RE: Hexadecimal digits

From: John Dlugosz (
Date: Tue Jun 08 2010 - 10:53:15 CDT

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    > The main obstacle to use hexadecimal in human communication are not
    > the symbols used in its notation, but that every single human language
    > uses 10-based numbers in *speech*, with at most minor deviations (e.g.
    > eleven, twelve). The overall system is always 10-based. (10, 100,
    > 1000, (10000 in indian and chinese), 1000000) etc. have their own
    > names, numbers composed are to be understood in the decimal system

    Yes, when discussing values in hex, this is an English problem. What do I call the useful higher powers and groups? What is the equivalent of "thousands" or "millions" to refer to powers of 65536 or 4294967296?


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