In an episode of "Silicon Valley", one of the characters goes on a rant about how smart he is and cut his teeth on 'hex tables', and he says, "ask me what F times 9 is. It's fleventy-five!" This is well documented, so I don't think I misheard him.
Now we know that f is 15, so basic maths says that 15*9 is 135 in
base-10 or 87 in
base-16. I don't think that you can say the answer is d5 because that would be mixing
dec, but I'm willing to believe that the writers made that mistake because 87 doesn't sound as impressive. Also, I thought I had heard the word "fleven" before, but now I can't find it except in reference to "Silicon Valley."
What is fleventy-five? Is it
d? Are all the
hex characters named?
Any insight would be appreciated. Cheers!