Broadband ISPs taxed for "generating light energy"

Steven M. Bellovin smb at
Wed Oct 11 18:16:05 UTC 2006

On Wed, 11 Oct 2006 13:57:17 -0400, Joseph S D Yao <jsdy at>

> 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....)

		--Steven M. Bellovin,

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