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hex,

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.”
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hex

b. (as modifier): hex code
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hex

(1)

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.
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hex

(HEXadecimal) Hexadecimal means 16, and the base 16 numbering system is used as a shorthand for representing binary numbers. Each half byte (four bits) is assigned a hex digit or letter as in the following chart with its decimal and binary equivalents. Hex values are identified with an "h" or dollar sign, thus $A7, A7h and A7H all stand for hex A7. See hex chart and hex editor.
    Base16   10   2Hex  Dec  Binary
    0    0    0000
    1    1    0001
    2    2    0010
    3    3    0011
    4    4    0100
    5    5    0101
    6    6    0110
    7    7    0111
    8    8    1000
    9    9    1001
    A   10    1010
    B   11    1011
    C   12    1100
    D   13    1101
    E   14    1110
    F   15    1111


Interpreting the Hex
As decimal digits increment by 10, hexadecimal digits increment by 16. Hexadecimal is a shorthand for human readability of binary, which is the intrinsic numbering system in the computer. See binary values.

 A7
  = decimal 167 (10x16+7x1)
  = binary 10100111 (128+32+4+2+1)

 A000
  = decimal 40,960 (10x4096)
  = binary 1010000000000000 (32768+8192)
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Hex, meanwhile, is partaking of some rye, which mostly drains through the hole in his disfigured face, before paying a visit to his lady friend Lilah (Megan Fox).
For the determination of the Hex isoenzymes, various electrophoretic, chromatographic, immunochemical, or heat inactivation techniques have been put forward [1].
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The disciplinary board considered that the breach was due to the company's negligence only, HEX added.
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All trading with Finnish derivatives products would be gradually transferred to Stockholmsborsen by the end of 2004, HEX added.
The total number of listed companies was 466, of which 278 companies were listed on Stockholmsborsen, 138 on HEX Helsinki, 14 on HEX Tallinn and 36 on HEX Riga.
According to the agreement, HEX Integrated Markets Ltd would enter into the existing NOREX cooperation.
The trading hours of the equity and derivatives markets at Stockholmsborsen and HEX would be harmonized in line with the creation of one integrated Nordic and Baltic home market.
With the reduction of the transaction fees for Finnish equity options, the exchanges want to achieve growth in trading volumes worldwide at Eurex, according to HEX.