The Last Person To Post Wins : Episode # 61

Mike Hewson
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[Rules:]

1. Winner of the last thread starts the new one with a post of these rules. 

2. Chooses a future event which triggers the winner, e.g. post number, date-time, and records it privately somehow (yellow sticky, etc.) 

3. Everyone has fun posting until the target event is reached. 

4. When the target is reached, old winner posts declaration of new winner and also PMs them. 

5. Shortly after this a Mod will lock the recently won thread. 

6. No double posts. Violator buys a round for the house in The SETI Refugee Pub. 

7. Additional rule -- No posts that APPEAR to be blank - these will be ignored or deleted. (Sig lines do not count as part of a post.)

Cheers, Mike.

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter. Blaise Pascal

Mike Hewson
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FWIW in three days time will

FWIW in three days time will be the 35th anniversary of the death of the legendary theoretical physicist Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac. A quiet & withdrawn intellectual giant of the times back in the early days of formulating Quantum Mechanics. A contemporary of Einstein, Schroedinger, Born, de Broglie, Heisenberg, Pauli, Planck, Bohr & others. Responsible for bringing together many ideas, inventing a clever new notation, and the author of the masterpiece Principles of Quantum Mechanics. Of which I am attempting to read through now. Not an easy read though, you'd best already know a basic slab of QM to try. Still worth the effort anyway. It's actually surprising how many of the midwives of QM didn't really like it, but were forced to their conclusions by following experimental results closely.

Cheers, Mike.

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter. Blaise Pascal

mikey
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CONGRATULATIONS on your win

CONGRATULATIONS on your win Mike Hewson!!

AND I hope you make it thru the book too, for me even a Cliff Notes version would be 'too deep'.

RandyC
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I claim the first WIN!!!

I claim the first WIN!!!

Seti Classic Final Total: 11446 WU.

mikey
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RandyC wrote:I claim the

RandyC wrote:
I claim the first WIN!!!

Okay!

cecht
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I like the new set of rules

I like the new set of rules for this round Mike! By, "No posts that APPEAR to be blank", do you mean posts that are devoid of thought as well as content?  If so, I will have to change my approach to this forum.

 

Ideas are not fixed, nor should they be; we live in model-dependent reality.

Gary Charpentier
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What is this new rule about

What is this new rule about appear to be blank posts anyway?  I just think is is a attempt to silence posters who read the real rules on how to format posts. Am I right?  Oh I win!

mikey
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Gary Charpentier wrote:What

Gary Charpentier wrote:
[color]What is this new rule about appear to be blank posts anyway?  I just think is is a attempt to silence posters who read the real rules on how to format posts.[/color] Am I right?  Oh I win!

I have no idea but no you are not winning because I am!!

Mike Hewson
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Actually that rule has snuck

Actually that rule has snuck in since I last did this. I've just carried over the rules from the last thread. As for thought and content, well, that requirement is as lax as always. :-)

Cheers, Mike.

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter. Blaise Pascal

cecht
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Mike Hewson wrote:....As for

Mike Hewson wrote:
....As for thought and content, well, that requirement is as lax as always. :-)

Whew!

Ideas are not fixed, nor should they be; we live in model-dependent reality.

Gary Charpentier
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cecht wrote:Mike Hewson

cecht wrote:
Mike Hewson wrote:
....As for thought and content, well, that requirement is as lax as always. :-)
Whew!

Sacrebleu

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