1956: ‘Unification’

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1956: ‘Unification’

Postby niauropsaka » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:38 am UTC

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Title text: ‘For a while, some physicists worked on a theory unifying the other forces with both the force of gravity and the film “Gravity,” but even after Alfonso Cuarón was held in a deep underground chamber of water for 10^31 years he refused to sell his film to Disney.’

I'm still holding out hope that antitrust law will at least keep the John Mayer song ‘Gravity’ separate.

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Re: 1956: ‘Unification’

Postby dtilque » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:09 am UTC

Things still won't be unified until they get Google, Facebook and Twitter together. At which point, we're all screwed.
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Re: 1956: ‘Unification’

Postby rhomboidal » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:23 am UTC

Trying to unify Red states and Blue states might be like unifying matter and antimatter. (Or vice versa, depending on your political persuasion.)

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Re: 1956: ‘Unification’

Postby da Doctah » Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:44 am UTC

Third-world countries are defined as those that use SECAM.

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Re: 1956: ‘Unification’

Postby squonk » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:16 pm UTC

Didn't The End of Evangelion give us the answer to this?

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Re: 1956: ‘Unification’

Postby Soupspoon » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:22 pm UTC

da Doctah wrote:Third-world countries are defined as those that use SECAM.

I have doubts about much of the NTSC world, too.

(PAL here, at least until DVB crept in.)

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Re: 1956: ‘Unification’

Postby Keyman » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:39 pm UTC

If actual gravity worked the way it does in Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity you could unify them all easily. Just make it up as you go along.
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Re: 1956: ‘Unification’

Postby MakingProgress » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:00 pm UTC

Perhaps some day North Korea / South Korea also ?

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Re: 1956: ‘Unification’

Postby leeharveyosmond » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:05 pm UTC

If this implies that the strong nuclear Force is going to capture the Disney-era Star Wars franchise and crush it to a singularity, then bring it on.

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Re: 1956: ‘Unification’

Postby JudeMorrigan » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:09 pm UTC

Should have had "Vulcan" and "Romulan" blobs on the chart.

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Re: 1956: ‘Unification’

Postby cellocgw » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:24 pm UTC

JudeMorrigan wrote:Should have had "Vulcan" and "Romulan" blobs on the chart.


to put those blobs onto the chart, use some gluons to make them ... Klingon.
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Re: 1956: ‘Unification’

Postby Rombobjörn » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:35 pm UTC

Is there a theory that unifies the Force and the One Power?

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Re: 1956: ‘Unification’

Postby SuicideJunkie » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:17 pm UTC

The paradigm shift that happened with the unification of smilies, emojis and unicode is not to be underestimated either.

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Re: 1956: ‘Unification’

Postby keldor » Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:07 pm UTC

I'm surprised that no one mentioned that Pixar has its origins in Lucasfilm, becoming independent as Lucasfilm sold off stuff after Return of the Jedi. By all rights, Pixar should split off from Star Wars up at the top of the chart before merging with Disney!

To add further confusion, the proto-Pixar group also did some work for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

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Re: 1956: ‘Unification’

Postby bantler » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:14 pm UTC

dtilque wrote:Things still won't be unified until they get Google, Facebook and Twitter together. At which point, we're all screwed.


Someday civilization will look back at the halcyon days before the behemoths of AOL and Time Warner united to monopolize entertainment for generations.

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Re: 1956: ‘Unification’

Postby jc » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:47 pm UTC

I was a bit disappointed that the West/East Germany union isn't shown merging into the EU. Of course, the timeline is a bit different from the others, since West Germany was in the EU before East Germany threw off their Soviet masters. So it's not clear how to draw the merging lines.

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Re: 1956: ‘Unification’

Postby gcgcgcgc » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:59 am UTC

The unification of PAL, NTSC and SECAM would lead to a new standard called PANTSCAMEL

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Re: 1956: ‘Unification’

Postby da Doctah » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:27 pm UTC

gcgcgcgc wrote:The unification of PAL, NTSC and SECAM would lead to a new standard called PANTSCAMEL


I like that almost as much as my idea of making IHOP change their name to honor their real star breakfast: sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy. Doesn't IHOSEBAG sound more like a place you'd like to eat?

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Re: 1956: ‘Unification’

Postby Mikeski » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:19 pm UTC

jc wrote:I was a bit disappointed that the West/East Germany union isn't shown merging into the EU.

MakingProgress wrote:Perhaps some day North Korea / South Korea also ?

Bah, as if any of those countries count as "fundamental forces"...

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Re: 1956: ‘Unification’

Postby ucim » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:30 pm UTC

Some of them may count as Fundamentalist forces.

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Re: 1956: ‘Unification’

Postby Eternal Density » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:44 am UTC

How can you put Disney on here without including Marvel and Fox?
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Re: 1956: ‘Unification’

Postby TheEngineer » Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:33 pm UTC

dtilque wrote:Things still won't be unified until they get Google, Facebook and Twitter together. At which point, we're all screwed.

That won't happen until the 24th century when they'll be known as the Borg Collective.

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Re: 1956: ‘Unification’

Postby CopiousWaistcoats » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:50 pm UTC

dtilque wrote:Things still won't be unified until they get Google, Facebook and Twitter together. At which point, we're all screwed.


I, for one welcome our new robo-capitalist overlords. Just think of the seconds you could save with these three working together!
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Re: 1956: ‘Unification’

Postby somitomi » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:02 am UTC

Soupspoon wrote:
da Doctah wrote:Third-world countries are defined as those that use SECAM.

I have doubts about much of the NTSC world, too.

(PAL here, at least until DVB crept in.)

What about countries that switched from SÉCAM to PAL sometime in the nineties (only to later bin the whole analog terrestrial broadcasting in favor of DVB-T)?
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Re: 1956: ‘Unification’

Postby PKM » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:26 am UTC

jc wrote:I was a bit disappointed that the West/East Germany union isn't shown merging into the EU. Of course, the timeline is a bit different from the others, since West Germany was in the EU before East Germany threw off their Soviet masters. So it's not clear how to draw the merging lines.


Just wait until you see the results of the European Metaphorical Particle Accelerator's latest collision. We're testing the theory that an up e-µ will split into a down e-µ, a mu-Kaon (µK-) and a shower of charged rhetoric. This ground-breaking experiment may even break charge symmetry in that every part of the theorised products is negative.

I blame the quantum Channel Tunnel. All those cars driving back and forth must be acting as exchange particles for a repulsive force...

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Re: 1956: ‘Unification’

Postby The Advent » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:01 am UTC

CopiousWaistcoats wrote:
dtilque wrote:Things still won't be unified until they get Google, Facebook and Twitter together. At which point, we're all screwed.

I, for one welcome our new robo-capitalist overlords. Just think of the seconds you could save with these three working together!

The overlords may save seconds, but the underlings would likely lose what is left of their free time.


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