Thursday, February 05, 2009

How much for the Death Start?

I love people that have way to much free time on their hands and apply that time to well, somewhat less than useful pursuits. For example, I was reading in Gizmodo about Ryszard Gold who determined what it would cost in 2008 dollars to build and supply the Star Wars "Death Star"

There's way more numbers there than I want to copy here, but suffice it to say that if you had a spare 15.6 septillion you could have one of these bad boys for your very own.

How much is 15.6 septillion? Well according to the article:
  • that's a whooping 1.4 trillion times the current US Debt. Or a sightly more meaningful number: 124 trillion years of war in Iraq.

Well for a giggle, here is the link with all the numbers...It really is quite an exercise.

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