1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Sustainabilizer » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:08 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:11 pm UTC

Sustainabilizer wrote:I guess that b and kxa now would have use for a steam bottle.

Ugh.
Wait on.

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Re: 1190: Time for Physics – phys-0058

Postby rezilibaniatsuS » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:00 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:02 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby svenman » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:51 pm UTC

New phys frame:
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Wait for it.

Obviously quantum mechanics (represented by a Feynman diagram) and general relativity. The sketch at the bottom left stands for Newtonian gravity, I suppose, but I don't recognize the one above it.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby moody7277 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:21 am UTC

svenman wrote:Obviously quantum mechanics (represented by a Feynman diagram) and general relativity. The sketch at the bottom left stands for Newtonian gravity, I suppose, but I don't recognize the one above it.


That one is a representation of electron orbitals, one with a high magnetic number because of all the lobes.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:38 am UTC

Wait on.

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Kieryn wrote:They have a culture involving hat wearing. What kind of a collective would come up with such a thing!?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby balthasar_s » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:37 pm UTC

So the decree topic of the page is tools.

Does a bike count as a tool?
If I use it as something that allows me to go to FFS or shopping.

I modified one of the bikes for my needs.
Now it also has a box above the front wheel. So there are two now:
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Very useful if I have to go shopping and buy things.

I also had to relocate the front lamp (and the redundalamp) and the red switch which turns on the lights:
Spoiler:
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Redundant
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btool3.jpg
btool2.jpg
btool1.jpg


ETA: And just now I have damaged it when I tried to fix one thing in it.
Spoiler:
It still had one problem left.
The handlebar was getting a little bit loose. very little but such thing should be corrected anyway.
There is a very long vertical screw holding the handlebar in place.
Obviously, all I had to do in such situation is to tighten the screw a little.
But I couldn't.
I could rotate it clockwise forever and nothing changed.
So most likely the thread is damaged and the screw is rotating in place.
Ok, so I have to fix this.
I can either do this myself or have someone do it.
I always choose to fix all by myself and only if I'm not able to do it I bring the bike to repair.
But this time that was a wrong choice.
At home I tried to unscrew it to pull out the handlebar and see what it looks like.
But it uscrewed only a little bit and then stopped. Then again I could unscrew forever and nothing changed.
The handlebar became completely loose so I could even make a full rotation independent of the wheel.
But I could still not pull it out.
The bottom element at the end of the screw got stuck.
maybe mechanically, maybe because of some rust, I don't know.
When I'm rotating the handlebar the screw is not moving with it.
After I saw that I failed I decided to bring it back to the initial state and bring the bike to service.
I know one place where they are very good at solving problems with older bikes.
But I couldn't.
No matter how much I rotated the screw nothing was changing.
So I not only couldn't pull it out but also couldn't put it back.

I also tried a spray to maybe make it unstuck and also tried to use a hammer to make it move downwards to pull it out afterwards but no effect.

Now the bike is not rideable any more because of the completely loose handlebar.
And also I can't take the bike to service because I'm not able to bring it there any more.
Previously I could just go there by bike and leave it there and return by bus.
But I can't go there on this bike because it is not rideable any more.
And I will not go there on foot with the bike because that's a bit far...

I shouldn't have tried to do this but I always want to try it by myself and learn something...


ETA2:
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Wait for it.
Observing and thinking are the best! :)
So he will tell us a tale now?
An aristotale?

What will we learn from it?

Looks like we'll have to
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Re: 1190: "Time on the Moon Without Food"

Postby SilentTimer » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:01 pm UTC

ONG THE LEFT ...
Go find some food
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The quest to find food has begun.
You start walking forward and looking around.
There is a door on the left.

What might be behind that door?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:25 am UTC

Wait on.

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Kieryn wrote:They have a culture involving hat wearing. What kind of a collective would come up with such a thing!?
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Re: 1190: "Time for a dip trip"

Postby Eternal Density » Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:45 pm UTC

Yesterdip was an exciting and molpish dip.
I meant to write and post this a dip ago but there was a reason I couldn't.

It started out with family members gifting me presents.
Some presented me with gifts.

Later in the morning (later than planned, haha) we travelled by rolling castle by a few shortpix to the ocean.
The ocean is like unto the sea, but moreso.

On arrival at the beach, we ate pies and sausage rolls for lunch, which we purchased at a bakery at the halfway point of the trip.
After eating we spent a shortpix or so getting organised before actually getting onto the sand and into the ocean.

We did have fun in the ocean but I would have preferred for the waves to be less riverish.
It was plenty warm though, and sun protection was a must.

After taking a break from the water - I listened to an audiobook for a while - we warmed up by playing a ball game.
It's called Grip Ball, and uses a ball and paddles covered in Velcro.

I had forgotten we had that game as I had not played it in many years.
It's a relic from my childhood.

After a little more time in the ocean trying to catch waves which were too riverish to be caught (but I enjoyed it anyway) we cleaned ourselves of sand and salt and changed into regular clothes.
By the time we were done it was late enough for dinner.

We drove back to a more populated area and found a fish and chips shop.
While we waited for our order, some family members went to a nearby supermarket for salad and tubs of ice-cream.

We ate at tables outside the shop, under large square umbrellas.
The fried freshly-caught fish were really good!

It was a really interesting atmosphere: not dark yet, and with a thunderstorm moving closer, with many flashes of lightning.
After a much closer lightning strike I knew the rain would hit soon, which it did.

We quickly fled back into the shop from the heavy rain, with the few remaining uneaten chips and the icecream tubs.
We were prepared for icecream consumption, having brought our own mugs and spoons, which we call the "ice-cream kit".

Once we were done enjoying the food we returned to our vehicle, looking in some interesting stores on the way.
Fortunately the rain had desisted.

The thunderstorm followed us all the way home.
It was really quite impressive and a little scary sometimes.

My mum suggested I think of and share memories from each year of my life.
It was a great idea and much storytelling ensued, though I only did up to age 11.

When we got home I decided to grab the first shower.
Just when I had finished rinsing my hair, the huge thunderstorm knocked out the power.

The power was out for nearly 11 hours.
Fortunately we have a petrol powered generated which we can use to run the essentials.

All in all it was a very molpish and memorable dip.
And I mean 'dip' both OTTishly and literally :P
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Thanks for the feedback. I'll have a look at my which/that usage.
I've already made a fair number of edits to those chapters already :P
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:13 pm UTC

Now I really want to assemble my own ice cream kit, in case of emergency ice cream.

Today, in my house, it is Christmas Eve. Because it is. TGW and her favorite people are on their way, and tomorrow we will open presents, and have Christmas dinner and play games. Sunday we'll go to GHWFP's FFS* and attempt to escape. (Because last time we went there the room went Zanclean just before we were to start, so we couldn't do that one.)

My hunt for a new WFFS continues, not entirely molpishly. I do have an official *nd date at my current WFFS. And one coworker has already arranged a new FFS, so her date is sooner than the rest of us. (Seems to be a good thing for her, at least.)

*In her case it seems to be a Fun Funding Source.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby rl24free » Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:01 pm UTC

[quote="rhomboidal"]

Title Text: Wait for it.

I have no patience for entropy.

[The eternal journey continues even after the end of Time, since it seems like the essential idea of this epic comic of comics is that while time might appear to be a strictly linear phenomenon, its manifestation as life is actually a profoundly open, richly holistic, poly-temporal inter-creative experience with as many entry points, narratives, and interpretations as there are participants in it. The ever-flowing moment of the present is in fact a portal to all times -- a mysterious window which invites us to simultaneously invent the world as we explore it. While we personally might have different beginnings, adventures, and inevitable endings, together our searching individual journeys map the living landscape of our boundless humanity and reality.

Also, castle silhouettes look crazy cool. (And I wonder what thermodynamics says about Time having a sequel...?)


I don't understand it properly, I've been looking for hours but there's nothing happening in the photo.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:51 pm UTC

rl24free wrote:I don't understand it properly, I've been looking for hours but there's nothing happening in the photo.
It's because of timey-wimey stuff.

First, welcome! You have entered a community of molpishness; do stay a while and join in! Shortly there will be somemolpy or other to grant you the title of Revealer the Recent, with all the rights and appurtenances appurtaining thereto.

When this comic was first posted, there was javascript ("did you notice the javascript") which would update the image every newpix (half-hour, later every hour, if I may speak heresy for a moment); the change was slight but definitely there, and if you followed along you'd see that Time was a kind of full length movie delivered one frame at a time. Many moons have passed since then, but there are still ways to experience Time. One is to use one of the many viewers (such as the Holy Book of mscha); you can go as fast as you like, or linger a half hour on each frame for a better sense of it. But to truly appreciate this new world, you could also blitz the thread; that is, read all the messages therein. Each frame is posted, and it will probably take you as long to read the commentary as it took in real time to wait for the next frame. Not knowing what's coming, and reading the commentary of others who also don't know what's coming, is probably the closest we can get now to appreciating Time it its own time.

There's a wiki, religions, hotdogs, a lexicon, all sorts of stuff.

Dive in, be molpish, and if I may say it, "Smopu hvala nuvi dict amuah!"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Sustainabilizer » Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:40 pm UTC

rl24free wrote:I don't understand it properly, I've been looking for hours but there's nothing happening in the photo.

Welcome, rl24free, to this thread.

Yes, Time is hard to understand. That was the intention of the author. To understand it, an interdisciplinary collaboration was necessary, and it was totally worth the effort. That's how this thread got formed. We call it the One True Thread (OTT) – after Time, the One True Comic (OTC).

Inspired by Time, this thread developed a culture of its own, which can be hard to understand, too. But it is worth it, too. We have visual artwork, poetry, songs, movies, useful tools, and other things related to Time, including sequels, prequels, and other stories in the spirit of Time.

As ucim wrote, there is a Wiki which explains everything. It is a useful tool, too, and constantly being improved by diligent OTTers. Hi, svenman!


phys0059 wrote:Image
moody7277 correctly wrote:That one is a representation of electron orbitals, one with a high magnetic number because of all the lobes.
And now this:
New Othercomic wrote:Image
Spoiler:
J.J. Thompson won a Nobel Prize for his work in electricity in gases, but was unfairly passed over for his "An atom is plum pudding, and plum pudding is MADE of atoms! Duuuuude." theory

This is either a case of GLR reads the OTT or a case of GOOMHGLR. Or both.


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The door has a sign, displaying the letters Z and Ƶ. As we have learned, these are two different letters. Let's hope that kxa can understand those markings …
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:24 am UTC

balthasar_s wrote:So the decree topic of the page is tools.
Image

Spoiler:
It still had one problem left.
The handlebar was getting a little bit loose. very little but such thing should be corrected anyway.
There is a very long vertical screw holding the handlebar in place.
Obviously, all I had to do in such situation is to tighten the screw a little.
But I couldn't.
I could rotate it clockwise forever and nothing changed.
So most likely the thread is damaged and the screw is rotating in place.
Ok, so I have to fix this.
I can either do this myself or have someone do it.
I always choose to fix all by myself and only if I'm not able to do it I bring the bike to repair.
But this time that was a wrong choice.
At home I tried to unscrew it to pull out the handlebar and see what it looks like.
But it uscrewed only a little bit and then stopped. Then again I could unscrew forever and nothing changed.
The handlebar became completely loose so I could even make a full rotation independent of the wheel.
But I could still not pull it out.
The bottom element at the end of the screw got stuck.
maybe mechanically, maybe because of some rust, I don't know.
When I'm rotating the handlebar the screw is not moving with it.
After I saw that I failed I decided to bring it back to the initial state and bring the bike to service.
I know one place where they are very good at solving problems with older bikes.
But I couldn't.
No matter how much I rotated the screw nothing was changing.
So I not only couldn't pull it out but also couldn't put it back.

I also tried a spray to maybe make it unstuck and also tried to use a hammer to make it move downwards to pull it out afterwards but no effect.

Now the bike is not rideable any more because of the completely loose handlebar.
And also I can't take the bike to service because I'm not able to bring it there any more.
Previously I could just go there by bike and leave it there and return by bus.
But I can't go there on this bike because it is not rideable any more.
And I will not go there on foot with the bike because that's a bit far...

I shouldn't have tried to do this but I always want to try it by myself and learn something...
That was a very entertaining story.

The bike is framed majestically on the wall.
The story explains why it is called ArtWork.
Eternal Density wrote:Yesterdip was an exciting and molpish dip.
Just when I had finished rinsing my hair, the huge thunderstorm knocked out the power.

The power was out for nearly 11 hours.
All in all it was a very molpish and memorable dip.

ED; You tell a darn good story, too.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby svenman » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:18 pm UTC

New phys frame:
Image
Spoiler:
Wait for it.

A flawed understanding, we now know. But that is how science works: You observe, you make a theory that fits those observations and then if new observations contradict the theory, you look for a better one. Even in this case that took almost two thousand yips.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:46 am UTC

Sustainabilizer wrote:
phys0059 wrote:Image
moody7277 correctly wrote:That one is a representation of electron orbitals, one with a high magnetic number because of all the lobes.
And now this:
New Othercomic wrote:Image
Spoiler:
J.J. Thompson won a Nobel Prize for his work in electricity in gases, but was unfairly passed over for his "An atom is plum pudding, and plum pudding is MADE of atoms! Duuuuude." theory

This is either a case of GLR reads the OTT or a case of GOOMHGLR. Or both.

OR, GLR had drawn that comic, and then thought, "Hey, I haven't checked in on the OTT in a while." Then he saw your phys story and was like, "GOOMHS&S!"

I'm very sorry to hear the sad story about the balthabike. Can you ask FTH to come with his truck to take your bike to the repair shop?
Also, I love the balthaviewer. Very steakish. Thank you for adding The Advent. It was so nice to revisit that series.

ED, what a treeish story! I'm glad that ice cream was involved in a non-*ndish way. :)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:16 am UTC

Wait on.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby balthasar_s » Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:04 pm UTC

lmjb1964 wrote:OR, GLR had drawn that comic, and then thought, "Hey, I haven't checked in on the OTT in a while." Then he saw your phys story and was like, "GOOMHS&S!"
:D

lmjb1964 wrote: I'm very sorry to hear the sad story about the balthabike. Can you ask FTH to come with his truck to take your bike to the repair shop?


The BSTAworld and the real world are not the same thing.

Just because there is the car in BSTA it doesn't mean that you can be sure that there will be the same car in the real world.
You can't even be sure that there will be a FTH.
or KXA.
or B.
or... no, wait, that one you probably can be sure :)

Anyway, I have already an idea how to deliver that bike.

ETA: Accidentally edited this post instead of quoting. But I brought it back.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:49 pm UTC

Good to know there's really a b, at least! Good luck with the balthabike.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby balthasar_s » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:02 pm UTC

balthasar_s wrote:Anyway, I have already an idea how to deliver that bike.
What is it that when I mention my bike here, I soon have a bike problem afterwards?

Today, I had a damage of my other bikeA.
But luckily, unlike previous time which seemed innocent at first but was problematic,
this time it looked very terrible but was not so bad, actually.
I was able to fix it in about 20 minutes using tools (for decree!) which I had in my bag.

More for decree:
Some time ago I told that part of BFTF editing was done in MS Paint (the version from windows 98, but on Debian using Wine). Also, I complained that I would like a better tool.
Later, I removed Paint from BFTFmaking after learning Gimp a bit more.

Recently I found a nice program,
Aseprite
It looks like a nice tool for working on pictures with important pixels.
Maybe not for BFTF/BSTA making but it could be useful for many things. I didn't try it out yet.
Additionally, it is free.

Actually, it's a bit less free now.
The license changed in 2016.
I have version 1.1.6 downloaded from the package manager.

AIs this the other bike? or is the other bike the other bike?
I'm not sure any more which one is the primary bike and which the redundabike these days.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby moody7277 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:56 pm UTC

SailONG the round world.

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Also, the lunar eclipse reference is very timely.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:05 am UTC

Wouldn't a flat disc also cast a round shadow?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:40 am UTC

HES wrote:Wouldn't a flat disc also cast a round shadow?


Depends where it is, relative to the light. The shadow of a disc can be a line.
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Re: 1190: Time IS IT CAN BE BLITZPASSEZ TIEM NAO PLEES?

Postby lmjb1964 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:47 am UTC

Not from every angle. The shadow would change as the angle of the sun changed, right?

balthasar, good luck with the tool that shall not be named, for fear something will go wrong with it. BTW, there's a Pokemolp called Baltoy, and the name makes me think of you. Though I guess a more RELATED name would be balthatoy. I think I'll tell the Pokemolp people they should change it.

In other news, the now know the length of a dip on Saturn--about 20.5 nopix. (Of course, the article uses some heretical terms.)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby balthasar_s » Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:08 pm UTC

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Aristotle is a much better scienceman than Uncle Scienceman who also observed but came to different conclusions.
Uncle Scienceman's results were that the earth is flat and the sun is only 6155km away ;)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlcnu9Yq1YU (Sorry, no English subtitles in this video)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:18 pm UTC

balthasar_s wrote:Uncle Scienceman's results were that the earth is flat and the sun is only 6155km away
Maybe Uncle Scienceman is a monkey's uncle?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Febrion » Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:14 pm UTC

Reminds me of a favorite quote11 of mine - "The Church says that the Earth is flat, but I know that it is round, for I have seen the shadow of the earth on the moon and I have more faith in a shadow than in the Church."3


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby svenman » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:23 pm UTC

New BSTA frame:
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"Food supplies"

Ok, that was quick.
It took only... hmm...
How long was was it, actually?

Yes, how long was it? I have the impression that the time between two BSTA installments has gone down. Has Balthasar managed to scan and upload some new drawings?
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1190: "Time" - Time Randomly Revisited - np2410

Postby mscha » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:00 pm UTC

STRONGER...
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bOTTeriada goes ONG

Postby balthasar_s » Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:11 am UTC

the mr*bdex story cONGtinues.

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ETA:
I made a temporary "construction" to limit unwanted movement of the handlebar.
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Two wires on both sides to reduce sidewards rotation,
and that thing in the middle (I don't know how to call it in English) to reduce upwards and downwards rotation.

This made the bike rideable again.
It was not comfortable but at least I could go to the repair shop with the bike.

The guy asked if I have a few minutes because he can try to fix it immediately so that I could return with the bike.
He tried but quickly found out and said that this is not as simple as it looked like.
"If it was so simple I wouldn't have to come here :)"
We tried a bit more but closing time was coming so I will get the bike back on monday.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:11 pm UTC

We Love good repair people.
I'm happy your bike will be art and it will work.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:02 am UTC

Wait on.

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Re: bOTTeriada goes ONG

Postby SBN » Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:26 pm UTC

balthasar_s wrote:ETA:
I made a temporary "construction" to limit unwanted movement of the handlebar.
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Two wires on both sides to reduce sidewards rotation,
and that thing in the middle (I don't know how to call it in English) to reduce upwards and downwards rotation.


The thing in the middle is a clamp (Specifically I'd call it a C clamp.)
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Re: bOTTeriada goes ONG

Postby HES » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:19 pm UTC

SBN] wrote:The thing in the middle is a clamp (Specifically I'd call it a C clamp.)

There's a regional difference I wasn't aware of. It's a G clamp round these parts.
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Postby lmjb1964 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:32 pm UTC

HES wrote:
SBN] wrote:The thing in the middle is a clamp (Specifically I'd call it a C clamp.)

There's a regional difference I wasn't aware of. It's a G clamp round these parts.

Must be a British/U.S. thing like lift and elevator, or bonnet and hood. :)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:34 am UTC

SBN wrote:The thing in the middle is a clamp (Specifically I'd call it a C1 clamp.)

FTFY.
Wait on.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Sustainabilizer » Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:06 pm UTC

moody7277 wrote:Also, the lunar eclipse reference is very timely.

Very timely, indeed.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby balthasar_s » Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:56 pm UTC

balthasar_s wrote:What is it that when I mention my bike here, I soon have a bike problem afterwards?
and again...
but fixed already.

another frame of the phys story:
NOW WE HAVE A CONTRADICTIONG! What now?
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What does everything stand on?
The Earth, of course.
But what does the Earth stand on?!

How will Aristotle deal with this contradiction?
Let's wait and find out.
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