Kevin Bullock wrote:
> Hal Fulton wrote:
>
> > Kevin Bullock wrote:
> >
> >> Lyndon Samson wrote:
> >>
> >>> X % of the people of this list appear to be using GoogleMail,
where X
> >>> is some value ~50 :-)
> >>
> >> % irb --prompt simple
> >>  >> ~50
> >> => -51
> >>
> >> -51 people are using GoogleMail? :P
> >
> > Convert it to an unsigned 32-bit value.  ;)
> >
> > Hal
>
> (*ponders how to do this in Ruby*)
>
> I think this will make a good Kata when I get off work today.

[-51].pack('L').unpack('L')[0] #=> slightly more than 2/3 of humanity
;-)

Steve