"Convert your name from base 36 into any base" ...by 25294 999787897065
binary  dec  hex  36 
0000  0  0  0 
0001  1  1  1 
0010  2  2  2 
0011  3  3  3 
0100  4  4  4 
0101  5  5  5 
0110  6  6  6 
0111  7  7  7 
1000  8  8  8 
1001  9  9  9 
1010  10  a  a 
1011  11  b  b 
1100  12  c  c 
1101  13  d  d 
1110  14  e  e 
1111  15  f  f 
10000  16  10  g 
10001  17  11  h 
10010  18  12  i 
10011  19  13  j 
10100  20  14  k 
10101  21  15  l 
10110  22  16  m 
10111  23  17  n 
11000  24  18  o 
11001  25  19  p 
11010  26  1a  q 
11011  27  1b  r 
11100  28  1c  s 
11101  29  1d  t 
11110  30  1e  u 
11111  31  1f  v 
100000  32  20  w 
100001  33  21  x 
100010  34  22  y 
100011  35  23  z 
100100  36  24  10


Everyone knows what base ten is, and a lot probably know of base two...
(it uses only zero's and one's 110010001), there are also higher bases... including base 16 or "hexadecimal" ...which is used by computer and electronics guys/gurls, a block of four binary numbers can be easily represented by one digit of hex,
this in binary... 1111,1010,1011,0100 would equal... fab4 in hex, it (hex) uses zero through nine and letters "abcdef" for higher digit representation, this is so you can count to 15 (or " f " in hex) using only one digit/letter per place...
i.e. 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 a b c d e f ...then you would come upon 10 (actually in the sixteenth place)
Base 36 or "alphadecimal" works the same way but it includes all the letters of the alphabet,
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
so you can enter your name (which would actually be considered an alphadecimal number) or anything you want in base 36 and find out what it would look like in base 10 or any other base.
To work the program... Enter the base of the number you plan on entering in the top drop down box, that's "36" (if you're going to enter a number with letters in it), then click or type in a number/yourname using either keyboard (if you enter numbers using the keyboard you type on with your fingers, you'll have to click "compute" also), and it will return your name in whatever base you have the lower drop down set to, from there you can use either drop down and change the base of the original number or its conversion,
If you want to initially enter a base 10 or any other base... set the top drop down to 10 and it will return the number in whatever base you have the lower drop down set to, then you can change it with either drop down. For instance... if you enter your phone number as a base 10 number, there's a good chance it might return as all letters or even a readable word in a higher base.
For all the Trekkies out there... The binary number in the episode with the Bynars is 11001001 it's also the name of the episode... I used to have a lot of fun watching Star Trek (especially during commercials).
click here for a random spock quote (refresh that page to get more)
The limit on the number of digits input of base 36 numbers/letters is about ten or eleven because that's the limit your computer can handle,
Base ten uses 10
^{^N} ... one's, ten's, hundred's, thousand's etc. in column places
3871 would mean... 3 thousands, 8 hundreds, 7 tens and 1 ones
(3871)_{10}
= 3x10^{3} + 8x10^{2} + 7x10^{1} + 1x10^{0}
Base thirtysix uses 36
^{^N} ... one's, 36's, 1296's, 46656's, 1679616's etc.
(fab4)_{36}
= 15x36^{3} + 10x36^{2} + 11x36^{1} + 4x36^{0} = 713200_{10}
So you can see the numbers in base 36 get huge in a hurry.
If you want to find something too long like gravityboy.com you can do it in two pieces...
gravityboy b36 = 1701981534790834 base10 and
(dot com) .com b36 = 0.35232338820301784 ...base 10
So "gravityboy.com" base 36 = 1701981534790834.35232338820301784 base 10
Input of base 2 numbers can be huge, like this...
110000010111111000101110100110010111010010010110010
This program also works with decimals, so if you wanted to see what pi looks like in binary (base two) just input base 10 then enter 3.14159265358 and then use the drop down to go to base 2. Sometimes the last digit of decimals is not rounded correctly... that's because there isn't any way to store a repeating decimal and then change it to another base and get the value of the infinite repetition correctly. Although, if you get some decimal and there is a zero tacked on the end it probably means it is exact. If you input some decimal... for instance something in base 5 and then change to other bases you might notice some of the answers are shorter then others... that's because base 5 would use 5
^{^N} (in decimals) 1n = 1/5 ... 2n = 1/25 ... 3n = 1/125
and something like base 15 or base 25 with some kind of fractional equivalence would be easy to change into each other. Got it? Base 14 would switch easily (maybe exactly) into base 28, but something like base 14 might not go so nice into base 17.
Flux by Jim Cranwell
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