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3be45f6ce2674d66238e593dfa2edd15?d=identicon&s=25 DEBAUN, STEVE [AG-Contractor/2400] (Guest)
on 2006-05-25 23:59
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Eh, looking at it from the other direction...

On a piano, you might be able to use more fingers, but you are limited
to
which sounds you can produce because each key is tuned to a specific
note.

In thinking with fretless instruments (isn't a violin fretless?), you
have a
continuous range of possible sounds.  Of course some sound better than
others...

> > I tend to think of Ruby as the Stratocaster of programming languages.
>
> I would have pick a fine Olson :)
>
> -- Jim Weirich

And that would make visual basic... the karaoke machine of programming
languages?

sd
3bb23e7770680ea44a2d79e6d10daaed?d=identicon&s=25 M. Edward (Ed) Borasky (Guest)
on 2006-05-26 05:13
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DEBAUN, STEVE [AG-Contractor/2400] wrote:
> And that would make visual basic... the karaoke machine of programming
> languages?
>
No, the viola ... as in "What's the difference between an onion and a
viola?"

"Nobody cries when you cut up a viola."

Or -- "A man drops a viola, a banjo and an accordion off the top of the
Empire State Building. Which one hits the ground first?"


"Who cares? As long as they all get smashed to bits!"

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89d967359903c639d31e4cad4569f537?d=identicon&s=25 Charlie Bowman (Guest)
on 2006-05-26 14:39
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If a violin is the equivalent of ruby code,
then my banjo must be the equivalent of trying to re-write all of ruby
in perl and then running it through a java VM......on windows!


On Fri, 2006-05-26 at 12:09 +0900, M. Edward (Ed) Borasky wrote:

> Or -- "A man drops a viola, a banjo and an accordion off the top of the
> Empire State Building. Which one hits the ground first?"
>
>
> "Who cares? As long as they all get smashed to bits!"


Charlie Bowman
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E0095ff002be6a06e752909749064e47?d=identicon&s=25 Alan Fritz (Guest)
on 2006-05-26 14:42
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Is a dump truck better than a Porsche?

What are the requirements?


-Alan
E0095ff002be6a06e752909749064e47?d=identicon&s=25 Alan Fritz (Guest)
on 2006-05-26 14:46
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Q: What's bigger, a viola or a violin?

A: They are the same size, it's just that violinists heads are bigger.
Ha
ha!

-Alan
C5c57a548f07dcfc633017277426151a?d=identicon&s=25 Molitor, Stephen L (Guest)
on 2006-05-26 16:20
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Q: What's the definition of a quarter tone?

A: Two oboes playing in unison.


Q: What's the difference between a saxophone and a lawn mower?

A: Vibrato.


OK I'll stop now.

Steve
Bc6d88907ce09158581fbb9b469a35a3?d=identicon&s=25 James Britt (Guest)
on 2006-05-26 16:45
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Molitor, Stephen L wrote:
> OK I'll stop now.
And the fiddle players can double-stop.



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E0095ff002be6a06e752909749064e47?d=identicon&s=25 Alan Fritz (Guest)
on 2006-05-26 16:58
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The violinists can double-stop, the fiddlers can triple.:)

-Alan
1b5341b64f7ce0244366eae17f06c801?d=identicon&s=25 Kirk Haines (Guest)
on 2006-05-26 17:11
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On Friday 26 May 2006 8:43 am, James Britt wrote:

> And the fiddle players can double-stop.

My wife's step brother has a collection of music jokes that is just
great.

http://www.osbornmusic.com/jokes.html


Kirk Haines
5d714a90dc16f61960332a0516b1dc73?d=identicon&s=25 fprimus (Guest)
on 2006-05-28 02:22
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Molitor, Stephen L wrote:
> Q: What's the definition of a quarter tone?
>
> A: Two oboes playing in unison.

That's an old piper joke.

>
> Q: What's the difference between a saxophone and a lawn mower?
>
> A: Vibrato.

What would John Zorn say???

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