If we all thought in Binary... ... We'd end up as sad as you, living in the middle of nowhere in Scotland! (Luv ya really, but you said I wasn't a real flugel player! :wow )
No lightening bolts from kirsty HQ yet, think I got away with that one... :lol: Well done on ur 1000th post!
Coor, crikey, when I posted that, I didn't realise just how close I was. This was brings me to 900 :lol:
:shock: 809th post :shock: Well done Kirsty! Guess who's the IT geek around here......humph binery indeed :? :wink:
There are 10 types of people in this world. Those who understand binary and those who don't. :wink: Janet
i'm one of those who dont... could someone (in a moment ofBOCcishness) explain the principal of it to me please?!?!?!
OK. let's give it a try: Normally, we use decimal numbers, meaning that we use 10 different digits: 0 to 9 in Binary numbers, only 2 digits are used: 0 and 1 That's the way computers count by the way. 1000 (one zero zero zero) in decimal numbers means: one times one thousand + zero times one hundred + zero times ten + zero times one = one thousand but in binary numbers however, it means: one times eight + zero times four + zero times two + zero times one = eight 8)
I thought it was very clear - but I suppose when you already understand something then you are looking at it from a different viewpoint... :wink:
Multiply 1 by 2 and make a note of the answer (2). Multiply that by 2 giving 4 and keep going until you have as many numbers as digits in the binary number. If you had to work out 10010101, you would need repeat the above step eight times. List the all the answers you get, starting with the highest number on the left and lowest on the right then underneath, write the binary number so 128, 64, 32, 16, 8, 4, 2, 1. 1.......0....0....1...0..1..0..1 Add the numbers together that have a 1 below them and that will give you the number so the above example is: 128+16+4+1 = 149 I hope that makes a bit of sense
You can tell computer people have a sense of humour. Who else would have though of calling half a byte a nibble? :wink:
well that makes more sense than the other explanation. but lets face it..... i was clearly never meant to understand binary. There are obviously bigger and better things planned for me... :roll: