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Published 1 year agoTue, 22 Jan 2019 17:06:21 -0800 | Last update 1 year agoTue, 19 Feb 2019 01:52:19 -0800

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Here in this video, Terry A. Davis answers the hardest question in programming. 

He says:

>We use 8 bit ASCII, not 7 bit ASCII. 7 bit signed ASCII is retarded

I don't know much about desigining OS's, why does he say this?

Download more RAM. 🐏 ⨉ 0 Posted by Hash Brown 1 year ago

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• [2019-01-22 17:06 PST] Hash Brown (1 year ago)
• [2019-01-22 17:06 PST] August R. Garcia (1 year ago)
🕓 Posted at 22 January, 2019 17:06 PM PST

"THAT DOG IS GETTING RAPED" - Terry A. Davis

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Probably because fuck Japanese people.

"Just one 8x8 fixed-width font. No Unicode, just Extended ASCII. Other countries can make their own versions. The versions should be just for one language and platform."

- Terry Davis, Quoted in This Reddit Thread

The short summary of classic early character encoding is that you had your 7-bits (128 possible combinations) to represent basic characters/letters, then an eighth bit (eight bits is one byte) could be used to double the number of possible characters/bit combinations up to 256. There were a bunch of "extended ASCII" (8-bit) character sets that did different things with the extra bit / extra 128 possible characters, notably things like representing non-English characters.

Edit: Presumably what Terry is saying is "fuck leaving this bit open for other (non-English) character sets."

Download more RAM. 🐏 ⨉ 0 Posted by August R. Garcia 1 year ago

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• [2019-01-22 17:39 PST] August R. Garcia (1 year ago)
🕓 Posted at 22 January, 2019 17:39 PM PST

Sir, I can do you a nice SEO.

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Bump. Great thread.

Download more RAM. 🐏 ⨉ 0 Posted by August R. Garcia 1 month ago 🕓 Posted at 19 January, 2020 22:08 PM PST

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