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  2. Story, Friday November 17, 2017

    Legitimate or not I still think it's a bad idea. Some claims keeping it in the family makes it easier to keep track of the family tree, but I see it as problematic when it comes to breakups. Breaking up in an ordinary relationship is hard enough, but you can at least go your separate ways. Break up with your sister or mother and you are more or less forced to kill them to get some quiet, and that tends to upset the rest of the family.
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  4. Story: Wed Nov 22 2017

    I would at least put her in the same class as Sarah, who figured out that Mr Raven was Box's son. Could be, although Ashley was faster. In those two cases which is ridiculously low number of data points for any serious comparison but hey who's serious here?
  5. Story, Monday November 20, 2017

    That's how it is in this reality, one without magic, or Time Lords or sliders or whatever else might lead to more changes. She said it exactly: that's ridiculous. Of course, it may work that way in universe with Time Lords. True time travel in general requires some ridiculous components. Visiting other realities which just LOOK as your reality in past is ok, but time travel which can actually change past needs some rules capable of smoothing out paradoxes. Note that time travel is impossible in EGS. The butterfly has limitations. When the butterfly is in a canyon which directs the wind down its length, the flapping is not going to cause the wind to turn the other direction, no matter how long or how hard the poor thing flaps. It might be able to redirect a few molecules by a very slight change in velocity, but for that tiny effect to create a hurricane in Florida would take such a long series of interactions that butterflies would be extinct and forgotten by then! Taking aside the fact it's not just about butterflies: problem is that the change HAPPENED. One of hurricanes observed this year would go different direction if butterfly several thousands or millions years ago flapped differently ... which means the universe where it flapped differently is still separate from our universe, thousands or millions year later. The Butterfly that triggered Darth Irma better hope it's already extinct. Otherwise I and a few million of my neighbors are going to give it such a stomping. It may not be extinct species but the individual butterfly is definitely dead. Butterflies live how long, few years? Wait, can butterfly live longer that ONE year? Depends on how much guidance the device is given by the operator. A sailing ship can be steered towards islands the lookout can perceive or the navigator has on their map. There might be a perfectly lovely island that isn't in the map and is mistaken for a cloud bank or hidden by the glint of the sun on the water. If the device gives information to the operator, but relies on the subjective interpretation of that data, then the operator can have an enormous impact on how that device is used and what it finds. That sounds well except we are dealing with infinities here. Human senses don't have infinite resolution. No matter HOW you steer it, if you do it based on something you are getting through your senses it means the device is doing some prefiltering and only shows you limited (finite) amount of options ... which may already lack any reality with your alternate considering how unlikely his existence is. Spells don't have this limitation, maybe devices which are controlled directly by some brain-computer interfaces don't either. There may be unconscious two-directional process which goes over the whole infinity and only selects universes with your alternate ... Note that Tedd likely 1) used spell 2) deliberately searched for other Tedds. While Magus 1) used spell.
  6. Story, Friday November 17, 2017

    'Legitimate mathematics'? Big talk from the Pharaoh who had frequent cases of incest going on in the families of his kingdom's Heads of Mathematics. Wait, in Egypt incest marriages were totally legitimate weren't they?
  7. NP Wednesday November 22, 2017

    Except for Dan's commentary: So either Catalina awakened and learned to transform herself and others into various animal forms, or Rhoda can transform herself and others into various animal forms. Oh. Right. Overlook that. Wait: maybe it's combining spells. Like, Rhoda's disguise spell is normally limited to human forms, but when applied to someone in part-cat form, it turns her into part-dog. (Or him, but face it, they only test it on each other.)
  8. Things That Are Just Annoying

    Micro kidney stones. Kicking in as I waddled home from eating way to much at my brother's house for Thanksgiving.
  9. Story, Monday November 20, 2017

    The Butterfly that triggered Darth Irma better hope it's already extinct. Otherwise I and a few million of my neighbors are going to give it such a stomping.
  10. Story, Friday November 17, 2017

    'Legitimate mathematics'? Big talk from the Pharaoh who had frequent cases of incest going on in the families of his kingdom's Heads of Mathematics.
  11. Story, Monday November 20, 2017

    Actually mathematicians in Copenhagen have determined that the hurricane that hit Denmark on December 3, 1999, killing 20 people and doing some 3 billion dollars US worth of property damage was caused by a smilodon farting sometime around 15000 BC. Don't underrate those butterflies. Our descendants may yet come to rue their patient malice.
  12. Things you have no idea how to feel about

    Nonsense. Cats always listen. If they didn't listen, they couldn't deliberately ignore you.
  13. Things you have no idea how to feel about

    The problem with telling her where you would like her to leave them is, of course, that cats don't listen.
  14. Changing Medications (Level of Trust Required)

    I love my life but oh, you kids! (I'm 58. My mate is 40 with a couple weeks shy of 21 years of experience.)
  15. What are you thankful for?

    I know it's only an official holiday here in the States, but I thought a thread of what we're thankful for might be a nice addition to the collection, even when it's not Thanksgiving. I'm thankful that my mom and sister continue to be in pretty good health, and I'll be seeing them more days than usual for Christmas. I'm thankful for a good job that I enjoy doing most of the time, with co-workers I mostly like and enjoy the company of. I'm thankful for such great web comics to read, and the friends I've made on message boards; I'm thankful for the clubs I'm in, especially Chicago Area Mensa, for the same reason, the friends I've made. And I'm thankful Mary-Cat's proportion of snuggling to biting continues to improve as she gets older.
  16. Things you have no idea how to feel about

    All-natural pest control! As long as you or landlord or neighbors that share mice haven't put out any poisons, predation is probably the best solution. As for putting it out in the middle of the floor, from what clients say, there are far worse options. Like dropping it on you in bed (possibly still alive), or leaving it somewhere out of sight and you don't find it until the smell leads you to it....
  17. NP Wednesday November 22, 2017

    Or, perhaps, off-screen wacky hijinx got them a wand or watch or some other means of doing dog transformations. I agree Catalina's cat spells branching out into other animals seems the most likely, though.
  18. Story, Monday November 20, 2017

    That's how it is in this reality, one without magic, or Time Lords or sliders or whatever else might lead to more changes. The butterfly has limitations. When the butterfly is in a canyon which directs the wind down its length, the flapping is not going to cause the wind to turn the other direction, no matter how long or how hard the poor thing flaps. It might be able to redirect a few molecules by a very slight change in velocity, but for that tiny effect to create a hurricane in Florida would take such a long series of interactions that butterflies would be extinct and forgotten by then! Depends on how much guidance the device is given by the operator. A sailing ship can be steered towards islands the lookout can perceive or the navigator has on their map. There might be a perfectly lovely island that isn't in the map and is mistaken for a cloud bank or hidden by the glint of the sun on the water. If the device gives information to the operator, but relies on the subjective interpretation of that data, then the operator can have an enormous impact on how that device is used and what it finds. I originally typed the word "hurricane" as "hurticane." This seems like it should be a word, perhaps for especially damaging hurricanes like Katrina.
  19. NP Wednesday November 22, 2017

    Except for Dan's commentary: So either Catalina awakened and learned to transform herself and others into various animal forms, or Rhoda can transform herself and others into various animal forms.
  20. Story: Wed Nov 22 2017

    I would at least put her in the same class as Sarah, who figured out that Mr Raven was Box's son.
  21. Story, Monday November 20, 2017

    Memories get hazy because human memory is unreliable. It doesn't have anything to do with merging of realities. No event is unimportant until SOMEONE assigns importance to it - objectively unimportant events can only exists in universe micromanaged by God. Also, butterfly effect: differences don't go smaller, they go bigger, and while lot of them don't MATTER, which matters is distinction which can only be made looking back from end of time. (Which, of course, doesn't end.) Can work if you open a path with spell. If it's device, those can't detect what you perceive.
  22. Things you have no idea how to feel about

    Black Susan, the cat I have while my sister in law paints her house, just caught and killed one of the mice I have. This is good. She also didn't eat it, which is better. What isn't so good is leaving the body in the middle of the bed room floor for me to find.
  23. Story, Friday November 17, 2017

    Is this where we join the debate about whether or not the concept of the infinitesimal has a place in legitimate mathematics?
  24. Story, Friday November 17, 2017

    "next to none" is not the same as "none". If you have "next to no" spell resistance, you have some - very little but nonzero.
  25. Story, Monday November 20, 2017

    Okay, I'm going to piggy-back on an idea I came across elsewhere, and add to it. There are an infinite number of realities - they are constantly spinning off each other, with each little instances when a choice of any sort was made. However, exceedingly-similar universes merge back into each other fairly quickly (and this may be part of why memories of details of unimportant events get hazy - merging of realities where those details were slightly different). Now, what I add to that. It's about communication between realities. Basically, my idea is that you can't open a communication path which is too much different from the one you're in - as perceived by you. For starters, you can't communicate on your own with any reality that does not contain an alternate-you... although you may be able to join in on someone else's connection after it's established. Of course, as close as Elliot and Tedd are, Tedd may not be able to communicate with an Elliot-less reality. (Exactly how different the realities can be and still be in contact, is not clearly defined.)
  26. Story: Wed Nov 22 2017

    Oh, I wasn't meaning to imply Ashley is less intelligent, far from it. It's just kinda been established that Susan and Diane's niche is not just deduction, but deducing from an extremely limited amount of information, to figure out far more than most people would be able to. Ashley, on the other hand, is brilliant at seeing angles others have missed. Distracting the griffin with a harmless but hard to ignore soccer ball. Realizing that Magic might see Elliot and Cheerleadra as different people (which, given that different hair seemed to count for Nanase, makes perfect sense, but I don't think Ashley knew about that trick). There is also different level of certainty involved. Ashley is somewhere in middle between Diane's deduction and Ellen's "what, did I solved something?".
  27. NP Wednesday November 22, 2017

    Are you like sure about that? She though Hanma didn't do that. (Well ... ok, like, maybe not completely fine.)
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