[islandlabs] 01/10/10: Binary date.
John J Kane
johnj.kane at gmail.com
Sun Jan 10 22:00:13 EST 2010
That's a fantastic article in Newsday! And good advertisement for the
On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 7:22 PM, Tony Biondo <tonyb at tonybox.net> wrote:
> Z-Day! The day the zombies come! OH GOD.
> Also, its the day we are in newsday! Get a paper!
> I scanned it as best I could: http://tonybox.net/article.pdf
> On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 2:40 PM, Burns, William <burns at cshl.edu> wrote:
> > John:
> > Today's date in MMDDYY format is indeed "011010".
> > 011010 in binary is 1A in hexadecimal, 32 in octal, 26 in decimal.
> > There are 26 letters in our alphabet, so you could say that it represents
> the letter "Z"
> > That's why ASCII 26 is somtimes referred to as "control-Z" (^Z).
> > ASCII 26 is the "substitute" character (SUB).
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Substitute_character
> > UNIX: Process-suspend
> > DOS: End-of-File / End-of-User-Input
> > Today could be 'Z' day, Suspend Day, and/or End of File Day!
> > Also...
> > The date for tomorrow in MMDDYY format is 011110.
> > That's 0x1e octal: 36 dec: 30, ASCII 30 is the "record separator"
> character (RS).
> > "record separator day" doesn't have much of a ring to it.
> > The date for today in YYMMDD format is 100110.
> > That's 0x26 octal: 46 dec: 38 ascii 'F' (Fail day?)
> > The date for tomorrow in YYMMDD format is 100111.
> > That's 0x27 octal: 47 dec: 39 ascii 'G'
> > -Bill
> > ________________________________
> > From: John J Kane [mailto:johnj.kane at gmail.com]
> > Sent: Sun 1/10/2010 11:56 AM
> > To: Burns, William
> > Subject: 01/10/10: Binary date.
> > Hey Bill,
> > Today is January 10th, 2010. That's also 01/10/10. Isn't that very
> binary? Does it mean anything in binary notation?
> > John
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