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I might be a writer

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Best I've got......

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2^8 kinda hints at 2^B  .....so is it ....2B or not 2B?  William Shakespeare?

 

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26 minutes ago, Wilson said:
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Norma Stits?

Not who I had in mind, although I can see where you're headed on this.

 

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9 hours ago, bonanova said:

 

Yeah, I knew it wasn't gonna be her.

I do know however that you are a genius with numbers  and that the answer will probably come from that realm....?

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FF(hex), 255(dec), 11111111(binary)

Still trying to parse this into an answer. On the right track?

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15 hours ago, Wilson said:

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2^8 kinda hints at 2^B  .....so is it ....2B or not 2B?  William Shakespeare?

 

That's the answer I'm looking for. If you put your two posts together, you've got it.

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FF?

  1. What does FF? mean?
    It clearly means "FF" is the question.

     
  2. Seriously. What does "FF" mean?
    It's a hexadecimal number.
    Hex numbers have digits { 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F } with values 0-15 and
    binary representations { 0000 0001 0010 0011 0100 0101 0110 0111 1000 1001 1010 1011 1100 1101 1110 1111 }.
    That said, FF can be expressed as 1111 1111.

     
  3. I'm waiting for something useful
    OK. Now we have to do some reverse engineering.
    Recall that 2 (hex) is 0010 and B (hex) is 1011?

     
  4. *Tapping fingers*
    Almost done.
    In binary logic, "not" changes 1 (true) to 0 (false) and vice versa.
    And "A or B" is true if either of A or B is true.

     
  5. Seriously dude. This was a word riddle?
    OK I could have posted it in the logic puzzle thread.
    But you solved it, didn't you?

     
  6. If you say so, but I don't see
    2B = 0010 1011.
    Not 2B = 1101 0100.
    (2B) or (not 2B) = 1111 1111 = FF.
    That, as we have just shown, is the question.
    And Willie S. just might be a writer.
    Very nice solve.

 

 

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Thanks bonanova  for indulging my flawed logic, and  for explaining the steps that I was clueless about :-)

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