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What's the numeric representation of the volume of <silence>? 0 dB

Since dB are a log scale, more properly, it would be -Inf dB.

0 dB = atmospheric pressure. -Inf dB = vacuum of space.

So you make up a different question to fit the answer you want? Actually that seems about right for PHP.

I think you missed the point here. Steve's analogy asks for a number format, not a volume...

Downvoted for cleverness.

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