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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.


      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. =)


        edited: oops mistyped the bits for 4.

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[robby_dobby]: Thanks, choroba
[LanX]: yes and Egypt (like Turkey and Russia) belongs to two continents
[choroba]: Also Europe and Asia are geographically one continent, the division is political
[robby_dobby]: I always thought everything on the other side of Suez to be Africa. That's an entire continent
[LanX]: Sinai_Peninsula
[robby_dobby]: choroba: If you're talking of Eurasia, it's only true of the erstwhile Constantinople/ Ottoman empire
[LanX]: yes correct, but Sinai is not on the other side
[LanX]: Organizing a YAPC in a tourist ressort is not a bad idea ...
[LanX]: ... and we could swap to our first YAPC Africa the following year when organizing in Hurghada

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