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By zzyzzx   Follow   Fri, 9 Dec 2011, 1:03am PST   76,694 views   564 comments
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mmmarvel   Wed, 6 Aug 2014, 6:29am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 525

CaptainShuddup   Wed, 6 Aug 2014, 6:47am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike (1)     Comment 526

indigenous says

Any idea where this is?

Is that a serious question?
If it isn't India then it's a neighborhood that has a large Indian population. Usually for those neighborhoods, there is not difference between there or home.

iwog   Wed, 6 Aug 2014, 7:02am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 527

I snapped this near Beverly Hills this year.

curious2   Wed, 6 Aug 2014, 8:09am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 528

thunderlips11 says

indigenous says

It is hard to top the hubris of a "public servant."

Hey, if Einstein hadn't been goofing off at the Swiss Patent Department, we wouldn't have the Theory of Relativity.

If you have a source for that, I would be curious to read it. As far as I know, Einstein worked seriously at the patent office, where he was eminently qualified for his job, and did his other work on his own time.

Regarding the woman playing solitaire in the photo, it's interesting to see how some people presume guilt without knowing the circumstances. The photo appears to have been taken probably in India more than a decade ago. Indian infrastructure is notoriously overloaded. It is conceivable that the phone lines or computer network might have been down, leaving everyone with no choice but to wait. You could probably find similar photos of exchange pit traders waiting for a bell to ring, they work hard when the exchange is open but at other times they wait. It is a Faux News / Republican meme to blame government workers while paradoxically extolling the military, but any combat veteran can tell you there is a lot of "hurry up and wait" in that job, including playing cards between battles. The photo is funny but it doesn't have necessarily a larger meaning about whole categories of people, the "other side" can present a photo like this one the same way:

The placard seems to have been printed and carried by stereotypically ignorant Tea Party Republicans who don't realize Medicare was always a government program, but the placard might be a false flag attack, and in any event it doesn't mean everyone in the larger group is that ignorant. Similarly, I like the film festival ad for GoneDoggyGone.com.

mmmarvel   Thu, 7 Aug 2014, 1:38am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 529

mmmarvel   Thu, 7 Aug 2014, 1:41am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (3)   Dislike     Comment 530

mmmarvel   Thu, 7 Aug 2014, 4:21am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 531

mmmarvel   Thu, 7 Aug 2014, 4:22am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (3)   Dislike     Comment 532

CaptainShuddup   Sat, 27 Sep 2014, 11:25am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike (2)     Comment 533

mmmarvel   Sat, 27 Sep 2014, 11:36pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 534

zzyzzx   Fri, 31 Oct 2014, 1:07am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 535

This is what it's really for:
http:/.worldoftanks.com/index.php?/topic/243553-so-what-is-this-tank-catapult-solved/

mmmarvel   Fri, 31 Oct 2014, 3:10am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 536

zzyzzx   Mon, 3 Nov 2014, 10:50pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 537

zzyzzx   Mon, 3 Nov 2014, 11:28pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 538

Dan8267   Tue, 4 Nov 2014, 12:38am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike (1)     Comment 539

zzyzzx says

This is why taking a physics class is important. Conservation of momentum and kinetic energy are important. Impulse = momentum or Ft = mv is a linear relationship whereas KE = mv^2 is not. Hence, a little momentum can give a lot of kinetic energy to a low-mass hamster. The velocity of the big ball is not reflective of the velocity the hamster will be launched at.

justme   Tue, 4 Nov 2014, 1:17am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike (2)     Comment 540

Right. Perhaps someone could re-brand the "for dummies" book series. For example, it could be called

"Basic Science for Republicans"

Some of the titles could beL

"Heat-trapping properties of CO2 (for Republicans)"

"Hydrogen (H2) -- why it doesn't just come out of you water pipe (for Republicans)"

There are endless possibilities.

zzyzzx   Wed, 12 Nov 2014, 2:18am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 541

Dan8267   Wed, 12 Nov 2014, 2:36am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike (1)     Comment 542

zzyzzx says

Stop fucking bears.

mmmarvel   Wed, 12 Nov 2014, 3:55am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 543

Dan8267   Wed, 12 Nov 2014, 6:29am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike (1)     Comment 544

mmmarvel says

That is such a Creed (from The Office) thing to say.

Peter P   Wed, 12 Nov 2014, 9:02am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 545

Dan8267 says

mmmarvel says

That is such a Creed (from The Office) thing to say.

I love The Office.

Ceffer   Wed, 12 Nov 2014, 9:19am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 546

zzyzzx says

Thank God for the porn industry, or we might drop down to #10.

zzyzzx   Tue, 25 Nov 2014, 3:46am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (3)   Dislike     Comment 547

mell   Tue, 25 Nov 2014, 3:56am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 548

Ceffer says

Thank God for the porn industry, or we might drop down to #10.

Their mandatory testing and length of suspension on infection is so stringent that it's very likely not them.

mmmarvel   Tue, 25 Nov 2014, 4:15am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 549

Straw Man   Tue, 25 Nov 2014, 4:38am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 550

indigenous says

Any idea where this is?

India.

Ceffer   Sun, 30 Nov 2014, 3:12am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (3)   Dislike     Comment 551

Ceffer   Sun, 30 Nov 2014, 3:13am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (3)   Dislike     Comment 552

zzyzzx   Tue, 24 Mar 2015, 8:39am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 553

zzyzzx   Tue, 24 Mar 2015, 11:16am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 554

mmmarvel   Tue, 24 Mar 2015, 11:57am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 555

mmmarvel   Tue, 24 Mar 2015, 12:00pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 556

Safety First

zzyzzx   Thu, 4 Jun 2015, 11:09am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 557

mmmarvel   Thu, 4 Jun 2015, 12:43pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 558

mmmarvel   Thu, 4 Jun 2015, 12:44pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 559

Heraclitusstudent   Thu, 4 Jun 2015, 3:52pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 560

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thunderlips11   Fri, 5 Jun 2015, 2:55pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 562

curious2 says

If you have a source for that, I would be curious to read it. As far as I know, Einstein worked seriously at the patent office, where he was eminently qualified for his job, and did his other work on his own time.

Ist Hier:

When Einstein was asked how things functioned in the Patent Office, he replied that above all one must be able to express clearly and correctly the wording of the original patent from the description of the discovery and the patentee's claims. The work was not particularly exciting and apart from one or two exceptions it was rather soul destroying. In any case one had to sit every day for eight hours on a stool and in return for that one was given a decent wage.
...
Einstein felt free; free of academic authority and rules, and thus the Patent Office was a comfortable place for Einstein the free-thinker to hatch his most beautiful theories.
Rudolf Kayser, Einstein's son in-law writes in his biography on Einstein, "He soon discovered that he could find time to devote to his own scientific studies if he did his work in less time. But discretion was necessary, for though authorities may find slow work satisfactory, the saving of time for personal pursuits is officially forbidden.
Worried, Einstein saw to it that the small sheets of paper on which he wrote and figured vanished into his desk - drawer as soon as he heard footsteps approaching behind his door. If he had been discovered, he would have been ridiculed as well as harmed. The Director [Friedrich Haller] would have laughed at him in addition to being angry; he was too great a positivist to think much of speculative science".
...
It appears that Einstein used to write his notes on "small sheets of papers", because later one of the students at the University of Zurich described him entering class with
notes "the size of a visiting card on which he had scribbled what he wanted to tell us". On these papers Einstein very likely wrote his path breaking 1905 papers;
and these small sheets of papers the size of visiting cards could perfectly enter his desk-drawer without being discovered by Haller.


http://arxiv.org/pdf/1205.3904.pdf

Wörk ist der Key to SücceB, nein? Nein Göofing üff.

thunderlips11   Fri, 5 Jun 2015, 3:02pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 563

(Switzerland is rumored to be Germany, on Steroids):

mmmarvel   Fri, 5 Jun 2015, 3:19pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 564

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