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  • #41
    Originally posted by steveriley View Post
    But it's all just fake superstitious bullshit. Like someone claiming the Ubuntu launcher icon swirled the "wrong" way.
    OMG, they FIXED that!

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    • #42
      Originally posted by carewolf View Post
      I think that makes it so much more appropiate for some reason.
      Lunar New Year (aka Chinese New Year) is just 6 days away.

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      • #43
        Originally posted by Sonadow View Post
        Lunar New Year (aka Chinese New Year) is just 6 days away.
        ... but the 2015 Gung Haggis Fat Choy celebration has been postponed for reasons unknown...

        http://www.gunghaggis.com/2014/12/01...w-year-dinner/

        Just thought I'd check for Michael -- German style Lunar New Year celebration is still going strong in the Hong Kong area...

        http://www.openrice.com/en/special/f...htm?cmsid=2545
        Last edited by bridgman; 14 February 2015, 12:07 AM.
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        • #44
          Originally posted by brosis View Post
          Number 4 is UNLUCKY. Four and Death both sound same in Japanese (Shi).

          Go straight to 5, if you feel the need.
          四 can also be "yon" in Japanese. Shi is the pronounciation derived from chinese and yon is the native japanese pronounciation and which of the two you use depends on the situation.

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          • #45
            Originally posted by bregma View Post
            Microsoft Windows is closing in on version 10. Mac OS has been at version 10 (with hip Roman numerals no less) for years. Linux is mooting releasing version 4. That's 6 whole versions behind, who would want to run that old crap?

            Linus should pull a Volkerding and jump straight to Linux kernel version 11.0.
            So most of these kernels go up to 10, this kernel goes to 11 does that mean it's louder?

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            • #46


              Originally posted by kenjitamura View Post
              四 can also be "yon" in Japanese. Shi is the pronounciation derived from chinese and yon is the native japanese pronounciation and which of the two you use depends on the situation.
              What is your point?.. That it is only unlucky when pronounced as "shi"?.. In that case, why do some (not many really, less than 1%) japanese buildings skip the fourth floor even though in japanese "fourth floor" is pronounced "yonkai"(四階)?..
              Also, japanese companies avoid using business phone numbers with lots of 4s in them, like 0168-129-444 or some thing, even though in the phone number four is pronounced as "yon".. So brosis isn't really wrong, however I also don't think japanese people desperately try to avoid it at all costs.. They understand that it is still just a number..

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              • #47
                Originally posted by brosis View Post
                Number 4 is UNLUCKY. Four and Death both sound same in Japanese (Shi).

                Go straight to 5, if you feel the need.
                Originally posted by kenjitamura View Post
                四 can also be "yon" in Japanese. Shi is the pronounciation derived from chinese and yon is the native japanese pronounciation and which of the two you use depends on the situation.
                Originally posted by Baconmon View Post
                What is your point?.. That it is only unlucky when pronounced as "shi"?.. In that case, why do some (not many really, less than 1%) japanese buildings skip the fourth floor even though in japanese "fourth floor" is pronounced "yonkai"(四階)?..
                Also, japanese companies avoid using business phone numbers with lots of 4s in them, like 0168-129-444 or some thing, even though in the phone number four is pronounced as "yon".. So brosis isn't really wrong, however I also don't think japanese people desperately try to avoid it at all costs.. They understand that it is still just a number..
                You guys are overthinking something that isn't even a problem.

                Let's just exclude all forms of superstition from our kernel and get on with our lives .

                By the way, isn't superstition illegal in China?

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                • #48
                  Originally posted by brosis View Post
                  Number 4 is UNLUCKY. Four and Death both sound same in Japanese (Shi).

                  Go straight to 5, if you feel the need.
                  Sorry, 5 is unlucky in my superstition system. We must go straight to 6 then.

                  Ah, wait, someone is telling that they don't like 6 either
                  Maybe the solution is to stop numbering things altogether?
                  Or maybe to tell superstitious people to shove it up where it belongs? who knows?

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