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Title: Well, Stephen Hawking, if they do visit....
Post by: capozzoli on May 01, 2010, 07:50:19 PM
....I hope they land in Arizona first.
Title: Re: Well, Stephen Hawking, if they do visit....
Post by: redbeerman on May 02, 2010, 11:45:32 PM
Ummmm...... some say they already did. ;)
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Post by: tom on May 03, 2010, 12:01:03 AM
Naw, it was Roswell, New Mexico!
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Post by: glitterbug on May 03, 2010, 02:41:53 PM
Ummmm...... some say they already did. ;)

(http://i701.photobucket.com/albums/ww19/glitterbughb/na.jpg)
Some are still waiting for you to leave  ;)
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Post by: beersk on May 03, 2010, 08:10:17 PM
^ lol that's clever.
Title: Re: Well, Stephen Hawking, if they do visit....
Post by: tubercle on May 03, 2010, 08:33:14 PM
I'm personally not worried about aliens. Their rays can't penetrate the tin foil on my windows and I have my tin foil hat as back up. So there.
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Post by: dhacker on May 04, 2010, 03:04:41 AM
Dang it . . I missed last night's episode.  :(
Title: Re: Well, Stephen Hawking, if they do visit....
Post by: tubercle on May 04, 2010, 12:02:51 PM
 Stephen Hawking is now explaining how time travel is possible. I took some notes and ended up hooking my microwave oven to the voltage regulator on my tractor and shorted out the battery with a screwdriver. There was a bunch of sparks...


 It actually worked out pretty well because you can sample and make adjustments to the brew ahead of time.
 
 I'm now sipping on a cream ale that I plan to brew this weekend.  I think I will add just a touch more FWH.
Title: Re: Well, Stephen Hawking, if they do visit....
Post by: dhacker on May 04, 2010, 12:09:51 PM
 :D  :D

Good one!
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Post by: tubercle on May 04, 2010, 02:33:26 PM
   I was on the way back from the parts store with a new battery and voltage regulator for my tractor when I realized previously I was sampling a cream ale that I had made 3 weeks ago instead of the one I was planning on this weekend. Does that mean I actually went back in time, which they claim is impossible, instead of forward? I'm still a little addled from the sparks and noise so I'm not sure.

 I modified the formula a little bit. I figured if E=MC2 is such a good thing (which I think is over rated) then F=ND3 has to be even better and that's the calculation I used. May need more tweaking. I tended to doze off occasionally during 8th grade science class so I might have missed something.

More on this later. I have to run to wally world and get Ms. Tubercle a new microwave before she gets home :'(
Title: Re: Well, Stephen Hawking, if they do visit....
Post by: rabid_dingo on May 04, 2010, 06:20:10 PM
   I was on the way back from the parts store with a new battery and voltage regulator for my tractor when I realized previously I was sampling a cream ale that I had made 3 weeks ago instead of the one I was planning on this weekend. Does that mean I actually went back in time, which they claim is impossible, instead of forward? I'm still a little addled from the sparks and noise so I'm not sure.

 I modified the formula a little bit. I figured if E=MC2 is such a good thing (which I think is over rated) then F=ND3 has to be even better and that's the calculation I used. May need more tweaking. I tended to doze off occasionally during 8th grade science class so I might have missed something.

More on this later. I have to run to wally world and get Ms. Tubercle a new microwave before she gets home :'(

Supposedly time travel will be limited to between the time of the invention of the time machine to any point in the future there after. As in, you could only travel as far back in the past as the invention of the original time machine...
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Post by: nicneufeld on May 04, 2010, 06:24:12 PM
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One of the major problems encountered in time travel is not that of accidentally becoming your own father or mother. There is no problem involved in becoming your own father or mother that a broadminded and well-adjusted family can't cope with. There is also no problem about changing the course of history — the course of history does not change because it all fits together like a jigsaw. All the important changes have happened before the things they were supposed to change and it all sorts itself out in the end.

The major problem is quite simply one of grammar, and the main work to consult in this matter is Dr Dan Streetmentioner's Time Traveller's Handbook of 1001 Tense Formations. It will tell you for instance how to describe something that was about to happen to you in the past before you avoided it by time-jumping forward two days in order to avoid it. The event will be described differently according to whether you are talking about it from the standpoint of your own natural time, from a time in the further future, or a time in the further past and is further complicated by the possibility of conducting conversations whilst you are actually travelling from one time to another with the intention of becoming your own father or mother.

Most readers get as far as the Future Semi-Conditionally Modified Subinverted Plagal Past Subjunctive Intentional before giving up: and in fact in later editions of the book all the pages beyond this point have been left blank to save on printing costs.

The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy skips lightly over this tangle of academic abstraction, pausing only to note that the term "Future Perfect" has been abandoned since it was discovered not to be.

--Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
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Post by: tubercle on May 04, 2010, 07:07:40 PM
  I ain't fooling with this time travel thing. What if you went into the future and couldn't get back? You would miss supper that you have already ate.

  I didn't really try all of that other stuff with the tractor, I was just kidding. Doing something like that would take a crazy person and you can't really travel back and forth in time.

BTW..congratulations to the Yellowhammer Brewery on the purchase of InBev...Majorvices would have been proud.
Title: Re: Well, Stephen Hawking, if they do visit....
Post by: nicneufeld on May 04, 2010, 07:12:33 PM
BTW..congratulations to the Yellowhammer Brewery on the purchase of InBev...Majorvices wioll haven be proud.

Fixed for Future Intransitory Purgative sense.
Title: Re: Well, Stephen Hawking, if they do visit....
Post by: theDarkSide on May 04, 2010, 07:14:29 PM

Supposedly time travel will be limited to between the time of the invention of the time machine to any point in the future there after. As in, you could only travel as far back in the past as the invention of the original time machine...

According to Quantum Leap, you can only travel back as far as your lifetime. 

Why is it when people wonder where the aliens are going to land, they always assume they will land in the US?  Maybe they'd prefer a Czech Pils as opposed to a West Coast IPA. :)
Title: Re: Well, Stephen Hawking, if they do visit....
Post by: nicneufeld on May 04, 2010, 07:31:58 PM
Why is it when people wonder where the aliens are going to land, they always assume they will land in the US?  Maybe they'd prefer a Czech Pils as opposed to a West Coast IPA. :)

Statistically it is likely that they might try to land on that lovely, flat, blue plains land that covers most of the globe.  After seeing the maps of "seas" on the moon, which would make pleasant landing sites, it would be rather a rough lesson learning that Earth seas don't support the weight of their craft!
Title: Re: Well, Stephen Hawking, if they do visit....
Post by: MrNate on May 05, 2010, 07:45:14 PM

Supposedly time travel will be limited to between the time of the invention of the time machine to any point in the future there after. As in, you could only travel as far back in the past as the invention of the original time machine...

According to Quantum Leap, you can only travel back as far as your lifetime. 

Why is it when people wonder where the aliens are going to land, they always assume they will land in the US?  Maybe they'd prefer a Czech Pils as opposed to a West Coast IPA. :)

At least I was not disappointed by a lack of a Quantum Leap reference.

Food for thought: Given the massive size of the universe in all 4 dimensions, there is a distinctly non-zero possibility that some alien civilization in the distant past once developed such a time-travel device. Just because we never got wind of it doesn't mean it didn't exist. So don't give up hope on being able to go back and drink a beer with your great-grandfather just yet. Unless great-grandpappy was a teetotaler, in which case I'd suggest drinking with either Jefferson or Socrates. No, scratch that last one.
Title: Re: Well, Stephen Hawking, if they do visit....
Post by: capozzoli on May 05, 2010, 10:38:06 PM
Yeah really, get drunk with Socrates and then when your drunk he may try to make a pass at you. You know in one of their symposium type circle jerk ways. 
Title: Re: Well, Stephen Hawking, if they do visit....
Post by: MrNate on May 06, 2010, 01:12:25 AM
The ancient Greeks referred to it as "passing down knowledge."  :o
Title: Re: Well, Stephen Hawking, if they do visit....
Post by: capozzoli on May 06, 2010, 04:11:35 AM

Was that in Cliffs Notes?
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Post by: euge on May 06, 2010, 06:03:24 AM
If They do visit we'll probably be in line if they go by specie population. Ants first...
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Post by: rabid_dingo on May 09, 2010, 10:45:35 PM
Unless they miscalculate and have the entire invading alien armada swallowed by a small dog...
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Post by: tom on May 10, 2010, 02:49:38 AM
A Beagle?
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Post by: nicneufeld on May 10, 2010, 12:31:27 PM
Ahhh, the demise of the Vl'Hurg battle fleet, yes.

I bet Stephen Hawking knows where his towel is.
Title: Re: Well, Stephen Hawking, if they do visit....
Post by: capozzoli on May 10, 2010, 10:44:02 PM
Yeah, I never understood the whole tin foil hat thing..Clearly the towel is the way to go.
Title: Re: Well, Stephen Hawking, if they do visit....
Post by: a10t2 on May 11, 2010, 02:57:42 AM
Expecting to cross paths with the Ravenous Bug Blatter Beast of Traal?