If we all thought in Binary...

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 )
 

jameshowell

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

Well done on ur 1000th post!
 

Jan H

Moderator
Staff member
I'm still working to get to 100

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

congratulations!
 

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:
 

WoodenFlugel

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Staff member
:shock: 809th post :shock:

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

akwarose

Active Member
i'm one of those who dont...

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

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

8)
 

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:
 

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.
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 ;)
 

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:
 

akwarose

Active Member
stephen2001 said:
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 ;)
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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