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11/1/11 Binary Day: A Rare Occasion

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UPDATE: This century's last Binary Day is November 11, 2011. To see how you can celebrate 11/11/11, click here.

Time to get your geek on: It's a binary day!

Today, 11/01/11 (or 11/1/11 - the choice is yours) is one of a select few dates solely composed of only 0s and 1s. In fact, the year 2011 has 9 binary days, just like every other binary date-capable year.

But enjoy it while it lasts. After November 11, which is perhaps one of the most booked days for weddings ever, you'll have to wait a whole century before the calendar hits a binary date. (If you can make it until January 1, 2100, we'll be impressed.)

You can see a full list of binary dates from 2010 and 2011 at ExploringBinary.com.

In any case, the date is a great excuse to play with the code that lies at the core of modern computing. Though the fundamental coding method has been replaced by much more sophisticated and functional coding languages like Java, C++ and Python, that doesn't mean it's lost its place in the hearts and minds of nerds everywhere.

You can get your fix of simple binary fun (and email your friends some coded messages) using one of these simple binary coding tools:

Binary to Text (ASCII) Conversion

Binary Translator

BONUS: An enjoy a little binary treat, from us.

01101000 01110100 01110100 01110000 00111010 00101111 00101111 01100010 01101001 01110100 00101110 01101100 01111001 00101111 01110011 01101111 01100100 01000110 01110100 00110011

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