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Dumb computer jokes

Oracle Database Tips by Donald Burleson

Here is my collection of dumb computer jokes.

Question:  Why do computer programmers confuse Halloween and Christmas?

Answer:  Because oct31=dec25.

Explanation:  octal (oct) value of 31 = decimal (dec) 25

Question:  What's a S0C4?

Answer:  To keep your feet warm.

Explanation:  The MVS/ESA error message "System 0C4" (address out of region) is pronounced "sock for".

Nicklaus Wirth, the designer of Pascal, gave a talk once at which he was asked, "How do you pronounce your name?". He replied, "You can either call me by name, pronouncing it 'Veert', or call me by value, 'Worth'."

Explanation:  Programmers reference call are either "call by name" or "call by value".


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