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Re: ADDING FRIENDS TO MY FRIEND LIST

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Fri, Aug 20 2021 4:15 AM (27 replies)
  • Rabbit274
    1,178 Posts
    Mon, Jan 30 2017 8:53 AM

    256 is old hex-code (multiples of 16) and is old-hat programming. 16 is equivalent to 2 Bytes (8 bits to a byte). 16x16 = 256.

    sorry, BOF here (boring old fart)

  • alosso
    20,434 Posts
    Mon, Jan 30 2017 10:05 AM

    No offence intended, but there are 10 (*) kinds of people: One that understands binary, and one that doesn't ;)

    I'm afraid that I have to correct you with more BOF stuff:

    One Byte (= 8 bit) in a binary system can represent 2 to the power of 8 = 256 different numbers. The first one, 00000000, is zero, so the highest number of one Byte is 256-1 = 255 (11111111) - sic!

    Regarding the friends list, it means that at least one vector or array index in the system has only one Byte capacity, it can only count (and point) to 255 different storage places, omitting #zero. Others must have more (probably two Bytes), to hold a bigger list. (Some have 4,000 friends, some have more as we heard).

    BTW: Two Bytes have a capacity of 65,536 different states (256*256 or 2**16).

    BTW2: Hexadecimal coding puts 16 states in one digit, so the count above 9 continues with A to F. Four bits are necessary.

    Examples: F (hex) would be 15 (decimal), 10 (hex) = 16 (decimal). FF would be equivalent to 255 in decimals.

    (*) In binary representation, the (decimal) number one is 01, two is 10

  • pdb1
    22,500 Posts
    Thu, Jun 1 2017 10:12 PM

    Crickets . 

  • alosso
    20,434 Posts
    Thu, Jun 1 2017 11:00 PM

    Ah - the penny has dropped after four months?

    As they say here, "A penny is no dive bomber!"

    :P

  • Reppihw
    2 Posts
    Tue, Aug 17 2021 9:50 PM

    Dynamoaust

  • alosso
    20,434 Posts
    Wed, Aug 18 2021 9:13 AM

    First four months, now four years - is Hermione's Time-Turner in the game?

    BTW: What is Dynamoaust?

  • axstrat
    415 Posts
    Thu, Aug 19 2021 5:12 PM

    going back to original post...why on player search there is only 3 pages...all players names starting with a number such a 123 jimmy  or 1/4 of the way thru the "A's"?

  • alosso
    20,434 Posts
    Fri, Aug 20 2021 4:15 AM

    axstrat:
    going back to original post...
    It's been 11 years since then...

    axstrat:
    why on player search there is only 3 pages..
    I see five, and the search is limited to about 200 entries, AFAIK.

    axstrat:
    all players names starting with a number such a 123 jimmy  or 1/4 of the way thru the "A's"?
    That's the way the alphabetical sorting works. Enter a few letters in the search box and it will start there.

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