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The binary code is a code that the computer uses. The code consists of 2 numbers the numbers 1 and 0. 1=on or true 0=off or false. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.229.242.28 (talkcontribs) and it is really boring havent u got somthing better to do with ur life

Erm, ascii uses 8 bits, the first number being in case of negative, so it wont have an error when an user inputs a wrong number. Look it up. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mjonller (talkcontribs)

Actually, ASCII is a 7-bit code. There are various 8-bit extensions of it, but they are more often treated as unsigned than as signed codes; it doesn't really matter though, since it's a code, not a number. Dicklyon 00:37, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

10010101 - is this right?[edit]

Ok, so I want to expand this page about binary codes to examples to what a byte consists of -

-8 bits;8 zeros or ones -values descend from the 1st bit to the last bit from 128, 64, 32, 16, 8, 4, 2, 1.

minimum value is 0, and max is 255

- used for IP addresses, default gateways, and subnet masks

do you think this is the right page to put this in? cuz ive searched and there are different pages like binary code, and binary coding...

im not sure where to put it

paat —Preceding unsigned comment added by paat (talkcontribs) khjtjidurhgjfhfjhjunhb

Merge with binary (numerals)[edit]

Shouldn't this article be merged with the binary numeral system article, because this article doesn't contain much detail and the other one does?--LF2 16:20, 4 November 2006 (UTC)

Stub[edit]

I added a science stub category to this page. If anyone can thinks of a more appropriate stub, or thinks it shouldn't be there go ahead and change it. davekeeling 15:50, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

the part for the binary section is wrong...[edit]

For in the section in which it says about binary code it is wrong. I know binary code and am very good at it. It says to make a "r" in binary code it is 01010010. That is wrong. You would have to change the begining from 010 to 011. That is because for capital letters ONLY you put 010 at the begining but for lowercase letters it is 011. Then after that you would simply put the binary number for each letter. The binary number for each letter is the number it is in the alphabet put into binary but it has to have one of those beginnings to it or it os just a number and not a letter. Thank You. ☺~_~Hikton100~_~☻ —Preceding unsigned comment added by Hikton100 (talkcontribs)

Merge to binary[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the proposal was consensus opposing merge

I think this whole page should be merged into Binary and replaced with a redirect to same. This page is confusing and almost incoherent as it is. It's certainly not a proper dab page. If you cleaned it up, it would either duplicate Binary, or duplicate Binary numeral system. Objections? Please be specific in what you would do instead, if so. Thanks! —DragonHawk (talk) 05:00, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Oppose Makes no sense —Preceding unsigned comment added by Omegacommand (talkcontribs) 00:29, 28 March 2007
Hi, Omegacommand. Would you please explain why you think it doesn't make any sense? I've explained why I do think it makes sense; it seems fair you explain why you think it doesn't make sense. And please, sign your posts on talk pages. Thanks! —DragonHawk (talk) 04:33, 28 March 2007 (UTC)
Oppose I agree with Omega. It doesn't make sense to merge it with either Binary OR even Binary numeral system. If you really wanna merge it, let's consider merging the following two with this: Executable file, and binary file. K^ aka Fooly-Dooly-00000 00:36, 14 June 2007 (UTC)

I totaly agree... yeah

Oppose. They are totally different things except that both use bits.  --Lambiam 16:31, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
Oppose. Binary is really a disambiguation page at this point, and I think it should stay that way, since there are a lot of related topics. Binary code isn't quite the same thing as binary numbers, either... the various systems of representing data using binary numbers are different from the numbers themselves. I agree with you that this page is confusing and incoherent... and even if cleaned up, this page isn't really a significant topic -- I don't think it'll ever be a nice, fat little article. If I get the time, I'll try to clean it up. Indeterminate (talk) 11:12, 3 May 2008 (UTC)
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Requested move[edit]

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The result of the proposal was PAGE MOVED per discussion below. -GTBacchus(talk) 01:50, 26 March 2009 (UTC)


This article was originally at Binary code, which has been converted to a dab page of questionable utility: of the other two entries on the dab page, the first entry is merely an example of a linear code and doesn't even have an article. The other entry is binary numeral system, which is not a code, and anyone identifying it with code is probably looking for this article. It follows that the primary, if not only, context for which "binary code" would realistically be used is in the context of computer code (or more precisely, data encoded in binary). The other possibilities are just as easily served with hatnotes, if even that, and there is also the master dab page at Binary. Therefore, I am requesting that this article be moved back to its original title at Binary code, over the current dab page. Ham Pastrami (talk) 06:00, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.