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Modulous
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Message 1 of 1227 (714084)
12-19-2013 4:06 PM


I'm 'Umour the Eighth, I am,
'Umour the Eighth I am, I am!
I got posted to the thread next door,
She's been posted seven times before
And every one was a 'Umour
She wouldn't have no Jokes nor a Slam
I'm her eighth old thread named 'Umour
'Umour the Eighth, I am!

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Message 27 of 1227 (716394)
01-15-2014 3:39 PM
Reply to: Message 26 by AZPaul3
01-15-2014 3:10 PM


Re: Observing the 2nd amendment
That commuter has the arms of a bear. They have 'bear arms'.

So it is the right to 'bear arms' that is being expressed here. Keeping and arming bears would look like


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Message 78 of 1227 (719531)
02-14-2014 7:24 PM
Reply to: Message 76 by Tangle
02-14-2014 6:19 PM


Re: Did you know...

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Message 128 of 1227 (723683)
04-05-2014 5:40 PM
Reply to: Message 126 by frako
04-05-2014 3:46 PM


Re: Skydiver almost struck by meteorite (well, at least saw it go by)
um just wondering why wasn't the meteorite burning from the friction with the air?

It would have hit the atmosphere at 10km/s (or more) rapidly decelerating and ablating (vapourising essentially). If anything survives it slows down to terminal velocity (about 200-300 mph) and cools to ambient atmospheric temperatures as it plummets, in a period sometimes called 'dark flight'. Only rocks that start the process at about 10 tonnes or more are likely to collide with the earth with some of their cosmic velocity (and thus glow all the way down), if this was one of those - we'd have heard about it as it happened, not two years later!

If you picked up a freshly fallen meteoroid, you probably wouldn't notice any significant temperatures (though in fairness, testing this is tricky).

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Message 167 of 1227 (727902)
05-21-2014 3:13 PM
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05-20-2014 10:31 AM



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Message 188 of 1227 (729231)
06-06-2014 11:11 PM
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06-06-2014 11:02 PM


LOL, thanks dude, I'd totally forgotten about that since you posted it on Tuesday.

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Message 238 of 1227 (737090)
09-16-2014 10:35 PM
Reply to: Message 230 by Dr Adequate
09-02-2014 11:03 PM


Re: er
All English people would say "bomba" unless it preceded a vowel

Unless they are rhotic speakers such as with some areas of BlackbuRn. In which case you hit all the 'r's - there aren't many regions that do this though.


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Message 343 of 1227 (760669)
06-24-2015 2:34 PM
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06-23-2015 7:53 AM


made me chuckle...
So the jokes as I understand are:
1) Philosophy as bug fixing reality told as a literal metaphor with a bug-fixing system with tickets related to philosophy problems.
2) Constructing methods that lead to solutions against the thesis, which are then kludged by arbitrary factors is a weakness in philosophical arguments that other philosophers get their doctorates by finding and exposing. So panel two, the philosopher doesn't accept the programs output regardless of the efforts of a colleague to fix this. Instead of accepting the result, they propose cheating with the intent of fixing it later.
3) Another long standing issue in philosophy, notably discussed by Descartes, is the mind-body problem. If, as Descartes proposed, our minds are non-material - how does the non-material mind interact with the physical body?
4) A joke about how most people, even the pros, at some point in their troubleshoot process type into Google and read forums. In this case the joke is that people are really trying to get the mind and body systems to interact and having practical, rather than theoretical difficulties with accomplishing it. This extends the metaphor to its ridiculous conclusion.
5) MonadMan is Liebniz, he came up with a philosophical fundamental unit of existence called a monad. As ever with these kinds of ideas they are queer things, but Liebniz believed they resolved the mind-body problem (it's actually just a kludge like the troubleshooters earlier attempt).
6) MonadMan does what is so typical in these kinds of hunts, indicates a solution exists but doesn't post it.
7) Descartes, the mind-body argument trailblazer reads the same forum post and curses as per joke 6.

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Message 345 of 1227 (760687)
06-24-2015 3:53 PM
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06-24-2015 2:56 PM


Re: made me chuckle...
It doesn't make sense.

Ah excellent, I see you do understand.

see the tagline of the comic at their website


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Message 412 of 1227 (773529)
12-03-2015 1:27 PM


To the victims of this tragedy

You can skip the first 1 minute 40s.


  
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Message 603 of 1227 (795494)
12-13-2016 3:37 PM
Reply to: Message 601 by RAZD
12-13-2016 11:27 AM


Re: language police ...
Modifying data via http? That is the kind of request, up with which I will not PUT!

Edited by Modulous, : No reason given.


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Message 610 of 1227 (796053)
12-21-2016 3:21 PM


Optimised

  
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Message 656 of 1227 (798655)
02-04-2017 10:47 AM
Reply to: Message 655 by Tanypteryx
02-03-2017 9:49 PM


Re: The Bowling Green Massacre
Jokes about the bowling green massacre?

Too soon dude. Please at least wait until the victims actually occur.


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Message 686 of 1227 (801644)
03-08-2017 2:39 PM
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03-08-2017 10:27 AM


Re: Identifying Radical Islam
Did you hear about the socialist book-crossing group? They're trying to leave their Marx in society.

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