How big is your harddrive?
It's 11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 gigabytes.

"If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy. The loss of Liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or imagined, from abroad." - James Madison

We only think that decimal is the easiest because we grow up learning it. If we did the same with any other base, then we'd feel that decimal was awkward.

That said, I like binary. Using binary, we can easily count up to 1024 on our fingers. It's easy to put our fingers in each of two recognizable states (up and down). Indeed, the ease of representing and detecting only two states as opposed to a greater number of states is what makes binary so useful. People work well with larger bases because we can easily differentiate the symbols from each other. Representing it elsewhere is difficult.

We only think that decimal is the easiest because we grow up learning it. If we did the same with any other base, then we'd feel that decimal was awkward.

That said, I like binary. Using binary, we can easily count up to 1024 on our fingers. It's easy to put our fingers in each of two recognizable states (up and down). Indeed, the ease of representing and detecting only two states as opposed to a greater number of states is what makes binary so useful. People work well with larger bases because we can easily differentiate the symbols from each other. Representing it elsewhere is difficult.

Well, if you count up as 1 and down, as 0, what happens when you try to say 132 (using decimal).

Actually i think binary is better for storage too because higher bases will take more space so theyre no use. Kind of like how one would think that base 10 is better for writing down numbers than base 2, but its not because of space but because with base 2 the data looks too repetitive and is near impossible to read or remember.

Someone posted a link on the first page comparing what bases would be the most compact for storage, assuming base x takes x amount of space to store per digit. The answer was base e (who would've thought e would show up? We're using exponents!), and the closest integer base being base 3.

Hexadecimal, Base 40, Binary, Ternary?

Mine is mod 1

How big is your harddrive?

It's 11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 gigabytes.

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F

Maybe I should learn others.

Yes, hexadecimal is nice. I can't calculate with it, though

On the other hand, I can do quite a bit of calculations in binary.

Decimal is the easiest, but not the most ideal system.

You must not know

~~half~~all of the people on this subforum, then.PTTTTTPPTTTTOTTATOTTTAAAATAAAOOAAAAAAATTTTTTTPPPPPPPPPPPTTTTPPPTPPTPPPPPPPOOOOAAAAAAOOOOOTOOOOAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTTTOOOOOAOOAOOOOOOOPPPOOOOAAAOOPOOOO

Pretty much this. And quadranary.

http://www.burtonmackenzie.com/2007/12/whats-most-optimal-numeric-base.html

- James Madison"If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy. The loss of Liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or imagined, from abroad."That said, I like binary. Using binary, we can easily count up to 1024 on our fingers. It's easy to put our fingers in each of two recognizable states (up and down). Indeed, the ease of representing and detecting only two states as opposed to a greater number of states is what makes binary so useful. People work well with larger bases because we can easily differentiate the symbols from each other. Representing it elsewhere is difficult.

Well, if you count up as 1 and down, as 0, what happens when you try to say 132 (using decimal).

Someone posted a link on the first page comparing what bases would be the most compact for storage, assuming base x takes x amount of space to store per digit. The answer was base e (who would've thought e would show up? We're using exponents!), and the closest integer base being base 3.

It's really cool)