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2012-10-07 05:27:44 PM  
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Rich Cream: YouPeopleAreCrazy: FTA:
There are now more than five million individual barcodes in use around the world, according to regulator GS1 UK.

Only 5 million individual barcodes? Would someone explain to this old geezer how, out of the billions of distinct products, there are only 5 million distinct barcodes.

/or is this some other definition of 'million' that I am unaware of?

UK. million=billion billion=million

No I am not defending it.

Umm, no.

A UK million is a US million, a UK thousand million is a US billion, and a UK billion is a US trillion.

It's different, but it's not just "Opposites Day every day" in the UK.
2012-10-07 01:37:06 PM  
2 votes:
I get the generic "character not found" symbol. Not all of us have your fonts, subby.
2012-10-07 06:14:36 PM  
1 vote:

M0nkeyp0x: Is anyone 100% American? I thought we all descended from other places.

//Except of course, the people whose land we took.

It depends where you want to draw the line, and it's fairly arbitrary. In the strictest sense, all humans are immigrants everywhere except the Great Rift Valley. Anything after about 200,000 years ago, you have to decide what arbitrary rule you're going to apply.
2012-10-07 06:06:58 PM  
1 vote:
Yep, Mad did it the best.

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2012-10-07 05:31:45 PM  
1 vote:

Rich Cream: Rich Cream: No I am not defending it.

Good thing I'm not because I'm wrong.


the more you know...
2012-10-07 05:14:20 PM  
1 vote:
Ah to be young again and wanting to stick a thumb in the eye of the man.
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2012-10-07 05:08:02 PM  
1 vote:
Is anyone 100% American? I thought we all descended from other places.

//Except of course, the people whose land we took.
2012-10-07 05:06:08 PM  
1 vote:

2012-10-07 03:49:26 PM  
1 vote:

meow said the dog: The submission of this is causing trouble for me as the headline just says to me that the character has not been found by others and for this reason I am thinking that someone has done the hacking of the computer of me and took the characters away!

Then who was phone and such as
2012-10-07 03:32:15 PM  
1 vote:
I remember the same sort of right-wing conspiracy theorists we have today were sure the bar code would end America in the 1980s.

Do they ever get anything right?
2012-10-07 02:49:23 PM  
1 vote:

Lionel Mandrake: MARK OF THE BEAST!!1!

well either that or it's a means for skynet to track its human cattle for orderly disposal.
2012-10-07 01:55:12 PM  
1 vote:
My bar code is waving a 20 at the waitress
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