Nero CD/DVD burner equivalent for ubuntu?
Gary W. Swearingen
garys at opusnet.com
Wed Apr 12 18:27:50 UTC 2006
C Hamel <yogich at sc2000.net> writes:
>> If only you and dead people understand hex,
>> how many people understand hex?
> I do... <LOL> Used to program in it.
Or was it "octal"?
IIRC, early PDP's 12 switches were read as 0000-7777 and CDC
mainframes' 60 bits were read as 10 groups of 2 octal digits.
Octal was easier to work with, but words of 16, 32, etc, killed octal,
I guess, because it was esthetically unpleasing that they couldn't be
divided into nice groups of 3 without an odd-ball group of 1 or 2. I
doubt if it was for a practical reason, like hex's better compactness.
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