Does any one recognize this binary data storage format
grante at visi.com
Tue Aug 9 23:50:06 CEST 2005
On 2005-08-09, Scott David Daniels <Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org> wrote:
> Grant Edwards wrote:
>>>Ex #1) 333-3333
>>>Hex On disk: 00 00 00 80 6a 6e 49 41
>>>Ex #2) 666-6666
>>>Hex On disk: 00 00 00 80 6a 6e 59 41
>> So there's only a 1-bit different between the on-disk
>> representation of 333-3333 and 666-6666.
>> That sounds pretty unlikely. Are you 100% sure you're looking
>> at the correct bytes?
> Perhaps the one bit is an exponent -- some kind of floating point
> based format? That matches the doubling of all digits.
That would just be sick. I can't imagine anybody on an 8-bit
CPU using FP for a phone number.
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