# A Valentine's poem for nerds:

• **A Valentine’s poem for nerds:

Roses are 255,0,0
Violets are 0,255,0
I don’t have a Valentine
I don’t know why. :(**

Technically, Violet is (238,130,238). (0,255,0) is lime green.  Still pretty funny to a nerd like me._

• What does it mean Malachi?

Technically, Violet is (238,130,238). (0,255,0) is lime green.  Still pretty funny to a nerd like me._

Congrats…. it’s a sign of true nerdiness to find an error in a poem for nerds.

• @wittmann:

What does it mean Malachi?

255,0,0 is an a color designation in computer code.

For example, if you are making a website, you can manually code HTML to pick from the color pallet GRID, using the following numbers  0-255,0-255,0-255  That covers everything from Red to Blue, to black, to white, and everything in between.

More specifically they call it the RGB color system if I’m not mistaken.

• Thanks Garg.

• Garg is correct.  Since it is RGB, the first number corresponds to Red, second number to Green and third to Blue.

A value of 0, 0, 0 means zero brightness for Red, Green and Blue.  255, 255, 255 is white because that is what you get when you mix red. blue and green light.

Violets are 0,255,0 in RGB means zero Red and Blue and full power to Green and NOT violet hence an error only a geek would spot!

The range of 0 to 255 is 256 combinations which is what 8 bits gives you, 2 to the power 8.  Three 8 bit values gives you 16 million colours possibilities.

http://cloford.com/resources/colours/500col.htm

• Violets are 0,255,0 in RGB means zero Red and Blue and full power to Green and NOT violet hence an error only a geek would spot!

We need to be careful about terminology here. The poem was for all nerds, not just for geeks. The following well-known diagram:

neatly categorizes them.

I agree that it may take an actual geek to spot and report the error. A dork might lack the intelligence. However, I suppose a dweeb could also find the error, but may lack the drive to post it to a forum.

• Now that is a venn diagram I can appreciate!  It appears inn my haste my terminology was a bit mixed up.

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