Just Say No to “Magic Numbers”

I’m serious, watch out for Magic Numbers, they will cause you no end of headaches if you don’t get them under control from the start. I’m not talking about the musical brothers and sisters from Hanwell, (although if someone could get them under control and convince them to stop producing bland music I’d be forever grateful). No I’m talking about those mysterious numbers that appear in rules and formulae without any apparent meaning.
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