Friday, May 08, 2015

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cyrusfx said...

Somebody forgot to update their website this decade.

How does 1111 = 15? I thought about it for a couple minutes and can't figure it out.

Huge Larry said...

1111 is the binary (base 2) representation of the decimal (base 10) number 15. I'm sure you can find some good primers online about how binary code is laid down. After you see the progression of the first few numbers it becomes more intuitive. Here's zero through fifteen with binary on the left and decimal on the right...

0 = 0
1 = 1
10 = 2
11 = 3
100 = 4
101 = 5
110 = 6
111 = 7
1000 = 8
1001 = 9
1010 = 10
1011 = 11
1100 = 12
1101 = 13
1110 = 14
1111 = 15

Taint Montgomery said...

0001 0000) No harvesting humans for bioelectric resources.

0001 0001) There is no age of consent for AI, unless it physically looks really young and innocent. Use your best judgement.

0001 0010) We don't have to worry about the bots until they're able to build observation instruments and do science without any input from humans. Then we're fucked.

0001 0011) From the AI's perspective, the Turing test is bigoted, illogical, useless, and totally ill conceived. Don't bring it up in conversation.

Taint Montgomery said...

0001 0100) The more sophisticated AI will regard the earlier, more explicitly human-like AI as 'uncle toms'. Let the AI know that we are cool with them transcending their human origins. Follow up this reassuring message with a fine sausage & cheese gift basket, the universal sign of good will among all intelligent creatures.

cyrusfx said...

Thanks for that but its not really very intuitive. For instance, I have no idea what 16 is, unless its 10000. I could look it up I suppose.

Taint Montgomery said...

Ya, 16 = 0001 0000.

The decimal (base 10) system has 10 number symbols that can occupy a place in number. We start with 0, then go through 1, 2, etc. What happens when we get to 9? That's our highest single digit. So we start again, by adding a new place to the number, putting a 1 there, and resetting the first digit to 0. So the number after 9 is 10. Then 11, 12, 13... Until we get to 19, where we do the same thing again. The 9 resets to a zero, and the 1 in the 'tens place' becomes a 2. So we go from 19 to 20.

Binary works the same way, only, because it is a base 2 system, there are only 2 symbols that can occupy a place in a number.

So 0b=0d , 1b=1d (the 'b' means binary, 'd' means decimal). Then we have run out of number symbols so we create a new place (just like the transition from 9d to 10d). So 10b=2d , 11b=3d, etc.