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Old 10-29-2006, 01:52 AM
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So the cat is either, alive, dead, or smooshed into a box-shape? Poor Schrodinger!
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Old 10-29-2006, 01:44 PM
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I preferred the "Heisenberg certainty principle of video compression", myself... using cats and boxes for a noble cause.

"Heisenberg's certainty principle of video compression. It's a famous quantum physics experiment which videoed cats in boxes. The more cats, the more certainty that you'll get quantum disturbance in video compression."

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Old 11-01-2006, 12:23 AM
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Are cats capable of a noble cause? I thought that's why Scott Adams made one the Evil Director of Human Resources and people like to throw flat cats.
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Note that I never said the cats were doing anything noble, just that they were being put to use for a noble cause.

Sort of like throwing a demented serial-killer into a pack of Nazis. Come to think of it... that's a pretty good description of Bloodrayne 1.
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Old 11-01-2006, 02:17 AM
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But isn't it "anti-noble" to use people to create a "noble" effect?
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ignoble actions in the service of a noble cause is hardly without precedent...
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So the cat is either, alive, dead, or smooshed into a box-shape? Poor Schrodinger!
The cat's name is not Schrödinger.
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No, poor Schrödinger is right. He loved that cat. He just ran out of grant money and needed a test subject. Poor in more ways than one, actually.
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Old 11-02-2006, 03:19 AM
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Okay, the cat in the box is not Schrodinger, but Carter/Narim's cat is. He's the first cat to become intangible; give him some credit.
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Old 11-02-2006, 04:44 PM
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Besides, the cat is not either dead or alive at all. The point is, he's both.
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Old 11-02-2006, 06:13 PM
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Old 11-02-2006, 09:06 PM
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Now that's just weird. Not that we really have a theological soapbox to stand on, given the kind of stuff that we do around here...
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Okay, the cat in the box is not Schrodinger, but Carter/Narim's cat is. He's the first cat to become intangible; give him some credit.
Are you sure?

Perhaps you should ask Svlad about that...
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Svlad. Cjelli.

Nate, you really should get caught up on your reading, don't you think?
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I was writing an answer earlier, when the server decided to *Blarf!*

To reconstitute:

Misspelling? Meh, I just like to twit people about it now and then, for my own (and yes, possibly unhealthy) amusement. The fact that you didn't seem to recognize the name could be seen as a more serious matter, ultimately, than how you spelled it.
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Oh mercy me, I can't go on now that I've made the deadly sin of misspelling a word! My heart will go on, though...
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Oh, and I chose a thread at random to explain my avatar. I'm totally okay with "Moderate THIS," but this avatar is not the ordinary charging Radd. It's from a Fourth Wall Week strip where he uses the Power of Cheese to defeat Kobayashi. That's why he's yellow instead of the standard blue and white. Kobayashi can't defeat him because he has preservatives in his cheese form.
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