Quick: what's two to the eighth power? 256, of course, and if you knew the answer before you even had a chance to read it, we can say with some confidence that you're a nerd mathematician liar programmer. Programmer's Day is celebrated annually on the 256th day of the year, which happens to be today -- so reach over and give that special computer scientist in your life a big bear hug, flowers, chocolates, or a simple "thanks" for making Engadget (and pretty much everything else we care about) possible. If you're a programmer, grab another Red Bull and get back to work, playboy; we've got a list of bugs about a mile long and they're not fixing themselves.

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if(date == "09/13/2007") Engadget.Write("Happy Programmer's Day");