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Montag, 13. Februar 2012

How to convert common email prefixes into cool ones and some remarks on perfect numbers


COMMON -->
but useful for spamming
COOL
911
1-900
666
1101111000 (888 binary)
1337
MCCCXXXVII (1337 latin)
admin
JHWH
contact
hellogoodbye (beatles)
corporate
asics [anima sana in corpore sano (acronym)]
enquiries
iris queen (anagram)
info
onoff or loremipsum or whatever
mail
liam (gallagher)
request
thequest
root
rootof2
sales
capitalism_2.0
solutions
finalsolutions (rather evil than cool)
webmaster
weedmaster
domain@domain
neverod@doreven (palindrome)
forename.
surname etc
doe (placeholder name)
or robert.trebor (ananym)

more boring prefixes (but also useful for spam attacks): office, orders, reception, support 
more geeky ones: 3.14159... (pi of course); 42 (answer to the ultimate question of life the universe and everything --> even Google knows that); 6, 28, 496, 8128, ... (perfect numbers - by the way: take a look at their end digits --> yes: always 6 or 8 ...)
extreme nerdy: transform perfect numbers into binary code:
6 = 110 (in Germany also the counterpart to 911)
8 = 11100
496 = 111110000
8128 = 1111111000000
As you can see, perfect numbers have a special structure in binary code (p ones followed by p − 1  zeros). I was really excited when I detected this pattern, but I was of course not the first one (unbelievable what enlightenments can arise on the quest for cool mail prefixes). If you study the explanation for the pattern, you will realize that perfect numbers are closely linked with Mersenne primes. Just take a look at their binary structure:
3 = 11
7 = 111
31 = 11111
127 = 1111111
[I have to close this chapter here, but I will return to perfect numbers sooner or later]
Well, my personal prefix derives from the scientific name of the common box (Buxus sempervirens). Sempervirens means "always strong or virile", referring to the evergreen and frost-resistant leaves of the box.

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