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BS: The Mother of all BS threads

Rapparee 11 Feb 07 - 10:58 AM
Amos 11 Feb 07 - 11:08 AM
Bee-dubya-ell 11 Feb 07 - 11:29 AM
Rapparee 11 Feb 07 - 11:32 AM
Rapparee 11 Feb 07 - 11:34 AM
Amos 11 Feb 07 - 11:48 AM
MMario 11 Feb 07 - 11:57 AM
JennyO 11 Feb 07 - 12:05 PM
Acme 11 Feb 07 - 12:12 PM
Rapparee 11 Feb 07 - 01:34 PM
Little Hawk 11 Feb 07 - 01:38 PM
Amos 11 Feb 07 - 01:47 PM
Rapparee 11 Feb 07 - 02:10 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 11 Feb 07 - 02:34 PM
Rapparee 11 Feb 07 - 03:34 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 11 Feb 07 - 04:56 PM
Amos 11 Feb 07 - 05:15 PM
Acme 11 Feb 07 - 08:54 PM
Little Hawk 11 Feb 07 - 09:47 PM
Rapparee 11 Feb 07 - 10:28 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 11 Feb 07 - 11:44 PM
Little Hawk 12 Feb 07 - 12:49 AM
Acme 12 Feb 07 - 01:53 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 11 Feb 07 - 10:58 AM

When I was just a tad of a lad, many years ago, I would daily skip light-heartedly to a Catholic elementary school. There the good nuns would guide us, educate us, and gently admonish us when we would stray, child-like, from the straight and narrow path.

After eight years I graduated and went on to learn at a high school taught by the Fratres Scholarum Christianiorum -- the Christian Brothers. By then many of us had noticed Certain Bodily Changes and that the young ladies of our sister institution were also experiencing Certain Bodily Changes. These Changes made them objects of greater interest than people whose pigtails we might dip in the inkwell on our desk and indeed many of us would have willingly done more than chastely carry their books home from school while discussing the upcoming sock hop or.

The good Brothers, in their wisdom, brought to our attention a Church-founded, Church-sponsored, and Church-approved organization called "Club 69." The members of this organization made a vow to never, ever, violate the Sixth and Ninth Commandments: the injunctions against adultery and coveting your neighbor's wife. Needless to say, "Club 69" membership cards, tee shirts, and other things became very popular among my classmates until, for some unexplained reason, the Brothers closed down the club.

We were not, I must admit, interested in adultery and coveting another's wife. We were much more interested in some friendly fornication and avoiding wives, especially one of our own.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 11 Feb 07 - 11:08 AM

I just love True Confessions Hour at Mom's place. It's so....real, if ya know what I mean.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 11 Feb 07 - 11:29 AM

Scientists are extremely concerned about the effects global warming will have upon polar snakes.

Polar snakes are an extremely important species because in following their annual migratory paths from the North Pole to the South Pole and back again, polar snakes leave subtle yet distinct trails which define the earth's longitudinal lines. If the polar snake were to become extinct, the logitudinal lines would dissapear. And since the force exerted by longitudinal lines is what holds the earth in its current spherical shape, their loss would result in the earth instantaneously springing into the shape of a cylinder instead of a sphere. Imagine a globe suddenly transformed into a Mercator projection. Greenland would suddenly swell to a size roughly equal to Africa. Greenlanders who live next-door to one another would awaken to find their houses separated by hundreds of meters. Antarctica would become a giant atoll surrounding a lagoon of empty space where the South Pole used to be.

Noted Japanese researcher Fitsuko Mibuyashi summed up the importance of preserving the polar snake population very succinctly:

"No porar snake, no rines of rongitude. No rines of rongitude, sairors get rost and not get to port. No sairors in port, bimbos and froozies not make money and overroad werfare system. Keep froozies emproyed, save porar snake."


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 11 Feb 07 - 11:32 AM

I, of course, was not among those who might gladly sin, even just a little. My time in school, from elementary through graduate, was spent on my knees, praying. I reveled in being an altar boy and thought the song "Little Altar Boy" was about me (which in fact it was). I include it here as I am sure that it will bring Amos and some other sinners to repentance, perhaps even force them into a monastery or convent (monastery for the males, convent for the females):

        
Little Altar Boy

Little altar boy, I wonder could you pray for me?
Little altar boy, for I have gone astray
What must I do to be holy like you?
Little altar boy, oh, let me hear you pray

Little altar boy, I wonder could you ask our Lord
Ask him, altar boy, to take my sins away
What must I do to be holy like you?
Little altar boy, please, let me hear you pray

Lift up your voice and say a prayer above
Help me rejoice and fill that prayer with love
Now I know my life has been all wrong
Lift up your voice and help a sinner be strong

Little altar boy, I wonder could you pray for me?
Could you tell our Lord I'm gonna change my way today?
What must I do to be holy like you?
Little altar boy, oh, let me hear you pray
Little altar boy please let me hear you pray!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 11 Feb 07 - 11:34 AM

Yes, we'd all be porar for their loss.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 11 Feb 07 - 11:48 AM

The quivering sanctimony ! The smug superiority!! The mind-boggling mythological pretensions!! The mind quivers with incipient nausea at the very thought!!

Think I don't know what I'm talking about? Chief Altar Boy, Saint Matthew's Episcopal Choice, right up to the time I realized...well, never mind what I realized. But it was pre-budding-bosom time, if ya take my meaning.

In other, much more important news, light is become muych more cooperative thanks to the lion-tamers over at Hahvahd Physics:

In 1999, Hau headed a team of scientists that slowed light, which
travels
a brisk 186,282 miles a second when unimpeded, to a leisurely 38
miles an
hour by shining it into an exotic, ultracooled cloud of sodium atoms. At
temperatures a fraction of a degree above absolute zero, the atoms
coalesce into a single quantum mechanical entity known as a Bose-
Einstein
condensate. Shining a laser on the cloud tunes its optical properties so
that it becomes molasses when a second light pulse enters it.

Then, in 2001, Hau and a second team of physicists, this one from the
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, brought light to a complete
halt by slowly turning off the laser. The Bose-Einstein cloud turned
opaque, trapping the light pulse inside. When the laser was turned back
on, the trapped light pulse flew out.

The latest results add an additional twist: transporting the pulse to a
second Bose-Einstein cloud and regenerating the light there.

"That's the sort of stuff we find really sexy in this business," said
Eric
A. Cornell, a senior scientist at the National Institute of Standards
and
Technology.

In the new Harvard experiment, when the initial pulse slammed into the
first Bose-Einstein cloud, the collision caused 50,000 to 100,000 of the
sodium atoms to start spinning, almost like small tops, and pushed this
small clump forward at less than a mile an hour.

Hau described the clump of atoms as a "metacopy" of the light pulse.
Although it consisted of sodium atoms instead of particles of light, it
exactly captured the characteristics of the light pulse.

The clump floated out from the rest of the cloud, traveled about
two-tenths of a millimeter and burrowed into a second Bose-Einstein
cloud.
When a laser was shined on the second cloud, the atom clump transformed
into a new pulse of light identical to the original pulse.

It was refinements to the 2001 experimental technique that extended the
time the particles maintain quantum collective behavior. This allowed
the
clump to reach the second cloud.

Pondering the applications
Transforming a light signal into a clump of atoms could be a way of
storing information. ("You could put it on the shelf for a while," Hau
said.) It could also enable a way of performing calculations in future
optical computers that employ quantum algorithms to speed through
certain
types of calculations.

But one hurdle to building a computer that calculates with light is that
it is difficult to grab onto and manipulate a quick-moving light pulse.
Performing calculations with atomic clumps would be much easier with the
result changed back into light and then sped to the next step.

"That has been a missing link," Hau said.

The advance could also find applications in quantum cryptography, which
can hide messages in codes that cannot be broken.




This idea of stamping atoms with the pattern of light, transporting them elsewhere and having the light pop out again is an interesting one. It could lead, sooner or later, to a genuine Cloak of Invisibility!! Wahey!!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 11 Feb 07 - 11:57 AM

didn't someone reserve this slot?

16061?

Your number's up!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: JennyO
Date: 11 Feb 07 - 12:05 PM

Wasn't me. I'm waiting for 16091, as long as I can keep those pesky 6's and 9's from misbehaving.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 11 Feb 07 - 12:12 PM

I think you should have that one bronzed and put it next to the street in front of your house. Thank of how many people would enjoy seeing that number as they traverse your neighborhood, lost. . .


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 11 Feb 07 - 01:34 PM

I claim 16661.

No, I was never Chief Altar Boy. I am too humble to attain to such a glorious rank.

As for stamping things on atoms, wouldn't that just cause more bickering? "That's MY atom! See, it's got my name on it!" Of course, it would make it easier to have a "Return to Sender" tag for Gluon....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 11 Feb 07 - 01:38 PM

Has anything worthwhile happened while I was gone? ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 11 Feb 07 - 01:47 PM

Define "worth" and "anything" and "gone", LH. Given your solipsistic character, it strikes me that the question is self-contradictory.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 11 Feb 07 - 02:10 PM

Please also define "Has" "happened" "while" "I" "was."

Also, please discuss your absence, which wasn't noted.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 11 Feb 07 - 02:34 PM

While your at it, define "disambiguation", "obstreperous" and "pachysandra". Then write a five-page essay on the reign of Frederick Barbarossa, being sure to include important dates.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 11 Feb 07 - 03:34 PM

Two important dates were Adela of Vohburg and Beatrice of Burgundy (by whom he had a bunch of kids). There were also some groupies in Milan, Adrianople, Aachen, Rome and other places, but they weren't really date -- just some one-night-or-faster stands.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 11 Feb 07 - 04:56 PM

Yeah, ol' Freddie probably got all he could handle. That's the kind of power guys with red beards have over women. Of course, being able to say "Do as I say or I'll have your nose chopped off!" probably expedited things a bit.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 11 Feb 07 - 05:15 PM

I would not noise that little tactic around, BWL -- you never know who might think it should be resurrected to add to their glittering armory of techniques of date-persuasion...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 11 Feb 07 - 08:54 PM

Well, MOM, Moonglow is feeling a little better now. She came home on Friday with bronchitis or the flu, we'll see how it drags out next week to see which it was (she has antibiotics for the bronchitis, but that won't touch the flu part if she has it). She wants to go back up to school this evening, so I'm headed out to take her. There went my weekend of gardening and cleaning house. Waited hand and foot on a sick kid instead. I did finish my income tax so she can apply for scholarships, and we got her FAFSA application completed tonight. So it didn't all get wasted.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 11 Feb 07 - 09:47 PM

Har! Har! I love your sense of humor, Amos. I knew you'd pick up on that angle.

My absence, Rapaire, was an attempt at emotional blackmail. I wanted to see how long it would take for the PMs to start rolling in, begging me to return.

In the end I took pity on you guys and decided to come back early and surprise you. This way you get to avoid the humiliation that begging me to return would have entailed. I've learned compassion from my years of studying William Shatner.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 11 Feb 07 - 10:28 PM

MOM! Little Hawk said That Name again!!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 11 Feb 07 - 11:44 PM

Well, Little, Hawk, you, may, have, spent, years, studying, the, Shatman, but, you, certainly, don't, talk, like, him.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 12:49 AM

No.....but I can...just....give me a moment...to get in character. (spoken with a knowing smirk)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 01:53 AM

Be sure to bare your perspiring chest while you're at it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: JennyO
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 06:24 AM

Somehow the word pictures I am getting don't seem all that appealing...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 09:54 AM

Sweaty rolls of flab over a dessicate bun, with watery sauce. Just the thing.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 10:05 AM

Please, not now, I was trying to eat.

In fact, just no generally.....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 10:17 AM

Well, Bunn, talk to Jenny about word pictures....


;>)


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 10:28 AM

Finally! A perfectly ripened papaya. Ahh...what bliss!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 10:36 AM

A most important date for M. Barbarossa/

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 11:35 AM

Interesting... Frederick Barbarossa lived from 1122 until 1190, but that painting's dated 1751. I've heard of artists taking their time to complete commissions, but 600 years is a bit excessive by anyone's standards. I hope Freddie didn't pay in advance.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 11:59 AM

Actually, Freddie got his marriage to Adela annulled by the pope on the basis on consanguinity: his g'g'g-something was a third cousin twice removed on her g'g'g'g'g'g'g-somethingelse's side.

It was really the old story: she wasn't producing any heirs, so he dropped her. She'd provided him with more lands but no kids, so out she goes! Beatrice brought him Burgundy (the Kingdom) and a bunch of other places AND gave him six kids or so.

And this story is just in time for Valentine's Day!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: JennyO
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 12:54 PM

Here is a somewhat different Valentine's Day story I found.

THE BIRDS' VALENTINE'S DAY

by Julie Silverman-Ditton

A Valentines' Day story adapted from a folktale of unknown origin.

Legend has it, that every year on Valentine's Day, Mother Nature calls all the birds together to choose their mates. This was a year like many others. Many of the older birds have already chosen their mates in the years before, but all the young birds gathered round. They were all anxious to choose a mate and fly off with their new lovebirds to build a nest.

"Mother Nature, let the choosing start!" they chirped.

But Mother Nature was holding a shy young eagle in her lap. She caressed the soft feathers. Then looking up, Mother Nature saw a fine, big eagle standing before her. His long wings spread wide, he looked like a proud and grand king. She said to the other birds. "This eagle is the greatest of birds, truly a king. Until he chooses for himself a mate, no other bird shall choose!"

The huge bird flapped his wings. He rose into the air, circled around the field and landed in front of her again. "I choose that beautiful chic in your lap."

At that the tender, young eagle hung her head. She did not reply yes or no to his request. So timid and shy, she did not dare say no to the king of birds.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: JennyO
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 12:54 PM

But then another mighty eagle cried out fiercely: "You shall not have that lovely creature! You do not really love her at all; you merely admire her looks. I truly love her! She must be mine! Mine! Mine!"

"Oh no! Not on your life!" a third great eagle screamed. "You want to possess her. I'll cherish her! I love her best of all!"

And with that those three great eagles all began to shriek. Each cried, "I'll have her! She's Mine."

The eagles screeched & argued, till the wise owl interrupted. "You'll never settle this affair by yelling!"

"That's true! We'll fight!" the eagles screamed. Before the others could stop them, they took flight, circling one another. Each trying to knock the other out of the air. One great bird struck the other with his huge bent beak.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: JennyO
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 12:55 PM

"Enough! That will be enough of that!" cried Mother Nature. She waved her arm, and the summoned birds flew down to her side, hanging their heads in shame. "Fighting doesn't solve anything. There is always another answer."

The other birds were anxious to decide the matter so that they could get on with the choosing. "Let us help!" they chirped.

So the goose took a gander at the fighting birds and said, "Let all these eagles give this girl up. Let each one choose another mate!"

But the first eagle raged "Only a goose like you would say such a thing. What bird who calls himself a gentleman would give up his true love and choose another mate?"

"Coo!" spoke the dove. "No lover should ever change his heart. Not even if she says she will not have him for her mate. He should love her still and serve her all his life!"

"Quackery!" yelled the duck. "What sense is there in that? To wait a lifetime for a girl! Get on with your life, all of you, and choose another bird."

"Cuckoo, I say, let these eagles live alone!" the cuckoo snapped. "Just let them take no mates at all."

"Live all their lives alone!" the blue jay shrieked. "Who would have thought of that save you, cuckoo?"

So now all the birds were quarrelling. And still nothing had been solved.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: JennyO
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 12:55 PM

Mother Nature cried: "Be still! Everyone has had their say but the one whose opinion counts the most. I have not asked this pretty young thing how she feels." she turned to the bird in her lap. Which of these three eagles would you have as mate? You're the one who should do the choosing, not me, and not anyone else. Which one do you choose?"

Then the pretty eagle spoke--shyly, very shyly. "Please, Mother, I am so young, I've barely begun to explore life. I want no mate at all. At least not yet. Let me wait before I choose. Next year, if any of these eagles still thinks that he loves me, then--maybe! Maybe, I'll say yes!"

"Seems there's no reason for all your fighting!" Mother Nature cried. "She will not choose until next year, if then! She will wait until she's good & ready." At that, those three big eagles all drooped their wings, sank their heads down on their breasts, and flew away.

Mother Nature turned at last to all the other birds and said, "Well it is Valentine Day a day when you should all be "love birds". It is time for each of you to choose your own mates!" And each flew off to that sweet bird he loved best.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: JennyO
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 12:55 PM

The three eagles each spent the whole year wondering who the young female would choose. They each worried so much that their heads turned gray! And one of them worried so much that all his head feathers started to fall out. Now I can't be sure which one she eventually married, but I think I know. And I think that all the kids inherited their Daddy's hairline.

And that's why we have bald eagles today!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: JennyO
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 12:55 PM

16091

As above, so below!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 01:26 PM

Congratulation, Jenny! In honor of your accomplishment we hereby dub "16091" and its ilk "Pinwheel Numbers"! Imagine sticking a pin through the "0" in "16091" and giving it a good spin. No matter what orientation it winds up in it's always going to say "16091"!

I calculate MOAB's next two Pinwheel Number to be "18081" and "19061",followed by a dearth of such until "60009" comes around. But take heart because the sixty-thousands will be loaded with them! And at current posting rates we only have ten years until post #60,000 gets here!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 01:29 PM

16191 and 18181 and 19161 already have the pin stuck in the pinwheel!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 01:43 PM

In composing my previous post, I had originally included a disclaimer clause along the lines of "I may be wrong in my calculations, what with my being an idiot and all that." and, as Mmario's post aptly demonstrates, I should've left it in.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 02:35 PM

Pinwheeling numbers bring delight,
When the days are cold as night
Take such pleasures as ye choose,
If you're easily amused.

But for tougher, braver minds,
Here's a challenge -- go, and find
In the world of numbs' rhythm
The secret, lurking algorithm,

The law that every number feels,
That will make, of some, pinwheels?

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 02:41 PM

just realized - 16891 is a pinwheel as well.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 02:52 PM

I HATE it when Internet Explorer or my keyboard buffer or whoever it is just arbitrarily drops letters out of my words, making "numbs" of "numbers" and a thousand other similar offenses.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 02:53 PM

I think it's Gluon.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 03:24 PM

I love that Gluon is or is not there
Of blame for all my errors for to share;
I take delight, reflecting now that he
Thanks to primordial dark Uncertainty
Can take the blame of all I do wrong here,
Absorb it all, and lightly disappear.
Thus he confounds my critics all, and they
Who would about me harsh upbrading make
For in his glimmering, half-decided Being,
He shows that short exisiting is far seeing!
He serves the longer trail, the greater good,
And from him, lessons take, the others should.
To know that to be half-time in the Now
Gives double breadth and width of sight, somehow!
So do not haste to put the other shoe on!
Half shod, be half-way here, like Gluon!
Think twice for every half-thought offered here!
And like a duck-dog, become twice the seer!

Rumbilicus Sunderus Anew III,
Broken Phrases from the Wholest Heart
Meagre and Degradation, ed.
Jonestown, Guiana, 1982


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Brother Crispin Fiacre, OCSO
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 04:10 PM

God bless you all, everyone!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: MMario
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 04:12 PM

tim? Tim? Is that you?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 04:42 PM

I HATE it when Internet Explorer or my keyboard buffer or whoever it is just arbitrarily drops letters out of my words, making "numbs" of "numbers" and a thousand other similar offenses.

Have you considered a) using a GOOD Internet browser instead of IE and b) using some decent machine, like a Sun or RS?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 05:15 PM

Oh, please, Mister Book Man; I use an advanced UNIX-based multi-processor machine and a liberated browser at home. This is my work machine, which I don't get to specify.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Blind DRunk in Blind River
Date: 12 Feb 07 - 05:38 PM

Please just GO flippin' AWAY! I'm beggin' you.

- Shane


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