Working Daze by John Zakour and Scott Roberts

Working Daze

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  1. JanBic

    JanBic GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A

    Big deal, not much difference

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 11 months ago

    She’s saying she has part of her mind split off to talk geek to them when needed. Curious.

  3. Blackwolff9

    Blackwolff9 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Surak-The Father of the Vulcan Way of Life.

  4. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @JanBic

    That would be base 11. Hexadecimal goes up to F. And it’s the fact that she did it that worries her- not that it took longer.

  5. olddog1

    olddog1 said, 11 months ago

    @JanBic

    I used to know someone who could add and subtract hex in his head. Could also do some simple multiplying and dividing.

  6. Emmett Wayne

    Emmett Wayne said, 11 months ago

    @TSR
    JanBic got it right. She did say she counted to TEN in hexadecimal, not 15.

  7. Jeff Kingsley

    Jeff Kingsley said, 11 months ago

    @Thomas Scott Roberts

    Yes, hexadecimal goes up to F. However, ten in hex is STILL A.

  8. Bear K

    Bear K said, 11 months ago

    Counting to 10 in Hex…
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    6
    7
    8
    9
    A
    B
    C
    D
    E
    F
    10

  9. Burnside217

    Burnside217 said, 11 months ago

    I haven’t thought of hexadecimal in a long time. Base 7 wasn’t quite as fun:

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F 10
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

  10. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    I’m told that when General Electric was in the computer business they redefined hex to count 1 2 … 9 A B C D E G. Then they filled memory with bytes with value 254 so the dumps of unused memory looked like GE GE GE ….

  11. DAZZ

    DAZZ GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Never did that.


    In my Kindergarten days, grandpa taught me to count to 100 in Latin (I counted squares of sidewalks walking to school before running into some pals).

  12. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Emmett Wayne

    Well, she still meant the number represented by the numeral ‘10.’ I don’t know that much about hex myself- but it seems silly to call the base number ‘sixteen,’ since that literally means ‘six and ten.’ Do the letters a through f still have the names ‘ten’ through ‘fifteen?’ If so, then it’s kind of a half-baked system.

  13. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Emmett Wayne

    Well, she still meant the number represented by the numeral ‘10.’ I don’t know that much about hex myself- but it seems silly to call the base number ‘sixteen,’ since that literally means ‘six and ten.’ Do the letters a through f still have the names ‘ten’ through ‘fifteen?’ If so, then it’s kind of a half-baked system.

  14. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Emmett Wayne

    Well, she still meant the number represented by the numeral ‘10.’ I don’t know that much about hex myself- but it seems silly to call the base number ‘sixteen,’ since that literally means ‘six and ten.’ Do the letters a through f still have the names ‘ten’ through ‘fifteen?’ If so, then it’s kind of a half-baked system.

  15. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Jeff Kingsley

    But does it change the names of the numbers? Or are the names still ‘ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen?’ If so, somebody didn’t really put a lot of detail into the system. 10 ought to be called ten, no matter the base. Perhaps math people aren’t always linguistics people.

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