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freik

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« on: 03-13-2005 05:25 »

in the ep Godfellas bender said to god that he only knew enough binary to ask where the bathroom is but in the honking he understood the writing on the wall through the mirror
ps. does anyone know what it actually means
Teral

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« Reply #1 on: 03-13-2005 05:30 »
« Last Edit on: 03-13-2005 05:30 »

Read backwards, and translated to decimal, it says 666 ([John DiMaggio]Ity's the number of the Beast![/JD]) .

Bender probably understand bits and phrases of binary, but the only complete sentence he can is "Where't the bathroom". Plus the writing on the mirror is just a simply number. Lot's of people understand Roman numerals, but very few speak Latin (Thanks David).
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« Reply #2 on: 03-13-2005 09:43 »

I can read a sentence in French or Ancient Greek, and get the gist of what it means, but I'll be damned if I can actually speak or write in either one. Bender is probably like that with Binary.
Slackit02

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« Reply #3 on: 03-13-2005 11:17 »

In the honking - your talking about the phrase showed on the mirror correct?

When I went and translated it I got :O as the translation :/  guess I did it wrong
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #4 on: 03-13-2005 12:55 »

No, the translation on Adcott's and similar applications translates binary to ASCII - the binary code that represents characters on a computer.  What you want to do is look at what the actual number translates to in base 10 numerals.

(The answer is 666)
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« Reply #5 on: 03-13-2005 21:21 »

ok - that was too nerdy for me to understand ^ so Ill take your word for it  smile


(and I meant that as a compliment to you!)
germanfryfan

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« Reply #6 on: 03-13-2005 21:36 »
« Last Edit on: 03-13-2005 21:36 »

Ok, let me try to explain what Nor said:

Binary is not a form of text, it is just a system of expressing numerals.
Binary is the way computers do it, since all they "know" and "understaind" is either power on (1) or power off (0).

So if you see a code of 0 and 1 it probably is a number expressed in binary, also called "in base 2".
If it is a set of more than one zero or one (bits) it builds a "word". A word of 8 bits long is called a byte.

With a byte you can express numbers from 0 to 255, so it is possible that it relates to a character of the ASCII chart.
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« Reply #7 on: 03-14-2005 12:58 »

Just a question would binary have been replaced with a new code by the year 3000?
Jicannon

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« Reply #8 on: 03-14-2005 13:00 »

Not according to Groening and DXC.
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« Reply #9 on: 03-14-2005 14:06 »

Most likely not, as a 2-state system is the most error-proof one available.  Even quantum computers use 2-state systems.  Changing would make no sense unless they discovered a 3rd orthogonal state (i.e. not a combination of 0 and 1), such as somehow creating an imaginary number in reality  wink.

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« Reply #10 on: 03-14-2005 15:54 »

translation?
Nerd-o-rama

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« Reply #11 on: 03-14-2005 18:34 »

You can't get math any simpler than binary.  Therefore, it is the most elegant and durable (read: least error-prone) method of computing.  Therefore it will still be used for the basic underlying code of all electronic computing in the 31st Century.

That's as simple as I can manage without putting it into Adcott's Binary Translator, which would just confuse people more and take up more space.
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« Reply #12 on: 03-15-2005 03:07 »

ok that answers my question cheers!
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« Reply #13 on: 03-15-2005 03:46 »

I can only assume that Binary has been replaced by a new system in the future otherwise how does Bender himself work? considering all of todays computers work using the binary system. Ohh and doesnt Bender have a nightmare in 'a head in the polls' where he sees lots of ones and zeros and even a glimpse of a 2 LOL

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Denton

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« Reply #14 on: 03-15-2005 06:43 »

I would have to agree that bender could only read binary but not write it etc.

but... you'd think him being a robot he would automatically understand binary
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winna

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« Reply #15 on: 03-15-2005 13:01 »

Roddney, that's a cool picture... I think if spiffified, it'd make a great wallpaper  wink
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« Reply #16 on: 03-15-2005 16:33 »

haha, i concur with winna... and i thought he'd know binary because he checked his code when he was asked if "he was told to jump off a bridge would he do it"
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« Reply #17 on: 03-16-2005 04:58 »

couldnt Bender have a prgramme installed into him so he could read binary?
Andy1234

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« Reply #18 on: 03-16-2005 12:35 »

he could , and cujoe169, his programme is different from binary isn't it
cujoe169
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« Reply #19 on: 03-16-2005 19:01 »

good point, probably c++ actually no, probably c+++ considering all the updates and such
freik

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« Reply #20 on: 03-16-2005 20:11 »

by the way in Hell is other robots bender prays in binary hmmmmmmm so he can talk more than wheres the bathroom in binary
JBERGES

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« Reply #21 on: 03-16-2005 20:18 »
« Last Edit on: 03-16-2005 20:18 »

Bender's "prayer" was just a memorized quote.  He didn't have to know what he was saying.  In fact, it seems like he messed up at the end when he said 'two.'
Roddney

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« Reply #22 on: 03-17-2005 03:58 »
« Last Edit on: 03-17-2005 03:58 »

 
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Originally posted by winna:
Roddney, that's a cool picture... I think if spiffified, it'd make a great wallpaper    wink

Its already Wallpaper size i just shrunk it for use as a signature. its available here  http://www.roddney.co.uk/pages/roddney_my-bulldog_com/fanart.htm

Ive also got a thread going in the fanart section goin, so take a look at that too.
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Roddney.

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« Reply #23 on: 03-19-2005 04:30 »

 
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Originally posted by Denton:
I would have to agree that bender could only read binary but not write it etc.

but... you'd think him being a robot he would automatically understand binary
   smile    smile


Do you understand how your brain works?

Oh sure, blame the wizards...
Roddney

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« Reply #24 on: 03-19-2005 10:42 »

 
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Originally posted by Hedonism Bot:
 Do you understand how your brain works?


No but then do the scientists??? LOL  confused
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« Reply #25 on: 03-20-2005 10:51 »

some do but some don't. brain doctors might, any way,

Bender can READ binary as in the honking he knew what the number meant, speaking of binary

bender's apartment number-"00100100" is supposed to be "$" isn't it?
Teral

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« Reply #26 on: 03-20-2005 11:02 »

Yes, and Bender can recognise numbers, individual letters, etc, but he can neither speak nor read Binary.

 
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Originally posted by Roddney:
 No but then do the scientists??? LOL   confused

The point is, even though Bender's brain might be programmed using a binary code of some such, doesn't mean he understand the spoken lanuage Binary.

In the same token, human DNA is composed of strings of exactly 4 different kinds of biologic acids (commonly known as C, G, A and T). Depending on how they're arranged, they code for heaight, eye color, hair color, etc. Even though we all are made of these "codes" and all our cells contain them, very few people can read a DNA string.
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« Reply #27 on: 03-20-2005 14:45 »

that's very true, and with that said, it also seems odd that he would say fry was his "debugger" if he could check his own code later in the premiere... god the name slips my mind everytime
Andy1234

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« Reply #28 on: 04-03-2005 05:10 »

space pilot 3000 is the one your thinking of
cujoe169
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« Reply #29 on: 04-03-2005 13:38 »

yep yep that's the one
marky_poo25

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« Reply #30 on: 04-03-2005 21:55 »

i like fry
Andy1234

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« Reply #31 on: 04-04-2005 06:45 »

and that says something because...
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