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Posted: Now look, it says very clearly on the list of forums that this is the Temporary Discussion Area, but there are NO discussions about the nature of time. So i'm making one.

Time confuses me for several reasons
1. you can't poke it with a stick.
2. we all seem to be moving along it at the same speed but...
3. when i try to think about how 'fast' we are moving in time, without reference to time to determine speed, my brain stops working and starts thinking about iced buns instead.
4. did i say several reasons? um...
5. how small does time go till you get to an indivisible elementary particle of time, eh? eh?
6. if the answer to the last one is 'infinitely small' then what sense does 'now' make, eh? eh?
7. is the future already there, or does it get made as it happens?

um yeah.

So anyone want to give me some of their time?
(go on Dom, i've forgotten how your theory that time doesn't exist actually went )

and finally, to fit in with the rest of this Forum, i'd like to blame the USA for its abuse of time and general temporal irresponsibility


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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UCOF
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Posted:Does Oliver Twist?
Does Doc Holiday do the shake 'n' vac?
Does Hugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble and Grub put sugar on their cornflakes before or after putting on the milk? Do they even take sugar?

Where can I find out?



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Posted:more importantly (for me at least), and swinging the thread back on track...

exactly how long is a jiffy? (not the condoms before anyone says it wink)

and how are people able to stretch minutes, moments and seconds out indefinatley when the say they'll do something in one?

and is all night on the phone for glastonbury tickets reading threads such as these time well spent?

confused


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UCOF
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Posted:7 bloody hours!!


just spent pressing the redial button..

*yawn*


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Posted:i agree
peace


RoOtZ

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Posted:Quote:
and how are people able to stretch minutes, moments and seconds out indefinatley when the say they'll do something in one?



I think it has to do with relativistic effects. According to Einstein's Theory of Relativity, as you move more quickly, an outside observer will observe that time has slowed for you.

Therefore, the faster you work, the longer it will take for you to complete a task! Q.E.D.

(Gosh, I'm brilliant! ubblol )


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Posted:hhmmmm... umm

this sounds a bit like L-space theory to me. unfortunately i haven't read any Einstein but i have read Pratchett and therefore believe what he says... long live the Turtle! biggrin


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Posted:I always thought time was a chocolate bar

Then I tried eating it and my teeth went all tingly.

The confusing thing about time is this:
as we measure it with our own numbers - the whole thing falls apart when you take it outside of this. So if you said "See you next year" to someone on mars - they'd be late umm

Did you know the Aboriginies have no word for "tomorrow"
(On a similair note, Zulu's don't have numbers past 5)



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Posted:eek

there are numbers larger than five?

you mean other than "lots"?


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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Posted:oh yes. there's many for a start...

It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett

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Posted:or plenty...

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Posted:"Not as much as Ummm-tek"

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Posted:Whasn't that by Hanson?

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Posted:no.. they can't count. rolleyes

that song was an melodic interpretation of a car exhaust backfiring... ubbrollsmile


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Posted:ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol ubblol

Melodic?!?!?!

ubbtickled


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Posted:Ok...an 'artistic' interpretation of someone starting up a lawnmower then... tongue

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Posted:*is still choking from laughing so hard* ubblol



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Posted:and it doesnt really even sound much like a lawn mower..

hang on..

isnt this thread abooot time?!?!

bbbzzzzzzzzzz
Thats a diversion.

Correct.

A point was raised last tuesday about hafing time on your hands.

How does this work?


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Posted:hafing time on your hands?

confused

oh i see, you meant chafing time on your hands.

hmm, wearing rubber gloves might help.


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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Posted:lubricant umm

It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett

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Posted:vaseline?

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Posted:whatever we use we need to make sure it's not sticky. can't have ourselves getting stuck in a time warp... rolleyes

It is our fantasies that make us real. Without our fantasies we're just a blank monkey' - Terry Pratchett

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Posted:now that would be silly wouldnt it...

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Posted:i would like to draw attention to the fact that this load of silly rubbish on the nature of time is in the Social Discussion forum when perhaps it should be in the Social Chat forum.

whereas this serious dicussion on the nature of time is in the Social Chat forum when perhaps it should be in the Social Discussion forum...

Thank you ubbangel


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Posted:ubblol ubblol ubblol

I understand what you told me yesterday.....now.


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Posted:umm what did i tell you?

and when is "yesterday.....now" anyway? confused


"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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Posted:You told me what you did in replying to this thread twice ubbtickled

erm.. yesterday......now is a time loop created by me, in order to replay the previous days events, but changing my actons so I will eventually take over the world as I will knows what will happen tomrrow.

With the tomorrow never have actually taken place, but it will be yesterdays memories simply superseeding the future surely?


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Posted:I think this thread belongs in Social Chat. I'm not sure why its lasted so long in this area.

I opened it becuase I read an interesting article about quantum particles becoming entangled across time, but I see that it wouldnt actually be appropriate to discuss anything sensible in this thread.

*over we go*

Josh


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Posted:Quote:
You told me what you did in replying to this thread twice ubbtickled

erm.. yesterday......now is a time loop created by me, in order to replay the previous days events, but changing my actons so I will eventually take over the world as I will knows what will happen tomrrow.

With the tomorrow never have actually taken place, but it will be yesterdays memories simply superseeding the future surely?



Sounds much like the movie "The butterfly effect".... or atleast I think so... I only saw the trailer yesterday...now as well...


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Posted:woo! cheers Josh smile

"Switching between different kinds of chuu chuu sometimes gives this "urgh wtf?" effect because it's giving people the phi phenomenon."

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Posted:hasn't the butterfly effect got to do with mulitplying reprecussions rather than time? umm

i.e. that a butterfly flapping it's wings in oz causes a tornado in a cow feild in shropshire...


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