Out of the Blue

Today is the 20th anniversary of the launch of MTV. I was not there at that point, but was hired on a couple of months later to bother people with telephone surveys about their favorite videos (what, and leave show business?). They are throwing a huge party tonight to celebrate, but my invitation seems to have been lost in the mail. That's okay, as you can imagine, working for them from 1981 to 1989, I got to attend enough of the kind of parties that inspire legends that trying to relive that era would no-doubt be a let-down (besides the fact that doing that sort of thing at my advanced age would probably kill me).

Link of the Day: Randomly Generated Heart-to-Ass Lyric. Thanks .f00Dave.
Story of the Day: Video-Game Character Wondering Why Heartless God Always Chooses 'Continue' (Onion). Thanks Jack Angert and EvilToast.
Wild Science: Supercomputer May Unlock Secrets of Universe (Reuters). Thanks Troy Fisher. Duh... 42!
Follow-up: Explosive end to shark 'attraction' (BBC). The aftermath of a recent story of the day. Thanks RVF400RR.

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Re: Big Bang?
Aug 7, 2001, 21:53
anon@24.201
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Re: Big Bang? Aug 7, 2001, 21:53
Aug 7, 2001, 21:53
anon@24.201
 
Whoa, sorry for the time it takes to reply.

I now have the downed internet connection which seems obsessed with not working in Windows ME but works perfectly on my Redhat machine.

Goddammit.
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Re: Big Bang?
Aug 6, 2001, 04:15
anon@217.5
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Re: Big Bang? Aug 6, 2001, 04:15
Aug 6, 2001, 04:15
anon@217.5
 
"Sorry if I insulted you somehow"

No not at all. Stupid internet has not been working properly for the past couple of days. Anyway my address is ended@freemail.com.au
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Re: Big Bang?
Aug 4, 2001, 23:33
anon@24.203
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Re: Big Bang? Aug 4, 2001, 23:33
Aug 4, 2001, 23:33
anon@24.203
 
But if you do discuss topics like this with me, they will never degenerate into point two. I assure you.
Oh my, no, it's not you I fear turning this into a flamewar, it's some idiot popping in and answering something brilliant, like:
"W3 d0n't cAr3 f00lz! SuCk 0n mY b1g w13n3r yu0 stUp1d f4gg0t!
And we all know the universe was created by my God."

Then all hell breaks loose.
One way we're fustigated by the crowd believing we are "stUp1d f4gg0ts", the other side we're being voraciously attacked by people of all religions, defending their points with their mastery of the art of insulting.
**shudders**
Then additional people drop in and add colorful comments such as "mY 3Dfx v00d003 0wNz y0ur G3f0rc3 3! yU0 = f4g0t!" or "v4lv3 oWnZ g4y iD 4ss! CS rUl3z!".
**shudders** x 2
Might seem exagerated, but believe me it can happen.

Sorry if I insulted you somehow, I was talking about random people eavesdropping on our conversation and popping in to make that kind of comment. The internet is full of those.

And read my previous post for the rest.
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Re: Big Bang?
Aug 4, 2001, 15:48
anon@24.203
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Re: Big Bang? Aug 4, 2001, 15:48
Aug 4, 2001, 15:48
anon@24.203
 
There's always my email.
Maybe we could exchange. Find a private way to do it and my email will be coming your-a way.

If you have some email you don't care about (where you recieve mostly spam) post it here, I'll give you my address through there.

Man that's complicated, but everyone has become a spam mail machine recently.
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Re: Big Bang?
Aug 4, 2001, 14:05
anon@217.5
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Re: Big Bang? Aug 4, 2001, 14:05
Aug 4, 2001, 14:05
anon@217.5
 
"I'm trying to avoid:
1-redirecting the topic in an inadequate direction which wasn't intended by the bluesnews people.
2-Starting a flame war, when immature and uncivilized people are around, a discussion can quickly turn into an insult match.
3-I never discuss about things like those without looking at the person in the eye, otherwise it always turns to number 2."

Sounds fair enough to me. But if you do discuss topics like this with me, they will never degenerate into point two. I assure you. Of course I would like to look you in the eye while discussing these things as well, but I fear that just isn't possible

Anyway I would like to continue the discussion if you are interested. Perhaps you could give me some answers to some of the questions I have and maybe vice versa. If you know of any appropriate forums to do such please let me know.
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Re: What a weak generator...
Aug 3, 2001, 18:07
anon@24.203
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Re: What a weak generator... Aug 3, 2001, 18:07
Aug 3, 2001, 18:07
anon@24.203
 
Unless there's some conspiracy I don't know about. hrmph.
Well well, Eleanor, I would say something but I think Bart Simpson already has said it better than me and before me, so I'll just quote him here:
Well, no offense, lady, but what you don't know could fill a warehouse.
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Re: Heart-to-ass
Aug 3, 2001, 18:02
anon@24.203
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Re: Heart-to-ass Aug 3, 2001, 18:02
Aug 3, 2001, 18:02
anon@24.203
 
Can you believe I posted that last message by accident? I had just finished typing a sentence, put my hand over the mouse, then I had a cramp in my index finger and arm at the same time. It caused me to move the mouse right over the "Post anonymously" button and press it.

Bad luck.
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Re: Heart-to-ass
Aug 3, 2001, 17:59
anon@24.203
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Re: Heart-to-ass Aug 3, 2001, 17:59
Aug 3, 2001, 17:59
anon@24.203
 
It is certainly wrong to some extent. At least not politically correct.
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Re: Heart-to-ass
Aug 3, 2001, 16:26
anon@128.229
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Re: Heart-to-ass Aug 3, 2001, 16:26
Aug 3, 2001, 16:26
anon@128.229
 
Cupid, draw back your bow, and let your arrow flow straight to my lover's ass for me. (Sam Cooke)

Now that's just wrong.
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Re: Big Bang?
Aug 3, 2001, 13:45
anon@24.203
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Re: Big Bang? Aug 3, 2001, 13:45
Aug 3, 2001, 13:45
anon@24.203
 
Actually if you read into probability on the creation of the universe, you will find quite the opposite.
I don't know what data you have, but having discussed with many of my physics teachers, other science teachers as well as philosophers and read many articles, the evidence pointing in the direction of a "big bang" is overwhelming. If you wish to disagree with millions of hours of work made by thousands of physicists and mathematicians over almost a century, that's your choice, but that would be an opinion, not a conception, and it's impossible to argue with that, sorry.

Sounds like intellectual domination. "Nobody answer because I am right!"
I'm trying to avoid:
1-redirecting the topic in an inadequate direction which wasn't intended by the bluesnews people.
2-Starting a flame war, when immature and uncivilized people are around, a discussion can quickly turn into an insult match.
3-I never discuss about things like those without looking at the person in the eye, otherwise it always turns to number 2.

Unless you work for Bluesnews that is.
No, but I have mighty powerful friends, right loonyboi [Back me up, here, please!]

which is rather impossible might I add unless they have direct data from the beginning of time
Um, actually, I believe a large quantity of physics has been built without direct data not directly certifiable, fitting in a mathematical model of the situation, explaining a situation but not really direct data.

But from what I hear it is more to find out how the big bang "formed" the universe.
I'd think it was for that, but I figure they'll try to go back to the origins as much as possible. As of yet they have "uncovered" up to very near the big bang. I'm not sure about the point of the computer though, they weren't exactly clear about this in the article (what I mean is that they seem to be swaying back and forth between the two ideas).

If you want to continue to discuss this, let's do it elsewhere, not in here, it is annoying to everyone, and there's always the risk of people jumping in to turn it into some sort of nVidia vs. 3Dfx or Valve vs. iD flamewar.
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Re: Big Bang?
Aug 3, 2001, 06:02
anon@217.5
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Re: Big Bang? Aug 3, 2001, 06:02
Aug 3, 2001, 06:02
anon@217.5
 
"After much reading it's improbable that the universe was actually created by anything else."

Actually if you read into probability on the creation of the universe, you will find quite the opposite.

"Nobody answer to this. No religion/atheist wars here, thank you very much."

Sounds like intellectual domination. "Nobody answer because I am right!" Unless you work for Bluesnews that is. I think if there are forums that provide open discussion it is unavoidable. Especially if you comment on others comments.

The whole point of using this computer is to find out how the universe was created (which is rather impossible might I add unless they have direct data from the beginning of time). But from what I hear it is more to find out how the big bang "formed" the universe.
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Re: What a weak generator...
Aug 2, 2001, 23:03
anon@24.203
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Re: What a weak generator... Aug 2, 2001, 23:03
Aug 2, 2001, 23:03
anon@24.203
 
Persisting in your lies only incriminates you further!

Stand down! Surrender at once and prepare to be JUDGED!
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Re: What a weak generator...
Aug 2, 2001, 21:47
anon@216.152
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Re: What a weak generator... Aug 2, 2001, 21:47
Aug 2, 2001, 21:47
anon@216.152
 
Well, according to my driver's license and my birth records, Eleanor is my real name and I really am a female. So go figure.

Unless there's some conspiracy I don't know about. hrmph.
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Re: What a weak generator...
Aug 2, 2001, 18:53
anon@24.203
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Re: What a weak generator... Aug 2, 2001, 18:53
Aug 2, 2001, 18:53
anon@24.203
 
That's a bunch of baloney, Eleanor (if that IS your real name).

I suspect you use that female name to make us assume you are a woman, but there IS NO PROOF of the existence of women.

Plus I've never seen one, which helps my cause.

Like ghosts, UFOs and Jesus, I suspect women to be an invention of the media.

Any comments?
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Re: Big Bang?
Aug 2, 2001, 13:19
anon@24.203
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Re: Big Bang? Aug 2, 2001, 13:19
Aug 2, 2001, 13:19
anon@24.203
 
After much reading it's improbable that the universe was actually created by anything else.

If you're actually suggesting some metaphysical explanation for the origin of the universe...

Nobody answer to this. No religion/atheist wars here, thank you very much.
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Re: What a weak generator...
Aug 2, 2001, 10:06
anon@216.152
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Re: What a weak generator... Aug 2, 2001, 10:06
Aug 2, 2001, 10:06
anon@216.152
 
Um, excuse me, but I did include rush in the heart-ass generator. I just thought it was funnier that they forged their creativity closer to the ass.

And I'll never add a searchable database. I prefer just randomness. I think it's more interesting that way. As far as opinion of it being a "weak generator" is concerned, I don't claim to be an expert at code; I just wanted to create a page that randomly generates lyrics with the word "heart" substituted with "ass." I just didn't expect it to get such mass appeal in less than a week.

But thanks for stopping by, and thanks to everyone for the nice comments.

Eleanor, creator of the heart-to-ass lyric generator
http://www2.arkansas.net/~eleanor/heartlyrics.htm
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Big Bang?
Aug 2, 2001, 04:38
anon@217.5
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Big Bang? Aug 2, 2001, 04:38
Aug 2, 2001, 04:38
anon@217.5
 
"which scientists hope will unlock the secrets of the origins of the universe."

and...

"The new machine will allow us to recreate the entire evolution of the universe, from its hot Big Bang beginning to the present"

then...

"calculates how galaxies and solar systems formed and evolved"

So they wish to unlock the secrets of the universe and how it was created, yet start with a big bang model? This doesn't sound like "Wild Science" to me. Sounds more like "questionable science".
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Re: Heart-to-ass
Aug 1, 2001, 23:40
anon@24.203
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Re: Heart-to-ass Aug 1, 2001, 23:40
Aug 1, 2001, 23:40
anon@24.203
 
And if have built this fortress around your ass, encircled you in trenches and barbed wire... (Sting)

Hmmm, a fortress around my ass...
I guess some people HAVE been gunning for it lately.
Chumley, you're hired.
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Re: Heart-to-ass
Aug 1, 2001, 23:39
anon@24.203
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Re: Heart-to-ass Aug 1, 2001, 23:39
Aug 1, 2001, 23:39
anon@24.203
 
You'll never break this ass of stone. (The Rolling Stones)
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Re: Heart-to-ass
Aug 1, 2001, 23:37
anon@24.203
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Re: Heart-to-ass Aug 1, 2001, 23:37
Aug 1, 2001, 23:37
anon@24.203
 
"I advice"
I wanted to say "I advise" not "I advice".
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