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Happy Binary Day!

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Some people were asking what does my status mean. Let me give a brief explanation *puts on black thick rimmed glasses*

Binary is a numeric system which uses two numerals to represent all real numbers. While the most common counting system, the decimal system, uses ten numerals, binary uses only 0 and 1.

Each digit in a binary number system therefore represents a power of two. The first digit on the right represents the 0th power, the second represents the 1st power, the third represents the 2nd power, and so on. So the number 1 in the decimal system is represented also as 1 in the binary system. The number 23, by contrast, is represented as 10111 (16+0+4+2+1).

Basically binary is made up of only 0 & 1 and the digit is to the power of two and it adds up. So this year its kinda cool (in a very geeky kinda way) because they are a few dates that look like binary, namely 010110, 100110, 011010 and 101010.

Well today is 100110 which means:

  • 10 January 2010
  • The hex colour #100110 which is a variation of black (#000000) <—this line is coloured #100110
  • In binary it equals the number 38
  • Trivia : In the Futurama episode “Mother’s Day” (ep 14/19 of 2nd season), protesters chant “Hey Hey, Ho Ho, 100110” #

Nothing too overly special or secret, just the geek in me grins because its such a geeky number :D In fact a friend of mine said, “I like binary because its either Yes (1) or No (0), no maybe’s or in between”.

Oh btw, 10 actually equals to “2” which explains my quote above


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