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|name=Machine language time code
|image=[[Image:time code.jpg|225px]]
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|image=[[File:Time code.jpg|225px]]
|owner=[[Galactic Entity]]
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|inventor=Probably the [[Galactic Entity]]
 
|type=Program
 
|type=Program
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|usage=Summoning the [[time sphere]]
|use=Causes release of [[Time Sphere]]
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|first appear={{f|1}}
|status=Bender may have recorded it.
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|status=At least one remaining photocopy
|first appear={{flink|Bender's Big Score}}
 
 
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The '''Machine language time code''' or simply the '''time code''' is a code appearing in a tattoo on [[Philip J. Fry|Fry]]'s butt.
 
  
==The code==
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The '''machine language time code''', or simply the '''time code''', is a code appearing in a tattoo that was on [[Philip J. Fry|Fry]]'s butt, that causes release of the [[time sphere]] from the [[Galactic Entity]] ([[Bender's Big Score|BBS]]).
The code appearing in the film is as follows;
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== Form ==
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The code appearing in [[Bender's Big Score|the film]] is as follows.
 
<pre>001100
 
<pre>001100
 
010010
 
010010
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110011</pre>
 
110011</pre>
  
As you can tell, it is mirrored over the first three columns over to the last three and inverted over the first three rows to the last three.  If you remove the last three columns, you can tell that the first three columns are actually just the numbers 1 to 6 in binary.
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=== Observations ===
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As you can tell, it is mirrored over the first three columns over to the last three and inverted over the first three rows to the last three.  If you reduce it to its top-left corner of 3x3 bits, you can see that the first three columns are actually just the numbers zero, three, and five in binary. The first three rows are the numbers one, two, and three in binary, with the last three rows being four, five, and six in binary.
  
It's interesting to note that it has yet to be truly explained where the time code comes from or how it ended up on Fry's butt in the first place. (i.e. it was put on the frozen Fry's butt by Bender using a flap of skin from Lars but it only existed on Lars's butt because he is a paradox time copy of Fry.) However, in the original draft of the script, Bender, while waiting for Fry to come back from the future (this being Bender-2, who gets kicked into the freezer tube), watches the lottery and writes down the winning numbers, converts them to binary and mirrors them, then inscribes them on Fry's butt, hiding them from Bender-1 and planning to return and win the lottery (unaware that he is doomed as a time paradox duplicate)
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It is interesting to note that it has yet to be truly explained where the time code comes from or how it ended up on Fry's butt in the first place. The code was put on the frozen Fry's butt by [[Bender Bending Rodríguez|Bender]], using a flap of skin from [[Lars Fillmore|Lars]], but it only existed on Lars' butt because he is a paradox time copy of Fry. This is an example of the {{w|bootstrap paradox}}.
  
==Additional Info==
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The binary is not divisible by 8 and therefore appears undecodable.
[[Image:time code tat.jpg|thumb|right|Hidden in a smelly mirror]]
 
===Appearances===
 
*{{flink|Bender's Big Score}}
 
  
===See also ===
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== Additional Info ==
*[[Time Sphere]]
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[[File:Time code tat.jpg|thumb|right|Hidden in a smelly mirror]]
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=== Trivia ===
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*Other examples of the bootstrap paradox include your future self travelling back in time and giving you something, Lars Fillmore, and Fry becoming his own grandfather.
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*The code was originally meant to be a set of winning lottery numbers but was changed for plot purposes.
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*The writers remembered that the code had to be the same backwards as forwards, otherwise Fry would not have been able to read it from a mirror.
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*The first half of each row adds up to 21, and since the code is the opposite in reverse, the second half also adds up to 21, giving the number 42, made famous as the ultimate answer in ''{{w|The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy}}''. <!-- I don't understand this one; how does it add up to 21? -->
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*Also, in the programming "language" L33T, the code looks like Bender.
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*Translated from binary the code means "1 I", a possible reference to Leela.
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=== Appearances ===
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*{{f|1}}
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*{{e|117}}
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=== See also ===
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*[[Galactic Entity]]
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*[[Time sphere]]
 
*[[Time paradox duplicate]]
 
*[[Time paradox duplicate]]
*[[Galactic Entity]]
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[[Category:Technology]]

Latest revision as of 08:03, 26 February 2017

Machine language time code
Time code.jpg
TypeProgram
InventorProbably the Galactic Entity
UsageSummoning the time sphere
First appearanceBender's Big Score
Film
Current statusAt least one remaining photocopy

The machine language time code, or simply the time code, is a code appearing in a tattoo that was on Fry's butt, that causes release of the time sphere from the Galactic Entity (BBS).

Form

The code appearing in the film is as follows.

001100
010010
011110
100001
101101
110011

Observations

As you can tell, it is mirrored over the first three columns over to the last three and inverted over the first three rows to the last three. If you reduce it to its top-left corner of 3x3 bits, you can see that the first three columns are actually just the numbers zero, three, and five in binary. The first three rows are the numbers one, two, and three in binary, with the last three rows being four, five, and six in binary.

It is interesting to note that it has yet to be truly explained where the time code comes from or how it ended up on Fry's butt in the first place. The code was put on the frozen Fry's butt by Bender, using a flap of skin from Lars, but it only existed on Lars' butt because he is a paradox time copy of Fry. This is an example of the bootstrap paradox.

The binary is not divisible by 8 and therefore appears undecodable.

Additional Info

Hidden in a smelly mirror

Trivia

  • Other examples of the bootstrap paradox include your future self travelling back in time and giving you something, Lars Fillmore, and Fry becoming his own grandfather.
  • The code was originally meant to be a set of winning lottery numbers but was changed for plot purposes.
  • The writers remembered that the code had to be the same backwards as forwards, otherwise Fry would not have been able to read it from a mirror.
  • The first half of each row adds up to 21, and since the code is the opposite in reverse, the second half also adds up to 21, giving the number 42, made famous as the ultimate answer in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
  • Also, in the programming "language" L33T, the code looks like Bender.
  • Translated from binary the code means "1 I", a possible reference to Leela.

Appearances

See also