10 people with the same sig motto!

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  1. HellDad

    HellDad Well-Known Member

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    I thought I was imagining things, but no - it's true, there are at least 10 members using the same (or extremely similar) slogans on their signatures. There might even be more. You know who you are...
    (Hotlead and Smashkin)
    :wink:
     
  2. Wayfarer

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    Tis only because the other nine can't remember what there own sigs were :)
     
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    ru doing the binary thing? :wink:
     
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    Helldad, as soon as I saw your post subject I knew what u were talking about. It's the same on other forums all over the world too, been seeing it heaps lately :lol:
     
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    Yep, it's a binary thing. Anyone who has done programming at a sufficiently low level (bits & bytes, ones & zeros) would instantly recognise nice round numbers like 8,192 and 65,536. Maybe there's a couple of computer users out there who haven't had to get their hands dirty with those sordid details, so at the risk of stating the bleedin' obvious - "10" is how you express "2" in the binary number system.
    Reminds me of a guy I used to know who could read punched paper tape, but that's another story...
    "Wtf is punched paper tape?" I hear some of you say. sigh.
     
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    Punched paper tape? we are using that for the program on one of our older drills at work....

    Ever played Pick up 42?? you know, when the take up reel stopps on you, 42-50 feet of punched tape in a 2 foot high mound on the floor...

    Oh, yeh, and the punched tape was transferred into the core memory module... all 4k of it per wafer (1 wafer = 1x1 foot)

    There was actually a program on Linux that converts ASCII to punched tape...

    I have a tape puncher at work... its a bitch when you tear the tape and you have nothing to repair it with other than sticky tape ;o/
     
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    Dangit...and I thought I was being so original LOL (NOT)

    Yes 10=2 in binary :) Thats what the sig means so now ya all know, and I"m off to find something more entertaining then....(I had no Idea anyone else had the same sig in the forums here LOL).

    So how about this one for all you SQL geeks out there....

    (and I'm an IT guy so I know the binary thing....although fortunatly software handles the calc's for me LOL....supernetting UGGGHHHHH)
     
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    I'm no SQL expert Smash, but that motto looks like it might return "0 records found" in most establishments :)
    Anyway, it's probably less likely to be duplicated (or multiplied by 10 if you're in binary :roll: )
     
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    Ok, so ya know all the same silly arse IT jokes I do LOL. Sorry for not being original hehe.
     
  10. Wayfarer

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    I have absolutely no idea what you are on about. :D

    what gives?

    (me no do techie stuff)
     
  11. Janus

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    HellDad and Smash are talking about Smash's old sig quote.

    It's a play on words - "binary". Counting in base 2.

    Ignore the following if you now understand the quote and it's tongue-in-cheek-ness. Read on if you're still baffled. :)

    We count in base 10. Makes sense, seeing as how we have ten digits on our hands. Machines/Computers use base 2. Essentially On and Off. 1 and 0.

    So, in base ten, 111 means that there is 1x 100, 1x 10 and 1x 1, giving you 111. 345 means 3x 100, 4x 10 and 5x 1, giving three hundred and forty-five.

    However, in base 2 there aren't the numbers 2-9. Only 1 and 0.

    So, to write the value 13 (thirteen) in base 2 (binary), it would be 1101.
    1x 8, 1x 4, 0x 2, 1x 1 = 8 + 4 + 1 = 13. So, big values in binary would mean a lot of ones and zeroes.

    Another illustration. First column will be base 10 numbers, second would be its equivalent in base 2.

    0 = 0
    1 = 1
    2 = 10
    3 = 11
    4 = 100
    5 = 101
    6 = 110
    7 = 111
    8 = 1000
    9 = 1001
    10 = 1010
    11 = 1011
    etc.

    Make sense now? Good. Lesson over. ;) So, essentially, if you knew what the quote was talking about, then you'd find it funny. If you didn't know about binary, then you wouldn't have a clue, and then the people who knew about binary would point at you and laugh, because you're the kind of people the quote was talking about. :twisted:
     
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    Well put there Janus, and also verging on being a nice bit of recursive logic - a bit like the old one about rules.

    "To every rule there is an exception". Hang on, that statement could be regarded as a rule, therefore if it is true there must be an exception to it. Therefore there must be a rule to which there are no exceptions, which of course makes the statement false.
    ...and around we go in circles :)
     
  13. Arienne

    Arienne The Woman in Red Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    And that's as bad as the old programming adage:

    To understand recursion, you have to understand recursion.

    :roll:
     
  14. HellDad

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    Laughed My Arse Off. I can't be a real programmer - I actually haven't heard that one before.

    And what does "Unix" stand for? It's an acronym for "UNix Isn't Xenix" (Did I remember that correctly?)
     
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    Janus Hope is Alive

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    Thanks HellDad. One does try one's best. ;)

    A bit of information about Unix.

    Didn't find anything in there about Xenix though..
     
  16. Arienne

    Arienne The Woman in Red Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    You are spot-on HellDad, that's where it came from.

    It was also meant to be a play on the word "eunich".
     
  17. Wayfarer

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    ahhhh! Now I get it! Thanks Janus.

    But I wish I hadn't coz I now know you're all larfing at me :)

    But no matter, there's always the sweet dish of revenge :)

    back in a minute; I must think up an equivalent "in-joke" from my end of town :)
     
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    You mean like "What did one Game-Op say to the other?"
     
  19. Wayfarer

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    No, Cailith. But I did find some binary jokes that were a bit annoying :)
     
  20. Arienne

    Arienne The Woman in Red Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Oops, I hope I didn't byte off more than I can chew with that joke!

    :roll:
     

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