Is "ten" independent of the chosen number base?

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There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those who understand binary, and those who do not.
 
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There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those who understand binary, and those who do not.
And those who didn't expect this to be a ternary joke...
 
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There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those who understand binary, and those who do not.
And those who didn't expect this to be a ternary joke...
Which it isn't...
 
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Which it isn't...
It works better if both posts are read together
 
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Which it isn't...
Perhaps 10 interns should take turns interning the terns mentioned in this joke.
 
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It works better if both posts are read together
I quoted both posts. Your statement about ternary doesn't make any sense.
 
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I quoted both posts. Your statement about ternary doesn't make any sense.
In binary, 10 is 2 in base-10. In ternary, 10 is 3 in base-10. So the full statement would be.

There are 10 types of people. Those who understand binary, and those who don't.

[Pause for the pained groan "yeah, binary 10 is 2" response.]

And those who didn't expect this to be a joke about ternary...

[Pause for people to go "Ternary? Base 3? Oh, ternary 10 is 3.
So there must be a third type of person.]
 
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@DEvens, yeah, I got it.

Anyway, I think we've beaten the topic to death, so I'm closing the thread. If anyone has anything of substance to add, send me a PM and I'll reopen the thread.
 

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