Comments on: QUICK! What's 2^12? No Cheating! https://pthree.org/2007/05/18/quick-whats-212-no-cheating/ Linux. GNU. Freedom. Sun, 13 May 2018 18:21:35 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0-alpha-43006 By: Aaron https://pthree.org/2007/05/18/quick-whats-212-no-cheating/#comment-53081 Mon, 21 May 2007 13:22:07 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/18/quick-whats-212-no-cheating/#comment-53081 Jon- That's a pretty intelligent comment. Really adds to the conversation at hand. Thanks for stopping by.

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By: Jon https://pthree.org/2007/05/18/quick-whats-212-no-cheating/#comment-53066 Mon, 21 May 2007 12:03:10 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/18/quick-whats-212-no-cheating/#comment-53066 you are such a genius! please tell me you are still in highschool.

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By: Michael Wheatland https://pthree.org/2007/05/18/quick-whats-212-no-cheating/#comment-52432 Sat, 19 May 2007 01:04:25 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/18/quick-whats-212-no-cheating/#comment-52432 I am really sorry. But there are a whole lot of people using Ubuntu and catching up with the planet who have not done a programming course.

I would love to understand the counting method. Maybe a little more detail about the way you use your fingers and how you derive the number from them would help people understand.

P.S. Thanks for all of your other insightful blog posts. I really enjoy them.

Mike From Australia.
-A non-IT Ubuntu User

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By: goalieca https://pthree.org/2007/05/18/quick-whats-212-no-cheating/#comment-52411 Fri, 18 May 2007 22:38:33 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/18/quick-whats-212-no-cheating/#comment-52411 the way i remember is 2^10 = 1KB = 1024

2^20 = 1MB = 1024KB
2^30 = 1GB = 1024MB etc.

so the easy way is to do

2^10 * 2^2 = 4-something which i know from memory as 4096

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By: Orra https://pthree.org/2007/05/18/quick-whats-212-no-cheating/#comment-52402 Fri, 18 May 2007 21:18:52 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2007/05/18/quick-whats-212-no-cheating/#comment-52402 You had me confused there for a minute. I spend too long trying to understand you :-p. I though you had in mind something like you can do when you multiply by nine.

I do like counting in binary. Just the other day, somebody said that they could "count the [few] number of times" someone had done something on one hand. I had to point on 31 isn't quite as small as 5. (-:

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