9328490238209

What’s up with this number? I’m sure you’ve seen the tweet from @FIRSTweets.

With #2016Kickoff around the corner, let’s re-watch the #FIRSTSTRONGHOLD teaser another 9328490238209 times, OK? OK. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVLdJdoKK2E

Ironically, this was the spotlight quote when I opened this thread…

If it is a hint, be prepared to change all your code from Integers to Longs

9328490238209 > 2^31

Watching the video that many times would take almost 18 million years. so you know what that means? Me neither.

Tried multiplying it by 57 (57 second runtime), and got this number:
531723943577913. From what I can tell so far, neither number has any real significance, although I’m still going to try and pry meaning out of it.

EDIT: The tweet did say “rewatch,” so we may be working with 9328490238210

I believe this wording was used since we all watched it upon the original release.

I’m just gonna say it plain and simple. It isn’t a game hint. And even if it is, we have 7 days until kickoff. Don’t worry guys, your FRC hiatus will be over soon.

the number is code for “a really big number”.

Oh, I think it’s probably a clue. In the same way that “moonfish” was a clue for Lunacy. Useless, a waste of time, gives away nothing, sends you down a rabbit hole. Still, seems like the kind of clue we’ve gotten in the past. And I agree that we should just wait to see in a week.

What if its the exact number of molecule allowed on any one robot? No more, no less.

9328490238209.

9 - 3 - 2 - 8 - 4 - 9 - 0 - 2 - 3 - 8 - 2 - 0 - 9 is -41
4+1 is 5
water has 5 letters
water game confirmed

It has two prime factors: 1551037 and 6014357. They’re both (US, within area code) phone-number length, though neither could have been a 7-digit phone number until recently, due to the leading 1 in one case and the middle 0 in the other.

Edit: Looking at the factors upside-down gives:
LEOSSI and LSEhI0g. Nothing here…

Edit2: A 21-bit and a 23-bit number aren’t big enough to be a decent public/private key pair. No, I don’t believe that, but I may try it out.

Our head coach suggested looking at patents

https://www.phoenixcontact.com/online/portal/us?uri=pxc-oc-itemdetail:pid=1551037&library=usen&tab=1

A motion picture projector, and an incredibly redundant description of a holder for a disc in a carriage? We need to build a DVD jukebox! Sky High must be one of the disks to be included, to include the Stronghold reference! Yes! Yes! No, I’m not feelin’ it.
Edit:

Sacrilege! Everything that comes from FIRST or FIRST-connected individuals between Christmas and kickoff is a Game Hint! Burn the infidel!

After being asked via twitter “Is 9328490238209 a game hint?”, @FIRSTtweets responded with “I don’t know…is it? :)”

In the sake of being excited for kickoff, I want to believe it is a game hint.

We have a tendency to make anything a game hint…it’s all fun…

Someone already related it to water, so the rest is gravy

Well, we’d need a bit of stock, and some flour or starch or arrowroot to thicken it to make gravy.