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# 0x1B0 Have you ever taken the Purity test?

### [1/10] from: kenneth::nwinet::com at: 18-Jun-2001 22:33

Joel,
> http://www.armory.com/tests/hacker.html
How many points do I get for... 32 bits = DW 16 bits = WD 8 bits = byte 4 bits = nybble 2 bits = quarter!

### [2/10] from: kenneth:nwinet at: 18-Jun-2001 22:37

...or... 1 bit = twice shy!

### [3/10] from: kenneth:nwinet at: 19-Jun-2001 7:08

> So shy = \$0.125 ! > > -jn-
No, \$0.0625... gotcha! ;-)

### [4/10] from: joel:neely:fedex at: 19-Jun-2001 9:45

Hi, Ken, check your calculator... Ken Anthony wrote:
> > So shy = \$0.125 ! > > > > -jn- > > No, \$0.0625... gotcha! ;-) >
If 2 bits = a quarter = \$0.25 then 1 bit = half a quarter = \$0.125 -jn- -- ___ ___ ___ \/ 2 + \/ 2 = 4 (for sufficiently large approximations of \/ 2 ) joel'dot'neely'at'fedex'dot'com

### [5/10] from: kenneth:nwinet at: 19-Jun-2001 12:10

A double gotcha!!
> Hi, Ken, check your calculator... > Ken Anthony wrote:
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> 1 bit = half a quarter = \$0.125 > -jn-
but once bitten, TWICE shy. aha! So shy = bit / 2 You must be using NPR! ;-)) (hint, I'm going for three.)

### [6/10] from: gjones05:mail:orion at: 19-Jun-2001 14:52

From: "Ken Anthony" ...
> > > No, \$0.0625... gotcha! ;-)
shy: "\$.0625" ; == "\$.0625" random shy ; == "0\$526." :) --Scott Jones

### [7/10] from: joel:neely:fedex at: 19-Jun-2001 15:02

No gotcha, Ken... Ken Anthony wrote:
> A double gotcha!! > > If
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> So shy = bit / 2 > You must be using NPR! ;-)) (hint, I'm going for three.)
You've been assuming that SAME? BIT BIT instead of EQUAL? BIT BIT , which won't be true until REBOL/Core 17.9.2 (according to the secret internal memo accidentally RIMed to me from Holger's hard drive... -jn- -- ___ ___ ___ \/ 2 + \/ 2 = 4 (for sufficiently large approximations of \/ 2 ) joel'dot'neely'at'fedex'dot'com

### [8/10] from: joel:neely:fedex at: 19-Jun-2001 0:58

Hi, Ken, Ken Anthony wrote:
> ...or... > > 1 bit = twice shy! >
So shy = \$0.125 ! -jn- -- ------------------------------------------------------------ Programming languages: compact, powerful, simple ... Pick any two! joel'dot'neely'at'fedex'dot'com

### [9/10] from: kenneth:nwinet at: 19-Jun-2001 20:38

<Austin Powers voice> Oh well, no triple crown for me, baby! They're not a bit shy... about playing... I.C. But I wouldn't want to beat a dead horse, baby! Too bad 'e didn't take a nybble out of that Reverse RPN. It might have been a bit, ter sweet moment... yeah baby! Although it could 'ave been a bit, much. <switching to Maxwell Smart> ...but using the internal secret memo is the second oldest trick in the book... ...would you believe the third oldest... in a pamphlet? ...a leaflet perhaps? ...ah then, would you believe I've got a spreadsheet to investigate... Max!(99?) ----- Original Message ----- From: "Joel Neely" <[joel--neely--fedex--com]> To: <[rebol-list--rebol--com]> Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2001 1:02 PM Subject: [REBOL] Re: 0x1B0 Have you ever taken the Purity test?
> No gotcha, Ken... > Ken Anthony wrote:
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> > > then > > > 1 bit = half a quarter = \$0.125
Fang says he switch the bit for the real bit behind the picture!

### [10/10] from: kenneth:nwinet at: 19-Jun-2001 20:42

> shy: "\$.0625" ; == "\$.0625" > random shy ; == "0\$526." > > :) > --Scott Jones
This is such a great language to play with! Ken.

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