Talk:Introduction to Hacking

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The culture section was fun, but if it is to remain in this article, I think it needs to be expanded to give more interesting information. Also, I didn't include this in the article, but I noticed as I was writing it... anybody else see the analogy of encoding to reverse-engineering as differentiation is to integration? Going one way is simple and done always using the same rules, but going the other way, though you have established patterns to go by, you've got to beat the problem down with raw ingenuity to get it to bleed out that solution you've been looking for. Or maybe I'm just at math saturation again.


I noticed that sometimes for the word hexidecimal, it is spelled as "hexadecimal." Is there a difference? 15:48, 26 April 2007 (EDT)

  • I had to look this one up, but it appears that "hexidecimal" is just a common mis-spelling of the word "hexadecimal". It was news to me too. --TooDice 18:10, 26 April 2007 (EDT)

Some additional resources about number systems

This is my first time here, and although I'm a still a (at least not completely clueless) noob to any sort of hacking, you may find the following articles quite interesting and/or useful:

A tutorial on binary numbers

Way Off Base