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Re: OT: Number bases (WAS: Constructed Computer Architectures (Concomps?))

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 12:09
On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 10:47 PM, Ph.D. <phil@...> wrote:
> Mark J. Reed wrote: >> >> Balanced ternary and base -2 have both been proposed seriously in academic >> circles, because they avoid the arbitrariness of modern sign >> representation schemes (though 2's complement is unarguably elegant). > > Having used a Univac 1110 mainframe in college back in the mid-1970s, I'll > always have a warm spot for one's complement numbers.
Bah, + and - 0. Wasteful! ;-) -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>


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