hex can be a little confusing..
That would be why I like the higher level languages like C++
Adding and subtracting in Binary is a real brain twister too!
Many, many eons ago I was a tech rep. teaching the digital computer to AF
technicians (It was the first airborne digital computer which was installed
in the F106). I made a rash statement that I could do anything in Binary
that they could do in Decimal. Some wise guy says "Yeah, lets see you do a
Square Root". I put a rather simple binary number such as 49 (100011) on
the blackboard and even to my amazement I was able to do it. Just don't ask
me to do it now.
Primedia has a brand new magazine out called "Diesel Power". A friend of
mine has a copy of issue #1 that I recently read. It has a diesel truck
shootout in it and did a very good comparison on the Ford, Dodge, and GM
models available this year. You might want to check it out.
Not sure about Ford Diesels but I driven both Chevy and Dodge diesels. We
use Chevy's at work and they all have automatic transmissions. The latest
model is a 2002 and we get around 20 MPH on the highway. I drove the Dodge
trucks while playing porter for my wife who sells Dodge trucks. I picked up
and drove back to the dealership three in the last year. The best MPH came
from a 2004 Dodge 2500 Quad cab long wheel base with auto transmission. I
got 26 on the highway. This vehicle was brand new when picked up with only
3 miles on it. I had to drive it back from Tennessee to Louisiana so most
of the driving was interstate with the cruise control set at 70 MPH.
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