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Andy Peters
11/24/05 22:08
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Tucson, Az

#104145 - old hat
Responding to: Grant Beattie's previous message
C'mon, back when we got our first calculators, we discovered that if you entered the numbers 7734 and turned the display upside down, you got a sorta dirty word.

I like to use 0xDEAD as a generic error code, and for testing I use 0xDEAD 0xBEEF and 0x600D 0xF00D.

I also use 666 as a "magic number" whenever possible.


List of 16 messages in thread
Hex numbers that are English words      Grant Beattie      11/22/05 16:08      
   Sheesh      Steve M. Taylor      11/22/05 16:53      
   Seen before      Andy Neil      11/22/05 18:04      
   the old IBM 1100 "minicomputer" did show      Erik Malund      11/23/05 09:06      
   old hat      Andy Peters      11/24/05 22:08      
      more...      José Félix Díaz Ivorra      11/25/05 16:26      
      I also use 666 as a "magic number"      Grant Beattie      11/30/05 09:41      
         a famous story goes something like      Erik Malund      11/30/05 10:39      
            Maybe a little hint then      Grant Beattie      11/30/05 12:12      
               can't hint, that would be a give away      Erik Malund      11/30/05 12:31      
                  Just Some Bytes      Maarten Brock      12/01/05 08:15      
                  Ok, here's the hint      Erik Malund      12/01/05 08:39      
                     Answer please      Vignesh Prasad      12/15/05 10:20      
            convert octal to decimal      Erik Malund      12/15/05 11:08      
               I did not see      Maarten Brock      12/16/05 07:54      
   I see      Maarten Brock      12/04/05 15:31      

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