posted on Feb, 14 2009 @ 01:23 PM
Originally posted by Mozzy
i feel sorry for everyone who lives in binary code land. they must think every single day is coincidental.
And I feel sorry for everyone who puts apples and oranges into the same basket and for anyone who lives in the grey world of averages seeing only one
The ability to distinguish between special and ordinary is a sign of intelligent behavior. There are 3,628,800 ways to organize the ten digits that
make the decimal system, so the chances to see all the digits nicely organized like 1234567890 are very small. So when it does happen, the folks who
like special things and are able to find them treat the occasion as a lottery win.
Now take the binary and the decimal systems, put them into a box labeled "Unix time," shake the box and see what gets out . . .
The FBI knew that a hijacked plane will hit a building in the USA on September 11, 2001 at 8:49 a.m. But the agents didn't know where. So one of them
converted the date and time into Unix time and the result was 1000198140
. Seeing the ones and zeroes in the number, the agents attempted to
decode the binary part of the number, but without success. Only when the first plane hit the WTC, they realized that 10001 -- the first five
"binary" digits of the Unix time were actually decimal digits, because 10001 is the first zip code out of the few assigned to New York City.
Learn to convert WHEN to WHERE in Unix time to stay away from the fan when it starts to turn suspiciously fast.
[edit on 2/14/2009 by stander]