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Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

Postby bachaddict » Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:39 am UTC

I dropped a half-empty water bottle on a freight train. It stayed on a container, surprisingly. I wonder where it will be found.

EDIT: I feel like adding an image to my pagetopper. My bottle didn't have a message, but 'Recycle' is always a good message!
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Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

Postby addams » Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:58 am UTC

bachaddict wrote:I dropped a half-empty water bottle on a freight train. It stayed on a container, surprisingly. I wonder where it will be found.

Such a human question.
Did you put a message in the bottle?

Back long ago, children and adults would, from Time to Time, put a message in a bottle.
Sometimes a message would come back.

Today, that could be an even more productive pastime.
(ech) The internet is our message in a bottle.

Still...You want to know.
Where will my bottle be found?

Who will find it?
Will that person wonder about me, the way I wonder about them?

We are so deeply social.
Our imaginations allow us to traverse space and time.

How Human of you.
To be called Human is not always an insult.

I do not mean it as an insult.
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Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

Postby tms » Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:37 am UTC

bachaddict wrote:I dropped a half-empty water bottle on a freight train. It stayed on a container, surprisingly. I wonder where it will be found.

I pictured this bottle to be unstoppered. Perhaps due to the phrase with the glass.
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Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

Postby bachaddict » Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:10 am UTC

tms wrote:
bachaddict wrote:I dropped a half-empty water bottle on a freight train. It stayed on a container, surprisingly. I wonder where it will be found.

I pictured this bottle to be unstoppered. Perhaps due to the phrase with the glass.

It was just a bottle I found near the overbridge, which happened to be not quite empty. The container edges might be high enough to keep it on until the container is removed. I should drop a message in a bottle into an empty coal train!
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Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

Postby addams » Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:27 am UTC

bachaddict wrote:
tms wrote:
bachaddict wrote:I dropped a half-empty water bottle on a freight train. It stayed on a container, surprisingly. I wonder where it will be found.

I pictured this bottle to be unstoppered. Perhaps due to the phrase with the glass.

It was just a bottle I found near the overbridge, which happened to be not quite empty. The container edges might be high enough to keep it on until the container is removed. I should drop a message in a bottle into an empty coal train!

What will the message say?

Traditionally we used wine bottles.
We threw them into the Ocean on a receding tide.

oh! Dip the corked bottle opening in wax.
I'm not sure it helps. It's tradition.
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Postby roband » Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:54 am UTC

You're not optimistic about it being found then. Interesting.

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Postby Magnanimous » Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:57 am UTC

We should really bring back messages in bottles. It makes the world a weirder place.

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Postby UniqueScreenname » Fri Nov 21, 2014 11:21 am UTC

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Doo da dum doo da dum doo da dum doo da do-dum
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Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

Postby addams » Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:51 pm UTC

roband wrote:You're not optimistic about it being found then. Interesting.

Think about it.
Think about standing on the edge of the Pacific Ocean.

Look at The Ocean.
Look at the Wine Bottle.

I'm not good at Math.
You do it.

Statistically.
What are the chances?

Its like Santa-fucking-Claws.
A child's imagination can easily believe a Chinese Child will find his message in a week, or so.
An Adult does not easily believe that. I don't know where the bottles go.

If they follow the currents....
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Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

Postby roband » Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:23 pm UTC

Shit, I just meant he said "half empty" and not "half full".

The idea of
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amuses me though :D

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Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

Postby mathmannix » Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:03 pm UTC

Although this is just my own theory/logic, I believe the whole half-empty = pessimist / half-full = optimist idea comes from the idea that if you see an 8-ounce glass with 4 ounces of water in it, and no idea how it came to be that way, you are an optimist if you think it was filled up that way (and will continue to be filled more if the trend continues), but a pessimist will assume it used to be a full glass of water and then somebody drank half of it. It is based on what you assume when you don't know the truth about something. This is summed up in the common response, "depends on if you're drinking or pouring."

If it is your water bottle, you should know its history, though - and my guess would be that it was only filled the one time, by the bottling company, and then at some point in the recent past, you drank half of it. Therefore it is half-empty.
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Postby speising » Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:16 pm UTC

mathmannix wrote:Although this is just my own theory/logic, I believe the whole half-empty = pessimist / half-full = optimist idea comes from the idea that if you see an 8-ounce glass with 4 ounces of water in it, and no idea how it came to be that way, you are an optimist if you think it was filled up that way (and will continue to be filled more if the trend continues), but a pessimist will assume it used to be a full glass of water and then somebody drank half of it. It is based on what you assume when you don't know the truth about something. This is summed up in the common response, "depends on if you're drinking or pouring."

If it is your water bottle, you should know its history, though - and my guess would be that it was only filled the one time, by the bottling company, and then at some point in the recent past, you drank half of it. Therefore it is half-empty.

already half empty or still half full. it works both ways.

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Postby Shro » Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:17 pm UTC

Or it's holding exactly the amount of water that you need.
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Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

Postby bachaddict » Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:38 pm UTC

roband wrote:Shit, I just meant he said "half empty" and not "half full".

The idea of
addams wrote:Santa-fucking-Claws
amuses me though :D

Good joke. I didn't get it until you explained it :D
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Postby Sombrero Cat » Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:42 pm UTC

It's actually a really funny story, now that I'm out of there. What a crazy bunch! I met her in front of a taco stand after a night of drinking. Next thing ya know, I got a live in "old lady" with a flea bag mutt. So, a breaking bad Winnebago pulls up the next morning and some dude starts throwing all her stuff on the curb. There was a baby pool, dog, cloths, jumper cables, and arm cuff...Dude looks right at me and says "change of command!". No shit, "change of command!" then he peels out to make a point, but its a dead end road and he cant turn around. So, as the lawn sale is getting cleaned up, this dude slowly backs his way out of the narrow street. Nothing but another bag of Southern shit. Didn't buy it from go...The butterfly is because she had a butterfly tattoo, and drank more than anyone I know. I mean she could put down gallons of tequila and cases of beer in a day. No doubt assisted by her pill bag. Very ugly ducklings.

So, now I'm starting to sober up and evaluating what I got myself into...The contract/Patient lawyer from San Diego turned out to be something entirely different. That, my friends, was the start of an interesting study. Dirt bag bikers, or acting the part. Dear Lord. I so wish I could show you the before during and after photos. To be fair, it was very entertaining.
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Postby UniqueScreenname » Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:54 pm UTC

mathmannix wrote:Although this is just my own theory/logic, I believe the whole half-empty = pessimist / half-full = optimist idea comes from the idea that if you see an 8-ounce glass with 4 ounces of water in it, and no idea how it came to be that way, you are an optimist if you think it was filled up that way (and will continue to be filled more if the trend continues), but a pessimist will assume it used to be a full glass of water and then somebody drank half of it. It is based on what you assume when you don't know the truth about something. This is summed up in the common response, "depends on if you're drinking or pouring."

If it is your water bottle, you should know its history, though - and my guess would be that it was only filled the one time, by the bottling company, and then at some point in the recent past, you drank half of it. Therefore it is half-empty.

But then there's the fact that the saying says glass and you have a bottle. So did that bottle get filled up from a glass or is the glass being filled by the bottle? Or is it both at the same time? Is it Shroedinger's water?
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Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

Postby Whizbang » Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:25 pm UTC

mathmannix wrote:This is summed up in the common response, "depends on if you're drinking or pouring."


I have never heard this response.

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Postby You, sir, name? » Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:27 am UTC

If you freeze and then thaw sour cream, it changes...
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Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

Postby Seven » Sat Nov 22, 2014 5:51 pm UTC

Whizbang wrote:
mathmannix wrote:This is summed up in the common response, "depends on if you're drinking or pouring."

I have never heard this response.
Me either!
This is worth considering from every angle. Thank you for the insight!

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Postby addams » Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:33 pm UTC

Seven wrote:
Whizbang wrote:
mathmannix wrote:This is summed up in the common response, "depends on if you're drinking or pouring."

I have never heard this response.
Me either!
This is worth considering from every angle. Thank you for the insight!

Can you read the message etched in bottom of that glass?
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Postby poxic » Sat Nov 22, 2014 6:58 pm UTC

Bottoms up and we'll find out.
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Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

Postby bachaddict » Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:40 pm UTC

Crosspost from TIL, but it's just too relevant to this thread not to post!

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Postby Aleril » Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:12 am UTC

roband wrote:Shit, I just meant he said "half empty" and not "half full".

The idea of
addams wrote:Santa-fucking-Claws
amuses me though :D



"I'M SANTA-FUCKING-CLAWS" sounds like something an evil Santa villain in a cheesy horror movie would say right before taking out one of his victims by like

I dunno

shoving a huge candy cane in their mouth.
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Postby Weeks » Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:45 am UTC

It's a machine gun that fires peppermint bullets.
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Postby Sombrero Cat » Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:08 am UTC

Que Tal, Weeks? Hope all is well.

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Postby addams » Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:15 am UTC

Aleril wrote:
roband wrote:Shit, I just meant he said "half empty" and not "half full".

The idea of
addams wrote:Santa-fucking-Claws
amuses me though :D



"I'M SANTA-FUCKING-CLAWS" sounds like something an evil Santa villain in a cheesy horror movie would say right before taking out one of his victims by like

I dunno

shoving a huge candy cane in their mouth.

A fictional character would be hard pressed to cause as much damage as a Real Santa-fucking-Claws.
"I'M SANTA-FUCKING-CLAWS" the drunk bastard declares, before he fucks up more than we can Unfuck.

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Postby Weeks » Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:21 am UTC

Sombrero Cat wrote:Que Tal, Weeks? Hope all is well.
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Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

Postby roband » Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:57 am UTC

mathmannix wrote:Although this is just my own theory/logic, I believe the whole half-empty = pessimist / half-full = optimist idea comes from the idea that if you see an 8-ounce glass with 4 ounces of water in it, and no idea how it came to be that way, you are an optimist if you think it was filled up that way (and will continue to be filled more if the trend continues), but a pessimist will assume it used to be a full glass of water and then somebody drank half of it. It is based on what you assume when you don't know the truth about something. This is summed up in the common response, "depends on if you're drinking or pouring."

If it is your water bottle, you should know its history, though - and my guess would be that it was only filled the one time, by the bottling company, and then at some point in the recent past, you drank half of it. Therefore it is half-empty.

Not trying to put you down here, but isn't that THE theory?

Also, I believe the bottle was found and then placed wherever it was placed (seems like the original post we're discussing was a while ago now). Who knows if the bottle started off empty OR full?

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Postby UniqueScreenname » Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:29 pm UTC

Don't all glasses start off empty?
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Postby partschmants » Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:39 pm UTC

Aren't all glasses filled with air the second they're created?

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quiubo? New word for me and Google translate. Found it.

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Postby Quercus » Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:20 pm UTC

partschmants wrote:Aren't all glasses filled with air the second they're created?


It's even earlier than that - they are filled with air while they are being created (glasses are typically made by blowing the molten glass into a mould using compressed air).

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Postby roband » Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:00 pm UTC

UniqueScreenname wrote:Don't all glasses start off empty?

Of course, but in this discussion, surely it depends on what the last action was (as mentioned by that previous poster).

We can't know if the last action was to add liquid to, or remove liquid from, the bottle.

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Postby roband » Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:18 pm UTC

Was it empty then filled up partly with rain, or dropped when fuller than it was and partially spilled?

Partly/partially. Spilled/spilt.

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Postby You, sir, name? » Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:25 pm UTC

I feel oddly compelled to go into space and make a glass that has never been full of anything.
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Postby UniqueScreenname » Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:38 pm UTC

Or make a glass underwater that's never been empty.
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Postby You, sir, name? » Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:15 pm UTC

Hmm, it's probably harder to make a glass in the vacuum of space than it is to make one under water.
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Re: (F)leeting (A)nd (R)andom (T)houghts

Postby Ubik » Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:29 pm UTC

My intuition says it would be the other way, underwater the glass would not stay hot enough for blowing. Without gravity things would get tricky, but on the other hand all the material I've seen of glassblowers at work, they're constantly rotating the blowpipe and the piece of glass to prevent it from becoming lopsided.

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Postby You, sir, name? » Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:37 pm UTC

Ubik wrote:My intuition says it would be the other way, underwater the glass would not stay hot enough for blowing. Without gravity things would get tricky, but on the other hand all the material I've seen of glassblowers at work, they're constantly rotating the blowpipe and the piece of glass to prevent it from becoming lopsided.


Yeah, that was what I was trying to say. Only I got it the wrong way around :P

If there exists a pressure where both water and silicon is liquid, it's pretty high.
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