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    Anyone for a nibble?

    Hi folks a general question about bytes and bits..... considering a byte to be 8 bits.........what size is a nibble? 1/2 byte 1/4 byte any one any clues...thanks in advance.
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    It's 4 bits - 1/2 byte.

    (fyi, I got this from webopedia - it's a pretty sweet site if you have more questions like this)

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    Nibbles.....

    bytes.....

    Those early coders had a good sense of humour.

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    Ta for the quick reply.....cheese, sorry cheers
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    Easy to remember... one of the funniest things I ever had to learn
    for ASM

    Take a register, B for example:

    EBX = 32 Bit
    BX = 16 Bit
    BH = 8 Bit

    There are two nip... err... nibbles in a BH.

    ( If you can make sense of my rumblings, great, if not, it probaly
    lost all of it's meaning in the process of translating it...
    especially if BH means not the same thing in your language
    as in German *eg* )
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    So... as nv leaves us hanging.... what does BH mean in German?

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    Big Hooters??

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    bwahahhahahahahahhahaa!!! you have a dirty mind Fordy.
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    Brustwarchen heiß?

    Sure, it's backwards and probably wrong, but gimme credit - they don't teach the good stuff in classes

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    >BH

    I imagine it's some kind of sausage. Some kind
    of little sausage that takes 1 bite to eat,
    perhaps? Germany is filled with sausages.
    Last edited by Cheeze-It; 09-20-2001 at 03:40 PM.
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    Close, quite close

    You'd probably call it a bra. See if it makes sense now

    There are two nip... err... nibbles in a BH.


    >Brustwarchen

    Yes... it's Brustwarzen, but that gets partial credit

    ( Hope I don't get the second moderator to be moderated *g* )
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    >I imagine it's some kind of sausage. Some kind
    of little sausage that takes 1 bite to eat,
    perhaps? Germany is filled with sausages.

    ooh ooh ooh,.... that's something I would say!!! [emphasis on the 'i', as i put it in capital!]

    which mod got moded on. nv? [hope it wasn't me and i didn't realize it...]
    hasafraggin shizigishin oppashigger...

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    I think I read a post of Govt saying he got, but he didn't
    seem to mind too much, so it might have been a joke...
    hth
    -nv

    She was so Blonde, she spent 20 minutes looking at the orange juice can because it said "Concentrate."

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    oh yeah, soemthing like that... but i didn't see anything like a /* blah edit by blah*/ somewhere in the post...... care to elaborate govt?
    hasafraggin shizigishin oppashigger...

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    Sure, I said some choice words to ehsiq, and rick suggested half-jokingly that I moderate myself... I decided to do it before I got some serious complaints.

    Wow! I actually got one word halfway right! Woo-hoo!

    Would the "h" be whatever's German for "holder", or smth like that?

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