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machine
May 4th, 2005, 10:24 PM
There are only 10 kinds of people in this world...

Those that understand binary and those who don't.

machine
May 10th, 2005, 08:59 PM
In case you missed it:

'10' is binary for decimal two.

ahm
May 10th, 2005, 11:29 PM
Dude, it's probably a safe bet that the folks on here have some idea of what binary is. Heck, I think a couple of 'em might actually have invented binary. Or it could just be that we've already seen that (http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts/frustrations/5aa9/) t-shirt (http://computergear.com/therare10typ.html) a couple of hundred times now and it was really only funny the first time.

sqrfolkdnc
September 30th, 2005, 04:05 PM
There are only 10 kinds of people in this world...

Those that don't understand binary, those that think they do, and those that understand trinary.


etc.

carlsson
October 1st, 2005, 06:18 AM
In a few years, I'll be celebrating my 100000th birthday. Binary speaking, of course.

CP/M User
October 1st, 2005, 03:36 PM
"machine" wrote:

> In case you missed it:

> '10' is binary for decimal two.

No, I got it the first time round!

Either way there's just 1 person in this house which understands the concept of it!

Like I keep saying, the answer's 0 (but it could be 1).

CP/M User.

Terry Yager
October 1st, 2005, 03:49 PM
Like I keep saying, the answer's 0 (but it could be 1).

CP/M User.

...In binary or trinary?

--T

CP/M User
October 1st, 2005, 05:02 PM
"Terry Yager" wrote:

>> Like I keep saying, the answer's 0 (but it could be 1).

> ...In binary or trinary?

Binary. What's Trinary?!?

CP/M User.

Terry Yager
October 1st, 2005, 07:24 PM
"Terry Yager" wrote:

>> Like I keep saying, the answer's 0 (but it could be 1).

> ...In binary or trinary?

Binary. What's Trinary?!?

CP/M User.

Base three, where zero equals zero, and "1" = three, decimal.

0, 3, 9, etc... Try base 13 sometime... 6 X 9 = 42:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Answer_to_Life,_the_Universe,_and_Everything


(...But nobody writes comedy in base 13).

--T

CP/M User
October 1st, 2005, 08:00 PM
"Terry Yager" Wrote:

> Base three, where zero equals zero, and "1" = three, decimal.

> 0, 3, 9, etc... Try base 13 sometime... 6 X 9 = 42:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Answer_to_Life,_the_Universe,_and_Everything


> (...But nobody writes comedy in base 13).

Funny how Blowin' in the Wind just comes around out of the blue! ;-)

CP/M User.

carlsson
October 2nd, 2005, 12:32 AM
Err.. I think you mean that "10" equals three in trinary base, just like "10" equals two in binary.

Terry Yager
October 2nd, 2005, 03:00 AM
Err.. I think you mean that "10" equals three in trinary base, just like "10" equals two in binary.

Ummn, yass...I think that's what I meant...

--T

Terry Yager
October 2nd, 2005, 03:03 PM
What I really meant is that the digit "1" represents a power of three. depending on the position in the byte that it occupies, so that trinary 10 is equal to decimal 3 (one x three + one x zero = three decimal).

--T

carlsson
October 3rd, 2005, 09:57 AM
Trinary - Decimal
00 = 0
01 = 1
02 = 2
10 = 3
11 = 4
12 = 5
20 = 6
etc

In my view, it is not the digit "1" that represents a power of three, but the position in any digit stands:

Binary 11 = 1 * 2^1 + 1 + 2^0 = 3
Trinary 11 = 1 * 3^1 + 1 * 3^0 = 4
Tertiary (?) 11 = 1 * 4^1 + 1 * 4^0 = 5

Oh well, this ain't fun anymore.

Terry Yager
October 3rd, 2005, 10:04 AM
Trinary - Decimal

Oh well, this ain't fun anymore.

Yeah, I know...my brain hurts...

--T

CP/M User
October 3rd, 2005, 11:28 PM
>> Trinary - Decimal

>> Oh well, this ain't fun anymore.

"Terry Yager" wrote:

> Yeah, I know...my brain hurts...

I wasn't going to say anything, but since I noticed you became Moddie, I thought "yeah well that would do that to you!" ;-)

CP/M User.

Terry Yager
October 4th, 2005, 10:02 AM
Yeah, well at least now I know the right answer if someone asks me "Who appointed you the SpamPolice?"

--T