Twittering Tales #152 – 3 September 2019

It’s time again, for Kat Myrman’s wonderful challenge, to write a story, inspired by her picture prompt, in 280 characters or fewer.

Here is this week’s prompt and my contribution.

Check out all the fabulously creative entries here and, if you’ve never had a go, why not try a story of your own? You may surprise yourself!

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She was expert in Octal, and knew that octal numerals can be made from binary by grouping consecutive binary digits into groups of three (starting from the right). She was using that to solve the problem that could save Earth.
A pity that her magnetism was distorting the monitor!

(280 characters)

20 thoughts on “Twittering Tales #152 – 3 September 2019

  1. Sounds like you’re an expert in octal as well. Reminds me of lessons we had at school in binary, octal and hex!
    Now she needs an expert in magnetism to sort out her other problem…

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    1. It all depends how you count. If you count fingers then you have a decimal system. If you count the gaps between fingers (as some people do!) then you have an octal system. Simples!

      Of course, for hexadecimal you need a friend because it’s based on 16.
      Each hexadecimal digit represents four binary digits, also known as a nibble, which is half a byte.

      I shall be testing you first thing on Monday morning so make sure you take adequate notes!

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  3. With my interests in all things Chinese, I would have started from the left, threatened the survival of Earth, and awakened the hitman in you. There is value to schooling in which the teachers rap knuckles of the lefties.

    A nice story demanding the reader pay attention.

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