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Old 01-30-2012, 09:17 AM
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There Are Ten Kinds of People...

I think most of us have run into the predecessor joke here already:

There are 10 kinds of people: those who understand binary notation, and those who don't.

I ran across two variants that amused me enough to want to share them:

There are 10 kinds of people: those who understand ternary notation, those who don't, and those who thought this was going to be the binary joke.

And...

There are 10 kinds of people, 1 group who understand hexadecimal notation, and F the rest.


Along with all this is:

Christmas is Hallowe'en. Proof: 25 DEC = 31 OCT
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:27 AM
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:42 AM
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There are 3 kinds of people. Those who can count, and those who can't.
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Old 01-30-2012, 09:57 AM
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There are 3 kinds of people. Those who can count, and those who can't.
The way I tell my students is: there are three kinds of mathematicians. Those who know how to count, and those who don't.
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:07 AM
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There are five hundred seventy six types of people. Those who needlessly complicate every scenario, those that get bored and lose track of their train of thought, and...some others.
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:25 AM
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There are <Error: Overflow> types of people in this world: those who make lists, those who make lists of lists, those who make lists of lists of lists...
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:59 AM
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I'd say there were π types of people, but that would just be irrational.
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:05 AM
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I'd say there were π types of people, but that would just be irrational.
I can list i types of people, but they're imaginary.
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:07 AM
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There are two kinds of people: Those who lump people into two groups, and those who don't.
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:11 AM
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I'd say there were π types of people, but that would just be irrational.
That is a very transcendental statement,
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:21 AM
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:24 AM
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:29 AM
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Quick question:

The binary joke doesn't properly work if it's said "There Are Ten Kinds of People" does it? Does it not have to be written out as "There are 10 Kinds of People"? You wouldn't pronounce "10" as "ten" in binary, would you?
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:39 AM
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The number of types of people has a limit, when you can't differentiate them any more.
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:04 AM
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There are too different types of people: those who proofread, and those who don't.
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Old 01-31-2012, 10:59 AM
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There are two types of people in this world.

Those that don't finish sent






ences and those that do.
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:30 AM
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Quick question:

The binary joke doesn't properly work if it's said "There Are Ten Kinds of People" does it? Does it not have to be written out as "There are 10 Kinds of People"? You wouldn't pronounce "10" as "ten" in binary, would you?
Actually you would pronounce 1010 as ten.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:07 PM
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There are to kinds of people in the world, and those that send them stuff.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:12 PM
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Quick question:

The binary joke doesn't properly work if it's said "There Are Ten Kinds of People" does it? Does it not have to be written out as "There are 10 Kinds of People"? You wouldn't pronounce "10" as "ten" in binary, would you?
I've told the binary joke aloud before, pronouncing "10" as "ten" and it worked just fine. I suppose it wasn't perfectly accurate, but those who would have gotten it in writing still got it and I didn't have to pause to write it out.
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:19 PM
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People are of two types: pica and elite.
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Old 01-31-2012, 03:46 PM
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The binary joke doesn't properly work if it's said "There Are Ten Kinds of People" does it? Does it not have to be written out as "There are 10 Kinds of People"? You wouldn't pronounce "10" as "ten" in binary, would you?
I agree. I think it's a joke that makes sense only if it's told in written form.
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Old 01-31-2012, 04:08 PM
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I agree. I think it's a joke that makes sense only if it's told in written form.
It makes sense to me. It just means that the joke teller is one of the people who doesn't understand binary, thus his mispronunciation/confusion over the number.
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Old 01-31-2012, 06:35 PM
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It just means that the joke teller is one of the people who doesn't understand binary, thus his mispronunciation/confusion over the number.
Who tells a joke that he doesn't understand?
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:14 PM
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When come back, bring pi.
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:38 PM
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:40 AM
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People are of two types: pica and elite.
No, there are those with serif and those without.
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:25 AM
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No, there are those with serif and those without.
They also serif who only stand and wait.
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Old 02-01-2012, 11:54 AM
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Who tells a joke that he doesn't understand?
That's part of what would make telling it verbally more funny. The fact that the joke teller uses the word "ten" instead of "one zero" would only add to the humor! Most people probably don't tell jokes they don't understand, but there are a class of jokes that are made funnier when the joke-teller is supposedly "unaware" of why what he just said is funny
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Old 02-01-2012, 12:17 PM
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There are two kinds of people in the world, those with loaded guns, and those who dig. You dig.” -- Clint Eastwood

My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition. -- Indira Gandhi
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:41 AM
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They also serif who only stand and wait.
"They also surf who only stand on waves." -John Milton "On California"
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