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Re: Selected Best Nodes Archive

by Abigail-II (Bishop)
on Feb 25, 2004 at 22:54 UTC ( #331863=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Selected Best Nodes Archive
in thread Selected Best Nodes Archive

Well, yes, but so are lottery numbers. And there are people archiving those. Also, judging on the name, I presume the OP to be living in the UK. Which means that there's a 76.34% chance that the OP is either a bookie, his father is a bookie, or the OP has a gambling problem. So, my well-educated guess is that the OP either wants to bet the outcome of the selective best nodes, or wants to run such a bet himself.

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Re: Re: Selected Best Nodes Archive
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Feb 26, 2004 at 00:42 UTC

    On my 18th birthday (legal gambling age), I went into a betting shop and made 2 bets. I had to do something "new" to celibrate that special birthday, but I'd previously celebrated my 16th, in a pub with my girlfriend and the landlord, so drinking was passe.

    The first bet was 25p each-way. It came in first and I tripled my stake.

    The second, I bet my winning, 50p on-the-nose. It came in second. I was even.

    That was the last time I bet on a horse. I'm a gambler that never lost any money:)

    I've never yet bought a lottery ticket.

    I've enjoyed fruit machines occasionally, but I bore easily, and with modern ones you don't even have the fun of pulling the handle.

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[jdporter]: one prog I have has a UI which allows to input a bit mask
[jdporter]: currently it expects the bitmask to be in the form of a hex number, e.g. 0x0101
[jdporter]: but I'd like to let the user specify it as individual bits, i.e. 0b0000000100000001
[jdporter]: there is no bit/binary equivalent of hex, right?
[jdporter]: I guess that the most direct way of doing it is with some magical incantation involving unpack or whatever
[jdporter]: let me google that for me ;-)
[jdporter]: hex points explicitly to oct, which does the job. :-D

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