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Old 08-07-2007, 03:12 PM   #1
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Do you know?

There are 10 types of people in the world:

Those who understand binary, and those who don't.

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Old 08-07-2007, 03:24 PM   #2
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Hex is the shorthand for binary.
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Old 08-07-2007, 03:27 PM   #3
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Yes... there at 10 types of people in the world that understand binary, but i won't ruin the surprise Merf


Seeing how your a computer guy then Merf, have you ever ran across any ID-10-T Errors.
If not you surely have had a Picnic Error before, right. I know I have.

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Old 08-07-2007, 04:38 PM   #4
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Yeah, the ID-10-T error is usually fixed by cycling the O-N-O-F-F switch (that sounds better saying it, typing it takes it away).

Mindz, I gotta admit that I don't get your post. I'm sure I'm missing something.
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Old 08-07-2007, 06:15 PM   #5
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hexadecimal = base 16

digits go
0
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
A
B
C
D
E
F
10
11
...


That's why instead of having a really long color code 255 red 0 blue 0 green would be #FF0000 (if you know html, colors are all in quotes or in that 6 digit category).

so
Binary (base 2) = Hex (base 16)
10000 = 10
01111 = F or 15
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Old 08-08-2007, 09:19 AM   #6
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Oh I know how hex works, I have to teach kids how to decode it for troubleshooting one of my archaic electronic cabinets.

By the way there's no 10 or 11 in hex....
0=0
1=1
...
...
9=9
A=10
B=11
C=12
D=13
E=14
F=15

more accurately, the numbers you posted are

10000 (base 2)= 16 (decimal)
10000 (base 16)= 00010000000000000000 (base 2)= 65536 (decimal)

01111 (base 2)= 15 (decimal)
01111 (base 16)= 00001111111111111111 (base 2)= 65535 (decimal)

The highest binary number for a hexadecimal conversion is 1111, which translates to 15 (F)...so to get a true color code as you gave an example for, the binary number would be
#0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 0000000

SO your example "#FF0000" would actually read:
111111110000000000000000 which is good for any video setting using 24-bit color.

For the newer stuff, most everyone is using 32-bit color, which is actually 8-hexadecimal numbers in the code:
00000000 = true black.
FFFFFFFF = true white.

All this computer hacking is making me thirsty.
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Mindz...
did you understand Merf's Original post. It was a joke

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There are 10 types of people in the world:

Those who understand binary, and those who don't.
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Old 08-08-2007, 01:39 PM   #8
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wow there is the time it took to read a post i'll never get back! Back to cars.. or atleast car programs
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Old 08-08-2007, 03:29 PM   #10
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All of that went wayyyy over my head, but I'm still impressed nontheless! Amazing, isn't it?! lol
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Old 08-08-2007, 04:34 PM   #11
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There are 10 types of people in the world:

Those who understand binary, and those who don't.

Oh, for those still following along:

"10 types of people" but only two are listed, right?

Binary works like this. Only ones and zeros in binary, so as it counts up, the MSD (most significant digit) moves to the left.

For example.

0000 = 0
0001 = 1
0010 = 2
0011 = 3
0100 = 4
0101 = 5
0110 = 6
0111 = 7
1000 = 8
etc...

So "10" types of people in binary is really "2" types of people in decimal.

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Old 08-08-2007, 04:51 PM   #12
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Mindz...
did you understand Merf's Original post. It was a joke
Yes I did, I was being a smart ass but my response was that I was one who understood it.

And Merf,

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By the way there's no 10 or 11 in hex....
10 in hex = 16 in decimal

I had to do it.
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Old 08-08-2007, 05:40 PM   #13
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10 in hex = 16 in decimal

I had to do it.
Hehe. Touche.

Too bad no superscript to put the base-value in the numbers to make more sense of it.
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Old 08-08-2007, 08:33 PM   #14
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Hehe. Touche.

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