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>  and b) decimal representation, which is better for countable things rather than measurable things, which brings us back to questions of the maximum number of tightly-packed dust particles in the visible universe.

That's nonsense: If you are dealing with countable things, all you need is unsigned integers.

Decimal representation only comes into play if you insist on cutting up your countables into powers of ten. But there is no particularly good reason for that.