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256

256 (two hundred fifty-six) is a positive integer equal to \(2^{8} = 2^{2^3}\).

It is found commonly in computer science, being the the number of different values expressible in 8 bits (a byte). For that reason internally stored values in a game which are not programmed to exceed a byte encounter an overflow and may either loop back to a value of 0 or glitch an aspect of the game. On instance of this is in the classic arcade game Pac-Man, which glitches out after level 255.[1][2]

This number is equal to \(2\downarrow\downarrow4\) in down-arrow notation.

It can be named "fzfour" with the fz- prefix, since it is equal to 44.

Aarex Tiaokhiao calls this number hexadecimal-booiol.[3]

Sources

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umYvFdU54Po
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pac-Man#Kill_screen
  3. Part 1 (LAN) - Aarex Googology

See also

Numbers named with the fuga- family of prefixes

Gar-: garone · gartwo · garthree · garfour · garfive · garsix · garseven · gareight · garnine · garten · garhundred · gargoogol · gartrialogue · gargoogolplex · gargiggol
Fz-: fzone · fztwo · fzthree · fzfour · fzfive · fzsix · fzseven · fzeight · fznine · fzten · fzeleven · fztwelve · fzthirteen · fzfourteen · fzfifteen · fzsixteen · fzseventeen · fzeighteen · fznineteen · fztwenty · fzthirty · fzforty · fzfifty · fzsixty · fzseventy · fzeighty · fzninety · fzhundred · fzgoogol · fzmillion · fzmilliplexion · fzgoogolplex · fzgargoogolplex · fzgargantugoogolplex · fzgiggol
Fuga-: fugaone · fugatwo · fugathree · fugafour · fugafive · fugasix · fugaseven · fugaeight · fuganine · fugaten · fugahundred · fugagoogol · fugagoogolplex · fugagargoogolplex · fugagargantugoogolplex · fugagiggol
Megafuga-: megafugaone · megafugatwo · megafugathree · megafugafour · megafugafive · megafugasix · megafugaseven · megafugaeight · megafuganine · megafugaten · megafugaeleven · megafugatwelve · megafugathirteen · megafugafourteen · megafugafifteen · megafugasixteen · megafugaseventeen · megafugaeighteen · megafuganineteen · megafugatwenty · megafugathirty · megafugaforty · megafugafifty · megafugasixty · megafugaseventy · megafugaeighty · megafuganinety · megafugahundred · megafugagoogol · megafugagoogolplex · megafugagargoogolplex · megafugagargantugoogolplex
Booga-: boogaone · boogatwo · boogathree · boogafour · boogafive · boogasix · boogaseven · boogaeight · booganine · boogaten · boogahundred · boogagoogol · boogagoogolplex
Gag: gagone · gagtwo · gagthree · gagfour · gagfive · gagsix · gagseven · gageight · gagnine · gagten · gaghundred · gaggoogol · gaggoogolplex