Comments on: The Number Eightyeight https://pthree.org/2010/02/01/the-number-eightyeight/ Linux. GNU. Freedom. Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:29:15 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0-alpha-42199 By: Phil https://pthree.org/2010/02/01/the-number-eightyeight/#comment-110788 Thu, 01 Apr 2010 23:01:24 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1292#comment-110788 I've also heard of 88 being used to mean "bye-bye" since the Mandarin word for 8 sounds a bit like "bai".

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By: Aaron https://pthree.org/2010/02/01/the-number-eightyeight/#comment-110689 Wed, 03 Feb 2010 14:59:17 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1292#comment-110689 @Mackenzie @Anonymous when i was in school, they were "skinheads", and they were the white power pride morons. Of course, we had the term "boneheads" as well, but it referred to people who weren't very intelligent.

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By: Aaron https://pthree.org/2010/02/01/the-number-eightyeight/#comment-110686 Wed, 03 Feb 2010 13:31:22 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1292#comment-110686 @chuck Nascar? Gee Cletus, how did you knew? Besides, isn't he just the number 8?

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By: Mackenzie https://pthree.org/2010/02/01/the-number-eightyeight/#comment-110684 Wed, 03 Feb 2010 03:21:16 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1292#comment-110684 s/skinhead/bonehead/

Because SHARPs (SkinHeads Against Racial Prejudice) *do* exist. And trad(itional) skins (the kind that were around before the stupid white-power skinheads happened... trads were early football hooligans). But bonehead very specifically means the white-power type of skinhead. Ok, really... it's the insulting name for a white-power skinhead--the name SHARPs use to refer to them.

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By: chuck https://pthree.org/2010/02/01/the-number-eightyeight/#comment-110683 Tue, 02 Feb 2010 14:58:39 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1292#comment-110683 So your use of 88 is nothing to do with your favorite Nascar driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr?

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By: Aaron https://pthree.org/2010/02/01/the-number-eightyeight/#comment-110682 Tue, 02 Feb 2010 13:49:35 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1292#comment-110682 Rather than argue for the sake of argument, which I know will abound here in the comments, and probably elsewhere in my online life, I've updated the post. I've replaced "uncultured" with "uninitiated" and "cultured" with "informed".

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By: Aaron https://pthree.org/2010/02/01/the-number-eightyeight/#comment-110681 Tue, 02 Feb 2010 12:17:01 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1292#comment-110681 @ethana2 Yeah, I thought about that and the flux capacitor when writing the post. Figured it wasn't fitting enough to add. Also, I'm not sure why it's not showing the platform. Rather unfortunate.

@Fabian You're welcome.

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By: Fabian https://pthree.org/2010/02/01/the-number-eightyeight/#comment-110680 Tue, 02 Feb 2010 10:39:48 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1292#comment-110680 "For the uncultured, there are eightyeight keys on a standard piano, and guess what? "

Oh, yes, please go on...

"So, now that you’ve read this post, I hope you walk away a bit more cultured, a bit more knowledgeable, and less judgmental. "

Thank you so much for enlightening me.

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By: nnonix https://pthree.org/2010/02/01/the-number-eightyeight/#comment-110679 Tue, 02 Feb 2010 09:02:27 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1292#comment-110679 @sjansen
We've failed the cultured test, unlike these fine gentlemen. http://www.collegehumor.com/picture:1727162

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By: sjansen https://pthree.org/2010/02/01/the-number-eightyeight/#comment-110678 Tue, 02 Feb 2010 07:10:07 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1292#comment-110678 "For the uncultured, there are eightyeight keys on a standard piano, and guess what? I play the piano."

For the inconsiderate, knowing trivia like the number of keys on a piano is a strange way to measure how "cultured" someone is. Perhaps it takes one to know one, but you're acting like a jerk, insulting everyone who hasn't memorized said trivia.

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By: ethana2 https://pthree.org/2010/02/01/the-number-eightyeight/#comment-110677 Tue, 02 Feb 2010 06:57:28 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1292#comment-110677 Uh oh, Google Chrome isn't identifying ubuntu in my useragent 🙁 Somebody get it into the software center so all us Chrome users aren't being ambiguous with our platforms..

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By: ethana2 https://pthree.org/2010/02/01/the-number-eightyeight/#comment-110676 Tue, 02 Feb 2010 06:56:23 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1292#comment-110676 You know what I always just assumed it stood for?

EIGHTY EIGHT MILES AN HOUR!

I'm slightly dissapointed.

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By: DAvid https://pthree.org/2010/02/01/the-number-eightyeight/#comment-110675 Tue, 02 Feb 2010 05:04:48 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1292#comment-110675 HH stands for Heil Hitler? I thought it stood for Hoary Hedgehog...

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By: Rusty https://pthree.org/2010/02/01/the-number-eightyeight/#comment-110672 Tue, 02 Feb 2010 04:12:48 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1292#comment-110672 While it may not have a lot to do with your reasons for choosing 88, it is also the number that Ham operators use as the term Goodby in a variety of communications. This is different from 73 which is used more often, but really means Best Wishes, or Best Regards.

73 de KC0VCU

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By: Anonymous https://pthree.org/2010/02/01/the-number-eightyeight/#comment-110671 Tue, 02 Feb 2010 04:03:55 +0000 http://pthree.org/?p=1292#comment-110671 s/skinhead/bonehead/ - they are completely different.

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