- Computers store things in bits and bytes.
- A bit is just a 0 or a 1.
- That translates physically to a high voltage or low voltage on a memory register, or a pit or a no-pit on an optical disc.
- A byte is just 8 bits. (8 is 2^3)
- A .txt file is literally just a bunch of ones and zeros that the computer looks at, breaks up into chunks of 8 (or 16, depending upon the character encoding), then translates those chunks into characters and displays those on screen.
- A common example: ASCII character coding -> if your computer sees "01010010" it knows that means "S").
- It's just that simple. It's brilliant. So, like I said before, each byte represents a single character (in the standard coding scheme). If your .txt file is 1.183KB then it's 1183 characters long.
- It's so easy to understand. I love it.
Here's an unrelated picture to go out on: Dad's shooting range
9. 3 Miles Time: 29 minutes, 40 seconds
8. Plank Time: 2 minutes
7. Pushup Reps: 34
6. Pullup Reps: 10
5. Press Weight: 130
4. Bench Weight: 215
3. Squat Weight: 250
2. Deadlift Weight: 265
1. Yoga: Okay. But balance & hip mobility definitely need work.
(0). Bodyweight: 224.2
“Please use that in your Column”
- Melissa, after I said something... Can't remember. Probably a poop joke. -