because round numbers are for noobs
mike and steve have it right
they reflect the largest numbers you can get with binary (only 0 and 1 exist)
2 = 1
4 = 11
6 = 111
8 = 1111
16 = 11111
number of combinations of 1 and 0 = number of digits you can put next to each other
keep adding another 1, you'll multiply the largest number by 2
yeah my answer is probably as incoherant as that old geezer over there *points to steve*
but i'm also getting old and senile... that and i expect everyone to know what binary is and so what i said makes sense...
ps, programmer's worst nightmare: 011011012
that's a "Ch" pronounced as a "K"
Computer skills I should have:
Maya, XSI, Photoshop, AfterEffects, Motion, Illustrator, Flash, Swift3D