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The Autobiography of Russell
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Possible Base Twelve Digits
Let's say we decided to move to a base twelve number system. Never mind how foreign the concept feels or how confusing it might be to think in base twelve. What would we use as the next two digits after nine?

To answer this question I made a script to find all possible combinations of lines that could form a digit. I used the LED 8 (Like on a VCR) to base all possible numbers off of. There are 128 possible lines, but obviously some work better than others. To that end I decided only symbols where the lines had neighbors should be allowed (thus a line at the top and an o at the bottom are out of the question). I also decided that it should use the full height of the space provided since all other digits do as well. From here I made a little picture of each symbol.

Check them out:

(Note that some don't qualify as possible digits because not all lines connect together, such as 0110110, 1011010, 1101100)

Now then, which two would you consider unique enough to use as two more digits? heh

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mroctober From: mroctober Date: January 15th, 2007 02:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
My preferences are for 0101101 and 1101100. I very much like those and would use them in fiction if I could figure out how to type them.
soccerfreak240 From: soccerfreak240 Date: January 16th, 2007 03:49 am (UTC) (Link)
1110101 is good (and also similar to a hebrew letter)

I also like 1111000, 1110001, and 1100101.

There are a few more that would be good, not sure how close to other numbers they are and would be easy to accidently draw wrong.
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