#1 - There are only 10 types of people (part I)
Following the Impossible Objects - The Simplified Calculator post, a recent commenter on Made By Monkeys cracked the classic:
There are only 10 types of people in the world. Those that understand binary and those that don't.
#2 - "...0110010011100..."
Looking on the Internet for a witty riposte, for the above comment - (How did Oscar W. manage before Google?) - I came across this classic "binary joke":
But hold your sides, there's more...
#3 - There are only 10 types of people (part II)
Google also provided this variant on a theme, which I didn't hesitate to reuse:There are only 10 types of people in the world - those who understand ternary, those who don't, and those who mistake it for binary
So far the total, stood at three. And trust me I searched the whole Internet. All of it, via Google. For at least fifteen minutes. And then the irreplaceable Wikipedia - courtesy of its Mathematical joke article - added some more, by cunningly reaching into the world of hexadecimal...
Our own Alice Caroll was challenged to invent a fourth binary joke, and this picture is what Alice came up with, which has been languishing over on Engineer in Wonderland since January 2011.
#5 - DEAD people and hexadecimal
If only DEAD people understand hexadecimal, how many people understand hexadecimal?
And wait, there's still more. There's octal...
#6 - Mathematicians confusing Halloween and Christmas
Why do mathematicians always confuse Halloween and Christmas?
Because 31 Oct = 25 Dec.
#7 - There are only 11 types of people (part III)
And then a commenter provided this new variant on the theme, involving... Roman Numerals:
There are only eleven types of people. Those who understand Roman Numerals and those who don’t.
And, err, that's it. Yes, that's really it. This is the world's largest collection of "binary jokes" (with added ternary, octal and hexadecimal goodness). There aren't any more...
If you know different, of course, do let me know, and I'll add them! But don't get me on the subject of Pi jokes that's a whole other blog post...
PS. Check out this Made By Monkeys post for an example of visual Logic Gate humour (!): Will the Real NAND Gates Please Stand Up?
PPS. Another binary joke via the Made By Monkeys blog - I can't believe someone makes... Numerist clocks. It's binary, but not base 2. It's a joke, but it's not funny:
"An infinite number of mathematicians walk into a bar. The first one orders a beer. The second orders half a beer. The third, a quarter of a beer. The bartender says, 'You're all idiots', and pours two beers."
PPPS. Do check out the Comments section below or you will miss such gems as:
- What is FACE value in decimal? 64206
- Says the 0 to the 1: why the long face?
- I turned on the radio this morning, i think it’s broken, all i heard was “FFFFFF” it turns out it was White Noise!
- 11 cheers for binary!