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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Al Borowski)
Subject: Re: Decimial has set progress back -> Help spread the use of Hex!
Date: 8 Jan 2003 02:01:51 -0800
NNTP-Posting-Date: 8 Jan 2003 10:01:51 GMT
email@example.com (James Llort) wrote in message news:...
> Hello Everyone,
Hello nutcase troll,
> 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
Aren't good trolls supposed to be subtle?
>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.
What percantage of the population is this?
> 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.
Yes, it may make lifer easier for engineers, programmers and students.
I doubt there's enough of us to convince the rest of the world though.
> No problems memorising ASCII codes.
ASCII is totally arbitary.
>This would be a big step towards
> settleting the differences between that idiot bush and italy for
tensions between america and italy? Do tell.
>Really though, The Roman empire may never have fallen if
> they had joined the trojans and adopted base 16 as a symbol of peace.
You are thinking of the *greeks*. They were at war with the trojans.
> Just think of the economic benefits this may have today!
> I strongly believe that us, readers of technical newsgroups have to
> intelligence and resourcenessfullness to band together in germany as a
> bastion of hex, and gradually take over companies that refuse to
> follow us. I of couse would be leader and you my loyal followers but
> as hexians we would truly suceed!
You are a nut. Or a troll. I'm guessing both.
>We would rule with an steel fist!
It's *iron* fist.
> Finally news2020 I will make you a deal. Help me with my plan to
> spread the use of base 16 and I will turn the radiation off.
that's just plain cruel.
> JOIN THE HEXIANS!!!
Please grow up. This is the most blatent troll I've seen in a while.
> James Llort
Llort. Ahh, now I geddit. I should have seen that. *shakes head*
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