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Clasen: GNOME 3.7 at the halfway mark

Clasen: GNOME 3.7 at the halfway mark

Posted Jan 27, 2013 16:22 UTC (Sun) by bronson (subscriber, #4806)
In reply to: Clasen: GNOME 3.7 at the halfway mark by mathstuf
Parent article: Clasen: GNOME 3.7 at the halfway mark

Binary: 1 is on, 0 is off?


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Clasen: GNOME 3.7 at the halfway mark

Posted Jan 28, 2013 22:48 UTC (Mon) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389) [Link]

That's probably how I *should* remember it, but I encountered the symbols before I knew binary, so it wasn't a trick I would have come up with. Maybe I'll remember it now that I've commented here about it, but historically my problem with mnemonics (and similar tricks) is that I can't remember the mnemonic itself, defeating the purpose. Usually, it takes some rather obscure connection for it to "click" and be second nature.

Clasen: GNOME 3.7 at the halfway mark

Posted Jan 29, 2013 16:09 UTC (Tue) by mgedmin (subscriber, #34497) [Link]

I believe these come from the IEC standard ("Graphical symbols for use on equipment"). And yes, they were inspired by binary 0 and 1, if you trust Wikipedia.


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