The binary number system (aka base 2) represents values using two symbols, typically 0 and 1. Computers call these bits. A bit is either off (0) or on (1). When arranged in sets of 8 bits (1 byte) 256 values can be represented (0-255).
Using an ASCII chart, these values can be mapped to characters and text can be stored. It’s not magic, it’s just math!
And what does 0100100001101001 which finds mention in this blogs title stand for?
It simply means : Hi !
Check out this nice web app which lets you code in and decode from the binary number system to plain English!
Do note that this application only encodes and decodes 8-bit ASCII text and is for entertainment purposes only.
You may also check out the Hex and Octal apps there.
Looking for a nice Binary wallpaper, check this! Click on the image to visit its download page.
If you are one of the first to visit this post, its probably just past 10.10am (IST) 10/10/10, a rare moment in time, which you wont get to experience again! But there will be a 11.11, 11/11/11 next year or a 12.12, 12/12/12 the year after!