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Discussion in 'A+' started by slekid, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. slekid

    slekid New Member

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    how relevant is binary to repairing a pc:rolleyes:
     
  2. Sparky
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    PC = not much

    Fixing a network = helpful

    :biggrin
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    Well if you want to be a proper tech, then need to understand binary because you need to know how the computer communicates and does what it does.

    I dont think you need to as far as being able to talk to someone in binary thats just too much.
     
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  4. Mathematix

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    when looking into memory address spaces and storage capacities of various media, an understanding of binary can be very useful. ever wondered why a 32bit machine's address space is limited to 4GB? I'll leave you to investigate.
     
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  5. greenbrucelee
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    I know that one.

    I always thought if you were wanting to become a techie or have a computer repair business or something like that then you would need to know at least a little binary, so you dont do stuff like attempt to get 64bit OS to work on 32bit machine.

    and put too big a page file in XP home n stuff
     
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  6. BosonMichael
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    Yep... binary can be useful. Depends on what you're needing to do, obviously!
     
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    You should know the basics of binary according to my tutor lol.

    Anyway he got us doing loads of stuff like converting binary to deciaml and hexadecimal etc , also adding and inverting etc, tho it seems quite geeky i reckon its better than an average soduku puzzle

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  8. Theprof

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    Like the guys said, binary is what you learn from the beginning. Its the basics that you learn to understand how things function such as how computers communicate and going more in depth.
     
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    How relevant is the chemical formula of petrol to be a car mechanic?
     
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  10. Jagunco

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    There are 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary and those who don't
     
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  11. greenbrucelee
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    ha very droll :D
     
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  12. shambles

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  13. Tinus1959

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    Hee, watch your language!!!
     
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  14. Mathematix

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    That is one of the most awesome geek jokes ever! LOL
     
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