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    Default Do any of you really understand…

    String theory?
    Bit coin?
    Kardashians?
    Nuclear fission? Or is it fusion?
    NFTs?

    Have I missed anything?
    ITS CHAOS, BE KIND

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    Default Re: Do any of you really understand…

    No.

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    And no.
    There's a lot of things they didn't tell me when I signed on with this outfit....

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    1 Not a physisist? 2No money to waste 3 WHO? 4No clue 5Money for nothing, no thanks...

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    Default Re: Do any of you really understand…

    Second question - do any of you really care?

    Answer: No. Esp. about kardashians. And bit coin. And nft's.
    There's a lot of things they didn't tell me when I signed on with this outfit....

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    Jim, my take:

    An attempt to approach a working connection between quantum and relativistic physics, both of which are correct. Whether this link works is up for debate.
    A modern-day tulip fascination, this time with extreme environmental harm.
    Are they in Star Trek?
    Yes.
    See 'bitcoin'. No faith, no value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    Have I missed anything?
    peerie maa's steadfast refusal to admit defeat on the the monty hall thread
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    String theory? Somewhat
    Bit coin? Yes / No and I own some but I’m not looking at it lately
    Kardashians? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING
    Nuclear fission? Or is it fusion? Well each of them are completely opposite of the other.
    NFTs? Yes but I think they are incredibly stupid. Oh and the art is really really amateur
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    NFTs? Yes but I think they are incredibly stupid. Oh and the art is really really amateur
    you get what you pay for
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    peerie maa's steadfast refusal to admit defeat on the the monty hall thread
    It's against the laws of the universe. ∆∆

    I agree with him, but what do I know?

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    Yes.
    Yes.
    People like weird ****.
    You want to rip apart or force together?
    Art is only one type of Non Fungible Token. Besides, it’s probably the blockchain part that’s most confusing.

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    Is this a Turing test?

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    ^ and the blockchain part of NFTs and bitcoin are what is using gigawatts of energy.

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    No, there are better things to understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post

    Have I missed anything?
    Women!
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    ^ what Andy said.
    But I was trained in PWRs, so I should understand fission.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    Is this a Turing test?
    Are you asking me?

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    quantum superposition

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    We don't even understand Monty Hall
    Life is complex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyG View Post
    Are you asking me?

    Andy, AI.
    Oh no not you. Jim Bow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Little Time View Post
    We don't even understand Monty Hall
    I was going to say. But I kinda want to hear some Boatbuilding string theory, use to use it in gluing plywood panels but .....

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    1. - Well, I’m no Brian Greene
    2. - Kinda. Like Joe said, I have a smidgeon and don’t pay any attention to it at all.
    3. - Only difference between them and bitcoin is that I don’t have any Kardashians.
    4. - I get the mechanics of it. What else?
    5. - Nope… not a damn bit.

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    "String theory?"

    Nope, but my nephew used to talk about it with Hawking, and his 15 year old daughter seems to he reckons.

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    No
    No
    Don't care
    There's a difference
    What are NFT's?
    There is no rational, logical, or physical description of how free will could exist. It therefore makes no sense to praise or condemn anyone on the grounds they are a free willed self that made one choice but could have chosen something else. There is no evidence that such a situation is possible in our Universe. Demonstrate otherwise and I will be thrilled.

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    Default Re: Do any of you really understand…

    No, not really.
    See Ponzi, Carlo
    One of many people that are famous because they're famous
    Yes, sort of.
    See #2
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    for nature cannot be fooled."

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    Default Re: Do any of you really understand…

    As a lapsed Catholic, what I don't get is the Holy Trinity. Is there one God or are there three? Can't have it both ways.

    And who/what the heck is the Holy Ghost? Other than allegedly impregnating Mary, what does it do for the good of humankind, and how did it achieve 'God' status? I'm sure there is a carefully-constructed 'explanation' but nothing that passes the plausibility test. Maybe the Holy Ghost is like the vice-president, who has a single purpose (get the president elected) and hereafter should sink into the background and not cause trouble.


    And another burning question: Is Goofy a dog or a human? Is Goofy sterile like a mule?

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    Default Re: Do any of you really understand…

    Quote Originally Posted by JimD View Post
    No
    No
    Don't care
    There's a difference
    What are NFT's?
    Not Enough Time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShorelineJohn View Post
    I was going to say. But I kinda want to hear some Boatbuilding string theory, use to use it in gluing plywood panels but .....
    Shoreline, the only boat building string theory I am aware of - is where a string is run from stem to transom, over the molds on the building backbone, to ensure all is aligned correctly ( your interpretation may, of course, differ )



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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeye54 View Post
    Shoreline, the only boat building string theory I am aware of - is where a string is run from stem to transom, over the molds on the building backbone, to ensure all is aligned correctly ( your interpretation may, of course, differ )



    Rick
    That is one application of shipwrights string theory.
    The General Theory of Boat Building String is that a string, stretched tight, between two points, or two straight edges, is always straight.
    The theory has several applications.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Wrong question.
    Just ask, or better yet, make an assertion about any of those topics, or any other, and the Forum will flood you with answers and opinions.

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    Just ask, or better yet, make an assertion about any of those topics, or any other, and the Forum will flood you with answers and opinions.
    OK, OK I'm gamed.

    The General Theory of Boat Building String is that a string, stretched tight, between two points, or two straight edges, is always straight.
    So yes while this is generally considered true, take the case of a string running from the North pole to the South pole. (String theory is used to describe the extremes where normal theories fail after all.) So seeing the string can not go through the earth (It's a string, how could you run it through the earth?) So while that string will appear at any given point to be straight and flat earthers will deny it there will be a arc to the string.

    I hope you guys do understand tongue in cheek. I've 9 hours before my weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    String theory?
    Bit coin?
    Kardashians?
    Nuclear fission? Or is it fusion?
    NFTs?

    Have I missed anything?

    No, yes, definitely not, sort of, yes, a vague notion

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    I can only claim understanding of bitcoin and NFT’s. Both are fully explained by the ‘greater fool’ theory.
    "Reason and facts are sacrificed to opinion and myth. Demonstrable falsehoods are circulated and recycled as fact. Narrow minded opinion refuses to be subjected to thought and analysis. Too many now subject events to a prefabricated set of interpretations, usually provided by a biased media source. The myth is more comfortable than the often difficult search for truth."







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    String theory? Yep, you can tie tulip leaves up with string.
    Bit coin? Anyone want to buy some tulips?
    Kardashians? they are daft enough to buy tulips?
    Nuclear fission? Or is it fusion? It will fry the tulips.
    NFTs? More tulips...
    Last edited by The Q; 06-17-2022 at 01:45 AM.
    Just an amateur bodging away..

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    String theory is BS. Nuclear fusion and fission are cool. The rest is clickbait.

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