99: Binary Heart

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Binary Heart
i love you
Title text: i love you

[edit] Explanation

An array of zeros and ones is depicted, 21 across by 23 down. Some of the zeros and ones are red instead of black to form the shape of a Valentine heart.

The digits themselves are an ASCII bit stream reading:

iloveyOuilOveyouiloveyOuilOveyOuiloveyouilOveyouilOveyOuilOv

The final octet is incomplete, but the three bits that are present are consistent with the start of an "e".

The mixture of upper-case and lower-case "O"s is presumed intentional, but the reason for it is unknown.

[edit] Transcript

[All the numbers are black except for a heart-shaped red section in the middle.]
011010010110110001101
111011101100110010101
111001010011110111010
101101001011011000100
111101110110011001010
111100101101111011101
010110100101101100011
011110111011001100101
011110010100111101110
101011010010110110001
001111011101100110010
101111001010011110111
010101101001011011000
110111101110110011001
010111100101101111011
101010110100101101100
010011110111011001100
101011110010110111101
110101011010010110110
001001111011101100110
010101111001010011110
111010101101001011011
000100111101110110011
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Discussion

The l's and 0's in the binary translation make the code: 10101010011010010, which if you remove either the first or the last digit and convert to text make either, ªi OR TÒ which isn't very helpful. ‎LostFire (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

10101010011010010 in hexadecimal is 154D2 which could mean "I'm sad too". Noit (talk) 00:34, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

I wondered why he didn't include space characters, but then I realized that ASCII 32 makes for too much white space (only one bit is set) which might spoil the random appearance of the background. Also, shouldn't there be a Doctor Who reference in there somewhere? Just saying... 108.162.219.58 18:28, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

Maybe the mixture of o's and O's is only there so that the sequence of bits doesn't contain a single repeating sequence. 108.162.216.84 20:47, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

On the 'o's and 'O's - Converting 011001110010111 from binary to decimal gives 13207. Googling that number only gives hits about Syracuse. Does anyone know if there's a connection there? 141.101.89.205 01:04, 18 May 2014 (UTC)
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