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SwanMan3000

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« on: 11-18-2003 04:02 »

1. can some-one explain to me what shippiness means please

2. not so much of a question but can some-one explain how binary codes work briefly, and maybe an example of how you read what they say?
zoidyzoid

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« Reply #1 on: 11-18-2003 04:10 »

1. It comes from relationship, and that's basically what it means- to do with relationships.

2.I'm definitely not an expert, but as far as I know each letter is assigned a code of ones and zeroes. Binary translator.

Hope that helped!
 smile
Beamer

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« Reply #2 on: 11-18-2003 04:11 »
« Last Edit on: 11-18-2003 04:11 »

EDIT: Crap, Zoidyzoid beat me to it. Oh well - I'll leave my answers in the post anyway, just incase you want a second opinion.

1. Shippiness refers to the emotional/character development in Futurama. eg. The Fry/Leela relationship. Hence why a person who likes the emotional and character developments in Futurama is called a "shipper."

2. I'm not sure how it works (although I know it's a computer language of sorts) - but you can get a binary translator at http://www.adcott.net/binary/
PCC Fred

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« Reply #3 on: 11-18-2003 06:43 »

Actually Beamer, I think shipper refers specifically to the romantic relationships on Futurama.
Tweek

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« Reply #4 on: 11-18-2003 07:04 »

 
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
Actually Beamer, I think shipper refers specifically to the romantic relationships on Futurama.
I don't think it does.
Prof. Wernstrum

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« Reply #5 on: 11-18-2003 07:08 »
« Last Edit on: 11-18-2003 07:08 »

1) A Shipper is a person who wants two main characters in a TV series to get together. It is not specifically referring to Futurama, I've heard the same term used to describe those who wanted a Mulder-Scully relationship on The X-Files for example.

2) Binary numbers - The position of each digit is assigned a value based on a power of 2. So the digit furthest to the right is 2^0 = 1, the next one is 2^1=2, then 2^2=4 etc. To calculate the value of the number, go through the list multiplying the value of each digit by the value of its position

e.g. 110001001 =
2^0*1 +2^1*0 +2^2*0 +2^3*1 +2^4*0 +2^5*0 +2^6*0 +2^7*1 +2^8*1
= 1 + 8 + 128 + 256
= 393

(Note: It gets a bit more complicated if you take into account negative numbers but as I suspect all non-mathematicians/computer scientists are confused already I'll stop here.)

This is actually basically the same as denary numbers (The normal ten digit code) as 393 means 3*10^1 + 9*10^2 + 3*10^3 for example.

Binary Symbols - There are several lists of symbols which can be used along with binary code, the most well known being ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange). These take a binary string of given length (8-bits for ASCII) and for every possible string there is a different symbol in the table e.g. 00100100 (Bender's Apartment number) = $.
Snoo-snoo

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« Reply #6 on: 11-18-2003 07:20 »

I got dizzy and nauseated just from reading that.
Prof. Wernstrum

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« Reply #7 on: 11-18-2003 07:23 »

Sorry about that, I can explain computer science concepts perfectly so long as everyone I'm talking to already knows everything about them. I've never been able to get to grips with these "layman's terms" thingies.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #8 on: 11-18-2003 09:27 »
« Last Edit on: 11-18-2003 09:27 »

 
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Originally posted by Tweek:
   
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Originally posted by PCC Fred:
Actually Beamer, I think shipper refers specifically to the romantic relationships on Futurama.
I don't think it does.

 
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Originally posted by Prof. Wernstrum:
1) A Shipper is a person who wants two main characters in a TV series to get together. It is not specifically referring to Futurama, I've heard the same term used to describe those who wanted a Mulder-Scully relationship on The X-Files for example.

Apologies, my post was unclear.  When I said "specifically", I meant that it specifically refers to romantic relationships, not that it refers to Futurama in particular.
Beamer

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« Reply #9 on: 11-19-2003 01:56 »
« Last Edit on: 11-19-2003 01:56 »

Okay then, guess I'm wrong. I was just saying what I had been told by other people, but still - it now makes perfect sense why it's called "shippiness." Ah, you learn something new every day...   smile

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