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Petskull
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: 127 Halcyon Road, Marenia, Atlantis
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 06-09-2003 19:19

http://www.unm.edu/~keithw/index.html

I ran across this website looking for How to count to 32 on one hand and I am hooked... I refuse to leave until I achieve everything he describes and read ever last of his Mind Ramblings

...This interesting stuff and paints an interesting picture on how technology will co-exist with mankind in the years to come.

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Yuri21
Bipolar (III) Inmate

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posted posted 06-09-2003 19:25

Interesting but some of his stuff seems really far off.

Like talking about death being eradicated within the next one hundred years.

Geez. If anything, it would be the rich people who would benefit from it since the medical companies are probably going to milk as much as they can from everyone before actually giving them something that really works.

Also, war will never cease. There will always be problems because humans will conflict and so on.

I am asexual, neither male nor female.

Hugh
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Dublin, Ireland
Insane since: Jul 2000

posted posted 06-09-2003 20:15

Interesting site, will read..

I dont get the 2115 reference tho ?? I mean its not

Wes
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Inside THE BOX
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 06-10-2003 11:32

If death were eradicated, where would we all park?


Petskull
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: 127 Halcyon Road, Marenia, Atlantis
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 06-10-2003 17:51

Canada

Wangenstein
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From: The year 1881
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 06-10-2003 20:00

Okay, so how do you get to 32 on one hand? Did you ever find out?

Petskull
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: 127 Halcyon Road, Marenia, Atlantis
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 06-10-2003 20:11

Binary, my dear Watson


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warjournal
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posted posted 06-10-2003 20:11

Wang, I'm assuming binary.
2^5 = 32

Petskull beat me by mere seconds!



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Petskull
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From: 127 Halcyon Road, Marenia, Atlantis
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posted posted 06-10-2003 20:20

wow... good guess...

... of when I would come to post that is...


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Wangenstein
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From: The year 1881
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 06-10-2003 21:21

I don't want to seem stupid, but I had already considered binary, and doesn't five bits only go up to 31? I mean: 1 + 2+ 4 + 8 + 16 = 31, and the sixth bit would be 32, right? Am I confused on this, or is it the world?

[Edit: Ah, I see now. You have 32 numbers in five bits, but strictly speaking (taking the numbers as they are), you can only count to 31...]



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trib
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Den Haag, Netherlands
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 06-10-2003 21:29

Isn't Zero a valid number ??


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Wangenstein
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The year 1881
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 06-10-2003 21:35

Yes, but my point is that, in binary, 000001 = 32, not 111110, which equals 31.

I'm splitting hairs, I know, but even the web page you guys pointed to says you're counting to 31...

Veneficuz
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: A graveyard of dreams
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posted posted 06-10-2003 22:28

Nice link, never thought of counting binary with my fingers before

You're only counting to 31, but you're counting 32 numbers.

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trib
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Den Haag, Netherlands
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 06-14-2003 10:35


Anyway, counting to 32 on one hand ...
no fingers = 0+1 = 1
little finger alone = 1+1 = 2
second finger alone = 2 + 1 = 3
and so on ...
voila by the addition of the dimwit constant we get - One hand Counting 1-32 (for the digitally challenged)

and for the real nerdy smartypants ... did you try it in 2's complement arithmetic yet?? ...



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A programmer's mind and a salesman's lips

norm
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From: [s]underwater[/s] under-snow in Juneau
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posted posted 06-14-2003 17:57

oh.... I get it! This is a Zen thing.

If you concentrate and are very still, you will hear the sound of one hand counting....

Wangenstein
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The year 1881
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 06-14-2003 20:04

Well, heck... if we're going to start counting at 'one', why stop there? Just start with 32 and get it over with...

Petskull
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: 127 Halcyon Road, Marenia, Atlantis
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 06-15-2003 03:26

hehehehehe... bastard....


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