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#101787 - 04/27/03 09:17 AM Food as a verb  
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#101788 - 04/27/03 10:18 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 10:24 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.


#101790 - 04/27/03 10:35 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 10:39 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...


#101792 - 04/27/03 10:45 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 01:00 PM Re: St. Bucky  
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Patron saint of the descriptivists.


#101794 - 04/28/03 10:42 AM Re: St. Bucky  
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#101795 - 04/28/03 01:03 PM 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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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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articles that I can't date

Here's one that's got a date on it:

http://www.nature.com/nsu/030421/030421-14.html

They don't call them buckytubes but they do say they're made of carbon.


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Thanks for that link Faldage. Evidentally something IS happening.


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something IS happening

So often you hear that X is going to be the technological revolution of the millennium, the greatest thing since sliced quasars, and then nothing.

BTW, wasn't it Buckminster Fuller that said "I think I'm a verb"?

Bucky the cat was named after Buck O'Neil, the Negro League player.


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Being a Verb


"I live on Earth at present,
and I don't know what I am.
I know that I am not a category.
I am not a thing -- a noun.
I seem to be a verb,
an evolutionary process --
an integral function of the universe."

-- R. Buckminster Fuller

Edit:

I think he was fond of this image(?) since on another occasion he said:

"God, to me, it seems, is a verb, not a noun, proper or improper."









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