Tuesday, March 31, 2009


ShankRabbit didn't want to call me out on my post (he's a smart one, that husband of mine), so I'll do it myself.

For those who would like to know the real way to write "feet" in computer-speak...here is a conversation to read:
Shankrabbit: well, you weren't "wrong" per say
as far as how humans interpret numbers
you were right
but if i fed that to a computer... it'd take a sh!t
well, it'd give you something you weren't expecting
Me: lol
computer poops...rad!
Shankrabbit: computers don't process numbers "base 10"
they do it "base 16"
or, as you know it, Hex
Shankrabbit: so, if you'd want a computer to understand it
it'd be
01000010 01000001 01000001 01001010
66 65 65 74
or base 10
102 101 101 116
you did the binary representation of the base 10


Scriptor Senex said...

There was an age when I understood all that but it's lost in the mists of time. Wise man your ShankRabbit for not pointing out the error (not that you committed one, of course!)

C. Beth said...

I was thinking the same thing as Scriptor--I used to have SOME understanding of different bases, but I am pretty darn lost reading this. :) It did, however, succeed in endearing ShankRabbit to me, because while I may not be a math geek, I am definitely a proud fellow member of the geek population. (I trust he'll take "geek" as a compliment; it is certainly meant as one!)

Isabella said...

@ Scriptor Senex - nope, I'm never wrong...just right in a different way. :)

@ C. Beth - he'd definitely take that as a compliment. I'll make sure he sees your comment.b

ShankRabbit said...

@ C.Beth

Always a compliment! Thank you :)