While most people belive that binary is "computer code", and are, for the most part, correct, binary code as we understand it was actually first concived in the 1600's by the German mathmatician Gottfried Leibniz. Leibniz belived that all of logic could essisientially be broken down into yes or no statements, and created a system of ones and zeros to represent this. Though this system had little to no practial uses at the time it is the first example of a system that repersents binary code as we know it now. I'm aware that you probably don't just come here for history lectures, so I'll skip ahead, however it is always important to note binary's origin as a system logic that predates computers. There are plenty of binary translators online, and I would recomend using those rather than trying to memorize actual binary code (while binary is relatively easy to learn, decodeing it manually is more time-consuming than trusting a website). However, you may not always have a computer with internet acess avaliable when you find binary code, and there are some tricks to remember that can help you to crack these codes in such cases. Here is a list of 52 letters (capatilized and lower cased) translated in binary, which I will refer back to for cracking techniques.
For the record a blank space " " is represented by 00100000, which shouldn't be suprising if you've noticed the pattern by now.
Before I get into the lists I want to note that even if you don't remember any of these tricks that you can still crack a binary code logically the same way you code a cipher as long as you treat each segment of eight numbers as an in individual letter and work from there (to help you should probably identify all of the eight segment sets and replace them with an aarbitrary number right away). One of the first things you should notice is that all of these numbers begin with the pattern "01", which is actually quite useful when manually decoding something. Logically there are only four possible ways for the first two digits of a binary pattern to be arranged: "
Now this will probably be my last full blown post for a while, as this past week a cooling fan in my computer broke, and I want to get that fixed so I can run more energy comsuming programs without it overheating. And since I don't want to log onto this account through public computers I won't actually be able to put anything on this blog, however I will probably still leave a few comments here and there through the nice Name Only feature on the blogs that have Anonomyous comments enabled. Then, after next week I have finals, which means lots of essay writing and studying for my various classes, so even if I have my computer back I probably won't have the time or energy to update this thing. Admitadly you all have your own concerns, and I'm likely not a major one of them, but this way you don't have to worry about checking back for new material inbetween all of your other various happenings.
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