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#25837 - 07/10/12 05:02 PM Re: Update: What In The World Happened Here? XLVI (46): [Re: wagga]
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Originally Posted By: wagga
Random Silliness II (2):

Note: Random silliness I (1) somehow ended up on the wrong thread, where it was maligned, exposed, and made the butt of jokes.

What would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90% of the speed of light?



LOL! I love this part:
"A careful reading of official Major League Baseball Rule 6.08(b) suggests that in this situation, the batter would be considered "hit by pitch", and would be eligible to advance to first base."

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#25838 - 07/10/12 05:15 PM New: What In The World Happened Here? CXLI (141): [Re: tdtz]
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What In The World Happened Here? CXLI (141):



Answer:

7kMuIZGgOSgDTc8lEr49HrASRYaAhe3fxtSNtzIGDsbyJHvrkX91BgWTd/NuPhbJvEQTnE4hFlhlwK6D
trwezLzxeMb/nas8suFNhitBiW+KQxP0txEk1ldU44BX2/lNVdvSwND5NdGQjsB81OJOHDvidbPIuLtY
33Nsf9EhcwUe3C2eFr0lllTCTd8azqZNkVSxDdLNoo32FBjdW84F0qszEPqb7BaxrSfF3EhUmyhOZajW
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#25839 - 07/10/12 05:45 PM Re: Update: What In The World Happened Here? XLVI (46): [Re: wagga]
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Originally Posted By: wagga
Random Silliness II (2):

Note: Random silliness I (1) somehow ended up on the wrong thread, where it was maligned, exposed, and made the butt of jokes.

What would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90% of the speed of light?



Actually, it deserved all of any abuse it attracted. It failed to answer the question. It didn't begin to address the question of trying to hit it. It only discussed the effect of throwing it, and assumed way too much about how one might actually try to hit it.

If the effect of pitching it (which is all that was answered) is so easily predictable (and it is) then it would stand to reason that the act of trying to hit it would anticipate what one was trying to hit.

If I tried to hit it, it wouldn't be with a silly wooden bat while I am standing right in the path of the advancing plasma ball. Hey any hitter knows: bat speed is everything. I'd launch the bat at it (by a remote device BTW) at about T plus 70 nanoseconds, at .95c. Now let's see what would happen.
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#25846 - 07/10/12 08:41 PM Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CXLI (141): [Re: wagga]
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Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? CXLI (141):


(What a horse does to rid itself of a rider) +
(Valley pillaged by LA) +
(Lake at the top of 39) +
(Where a princess lives)

And it's not far from Rick Kent.

Not a venue I had ever seen, but I figured out the make of the car, which allows someone with fewer skills than Sherlock Holmes to search it out with a little help from Google.

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#25849 - 07/10/12 09:11 PM What In The World Happened Here? CXLII (142): [Re: wagga]
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What In The World Happened Here? CXLII (142):



50 years!

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#25856 - 07/11/12 12:11 AM Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CXLI (141): [Re: AlanK]
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Loc: Fresno, CA
Originally Posted By: AlanK
(What a horse does to rid itself of a rider) +
(Valley pillaged by LA) +
(Lake at the top of 39) +
(Where a princess lives)

And it's not far from Rick Kent.

Not a venue I had ever seen, but I figured out the make of the car, which allows someone with fewer skills than Sherlock Holmes to search it out with a little help from Google.

like! Now those are hints I can understand! Wagga looked up the joint Sunday afternoon, but it closed after brunch.

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#25858 - 07/11/12 06:20 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXLII (142): [Re: AlanK]
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Originally Posted By: AlanK
What In The World Happened Here? CXLII (142):



50 years!

Lonely little star, still waiting for a telephone call, because it first played with a starfish.
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#25933 - 07/14/12 01:24 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXLII (142): [Re: wagga]
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Originally Posted By: wagga
Originally Posted By: AlanK
What In The World Happened Here? CXLII (142):



50 years!

Lonely little star, still waiting for a telephone call, because it first played with a starfish.


Sorry, can't hear you, the Tornados will just have to wait: too many stray electrons in the field right now . . .
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#25938 - 07/14/12 02:38 PM What In The World Happened Here? CXLIII(143): [Re: saltydog]
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What In The World Happened Here? CXLIII (143):



World's biggest!

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#25941 - 07/14/12 04:04 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXLIII (143): [Re: AlanK]
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What In The World Happened Here? CXL (140):

Mick & Heath were seen in the vicinity.

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#25944 - 07/14/12 05:43 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXLIII (143): [Re: AlanK]
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Originally Posted By: AlanK
What In The World Happened Here? CXLIII (143):


World's biggest


Does it take really big fingers to play the course, or is that just a crock?
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#25948 - 07/14/12 10:16 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXLIII (143): [Re: saltydog]
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Originally Posted By: saltydog
What In The World Happened Here? CXLIII (143):


World's biggest


Sorry: someone is barking up the wrong tree. I should have known better: this is near where I went to school, and where many of us have climbed. This is Big Doug, not Big Monty, but its still Big Fingers
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#25956 - 07/15/12 09:59 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXLIII (143): [Re: saltydog]
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Originally Posted By: saltydog
Sorry: someone is barking up the wrong tree. I should have known better: this is near where I went to school, and where many of us have climbed. This is Big Doug, not Big Monty, but its still Big Fingers

Yeah, Big Doug. I walked by him again on Friday.

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#25959 - 07/15/12 10:43 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXLIII (143): [Re: AlanK]
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Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: saltydog
Sorry: someone is barking up the wrong tree. I should have known better: this is near where I went to school, and where many of us have climbed. This is Big Doug, not Big Monty, but its still Big Fingers

Yeah, Big Doug. I walked by him again on Friday.


Do you know the owner? I think we used to party in that house back in the day. A lot of frat cabins up in BC back then, and this looks really familiar. One reason I mistook it for farther north. I lived on Central Avenue, crawling distance from the Midway.
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#25969 - 07/15/12 02:13 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXLIII (143): [Re: saltydog]
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Originally Posted By: saltydog
Do you know the owner? I think we used to party in that house back in the day. A lot of frat cabins up in BC back then, and this looks really familiar. One reason I mistook it for farther north. I lived on Central Avenue, crawling distance from the Midway.

I don't know the owner. I have walked by enough times and this time I was inspired to take a picture of the sign.



How long ago, exactly was "the day"? And, referring to "Meet me at the Midway", when exactly was the fire?

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#25975 - 07/15/12 05:39 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXLIII (143): [Re: AlanK]
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Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: saltydog
Do you know the owner? I think we used to party in that house back in the day. A lot of frat cabins up in BC back then, and this looks really familiar. One reason I mistook it for farther north. I lived on Central Avenue, crawling distance from the Midway.

I don't know the owner. I have walked by enough times and this time I was inspired to take a picture of the sign.



How long ago, exactly was "the day"? And, referring to "Meet me at the Midway", when exactly was the fire?


"Exactly"? You're kidding, right? This was Claremont, in the 60's; "when exactly" is a contradiction in terms. Especially having to do with the Midway. Anybody who tells you "exactly" when anything happened in Claremont before 1975 or so wasn't there; they looked it up.

The day, for me, was, oh late 60's into the mid 70's. Zappa had already been through, but the Padua Hills art colony was going strong.

If you can get one of the bumper stickers with your quote, its probably worth a fortune at the Pomona Art Museum. Fire was in the late 70's. I think the In'n Out might still be there, corner of Central & Foothill.
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#25976 - 07/15/12 06:50 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXLIII (143): [Re: saltydog]
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Originally Posted By: saltydog
"Exactly"? You're kidding, right? This was Claremont, in the 60's; "when exactly" is a contradiction in terms. Especially having to do with the Midway. Anybody who tells you "exactly" when anything happened in Claremont before 1975 or so wasn't there; they looked it up.

The day, for me, was, oh late 60's into the mid 70's. Zappa had already been through, but the Padua Hills art colony was going strong.

If you can get one of the bumper stickers with your quote, its probably worth a fortune at the Pomona Art Museum. Fire was in the late 70's. I think the In'n Out might still be there, corner of Central & Foothill.


OK, I serve 'em up... great answer.

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#25979 - 07/15/12 07:30 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXLIII (143): [Re: AlanK]
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So Schrodiger's cat walks into the Midway, and doesn't.

Speaking of great answers, got one? My daughter just asked me this: so Dad, does this mean that there's a non-zero probability of absolute certainty?
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#25982 - 07/15/12 08:02 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXLIII (143): [Re: saltydog]
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Originally Posted By: saltydog
Speaking of great answers, got one? My daughter just asked me this: so Dad, does this mean that there's a non-zero probability of absolute certainty?

There's an absolute probability of non-zero certainty.

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#25984 - 07/15/12 08:24 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXLIII (143): [Re: wagga]
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Originally Posted By: wagga
What In The World Happened Here? CXL (140):

Mick & Heath were seen in the vicinity.

That rings a bell. Does this overlap with an earlier puzzle that concerned adventures in NSW?

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