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On 8/1/07, [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> > [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Philip Newton
>
> > I recently read about a group of people somewhere who count not on
> > their finger(tip)s, but on the spaces between the fingers, therefore
> > also arriving at an octal system.
>
> How about a system of binary finger combinations.  You could get
> hexadecimal with just four fingers of one hand.



Yes, but you have to have flexible fingers to make some of those
combinations. :)
My Dankarans use base-6;  each hand is one digit.






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Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]>