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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Tomlidich the second » Mon Jul 29, 2013 5:01 pm UTC

today i learned, its a good idea to work into long rides, rather than going 90 km right off the bat, as fast as i could.

my legs, they burn.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby roband » Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:32 pm UTC

NINETY K?!? On a pedal bike?

I just did 10 today, but it was my first day back in the gym in months.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Magnanimous » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:14 am UTC

roband wrote:NINETY K?!? On a pedal bike?

I just did 10 today, but it was my first day back in the gym in months.

That's nothing compared to the Seattle to Portland ride, which is exactly what it sounds like. 325 km, and people have done it in a single day.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Tomlidich the second » Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:06 am UTC

Magnanimous wrote:
roband wrote:NINETY K?!? On a pedal bike?

I just did 10 today, but it was my first day back in the gym in months.

That's nothing compared to the Seattle to Portland ride, which is exactly what it sounds like. 325 km, and people have done it in a single day.

hehe thats exactly the kind of thing im training for.
though, i probably am not there yet, evidenced by the sorry state of my muscles today.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby addams » Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:38 am UTC

Tomlidich the second wrote:today i learned, its a good idea to work into long rides, rather than going 90 km right off the bat, as fast as i could.

my legs, they burn.


It will feel so good in a few days.
As your legs get strong, again.

I loved the feeling of being Strong.
When walking fast was as effortless as soaring.

Good You! Be careful.
Some cars have Jerks inside of them.
Some cars have Stupid people inside of them.
All cars are larger than the Best man on a push bike.

Hiking is dangerous, too.
Fewer cars.

I did not learn about cars, today.
I did learn. It took a while.

I never stopped loving my bike.
I never stopped loving to hike.

I did start riding a motorcycle for a while.
On a motorcycle I could see an Asshole in a car and with the twist of my wrist,
Walk Away from Danger. I could not do that on a push bike.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby roband » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:50 am UTC

Magnanimous wrote:
roband wrote:NINETY K?!? On a pedal bike?

I just did 10 today, but it was my first day back in the gym in months.

That's nothing compared to the Seattle to Portland ride, which is exactly what it sounds like. 325 km, and people have done it in a single day.

Fuck. That.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Negrebskoh » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:38 am UTC

roband wrote:
Magnanimous wrote:
roband wrote:NINETY K?!? On a pedal bike?

I just did 10 today, but it was my first day back in the gym in months.

That's nothing compared to the Seattle to Portland ride, which is exactly what it sounds like. 325 km, and people have done it in a single day.

Fuck. That.

You may want to avoid looking at the stats of the 1919 Tour de France.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby roband » Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:44 am UTC

That doesn't even make sense in my head. I could work it out, but they must have been cycling for a stupid amount of hours in the day.

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Postby SecondTalon » Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:30 pm UTC

All of them. All the hours.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Tomlidich the second » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:12 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:All of them. All the hours.

pretty much how it works.

live on the bike, eat on the bike, drink on the bike, HOPEFULLY not die on the bike.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Izawwlgood » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:28 pm UTC

roband wrote:That doesn't even make sense in my head. I could work it out, but they must have been cycling for a stupid amount of hours in the day.

http://www.badassoftheweek.com/young.html

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Moose Anus » Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:51 pm UTC

Izawwlgood wrote:
roband wrote:That doesn't even make sense in my head. I could work it out, but they must have been cycling for a stupid amount of hours in the day.

http://www.badassoftheweek.com/young.html

Just sayin'.
TIL... that's pretty badass.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Tomlidich the second » Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:13 pm UTC

Izawwlgood wrote:
roband wrote:That doesn't even make sense in my head. I could work it out, but they must have been cycling for a stupid amount of hours in the day.

http://www.badassoftheweek.com/young.html

Just sayin'.

i....... what?

thats really quite remarkable.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby addams » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:37 pm UTC

Moose Anus wrote:
Izawwlgood wrote:
roband wrote:That doesn't even make sense in my head. I could work it out, but they must have been cycling for a stupid amount of hours in the day.

http://www.badassoftheweek.com/young.html

Just sayin'.
TIL... that's pretty badass.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cliff_Young_(athlete)
And; It could be true.

The funniest one might be what The Scotts do.
I walked it in the nicest weather God ever Blessed the West Highland Way with.

The Weather is not always nice. I don't know how far those guys Run.
The way I understand it:
They must Run in Teams.
They don't Call the Race because of Rain.

They Run in Rain. That is not so hard to believe.
Most sane folk will run out of Rain.

Those guys take Days to do it.
They Run Up! Those hills are called Mountains, there.
Some of them are a Tough Climb.

They Run Down. I saw a Mountain Goat that didn't make it.
That is a Tough Course.

i read stories. I walked part of the course under blue skies, in sunshine.
Those poor people. Scotsmen only Have To do it Once; I hope.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Rodion Raskolnikov » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:51 pm UTC

addams wrote:The funniest one might be what The Scotts do.
I walked it in the nicest weather God ever Blessed the West Highland Way with.

I live five minutes from the end of the West Highland Way, but I've not got round to walking it yet though. You're very lucky if you got nice weather the whole way. But well done.

There is an annual race from start to finish on the West Highland Way, which is 154km (96 miles) long, over reasonably hilly ground. I was covering the end of the race one year for work, and there was one guy who wasn't stopping at the finishing line but instead continued on during the night to Portree on Skye - another 173km/108 miles. That's more than 7 and a half marathons, back-to-back. And I don't think he was even a professional.

edit: I looked it up, it took him 44 hours and 30 minutes. The BBC covered the story

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby gmalivuk » Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:58 pm UTC

phlip wrote:TREE(3) is approximately fucking huge, even compared to xkcd's number. A(g64,g64) isn't really that much bigger than g64, in the grand scheme of ridiculously-huge numbers.
I know this is old, but I just wanted to point out that A(g64,g64) is smaller than g65. So yeah, in an absolute sense it is of course unimaginably bigger, but in the sense of iterative functions, it's less than one step away.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Tomlidich the second » Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:52 pm UTC

gmalivuk wrote:
phlip wrote:TREE(3) is approximately fucking huge, even compared to xkcd's number. A(g64,g64) isn't really that much bigger than g64, in the grand scheme of ridiculously-huge numbers.
I know this is old, but I just wanted to point out that A(g64,g64) is smaller than g65. So yeah, in an absolute sense it is of course unimaginably bigger, but in the sense of iterative functions, it's less than one step away.



i have never been any good at scientific notation and the like, how large is that in standard decimal format?
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Adacore » Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:03 pm UTC

Tomlidich the second wrote:i have never been any good at scientific notation and the like, how large is that in standard decimal format?

Very, very large indeed. Probably too large to easily explain using decimal notation: it is a large number of orders of magnitude more than the number of particles in the universe. David Morgan-Marr over at Irregular Webcomic did a decent job explaining it in the annotation to this comic.

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Postby eSOANEM » Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:09 pm UTC

I'm pretty sure that, not only is the decimal notation for the those numbers far too big to right, but their value expressed in scientific notation is too. Likewise their order of magnitude in scientific notation.

And that's just for g64. The other numbers are so much larger they make g64 look like a good approximation to 0.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby brenok » Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:15 pm UTC

Something I find interesting about is kind of number is that I could make up any fact about them and probably still be correct.

For instance, I could say: "If you took the number of the digits of this number, and them took the logarithm of this number of digits, and every man that ever lived did this once a second repeatedly from the Big Bang to the heat death of the Universe, there still wouldn't be enough particles to express the number of digits of the final number."

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby SurgicalSteel » Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:29 pm UTC

Does it have any purpose or is it just a ludicrously big number for the sake of being a ludicrously big number?
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby e^iπ+1=0 » Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:37 pm UTC

Graham's number was an upper bound for some geometry problem. This one, apparently. And the Ackermann function is "one of the simplest and earliest-discovered examples of a total computable function that is not primitive recursive".[1] Yeah, I don't know what that means either.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby addams » Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:47 pm UTC

SurgicalSteel wrote:Does it have any purpose or is it just a ludicrously big number for the sake of being a ludicrously big number?

Humans.
We think about thinking.
Then we think about how much more we might think.

Then we wonder: Stuff.

Not all Humans do that.
Some think about thinking and Stop There.

I spoke with a man that gets paid to Think about Thinking, today.
He Took a Class. A class about thinking.

He spoke about the paper he wrote.
The title of the paper was: "This Is Stupid."

Not everyone Takes to thinking. I am not reassured by listening to Professionals, sometimes.
Our professionals do not have Respect for their own disciplines, sometimes.

The title of that paper is an expression of Immaturity or an inability to understand the subject matter.
Thinking about all the Atoms that make up our Universe is done by some people before they finish Coffee in the morning.

And; God Bless Them.
Someone, Somewhere is Thinking!

I did not learn about people Thinking, today.
Today I need reassurance it happens, somewhere.

Not all thinking is Equal.
It does not matter in the Final Analysis.

Not what I think; Not what you think.
What we do will matter very little to the Universe in The End.

What we do matters to us. And; Sometimes to each other.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby chridd » Fri Aug 02, 2013 1:01 am UTC

e^iπ+1=0 wrote:And the Ackermann function is "one of the simplest and earliest-discovered examples of a total computable function that is not primitive recursive".[1] Yeah, I don't know what that means either.
  • Computable function: A function that an ideal computer (with unlimited memory) can calculate.
  • Total: Every input to the function gives an output (so, not something like f(x) = 1/x, because that doesn't give an output when x = 0). In particular, if one wrote a computer program to calculate the result of the function, the program would eventually give an answer, rather than going into an infinite loop (though, again, this is an ideal computer, not constrained by how long the universe will last, etc.).
  • Primitive recursive: A restricted type of computable function. We know that all primitive recursive functions are total. Most total computable functions that we care about are primitive recursive.

So, in other words, most computer programs that we know will eventually stop and give a result calculate primitive recursive functions. However, the Ackermann function isn't primitive recursive, but we still know a computer program calculating it will eventually stop and give a result (at least, if we ignore the physical limits of our universe).
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby addams » Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:01 am UTC

Rodion Raskolnikov wrote:
addams wrote:The funniest one might be what The Scotts do.
I walked it in the nicest weather God ever Blessed the West Highland Way with.

I live five minutes from the end of the West Highland Way, but I've not got round to walking it yet though. You're very lucky if you got nice weather the whole way. But well done.

There is an annual race from start to finish on the West Highland Way, which is 154km (96 miles) long, over reasonably hilly ground. I was covering the end of the race one year for work, and there was one guy who wasn't stopping at the finishing line but instead continued on during the night to Portree on Skye - another 173km/108 miles. That's more than 7 and a half marathons, back-to-back. And I don't think he was even a professional.

edit: I looked it up, it took him 44 hours and 30 minutes. The BBC covered the story

Gasp!
You live there?

How wonderful is it?
I know. I know.

Scotland is like everywhere else.
It is grand for those that love and are loved.

I loved Scotland. It is so much like Home.
Rainy and cool weather. Rolling Green Hills.

I did not walk the entire W.H.W.
I walked enough of it.

I took the train along a stretch I had walked.
I could see the trail from the train for a while.

It was Great! To be effortlessly zooming along.
The effortless part had depth, because I had Walked That!

It was So Great to be Not Walking.
Some of that was Tough Walking.

I took a test for a University Class from a little hotel in the middle of No Where.
I needed to use their Fax.

Some Fat Rat gave me the choice; University Class or West Highland Way.
I had to say; "Both." And; I Did It! yey.

I talk too much.
That walk meant a lot to me.

That walk. I sang the Loc limen song over and over.
I could hardly believe I was Really There.

That is the Land of Stories and Far Away.
That is where some part of what we are comes from.

The Glasgow Bus Drivers were Out.
I liked those guys. They have Tattoos.

The first time one of them showed me his Tattoo He said.
W.e H.ate W.omen.

I loved that club. I wanted to be one!
They let me, for a while.

That is the most amazing Country.
The people on The West Hyland Way are interesting.

Many were Open to being friends, of sorts.
I ate a meal with some Young Austrian Men.

Those guys were memorable, too.
One was in Shoes he should not have been wearing.

He had blisters. His friend had blisters, too.
The other guy had shoes like mine.

It is nice in a strange way to have a public pen pal in Scotland.
I was not there long. Glasgow is so Gotham City.

Big Dark Architecture.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Rennie_Mackintosh
This guy.

I was fed up with the whole thing by the time I got out of the City.
Of course, he was a genus. Some of those people acted like they Owned Him.

Besides; Nothing new under the Sun.
Those chairs are like Shaker Chairs.

I did not want to be an Artist.
Artists are not loved until they are dead.

I wanted to be loved while I lived.
ooops.

Of course, I had ear rings with a Mackintosh design.
I am not good with cities. That city was Overwhelming.

The Authar's Seat? Did you do that?
Some kind of Scott Tradition.

To be a Scott Man is hard.
Run up Mountains.

Walk 65 miles with a Team to get a Tattoo.
That is an impressive Tattoo.

And; Live with that Heavy Architecture.
I know the building fade into the landscape like hills do.

I was not there long enough to get used to the Buildings.
It was Lonely for me. I do not know anyone in Scotland.

I was there to learn and Walk where The People Walked.
Not all People Walked there. I did.

I talk too much. Some people respond to stress by talking.
I am all stressed out. What did I learn Today?

umm. The Police are not interested.
The Gangster, said they are His Friends.

Any person that becomes my friend is threatened.
I don't make friends easy, it seems.

So when I find someone that likes me;
Well?

What did I learn today? Oh.
The government of the United States has been privatized.
I sought help at a government agency.
I was told they have no connection to Government.

They became a nonprofit Corporation as of April 2013.
Both the State and the Federal Governments are being privatized.
I learned that.

They do not offer much. No services to speak of.
Not that I can see. It is private. Not public.

Both the State and the Federal Governments are being privatized.
It is not like watching dominoes to me. It is slower and weirder than that.

The US Police Forces are independent interconnected units.
They answer to Private Individuals.

The Prisons are Private For Profit.
Human Welfare and Human Services is Half or 2/3 Non-Profit Private.
That is a cute Trick. The pay is quite good.

No action. Is the Order. Status Quo.

I heard it in Board Meetings.
That order is being carried out.
Is that Politics? I wish it were not.

Is it Peaceful for you in your land?
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Adacore wrote:
Tomlidich the second wrote:i have never been any good at scientific notation and the like, how large is that in standard decimal format?

Very, very large indeed. Probably too large to easily explain using decimal notation: it is a large number of orders of magnitude more than the number of particles in the universe. David Morgan-Marr over at Irregular Webcomic did a decent job explaining it in the annotation to this comic.




stuff like this really makes me stop and think about how very, very small i am compared to the rest of the observable universe.
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Postby eran_rathan » Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:23 pm UTC

TIL: There was a Pope Saint Hilarius. He does not seem to be very funny, though. I am disappoint.
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Postby Thesh » Fri Aug 02, 2013 8:30 pm UTC

I learned that there was a Pope Simplicius, and that when I'm browsing on my phone and the text is really small, might be misread as "Simplicious."
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Moose Anus » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:24 pm UTC

TIL Hilary or Hillary is a given and family name, derived from the Latin hilarius meaning "cheerful", from hilaris, "cheerful, merry" which comes from the Greek ἱλαρός (hilaros), "cheerful, merry", which in turn comes from ἵλαος (hilaos), "propitious, gracious".
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Tomlidich the second » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:32 pm UTC

TIL
sometimes in a raid manager, a reseated drive will show as "foreign" and needs to be rebuilt.

why this is so profound, well, i have not seen this happen before in my 7+ years of working on them.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0lQ0bdcjfY

I did not learn it, today.
Not all of it.

I will never know it all.


Are you an American?
Do you have a One Dollar Bill?

Hidden in Plane Sight.
It makes a Great Fairy Tail.

Take the One Dollar bill and Look at it.
Not the face side. The other side.

Look at that. What is it?

Well? Is it plane as day to People that can Read it.
It tells you to Trust God? Yes.

It is a code that was Written a long time ago.
I can't read it. Can you?

Is it Pretty? Like a Marigold?
Does it have Power?

Is it Superstition?
As long as Most people buy into it.
Then it is Real.

It's funny on some level.
I was drawing.
I was attempting to do Geopolitics in a Parking Lot.

Out in The Middle of Nowhere.
A delightful man was my audience.

He would ask questions and I would answer them.
Some of the answers were Funny. He laughed.
Spoiler:
I love the sound of Human laughter.
Like everything else in the Universe,
Not all laughter is The Same.


He thought the one from that Biologist was Worth thinking about.
Remember? 'Uniqueness is so common a Quality of living things, there is really nothing Unique about it.'

Back to Your One Dollar Bill.
Do you like it?

Well? Do we learn, today?
When do we learn that the One Dollar Bill is Worth more as Art than as Money?

Maybe we never do.
Still; Hey! What do you think of that art?
Pretty cool. Right?
How long has that Fractal been there?

It is! It is kind of One.
It has been there sense before a computer could do the math.

I find that impressive.
A person that has seen YouTube can imagine that Triangle Moving in 3D and beyond.

A person that has never seen computer geometry may not be able to imagine, that.
How would I know? I have seen YouTube.

Oh! oh! Hey!
Did you know I think I got it backwards?

The Triangle may be Military and the Bird may be Educational.
I don't Know!

It is a Fairy Tail from when I came from.
What kind of Fairy Tails were you told?

The adults must have been bored stiff.
Making up stories for Children and Others.

Saint Hilarus?
Yes. We would expect something from such a person.
What is in a Name?

A name is like a First Impression.
Were there any funny Saints?

There were some funny people.
The nun that looked up at the Heavens and said,
"No Wonder You have so few Friends.
Look how You Treat the Ones you do have."

Did she step in a Mud Puddle and Blame God?
So, funny.

I think she most likely had her Knickers in a Knott over something some Jack Ass human did.
St. Thomas Aquin is famous in My Mind for having Good, Solid, Practical advice.

Things like, "Take a Glass of Wine, some Food, some Friends and Head for Water."
That is a loose translation.

I have read that advice over and over in different books.
Often from people that get paid to give other people advice.

I have food. Some.
I have Water. Both tame and wild.
Friends. huh? Where do we order those?

It is nice to have friends.
I like water.

Friends and water and food and Candles.
How else can we know when it is time to go?

Candles are important.
Everyone. Well; Nearly everyone needs candles and most don't know it.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Fire Brns » Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:10 pm UTC

TIL international travel by boat is only 150% more expensive and 1/36 as environmentally terrible as air travel. Fuck you aerophobia, I found a way around you.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Adacore » Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:51 pm UTC

Fire Brns wrote:TIL international travel by boat is only 150% more expensive and 1/36 as environmentally terrible as air travel. Fuck you aerophobia, I found a way around you.

Yeah, so long as you have the time, boat travel is nice. The problem is mainly how long it takes. It's roughly a day of sea travel per hour (maybe two, depending on how direct a route your boat can take) of air travel.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Ptolom » Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:38 pm UTC

@aadams Your currency is backed by God, while we have to trust in the signature of this man. Just as much a matter of faith though; it's all paper no matter how many holograms and deities and giant eyeballs you put on it.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby addams » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:02 pm UTC

Ptolom wrote:@aadams Your currency is backed by God, while we have to trust in the signature of this man. Just as much a matter of faith though; it's all paper no matter how many holograms and deities and giant eyeballs you put on it.

Nice.
You have a living Hero.

He Helped.
He did not do it Single Handedly.

Holograms? Pretty.
The US money has been criticized for being Too Dull.

It was Livened Up a bit. The five has some color.
The One stayed steady. It is not needed.

The Code is No Big Secret. Everyone Should Know.
Boring. Boring, stuff. Not as boring as not knowing.

I learned something today.
I am not as conciliatory as I used to be.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

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Some of us see The Gutter.
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby PM 2Ring » Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:02 am UTC

Ptolom wrote: it's all paper no matter how many holograms and deities and giant eyeballs you put on it.

Our paper money was phased out around 20 years ago. The small denomination notes ($1 & $2) were replaced by coins, the larger denomination notes ($5, $10, $20, $50 & $100) are now printed on a polymer (plastic) material. These plastic notes are (allegedly ) more robust than the old paper ones, and they don't get as dirty. But they don't fold as well as paper and they tend to hold any creases that they acquire, although they do flatten out nicely if you lay them flat and put a book on them for a few days.

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Ptolom » Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:37 pm UTC

PM 2Ring wrote:
Ptolom wrote: it's all paper no matter how many holograms and deities and giant eyeballs you put on it.

Our paper money was phased out around 20 years ago. The small denomination notes ($1 & $2) were replaced by coins, the larger denomination notes ($5, $10, $20, $50 & $100) are now printed on a polymer (plastic) material. These plastic notes are (allegedly ) more robust than the old paper ones, and they don't get as dirty. But they don't fold as well as paper and they tend to hold any creases that they acquire, although they do flatten out nicely if you lay them flat and put a book on them for a few days.

Don't they produce noxious fumes when you use them to light your cigar though?

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Re: Today I Learned

Postby yurell » Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:54 pm UTC

What, the cigar doesn't? :P
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Re: Today I Learned

Postby Ptolom » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:48 pm UTC

yurell wrote:What, the cigar doesn't? :P

Good point. And apparently bank notes are made of polypropylene so they should burn quite cleanly.


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