# How do I pronounce 0x10c?

There's been some debate about how to pronounce the title for Notch's newest game, 0x10c. Notch knows but apparently it's "a riddle" and he's not telling yet. I've heard that it's related to the programming error that the plot employs to explain the 16-bit CPUs in the far future but I don't know the details.

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I've heard, "Zero x TEN c[soft c]", i.e., "Zero Existence" – Raven Dreamer Apr 11 '12 at 2:36
Heh heh. Extenze. – a cat Apr 11 '12 at 2:38
@BenBrocka - To be fair, base 16 is a valid numeral system to be formatted exactly like you would any other number base. The Unix derivative "0x" style formulation is convenient for computing use, so it's pretty much all you see these days, and it's really the only version that's relevant given that this game is largely about programming, but as a pedant I feel the need to state that sometimes a number in hexadecimal is just a number in hexadecimal. – Shinrai Apr 11 '12 at 2:47
@authenticgeek: Unlike Skyrim, this is actually really confusing. :P – Ullallulloo Apr 11 '12 at 3:06
Well, it's a game about assembly programming, so I think it's fair to say any hex involved is computing related...like 99.9% of all uses of hex ever. – Ben Brocka Apr 11 '12 at 12:32

there seems to be a lot of discussion as to what it could mean. some answers are below.

hex sixteen c

Zero X

0 to warp speed, considering both 0 and 10^c to be speed notation where c is the constant value for the speed of light… making 10^c some sort of superluminal speed.

Sixteen

Finally, Notch actually confirmed how to pronounce it: https://twitter.com/#!/notch/status/187274697799499777

“Ten to the c”

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Notch, as seen on "The Shaft" episode 100, stated it was pronounced "Ten to C."

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A link to this episode would help back up your answer. – ChrisF Oct 13 '12 at 10:24