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please explain this joke

 
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why do programmers confuse christmas and halloween
because 31 Oct == 25 Dec
 
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31 octal (base 8) is 3*8+1 = 25.

25 decimal (base 10) is 2*10+5 = 25.

Here's another joke for you. Three logicians walk into a bar.

Bartender: Do you three all want a beer?
First logician: I don't know.
Second logician: I don't know.
Third logician: Yes.
 
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The question is whether all three want beer:-

If 1st log didn't want any beer, they would have said no.
2nd log knows 1st log wants some beer, as well as themself, but not knowing about 3rd log, has to say don't know.
At this point 3rd log knows neither of the others doesn't want any beer, and wanting some themself means all three do.
 
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Ahhh, these young 'ens. They never did anything in octal. They probably think that a byte was defined by John von Neuman as having 8 bits.
 
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Wendy Gibbons wrote:why do programmers confuse christmas and halloween
because 31 Oct == 25 Dec



In all seriousness, the fact that this joke works so perfectly is a minor miracle.
 
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I wish someone can explain the joke that starts with... "A sandwich, a rabbi and yo mama walk into a bar..." ...

Okay, so technically it isn't a complete joke, as we don't know the punch line.

Henry
 
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Thank you all
 
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Pat Farrell wrote: . . . They probably think that a byte was defined by John von Neuman as having 8 bits.

And don't know what half a byte is called.
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:

Pat Farrell wrote: . . . They probably think that a byte was defined by John von Neuman as having 8 bits.

And don't know what half a byte is called.


This is Alzheimer's not youth, is it a word?
 
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Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:In all seriousness, the fact that this joke works so perfectly is a minor miracle.


Coincidence...or is it?
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:And don't know what half a byte is called.


ooh I know I know.... a nibble.
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:The question is whether all three want beer:-

If 1st log didn't want any beer, they would have said no.
2nd log knows 1st log wants some beer, as well as themself, but not knowing about 3rd log, has to say don't know.
At this point 3rd log knows neither of the others doesn't want any beer, and wanting some themself means all three do.



This was a pet peeve of mine in elementary school. The teacher would ask, "Is everyone finished?" and half the class would raise their hands and say, "Yes!"
I wanted them disciplined for lying to the teacher -- they said yes even though they knew perfectly well that not everyone was finished.
(The teacher did not ask, "Are you finished.")
 
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Tim Cooke wrote:ooh I know I know.... a nibble.



It's actually a nybble, commonly misspelled with an i.

 
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Jim Venolia wrote:It's actually a nybble, commonly misspelled with an i.


I stand corrected Jim. Thank you. Clearly I've only learnt this term through conversation.
 
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Some years we even confuse Thanksgiving too! (NOV 27 = DEC 25 = OCT 31).

Byte was spelled with a Y to make it harder to confuse with bit, which isn't necessary with nibble. Nybble is an alternative spelling among ubergeeks, but that doesn't make nibble wrong. Google search for computer nibble = 1.6 million results. computer nybble = 38,000, computer nyble = 5,540
 
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Of which 1.52 million are probably about nibbling on a cookie :P
 
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