1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:49 pm UTC

Neil_Boekend wrote:
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Dracomax wrote:
Flotter wrote:They sure like the word "neat". Neat river, neat tree, neat mountains and now a neat pricklymolp. I wonder what the next neat thing will be.

Whiskey?


Yes, please! *holds out glass*

Tumbler or nosing and tasting?


Nosing and tasting. And TimeLurker, if that single malt is Glennfiddich, you and I are going to be good friends :mrgreen:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby tinosoph » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:51 pm UTC

TimeLurker wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
Flotter wrote:They sure like the word "neat". Neat river, neat tree, neat mountains and now a neat pricklymolp. I wonder what the next neat thing will be.

Whiskey?

Yes, just what the OTT needs. We need to loosen up around here a little me thinks.
*brings out a single malt scotch to add to the problem supply*


Finally something that makes sense. I add a Veterano.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:52 pm UTC

TimeLurker wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
Flotter wrote:They sure like the word "neat". Neat river, neat tree, neat mountains and now a neat pricklymolp. I wonder what the next neat thing will be.

Whiskey?

Yes, just what the OTT needs. We need to loosen up around here a little me thinks.
*brings out a single malt scotch to add to the problem supply*

*Brings out a bottle of 10 year old Ardberg.*
Anyone into a smack in the tastebuds with oak?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TimeLurker » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:54 pm UTC

*rubs hand together*
Yes, yes, this is indeed a good time to be a Time waiter.
*samples some of what has been brought*
Ahhh, cheers everyone, and may It be well waited for.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:55 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:I chose the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Yes it has. Thank you all for making my travels through Time, both past and present, totally worth the Wait.
Very touching. And reciprocal too - look at all the difference your Blitz has made in all of us here. :)

charlie_grumbles wrote:But I'll make the bold claim that Atoms don't "exist". Neither do quarks and muons and all the rest.
What meaning of the word "exist" do you have in mind, that would have atoms not exist, and that would have the set of things that exist not be null (and thus make the word "exist" essentially (and existentially?)useless)?

charlie_grumbles wrote:We domesticate dogs. Dogs domesticate us.
Nah. Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.

Neil_Boekend wrote:*Brings out a bottle of 10 year old Ardberg.*
You do pretty well for an dead person!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cellocgw » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:55 pm UTC

Wildhound wrote:I think that the real question here, and the only one that we should care about, is "What's going on back at the sandcastles?"

That's like asking whatever happened to Rickon, or to The Imp's first wife. We'll never know.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby cellocgw » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:57 pm UTC

k.bookbinder wrote:
Neil_Boekend wrote:
k.bookbinder wrote:
Dracomax wrote:
Flotter wrote:They sure like the word "neat". Neat river, neat tree, neat mountains and now a neat pricklymolp. I wonder what the next neat thing will be.

Whiskey?


Yes, please! *holds out glass*

Tumbler or nosing and tasting?


Nosing and tasting. And TimeLurker, if that single malt is Glennfiddich, you and I are going to be good friends :mrgreen:

I'll go for some of that 25-year Lagavulin you're hiding behind the cakes, thanks!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mikro2nd » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:58 pm UTC

Dracomax wrote:only CUegan and possibly Blitzgirl get their whiskey "neat"

As long as I can get mine Peaty :wink:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby tinosoph » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:01 pm UTC

Okay, we need a drinking game. I suggest we scroll through the OTC and drink at certain words. Mine's "neat".
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Prosthetic_Lips » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:02 pm UTC

higgs-boson wrote:<snip'd>

So the difference between man and woman is a mere "ly".
So much for this Mars-&-Venus gibberish.


No, the difference between man and woman is "wo" -- or, to put it in a story form:

In Biblical times, God presented everything to man to name. After all the animals, God created woman, and showed her to man. His response?

Woah! Man ...


And that is why we call a woman a "woah-man".

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TimeLurker » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:02 pm UTC

tinosoph wrote:Okay, we need a drinking game. I suggest we'll scroll through the OTC and drink at certain words. Mine's "neat".

I'll take "Yeah"
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:03 pm UTC

ucim wrote:
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BlitzGirl wrote:I chose the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Yes it has. Thank you all for making my travels through Time, both past and present, totally worth the Wait.
Very touching. And reciprocal too - look at all the difference your Blitz has made in all of us here. :)

charlie_grumbles wrote:But I'll make the bold claim that Atoms don't "exist". Neither do quarks and muons and all the rest.
What meaning of the word "exist" do you have in mind, that would have atoms not exist, and that would have the set of things that exist not be null (and thus make the word "exist" essentially (and existentially?)useless)?

charlie_grumbles wrote:We domesticate dogs. Dogs domesticate us.
Nah. Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.

Neil_Boekend wrote:*Brings out a bottle of 10 year old Ardberg.*
You do pretty well for an dead person!

Jose

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Qalyar » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:03 pm UTC

I'm not sure we can assume that's a hedgehog. It might be a tenrec. The greater hedgehog tenrec (Setifer setosus)and the lesser hedgehog tenrec (Echinops telfairi) both look, well, quite a bit like hedgehogs, hence their name. The former is widely distributed in Madagascar, and the latter (which looks very hedgehoggy, in my opinion) is found in roughly the appropriate region of Cassinite Madagascar.1

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:06 pm UTC

tinosoph wrote:Okay, we need a drinking game. I suggest we scroll through the OTC and drink at certain words. Mine's "neat".
Pity the Blitzers - expecially those in the high speed lane!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mikro2nd » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:08 pm UTC

tinosoph wrote:Okay, we need a drinking game. I suggest we scroll through the OTC and drink at certain words. Mine's "neat".

Can I get ONG?

Oh wait. You said the OTC, not the OTT. Bugger.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:10 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TimeLurker » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:12 pm UTC

Wow, I count 7 posts between ONGtime and NewPixBot posting. I think we may have gotten a little too distracted with our drinking.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby rvloon » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:15 pm UTC

TimeLurker wrote:Wow, I count 7 posts between ONGtime and NewPixBot posting. I think we may have gotten a little too distracted with our drinking.


Well, you do one little filk containing drink and notrovia and it's apparently off to the races.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:16 pm UTC

TimeLurker wrote:Wow, I count 7 posts between ONGtime and NewPixBot posting. I think we may have gotten a little too distracted with our drinking.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ergman » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:18 pm UTC

*sneaks a sip from a variety of people's glasses while they aren't looking*

From now on I will refer to the molpypine as a pricklpy, just like the great Cuegan. For some reason I doubt they have assuaged the pricklpy11's fears.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby tinosoph » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:19 pm UTC

TimeLurker wrote:Wow, I count 7 posts between ONGtime and NewPixBot posting. I think we may have gotten a little too distracted with our drinking.


We're not distracted, we're focused. On drinking, that is.
Weee, she said 'neat' again! *sip*
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Zorin_75 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:26 pm UTC

charlie_grumbles wrote:Riff on
Dogs
I've never spent much time around dogs. I had a friend, though, who always kept an Irish Setter or two about the place to rearrange fragile items with their tails and hind quarters. I gather from my experience that they don't approve much of humans.

Well, having grown up with dogs I must say that sounds like it's coming from a cat person ;)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby k.bookbinder » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:27 pm UTC

tinosoph wrote:Okay, we need a drinking game. I suggest we scroll through the OTC and drink at certain words. Mine's "neat".


Mine 's "time" *hiccup*

I f'ink I needs ta lie downabit...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Earthling on Mars » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:27 pm UTC

- blindposting from page 835 -

First the poor pokeymolpy is being threatened ...

Flotter wrote:If only they brought some of that wood they found earlier, they could've eaten something besides berries :P


Neil_Boekend wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Wood? But that's not very tasty...

...oh. Oh no. Not the pokeymolp! Image


Shuss BlitzGirl. Pokeymolps aren't tasty, and prickly to boot. They'll find some taters to cook on a campfire soon.


And geekwagon isn't working:

http://geekwagon.net/projects/xkcd1190/ wrote:Oh noes, something has gone wrong!


And then I look down at Neil_Boekend's signature and see this:

Neil_Boekend wrote:Deceased on NP 836. May he rest in pieces.
Gone to meet his Maker. Kicked the bucket. His metabolic processes are history, 'e's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisibile. This is an ex-Neil
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TimeLurker » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:30 pm UTC

Earthling on Mars wrote:- blindposting from page 835 -

Spoiler:
First the poor pokeymolpy is being threatened ...

Flotter wrote:If only they brought some of that wood they found earlier, they could've eaten something besides berries :P


Neil_Boekend wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Wood? But that's not very tasty...

...oh. Oh no. Not the pokeymolp! Image


Shuss BlitzGirl. Pokeymolps aren't tasty, and prickly to boot. They'll find some taters to cook on a campfire soon.


And geekwagon isn't working:

http://geekwagon.net/projects/xkcd1190/ wrote:Oh noes, something has gone wrong!


And then I look down at Neil_Boekend's signature and see this:

Neil_Boekend wrote:Deceased on NP 836. May he rest in pieces.
Gone to meet his Maker. Kicked the bucket. His metabolic processes are history, 'e's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisibile. This is an ex-Neil
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What is happening! Is Time falling apart? Image
Must... resist... skipping...

Not quite falling apart no, but some of us are currently in a sort of drunken stuper.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby tinosoph » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:31 pm UTC

TimeLurker wrote:
Earthling on Mars wrote:- blindposting from page 835 -

Spoiler:
First the poor pokeymolpy is being threatened ...

Flotter wrote:If only they brought some of that wood they found earlier, they could've eaten something besides berries :P


Neil_Boekend wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Wood? But that's not very tasty...

...oh. Oh no. Not the pokeymolp! Image


Shuss BlitzGirl. Pokeymolps aren't tasty, and prickly to boot. They'll find some taters to cook on a campfire soon.


And geekwagon isn't working:

http://geekwagon.net/projects/xkcd1190/ wrote:Oh noes, something has gone wrong!


And then I look down at Neil_Boekend's signature and see this:

Neil_Boekend wrote:Deceased on NP 836. May he rest in pieces.
Gone to meet his Maker. Kicked the bucket. His metabolic processes are history, 'e's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisibile. This is an ex-Neil
Available in the Department of Post-mortem communications.
What is happening! Is Time falling apart? Image
Must... resist... skipping...

Not quite falling apart no, but some of us are currently in a sort of drunken stuper.


You or any of you said 'neat'! *sip*
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Valarya » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:35 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:
Wildhound wrote:I think that the real question here, and the only one that we should care about, is "What's going on back at the sandcastles?"

That's like asking whatever happened to Rickon, or to The Imp's first wife. We'll never know.

Or wondering if Dany will ever make it to Westeros.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Dracomax » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:36 pm UTC

Hmm.....Should I break this little drinking game, or let it continue....

If you want to get plastered, I guess, unspoiler this...
Spoiler:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:38 pm UTC

ucim wrote:
tinosoph wrote:Okay, we need a drinking game. I suggest we scroll through the OTC and drink at certain words. Mine's "neat".
Pity the Blitzers - especially those in the high speed lane!
mikro2nd wrote:Oh wait. You said the OTC, not the OTT. Bugger.
I made the same mistake too. I wonder whether that means I need professional help!

Dracomax wrote:If you want to get plastered, I guess, unspoiler this...
Spoiler:
||:neat:||
Does that mean I can't have it on ice? Macht Nichts, I'm not a whiskey (or whisky) fan. I'll join Valarya with some Cabernet Franc.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby tinosoph » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:41 pm UTC

Dracomax wrote:Hmm.....Should I break this little drinking game, or let it continue....

If you want to get plastered, I guess, unspoiler this...
Spoiler:
Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby tinosoph » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:45 pm UTC

ucim wrote:
ucim wrote:
tinosoph wrote:Okay, we need a drinking game. I suggest we scroll through the OTC and drink at certain words. Mine's "neat".
Pity the Blitzers - expecially those in the high speed lane!
mikro2nd wrote:Oh wait. You said the OTC, not the OTT. Bugger.
I made the same mistake too. I wonder whether that means I need professional help!

Dracomax wrote:If you want to get plastered, I guess, unspoiler this...
Spoiler:
||:neat:||
Does that mean I can't have it on ice? Macht Nichts, I'm not a whiskey (or whisky) fan. I'll join Valayra with some Cabernet Franc.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TimeLurker » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:47 pm UTC

tinosoph wrote:
Dracomax wrote:Hmm.....Should I break this little drinking game, or let it continue....

If you want to get plastered, I guess, unspoiler this...
Spoiler:
Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat


Wrzlprmpft.

Wonderful, now that we're drinking I can't tell if the strange words are OTT standards I forgot, Klingon, some anagram type thing, acronym, or just slurred words. Oh the humanity.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Qalyar » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:49 pm UTC

TimeLurker wrote:
tinosoph wrote:
Dracomax wrote:Hmm.....Should I break this little drinking game, or let it continue....

If you want to get plastered, I guess, unspoiler this...
Spoiler:
Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat


Wrzlprmpft.

Wonderful, now that we're drinking I can't tell if the strange words are OTT standards I forgot, Klingon, some anagram type thing, acronym, or just slurred words. Oh the humanity.


Slurred anagrams of Klingon acronyms, clearly.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ergman » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:50 pm UTC

Dracomax wrote:Hmm.....Should I break this little drinking game, or let it continue....

If you want to get plastered, I guess, unspoiler this...
Spoiler:
Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:50 pm UTC

Looks like you all need some semencancercoffebaconbabiesonice to sober y'all up.

Did we agree on y'all as plural?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby moody7277 » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:53 pm UTC

Little late on this; just got out of coma.

SBN wrote:
jovialbard wrote:Yay, my nonsensical rant provoked disucssion!

jovialbard used nonsensical rant. It's super effective.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby tinosoph » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:54 pm UTC

TimeLurker wrote:
tinosoph wrote:
Dracomax wrote:Hmm.....Should I break this little drinking game, or let it continue....

If you want to get plastered, I guess, unspoiler this...
Spoiler:
Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat Neat


Wrzlprmpft.

Wonderful, now that we're drinking I can't tell if the strange words are OTT standards I forgot, Klingon, some anagram type thing, acronym, or just slurred words. Oh the humanity.


That one's actually a common mispronounciation of Wrdl Wrdlbrmpfd, a character created by German comedian Karl Valentin in the 1920s. You're welcome!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Wildhound » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:54 pm UTC

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Wildhound wrote:I think that the real question here, and the only one that we should care about, is "What's going on back at the sandcastles?"

That's like asking whatever happened to Rickon, or to The Imp's first wife. We'll never know.

Or wondering if Dany will ever make it to Westeros.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby TimeLurker » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:55 pm UTC

taixzo wrote:Looks like you all need some semencancercoffebaconbabiesonice to sober y'all up.

Did we agree on y'all as plural?

I missed the discussion on that, but here's my 2 cents. y'all is short for "you all" so it's plurality depends on the number of people you are talking to. If you want to make sure you are understood as talking to multiples you would say "all y'all".
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Ray Kremer » Thu Jun 13, 2013 2:56 pm UTC

ergman wrote:Mmm. Everything is relatedive. For example: every way we have of giving directions becomes arbitrary at a certain point. Left and right are relative to the direction you're looking, north south east and west are planet specific, as are up and down. Is there some universal three dimensional grid of dimensions that people use to chart space, or is that relative too at some point?

Quite so. Even assuming universal agreement on three perpendicular axes, the location of the origin, the distance that each unit (amount of "one") equals, and the direction of the first axis are completely arbitrary. After that the direction of the second axis is partially confined but you still have a 360° range to choose from, and two choices for the third axis. Einstein also reminds us that all frames of reference are relative, so this is actually a very important tenet of science.

Eternal Density wrote:Interestingly, while cryptography (i.e. hiding information in a form that only specifically limited agents are able to obtain it) doesn't exist in nature, coded information systems do exist throughout all life, to the point that they are a sign either of life or the products of living beings.

Indeed, because sometimes "code" just means you've written something down for you or someone else to read later and doesn't always imply that you've applied an obfuscation method that must be reversed by the reader.

charlie_grumbles wrote:I don't think mathematicians think like that. Mathematics isn't (in our view) inherent in anything except the human mind. We "see" order in the universe, but it is an order imposed by how we think of it, not, precisely speaking, how it is.

Math is "pure mind stuff" (I think I'm quoting a badly remembered source here).

I'm pretty sure that physicists feel the same way. Physical theories aren't inherent in nature, but explanations of nature imposed by the way we choose to think. Both mathematicians and physicists build models of things and we have a bias for simple models (Occam's Razor). So, we say the earth follows an elliptical path around the sun, but that is far from accurate. It is just an approximation. The reality is that there is lots of wobble.

So, I think you have the understanding of the relationship between math and the universe just backwards; not an uncommon view. It isn't that there is math in the universe. It is that, in math (and somewhat differently in physics) we build models that help us understand, in a simple way, the complexity of the universe. But the math is in us.

I think I'm on pretty solid ground above, so I'm going to speculate a bit here. I've gotten some push-back on the following in the past, and physics is not my main study. But I'll make the bold claim that Atoms don't "exist". Neither do quarks and muons and all the rest. Those are just explanations, thought up by smart people to try to explain the complexity of the small. They are a mental model from which we can predict phenomena pretty accurately (not exactly). The reality is more complex than the model. Physicists, however, speak of quarks as if they "exist", but I think that really what they mean is that there are some phenomena that are "well explained" by the idea of quarks.

So, in this view (my story, and I'm stickin' to it), the universe isn't "built up" from small things like quarks. It just IS. We use quarks as a way to get a simple (hmmm) way to think about that complexity. Neither does it embody mathematical principles. People think those up themselves. But math is also used to build "sensible" models (i.e. predictive models) of how it all hangs together.

Again, I'm mostly speaking off the cuff and we're not really in disagreement on things, I think.

Elliptical orbits are there because they work. Planets don't decide to move in an elliptical path rather than a circular one, and they don't sit down with a calculator and run the figures, they just settle into a path that keeps them around the sun or they fly off into space. It's quite mathematical (though as you say, not with 100% precision) because there's a definite consistency there, but the formulas describing it exist because humans were curious and wanted to know why.

As far as the difference between the theory and reality, especially on the atomic scale, yes, the purpose of science is to describe and predict within a desired amount of precision and on a particular scale. Newtonian physics describes things wonderfully at a macroscopic level but disintegrates on the atomic scale. But what about the reverse? If all movement of particles can be alternately described as waves, does a thrown baseball have a waveform? The answer is yes, but it's so damn small compared to the baseball as a whole that it's not worth bothering with.

If you look at the history of knowledge about the atomic and sub-atomic scale, each new theory explained things that were known at the time. As we get better at investigating the quantum world, we find new things that existing theory doesn't fit, and so we refine the theory in a way that includes the new things but doesn't change the way that the older model fit with all the things we knew about before.

It's kind of like this comic http://www.xkcd.com/435/ again. If you are looking at behavioral mannerism you don't spend a lot of time thinking about how cells work. If you are looking at cells you don't spend a lot of time thinking about how atoms and molecules work. If you are looking at atoms and molecules you don't spend a lot of time thinking about how quarks work. And if you are looking at behavioral mannerisms you certainly never spend time thinking about quarks. It's all down there, or rather something that roughly corresponds to the descriptive theory is down there, but each theory is suited to the thing it's describing on the appropriate scale.

k.bookbinder wrote:
SBN wrote:I've got some domesticated wolpies here that very much understand hours. I must arise each day at 6:00 am. Breakfast is to be served precisely at 8:30 am, and dinner exactly at 5:00 pm. Bedtime is 10:00 pm. Any deviations from these times are met with severe disapproval, and the occasional paw-smack. They do not appear to understand days of the week, though, so this schedule is adhered to even on the weekends. The humans in the household do not have anywhere near the regularity the dogs have. (Other than that enforced by the dogs.)


My meowlpies seem to understand time as well, though I am not sure how. They get off track during time changes (well, so do I), so instead of trying to get me up at 6:25 a.m., they were trying to get me up at 5:25 a.m. But then they seemed to figure it out when, despite their efforts, I refused to get up to feed them and they would not hear my alarm for another hour. By the way, their attempts to wake me up are consistently 10 to 5 minutes before my alarm goes off, so I know they are not basing their actions on my alarm. Also, it is a similar ritual at night. They start to gather around at 11:50 p.m. because they know that I will be feeding them at midnight. Again, during time changes, it takes them a week or two to adjust, but they do finally get it. Their schedule, like my own, revolves around specific hours of the day, and not just external cues that I may be providing.

How interesting! They must have very accurate circadian rhythms. Although this is somewhat Pavlovian, they only expect to be fed at a certain time because they learned that food would be given to them at a certain time. If these were not domesticated animals they would not have that luxury. I wonder if zoo animals, despite being not very far removed from the wild as a species, can develop a similar sense of when "feeding time" will be.

And yes, your cats getting you up are basing their actions on your alarm, but in anticipation of it rather than reaction to it. That's why the daylight savings change throws them off but then they are able to readjust.

Edit: spelling error fixed
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