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What Numbers Do You Remember ???

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  1. Zappa

    Zappa Road Warrior NES Member

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    What numbers do you have committed to memory ???

    Phone numbers ?
    Passwords ?
    Part numbers ?
    Model numbers ?
    License plates ?
    Lock/Safe combinations ? (multiple)
    PIN's ?
    Drivers license number ?
    Credit card numbers ?
    Zip codes ?
    Bank account numbers ?
    Ticket numbers ?
    Serial numbers ?
    VIN's ?

    That's a lot of stuff to remember!
    I've noticed that practically nobody remembers more than a handful of phone numbers anymore, thanks to smart phones turning everyone into slaves of the technology. I admit I'm guilty of that somewhat myself. But I still use a flip-phone. I could really rant on about how many brain dead zombies I've encountered, who were completely lost and clueless, when their phones went dead. But I won't.
    This thread is about the numbers you do remember, and for whatever reason, known or unknown.
    Some numbers just stick in your mind.
    For me it's zip codes, I have a knack for them, and I've surprised many while demonstrating this ability. [laugh]
    I've owned over 40 vehicles in my lifetime, which includes cars, trailers, motorcycles, scooters and ATV's. I can still recite VIN's from three of the cars I've owned, one of which got junked in 1983, It's 5T09C137463 (I'll let someone google that), and another succumbed to the New England Tinworms in 94'. It died of Fe02 poisoning.
    I also know the serial numbers to about a half dozen of the guns I own.
    True some of them are custom serial numbers, but others are not, like my PPK, it's A007xxx.
    I also know the numbers on my Model #41 and Model #60.
    I used to know my drivers license number, but thanks to the new Real ID, it recently got changed. But I still remember the old number and my final Mass DL number.

    So what numbers stick to the inside of your brain, and don't say 867-5309. [laugh]
     
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  2. JoseyWales

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    My girlfriend's telephone number from 30+ years ago.
     
  3. deerdad

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    First locker combo from middle school back in 77 14-2-40. First car plate # 643ETE and first bike plate #KX1713. There's others but those were milestone numbers.

    Greg
     
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  4. LoginName

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    Do you shop at K-Mart?

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  5. Skysoldier

    Skysoldier Forum Curmudgeon NES Member

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    I still remember my Service Number when I enlisted in the Army back in 1966!

    Back then, (before they switched to using SSN's in the 70's) your Army Service Number was an eight digit number proceeded by two letters. If your number started with "RA", it meant you were
    "Regular Army" and that you enlisted. If it started with a "US", it meant that you were drafted.

    It was hard to forget, because every day in Basic Training you had to call out your Service Number every time you entered the Mess Hall to eat, and at the beginning of every class you took.

    "Rowland, RA 16 931 170 Sergeant!"

    The best part was, that if you were "RA". you were treated pretty good by the Drill Sergeants.[smile]

    The next number I will always remember is my Tower Number at Jump School at Fort Benning.

    "Rowland...…….Tower Number 171, Sergeant!"

    And my next favorite number is an address...…….

    532 Langley Loop
    Wheeler Air Force Base
    Oahu, Hawaii

    I lived there from 1957 to 1959. That was back when I didn't have to wear shoes, and my teachers where also barefoot![rofl][rofl]
     
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  6. headednorth

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    For some reason I can recall the combo for my bike lock from back in the 70's- 2211. Dads license plate number, phone number growing up. Seems like I remember random numbers from back in the day better than recent ones.

    On a side note, I worked for Massport at Logan for a summer right after high school. People would get their cars towed and when they showed up at the office looking for them the first thing they were asked was what the plate number was. I was always amazed by how many people had no idea what their own license plate number was.
     
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  7. clampett

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    I still remember my girlfriend's phone number from 42 years ago. Every once in a while I will dial it up and talk to her parents, she doesn't live there anymore.
     
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    My MOS seems to always be there
     
  9. Lucas McCain

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    867-5309
     
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    Me,personally, CRS,,,
    My better half can rmember just about every zip code in New England
     
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    Ha,ha. Your post just brought back a memory for me. I too had a 4 number bike lock, in the 70's. It was a Green clear vinyl coated chain, with some small Sparkles in the green. My combo was 1122.
     
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    I remember the combo to the lock on my parents shed where I grew up almost 20-years ago! Had to cut the grass so many times it’s tatooed to my brain. But to this day I still have nightmares where I’m still in high school, standing at my locker to get books for classes and I can’t remember my combination.....
     
  14. headednorth

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    Lol. Same exact lock except red.
     
  15. Shawnyc

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    I remember these! One day in the sun and the vinyl would crack.

    How far can you go? I found two decimals got me through so that’s all I remember.
     
  16. one-eyed Jack

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    My 65 yo Colt Woodsman which is now with Little Jack. S/N 120XXXS. Jack.
     
  17. EddieA

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    Bike lock also, from the 60's, 2-5-8, my dad told me to remember "it's a two bit lock" and then just roll the combo dial till it opened. Also remember the plate number on my mom's new '65 Chevy in N.J.
     
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    The only number I care remembering is the combination to my gun safe.
     
  19. zboys

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    My friends license plate number on his 73 Charger, ###-CNT of course someone scratched a dark U in there the 1st week and it stayed like that
     
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    Yeah, I remember her number too.
     
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    I still remember Jenny's phone number 8675309 and a combination lock from 40 years ago 28-38-12, oh and my first license plate 491-DTS
     
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    My girlfriend's phone number from 47 years ago...
     
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    I'll never forget my lottery # in the draft - 013
     
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    Davis 6-5193 - phone number growing up
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  27. MaxStravinsky

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    Hi Scott!
    I remember:
    my childhood phone number,
    my grandmother's phone number (she died 42 yrs ago)
    3 childhood friend's phone numbers
    my landline phone number from a house I sold 17 yrs ago
    my current phone number
    a combination to a lock somewhere, sometime in my life
    my bank acct number
    my zip code (current and childhood)
    soc.sec. number
    1 email password (out of 2)
    maybe 2 or 3 passwords for various online sites
     
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    My first phone number. Only had four digits. Then they added JOhn 1 to it to make it seven. Then they added an area code to it.
     
  29. Rob Boudrie

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    Pi -50 digits
    e - 15 digits
    sqrt(2) - 3 digits
    sqrt(3) - 3 digits
    sqrt(4) -1000 digits

    [ all digits to right of the decimal ]
     
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    I bought a Jeep Scrambler in 1985. 1JCBM88EXBTO68947 and the plate was 967040. My parents license plate when I was probably 6 was Green with White letters GE-907.
    I’ve memorized credit card numbers for years. I don’t anymore because they keep getting replaced after the companies get hacked.
    When I lived in central NH I knew the zip codes to all the towns around me for no reason at all.
    I don’t know my wife’s phone number. I can call my father because it’s the only number we ever had. I can also call my office and two bosses. That’s it.
     
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