Friday, December 22, 2006

7.714 a Number to remember

Ones and zero’s are what dominate the fore thoughts of the US Army Data Company. No doubt this elite unit has a motto that would probably be something like “Byte Hard” all units in the armed forces have motto’s that they use to impress the history and spirit of the unit, forged on battlegrounds from past war’s. The 1st Army Data Company being a new unit is forging its colors on the sands of Iraq.

Actually most Command and Operations Centers in Iraq resemble something from NASA complete with real time monitors and more computer power that it takes to put the Space Shuttle up in space.

To a degree numbers can start to dominate our lives in Iraq. And you find yourself doing calculations just for the … well sake of it. For example to enter the Mess Hall at Hurricane Point and get food everyone has to fill two sand bags and each sand bag weighs forty pounds.

Hence the following

3 People in our team, Ollie, Andy and myself.
12 Days on station at Hurricane Point
2 Meals a day
2 Sandbags a meal


3 x 12 = 36 (people x days)
36 x 2 = 72 (people days x meals)
72 x 6 = 432 (meals x two sandbags per meal = Number of Sandbags filled by us)
432 x 40 = 17,280 (Number of sandbags filled x weight of each sandbag)

Thus we sandbagged 17,280 lbs of Sand

17,280 lbs = 7838 kgs or 7.714 Ton’s of Sand

Now add together 7+7+1+4 = 19

1+9 = 10

10 is essence a One and a Zero.

Thus we have proved by binary calculus that the US Army First Data Company play a major factor in the Fox News Coverage efforts in gathering News from the battlefields of Iraq.

It is either that or it could be the omen for the next Powerball Number in a multi million dollar lottery draw.


Jill said...

That is one way to look at it!!

Anonymous said...

We're confused....could you go over that one more time....starting from there are 3 on our team...

21st Century Mom said...

I think you and your team are unique no matter how you do the math.

Peace to you and yours for the holidays and the New Year.

PLANET3RRY said...

heavy stuff...

JPresEFnet said...

Nice story, but your math is off. Each person on your 3 man team, eating 2 meals per day for 12 days ate 24 total meals. Filling 2 sandbags per meal, each of your 3 man team would have filled 48 sandbags.

48 sandbags X 3 people = 144 total sandbags over 12 days. At 40 pounds each that's 5760 pounds of sand, or 2.5714 Long Tons 2+5+7+1+4=19 and 1+9=10 if you want a fancy binary conversion to close with.