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 Post subject: Mathematical ClockPosted: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 14:28:28 UTC
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I don't know if this is the right forum to post this, but here it is:

Can anyone explain why 0b=11, or a value close to 11?

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 Post subject: Re: Mathematical ClockPosted: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 16:28:30 UTC

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My guess: it's 11 in a base greater than 11 (hex?)

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 Post subject: Re: Mathematical ClockPosted: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 17:43:39 UTC
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How do you know that 2nd character is a "b"?

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 Post subject: Re: Mathematical ClockPosted: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 20:24:25 UTC
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Denis wrote:
How do you know that 2nd character is a "b"?

helmut is filled with ancient mind-reading magic.

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 Post subject: Re: Mathematical ClockPosted: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 20:38:42 UTC

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Hogwarts School of Mathematics

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 Post subject: Re: Mathematical ClockPosted: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 21:18:46 UTC
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S'that where Jethro Bodine-Clampett went?

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 Post subject: Re: Mathematical ClockPosted: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 21:21:58 UTC
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Denis wrote:
S'that where Jethro Bodine-Clampett went?

Don't be silly, the highest education by any of the Clampett's was the 5th grade, which Jethro graddyated from. Hogwarts looks like it starts around the 7th grade (13 year-olds start there).

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 Post subject: Re: Mathematical ClockPosted: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 21:25:30 UTC
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Thanks Helmut, you must be right.

But don't we just write 'B' for 11, instead of '0b'?

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 Post subject: Re: Mathematical ClockPosted: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 21:27:36 UTC
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MMM wrote:
Thanks Helmut, you must be right.

But don't we just write 'B' for 11, instead of '0b'?

Context is helpful, just a b would be quite confusing.

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 Post subject: Re: Mathematical ClockPosted: Fri, 23 Dec 2011 01:18:27 UTC
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MMM wrote:
Thanks Helmut, you must be right.

But don't we just write 'B' for 11, instead of '0b'?

Context is helpful, just a b would be quite confusing.

0x0b is probably better (although that might be interpreted as a vertical tab).

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