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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Andre)
Subject: Re: Decimial has set progress back -> Help spread the use of Hex!
Date: 10 Jan 2003 13:51:56 -0800
NNTP-Posting-Date: 10 Jan 2003 21:51:56 GMT
"g0mem" wrote in message news:...
> "g0mem" wrote in message
> > "James Llort" wrote in message
> > news:email@example.com...
> > > 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
> > offend anyone, no matter how many digits they have.
> > Have a happy MMIII
> > Mike Turner
> > born VI March MCMLXIII
> And to get you practised in this upcoming number system here is a useful web
> Mike Turner
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