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What is the boat programming meme about? [duplicate]

I remember some time ago there was some huge problem regarding some question that had something to do with a boat, and I think I missed that topic completely. As I see it being mentioned every now and ...
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Is there a joke about "Freehand Circles" that I'm oblivious to? [duplicate]

Someone commented one of my answers (on Arquade ) saying they down voted because of the lack of "freehand circles". Is this a joke? Could someone explain it? I don't think they actually did down ...
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Always Friday in Iceland? [duplicate]

Just because I can't find where this has been asked before, could someone explain the always-friday-in-iceland meme?
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Jon Skeet sometimes goes by the alias "Tony the Pony" - but why the reference to ponies? [duplicate]

I finally understood why Jon Skeet did a talk with a sock puppet. Now I read that a "sock puppet" is a term used for a fake user account set up to reinforce somebody's legitimate account... ... but ...
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Why do unicorn-related posts have so many upvotes? [duplicate]

Why are there so many upvotes and reputation for any unicorn-related post? I just cannot understand it.
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Do some Stack Exchange sites really allow joke answers? [duplicate]

(It looks like this post is about question posts specifically rather than answer posts.) Quora has a specific report reason for joke/troll answers. I cannot believe that Stack Exchange which even ...
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Why there are so many unicorns among top-level SO users? [duplicate]

These top users have the same cartoon rainbow unicorns in their avatar: https://stackoverflow.com/users/61974/mark-byers https://stackoverflow.com/users/218196/felix-kling https://stackoverflow.com/...
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Can someone let me in on the 6-8 weeks joke? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The Many Memes of Meta I have seen this joke so many times, but I guess I started reading Jeff's blog too late to get it. Where did the 6-8 weeks joke start?
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Where's that three weeks for any deadline page? It had a jQuery slider on it [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The Many Memes of Meta I remember there was a joke page relating to how Jeff Atwood said any task takes three weeks to complete. Someone made a webpage that asks you about ...
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366 votes
291 answers
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Jon Skeet Facts

I'm looking for Chuck Norris Facts style answers. In case anyone is curious, this question was inspired by Jon's own comment to this question. Now with official sanction from the powers that be!
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Firing mods and forced relicensing: is Stack Exchange still interested in cooperating with the community?

The last weeks and days have seen some erratic behaviour by Stack Exchange Inc., such as likely illegal changes to the content license and the firing of an upstanding community moderator with no ...
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Thank you, Shog9

@Shog9, a longtime Community Manager here at Stack Exchange, has just tweeted that he is no longer working at Stack Overflow: @shog9: Well... I suddenly find myself in need of work. If anyone's ...
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Fastest Gun in the West Problem

I feel like there's a problem with Stack Overflow, as the number of people prowling it increases. Each question's answers are sorted by descending score and then by descending time of posting. This ...
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85 answers
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A Moose, Some Silly Putty ... And A Desperate Plea For Help [closed]

Note: This event ended on Friday, December 22. This question is now closed to prevent submissions of new answers. Due to a rather unfortunate series of events that can be directly attributed to a ...
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585 votes
55 answers
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We're switching to CommonMark

I’m Ham and I’m a developer on the Teams team here at Stack Overflow. Over the past few months, I’ve been heads down working on the way we turn Markdown into HTML when writing and editing posts across ...
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