RPN is child's play

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RPN is child's play

Post by keithdalby » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:45 pm

RPN is so easy,
my three-year old daughter can use it
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RPN from three
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Re: RPN is child's play

Post by toml_12953 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:35 pm

keithdalby wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:45 pm
RPN is so easy,
my three-year old daughter can use it IMG_20180113_174037.jpg
I know. I read her dissertation. :lol:
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Re: RPN is child's play

Post by keithdalby » Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:13 pm

toml_12953 wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:35 pm
I know. I read her dissertation. :lol:
This is embarrassing, but I'm afraid I don't understand the joke.

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Re: RPN is child's play

Post by toml_12953 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:12 am

keithdalby wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:13 pm
toml_12953 wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:35 pm
I know. I read her dissertation. :lol:
This is embarrassing, but I'm afraid I don't understand the joke.
Don't worry, it wasn't a very good joke anyway!

A dissertation is the paper written by a PhD candidate. Your three-year-old must be brilliant if she can get a PhD (or if she can use RPN)

I'm known for my bad jokes. When my wife read that Monday is MLK day in the USA (Martin Luther King Day) she though it said MILK. I told her on MILK day we had to listen to a speech called "I have a CREAM" instead of the speech Dr. King actually gave: "I have a DREAM"
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Re: RPN is child's play

Post by keithdalby » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:18 am

toml_12953 wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:12 am
keithdalby wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:13 pm
toml_12953 wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:35 pm
I know. I read her dissertation. :lol:
This is embarrassing, but I'm afraid I don't understand the joke.
A dissertation is the paper written by a PhD candidate.
This I know, having written one for my Master's degree and part of one for my (as yet unfinished) PhD, but there are too many unconnected dots for me to understand the joke. There's no wordplay or ironic humour. Now the MLK joke works as a joke - if it weren't so insensitive :?

At the universities where I've studied, we call it a PhD thesis. Sure it's the same thing though. But... in all honesty, RPN isn't difficult at all, so I just couldn't understand the joke.

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Re: RPN is child's play

Post by Krauts In Space » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:45 am

Hi Keith!
I like that, given she's not just only playing with it :)
But if she uses RPN, which is nevertheless a little bit different than things are teached normaly, she might also do other things from a different approach.
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Re: RPN is child's play

Post by Walter » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:43 pm

keithdalby wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:18 am
At the universities where I've studied, we call it a PhD thesis. Sure it's the same thing though. But... in all honesty, RPN isn't difficult at all, so I just couldn't understand the joke.
Dissertatio (Latin) = Dissertation (German) = PhD thesis (US American).

And, generally speaking, jokes which must be explained aren't the right ones for the respective audience. ;)
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Re: RPN is child's play

Post by Leechpool » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:03 pm

toml_12953 wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:35 pm
keithdalby wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:45 pm
RPN is so easy,
my three-year old daughter can use it IMG_20180113_174037.jpg
I know. I read her dissertation. :lol:
You are being too hard on Tomi_12953; I got the joke and think it's quite a good one! lol
:D

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Re: RPN is child's play

Post by toml_12953 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:37 pm

Leechpool wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:03 pm
toml_12953 wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:35 pm
keithdalby wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:45 pm
RPN is so easy,
my three-year old daughter can use it IMG_20180113_174037.jpg
I know. I read her dissertation. :lol:
You are being too hard on Tomi_12953; I got the joke and think it's quite a good one! lol
:D
Thank you! At last there's someone who appreciates good humor or at least my humor! :lol:
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Re: RPN is child's play

Post by keithdalby » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:48 pm

Leechpool wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:03 pm
You are being too hard on Tomi_12953
keithdalby wrote:This is embarrassing, but I'm afraid I don't understand the joke.
Not sure I'd categorise that as being hard. I just don't get it.

My wife laughed at the joke though, so it might just be me.

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