Monday, November 5, 2012

Rhyming Primes

How much easier it would be

if following Turing

computers used base three.

Red, green, blue, each off or on.

And then base six - perfect for primes.

So down with the Roman base ten! Down with the Centurion!

Base 12 is better for these times.


(Base 6 and primes, a little on.., )

(The base three idea using colors was suggested by Turing and used by him to suggest base six for computation. I read this in some recently declassified Bletchley Park papers last year or so. So.. IIRC.)

(In fairness though base ten is probably better for illiterate peoples so they can count on their fingers.)

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