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Christmas Tree

Postby Ardouos » 2016-12-13 14:15

Just thought I would share the tree that our department has decorated in our spare time.

Hope you like it. :mrgreen:

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Re: Christmas Tree

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2016-12-13 18:57

I'm celebrating Grav-Mass this year -- Isaac Newton was born on 25th December:

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https://stallman.org/grav-mass.html
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Re: Christmas Tree

Postby arochester » 2016-12-13 19:15

@H-O-A-S

On January 4, 1643, Isaac Newton was born in the hamlet of Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire, England (using the "old" Julien calendar, Newton's birth date is sometimes displayed as December 25, 1642).
http://www.biography.com/people/isaac-n ... 6#synopsis
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Re: Christmas Tree

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2016-12-13 19:27

^ Well, I got that straight from RMS :P

Thanks for the correction, interesting stuff :)
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Re: Christmas Tree

Postby HuangLao » 2016-12-13 19:51

Well if the "old" Calendar was used at that time then its Dec. 25th....after all Jesus was most likely born in the summer but thats another discussion for another forum. :wink:
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Re: Christmas Tree

Postby GarryRicketson » 2016-12-13 20:53

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Re: Christmas Tree

Postby steve_v » 2017-12-21 09:32

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:I'm celebrating Grav-Mass this year -- Isaac Newton was born on 25th December

This is absolutely wasting toner tomorrow. :D
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Re: Christmas Tree

Postby None1975 » 2017-12-21 14:04

Christmas – atmosphere everywhere, decorations, christmas trees, xmas gifts, parties, Santa claus...it is a celebration of Capitalism, not just a celebration of Christianity. The elderly are dumped in care homes for Christmas by children who have become obsessed with Capitalist values that know no humanity. Western societies have turned into jungles of wild animals in which the strong devour the weak and man degenerates to the level of the animal.
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Re: Christmas Tree

Postby GarryRicketson » 2017-12-21 14:19

No Christmas tree this year, I turned the parrots loose in the living room,
to my wifes horror, they tore off the ornaments, then started on the branches,
..... Bryan , the most intelligent one, pulled the light cord out of the plug, and then they gleefully chewed the cord into tiny pieces. :mrgreen:
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Re: Christmas Tree

Postby Lysander » 2017-12-22 10:10

None1975 wrote:Christmas – atmosphere everywhere, decorations, christmas trees, xmas gifts, parties, Santa claus...it is a celebration of Capitalism, not just a celebration of Christianity.


It is now, yes, you can thank the Victorians and Germans for that. And it used to be a celebration of the Winter Solstice before the Christians adapted it to their own agenda.

https://heathenharvest.org/2012/12/17/y ... -folklore/

Best way to celebrate it is to get together with people you care about and feast. As for presents? We are having a 'no present' policy this year.

The tree in the OP is genius.
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Re: Christmas Tree

Postby debiman » 2017-12-24 08:27

Ardouos wrote:Just thought I would share the tree that our department has decorated in our spare time.

Hope you like it. :mrgreen:

http://i.imgur.com/TC5wnjBm.jpg

holy richard!
i'd like to see one hung with raspis and various SBCs.

as for christmas: it's depressing.
started off as a way to force pagans into christianity, ended up as a way to force christians into mammon worshipping (though probably nobody forced them).
i was forced to spend an empty 30minutes in a shopping mall yesterday, with a 9-year old kid. that was particularly depressing.
i will try to ignore the next 2 days as much as possible. it's just a weekend.
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Re: Christmas Tree

Postby kedaha » 2017-12-24 09:33

debiman wrote:as for christmas: it's depressing.
[ ...]
i will try to ignore the next 2 days as much as possible. it's just a weekend.

+1
It's become an annual sale when the shops raise their prices. Everyone is expected to shell out their hard-earned cash on costly Christmas presents. Even Christmas cards are expensive.
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On the subject of finances, I notice there's an aptly-named KDE personal finances manager called Skrooge. I've never tried it but maybe it's just the ticket at this time of the year. :wink:
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Re: Christmas Tree

Postby pubt1928 » 2017-12-27 10:32

hey, in this festive season we brought to you some thing ;X-mas trees ,i hope that you must enjoy the Christmas...
happy holidays , Christmas , X-mas trees....
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Re: Christmas Tree

Postby Lysander » 2017-12-27 10:42

pubt1928 wrote:hey, in this festive season we brought to you some thing ;X-mas trees ,i hope that you must enjoy the Christmas...
happy holidays , Christmas , X-mas trees....


Interesting first post...
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