karlw at thinkbotics.com
Mon Dec 3 23:35:18 EST 2012
My favorite hex number is C0FFEE.
Sometime when I'm bored I'll pick any base, other than ten, and do mind
calculations. Base-12 (Duodecimal) is fun.
On 12/3/2012 8:16 PM, Bob DeGregory wrote:
> Doc's offhand comment about IBM and hexadecimal notation piqued
> my curiosity. Having done my CS degree when dinosaurs roamed the
> earth, and IBM ruled the dinosaurs, I nonetheless believe that IBM's
> relationship to hex is only slightly more central than Al Gore's
> relationship to the internet.
> Of course I turned to Wikipedia to see how much I might be missing.
> Lots of interesting esoterica like finger-counting system that works
> up to to 1K-1 attributed to Arthur C.Clarkeand even some droll
> hexadecimal humor. Some useful stuff that never made it into CS
> curriculum but perhaps should have as well.
> Article is definitely worth a read through.
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