Happy Birthday Mark Faceberg

So lifelike.

To you and me, the internet power-user, would-be destroyer of democracies, and boy billionaire is 37, but in hexadecimal he is 25 today.

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12 Responses to Happy Birthday Mark Faceberg

  1. would be destroyer of Democracies?”

    The people of Myanmar would like to object to that phrasing, especially the Rohinga ones…

    Well the ones who are still alive and not in prison camps would…

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  2. E.A. Blair says:

    That’s 45 in octal and 100101 in binary. Of course you know there are 10 kinds of people – those who get binary and those who don’t.

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    • MDavis says:

      To let you know how old I am, when I was in, like, the fourth grade we were given lessons in binary instead of expected to just learn it on the streets like today’s youngsters.


      • E.A. Blair says:

        I first learned about binary when I was in third grade. It wasn’t part of school, but a book on math that my parents had given me (this was in 1964, when computers were the size of small houses). I understood it immediately. A few years later, when I was earning money on a paper route and was making enough to have a checking account and an ATM card (the city where I grew up was one of the first to get them), I encoded my PIN on the back of my first debit card in base three. Nobody else could read my code. My first computer programming was done in 1972 with punch cards. That qualifies me (in IBM house jargon) as a binary aboriginal. You’re probably also entitles to that moniker.

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      • MDavis says:

        I certainly wasn’t as smart as you, but yeah, sounds like we are about the same vintage.
        Learning about bases in fourth was a guess. Those years are a little fuzzy, TBH. One of the things I learned about then was that the Fort Lewis computer had it’s own building, with a rather heavy cooling cost. I mean, I think they used a barracks sized building.


      • CalicoJack says:

        You can count to 32 on one hand using binary. I’ve won many bar bets with that one. Bonus, you get to flip people off in the process.



    • Weird Dave says:

      1 + 1 = 10


    • Stony Pillow says:

      Octal is the choice of real men.


  3. roket says:

    How old is that in Android years?


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