If we all thought in Binary...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by flugelgal, Aug 12, 2004.

  1. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    Then this would be my eighth post.. :wink:
  2. jameshowell

    jameshowell Active Member

    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 )
  3. backrowbloke

    backrowbloke Member

    ......just to get the 1000 th post on tMP

    Well done flugelgal :p
  4. Di

    Di Active Member

    Woo, well done.

    I galloping along not far behind you! :wink:
  5. jameshowell

    jameshowell Active Member

    No lightening bolts from kirsty HQ yet, think I got away with that one... :lol:

    Well done on ur 1000th post!
  6. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    I'm still working to get to 100

    (maybe we'll get there today :wink: )

  7. Di

    Di Active Member

    Coor, crikey, when I posted that, I didn't realise just how close I was.

    This was brings me to 900 :lol:
  8. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    :shock: 809th post :shock:

    Well done Kirsty! Guess who's the IT geek around here......humph binery indeed :? :wink:
  9. Majoresteve

    Majoresteve Member

    this would be my 504th then!
  10. Janet Watkins

    Janet Watkins Member

    There are 10 types of people in this world.

    Those who understand binary and those who don't. :wink:

  11. akwarose

    akwarose Active Member

    i'm one of those who dont...

    could someone (in a moment ofBOCcishness) explain the principal of it to me please?!?!?!
  12. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    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

  13. super_sop

    super_sop Supporting Member

    so there you go.................................

    clear as mud :oops:
  14. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member


    Sorry, I can't help it - I'm an engineer... 8) :wink:
  15. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    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:
  16. super_sop

    super_sop Supporting Member

    so am I!!!!!! :cry: :oops:
  17. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
  18. stephen2001

    stephen2001 Member

    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.

    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 ;)
  19. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    You can tell computer people have a sense of humour. Who else would have though of calling half a byte a nibble? :wink:
  20. akwarose

    akwarose Active Member

    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:

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