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bigtamscot
09-20-2001, 06:11 AM
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.

Govtcheez
09-20-2001, 06:13 AM
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)

Fordy
09-20-2001, 06:14 AM
Nibbles.....

bytes.....

Those early coders had a good sense of humour.

bigtamscot
09-20-2001, 06:17 AM
Ta for the quick reply.....cheese, sorry cheers

nvoigt
09-20-2001, 12:19 PM
Easy to remember... one of the funniest things I ever had to learn
for ASM :p

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* )

Govtcheez
09-20-2001, 12:21 PM
So... as nv leaves us hanging.... what does BH mean in German?

Fordy
09-20-2001, 12:23 PM
Big Hooters??

no-one
09-20-2001, 12:29 PM
bwahahhahahahahahhahaa!!! you have a dirty mind Fordy.

Govtcheez
09-20-2001, 12:31 PM
Brustwarchen heiß?

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

Cheeze-It
09-20-2001, 02:35 PM
>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.

nvoigt
09-20-2001, 04:58 PM
Big Hooters


Close, quite close :p

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* )

doubleanti
09-20-2001, 05:06 PM
>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...]

nvoigt
09-20-2001, 05:11 PM
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...

doubleanti
09-20-2001, 05:53 PM
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?

Govtcheez
09-21-2001, 06:14 AM
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?

mithrandir
09-21-2001, 07:41 AM
I decided to do it before I got some serious complaints.

::In a Colnel Klink voice from Hogan's Heroes::

Govtcheez!!

Govtcheez
09-21-2001, 07:57 AM
You're in a weird mood today, aren't ya, stealth? :p

Fordy
09-21-2001, 08:00 AM
Stealth has the friday feeling that I will get today at 4pm when I finish work

mithrandir
09-21-2001, 08:00 AM
How'd ya mean? Yeah I think its the Friday feeling, that and I might get $290 AUS this weekend for some work that my neighbour offered me.

Govtcheez
09-21-2001, 08:05 AM
Just your colonel klink thing, and paw programming and smth else that I could go check.....

Anyways - kinda funny.... never mind.... ::climbs back under rock::

mithrandir
09-21-2001, 08:14 AM
Well I'm not half as peculiar as doubleanti :D

Govtcheez
09-21-2001, 08:16 AM
>Well I'm not half as peculiar as doubleanti

Whoa, whoa, whoa! Let's not get out of hand! I don't know how I could have ever made you think that! No way are you close to that strange! :p

mithrandir
09-21-2001, 08:23 AM
[wellthatsareliefgovtcheeziwasworriedforasecond]

nvoigt
09-21-2001, 12:04 PM
Would the "h" be whatever's German for "holder", or smth like that?


Indeed, the 'h' is for ...-Halter ( holder ) in German *eg*

Govtcheez
09-21-2001, 12:08 PM
That's what I thought :D

I thought halten meant to stop, tho....

nvoigt
09-21-2001, 12:13 PM
Yes, 'halten' means to hold as well as to stop.
Both meanings could be applied to the 'h' of BH, but
I think only the first one is intended :p

Govtcheez
09-21-2001, 12:20 PM
OK, thanks for clearing that up... :)