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EDIT: devRant April Fools joke (2018)
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Hey everyone! As some of you have already noticed, @trogus and I made a decision (based on the suggestion of some members of the community) to start transitioning all scores on the app to binary. We have started by making all user scores in our mobile apps and website (if you’re logged in) appear in binary. We think this makes the app more fun while remaining usable at the same time!

Please let us know what you think and happy binary-reading!

Comments
  • 65
    April fool?
  • 39
    .- .-- . ... --- -- .
  • 32
    Yeah this is a cool idea. 👍👍👍
  • 14
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  • 15
    But can you keep it this way?
  • 79
    @Floydian not April fools! We just feel that this change will help us devs feel more in our natural habitat!
  • 19
    good luck for those who use regex instead of the api to parse scores
  • 21
    But... but... It's not April 1st here yet ;-; soo no joke and we can keep this? ðŸĪ”
  • 27
    If it's not to stay, at least make it configurable! ("I want to see scores in binary")
  • 19
    @dfox yeah! I thought this was binary and now that it's official, this is really a great idea.

    And yes natural habitat 😂😂😂😂😂

    We feel at home already 😊

    We would miss 404 and 666 counts though. But yes, this makes me feel rich 😎
  • 19
    I'd love to keep it even after April fool's day :D Looks awesome and just nerdy enough for me to feel good about myself.
  • 18
    I was asking myself why I have 1M more ++ than one hour ago...
  • 9
    @Gerrymandered I just logged on and thought that devRant broke 😂
  • 12
    @dfox that’s exactly what you said last year lol
  • 12
    @irene no but I would love to have this as a feature. 😅😅😅
  • 21
    Next step is to convert all usernames to ASCII O.o
  • 15
    Fuck now I've got to think about the number of ++ I've got lmao

    Semicolon JS v2?
  • 13
    @jhh2450 I read that as, 'number of fucks I got'.

    😂😂😂😂
  • 10
    @dfox I'm terrible at reading binaries sounds not good to me. First i got confused i have 1Million ++'s
  • 19
    @notcool It's an educational opportunity to learn binary fluently.
  • 10
    As much as I love binary, this one right here I can't deal with. I hope it's an April fool's joke. 😂
  • 16
    I thought our natural language was hex? 🙄
  • 6
    @linuxxx All i want to see is your comment now 😂😂😂
  • 7
  • 7
    @suprano you failed me 🙁
  • 6
    @gitreflog lol ain't nobody got time converting binary on here.
  • 11
    Another fun feature is make us write code to fetch Rants instead of the app fetching by it self. Though it still need to parse data, we ain't got time for that 😂
  • 19
    @Daveloper yes @dfox make it hex !
  • 5
    @gitpush this one, I support. 😁
  • 4
    ++ counters of rants are still normal :c
  • 5
    Yeah, quite amazing. @Condor
  • 8
    Hex would be better
  • 10
    ++ for optional hex suggestion.
    Oh, and for octal. And Base64! Then I am satisfied.
  • 7
    @fun2code thanks for reporting, should be fixed now :)
  • 4
  • 6
    Oh my fucking god.
    this is genius!
  • 10
    About the readibility: the good news is you have a fairly good idea by just looking at the length of the number. This might lead to quite some "you have a small one" or "mine is bigger" jokes though 😁
  • 8
    Also, can you guys implement spaces or underscores for every 4 digits? It would make it a lot more readable.
  • 10
    I love this so much 😊
  • 7
    Now, make Comic Sans default devRant font..
  • 4
    @Alice oh nice... You didn't go
  • 4
    Make all content binary and lets rock n roll.
  • 4
    Oh, I loved it!
  • 5
    But for me it's not April 1st yet D:
  • 5
    I just noticed it and thought it was an old feature release I missed since there were no rants about it on my feed or when I searched for 'binary'...

    Fortunately before I checked myself into a mental clinic I looked at @dfox profile thinking he must have ranted about it when it was released 😂😂😂
  • 8
    HAHAHAHA THIS IS GENIUS
  • 5
    Should have done it in hexadecimal... then I would feel more like I'm in my natural habitat :3
  • 5
    Getting fed up with devRant and now this is the final straw. Can't believe you have done this!

    😂
  • 9
    Omfg! This app makes me wanna kiss it! I love it!
  • 8
    We need hexadecimals!
  • 5
    I was so confused when I saw that haha.
  • 9
    I'd prefer hexadecimal. It helps save precious screen space when compared to both binary and decimal system.
  • 11
    Why not make this an option?
    "Show ++s as binary?"

    Or even better, just for the hexadecimal-ists (?), you could make it a combobox or whatever and make the user decide :3

    I know this doesn't serve basically any purpose, but it'd be just for fun xD
  • 4
    TIL : The reputationvalue is stored an int16.
  • 4
    49 20 64 6f 20 6e 6f 74 20 6d 69 6e 64 20 69 74 20 61 74 20 61 6c 6c 21
  • 24
    Think I found a bug: negative scores...
    (This dude usually shitposts and has rude comments all with --'s so I assume this isn't his actual score haha)
  • 4
    I love it..
  • 6
    You forgot the scores for votes :)
  • 9
    Hey, DevRant, your uh... Binary is showing ðŸ˜ķ
  • 5
    I thought our natural language was abstracting low level concepts to make them more human friendly and easier to use?
  • 6
    @hacker he's maxed out by now
  • 8
    I hate April 1st.

    As a person with a very weak connection to reality, I feel completely paranoid about all the shit that starts happening around me.

    Tech companies announcing weird products, coworkers joking on slack about irrecoverable backup and server crashes, weird Easter eggs popping up in products... I go in full conspiracy mode.

    Talking about Easter eggs... it's Easter as well? Very suspicious...
  • 5
    Oh shit. The devs are on to us George. Just keep pretending to know code... Uh... JavaScript sucks amirite guys?
  • 3
    @irene
    Exactly , useless skill!

    I think we stopped writing compilers and assemblers in binary very long time ago!
  • 4
    @Daveloper
    Hex is better !
    x4F65
  • 3
    @systemctl
    Y do you want fuck up everything for ppl who take long time in conversion of binary!
  • 8
    @fun2code Universal Copy app if you're on Android. Saves lives.
  • 4
    @Condor 0110100100100000011000010110011101110010011001010110010100100001
  • 7
    @fun2code Nice. You?
  • 7
    @fun2code I'm BlueNutterfly there :P
  • 4
    @dfox You should've done it on the ++ counter on every rant as well. That would've been cool
  • 3
    How the fuck am I supposed to read this? ðŸĪĢ ðŸĪŊðŸĪŠ
  • 3
    The idea is cool but you could make that if you click over the binary number, the decimal appears
  • 3
    01000110 01101001 01101110 01100001 01101100 01101100 01111001 00100000 00101011 00101011 01110011 00100000 01110101 01110011 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01101101 01111001 00100000 01110101 01110011 01100101 01110010 01101110 01100001 01101101 01100101
  • 6
    Please don´t waste this idea just as an April Fool's Joke ^-^
  • 6
    Now lets change our usernames to binary too! 😁
  • 5
    @bioDan change the entire system to hex
  • 3
    Even tough it's probably an April Fool's joke I love it!
  • 18
    April fools :)

    We hope everyone enjoyed!

    Quick story about how this idea came to be: a couple of months ago I saw a rant/feature suggestion from someone saying that we should show all point values in binary. All of the responses were pretty negative like “that would be so annoying!” but we thought it would be fun for a day.

    Based on some of the feedback, we will definitely consider making it an optional preference for picking point base maybe, since for some it seemed to be a fun touch.
  • 6
    It certainly was fun! 8)
  • 7
    It was worth it. Best April fools ever. 😂😂
  • 8
    @dfox we did enjoy it. Thanks and yes we would love to have this as a preference. 😊

    Cheers! ðŸŧ
  • 8
    @dfox it's almost impossible to have an idea of the number of ++ in binary, but it was really cool. I loved that! :)
  • 5
    @dfox I'd definitely vote for such an option! Would be awesome!
  • 5
    I miss it :(
  • 4
    @dfox Can i learn how you implemented it only that day? I saw normal numbers in the apis. Also in the app source code.
  • 4
    @CozyPlanes he also edited the rant after nearly 24 hrs
    Well probably this can be done by database itself

    In your case, maybe bitset used on prod without git commit
  • 4
    @teganburns
    Aha! Not a php dev tho
  • 5
    @CozyPlanes the API only returned the binary scores if the client was out iOS, Android, or web app.
  • 4
  • 3
    @dfox Please keep that, it is a great idea 😂
  • 3
    @jAsE again?
  • 6
    @fuck2code @jAsE

    Why are you guys doing this?

    @dfox
    Can you add an auto binary to Unicode (or ASCII) converter in the app?
  • 3
    You called?
  • 1
    April fool is coming dfox. Let's see what we get this time 😋
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