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# Thread: Oct 31/ Dec 25

1. ## Oct 31/ Dec 25

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

• Originally Posted by Jimmyborofan
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?

• Might be a Humour then?

• Originally Posted by abduraooft
Might be a Humour then?
Anyone laughing?

• Oh me, ahaha... *rolls eyes*

• 31 octal = 25 decimal

• Originally Posted by Trinithis
31 octal = 25 decimal
make sense,
12 octal = 10 decimal, oct -> dec, error ?

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

• English?

• Wait, what?

• Originally Posted by Trinithis
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

• oct = octal & october, dec = decimal & december - you don't convert the months.

• Originally Posted by NancyJ
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

• 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.

• 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.

• Pfwaw!!!!

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