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When I was a child, I memorised the powers of two up to 216 = 65536.

I don’t remember why I decided to do that, nor why in particular I decided to stop there, but it did come in handy occasionally later in my computing career.

Date: Wednesday, 3 June 2015 17:30 (UTC)
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Perhaps something to do with the prevalence of 16-bit addressing and arithmetic at the time?

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