• @Donjuanme
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    326 months ago

    I like the implication of this, but I wonder are there none of the same words that haven’t just been shunted around?

    • @Waluigis_Talking_Buttplug
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      216 months ago

      Are two boards that are of exact dimensions but different spot the same board or different boards?

      • @[email protected]
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        6 months ago

        Here’s my take:

        If you take a board and split it into any amount of pieces, they’re all the same board, just in pieces.

        If you take a board and put it somewhere else on the ship it’s the same board.

        If you have two boards which were manufactured as they are now, (ie they were cut into their desired shape and considered complete boards), even if they’re the same size and from the same tree, they are different boards.

        A board becomes its own distinct entity once cut from its source wood with intention to make a board and is considered complete (ready to use).

    • @GeneralEmergency
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      166 months ago

      Knowing Wikipedia it’s probably just the same three guys making changes and trying to claim it as their territory.

      • @[email protected]
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        66 months ago

        Fun fact: there is an add-on called something like “wiki blame”, “who edited”, or “who wrote”. Which is basically Git blame for Wikipedia. So you can see who and when they edited a specific section of an article.

    • @[email protected]
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      36 months ago

      If you delete a sentence, and re type it, is it the same sentence? What about if you copy and paste it somewhere else in the article?

      • @Donjuanme
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        16 months ago

        The website of theseus.

        I do believe there’s a lot of philosophy in bringing this analogy to modern, or even semi modern, times.

        Two ships both with the same name are absolutely different ships.

        Two books off the same press, are different books?

        Is the website I’m viewing on my phones screen the same as the website you’ve viewing on your device? If we change the settings of a web pages code from night mode to full color is it the same website?