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Today’s date: 63…

November 11, 2011

in binary. And that’s the last one of these posts for the next 32,194 days!

Added bonus: a six-digit palindrome! Not quite as cool as an eight-digit palindrome, but, fer cry-eye. You can’t have everything.

Only 3,006 days until the next one of those, by the way.

Here’s the important question today: when the clock hits 11:11:11 today (which it will do twice), can we legitimately say that it’s 63 o’clock on 63? I’m guessing that we can.

Alternately, I wonder if we could just call it 4,091 4,095. That’s binary for 111111111111.

Er, wait, no: that’s not binary for, it’s the translation of the binary number 111111111111. Which leads me to realize: I don’t know what our number system is called. Standard? Yeah, I know it’s base-10, but you don’t go around calling it that. Because that would make you a nerd.

I guess it doesn’t really need a name, huh? It’s just how we count.

Anyway, I’ve got my calendar set to remind me of the next eight-digit palindromic day and the next binary day. See you then!


UPDATE – Binary conversion corrected, thanks to a bigger nerd.

  1. misterpterodactyl permalink
    November 11, 2011 6:28 pm

    4095, not 4091. You always were kind of a substandard nerd.

  2. November 11, 2011 8:05 pm

    Well, I never did live up to your standards.

  3. misterpterodactyl permalink
    November 11, 2011 9:40 pm

    That is what ‘substandard’ means, you know.

  4. November 12, 2011 9:50 am

    But it doesn’t mean I’m a substandard nerd. It might mean you’re a superstandard nerd.

  5. November 13, 2011 2:18 pm

    Uhm, “decimal”?


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