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[aprssig] A funny packet story/joke (The KISS guys will get it)

Tad Burnett tburnett at vermontel.net
Wed Nov 9 01:53:20 UTC 2005


Then 377 = 255 = FF ???

Curt Mills wrote:

>On Tue, 8 Nov 2005, Tad Burnett wrote:
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>>What is "HEX" anyway ???  Some sort of base 6 number system ???
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>Hexadecimal.  Base-16 number system.  Goes from 00 to FF for a byte,
>where 00 represents decimal 0, FF represents decimal 255.  In C-code
>we represent those numbers as 0x00 and 0xff.
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>The number system goes 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F 10 11 12...
>
>Computer science people live by hexadecimal, at least if they do
>embedded programming.  Of course they used to use octal, where you
>counted like this:
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>    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 20...
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