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Tolkien was right about Beowulf authorship

Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:23 pm

Over at Ars Technica this article Tolkien was right: Scholars conclude Beowulf likely the work of single author. In ancient days I did a paper about Beowulf; not any big deal mind you. I just liked that poem. Tolkiens paper, "Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics" was a source. I was a big LOTR fan in highschool and I like his translations and his commentary. The use of frequency analysis to sort out possible multiple authorship of a text is pretty cool.
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Re: Tolkein was right about Beowulf authorship

Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:29 pm

For all these years people have been whining about Beowulf clusters when it was a single threaded job submission the whole time!
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Re: Tolkein was right about Beowulf authorship

Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:51 pm

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For all these years people have been whining about Beowulf clusters when it was a single threaded job submission the whole time!

:D You win the internet today.
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Re: Tolkein was right about Beowulf authorship

Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:56 pm

I got a pretty big chuckle out of that too.
 
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Re: Tolkien was right about Beowulf authorship

Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:43 pm

Saw it. Now the question Mr. Bill (if that is who you really are) is whether all your posts are from you or multiple people posing as you? Well?
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Re: Tolkien was right about Beowulf authorship

Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:46 pm

Neutronbeam wrote:
Saw it. Now the question Mr. Bill (if that is who you really are) is whether all your posts are from you or multiple people posing as you? Well?
All the Mr Bill posts on this site are mine. What? Do you think I am a spam robot? :D
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Re: Tolkien was right about Beowulf authorship

Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:56 pm

No, we think you are a spam play doh doll
 
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Re: Tolkien was right about Beowulf authorship

Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:59 pm

Well, I own my business and when things get slow, I cruise the threads and make some comments. I sure don't have the post numbers of some of the other gerbils. But I do have a weakness for puns.
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Re: Tolkien was right about Beowulf authorship

Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:04 pm

I can't speak for others, but, now I'm slightly worried you took my comment seriously, I just always think of Mr Bill from SNL whenever I see your name, that's all I meant by that
 
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Re: Tolkien was right about Beowulf authorship

Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:09 pm

godforsaken wrote:
I can't speak for others, but, now I'm slightly worried you took my comment seriously, I just always think of Mr Bill from SNL whenever I see your name, that's all I meant by that
Oh, that's OK. I actually picked this handle because I got hung with it back in high school thanks to SNL and my name is Bill. I'd walk into a group and somebody would say 'Oh Nooooooo! Mr Bill!. So I figured I would take it as my handle since I could not shake it.
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