Re: Off topic: lightbulb joke...

by didier (Vicar)
 on Aug 11, 2003 at 08:05 UTC ( #282784=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Off topic: lightbulb joke...

Plagiarizing someone(?) the answer is 10:

One to change the lightbulb
and a programmer explaining binary numbers.

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Re: Re: Off topic: lightbulb joke...
by waswas-fng (Curate) on Aug 11, 2003 at 19:03 UTC
I think you mean 01 not 10. 01 is bin for 2.

-Waswas

No, 10 is binary for 2.

Think about this for a second... If 01 was binary for 2, then 00 would be binary for 1 and then what would zero be?

0000 = 0
1000 = 1
0100 = 2
1100 = 3
0010 = 4

Now lets not get into a endian war, I knew someone would bite. =)

-Waswas

edited: oops mistyped the bits for 4.

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