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BS: The Mother of all BS threads

Rapparee 13 Jan 05 - 01:52 PM
Amos 13 Jan 05 - 12:30 PM
GUEST,Werner Heisenberg 13 Jan 05 - 08:55 AM
GUEST,MMom 13 Jan 05 - 08:31 AM
GUEST,MMario 13 Jan 05 - 08:21 AM
Acme 13 Jan 05 - 01:21 AM
Teresa 12 Jan 05 - 11:35 PM
Rapparee 12 Jan 05 - 11:17 PM
Amos 12 Jan 05 - 09:00 PM
Acme 12 Jan 05 - 08:54 PM
Rapparee 12 Jan 05 - 01:07 PM
GUEST,MMario 12 Jan 05 - 12:56 PM
GUEST,Brother Ignatius Pax 12 Jan 05 - 12:46 PM
Amos 12 Jan 05 - 12:37 PM
Rapparee 12 Jan 05 - 12:19 PM
Paco Rabanne 12 Jan 05 - 12:15 PM
Rapparee 12 Jan 05 - 12:13 PM
Acme 12 Jan 05 - 12:07 PM
GUEST,flamenco ted 12 Jan 05 - 11:40 AM
GUEST 12 Jan 05 - 11:27 AM
GUEST,Rapaire 12 Jan 05 - 11:24 AM
GUEST,flamenco ted 12 Jan 05 - 10:56 AM
GUEST 12 Jan 05 - 10:54 AM
GUEST 12 Jan 05 - 10:52 AM
GUEST 12 Jan 05 - 10:51 AM
GUEST,JennyO 12 Jan 05 - 10:34 AM
GUEST,Georgian Pewter Utensil 12 Jan 05 - 10:19 AM
GUEST,MMario 12 Jan 05 - 10:14 AM
GUEST,Stilly River Sage 12 Jan 05 - 10:04 AM
GUEST,Rapaire 12 Jan 05 - 09:17 AM
GUEST,JennyO 12 Jan 05 - 09:06 AM
GUEST 12 Jan 05 - 08:50 AM
JennyO 12 Jan 05 - 01:17 AM
JennyO 12 Jan 05 - 01:12 AM
Acme 12 Jan 05 - 12:34 AM
Amos 11 Jan 05 - 10:39 PM
Rapparee 11 Jan 05 - 10:10 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 11 Jan 05 - 09:47 PM
Amos 11 Jan 05 - 08:21 PM
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Little Hawk 11 Jan 05 - 06:45 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 13 Jan 05 - 01:52 PM

Yes.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 13 Jan 05 - 12:30 PM

supersymmetrization is immediate and leads to consistent conformal supergravities with M interacting gravitons.



My GAWD man!!! Do you realize what this MEANS!!!!???????

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Well?





A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Werner Heisenberg
Date: 13 Jan 05 - 08:55 AM

Rapaire: nein, nein, nein! Mein "Uncertainty Principle" does not allow it! Gravitons are just another quantum particle. I tried to tell those dumbkopfs but they never listen. Scheisskopfs.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,MMom
Date: 13 Jan 05 - 08:31 AM

Good MMorning MMario

Thankyou for lifting me up...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 13 Jan 05 - 08:21 AM

Good MMorning MMOm!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 13 Jan 05 - 01:21 AM

Teresa, do you use the accessibility options on your computer to audibly read this thread? Has this entire thing been read outloud? (Have you been arrested because of it?) I'm sure some of the stuff we dish out here is probably illegal in several English-speaking nations around the world, but we read quietly so others don't know what we're up to. Little Hawk's lips move when he reads, so he can't log on in to visit Mudcat in Science Fiction venues where HAL might see what he's saying, but that's another thread. . .

(I watched that one recently with my kids)

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Teresa
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 11:35 PM

Rappaire, I'll take your word for it. :)

SRS, as a blind person, I've had the pleasure of running into some interesting folk. :) One was a favorite author at a science-fiction convention, who offered me a guide before I was in danger of doing just that.

Teresa


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 11:17 PM

Title:        
        Conformal (super)gravities with several gravitons
Authors:        
        Boulanger, Nicolas; Henneaux, Marc; van Nieuwenhuizen, Peter
Journal:        
        eprint arXiv:hep-th/0201023
Publication Date:        
        01/2002

Abstract
We construct consistent interacting gauge theories for M conformal massless spin-2 fields ("Weyl gravitons") with the following properties: (i) in the free limit, each field fulfills the equation ${\cal B}^{\mu \nu} = 0$, where ${\cal B}^{\mu \nu}$ is the linearized Bach tensor, (ii) the interactions contain no more than four derivatives, just as the free action and (iii) the internal metric for the Weyl gravitons is not positive definite. The interacting theories are obtained by gauging appropriate non-semi-simple extensions of the conformal algebra $so(4,2)$ with commutative, associative algebras of dimension M. By writing the action in terms of squares of supercurvatures, supersymmetrization is immediate and leads to consistent conformal supergravities with M interacting gravitons.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 09:00 PM

In some quarters they say "I ran onto Rudolph last week!" Sounds a little closer to the situation in this case! :D Great story.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 08:54 PM

I am not often in the position of being able to pay for expensive tickets to anything, but received a birthday gift back in 1978 when I lived in New York City. Dad said not to use it to pay any bills or buy a lifetime supply of subway tokens. I was to do something I wouldn't otherwise be able to afford. So I bought a ticket to the gala performance of The Bartered Bride at the Metropolitan Opera. It was marvelous! $65 was a lot of money (for me, anyway!) to spend on a ticket. I sat in the Grand Tier (the first balcony above the stage).

While I'm at it, here's a bit more of the story: My roommate, Kris, decided to go with me, and she was able to get a ticket up next to god for about $15. Nearly got a nosebleed up there, she said. . . Anyway, we got as dressed up as two college kids with summer jobs could manage, and headed to the Met. We walked in, Kris in her cute little suit, I in a blouse and full-length kilt. Which I had to hike up a little when walking on stairs.

We started up toward our seats when the time was right, and as we moved up the first flight of stairs, I paused to adjust the kilt so I wouldn't step on it. Kris, not paying attention, walked into me, and I ran into the elderly man on the stairs in front of me. At that exact moment the entire lobby and mezzanine broke into applause. I turned and looked downstairs to see who they were applauding for, but everyone there was looking up. So I looked up the stairs and the balconies, only everyone was looking down. So I looked at the old man in front of me and turned as red as my kilt.

I was able to call home and tell my mother "Guess who I ran into at the opera the other day? Rudolph Bing!"

[blush]


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 01:07 PM

Actually, the total came to $99.00. When my wife called and told me the tix were about $98.00 I thought she meant each. I still wouldn't have cared. It'll be worth every dime.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 12:56 PM

it ain't that far to 5700 anyway...

5610


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Brother Ignatius Pax
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 12:46 PM

Peace children! All know that flamenco_ted's brain is rotted from the "music".


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 12:37 PM

Well, they played on the cheap for many years out of necessity before they became renowned; so it is only fair.

FT, you are a hollow-headed braggart, and coxcomb void of merit. I bite my thumb at you. You are confusing meretricious rapaciousness for agility; and they are more different than the sun and the moon.

Go to, you fox-fart.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 12:19 PM

And now...an announcement.

Whereas the coming weekend will, for me, be one of three days, honoring the late Martin Luther King on Monday, and,

Whereas my wife and I intend to journey on Saturday to Salt Lake City to look around and see what's there, and,

Whereas on Saturday THE CHIEFTAINS are playing in concert with the Salt Lake Philharmonic,

THEREFORE

You know where my wife and I will be at 8 p.m. Saturday night (even though the tickets are expen$ive).


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 12:15 PM

Complain away you muppet!! You old Yank pensioners simply aren't fast enough to bag the milestone posts yourselves! See you at 5700, this thread takes way too long to load up for me to perservere with it!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 12:13 PM

You may as well go stand upon the beach,        
And bid the main flood bate his usual height;        
You may as well use question with the wolf,        
Why he hath made the ewe bleat for the lamb;        
You may as well forbid the mountain pines        
To wag their high tops, and to make no noise        
When they are fretted with the gusts of heaven;        
You may as well do anything most hard,        
As seek to soften that?than which what's harder??        
His Flamenco head: therefore, I do beseech you,        
Make no more quibbles, use no further means;        
But with all brief and plain conveniency,        
Let us have BS plentiful and deep.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 12:07 PM

I feel compelled to complain. Flamenco ted has been darting around trying to capture the "00" posts at mudcat while contributing nothing materially to those threads. It's insulting to those of us who have done all of the heavy lifting to have this sneak sit on the sidelines and only visit when he can get some inane form of glory in a competition unrelated to the high quality BS that is performed here.

Sod off, FT, unless you have something to contribute.

IMHO.

SRS


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,flamenco ted
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 11:40 AM

Good afternoon Amos, you pompous stuffed shirt!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 11:27 AM

Crude numerical interloper with a shallow sense of BS.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Rapaire
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 11:24 AM

Well, Fl. Ted's head will never explode.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,flamenco ted
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 10:56 AM

5600!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Leadfingers, eat my shorts! I have left you in the dust again! THE highest 100th post ever, is mine!
               Flamenco, the true path!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 10:54 AM

5599


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 10:52 AM

5598


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 10:51 AM

5597


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,JennyO
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 10:34 AM

*sings*

All Australian boys need a head
A place to keep your brain in
Keep dry when it's rainin'
To stop yer pillow movin' round yer bed
Yeah all Australian boys need a head...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Georgian Pewter Utensil
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 10:19 AM

I say! That Rapaire feller certainly gives a good head, doesn't he??

G.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 10:14 AM

jaysus! if answering 3 out of the seven means you are at high risk - what the heck does seven out of seven mean?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Stilly River Sage
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 10:04 AM

Gives a new meaning to getting some head, doesn't it?

I probably shouldn't have put my name on this one. . .


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Rapaire
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 09:17 AM

A head exploded in Moscow recently and brought this terrorist weapon to our attention. We know now that terrorist could board an aircraft and use his head for a bomb by doing the Sunday NYT crossword puzzle! Today, I have directed the Transportation Safety Administration and the FAA to ban all heads on the nation's airplanes.

Nor can we let terrorists defeat this great nation by using their heads. After prolonged discussion with the National Security Agency, we have determined that there is a head gap. To protect ourselves, we must have -- we will have -- more heads than the terrorists! It will be a sacrifice for Americans, but today I call upon all of you to grow another head! Just one, but more if you can, and defeat the terrorist head bomb threat! My administration will pour whatever resources and money it takes into our now "Get A Head, America!" initiative, and we will do this without raising taxes. Remember -- get a head and defeat terrorism. For America. For your future and your children's future.

I thank you, and good night.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,JennyO
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 09:06 AM

What was that you said, Amos? You'll have to speak up. I can't hear because of this awful humming noise in my head....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 08:50 AM

This is very unsettling news, Jenny. I need some ice cream. I am not going to allow my skull to explode, spraying my office with bits of brain and blood. Good help is too hard to find these days. Just thinking about it makes my head hurt. This is terrible.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: JennyO
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 01:17 AM

Note the synchronicity of the timing on the previous post -

Date 1-12 Time 1-12

But what does it all mean..........


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: JennyO
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 01:12 AM

Here is some food for thought on Spontaneous Combustion - if you dare to think at all after reading this!!!

                               Spontaneous Combustion

Weekly World News - MOSCOW

Doctors are blaming a rare electrical imbalance in the brain for the bizarre death of a chess player whose head literally exploded in the middle of a championship game!

No one else was hurt in the fatal explosion but four players and three officials at the Moscow Candidate Masters' Chess Championships were sprayed with blood and brain matter when Nikolai Titov's head suddenly blew apart. Experts say he suffered from a condition called Hyper-Cerebral Electrosis or HCE.

"He was deep in concentration with his eyes focused on the board," says Titov's opponent, Vladimir Dobrynin. "All of a sudden his hands flew to his temples and he screamed in pain. Everyone looked up from their games, startled by the noise. Then, as if someone had put a bomb in his cranium, his head popped like a firecracker."

Incredibly, Titiov's is not the first case in which a person's head has spontaneously exploded. Five people are known to have died of HCE in the last 25 years. The most recent death occurred just three years ago in 1991, when European psychic Barbara Nicole's skull burst. Miss Nicole's story was reported by newspapers worldwide, including WWN. "HCE is an extremely rare physical imbalance," said Dr. Anatoly Martinenko, famed neurologist and expert on the human brain who did the autopsy on the brilliant chess expert. "It is a condition in which the circuits of the brain become overloaded by the body's own electricity. The explosions happen during periods of intense mental activity when lots of current is surging through the brain. Victims are highly intelligent people with great powers of concentration. Both Miss Nicole and Mr. Titov were intense people who tended to keep those cerebral circuits overloaded. In a way it could be said they were literally too smart for their own good."

Although Dr. Martinenko says there are probably many undiagnosed cases, he hastens to add that very few people will die from HCE. "Most people who have it will never know. At this point, medical science still doesn't know much about HCE. And since fatalities are so rare it will probably be years before research money becomes available."

In the meantime, the doctor urges people to take it easy and not think too hard for long periods of time. "Take frequent relaxation breaks when you're doing things that take lots of mental focus," he recommends.

(As a public service, Weekly World News added a sidebar titled HOW TO TELL IF YOUR HEAD'S ABOUT TO BLOW UP:)

Although HCE is very rare, it can kill. Dr. Martinenko says knowing you have the condition can greatly improve your odds of surviving it. A "yes" answer to any three of the following seven questions could mean that you have HCE:

1. Does your head sometimes ache when you think too hard? (Head pain can indicate overloaded brain circuits.)

2. Do you ever hear a faint ringing or humming sound in your ears? (It could be the sound of electricity in the skull cavity.)

3. Do you sometimes find yourself unable to get a thought out of your head? (This is a possible sign of too much electrical activity in the cerebral cortex.)

4. Do you spend more than five hours a day reading, balancing your checkbook, or other thoughtful activity? (A common symptom of HCE is a tendency to over-use the brain.)

5. When you get angry or frustrated do you feel pressure in your temples? (Friends of people who died of HCE say the victims often complained of head pressure in times of strong emotion.)

6. Do you ever overeat on ice cream, doughnuts and other sweets? (A craving for sugar is typical of people with too much electrical pressure in the cranium.)

7. Do you tend to analyze yourself too much? (HCE sufferers are often introspective, "over-thinking" their lives.)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 12 Jan 05 - 12:34 AM

Naw--that would be Ma Kettle on this thread, you silly!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 11 Jan 05 - 10:39 PM

WOW!! Talk about the pothole calling the blackhole "Pa Kettle" or whatever...


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 11 Jan 05 - 10:10 PM

Warning is herewith given! The Comet Macholz is in the skies! See what it did to this spy satellite! The End is beginning! Repent or you'll be sorry later!



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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 11 Jan 05 - 09:47 PM

Greetings, ya'll.

Somewhere it is written that the end of one year and/or the beginning of the next shall, for me, be accompanied by the failure of at least one major mechanical or electronic device. In 2003/2004, both the pump to our water well and my wife's car died. For 2004/2005 it has been the washing machine and the computer. But, courtesy of my step-daughter, I'm now toodling along on this iMac and courtesy of a techie friend my PC has been fixed for the mere cost of a new hard-drive so I now have two working computers. Now I've just gotta go get a new washin' machine.

Anyway, gonna catch up on summa whut's been goin' on around here. Catch ya later.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 11 Jan 05 - 08:21 PM

Frieyends and nayibors, we have seen the Birth of a Cult before our very eyes!! An Over Unity Energy Source variant cult, an intersection of Geller, Hubbard, and Brown which as it expands will convince thousands in the reality of Little Hawk's reversal of Entropy by applying age old aphorisms, including the pot calling the kettle black.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 11 Jan 05 - 08:10 PM

Interesting. There is nothing in that old statement/question that says that the pot has to be on or near a heat source. I will therefore assume that the pot LH was watched experienced a violation of the Second Law of Thermodynamics by spontaneously heating itself to the point where it melted.

This is a first, a genuine first! The Second Law of Thermodynamics is not, therefore, a law! Entropy decreased, actually decreased! It is possible that, because of this, we can have perpetual motion! The possibilities are endless and to an extent frightening.

If LH would be so kind to write this up as an article for a juried journal he could, possibly, win the Nobel Prize and the money that goes with it.

Holy Snowboarding Christ, it means free energy!! And free energy means the end of OPEC and all that -- and the President of the USA is an oilman! The world as we know it will be changed, changed utterly.

A terrible beauty is born.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 11 Jan 05 - 06:45 PM

You need counseling, Stilly. I am a friend, and I am telling you...get help now! :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 11 Jan 05 - 06:43 PM

Considering that the house burned down from the fire started when the empty pan melted on the shorted-out shell of a stove top, he's lucky he saw anything. Boiling was only acheived when the structure's flames were so hot that the metal began to bubble. Seems no one explained to Little Hawk the concept that the contents of the pot, not the pot itself, should boil.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 11 Jan 05 - 05:44 PM

Yes. I watched one for 17 hours once, and it finally did. It was quite an ordeal, and hardly worth the results.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 11 Jan 05 - 04:59 PM

Time? Or duration? Within a relativistic universe, such as we have, it makes a difference. Time becomes, for example, the "fourth dimension" ("The airplane blew up 643 miles west of Chicago, 238 miles north of Kansas City, 30,000 feet up, at 8:12 a.m. today"). Given the time differentials inherent in Einstein's Theory, you should also make allowances for the various speeds involved. Duration, of course, is not time. Is duration affected by the speed of light considerations of Einstein's Theory? Does duration "speed up" with acceleration, while maintaining a "steady" rate on the control object? Does a watched pot EVER boil?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 11 Jan 05 - 04:01 PM

Give that boy a Roads scholarship. I am so disappointed I misestimated the time. Darn.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 11 Jan 05 - 03:06 PM

I'm two hours earlier. I am a true middle-of-the roady.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 11 Jan 05 - 02:33 PM

Amos, I'm an hour earlier than Mudcat time. You're three hours earlier. The day we catch up, the earth will have been squashed flat in the path of an inter-galactic motorway.

Do you have your towel ready?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 11 Jan 05 - 02:14 PM

Oooo--did I make it????


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 11 Jan 05 - 01:08 PM

How very lucky!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 11 Jan 05 - 01:03 PM

No. Matter of fact, I don't think I have yet had a dream with Shatner in it...

Gad! That's disturbing. Something is seriously wrong here.


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