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 Posted Thursday, January 2, 2014 9:47 AM
 SSCrazy Group: General Forum Members Last Login: Thursday, June 25, 2015 2:16 PM Points: 2,587, Visits: 1,680
 Thanks Steve, Kind of like back to the very basics! Very Cool!M. Not all gray hairs are Dinosaurs!
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 Posted Thursday, January 2, 2014 10:20 AM
 SSChasing Mays Group: General Forum Members Last Login: Thursday, June 25, 2015 6:16 PM Points: 622, Visits: 1,500
 IgorMi (1/1/2014)Cool, in11111011110it was essential to spot that the first two bits (1) and the last one (0) are constructing the right answer.Regards, IgorMiThat's pretty much how I did it. Since the last bit had to be a zero since it's an even number, that narrowed it down to 2 answers. Since they differed on the second bit, I only calculated that far.Love multiple choice.
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 Posted Thursday, January 2, 2014 11:45 AM
 SSCrazy Eights Group: General Forum Members Last Login: Yesterday @ 2:40 AM Points: 8,573, Visits: 10,345
 Nice question.But although the explanation is correct adding up the 1 bits is doing it the hard way. 2014 is 2047 - 33, so the bits with are 0 must be the bit that represents 1 and teh bit that represents 32 - that's much easier. Or doing it by elimination as suggested by Igor and Marcia - 2014 is oddeven so the last bit is zero; it's bigger that 1536, so the 2nd bit (from the significant end) is not zero. That eliminates 3 of the 4 options, and is a lot easier than adding up the powers of two indicated by 10 bits to see if they come to 2014 even if you start by testing the correct value: if you did it that way and came to the correct value last you would end up adding up 3 sets of 10 numbers - no need to ad up teh 4th set once you know the others are all wrong - really a lot of work compared with the not-so-hard ways of doing it. Tom
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 Posted Thursday, January 2, 2014 12:33 PM
 Hall of Fame Group: General Forum Members Last Login: 2 days ago @ 1:16 PM Points: 3,631, Visits: 2,123
 Thanks for the fun question Steve. Haven't converted anything from binary since school. Happy 2014 all.
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 Posted Monday, January 6, 2014 12:22 AM
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 twin.devil (1/1/2014)Bill (DBAOnTheGo) (12/31/2013)There are only 10 types of people in this world.+10 +10 Happy 2014...
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 Posted Monday, January 6, 2014 3:25 AM
 SSChampion Group: General Forum Members Last Login: Yesterday @ 7:12 AM Points: 14,467, Visits: 12,458
 Great question.Happy 11111011110 to you all! How to post forum questions.Need an answer? No, you need a question.What’s the deal with Excel & SSIS?Member of LinkedIn. My blog at LessThanDot. MCSA SQL Server 2012 - MCSE Business Intelligence
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 Posted Friday, January 31, 2014 6:35 AM
 Ten Centuries Group: General Forum Members Last Login: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:24 AM Points: 1,144, Visits: 299
 easy one this year on my blog, my happy new year wishes were in binary format :)
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 Posted Sunday, February 9, 2014 1:02 AM
 SSCrazy Group: General Forum Members Last Login: Thursday, June 25, 2015 3:43 PM Points: 2,262, Visits: 917
 Excellent Question. Reducing things to Binary should remind Computer people of our origins.
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 Posted Thursday, June 11, 2015 1:07 AM
 Ten Centuries Group: General Forum Members Last Login: Yesterday @ 1:43 AM Points: 1,320, Visits: 270
 Indeed. Back to basic.There are 10 kind of people.Those who understand binary counting and those who don't.Before I went to school I thought 1 + 1 = 3On elementary school I find out it was less1 + 1 = 2Computer science reduced this again1 + 1 = 1
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