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Things of interest: Calculators

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What have bliss, googol, eggshell and oilhole in common? Think of your days in school where you got your first calculator. Right, you can write these words with it.
I asked myself in these days: “How many words can you write on it? And which are they?”
While I was browsing on Flickr for a picture with data and numbers I saw one with these “calculator words”. So, I decided to write a program to find them. This program is written in Python and uses the two megabytes (it’s small) NetBSD word list.

Together with this program I created a list which contains words which are writable on a calculator and theirs encodings in digits.

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