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#101787 - 04/27/03 05:17 AM Food as a verb
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#101788 - 04/27/03 06:18 AM Re: Food as a verb
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food as a verb, food as a verb... Schroedinger's cat. <blink>
I'm trying but I ain't gettin' it... somebody want to give me a whack upside the head?

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#101789 - 04/27/03 06:24 AM Re: Food as a verb
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There is no link between the two. The Get Fuzzy strip I linked to in reference to the many discussions held in this cesspit of mediocrity about verbifying nouns. The <blink> strip refers to discussions here about Schroedinger's Cat. I thought they were amusant, that's all.


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#101790 - 04/27/03 06:35 AM Re: Food as a verb
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ah, I got the same strip with both links! hence my confusion!

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#101791 - 04/27/03 06:39 AM Re: Food as a verb
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Loved the cartoon! Thanks for posting.

But where is there reference in the thread starter to Schroedinger? Or in the comic strip? What am I missing here?

The box with the moving pictures is the television, of course...


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#101792 - 04/27/03 06:45 AM Re: Food as a verb
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hey, I finally got to see the Food strip! very funny! seems we have a variable link. makes things very interesting!

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#101793 - 04/27/03 09:00 AM Re: St. Bucky
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Patron saint of the descriptivists.


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#101794 - 04/28/03 06:42 AM Re: St. Bucky
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#101795 - 04/28/03 09:03 AM Re: St. Bucky
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Thanks, dxb, for that link. ...and Harry Kroto (University of Sussex, UK; non-NSF funded) shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of "buckminsterfullerene." Friend of yours? :-)

It says buckytubes are the strongest materials known; I immediately wondered if that meant stronger than diamonds. Upon second thought, though, I realized that diamonds are known for their hardness, which might not necessarily equate with strength.


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#101796 - 04/28/03 09:37 AM Re: St. Bucky
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Nope, don't know the guy.

I am always irritated by articles that I can't date, and this is one of them. Maybe there is some way of finding out, but I don't know it. The early expectations for buckyballs, last I heard, have yet to be realised; people are still scratching their heads over how to get to the applications, every now and then there is something in the New Scientist, then silence. So I don't know about this 'strong' material's uses. Strength here refers to its strength as a structure (microstructure) I believe. I suspect there are folk out there who could update us on all this...(?).


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