Wednesday, November 12, 2008

10 ways to amuse a geek

1. Make a list of the top 10 ways to amuse a geek.
10. Use binary.

NB There are two types of people in the world.
1. Those who index their arrays starting at 1.
1. Those who index their arrays starting at 0.
H/T Brandon. This was a blast from a past spent amongst calculators and calculus. Now I am a geek of a different kind.

4 comments:

Lara said...

There are 10 types of people in this world: those who understand binary notation and those who don't.

Or, there are 2 types of people in this world: those who divide people into 2 groups and those who don't.

geoffc said...

I don't get it. thank goodness :-)

Donna said...

What about those who choose not to index their arrays?

Or have I just shown that I don't get it either?

Deborah Crittenden said...

Of course, you're really in trouble if you're one of those people who indexes their arrays starting at zero, then adopts this as a general purpose counting scheme...

Let's see kiddies, how many apples do we have here? Zero, one, two, three. Three apples!

Not that I would have any first-hand experience of this of course *sheepish grin*