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# Oct 31/ Dec 25

Jimmyborofan
06-03-2008, 03:47 PM
OMG, why have I never heard this before?

A friend of mine told me about the 'exchange' of holidays and I asked what on earth he was talking about, he wrote it down and I spent a week working out what it was.

The feeling I had when I eventually clicked was a mixture of satisfaction about understanding, and annoyance at it being a silly comment that kept me guessing for a week!

Jimmy

effpeetee
06-03-2008, 05:14 PM
OMG, why have I never heard this before?

A friend of mine told me about the 'exchange' of holidays and I asked what on earth he was talking about, he wrote it down and I spent a week working out what it was.

The feeling I had when I eventually clicked was a mixture of satisfaction about understanding, and annoyance at it being a silly comment that kept me guessing for a week!

Jimmy
What on earth has this to do with coding or anything else for that matter?

abduraooft
06-03-2008, 05:20 PM
Might be a Humour then? :p

NancyJ
06-03-2008, 06:00 PM
Might be a Humour then? :p

Anyone laughing?

Vijo
06-16-2008, 08:40 PM
Oh me, ahaha... *rolls eyes*

Trinithis
06-17-2008, 07:01 AM
31 octal = 25 decimal

oesxyl
06-17-2008, 07:20 AM
31 octal = 25 decimal
make sense, :)
12 octal = 10 decimal, oct -> dec, error ?

10/31 octal -> 8/25 but is oct 31 / dec 25

Trinithis
06-17-2008, 08:15 AM
English?

Burr
06-17-2008, 08:17 AM
Wait, what?

oesxyl
06-17-2008, 08:33 AM
English?
you say 31 octal is 25 decimal what is correct. If you write the month using numbers you must replace oct. with 10 and dec. with 12, and if we keep the logic of conversion from octal to decimal 12 octal is 10 decimal but don't fit with oct. 31/ dec 25.

regards

NancyJ
06-17-2008, 10:46 AM
oct = octal & october, dec = decimal & december - you don't convert the months.

oesxyl
06-17-2008, 12:39 PM
oct = octal & october, dec = decimal & december - you don't convert the months.
I miss that, :)
I can say october 31 but octal 31? This is another speculation, :)

regards

Vijo
06-17-2008, 10:02 PM
This is simply confusing me.
Gah, my brains are spark.. k.. k... k... k... k.. *faints on keyboard, hitting head of desk and glass smashing on desk then something happens*. ^^

^^ = Bored.

Vijo.

Fumigator
06-18-2008, 01:21 AM
The joke I heard, which lays this out in a way that people can say "oh yeah", is:

Why do programmers always get Christmas and Halloween mixed up?

Because DEC 25 = OCT 31

Now you can see that it's a play on words, or rather, a play on the abbreviations for months and the abbreviations for "Octal" and "Decimal", because as you all are very well aware, Octal 31 is equal to Decimal 25, so therefore you can say OCT 31 = DEC 25, and therefore programmers, who use too much of their brain power to think up stupid jokes like this, tend to get the two dates mixed up. And when I explain it in painstaking detail as I have done here, all humor that might have been appreciated is washed down the drain like the mud from a hard day's work on the farm in the shower.

effpeetee
06-18-2008, 01:56 PM
Pfwaw!!!!

Vijo
06-18-2008, 05:07 PM
effpeetee said it all.

Sidenote to effpeetee, what did you mean? :)

Brandoe85
06-18-2008, 08:46 PM
....and therefore COBOL programmers, who use too much of their brain power ...

Fixed a little error in there for you sir!

effpeetee
06-22-2008, 11:07 PM
Pfwaw!!!!

It's an expression of disgust and disbelief.

Pfwaw!!!! Where did you get that from?

and that sort of thing.

Frank

Vijo
06-23-2008, 05:39 PM
Ah, I see.

abduraooft
06-23-2008, 05:41 PM
Ah, I see. Still baby :)

Vijo
06-23-2008, 05:46 PM
Hehe :)

effpeetee
06-24-2008, 04:20 PM
I don't know what I want, but I want it NOW!

SO THERE!

signed X the unknown quantity.

(effpeetee is an unknown quantity at this point.) it says 'ere.