jayman7 posted...It's true that there are eight bits in a byte, but that's not what binary means. Binary is simply a base-2 number system, as opposed to the base-10 system we typically use. Each digit represents a power of two. So the binary number

11010110

Represents 2 + 4 + 16 + 64 + 128 = 214. Sums of powers of two - which is what TC was doing.

I know that as well, again "I was thinking too strict when I wrote that".

Loosely speaking it's a decent way of idiot-proofing the concept. Though why anyone would not understand such basic math to require such support is beyond comprehension.

However strictly speaking, calling it binary is still not completely correct. But, going on about minor details like this will only pad the topic with irrelevant discussion.

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