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[aprssig] A funny packet story/joke (The KISS guys will get it)

Zeff_Wheelock at harvardpilgrim.org Zeff_Wheelock at harvardpilgrim.org
Thu Nov 10 20:03:08 UTC 2005

Not to split hairs or anything:

> Switching to 64 bit memory addresses will thus provide 4.2 billion times 4.2 billion distinct

The actual math should be 4.2 billion x 4.2 billion + (4.2 billion x 4.2 billion).

If I was to go from 6 bit to 12 bit, 6 bit would be 32, 12 bit is 2048.
32x32= 1024, so you are missing by 1024.  So the math would be 32x32+(32x32) to get the answer.  I
think we are talking somewhere upwards to 18,446,744,073,709,551,616

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