05-28-09 10:26 AM
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  1. pantanda's Avatar
    I went to Options--->Status--->PIN and there are 8 numbers. Everyone elses PIN's all have letters in them (that I've seen). Is this not the right PIN?

    BB Pearl 8120
    05-26-09 04:31 PM
  2. SevereDeceit's Avatar
    I have a couple contacts who have a numbers only PIN, nothing to worry about...
    05-26-09 04:40 PM
  3. dictoresno's Avatar
    my backup Curve is all numbers. its hexadecimal, and may contain any combination of numbers 0-9 and letters A-F.
    05-26-09 04:41 PM
  4. moviegirl918's Avatar
    should be pretty easy to remember, kind of like a phone number!
    05-26-09 04:44 PM
  5. Reed McLay's Avatar
    my backup Curve is all numbers. its hexadecimal, and may contain any combination of numbers 0-9 and letters A-F.
    We were born with 10 fingers and that has influened our primary choice of number systems, decimal.

    In computer science we learned that numbers can be represented as groups of 0/1 bits. Those bits are futher grouped into nibbles and bytes, a convient way of expressing numbers.

    Computers dont have fingers, they are best managed with 4 bits to represent an integer number. The problem is, what do we call the numbers past 10?

    In typical geek fashion, they adopted the most convient system by borrowing letters from the Roman alphabet.

    In Hexadecimal, the numbers are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, a, b, c, d, e and f.

    Lazy geeks, that has caused no end of confusion.

    My Pearl is all decimal numbers, but the majority will have a letter or two.
    05-26-09 05:35 PM
  6. dieseldude's Avatar
    ^^^
    wow, couldnt have said it any better, lol
    05-26-09 05:44 PM
  7. byfthalone's Avatar
    so why are some putting their PIN number in their ID and some not? Am I missing something?
    05-26-09 07:57 PM
  8. noaim's Avatar
    so why are some putting their PIN number in their ID and some not? Am I missing something?

    if you want people to know your pin so they can contact you through blackberry messenger or by pinning a message to you then you can put it there.

    If you wish to keep your pin private for only friends that you know to contact you, you can do that as well
    05-26-09 08:04 PM
  9. Radius's Avatar
    <GEEK>
    Why don't we just stick to octal?

    Or worse yet, BCD?
    </GEEK>
    05-26-09 09:04 PM
  10. Reed McLay's Avatar
    BCD, waste of 40% of the space.... Microsoft might be interested.


    Binary-coded decimal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    it occupies more space than a pure binary representation. ...
    05-26-09 09:21 PM
  11. Username00089's Avatar
    We were born with 10 fingers and that has influened our primary choice of number systems, decimal.

    In computer science we learned that numbers can be represented as groups of 0/1 bits. Those bits are futher grouped into nibbles and bytes, a convient way of expressing numbers.

    Computers dont have fingers, they are best managed with 4 bits to represent an integer number. The problem is, what do we call the numbers past 10?

    In typical geek fashion, they adopted the most convient system by borrowing letters from the Roman alphabet.

    In Hexadecimal, the numbers are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, a, b, c, d, e and f.

    Lazy geeks, that has caused no end of confusion.

    My Pearl is all decimal numbers, but the majority will have a letter or two.
    I was just gonna say that.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-27-09 12:40 AM
  12. rastagalnj's Avatar
    My Pearl only had numbers too, I never realized that it was different until I started adding BBM contacts.
    05-27-09 09:23 AM
  13. redsoxrocker's Avatar
    i wish mine only had numbers!
    05-27-09 10:46 AM
  14. Radius's Avatar
    BCD, waste of 40% of the space.... Microsoft might be interested.


    Binary-coded decimal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Nothing to do with MS I'm afraid, it's very old. I used to code for this in my firmware projects ages ago using embedded Intel CPU's. It has its place though, or at least it used to.
    05-27-09 11:52 AM
  15. pantanda's Avatar
    I haven't used BBM. I should devirginize it soon.

    Thanks for the replies. I understood about 90% of it. LOL
    05-27-09 02:13 PM
  16. ebedoun's Avatar
    mine has 3 letters... they are all "D"
    05-27-09 10:07 PM
  17. godofdeath's Avatar
    had a friend that had all numbers
    05-27-09 10:08 PM
  18. bboy2143's Avatar
    My girlfriend's pin only has numbers also. Just noticed right now.
    05-27-09 10:10 PM
  19. pantanda's Avatar
    mine has 3 letters... they are all "D"
    Me too! Err, wait, are we talking about cup sizes now?
    05-27-09 11:09 PM
  20. sprke81's Avatar
    I haven't used BBM. I should devirginize it soon.

    Thanks for the replies. I understood about 90% of it. LOL
    You better get on it and check it out! Thats one of the best things about owning a berry
    05-27-09 11:33 PM
  21. TheScionicMan's Avatar
    i wish mine only had numbers!
    I wish mine only had letters... FADEDDAD



    mine has 3 letters... they are all "D"
    Mine too
    05-28-09 12:35 AM
  22. youngspider's Avatar
    I got all numbers

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    05-28-09 02:45 AM
  23. crs7088's Avatar
    I have all numbers as well.
    05-28-09 02:55 AM
  24. Radius's Avatar
    I wish mine only had letters... FADEDDAD
    Personally I have always liked DEADBEEF.
    05-28-09 09:56 AM
  25. Pilot Prop's Avatar
    3 letters 5 numbers on mine
    05-28-09 10:02 AM
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