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Binary

01101000 01100101 01101100 01101100 01101111!
("hello" in binary)

An example of binary.

Welcome to the wonderful world of ones and zeros. Binary code is a computer language that uses the aforementioned two numbers to convey a myriad of characters. It was formalized in 1679 by German philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm Liebniz, but its roots date back to 11th century China. Binary code is based on the universality of hexagrams and their ability to represent the Christian belief in creatio el nihilo (translation: "creation from nothing").

But binary isn't just for programmers; you can use it to send secret messages, too. The translation key below can help you transform numerical gibberish into regular text, and vice versa:

Thanks for visiting this page and have a 01100111 01101111 01101111 01100100 day!