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witchcraft or one who works it. The word is of German origin, and beliefs connected with it spread from Europe to the United States, especially to the Pennsylvania Dutch country. The hex can be worked by either sex, but more commonly by a man, usually an amateur or professional hex "doctor." Such a person is thought to be able to control the forces of nature, cure sickness, and thwart the intentions of evildoers by means of magic formulas handed down from the Middle Ages and from Romani (Gypsy) practitioners. The colorful, geometric hex signs found on Pennsylvania Dutch barns are meant to protect the animals within from malicious curses, spells, and the evil eyeevil eye,
principally Sicilian and Mesoamerican superstition, although it is known in other cultures. According to the Native American version, a person who stares fixedly at a pregnant woman or a child or who is too admiring or physically affectionate with children may produce
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HEX

On drawings, abbr. for “hexagon” or “hexagonal.”

hex

b. (as modifier): hex code

hex

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hex

(2)
A 6-pack of anything (compare quad). Neither usage has anything to do with magic or black art, though the pun is appreciated and occasionally used by hackers. True story: As a joke, some hackers once offered some surplus ICs for sale to be worn as protective amulets against hostile magic. The chips were, of course, hex inverters.

hex

(character)
The hash character, used to introduce hexadecimal constants in some assembly languages.

hex

(HEXadecimal) Hexadecimal means 16. The base 16 numbering system is used as a shorthand for representing binary numbers. Each half byte (four bits) is assigned a hex digit as shown in the following chart with its decimal and binary equivalents. Hex values are identified with an "h" or dollar sign, thus $3E0, 3E0h and 3E0H all stand for the hex humber 3E0. See hex chart and hex editor.

Base              Base16  10  2         16  10  2Hex Dec Binary    Hex Dec Binary
   0   0   0000      A   10  1010
   1   1   0001      B   11  1011
   2   2   0010      C   12  1100
   3   3   0011      D   13  1101
   4   4   0100      E   14  1110
   5   5   0101      F   15  1111
   6   6   0110
   7   7   0111
   8   8   1000
   9   9   1001



How to Interpret the Hex
As decimal digits increment by 10, hex digits increment by 16. Two hex digits make up one byte; for example, A7 is equivalent to one byte containing the binary number 10100111, or 167 in decimal. A is 10, thus 160 (10x16) plus 7 (7x1). The hex number A000 (pronounced "A thousand") is 40,960 in decimal (10x4096).
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She is neither naive nor stupid: she knows her role in the executions but evades responsibility by arguing that she is a necessary tool: "Manche Leute sagen, ich bin schuld, dass die Hexen an die Galgeneiche gehangt worden sind.
93-95; Jurgen Schmidt, "Die Kurpfalz, die Hexen und die Frage der Gelehrten, warum der Teufel mehr Weyber in diesem Fall dann Manner versucht und verfuhert," unpublished paper presented to the 91st Sitzung of the Arbeitskreis fur Landes- und Ortsgeschichte, 3/28/98, p.
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Hexen for N64 is currently available at a suggested retail price of $79.
Developed by Raven Software, creators of Hexen I & II and Heretic, Mageslayer is set in an ancient past profoundly divided by good and evil where players must choose from four explosive characters to battle the undead Lore Thane in both single and multi-player combat.
Heretic, HEXEN, HEXEN II and QUAKE have created a frenzied demand
So in the grand scheme of things, this is a worthwhile addition to your collection if you don't have Hexen 1 or Quake.
GT Interactive and id Software have previously established retail agreements for id titles including Wolfensein 3D, DOOM II, The Ultimate DOOM, and HEXEN - Beyond Heretic.
To Get to cheat mode in Hexen on the N64 pause and press C, Up, C, Down, C, Left, C, Right.
Over the next few months, you're going to be assaulted by Quake 2, Hexen 2, Daikatana, Half Life, SiN, Unreal and a legion of other gib-'em-ups.