Binary shelf life



  • There are plenty of normal ways to record the best-before date on a chocolate bar... print the date on the wrapper, stamp it on, attach a sticker... but that's for wimps. There are 10 types of people in this world: those that understand binary, and those that don't. This chocolate bar appears to be for the former only:

    Binary notation: the best-before date on a Vivani chocolate bar

     

     I have to say, though, there is something quite satisfying about the idea that the maximum day possible in this notation is 31!



  • I've never seen anything like that before! You would have thought it would be easier just to print the date on the wrapper?! 



  • @PhillS said:

    You would have thought it would be easier just to print the date on the wrapper?!
     

    Maybe they have some machine in their production queue that needs to decode the date after the chocolate has already been wrapped. There must be some reason for that... there must be...



  • They're going to look pretty silly when Smarch 32nd, 200C rolls around.



  • @gutch said:

    There are 10 types of people in this world:
    ... those that understand trinary, those that don't and those that mistake it for binary. You are perhaps the latter?




  • I guess the machine that does this can't ever run out of ink.

    Instead, you'll just get hanging chads. 



  • @gutch said:

    There are 10 types of people in this world:

    ...those that use tally marks and wonder what the hell that 'O' is doing in there. 



  • @gutch said:

    There are 10 types of people in this world: those that understand binary, and those that don't.
     

     

    That's only 2 dumbass. 



  • @tdittmar said:

    @PhillS said:

    You would have thought it would be easier just to print the date on the wrapper?!
     

    Maybe they have some machine in their production queue that needs to decode the date after the chocolate has already been wrapped. There must be some reason for that... there must be...

     

    But if that is the case, the background would need to be a different colour, so that it could read the date again.  



  • @tdittmar said:

    @PhillS said:

    You would have thought it would be easier just to print the date on the wrapper?!
     

    Maybe they have some machine in their production queue that needs to decode the date after the chocolate has already been wrapped. There must be some reason for that... there must be...

     

    Clearly the reason is that this method allows the chocolate to be made edible for an extra -- in this case --  25 days.  All you have to do is punch out some more numbers.  Although I'm hesitant to eat a candy bar dated February 31st...



  • @bobday said:

    @gutch said:

    There are 10 types of people in this world: those that understand binary, and those that don't.
     

    That's only 2 dumbass. 

     

    I also got pre-emptive satisfaction from knowing that someone would say this.



  • @gutch said:

    @bobday said:

    That's only 2 dumbass. 

     

    I also got pre-emptive satisfaction from knowing that someone would say this.

    It clearly wasn't orange enough.



  • @bobday said:

    @gutch said:

    There are 10 types of people in this world: those that understand binary, and those that don't.
     

     

    That's only 2 dumbass. 

     

    Yes. This is one example of a joke which has been distributed by people who think they know binary, but don't.

    Clearly the number 10 ( = 1010b ) should have been replace by 2 ( = 10b ).
    </sarcasm>

    Seriously, the normal convention is to use plain numbers only when speaking about base 10 (ten) numbers, or it is clearly stated that it is a different type.
    - which is probably why I don't think this joke is funny.

     



  • @PhillS said:

    I've never seen anything like that before! You would have thought it would be easier just to print the date on the wrapper?! 

     

    High-speed, industrial-strength production line printers can be big and expensive (I used to write software for them). It might make more sense for a smallish operation to just have simple metal teeth integrated with the wrapping machine; just reset them once a day.

     



  • @SenTree said:

    High-speed, industrial-strength production line printers can be big and expensive (I used to write software for them). It might make more sense for a smallish operation to just have simple metal teeth integrated with the wrapping machine; just reset them once a day.
     

    Agreed. I cannot see any WTF here. 

    Just because they are not using 'state of the art' technology, I don't  think they qualify as a wtf. 



  •  So.

    How was the chocolate? 

    This is one of those Merci things, isn't it? Those are nice. 



  • @dhromed said:

     So.

    How was the chocolate? 

    This is one of those Merci things, isn't it? Those are nice. 

     

    Ugh before lunch... Thanks guys...



  • i'd guess it's Vivani Dark & Cream.

     

    TRWTF: 

    The Real WTF



  • Personaly I'd love a binary dated Chocolate Bar!

     @bobday said:

    @gutch said:

    There are 10 types of people in this world: those that understand binary, and those that don't.
     

     

    That's only 2 dumbass. 

     

     

    Best...comment....ever!

     ...Posibily



  • @gutch said:

    There are 10 types of people in this world: those that understand binary, and those that don't.

    Actually, there are 11 types of people in the world: those who understand binary, those who don't, and those who try to tell this joke out loud.

    Which is hysterical.


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