Bit number 3 (the fourth bit) is unhappy


Thanks to Ariel Cotton for bringing a typical bit failure to my attention.


From: http://i.imgur.com/NR9Mn.jpg

Why is this happening?


Easy! One of the bit in each of the affected characters is flipped. In particular, the 4th bit, the number 3 bit as we start counting at zero.

The dollar sign ($) is really a comma (,), and the 'F' is really an 'N', the 'g' is really an 'o', and so on.

How's that?

Well, here are the bits side by side: (thanks to Open two Calculators at once )










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