11.10.11

11 Oct

File:FIAV 111011.svg

It’s time to sleep again, folks: today’s date is another binary number, 111011

Someone Yahooed to ask, how to change a base 10 number into a binary number? the number is 111011.  And here’s the answer – in fact, the best answer, as chosen by voters; who knew maths was so democratic?

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111011, base 2
= 1(2^5) + 1(2^4) + 1(2^3) + 0(2^2) + 1(2^1) + 1(2^0)
= 32 + 16 + 8 + 0 + 2 + 1
= 59, base 10

For the other way, decimal to binary:
59, base 10
Can 2^6 fit into 59? No.
Can 2^5 fit into 59? Yes.
59−32
=27
Can 2^4 fit into 27? Yes.
27−16
=11
Can 2^3 fit into 11? Yes.
11−8
=3
Can 2^2 fit into 3? No.
Can 2^1 fit into 3? Yes.
3−2
=1
Can 2^0 fit into 1? Yes.
1−1
=0

So, let’s look at what we have for our answers:
No (0)
Yes (1)
Yes (1)
Yes (1)
No (0)
Yes (1)
Yes (1)

Hmm… read it from top to bottom (ignore any zeroes in the beginning): 111011.
59, base 10 = 111011, base 2

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So there you have today’s date: of the geekest, by the geekest, for the geekest.

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22 Responses to “11.10.11”

  1. vivinfrance October 11, 2011 at 10:20 #

    I don’t understand a word of it, so am sending it to my mathematical genius aka grandson for an explanation.

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    • Tilly Bud October 11, 2011 at 10:38 #

      I don’t understand it either; that’s why I made fun of it 🙂

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  2. molly October 11, 2011 at 10:40 #

    Damnit, can’t do the binary-decimal-binary stuff, cheers catchul8r molly

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  3. letterztonoone October 11, 2011 at 10:51 #

    I am not even going to ask my husband, for fear he will have an answer and it will not be the short version. He has a binary tie, need I say more.

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    • Tilly Bud October 11, 2011 at 10:58 #

      You poor thing! 🙂

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      • Tilly Bud October 11, 2011 at 11:15 #

        I can’t access your blog; when I hit the link it says you don’t exist.

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  4. granny1947 October 11, 2011 at 11:11 #

    I cannot tell a lie….I didn’t read it! 🙂

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    • Tilly Bud October 11, 2011 at 11:13 #

      That’s more like it! But I knew I should have put my last line in bold.

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  5. SidevieW October 11, 2011 at 11:19 #

    love your geek. I learned to count in hexadecimal (fortunately in the summer) by using 6 toes as well 😉
    However we won’t go wandering around there, it’s only relevant when you have a need of digital counting.

    I can also count in alcoholic
    One Tequila
    Two Tequila
    Three Tequila
    Floor!

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    • Tilly Bud October 11, 2011 at 11:20 #

      lol!

      Six toes? You are an upsidedown Anne Boleyn, who was reputed to have six fingers and so made long-sleeves fashionable.

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  6. mairedubhtx October 11, 2011 at 13:03 #

    Huh?

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  7. alienhippy October 11, 2011 at 15:58 #

    Oh the date in binary is far too logical Tilly, from my alien perspective not AT ALL Geeky.
    Now…let’s get geeky shall we and I’ll give you the date in Vulkan. giggle
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    [Binary] ‘oH Hop [too] [logical] chay’ [about] [Vulcan]<<< Klingon
    Su'uslar Ba-|Iyi-Gol-Vuhlkansu
    The five number forms in Traditional and Modern Golic:
    Cardinal… leh-wuh. lehkuh. leh-wuh.
    Ordinal… leh-wuh'rak, leh-wuhr- leh'rak, lehr- leh-wuh'rak, leh-wuhr.
    Enumerating… leh-wuh. leh. leh-wuh.
    Combining… leh-wuh. leh. leh-wuh
    Adjectival… leh-wuhik. lehik. leh-wuhik
    **********
    QoS jIH [just] [couldn't] QaH jIH'egh [I'm] vaj [wonderfully] [wired] [LOL]
    Translation… Sorry, I just couldn't help myself! I'm so wonderfully wired…LOL
    Love and hug. xx 🙂

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    • Tilly Bud October 12, 2011 at 09:59 #

      QaH jIH’egh [I’m] vaj [wonderfully] impressed!

      Not sure whether I’m more impressed by your maths or your Vulkan 🙂

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  8. Pseu October 11, 2011 at 18:25 #

    111011 in base 16 (hexadecimal) it is 9209 – while in base (3 ternary) it is 12 2002 1122.
    Too much informations?

    I think Sideview has a valid point and far better than counting in potatoes.

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    • Tilly Bud October 12, 2011 at 10:00 #

      First Arvon; now maths…I’m going to have to bar you 🙂

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      • Pseu October 12, 2011 at 18:12 #

        I’ll be good. Promise. 🙂

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  9. Musings October 12, 2011 at 04:23 #

    Yikes! No wonder! Now I understand what I don’t understand.

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  10. Tom (Aquatom1968) October 13, 2011 at 21:03 #

    @?@
    What does ^ mean?

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