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Christmas on Halloween?
Was reading anonymous_mac_tech's post about Snow Leopard calculating disk space in base 10 and remembered an old bar napkin trick where one could "prove" that Christmas and Halloween were the same.
So, in the spirit of levity and for those that don't know the trick, here it is. Christmas = Halloween Christmas is December 25th, Halloween is October 31st (bright minds will have already figured this out) December 25th is Dec 25, Halloween is Oct 31. Dec is also short for Decimal (base 10), Oct is also short for Octal (base 8) Decimal 25 = Octal 31 first place on the right is always the 1's column, next place to the left of that is the first base value (in this example, 10 and 8) Decimal 25 = 5 1's + 2 10's. 5+20=25 Octal 31 = 1 1's + 3 8's. 1+24=25 Therefore Christmas and Haloween are equal. Set 'em up, bartender!
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That's it then we should dress as Santa and Mrs. Claus for Halloween!!!
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Those who have superior minds would also know that Christmas and Halloween are Pagan holidays (As well as Easter too) but Christianity borrowed them in order to avoid persecution from the Pagans and as Christianity grew to its status that it is today it eventually wound up taking Christmas & Easter as their own and will soon be losing Christmas thanks to commercialism.
Oh, I am Christian by the way. Anyway, that's a very cool trick! So, lets see what it equals on other numberprefixed months 34  September 31  October 27  November 25  December It seems September is the only impossible one. November 27th, 2014 happens to be Thanksgiving by the way. 
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Well...it's somewhat related:
http://simonwillison.net/2009/Oct/4/trickortreat/ Quote:
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While we are on number tricks:
Using only one solid, straight line make l O l O l O = 950 I'll be back later to answer this one unless someone beats me to it. Rider 
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Everybody (me included) naturally tries to use binary to make it work but, as you can see, it has nothing to do with binary. Rider 
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2 = Bi/Duo 3 = Tri 4 = Quad/Tetra 5 = Pent 6 = Hex/Sex 7 = Sept 8 = Oct 9 = Non/Nov 10 = Dec 100 = Cent 1,000 = Mill I think 3rd grade math teaches you this. Also, Base2, Base8, Base10 and Base16 (AKA Binary, Octal, Decimal and Hexidecimal) aren't the only number bases there are. The highest practical base is Base 36 which uses 0~9 and then A~Z Lowest is Unary which is 0's only. 0 = 1 00 = 2 000 = 3 0000 = 4 etc.. Last edited by JosephLeo; 10062009 at 05:38 PM. 
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I do know my number systems and I should have seen the Sept connection however your Nov connection is a bit of a stretch. BTW, the Base 60 or Sexagesimal system is widely used today. I'd call that practical. Thank you for your answer but do me a favor, in the future keep your snyde remarks to yourself or just move on. Your insight isn't that important to me. Rider 
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