Wednesday, October 17, 2007

0's and 1's

Writers say and believe: The Universe is made of stories, not atoms (quote, on the left). To computers, the Universe is made of 0's and 1's, and in many subliminal ways, that is true for Computer Scientists as well. Torsten Suel, after a long day of C coding, went to buy a ticket to travel on NJ transit trains, and when the machine asked to enter the number of tickets he needed, he kept pressing 0. You have to program all day, or be a programmer to understand that. Recently, Andrew McGregor, spelled "1" as "zero, one, e". One Zero (NO), I have no explanation.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

pluot is ternary for negative zero

4:57 AM  

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