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Re: The nature of my most pressing need(s):

by hagus (Monk)
on May 13, 2002 at 11:48 UTC ( #166152=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to The nature of my most pressing need(s):

For those wondering what the 'mu' reference is. Not that there would be many of us who haven't read the entire jargon file from 0 to Z ;)

Incidentally, has anyone ever made it through Hofstadter's G.E.B. ? I have a bookmark about 1/3 the way through :)

--
Ash OS durbatulk, ash OS gimbatul,
Ash OS thrakatulk, agh burzum-ishi krimpatul!
Uzg-Microsoft-ishi amal fauthut burguuli.


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Re: Re: The nature of my most pressing need(s):
by tretin (Friar) on May 13, 2002 at 12:23 UTC
    vroom says Kool-Aid, I agree
    vroom says the space ship will be here to get us soon, and to keep farming the crops for the Great Harvest
    I agree

    Kool-Aid Kool-Aid Kool-Aid Kool-Aid Kool-Aid Kool-Aid

    Follow vroom, for unto vroom becomes Kool-Aid.

    work it harder make it better do it faster makes us stronger more than ever hour after our work is never over.
      Daft Punk meets a Kool-Aid Aum Shinrikyo cult!! You weird me out man!!

      --
      Ash OS durbatulk, ash OS gimbatul,
      Ash OS thrakatulk, agh burzum-ishi krimpatul!
      Uzg-Microsoft-ishi amal fauthut burguuli.

Re: Re: The nature of my most pressing need(s):
by hatter (Pilgrim) on May 13, 2002 at 12:29 UTC
    I finished G.E.B. but its cover is more battered than most of my books, due to the extra time it spend in my bag because of the bits where I couldn't absorb more than a few pages at a time.

    the hatter
(wil) Re: The nature of my most pressing need(s):
by wil (Priest) on May 13, 2002 at 15:52 UTC
    Thanks for the explanation on the meaning of mu! I'm surprised that I haven't heard this one before. I would image that politicians in our country would have adopted this word with open arms! ;-)

    - wil
      I'm very fond of the Discordian text on Mu,

      = Zarathud's Enlightnment =

      Before he became a hermit, Zarathud was a young Priest, and took great delight in making fools of his opponents in front of his followers.

      One day Zarathud took his students to a pleasant pasture and there he confronted The Sacred Chao while She was contentedly grazing.

      "Tell me, you dumb beast." demanded the Priest in his commanding voice, "why don't you do something worthwhile. What is your Purpose in Life, anyway?"

      Munching the tasty grass, The Sacred Chao replied "MU".

      Upon hearing this, absolutely nobody was enlightened. Primarily because nobody could understand Chinese.


      --jwest

      -><- -><- -><- -><- -><-
      All things are Perfect
          To every last Flaw
          And bound in accord
               With Eris's Law
       - HBT; The Book of Advice, 1:7
      
Re: The nature of my most pressing need(s):
by Anonymous Monk on May 15, 2002 at 15:59 UTC
    Yes, I read GEB - it was amazing, I couldn't put it down! I thoroughly recommend it to all hacker types. The only bit I didn't grok was the complicated maths bits, I couldn't get my head around those. (a bad admission for a programmer I suppose).
Re: Re: The nature of my most pressing need(s):
by Reverend Phil (Pilgrim) on May 15, 2002 at 18:43 UTC
    I'm bookmarked about 1/3 of the way through also, and I haven't looked for it for some time now. It just takes some effort. And besides, I need last year's acid to get further and further from my system before I have room for any more of GEB. ;)
Re: Re: The nature of my most pressing need(s):
by chicks (Scribe) on May 15, 2002 at 23:56 UTC
    A self-respecting geek might not have read the jargon file from cover to cover? Sheesh. Even my teeny-bopper daughter could tell you what mu is! :-) I printed out the HTML Jargon File and it lived in the bathroom for several months.

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