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    Type in ASCII!

    Post by Cuboos on Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:46 pm

    As suggested by SD! in this thread, every thing must be typed in ASCII coding, that means, Binary, Hexadecimal, Decimal, or Octal.

    open spoiler for a description of the base systems.

    Spoiler:
    Binary or "Base two" is a counting method in which there are only two characters per place, 1 and 0. most machines now communicate through this method (turning a circuit on for 1 and turning it off for 0. like the way we count, binary code increments the more you count so 0 = 0, 1 = 1, but now you've run out of characters to use, so you shift over to the next spot and continue counting, thats why 10 in binary is 2. if you were to keep counting, 11 would be three 100 would be fore, 101 would be five, 110 would be six, 111 would be seven, 1000 would be eight, and so on.

    Decimal or Base ten, is the counting method we are most familiar with, thats ten characters per place, so 0, 1, 2, 3 ,4 ,5 ,6 ,7 ,8 , and 9. just like in every other base method, once you run out of characters, you shift over to the next spot, so then ten becomes 10.

    Hexadecimal or Base sixteen, as you may have guessed by now, has sixteen characters per place, so thats 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, a, b, c, d, e, and f. and just like every other system, when you run out of characters for your place, you move it over to the next place, making the next number to come after F (by the way, F=15) is 10! which in Hex is equal to sixteen. the main use of hex is to give an eight bit number (that's eight places in base two) only two places, so while 11111111 = 255 in base two, FF = 255 in base sixteen.

    Octal or Base eight. i'm not really sure why they have base eight on computers. but as you can probably guess, it's eight characters per place, so 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. and i don't think i need to explain the rest.

    it's interesting to note that in all the bases, the value in the name of each is 10.

    in Base "2" 10 = "2".
    in Base "10" 10 = "10".
    in base "16" 10 = "16".
    in base "8" 10 = "8".

    now, some of you might ask, if all these codes just equal numbers, how are there letters and other symbols on our computers, the answer is! ASCII Tables!

    ASCII stands for American Standard Code for Information Interchange.
    at the moment, it is the standard method for number to letter conversion.

    originally it was EBCDIC or Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code, but ASCII soon became the main standard, (don't know the full history behind it)

    so, you have a few ways to translate your binary/decimal/hex/what ever to ASCII. in binary code, every 8 bits, or Byte is a letter (read about 8Bit computing), there are 256 possibilities with eight bits (thats 0 to 255) so that means an 8Bit computer can recognize around 256 commands. most computers nowadays can do 64Bit computing thats around 18,446,744,073,709,551,616 possibilities...

    so, you can use the quick and easy method use this http://home2.paulschou.net/tools/xlate/ it doesn't work well, but it will work
    or you if you're a nerd (like me...) you could use an ASCII chart http://www.asciitable.com/ and a scientific/programmer calculator (windows XP and 7 both have one) and compare the binary/decimal values and write out your code with that.

    rules are simple, using your preferred method, code your words into ASCII code and post them, the next poster must translate it (using their preferred method) and then post their own coded message. i suggest using the
    Code:
    [code][/code]
    tags to avoid losing some of your message. your message may be as long as you wish, how ever i highly suggest making it short for the convenience of the other members.

    i'll start.

    0110110001101111011100100110010101101101001000000110100101110000011100110111010101101101

    and here it is in Decimal for you lazy people...

    108 111 114 101 109 32 105 112 115 117 109
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    Re: Type in ASCII!

    Post by Night Dragon on Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:13 pm

    Code:
    73 110 116 114 101 115 116 105 110 103 32 119 97 121 32 111 102 32 116 121 112 105 110 103 46

    Spoiler:
    Do we have to put what the last person typed up in english?

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    Re: Type in ASCII!

    Post by Cuboos on Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:59 pm

    Night Dragon wrote:
    Code:
    73 110 116 114 101 115 116 105 110 103 32 119 97 121 32 111 102 32 116 121 112 105 110 103 46

    Spoiler:
    Do we have to put what the last person typed up in english?

    yes

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