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idbruce
02-13-2012, 02:42 PM
A Stamp and a Propeller walk into to a bar and each pull up a stool. After several cognogs the friends begin to argue. The Propeller says to the Stamp, "You are such a BASIC thinker!" and the Stamp retorts, "Ahhh Just sit on a pin and SPIN".

Dave Hein
02-13-2012, 02:47 PM
OK... I'm waiting for the punch line.

idbruce
02-13-2012, 02:49 PM
Hard crowd to please :) Thanks for not throwing fruit at me :)

Dave Hein
02-13-2012, 03:05 PM
Oh, I get it now. They couldn't agree because the Stamp and the Propeller INTERPRETED WORDs differently. :)

Bean
02-13-2012, 05:22 PM
I don't like computer jokes. No not one BIT...

Bean

Batang
02-13-2012, 05:29 PM
idbruce it seems you are getting some reCOGnition.

Humanoido
02-13-2012, 05:35 PM
Some of your greatest humor is here (http://forums.parallax.com/showthread.php?137911-Can-One-Propeller-Chip-Think&p=1074156&viewfull=1#post1074156).

You may need to author the book, "101 Propeller Jokes..."

JonnyMac
02-13-2012, 05:52 PM
Jokes are great, but if the moderators allow this non-tech stuff into what is supposed to be a technical forum, soon it will become as useless as so many other forums have become. Please, take the jokes elsewhere so we can keep this forum a clean resource for Propeller programmers.

groggory
02-13-2012, 07:11 PM
Jokes are great, but if the moderators allow this non-tech stuff into what is supposed to be a technical forum, soon it will become as useless as so many other forums have become. Please, take the jokes elsewhere so we can keep this forum a clean resource for Propeller programmers.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/154/408672209_ac22849c30.jpg

Graham Stabler
02-13-2012, 07:42 PM
There is a resemblance ;P

idbruce
02-13-2012, 08:52 PM
@Bean



I don't like computer jokes. No not one BIT...


I do not want to hear another WORD about it. Besides, it was not a LONG computer joke. And since it appears that JonnyMac don't like computer jokes either, he can BYTE ....

Just kidding Jon :)

Bruce

idbruce
02-13-2012, 09:14 PM
@Jon



Jokes are great, but if the moderators allow this non-tech stuff into what is supposed to be a technical forum, soon it will become as useless as so many other forums have become. Please, take the jokes elsewhere so we can keep this forum a clean resource for Propeller programmers.


Not that I agree with you completely, but any thread with the word JOKE in the title, should not be permitted to be indexed by the search engines. I spend a lot of time in this particular forum (kind of like a binary home base), as well as other forums here, and one thing that I have noticed is that jokes are rare. I cannot speak for you, but I am glad when a funny one comes along. However, I am not claiming my joke was funny. I would much rather see a good joke as compared to some of the negative comments that come forth, and those comments are much more prevalent.

Bruce

Dave Hein
02-13-2012, 10:03 PM
I think the main issue is that it was posted in the wrong forum. It should be in the General Discussions forum.

JonnyMac
02-13-2012, 10:19 PM
I have noticed is that jokes are rare.

They should be non-existent in the Propeller coding forum. As soon as you do it, and the moderators let it go, then others -- who may not be real participants in the forum -- think this practice is okay and suddenly, the forum is filled with crap which tends to drive good people away. As Dave pointed out, there is a forum for non-tech stuff.

pedward
02-13-2012, 10:21 PM
Jokes are great, but if the moderators allow this non-tech stuff into what is supposed to be a technical forum, soon it will become as useless as so many other forums have become. Please, take the jokes elsewhere so we can keep this forum a clean resource for Propeller programmers.
http://forums.parallax.com/image.php?u=46498&dateline=1281502142 89560

Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
02-14-2012, 12:23 AM
Honestly guys, the stuff that isn't directly Propeller related really doesn't belong here, it should be in "General".

I'm actually surprised moderators haven't already moved this thread..

OBC

WBA Consulting
02-14-2012, 01:11 AM
To ensure that everyone understands that moderators are in agreement with Jon's statement, I have MOVed this thread to the appropriate forum......."General Discussion"

Heater.
02-14-2012, 01:58 AM
Idbruce,

...jokes are rare...
We must be a bit too subtle for you then:)

idbruce
02-14-2012, 02:02 AM
To ensure that everyone understands. On a 99.9999% basis, I try my best to help when I can, I try to put my posts in the appropriate place, I try to be as informative as I can, and I try to provide valid documentation whenever I can. To say the least, I believe that I am a fair contributor to these forums and I have been a forum member here since 12-19-2005. I personally believe that several of my threads have been unfairly targeted. If I cannot tell an occassional joke about a Propeller in the Propeller forum, then I truly believe that some of you folks have some serious issues.

Bruce

DavidSmith
02-14-2012, 02:12 AM
idbruce,

Do NOT quit the day job.

mindrobots
02-14-2012, 02:25 AM
You want jokes? Check out some of my SPIN code!!

I agree with the "Jokes for jokes sake in the Discussion Threads" group.

...and I'm not picking on you, I unfairly target everyone!! :smile:

Oldbitcollector (Jeff)
02-14-2012, 02:39 AM
@idbruce,

It's not that we are humor impaired, (at least I'm pretty sure I'm not), it's that the Propeller forum is pretty much the only "official" forum for the Propeller, professional developers, and hobbyists. The churn rate of the Propeller forum is already really high, so Jon's concern is legitimate. Besides, all of us who read the Propeller forum also read General. Last I checked, chatter & jokes are welcome there.

OBC

idbruce
02-14-2012, 03:47 AM
You see it your way and I see it mine. That is approximately 7 threads of mine that have either been moved or locked. And personally I don't like it. If heavy hitting is going to be targeted at me, how do you think I will respond?

I will leave it open to the imagination.

Bruce

Browser
02-14-2012, 04:41 AM
bruce,

yer joke bytez, but i shall defen to the deth yer rite to post yer silly humer in the forumz. [btw, this iz the place for it, but i didnt move it here.]

vive l'humour niais!

-browz

Heater.
02-14-2012, 06:10 AM
Dropping a stupid joke into an otherwise usefull or interesting post as you go is one thing but starting a whole thread dedicated to one is a bit over the top and a waste of space and peoples time.
After 7 repremands even I might start to think the problem lies with myself.

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
02-14-2012, 06:23 AM
After 7 repremands even I might start to think the problem lies with myself.
It would take at least ten for me; but, even then, I might find someone else to blame.

-Phil

ErNa
02-14-2012, 10:31 AM
If there is place for the 1000 times asked same question there should be place for a good joke. Especially when showing how wording can be misunderstood when not seen in context. Every forum depends on members contributing and in this thread we had some people discovering what was behind, taking care to what to say to whom. A computer never does what you intend him to do, but what you tell him to do. A man is different. So this was nothing but another dry to test the turing test. Not shaked.
ErNa

Humanoido
02-14-2012, 11:15 AM
Bruce knows that good natured humor is an important and necessary part of life. Even in the technical world where humanoid robots are emerging, their association and relationships with humans will necessitate humor. Humor is known to release stress and create psychological balance and positive energy with laughter. Can you name a friend who you think could lighten up? Though there are no "humor chips" yet available off the shelf, its up to the techies to program their contents. Humanoids are currently made from processor chips - some include the Propeller. Perhaps there are people in this forum working on projects leading to use and implementation of Humor Subroutines.

the first Propeller Humor Chip is being developed (no joke..)
http://humanoidolabs.blogspot.com/2012/02/humor-chip.html

idbruce
02-14-2012, 12:02 PM
As a side note, I would just wonder how much web site traffic my obscure posts and content drives to the Parallax web site and as a result of that traffic, how much of it results in revenue by the visitors sticking around and purchasing something. The internet is built on content, not by cry babies.

idbruce
02-14-2012, 12:18 PM
For instance, do a search on "laser" + "diodes" + "CD" within Google. Parallax is not mentioned until a thread I started pops on the third page. Which means it is ranking pretty darn high within the search engines. Why you ask? Because I provide content, instead of all the whining and complaining that I could do if I was so inclined.

EDIT: My fault, page 2 of Google

W9GFO
02-14-2012, 12:34 PM
... Parallax is not mentioned until a thread I started pops on the third page. Which means it is ranking pretty darn high within the search engines. Why you ask? Because I provide content, instead of all the whining and complaining that I could do if I was so inclined.

Is this still part of the joke?

idbruce
02-14-2012, 12:37 PM
Is this still part of the joke?


No it's not. This is a fact.

JonnyMac
02-14-2012, 06:01 PM
You know, Bruce, you can hire people to tell you how wonderful you are. Here in Hollywood, they're called "personal assistants." ;)

idbruce
02-14-2012, 06:11 PM
JonnyMac

You can say what you want, because you are an "insignificant" to me. I try to be nice and polite to you, but I give up on that. As previously mentioned in a private discussion between us, your ego is way out of bounds.

And referring to my post about not fitting in the forum. I recollect a recent reprimand given to you by Mr. Ken Gracey for bad mouthing Parallax's software support. Needless to say that it made me smile from ear to ear. :)

Bruce

Ken Gracey
02-14-2012, 06:21 PM
OK you two. . . perhaps being friends isn't a requirement of the forums. You even brought out Browser.

We've all got better efforts upon which to focus.

Applying a little bit of Loctite to this thread.

Ken Gracey