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### Re: Lol- The joking thread

Posted: Fri May 13, 2016 3:03 pm
Confucius say:

"Young man who go to bed with problem on mind, wake up with solution in hand"

### Re: Lol- The joking thread

Posted: Fri May 13, 2016 3:35 pm
Heater wrote:What did the constipated mathematician do to solve his problem?

He worked out on paper with a pencil.
Isn't it 'he worked it out with a pencil'? That's one of my favourite jokes!!

### Re: Lol- The joking thread

Posted: Fri May 13, 2016 5:32 pm
Snze,
Isn't it 'he worked it out with a pencil'?
Isn't that what I said? Give or take. The paper is important.

Whilst you are being pedantic:

Q: How Many Pedants Does It Take To Change A Light Bulb?

A: Change a light bulb into what?

### Re: Lol- The joking thread

Posted: Fri May 13, 2016 5:37 pm
How did the Mathematician in The University Of Cape Town explain calculus to his students:

In Sout' Efrica we differentiate, de black by de white.

### Re: Lol- The joking thread

Posted: Fri May 13, 2016 5:51 pm
Heater wrote:Snze,
Isn't it 'he worked it out with a pencil'?
Isn't that what I said? Give or take. The paper is important
Not as important as the rhythm of the punchline, but whatevs!

### Re: Lol- The joking thread

Posted: Fri May 13, 2016 6:05 pm
Snze,
Not as important as the rhythm of the punchline,
I'm only telling it the way I heard it back in 1974 or so. Worked for me.

Speaking of which, back then two nuns were sharing a bath to save energy during the oil crisis.

One nun asked, "where's the soap?". The other nun replied "Yes, it does doesn't it"

### Re: Lol- The joking thread

Posted: Sat May 14, 2016 1:26 am
We are huge fans of the little fruit too!
My friend wrote this amusing on RPi:
http://maxplusphoenix.com/2016/05/12/a- ... pberry-pi/
Wordpress' server is running on... RPi 2!

enjoy

### Re: Lol- The joking thread

Posted: Sat May 14, 2016 9:15 am
Seeing the picture at the top of the page reminded me of something I'd seen a while ago ...
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Sorry for the poor quality

### Re: Lol- The joking thread

Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 12:47 am

I was into Doom before it was hot!

### Re: Lol- The joking thread

Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 6:47 pm
Help them good folk : 'replace every single advert on a London tube station with pictures of cats.'

....if you like advertising more than cats sorry!

### Re: Lol- The joking thread

Posted: Fri May 20, 2016 7:01 pm
From the kickstarter page:
Wouldn’t it be great not to worry about the holiday we can't afford, the car we don’t need, or the body we don’t have?
I don't have time to pay attention to any of that. I've got this bloody cat to look after.

### Re: Lol- The joking thread

Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 1:10 pm

What rare skin condition does this guy have?

Will he give me his pink eye?

Kratos

### Re: Lol- The joking thread

Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 9:19 am
Heater wrote:I don't have time to pay attention to any of that. I've got this bloody cat to look after.

### Re: Lol- The joking thread

Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 10:10 pm

### Re: Lol- The joking thread

Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 10:41 am

### Re: Lol- The joking thread

Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 1:27 pm
That's not funny. The original "computers" were, mostly young women. As were the original network switches and routers.

Do you have a link to a higher res version of that image?

### Re: Lol- The joking thread

Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 3:38 pm
Heater wrote:... As were the original network switches and routers.
That's an incredibly subtle comment that took a while to sink in. The original users of the tip, ring and sleeve (TRS) plugs to connect calls were usually women.

### Re: Lol- The joking thread

Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 4:13 pm
Exactly.

Then came Strowger and his switch. A glorified relay.

What get's me is that there must have been millions of Strowger switches clunking away in the 1970's and 80's still. I remember peeking into a telephone exchange as a kid and seeing racks and racks of them.

Where did they all go? I have never seen one up close. They don't turn up in surplus stores or ebay.

### Re: Lol- The joking thread

Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 4:24 pm
And of course, pneumatic tubes. I don't know if any of those had switches but they were fundamentally point to point. If they did, women would be the ones doing the work.

### Re: Lol- The joking thread

Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 4:37 pm
Heater wrote: Where did they all go? I have never seen one up close. They don't turn up in surplus stores or ebay.
They've got a working one complete with some loop-disconnect handsets the the visitors can dial at the Science Museum, Exhibition Rd, South Kensington.

### Re: Lol- The joking thread

Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 5:46 pm
DougieLawson wrote:The original users of the tip, ring and sleeve (TRS) plugs to connect calls were usually women.
One of them was my mother, in Liverpool during WW11.
She would tell me about the times after a late shift, heading back down to the Pier Head, dodging the bombs in the blitz. None of this cowering in a shelter, when your bed's calling.

### Re: Lol- The joking thread

Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 5:48 pm
I was in the Science Museum Kensington just be for Christmas. Killing an hour or two before flying out of Blighty.

It was very distressing. Lots of nice displays of items that were common or garden parts of my young life.

Eight bit computers, telephones, typewriters, etc, etc.

Amazingly if you stay at the Eden Plaza hotel or better still the Strathmore, you are only across the road from the Kensington museums, and they are very cheap. The Strathmore is luxurious, the former home of the Queen's grand father.

### Re: Lol- The joking thread

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:59 am
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### Re: Lol- The joking thread

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:41 pm
Old jokes are the best.

Everyone likes to poke fun at JS by dredging up those examples. In practice they rarely cause a problem.

And, well, every programming language has it's jokes.

### Re: Lol- The joking thread

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:18 pm
Heater wrote:Old jokes are the best.

Everyone likes to poke fun at JS by dredging up those examples. In practice they rarely cause a problem.

And, well, every programming language has it's jokes.
Which is why I posted it here, rather than in a serious thread. FWIW, I can't see any problem with the last example, but 'fooNaN'? that's crazy.