I was talking to a friend. I noticed that his zip code is really close to 32K (32768). I wondered what powers of two have a zipcode.
I found 3:
- 02048 – Mansfield, MA
- 04096 – Yarmouth, ME
- 65536 – Lebanon, MO
It’s amusing that all three are in states that begin with “M”
Next, my mind wandered to representing ASCII strings as zip codes. There aren’t enough zip codes to make this easy. However, I came up with this code for “I love you”
Wilkes Barre, PA; Womelsdorf, PA; Sharpsburg, GA; Deerfield St., Bridgeton, NJ; Cherry Point, NC.
In hex that is 49 0D 4C 4F 76 45 20 79 6F 75.
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