Tim Babb erfindet neue Namen für hexadezimale Nummern, basierend auf einem Joke von Bachman aus der Serie Silicon Valley:
We infer that “fleventy-five” is a hexadecimal number, commonly used in coding; presumably it’s 0xF5 (which is not 0x9 times 0xF, as it happens). But instead of saying “eff-five” for the byte 0xF5, Bachman has come up with some kind of novel system for the English-ification of hex digits.
Could we have a system that attains the unwieldiness and syllable count of spoken English numbers, with all the respectable seriousness of saying the word 'fleventy'?“ […]
Related Bonustrack: „Losing Count – 'Eeny, meeny, miny, mo' and the ambiguous history of counting-out rhymes.“