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mu (my¡, m¡)
The 12th letter of the Greek alphabet.
[Greek, of Phoenician origin; akin to Hebrew mêm.]
_The Queen & I_ MP3
- The iconoclastic Justified Ancients of Mu Mu released their first
in 1987, called _1987: What the Fuck’s Going On?_ It included many
tracks that contained uncleared samples of popular music, but this one got them into particular trouble when they were sued by the Swedish group Abba for using almost all of _Dancing Queen_ MP3. The album was deleted and remaining copies destroyed. The record’s original label read: "All sounds on this recording have been captured by The JAMs in the name of Mu. We hereby liberate these sounds from all copyright restrictions, without prejudice." (The JAMs are also known as the KLF, which stands for Kopyright Liberation Front.). The end of the track also features a sample from the Sex Pistols' _Anarchy In The UK_ MP3 - "destrooooy!"
short for Lemuria
a "lost continent" mythos, similar to Atlantis (possibly the same)
An elementary particle in the lepton family (not a meson), having a mass 209 times that of the electron, a negative electric charge, and a mean lifetime of 2.2 × 10-6 second. Also called mu meson.
Colonel James Churchward - supporter of the theory of the lost continent of Mu
Across the dark blue sky six red bands spread representing the original ancestors of the Tibetan people: the six tribes called Se, Mu, Dong, Tong, Dru and Ra which in turn gave the [twelve] descendants. - explanation for the Tibetan flag symbolism.
The correct answer to the classic trick question "Have you stopped beating your wife yet?". Assuming that you have no wife or you have never beaten your wife, the answer "yes" is wrong because it implies that you used to beat your wife and then stopped, but "no" is worse because it suggests that you have one and are still beating her. According to various Discordians and Douglas Hofstadter the correct answer is usually "mu", a Japanese word alleged to mean "Your question cannot be answered because it depends on incorrect assumptions". Hackers tend to be sensitive to logical inadequacies in language, and many have adopted this suggestion with enthusiasm. The word `mu' is actually from Chinese, meaning `nothing'; it is used in mainstream Japanese in that sense. Native speakers do not recognize the Discordian question-denying use, which almost certainly derives from overgeneralization of the answer in the following well-known Rinzai Zen koan:
A monk asked Joshu, "Does a dog have the Buddha nature?" Joshu retorted, "Mu!"
See also has the X nature, Some AI Koans, and Douglas Hofstadter's _Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid_
- _The New Hacker's Dictionary_ by Eric S. Raymond
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