CARTER: Uh, dammit! This is not working!DANIEL: It doesn't make sense! It clearly says three to blue, four to orange, and three to blue!JACOB: How much time do we have?CARTER: Less than a minute.DANIEL: Okay! These are Tobin numbers. This is 1, this is 2, this is 3…CARTER: Wait, wait! What about zero?DANIEL: What?CARTER: Zero. Why didn't you say zero?DANIEL: Uh…be…because there's no zero in the Phoenician numerical system.JACOB: What if the Tobins added it?CARTER: He's right! Inventing technology with this level of sophistication would require a zero.DANIEL: Why?CARTER: Just trust me, it's a math thing.DANIEL: So, I've been off by one this whole time?*CARTER: 30 seconds.DANIEL: Well, okay then, uh, uh, two to blue, three to orange and…and two to blue.[Carter turns the handle as Daniel speaks.]DANIEL: That's it!JACOB: They got it!
*I realise this makes no logical sense - you wouldn't add zero by shunting all the numbers up one!