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Other What would happen if all bits were inverted?

Discussion in 'General' started by Twellmann, 18 Aug 2010.

  1. Twellmann

    Twellmann Carnivorous Homunculus

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    Simple question:

    What if all data on the planet could have its 0s and 1s flipped/switched, simply by pressing this little button I have in front of me :D
     
  2. Picarro

    Picarro What's a Dremel?

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    Error. Internal Data Corruption.
     
  3. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    I'd break in and push it again; I have work to do, you jerk.
     
  4. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    Mankz has still got are porn backed up right?
     
  5. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    Would all his porn then become anti-porn? Would it all become variations of she-who-must-not-be-named-or-posted?

    :eeek:
     
  6. line2008

    line2008 What is this "dremel" you speak of?

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    what has been thought, cannot be unthought :O
     
  7. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    You both fap to that, and she loves you for it!
     
  8. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Be nice, she is someone's great grandmother.
     
  9. Twellmann

    Twellmann Carnivorous Homunculus

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    Maybe I'd have to invent anagram-data
     
  10. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    which means she's been there and done THAT!, oh yes!
     
  11. Rotcrack

    Rotcrack Food Maestro.

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    We would look wrong I guess. We are made of numbers....
     
  12. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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    If all binary 1s and 0s became inverted at the same time, every computer in the world would cease to function.

    Millions of people kept indoors for countless hours (browsing porn, playing Warcraft, Facebook, emails... basically anything other than work,) would be forced outside all at once. They would stare up at the unblinking orb in the sky, shield their eyes from its light and complain en masse that they lagged really badly before being booted from the server.

    As everything digital around them remains stubbornly offline, people will first become angry before denial sets in. Sadness, fear and despair will sweep through the populous, leading many to contemplate their own futures and the future of the world.

    A call will go out to find us a leader, someone to guide us through the technological dark age. A shortlist of candidates will be drawn up from people for whom the trappings of technology was a complete mystery with even the simplest task of turning it off and on again would just... be... too... much...

    The list would include only three people, one of which turns out to be a goat.

    Ultimately, Paris Hilton would be chosen to be our new queen. Her influence driving mankind towards restoration. Or condemning us all.



    Y'know, come to think of it, if you do choose push that button people might do bad things to you as a consequence. A pineapple and perhaps even a bottle of ginger beer would be involved. Maybe even a comfy chair.
     
  13. Cookie Monster

    Cookie Monster Multimodder

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    You didn't put any thought into that did you?
     
  14. Silver51

    Silver51 I cast flare!

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    Eeh, Tuesday.
     
  15. Rotcrack

    Rotcrack Food Maestro.

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    Yes it is Tuesday today, that means it will be Wednesday tomorrow.
     
  16. Ending Credits

    Ending Credits Bunned

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    But it's Wednesday today...
     
  17. roblikesbeer

    roblikesbeer Bindi's sex slave.

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    Would my outie become an innie?
     
  18. Rotcrack

    Rotcrack Food Maestro.

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    I was up till 4. I live in a different timezone. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  19. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    Nothing would happen.

    You button have two states (0 and 1). It's normally 0, but as soon as you press it it will go to 1. But because all bits are inverted it will go back to 0, and cease to function.


    That, or you'll invent half a bit. ;)
     
  20. Rotcrack

    Rotcrack Food Maestro.

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    The paradox of the noughty oney button. :jawdrop:
     

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