1. Originally Posted by CommonTater
To give you a further idea of scale... Windows 7 Icons... the fancy ones you can resize with your mouse wheel, are 256 x 256 x 16.7 million colors....

That's ~10,944,512,000,000 possible images.

I recently wrote a windows program using one of the new Icons and the Icon embedded in the program was bigger than the executable code...
length*width*colors isn't right. You are finding the area, then multiplying by the total possible colors. That is the number of times when all pixels are the same color. You're leaving out all else. It would, in fact, be much larger: 16,777,215^(256*256). It's so huge, I don't even want to post it here, because of it's massiveness would span a couple pages.

2. And this is why one time pads are so cool.

3. Originally Posted by User Name:
length*width*colors isn't right. You are finding the area, then multiplying by the total possible colors. That is the number of times when all pixels are the same color. You're leaving out all else. It would, in fact, be much larger: 16,777,215^(256*256). It's so huge, I don't even want to post it here, because of it's massiveness would span a couple pages.
Oh come now! 256*256*log 16777215 = 473479.2414, so it's only 473480 decimal digits long. Even if we assume 160 characters a line, that's still 2960 lines. At 50 lines a "page" that's more like 60 pages.

4. o_O ...

5. The way to look at it is that in a picture each pixel has 24 bits (8 red, 8 green, 8 blue) and if the picture is 20x20, then there are 400x24 bits - 9600. Each bit can either be set or not, so there are 2^9600 combinations. If you calculate this, you get the huge number "User Name:" posted already.

6. Originally Posted by tabstop
Oh come now! 256*256*log 16777215 = 473479.2414, so it's only 473480 decimal digits long. Even if we assume 160 characters a line, that's still 2960 lines. At 50 lines a "page" that's more like 60 pages.
"Couple" is indeterminate. Point is, it would be inconsiderate to post such a monstrous glob of digits. (That, and my perl script(using GMP for BigInt) was taking a REALLY long time, and my computer was getting REALLY hot. So I killed it, and decided to leave it at that. )

I like maxorator's explaination, it's more mathy than mine.

7. I was trying to make a calculator that did this, but how do you make a variable that can hold 473480 places? who ever makes this will probably have to make their own picture viewer instead of waiting for windows media player to open, that would take a while...

8. You have to use a bignum library or calculator. I use Perl for simple stuff like this because it has pretty seamless bignum integration. There are some bignum calculators available on the internet, some in Java so you can use them right on the website.

9. Originally Posted by user name:
length*width*colors isn't right. You are finding the area, then multiplying by the total possible colors. That is the number of times when all pixels are the same color. You're leaving out all else. It would, in fact, be much larger: 16,777,215^(256*256). It's so huge, i don't even want to post it here, because of it's massiveness would span a couple pages.
<<< Nice try - try again >>>

10. Originally Posted by User Name:
length*width*colors isn't right. You are finding the area, then multiplying by the total possible colors. That is the number of times when all pixels are the same color. You're leaving out all else. It would, in fact, be much larger: 16,777,215^(256*256). It's so huge, I don't even want to post it here, because of it's massiveness would span a couple pages.
I tried, it wouldn't let me, so here it is in attachment form

edit: lol, never mind

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You guys just don't know when to stop, eh?

"Μέτρον Άριστον" my ancestors used to tell. It means you'd best put some limits in your life!

12. Originally Posted by Sipher
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I wish you didn't do that. Messes with my nervous system.

13. Originally Posted by Sipher
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You guys just don't know when to stop, eh?

"Μέτρον Άριστον" my ancestors used to tell. It means you'd best put some limits in your life!
If you find large numbers to be mind boggling, you should see what people have decided to name some of those numbers.

A googolplex is hard to wrap your head around, but if you want something truly mind bending, look up the name of 10 to the power of 2703.

I'll make it easy for you

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15. Originally Posted by xniinja
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Hah, look at how awesome and anti-conformist Cambridge Online Dictionary is... they refuse to acknowledge numbers beyond 999,999,999,999,999,999.

Phooey says Cambridge to your infinite pictures question... Phooey!