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  • erendorn
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    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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  • AnonymousCoward
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    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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  • Baconmon
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    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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  • Luke_Wolf
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    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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  • kenjitamura
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    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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  • bridgman
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    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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  • Sonadow
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    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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  • quikee
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    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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  • rdnetto
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    Originally posted by bitman View Post
    I dont understand why they use this versioning scheme if it does not fit the purpose. Why major version gets bumped if there are no big/breaking changes is beyond me. Confusing numbers is lame excuse... Since kernel development is incremental why dont they just adopt same version numbering like ff/chrome/systemd...
    Systemd's versioning approach makes sense given the incremental anture of kernel development, but the kernel can't switch to it because that would break existing infrastructure that compares version numbers. Given that, the best option is to prefix a systemd-style version number with '3.', which means we'd eventually end up with 3.214, etc. That's actually not too bad - part of the problem with the 2.6.35 style version numbers was that the '2.6' part was long enough to be cumbersome, but a single 3 is pretty easy to remember. Arbitrarily increasing the major number just to keep the numbers small seems clunky, and eventually you'll end up with 214.18 and the same problem all over again...

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  • steveriley
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    Originally posted by brosis View Post
    Number 4 is UNLUCKY. Four and Death both sound same in Japanese (Shi).
    Originally posted by BlueJayofEvil View Post
    Someone in Linus' G+ thread mentioned the same thing for the Chinese language.
    Originally posted by brosis View Post
    Four elements are an even, balanced system, hence stop moving. Missing fifth element, wood (aka spirit), is missing, which brings chaos and disbalance, and movement.
    But it's all just fake superstitious bullshit. Like someone claiming the Ubuntu launcher icon swirled the "wrong" way.

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