PINs are eight characters long (try adding a 9 character pin to your contacts)
PINs are hexidecimal (Base 16, or 0-9 +A-F) All P'9981 PINs start with 2AA
That leaves five characters to identify each device
16^5=1,048,576
RIM may never make than many, but they cannot make more without changing the first three digits; which would ruin the prestige of this device.
PINs are eight characters long (try adding a 9 character pin to your contacts)
PINs are hexidecimal (Base 16, or 0-9 +A-F) All P'9981 PINs start with 2AA
That leaves five characters to identify each device
16^5=1,048,576
RIM may never make than many, but they cannot make more without changing the first three digits; which would ruin the prestige of this device.
There you go.
You must've been one of those kinda kids in school. You know, the Rainman kinda kids.
my buddy has one, he works at RIM
says its a great looking phone, but a waste of engineering money.
Gotta serve those wealthy individuals. It's a good thing that RIM is trying to penetrate the foreign market. I'd be interested to see some frequent people from Dubai on CrackBerry.
PINs are eight characters long (try adding a 9 character pin to your contacts)
PINs are hexidecimal (Base 16, or 0-9 +A-F) All P'9981 PINs start with 2AA
That leaves five characters to identify each device
16^5=1,048,576
RIM may never make than many, but they cannot make more without changing the first three digits; which would ruin the prestige of this device.
There you go.
As a former math and stats tutor, I fully understand you LOL. IMHO, there should have been 16^0 manufactured.
You must've been one of those kinda kids in school. You know, the Rainman kinda kids.
You lost me at hexadecimal...
Not really, basic computer mathematics.
hexadecimal is basically a base 16 number system.
think of it this way:
we normally use a base 10 number system, where there are ten different states a digit can be: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9.
on the base 16 number system, a digit can be in an additional 6 states: A, B, C, D, E, and F giving you: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, A, B, C, D, E, and F
The reason why we use hexadecimal is because it makes it easier for us to work with binary numbers (what computers use)
because it's easier for us to remember 539 in base 16 then 010100111001 in base 2
Hexadecimal *is* a base-16 number system. There is no need to qualify your comment with the word "basically." It simply is a base-16 number system. Consequently, your degree has been voided and the university expects you to return the diploma without further delay.
True, it would be more elitist if you had one of only 576 devices in existence...
Elitist would be if Research In Motion only manufactured 10(base-16) BlackBerry 9981 smartphones. It would like 10 (decimal) to the masses and quite probably the elite owners of the device.
we normally use a base 10 number system, where there are ten different states a digit can be: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9.
on the base 16 number system, a digit can be in an additional 6 states: A, B, C, D, E, and F giving you: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, A, B, C, D, E, and F
The reason why we use hexadecimal is because it makes it easier for us to work with binary numbers (what computers use)
because it's easier for us to remember 539 in base 16 then 010100111001 in base 2
Even for "basic" computer mathematics, my brain still doesn't get it.