Are you nuts?
What is 0xFFFFFFFF? In my system of values, which is the system of
values of a 34-year old computer programmer and administrator with
strong telecom engineering background, it is the most complete 32-bit
integer. For me the etymology of the expression comes from the C
programming language. I don't want to get any deeper in the etymology,
it is possible that the C programming language has leased the word from
somewhere else, but that was the place where I first encountered the 0x
hexadecimal representation. There is a good article about the term
'hexadecimal' in Wikipedia 
Why I registered this domain? I just felt internal urge to register it.
Can you imagine yourself showing off your e-mail address
0x00000001@0xFFFFFFFF.com or 0x00000001@0xFFFFFFFF.info ;) Our
lives depend so much on the hexadecimal representation and 32-bit
integers that persons who know about that it worths having such domain.
If you have a background any near to my background you are going to
If 0b denotes binary representation, 0xFFFFFFFF can be
0b11111111111111111111111111111111. It is still possible to register
such long domain however I registered the 0xFFFFFFFF.com and
0xFFFFFFFF.info (.info is better if you studied Theory of Information).
Do you know about the Year 2038 problem? There is a good article in
Wikipedia about it . The essence it that the time
in 32-bit systems which represent time as 32-bit signed integer rolls
from 0x7FFFFFFF to 0x80000000. The leftmost bit represents the sign (1
is minus). This brings it from positive number to negative number with
all the side effects of it. For example if you compare a timestamp of
the past with the current timestamp, and the transition happens,
suddenly the current moment becomes years ago for the machine that
makes the comparison. Are we going to be prepared? What will happen
with your accounts, with your money assets? How interest will be
calculated? Can interest be calculated so that the amount in your
account decreases. What about the debtors - are they going to have an
advantage? Will the legal system sustain an eventual pressure created
by large number of suits and consumer complaints?
Have you ever considered to make a
cult website for programmers or IC
designers using the 0xFFFFFFFF.com or 0xFFFFFFFF.info domains?
Have you ever considered to make
the products portfolio of your company look complete using the
0xFFFFFFFF.com or 0xFFFFFFFF.info domains?
If you are sure that you need the
domains, you can contact me anytime. The whois information is correct
and there you can find my contact infomation.
And, by the way, the decimal representation of 0xFFFFFFFF is
4294967295. The decimal representation of 0xFFFF is 65535, and the
decimal representation of 0xFF is 255.The decimal representation of 0xF
is 15. The decimal representation of 0xFFFFFFFE is 4294967294, the decimal representation of 0x7FFFFFFF is 2147483647, as well as the decimal representation of 0x80000000 is 2147483648. I am not going to present here the roman numeral representation, as it should be quite long and as far as I know the line over the script not fit in the Unicode table ;)
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