Because 31(oct) == 25(dec)
How many other Computer Science Xmas jokes can you think of?
Heck, how many Computer Science jokes can you think of at all??
The PDP-8 was a 12-bit machine whose binary representation was always in octal, so I got to know all sorts of useful constants in base 8. So I thought that was a pretty funny joke.
"Wash, Rinse, Repeat"
Know that one?
I was amused to read a story by a High Energy physicist who related as to how she was so engrossed in a thought that she found herself in the shower in her clothes. I like the image. I haven't quite gone that far, but I've certainly come pretty close.
I think I'll leave y'all with a jolly
"Glad Jul och Gott Nytt Aor!"