Delivery Command High Score Significance

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Bryan

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Jul 14, 2011, 2:56:20 PM7/14/11
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At the beginning of last week's episode where Frye plays the Delivery
Command arcade game (aka Paperboy 3000), a set of high scores flashes
on the screen before he turns to leave:
BBR 65535
NIB 48565
HJF00254

As with nearly every number in the Futurama series, I expected them to
be significant. Of course, two are easy:
Bender Bending Rodriguez's score is 2^16 - 1 or the highest
expressible unsigned 16-bit number
Hubert J. Farnsworth's score is 2^8 - 2, the second highest unsigned 8-
bit number

Nibbler's score however is a bit of an enigma. The first thing I
thought was 2^15 + 2^14, but that would be 49152. The actual value
is
2^15 + 2^13 + 2^12 + 2^11 + 2^10 + 2^8 + 2^7 + 2^5 + 2^4 + 2^2 + 2^0
That didn't seem to be anything meaningful to me, neither is the
sequence 0, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15 and neither is the
binary 1011 1101 1011 0101

Can anyone think of the significance of the value 48565?

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jar...@gmail.com

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Jan 24, 2013, 11:19:23 PM1/24/13
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El jueves, 14 de julio de 2011 20:56:20 UTC+2, Bryan escribió:
> Can anyone think of the significance of the value 48565?

It's the beginning of the first widely circulated DVD decryption key, considered an "illegal prime number" as it allows to circumvent DVD protection:

http://primes.utm.edu/curios/page.php?number_id=953
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