Anyone remember the bit bucket?

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Anyone remember the bit bucket?

Postby Capt. Bill on Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:42 am

The MM I had a very primitive octal based computer in the LCC. There was a possible failure called a bit overflow. At VAFB when I was training in 1969 they had a little bucket called the bit bucket and a broom to sweep up the bits that would "overflow" out of the computer. For you non-computer types a bit is one piece of data, either one or zero.
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Re: Anyone remember the bit bucket?

Postby notlaw99 on Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:06 pm

My roommate in college came up with a formal definition of a "Bit"--That Quantum of Information that reduces uncertainty by one half.
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