jun-21 4:46 
GeneralRe: Thought of the Day Pin
Johnny J.2-Jun-21 5:04
professionalJohnny J.2-Jun-21 5:04 
GeneralRe: Thought of the Day Pin
W Balboos, GHB2-Jun-21 5:51
mveW Balboos, GHB2-Jun-21 5:51 
GeneralRe: Thought of the Day Pin
Daniel Pfeffer2-Jun-21 6:47
professionalDaniel Pfeffer2-Jun-21 6:47 
RantWhy every developer should learn computer science theories first. NOT! Pin
5teveH2-Jun-21 3:09
Member5teveH2-Jun-21 3:09 
GeneralRe: Why every developer should learn computer science theories first. NOT! Pin
OriginalGriff2-Jun-21 3:14
mveOriginalGriff2-Jun-21 3:14 
GeneralRe: Why every developer should learn computer science theories first. NOT! Pin
Kenneth Haugland2-Jun-21 5:06
mvaKenneth Haugland2-Jun-21 5:06 
GeneralRe: Why every developer should learn computer science theories first. NOT! Pin
honey the codewitch2-Jun-21 3:33
mvahoney the codewitch2-Jun-21 3:33 
GeneralRe: Why every developer should learn computer science theories first. NOT! Pin
Jörgen Andersson2-Jun-21 7:49
professionalJörgen Andersson2-Jun-21 7:49 
GeneralRe: Why every developer should learn computer science theories first. NOT! Pin
Mircea Neacsu2-Jun-21 3:41
mvaMircea Neacsu2-Jun-21 3:41 
GeneralRe: Why every developer should learn computer science theories first. NOT! Pin
obermd2-Jun-21 6:14
Memberobermd2-Jun-21 6:14 

General General    News News    Suggestion Suggestion    Question Question    Bug Bug    Answer Answer    Joke Joke    Praise Praise    Rant Rant    Admin Admin   

Use Ctrl+Left/Right to switch messages, Ctrl+Up/Down to switch threads, Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right to switch pages.


Straw Poll

Do you feel you fully understand the vision and purpose of the software project you're working on?
Sure you can be told the "what", but do you have the "why"?
  Results   163 votes