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How To Count In Binary ( Or Count To 1023 On Your Fingers and Hands )

Counting to 10 is so 3rd grade. Learn to count to 1023 on your Fingers and hands, if you break out your toes you can count to a few million. This is a prequel to how parity bits work in Raid systems.

It’s important to understand what binary is first.

A binary code is a way of expressing text or computer processor instructions by using the binary number system’s two-binary digits 0 and 1. This happens by assigning a bit string to each particular symbol or instruction. For example, a binary string of eight binary digits or bits can represent any of 256 possible values and can therefore correspond to a variety of different symbols, letters or instructions.

In computing and telecommunication, binary codes are used for any of a variety of methods of encoding data, such as character strings, into bit strings.