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subbie
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Message 31 of 66 (393613)
04-05-2007 11:35 PM
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04-05-2007 9:54 PM


Re: Going 'round the merry go roundau contraire
Au contraire, mon frere. I get dizzy while on the silly thing.


Those who would sacrifice an essential liberty for a temporary security will lose both, and deserve neither. -- Benjamin Franklin

We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat


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Doddy
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Message 32 of 66 (393632)
04-06-2007 2:41 AM
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04-05-2007 11:35 PM


Re: Going 'round the merry go roundau contraire
Well yes, turning your head while on one could also bring about a change in centripetal acceleration.

Let's see. If the Earth was a merry-go-round of diameter 3m, it would have be travelling at

v^2=r x a
v^2=1.5 x .028=0.042
v=.205m/s

Therefore, it would be making one full rotation every 45 seconds. Do you expect to get dizzy on that?!


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subbie
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Message 33 of 66 (393661)
04-06-2007 9:50 AM
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04-06-2007 2:41 AM


Re: Going 'round the merry go roundau contraire
My goodness! Isn't it exciting to be on the cusp of a scientific breakthrough! I'm so glad that you find this controversy as engrossing as I do and recognize the important scientific questions that it raises.

If one were to spend only a couple of revolutions on such a merry go round, I wouldn't necessarily expect to that person to be dizzy, but we spend our whole lives there! I'd certainly expect to be dizzy after months or years on such a merry go round.

Wow, my theory just keeps getting stronger and stronger!


Those who would sacrifice an essential liberty for a temporary security will lose both, and deserve neither. -- Benjamin Franklin

We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat


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Message 34 of 66 (393734)
04-06-2007 4:37 PM
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04-05-2007 6:28 PM


Pffrrts from Splat
OK, so I'm back from a meeting in the old town square of Splat. As you may well know, Splat is the capital city of the Former Yahooslavonian Republic Teknîkollor-Vômit, or Vômit for short.

I met a man who introduced himself as Naimsnôtym Bòrtánd, but he said I could call him Naims. Fighting the urge, I told him of our plan to start digging to the centre of the earth, to collect a sample of Substantium, and that we had chosen his country for a first attempt, because a local geological fluke would mean that we could dig our way through the sedimentary basin of Vômit in a relatively short time.

He immediately became very enthusiastic and exclaimed to the passers-by, in one of the 397 Yahooslavonic languages, something that translates as: "This man, he very smart, he go dig in Vômit. He go try to find for sample substance. He say Vômit is good for digging because swimming-pool of Vômit is not full."

To cut a long story short, he rallied a huge crowd of Vômitters and urged them to donate money for the project, which, he said, would put Vômit on the map. Some people asked him some questions, which he translated for me. He said they all wanted to know if there was a plan B. So I told him no, and to be sure, the good people of Splat started to pat their pockets to see if they had any money to spare.

In the end Mr. Bòrtánd collected twenty three wheelbarrowfuls of Yahooslavonian money. We counted the money and came to a staggering 397,745,554,983,388,012.84 Pffrrts. At the current Pffrrt/USD exchange rate this means we had amassed about $0.67. So, as far far as funding is concerned, I'd say we are well on our way.

Edited by Parasomnium, : spelling


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subbie
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Message 35 of 66 (393744)
04-06-2007 5:05 PM
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04-06-2007 4:37 PM


Re: Pffrrts from Splat
Fantastic! I knew I had the right man for the job. (Well done on the plan B dodge, by the way.) You are hereby promoted to the position of Chief Unpaid Intern!

Lesser minds might be discouraged by the seemingly small amount of funds raised, but I assume that 397,745,554,983,388,012.84 Pffrrts will buy a whole lot of Vômitic (Vômitian?) labor.

I've been mulling over the problem of unbalancing the Universe if we bring the stuff to the surface, and I think I've got the solution. Have the diggers bring up small quantities, and if they start to feel the planet tipping or anything, they can discard some as they come up. Maybe they should bring parakeets down with them, just in case.


Those who would sacrifice an essential liberty for a temporary security will lose both, and deserve neither. -- Benjamin Franklin

We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat


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jar
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Message 36 of 66 (393749)
04-06-2007 5:47 PM
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04-06-2007 5:05 PM


Confidential to subbie.
Contents hidden. Use notch P on Secret Decoder Ring.


Based on decades of experience with Internees, it has become clear that the productivity of said Internees is directly proportional to their term of Internment and inversely proportional to their level of compensation. Therefore it is strongly recommended that a long term contract be imposed on any such Internees with a negative incentive compensation base.

Be sure to destroy before decoding.


Aslan is not a Tame Lion
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jar
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Message 37 of 66 (393750)
04-06-2007 5:49 PM
Reply to: Message 35 by subbie
04-06-2007 5:05 PM


Re: Pffrrts from Splat
I've been mulling over the problem of unbalancing the Universe if we bring the stuff to the surface, and I think I've got the solution. Have the diggers bring up small quantities, and if they start to feel the planet tipping or anything, they can discard some as they come up. Maybe they should bring parakeets down with them, just in case.

Dig two shafts 180o apart. By coordinating the recovery effort balance can be maintained.


Aslan is not a Tame Lion
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subbie
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Message 38 of 66 (393751)
04-06-2007 5:50 PM
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04-06-2007 5:47 PM


Re: Confidential to subbie.
Destroyed before decoding, message not read.

'Preciate the heads up!


Those who would sacrifice an essential liberty for a temporary security will lose both, and deserve neither. -- Benjamin Franklin

We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat


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subbie
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Message 39 of 66 (393753)
04-06-2007 5:52 PM
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04-06-2007 5:49 PM


Re: Pffrrts from Splat
An ingenious solution!

Unfortunately, since funds are a bit tight right now, that may not be terribly practical. Unless you'd care to join the effort by doing fund raising and a preliminary geological survey at the Vômitic antipode? That would sure be a big help.


Those who would sacrifice an essential liberty for a temporary security will lose both, and deserve neither. -- Benjamin Franklin

We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat


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jar
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Message 40 of 66 (393754)
04-06-2007 6:11 PM
Reply to: Message 39 by subbie
04-06-2007 5:52 PM


Re: Pffrrts from Splat
To maximize funds and minimize expenses simply explain to the diggers that to select the necessary samples we must first shed light on the subject by continuing the dig until the other side is reached. That has the additional advantage of allowing precise string measurements to determine the exact center which is estimated to be 475560 knots on an Imperial Log Line (which is equal to 251095680 Sacred Pyramid Inches).

In addition it will allow them to simply lower samples out the other side using the very same Imperial Log Line used to measure the distance to the center instead of having to carry the samples all the way back up to the point of origin. That should significantly reduce both the total time and expense of the project.


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Nighttrain
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Message 41 of 66 (393793)
04-07-2007 6:16 AM
Reply to: Message 33 by subbie
04-06-2007 9:50 AM


Re: Going 'round the merry go roundau contraire
Try to ignore Doddy, Sub. He`s using an old dodge beloved by Brisbanites and the Australian Tax Office known as 'dazzling them with figures'. Mention the 'Compton gradient factor' a lot. Dunno what it means, but it sure impressed the hell out of me.

On another note, while metal detecting, I discovered a small, round metallic thingy in the bottom of a hole. It is either a small, round metallic thingy, or a sample of Substantium making its way back to Mommy. Could explain the numerous holes in the Earth`s surface formerly attributed to the dreaded haggis. Will investigate further.


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subbie
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Message 42 of 66 (396098)
04-18-2007 10:05 PM


Update
I hope that my minions haven't been goldbricking in my absence, but I've been away doing some important experiments on the effects of Substantium on various objects. I have come to the following conclusions during the past week.

1. If one positions oneself in a certain precise location in the Metrodome, a localized concentration of Substantium will cause a foul ball to be hit in your direction. As evidence of this phenomenon, I currectly have possession of said baseball and will provide photographic proof of this possession upon request. In all the baseball games I have gone to in the past, I have never caught a baseball, but the very first time that I choose a seat based on the level of Substantium, I catch one. Very telling indeed.

2. Copious amounts of alcohol will interfere with one's ability to resist the pull of Substantium, resulting in repeated instances of succumbing to the pull of Substantium. During such times, one should steer clear of stairs and dramatic changes of elevation.

I await updates from my assistants.


Those who would sacrifice an essential liberty for a temporary security will lose both, and deserve neither. -- Benjamin Franklin

We see monsters where science shows us windmills. -- Phat


  
Neutralmind
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Message 43 of 66 (397146)
04-24-2007 5:29 PM
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04-04-2007 4:29 PM


How does substantium explain all the other galaxy formations, since there being no gravity. You'd expect them all to be drawn near the holder of substantium, earth. How does it explain that!!?
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subbie
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Message 44 of 66 (397172)
04-24-2007 8:04 PM
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04-24-2007 5:29 PM


The mass of other bodies at a distance from Earth create focal areas of the force of Substantium which act locally to attract nearby bodies. Substantium does in fact draw these other objects toward the Earth, but that effect is still outweighed by the force of the initial "explosion" that created the universe.
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kuresu
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Message 45 of 66 (397179)
04-24-2007 8:39 PM
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04-24-2007 8:04 PM


the big crunch?
this would imply a "big crunch" end, would it not? is there anyway we could create a barrier to keep these massive objects from slamming into us all at once? or will we be long dead and extinct by the time this happens?
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