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larefamiliaris
Larefamiliaris  (Level: 135.2 - Posts: 877)
Thu, 27th Aug '09 12:44 PM

THREADS

Why are threads so called? Anyone know?
And if you pull - or delete- one, does that cause the fabric of reality to unravel?
And can anyone find me something better to do than ask pointless questions?
Inquiring minds want to know!

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.6 - Posts: 2144)
Thu, 27th Aug '09 1:10 PM

Let me guess. With all these deep pondering, you also have a severe case of the munchies?

larefamiliaris
Larefamiliaris  (Level: 135.2 - Posts: 877)
Thu, 27th Aug '09 1:20 PM

Wow dude lady - that prompts another question: why are the gizmos that remember where you've been on the internet named 'cookies' of all things?
Inquiring and giggling minds wanna, um, like you know, right?

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.1 - Posts: 1302)
Thu, 27th Aug '09 1:32 PM

If you pull a thread and that unravels reality, and we know that editors have pulled threads before, then what are we in now? An alternate reality? Do we even know for sure that threads have been pulled? Maybe the people who posted them only think there was a thread and we're still in the original reality. Weird.

achad
Achad  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 661)
Thu, 27th Aug '09 1:49 PM

The term "cookie" is derived from "magic cookie", a well-known concept in UNIX computing which inspired both the idea and the name of browser cookies.

So now we know.



lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.6 - Posts: 2144)
Thu, 27th Aug '09 1:55 PM

I wish I had some magic cookies right now.

larefamiliaris
Larefamiliaris  (Level: 135.2 - Posts: 877)
Thu, 27th Aug '09 2:03 PM

I got this e-mail the other day from the ex-President of Burundi who offered me some magic beans, for a small initial outlay.
His threads were pin-sharp.

larefamiliaris
Larefamiliaris  (Level: 135.2 - Posts: 877)
Thu, 27th Aug '09 2:04 PM

(and cheers for the cookie gen Andy. )

achad
Achad  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 661)
Thu, 27th Aug '09 2:37 PM

Magic mushroom cookies?????

Yes please!!!!!!



kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Thu, 27th Aug '09 7:22 PM

To understand why they're called threads, you need to understand what came before threads.

The term probably comes from the early days of USENET and the like, in which all the posts in a forum would be just heaped in the order in which they arrived, regardless of subject. Then some bright people developed software that when you read a post on a subject, you could move right to the next post on the subject, or conversely say you weren't interested in the subject, and move on to the next one. Logically, the posts on a given subject had been strung together, as if by thread, and the rest is history.

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.1 - Posts: 1302)
Thu, 27th Aug '09 7:28 PM

Leave it to someone super smart to come along and get all logical on us and take the silliness right out of the thread.

Just kidding, Ken.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.6 - Posts: 2144)
Thu, 27th Aug '09 8:35 PM

Dude is harshing my groove.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Thu, 27th Aug '09 8:46 PM

Translation please.

larefamiliaris
Larefamiliaris  (Level: 135.2 - Posts: 877)
Fri, 28th Aug '09 5:50 AM

Cheers Ken. You could never harsh my groove dude: but I suspect we could both groove with a hooloovoo.
(Although only you would understand what it said... )

So every time we post, we participate in string theory? So pulling a thread may indeed cause a rip in the fabric of the time/space/sweater contininininuum?

'Hole-y Quantam Mechanics Batman!"




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