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The Thread Where Off-Topic is On Purpose and A-Okay!

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Post by kateliz » Thu Sep 29, 2005 1:36 pm

Well, here you go Joy Buzzer! This is a thread where kateliz can blab all she wants about whatever, (inspired by bizzt, not my ego-centric self!) and since I didn't put my name in the thread title, it's not officially a "kateliz thread" and so can be continued in without guilt, (like you guys feel any anyhow! :wink: ) when I'm not around to do it myself!

Kick off your shoes and feel free to "blab" and joke and get off-topic as much as you'd like! Why, it's a free-for-all! And everyone gets a complimentary Cupie doll from Felgar! Hurray! :lol: (With a little funding maybe we could hire a clown... oh wait, we already have plenty of those! AND I AIN'T PAYIN' YA! :twisted: Ahhh, ha ha ha ha!)

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Clipping Nails, Self-centeredness, Teleporting, Memory

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Post by kateliz » Thu Sep 29, 2005 1:53 pm

When I clip my nails I store the clippings in my mouth for later disposal.

When I think it's usually about myself.

I like to talk about myself to others.

I'm way too self-centered.

Did you know they teleported a photon and more recently an atom??? And no, I don't care to find a link to prove this. I saw the machine on TV after they teleported the photon, and then I read, I believe in Popular Science, about the teleported atom. They say, (or said, and I'm not sure how long ago,) that it would take all of the memory of all of the computers in the world to teleport a full human body. However, they came out with an aluminum strip so thin that, used in a DVD, it could contain all of the US's Library of Congress, (which I'm not even sure what it is- I just see a number from them in every book. Eigher way it sure sounds impressive!)

Then I've also read articles on translucent cubes of memory where the laser reads info from different levels based on colour. Kind of like having ten DVDs stacked on top of one another, but translucent all the way through.

Technology is thrilling, yet the possibilities are scary.

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Post by AttentionKMartShoppers » Thu Sep 29, 2005 7:13 pm

I love lamp....
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Post by Blob » Thu Sep 29, 2005 10:11 pm

Did you know they teleported a photon and more recently an atom???
Yes that's true - although the scientists and media can be accused of stretching the word "teleport" beyond its original or general meaning. It's more accurate to consider one photon puffing out of existance and simulatneously an identicle, second photon puffing into existance elsewhere - rather than a single photon actually moving from one place to another.

Another thing to note is that according to quantum theories all photons and fundamental particles "jump" small distances all the time anyway. Things do not glide smoothly like on our scale of things.
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Post by Judah » Thu Sep 29, 2005 10:51 pm

Now what makes me think this is really Kate's BLOG ? :D
(Answer: Probably the nail clippings)

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Post by bizzt » Fri Sep 30, 2005 7:14 am

Ha ha... :lol: Well at least you called the Thread Correctly I will give you that much :wink:

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Post by BGoodForGoodSake » Fri Sep 30, 2005 7:49 am

Blob wrote:
Did you know they teleported a photon and more recently an atom???
Yes that's true - although the scientists and media can be accused of stretching the word "teleport" beyond its original or general meaning. It's more accurate to consider one photon puffing out of existance and simulatneously an identicle, second photon puffing into existance elsewhere - rather than a single photon actually moving from one place to another.

Another thing to note is that according to quantum theories all photons and fundamental particles "jump" small distances all the time anyway. Things do not glide smoothly like on our scale of things.
Well that's not quite right either. Nothing really poofs into and out of existance. They are just intrinsicly linked through a weird phenomonon called entanglement. The particles act like evil twins for the entire time they exist. Their spins are always opposite. No matter how far apart they are.

So lets say we have photon A and photon B which have become entangled. We put A in Annandale and B in Boston. Then we take photon C and entangle it with A.

Well what happens?
A becomes the complement of C.
And since B was already A's evil twin B switches polrization to match A's new spin! So B becomes C!

What happens to the original information in B? Don't know, thus the poofing that blob was reffering to. The original information is gone.

But enough for the science lessons, I'm hungry. Speaking of photons, anyone ever had Pho before? That's Vietnamese noodles for those who don't know.
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Post by Blob » Fri Sep 30, 2005 9:22 am

Yes, you are perfectly correct to refine what I said.
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Post by BGoodForGoodSake » Fri Sep 30, 2005 9:25 am

Blob wrote:Yes, you are perfectly correct to refine what I said.
Sorry I know you were trying to keep from being too technical.
=P
Sometimes I get too nitpicky.

What is a nit anyways? And where do you pick them...
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Post by AttentionKMartShoppers » Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:19 pm

I love carpet...
"My actions prove that God takes care of idiots."

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- On Stanley Baldwin

-Winston Churchill

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Post by BGoodForGoodSake » Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:32 pm

AttentionKMartShoppers wrote:I love carpet...
So, so far you love lamp and carpet. Do you love the Princess and Iago as well?

I love Disney's Arabian Nights.
=)
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Post by Believer » Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:36 pm

I like whacking chickens heads off, eat their heads whole, and use the body for a weapon of mass destruction! :lol:

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Post by Blob » Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:40 pm

The Principality of Sealand

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"Sealand was founded as a sovereign Principality in 1967 in international waters, six miles off the eastern shores of Britain. The official language of Sealand is English and the Sealand Dollar has a fixed exchange rate of one U.S. dollar. Passports and stamps have been in circulation since 1969."
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"Sealand is occupied by the family and associates of Paddy Roy Bates. The population of the facility rarely exceeds five, and its inhabitable area is 550 m²."
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Post by bizzt » Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:41 pm

Thinker wrote:I like whacking chickens heads off, eat their heads whole, and use the body for a weapon of mass destruction! :lol:
If only we were allowed to delete for going off topic LOL :wink: :lol:

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Post by BGoodForGoodSake » Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:56 pm

Blob wrote:The Principality of Sealand

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"Sealand was founded as a sovereign Principality in 1967 in international waters, six miles off the eastern shores of Britain. The official language of Sealand is English and the Sealand Dollar has a fixed exchange rate of one U.S. dollar. Passports and stamps have been in circulation since 1969."
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"Sealand is occupied by the family and associates of Paddy Roy Bates. The population of the facility rarely exceeds five, and its inhabitable area is 550 m²."
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Some questions about sealand.

Are there any killer whales in sealand?
If average sealevel continues to rise would you still be able to seeland?
Is there a D-land further on down the way?
And finally most importantly how much for a corndog in sealand?
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