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(NBC News)   Recent finding show Leibniz was the 10th person to invent a binary number system   (nbcnews.com) divider line 24
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2013-12-17 08:52:56 AM
Pretty sure you mean 10nd, right subby?
 
2013-12-17 08:54:19 AM
One of the most famous, and avant-garde, mathematicians of the 17th century, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, invented a binary numeral system and showed that it could be used in a primitive calculating machine.

Typical liberal spinoza from NBC.
 
2013-12-17 09:24:30 AM

Fubini: Pretty sure you mean 10nd, right subby?


Only 10 kinds of persons in the worlds, those who can count in binary, and those who can't.
 
2013-12-17 09:35:32 AM
Yes, no, maybe?
 
2013-12-17 09:37:22 AM
Who do you think would win in a fight? Leibniz or Newton? I say Leibniz.
 
2013-12-17 09:46:02 AM

padraig: Fubini: Pretty sure you mean 10nd, right subby?

Only 10 kinds of persons in the worlds, those who can count in binary, and those who can't.


And those who have mastered Gray code.
 
2013-12-17 09:56:19 AM

baconbeard: Who do you think would win in a fight? Leibniz or Newton? I say Leibniz.


I'm currently reading Quicksilver, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

/Leibniz
 
2013-12-17 10:00:38 AM

Your Hind Brain: Yes, no, maybe?


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2013-12-17 10:10:18 AM
Oblig:

imgs.xkcd.com
 
2013-12-17 10:21:22 AM

nulluspixiusdemonica: Your Hind Brain: Yes, no, maybe?

...FileNotFound


Abort, Retry, Fail?
 
2013-12-17 12:02:39 PM
first but not really real.
 
2013-12-17 12:04:21 PM
first, but not really real

/10 goto 10
 
2013-12-17 12:58:56 PM
The old joke: There are only 10 kinds of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who don't.
 
2013-12-17 01:16:37 PM
I would have gone with a headline suggesting that he wasn't the 1st person to discover binary...
 
2013-12-17 02:25:30 PM

baconbeard: Who do you think would win in a fight? Leibniz or Newton? I say Leibniz.


True.
 
2013-12-17 03:07:27 PM

Omnivorous: The old joke: There are only 10 kinds of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who don't.


That's the 10nd time someone's made that joke in this thread.
 
2013-12-17 03:35:55 PM

darwinpolice: Omnivorous: The old joke: There are only 10 kinds of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who don't.

That's the 10nd time someone's made that joke in this thread.


Almost made that joke 11rd time...
 
2013-12-17 05:14:31 PM

padraig: Fubini: Pretty sure you mean 10nd, right subby?

Only 10 kinds of persons in the worlds, those who can count in binary, and those who can't


...and those who realized this joke was in ternary.
 
2013-12-17 05:29:39 PM
Then again, you can classify people in two other categories: those that can extrapolate from incomplete data sets, and
 
2013-12-17 05:29:55 PM
Why is there never a precedence fight over who discovered the unary number system?

???

/// I have also known some geek types who are proud to understand binary but when "unary" is mentioned as a counting system can't figure out how it works.
 
2013-12-17 05:35:02 PM
Not impressed with any culture that couldn't write.
 
2013-12-17 06:14:57 PM
The headline works if you pronounce it "one-aughth," as there are no names for binary numbers, but who actually reads like that?

// "One-aught-nd?" One oughtn't.
 
2013-12-17 08:00:39 PM

Larva Lump: The headline works if you pronounce it "one-aughth," as there are no names for binary numbers, but who actually reads like that?

// "One-aught-nd?" One oughtn't.


There are names for binary numbers ... The names don't change, just the numerals. I guess if you want to invent a language with words for numbers that aren't based in decimal (except for that eleven and twelve bullshiat) you could but it wouldn't be English.

The name doesn't change just because the numeral system does.
 
2013-12-17 08:05:05 PM

Nurglitch: I would have gone with a headline suggesting that he wasn't the 1st person to discover binary...


Well sure, that was Enki.
 
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