Above is a Binary Clock. It is displaying the local date and time (based on the time used by your operating system) via simulated "LEDs" in a binary code. The information being presented, from the top to the bottom row is as follows: year month day of the month hour (24hour) minutes seconds It is arranged such that the Least Significant Bit (LSB) is on the farright and the Most Significant Bit (MSB) is on the farleft of each row. The numerical value of each row is found by summing the value(s) of the "on" bit(s) together. Where:
indicates that the bit is "on"
indicates that the bit is "off"
Each bit's value is determined by the bit number "n" and the expression: Bit#n = 2^{n1} So, starting from the LSB where n = 1, the value is 2^{0} = 1; the next bit to the left will be 2^{1} = 2; then 2^{2} = 4; 2^{3} = 8; 16; etc. When interpreted correctly, the information displayed by the Binary Clock above will correspond to:
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