Subject: Re: Decimial has set progress back -> Help spread the use of Hex!
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Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2003 14:32:34 -0000
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"James Llort" wrote in message
> Hello Everyone,
> Why don't people use hex in everyday math? Logically it makes more
> sense. It's far more efficent, requires less concentration to use and
> is extremely fast. The only reason we use decmial is for legacy
> reasons. Sure, the majority of people have ten fingers / toes, but
> basing our entire default number system on that is horribly offending
> thoses without the prereuqiesit number of digits. That's besides the
> point though. If we were brought up on hexadecimial instead of
> decmial, just think how easier life would be! No having to change the
> default radix on out Zilog assembler. No trouble converting to binary
> and back. No problems memorising ASCII codes.
I think that we should adopt the Roman system of numbers. Much favoured by
clock makers, and Intel as far as the Pentium III processor. No more
problems trying to read the copyright date at the end of movies. And dosen't
offend anyone, no matter how many digits they have.
Have a happy MMIII
born VI March MCMLXIII