Broadband ISPs taxed for "generating light energy"

Gregory Hicks ghicks at cadence.com
Wed Oct 11 18:36:03 UTC 2006


> Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 14:16:05 -0400
> From: "Steven M. Bellovin" <smb at cs.columbia.edu>
> 
> On Wed, 11 Oct 2006 13:57:17 -0400, Joseph S D Yao 
<jsdy at center.osis.gov>
> wrote:
> 
> > 
> > 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
> sounds goodd....)

My wife (Korean) tole me yesterday that the past weekend was "Chusok"
(or Korean 'Thanksgiving' - Actually, the Harvest Festival)...  So
maybe India has something similar...?

> 
> 
> 		--Steven M. Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb

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