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Bin to Hex

July 25th, 2005

Calculator Funnies

Happy Monday! Aren’t you excited about the week ahead and all the wonderful things you’re going to accomplish? Yeah, me either… So please allow me to divert your attention with an interactive joke.

As a kid, I had this friend named Tony. He tried to convince me that his parents named him after his toe and knee. At first I didn’t believe him, but then later on I met his sister, who was aptly named…

Okay, now that you’re dying to know the punchline, let me show you how to obtain the answer. First, head to your Windows Start menu and open the Calculator, which should be in the Accessories folder.

Menu One

Next, if your calculator isn’t already set to Scientific mode (and why wouldn’t it be?) make the switch by clicking View on the menu bar, and then selecting “Scientific” from the drop-down options.

Menu Two

Make sure that your input selection is for Binary, as pictured above. Just mark the radio button next to the words “Bin” and you’ll be ready to input this string of numbers. Simply copy and paste the following:


Menu Three

You should have something that looks like the above. Okay, now you’re ready to make the magical transformation from Binary to Hexadecimal by clicking the radio button next to the word “Hex” like this…

Menu Four

Hope you enjoyed this little diversion!

Entry Filed under: Undercover Geek


  • 1. Karla  |  July 26th, 2005 at 7:25 pm

    That’s some geeky fun.

  • 2. Nanette  |  July 27th, 2005 at 7:59 am

    Hee, hee.

    I remember the upside-down calculator tricks, too.

  • 3. The Boss Man  |  July 27th, 2005 at 8:40 am


    Dind’t know the Win Calc has a scientific mode and certainly didn;t know it can translate biary code.

  • 4. Pauly D  |  July 26th, 2005 at 6:50 pm

    Unfortunately for me, I don’t have Windows!

    I think the answer is, “Bridget” but I could be wrong.

  • 5. Salena  |  July 25th, 2005 at 6:26 pm

    TOO CUTE! I never even realized that this calculator had a binary mode. **blush**

  • 6. Carrie  |  July 26th, 2005 at 12:46 am


  • 7. Neil  |  July 26th, 2005 at 4:03 am

    That has to be the geekiest thing I’ve ever seen. You always surprise me.

  • 8. Aurora  |  July 26th, 2005 at 8:30 am

    YES!!! Thanks for the compliment, Neil. πŸ™‚

  • 9. Namra  |  July 26th, 2005 at 4:20 pm

    Hahaha, very nice. Now I know the other function of the calculator. 3:)~>

  • 10. Cassiopeia  |  July 26th, 2005 at 5:37 pm

    Cute. I remember having jokes like that in school, only we used the old handheld calculators, and often turned it upside down to read.

  • 11. Shanni  |  July 27th, 2005 at 2:57 pm

    Hee hee hee!!!

  • 12. Keith H  |  August 25th, 2005 at 6:26 pm

    Just found your hex calculator joke from 7/25 from your old site due to an oddity in RSS. Funny! Thanks for the joke!

  • 13. Fantasta  |  October 20th, 2005 at 6:28 am

    What is funny with “A55FACE” πŸ™„

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