# Thread: Get binary code!

1. ## Get binary code!

How can I get the binary code for certain alphabetical character? I've tried using the windows scientific calculator, but it only shows 4 digits, where binary code is usually 8!

2. ## Re: Get binary code!

Do you mean the binary version of the ASCII code?
Does this give you what you want?

3. ## Re: Get binary code!

Perfecto...
Thanks 01001100 01100101 01101001 01100110.

4. ## Re: Get binary code!

I think you might be confusing hexadecimal values (A-F along the bottom row) with alphabetical characters, Rudi. The windows scientific calculator won't do direct conversions from alpha characters, but it will convert the ASCII character code if you know it. Just type in the decimal number as normal, then click the "Bin" radio button.

Alan

5. ## Re: Get binary code!

I think I was confused there Alan. Thanx for clearing that up. I knew it could be done somehow. It makes sense to type the ascii code for the letter, as the calculator does not accept ABC's!
Thanx...this will help too as a reference based on ascii code knowledge!
<img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16>

6. ## Re: Get binary code!

No problem Rudi. That's a very interesting sig picture. What is it? Is there a bigger version to look at?

Alan

7. ## Re: Get binary code!

A bit of a squashed up pick of lightning over the mountains!
See here for enlargement!

I chose this as it reminds me of the awesome electrical storm I experience over George (on the south coast of SA) while I was on Xmas holiday at my inlaws! The storm came over the mountains and discharged some huge bolts of lightning. Its in the same storm where we unfortunately read of 4 people being killed by the lightning in the newspaper the following day! I have never experience such a violent storm. Even my inlaws were under the bed!!!
I take keen interest in these storms...(I should have been a storm chaser)....anyway, I thought this was a cool pic of my experience!

8. ## Re: Get binary code!

Yes, very nice pic. Reminds me of the most violent one I've actually been in.

It was a New Year's Eve party, held in the garage of a friend's parents. We could see the backyard lighting up in the teeming rain, fork lightning aplenty. Then one hit the rotary clothesline. I've never seen anything like it - there was a mass of sparks and flame as much of it vapourized and burned, but in the afterglow of the strike, we could see its shape sagging, drooping and collapsing to the ground in a molten pool, much like a plastic model would in a hot oven. My mate, master of the understatement, commented "It's a fair bet this an electrical storm, I'd say." He should know I suppose - he's an electrician.

Alan

9. ## Re: Get binary code!

WOW...Closest I have come to a strike is when it hit an electrical pylon near our house. I was silly enough to be taking pics of the lightning from our garage roof when it struck. I felt the heat of the strike on my face, and ran into the house for safety. Only afterwards did I remember that I forgot all my camera equipment outside on the roof!
It was what you call a luck strike....that it did not hit me!!!

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