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    Re: What's binary Dad?

    I was taught binary at Junior school in the 70s. I learned to count in binary on my fingers - a useful ability which serves me well in my Microsoft exams

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    Re: What's binary Dad?

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    Nope, I was never taught binary or hex while I was at school in maths or ICT (1998-2003).
    I did both in maths both at primary and secondary schools. But then that was in the dark times of the 1970s and 1980s.
    Did log tables as well...................

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    Re: What's binary Dad?

    We never did log tables either at school, but I covered them when I was studying for the radio amateur's exam.

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    Re: What's binary Dad?

    i did everything like log tables binary,hex etc... in my nd in telecommunications, and then covered binary and hex in my hnc computing mainly for c++ coding though.

    Kris

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    Re: What's binary Dad?

    Quote Originally Posted by russdev
    But come on when last time you used binary

    Russ
    Yesterday infact I directly used binary!
    We were trying to store someones privilege levels, we could use a series of BOOLS, however they're somewhat wasteful (taking up a byte each to store just one bit).

    However, if you use an int (even if its just one byte's worth) you can store many more different bools in just one byte, pretty nifty if you're in need of saving disk space (big production servers, specifically those on MMORPG game servers employ this techique).

    Anyway, we all use binary all the time in a round about way!

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    Re: What's binary Dad?

    I have a binary tattoo around my forearm.

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    Re: What's binary Dad?

    I wear my binary tie every once in a while

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    Re: What's binary Dad?

    The Head of ICT makes me do the binary lesson in her GCSE class because she doesn't get it (or should that be ICT) the kids are fine with it though .

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    Re: What's binary Dad?

    @face-man

    I didn't know Big Brother gave you contestants access to the web from the house

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    Re: What's binary Dad?

    We are a secondary school, and i know for a fact that the kids here YEAR 7,8 and 9 get taught binary and hex, but im not sure what year they do it in.

    Its done as part of ICT ive never seen maths do it....

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    Re: What's binary Dad?

    ISTR yellow/red/blue are primary for reflected light whereas its rgb for emitted light, hence it isn't a myth... and thats why it's CMY(K) in printing.

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    Re: What's binary Dad?

    I went to school the same time as craig, and didn't get taught binary or hex until I did A level computing.

    Chris

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    Re: What's binary Dad?

    We did binary at school back in the dark ages...late 70s when only the mega rich had a calculator that could add and takeaway.

    I remember spending weeks working out binary numbers and marking them on to cards with a hb pencil then feeding them in to a computer the size of a small car

    The kids here do touch on binary in the computing class but its hardly variable length subnet masks

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    Re: What's binary Dad?

    Lord alone knows this is an old topic but the reason they may not have learned binary specifically is that it was something that I think they taught as numbers to base of X... I think they mentioned binary and hexadecimal in passing but the important bit was understanding decimal had the base of 10.

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    Re: What's binary Dad?

    *jumps up and down and waves hands*

    I was taught binary. AS Level maths and AS Level ICT did some small amount of binary. Not enough to be tested on it, but enough to explain how it works and you could have quite easily picked it up from that.

    It was taught in maths as an aid to teaching base 8 for logs.

    I use it for Cisco courses and subnetting etc.

    I'm just starting my second year at uni now so that should give you some clue as to how long ago that was (not long lol).

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