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    Forgot how to use binary code

    Can't believe I forgot, can someone refresh my memory, or send me a link. I'm bored at work and taking a geek test http://www.innergeek.us/ and I can't justify one of my answers unless I know binary code. Doing well on the test so far though..

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    ..Think base 2 instead of base 10..i.e. 8,4,2,1......2 raised to the third power = 8, 2 raised to the second power = 4, 2 raised to the first power = 2, two raised to the zero power = 1..
    So.......0001=1
    0010=2
    0011=3
    0100=4
    1000=8
    1010=10

    ...etc. and so on.......Good luck with your test

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    Quote Originally Posted by livewire57
    can someone refresh my memory
    there are 10 types of people in the world who understand binary.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_numeral_system

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    you actually know binary? good lawd, i use a decoder

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    shit it takes a good old computer programmer back in the 70-80's to know binary....all the good old classic..cobol, c, c+, basic, fortran...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigkarch
    shit it takes a good old computer programmer back in the 70-80's to know binary....all the good old classic..cobol, c, c+, basic, fortran...

    ....We use binary coding quite a bit to define machine tool parameters and analyze diagnostic information....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigkarch
    shit it takes a good old computer programmer back in the 70-80's to know binary....all the good old classic..cobol, c, c+, basic, fortran...
    Actually, hexadecimal notation has always been used quite a bit more than binary. If you are an old school programmer you should know this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scriptfactory
    Actually, hexadecimal notation has always been used quite a bit more than binary. If you are an old school programmer you should know this!

    ..I hate mixing numbers and letters just for the purpose of counting.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by almostgone
    ..I hate mixing numbers and letters just for the purpose of counting.....
    But you must admit that hexadecimal notation is:

    a) more useful and efficient than binary
    b) more widely used in all aspects of programming and scripting
    c) much cooler looking than a bunch of 0's and 1's

    It's like f vs. 1111! Come on! What's not to like about that?

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