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Re^2: My favorite model of computation is ...

by chacham (Prior)
on May 06, 2017 at 18:43 UTC ( #1189680=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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in thread My favorite model of computation is ...

Let's see, the hand can count to 12, making 60 with both hands. Or is that 144? Adding both feet, would be 1500, or 3600. Or, perhaps for the inhumanly dexterous, 20,736.

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Re^3: My favorite model of computation is ...
by shmem (Chancellor) on May 06, 2017 at 20:18 UTC
    Let's see, the hand can count to 12

    Yeah. Decimal => 5, Sexagesimal => 12, Binary => 31; five bits. 4 ^ 128...

    perl -le'print map{pack c,($-++?1:13)+ord}split//,ESEL'

      Aaaah! Wikipedia has let me astray.

      Worthy of note though: Fingered Sexagesimal has no obscene geustures associated with it. Does that count for anything? :)

Re^3: My favorite model of computation is ...
by zentara (Archbishop) on May 07, 2017 at 13:33 UTC
    Wow, I learn something new everyday. I never even thought about Sexagesimal before. :-)

    I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth. ..... an animated JAPH

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