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18th Sep '17 5:55:17 AM Emptyeye
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* In 1980, the Edmonton Oilers brought in an exercise physiologist to test their recuperative abilities. Wayne Gretzky's score was so high, the tester later said he "thought the machine had broken."
16th Sep '17 1:27:58 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ''Music/GangnamStyle'', the most viewed video on Website/YouTube, very nearly broke the site's view counters when the number of views went over 2,147,483,647, the maximum value of a [[UsefulNotes/PowersOfTwoMinusOne 32-bit signed integer]]; [=YouTube=] had to upgrade to 64-bit signed integers capable of holding values up to 9,223,372,036,854,775,807 afterwards.

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* ''Music/GangnamStyle'', "Music/GangnamStyle," the most viewed video on Website/YouTube, Website/YouTube until Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" came along, very nearly broke the site's view counters when the number of views went over 2,147,483,647, the maximum value of a [[UsefulNotes/PowersOfTwoMinusOne 32-bit signed integer]]; [=YouTube=] had to upgrade to 64-bit signed integers capable of holding values up to 9,223,372,036,854,775,807 afterwards.
8th Sep '17 1:47:24 PM TheNicestGuy
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* When your computer is doing floating-point math and comes up with a number too large to keep track of, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double-precision_floating-point_format it calls the number "infinity"]], the same result as if you divide by zero.

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* When your computer is doing floating-point math and comes up with a number too large to keep track of, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double-precision_floating-point_format it calls the number "infinity"]], the same result as if you divide by zero. Many programming languages provide a special notation for this "value", [=NaN=], or "Not a Number".
3rd Sep '17 10:34:20 AM Siempie
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* In ''Videogame/SonicForces'', [[GadgeteerGenius Tails]] tries to scan [[BigBad Infinite]] to determine his powers... only for the results to come back so messed up, he can't make sense of them.
3rd Sep '17 12:15:58 AM Nulono
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* ''Music/GangnamStyle'', the most viewed video on Website/YouTube, broke the site's view counters when the number of views went over 2,147,483,647, the maximum value of a [[UsefulNotes/PowersOfTwoMinusOne 32-bit signed integer]]. [=YouTube=] had to upgrade to 64-bit signed integers capable of holding values up to 9,223,372,036,854,775,807 afterwards.

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* ''Music/GangnamStyle'', the most viewed video on Website/YouTube, very nearly broke the site's view counters when the number of views went over 2,147,483,647, the maximum value of a [[UsefulNotes/PowersOfTwoMinusOne 32-bit signed integer]]. integer]]; [=YouTube=] had to upgrade to 64-bit signed integers capable of holding values up to 9,223,372,036,854,775,807 afterwards.
29th Aug '17 10:43:29 AM Stealth
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* The rainfall resulting from Hurricane Harvey of 2017 proved so substantial that the National Weather Service was unable to accurately display what happened for some time. More to the point, [[http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/28/546776542/national-weather-service-adds-new-colors-so-it-can-map-harveys-rains they ended up having to add expand the scale to two new rainfall total classifications]] to get across just how bad this storm has been to Texas.

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* The rainfall resulting from Hurricane Harvey of 2017 proved so substantial that the National Weather Service was unable to accurately display what happened for some time. More to the point, [[http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/28/546776542/national-weather-service-adds-new-colors-so-it-can-map-harveys-rains they ended up having to add expand the scale to with two new rainfall total classifications]] to get across just how bad this storm has been to Texas.
29th Aug '17 10:42:09 AM Stealth
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* The rainfall resulting from Hurricane Harvey of 2017 proved so substantial that the National Weather Service was unable to accurately display what happened for some time. More to the point, [[http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/28/546776542/national-weather-service-adds-new-colors-so-it-can-map-harveys-rains they ended up having to add expand the scale to two new rainfall total classifications]] to get across just how bad this storm has been to Texas.
3rd Jul '17 3:35:53 PM MarioTropes
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* When Wrestling/AndreTheGiant needed surgery, he was so huge that the anesthesiologist needed to base the dosage on what it took to get him drunk. André responded that it took two liters of vodka just to make him feel "warm inside."
17th Jun '17 2:09:04 PM nombretomado
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* The ''Apollo 13'' incident began on the ground, when one of the oxygen tanks that would later go into space with the service module was having a mechanical problem due to the tanks getting dropped during a move between spacecraft. The liquid oxygen drain was jarred and unusable.. The technicians decided to vent the liquid oxygen from the tank with the help of the onboard heating system. This caused the temperature gauge (which was designed for use in space after all) to go off-scale high. However, nobody knew at the time just how far off the scale things were. The results are well-known. Specifically, (looking at the [[OtherWiki Wikipedia]] article) the temp gauge didn't go above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees C). This wasn't considered a problem, because a thermostat was supposed to cut the heat at 80 degrees F. Unfortunately, this had fused on because when the electrical system was redesigned from 28v to 65v, the thermostat wasn't. The result was that temperatures hit an estimated 1000 degrees F (538 Degrees C) and burned the insulation off the wires. Which lead to an exposed, sparking wire ''inside'' a tank of pressurized oxygen. [[CaptainObvious Which then exploded]].

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* The ''Apollo 13'' incident began on the ground, when one of the oxygen tanks that would later go into space with the service module was having a mechanical problem due to the tanks getting dropped during a move between spacecraft. The liquid oxygen drain was jarred and unusable.. The technicians decided to vent the liquid oxygen from the tank with the help of the onboard heating system. This caused the temperature gauge (which was designed for use in space after all) to go off-scale high. However, nobody knew at the time just how far off the scale things were. The results are well-known. Specifically, (looking at the [[OtherWiki Wikipedia]] Wiki/{{Wikipedia}} article) the temp gauge didn't go above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees C). This wasn't considered a problem, because a thermostat was supposed to cut the heat at 80 degrees F. Unfortunately, this had fused on because when the electrical system was redesigned from 28v to 65v, the thermostat wasn't. The result was that temperatures hit an estimated 1000 degrees F (538 Degrees C) and burned the insulation off the wires. Which lead to an exposed, sparking wire ''inside'' a tank of pressurized oxygen. [[CaptainObvious Which then exploded]].
13th Jun '17 1:06:10 PM ultimomant
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* In ''Film/{{Ultraviolet}}'', a computer scans Violet and tries to count how many weapons she has in her HyperspaceArsenal. It eventually gives up and says "Many" in a surprised tone of voice.



* Comes up once in Literature/TheCorellianTrilogy:

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* Comes up once in Literature/TheCorellianTrilogy:''Literature/TheCorellianTrilogy'':
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