Broadband ISPs taxed for "generating light energy"
Steven M. Bellovin
smb at cs.columbia.edu
Wed Oct 11 18:16:05 UTC 2006
On Wed, 11 Oct 2006 13:57:17 -0400, Joseph S D Yao <jsdy at center.osis.gov>
> On Tue, Oct 10, 2006 at 11:36:41AM -0400, Joe Loiacono wrote:
> > Notice the date: October 10. That is the Indian equivalent of our April 1.
> Ah. Culture clash. Therefore the story can be relegated to the same
> coop as the IP-carrying pigeons.
> The sole justification for asking this is to help us all remember this
> for any further similar postings that might otherwise cause lengthy and
> weighty discussions on something so lightweight.
> Why is 10 October their 01 April?
It's 10/10, which if viewed as the binary number 1010 is 10 base 10.
Surely that has to mean something! (Well, I just made it up, but it
--Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
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