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There are only 10 people in this world...

machine

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There are only 10 kinds of people in this world...

Those that understand binary and those who don't.
 

ahm

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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 t-shirt a couple of hundred times now and it was really only funny the first time.
 

sqrfolkdnc

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But there are REALLY 10 kinds of people in this world

But there are REALLY 10 kinds of people in this world

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.
 

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"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).

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Terry Yager

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Terry Yager

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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
 

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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.
 

CP/M User

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>> 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!" ;-)

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