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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_bank View Post
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    When starting a tjreas add a 5text summary.
    Huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by excreationist View Post
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    When starting a tjreas add a 5text summary.
    Huh?
    "when starting a thread add a text summary" is my guess. In other words, in addition to the link, tell the reader a little about the content of the link.

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    This is about 5% of what I've worked out. In the meantime check out https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-VKT4hrBTuk

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    I figured out how to count to 35 using 10 fingers using base 6. I also have been working on a base 6 multiplication table and this:
    40523 = e4c5b2a3

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    Those of us who were doing stuff on computers when CDC was around are veeeeery familiar with base six. Not philosophy, reality.

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    It seems the most common name for base 6 is senary:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senary

    It was good to see the finger counting was like how I thought...

    The fractions/decimals are good.

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    BTW using each hand for the digits 0 to 5 I can count from 0 to 35. Javascript can go to a maximum of base 36 (0 to 9 to A to Z using ".toString"). Using both hands you can represent 0 to Z as well.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_Controller
    the circle and cross represent "yes" and "no," respectively (which explains their common use as "confirm" and "cancel" in games; this layout is reversed in Western games); the triangle symbolizes a point of view and the square is equated to a sheet of paper there to be used to access menus

    But this is what I think:
    "the 4 symbols on the PlayStation Controller can be used to represent the digits 1 to 4 according to how many lines they have: circle: 1, cross: 2, triangle: 3, square: 4. Then 5 could be a pentagon or pentagram (I prefer the pentagram). Then 0 would mean 0 lines - so a dot or an empty space"


    I found another person who thought of the 1 - 4 digit part: (post 36, 10 years ago)
    https://www.gamespot.com/forums/play...nd-x-26564773/

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    So digits 1-4 are the Playstation controller symbols (circle, cross, triangle, square) - then is there an objective symbol for 5? It could be the Deathly Hallows symbol (a circle and vertical line inside a triangle)... but I think it should be a pentagram....



    • a/b = 1.618...
    • b/c = 1.618...
    • c/d = 1.618... (the Golden Ratio)



    The Golden Ratio is related to the Fibonacci sequence.... and that is related to the Mandelbrot Set:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LQvjSf6SSw

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    Quote Originally Posted by fromderinside View Post
    Those of us who were doing stuff on computers when CDC was around are veeeeery familiar with base six. Not philosophy, reality.
    It's good to see a computer connection

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    Quote Originally Posted by excreationist View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Keith&Co. View Post
    Reeeeeeeeeeeally stretching it to get a circle out of the figure 1.
    And a five pointed star out of the 5 figure? That's just sad.

    I get better results from a 7 point geometry.
    Prove it. Provide a better 3x3 representation of a hollow circle.
    No, and i don't gotta.
    You've got 9 elements, with 8 filled in, but no points to say THIS is how the figure must be drawn. And for the 5, some points are on filled in squares, some are on blank elements OR squeezed into a shared element. So you have to fudge to get results, anyway.

    Not terribly useful, fudged systems, because you only get dependable answers if you know where to cheat.
    7 point geometry means octal
    No it does not.
    1110000
    1001100
    1000011
    0100110
    0101001
    0010101
    0011010

    ...with no two iterations having more than a single set bit in overlap.
    and the circle doesn't really have points?
    kinda my point...

    Also, i can count to 1023 on my fingers, a fact i have demonstrated for each child's girlfriend, just to mortify them (the boys, not the girlfriends].

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