Random thought thread

Nov 2017
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#81
Someone walked by in Walmart parking lot with a "Butts family reunion" t-shirt on. Thought crossed my mind about the asking if he was related to Seymour. Get it? (a Beavis & Butthead reference).
 
Nov 2017
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#82
I'm so proud as an AMERICAN to having to be ON THE CAPE near the HUGE countdown clock, during the very 1st Space Shuttle launch. NOBODY knew what to expect for the very 1st launch! :D
 
Nov 2017
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FL Treasure Coast & South Central FL
#83
Amarillo, Texas must be the weird beard/trash 'stache capital of the world!

Watched the local news there, and at least three (3) dudes had weird beards or trash 'staches. :redface:
 
Nov 2017
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#84
Whilst going past a weird/unusual rock/mountain formation in the Rocky Mountains, I realize that it has been there & literally the same very long before I was born, and will still be there & literally the same very long after I'm long gone, effectively meaning my life was meaningless. :cry:
 
Nov 2017
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85
FL Treasure Coast & South Central FL
#85
It really amazes me that human beings live in COLD areas day after day, year after year when they literally DO NOT HAVE TO! They just go about their daily lives, oblivious to the fact they can be much more comfortable. :(
 
Nov 2017
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85
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#86
I just thought about the time my wife was pregnant (approx. 38 years ago) when we went to a laser light show at the John Young Planetarium in Orlando, featuring quite LOUD Pink Floyd music, and our (1st) son, a few months before birth was kicking up a storm to the music! :D
 
Nov 2017
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#87
I was thinking about Reverse Polish Notation:

In reverse Polish notation, the operators follow their operands; for instance, to add 3 and 4, one would write 3 4 + rather than 3 + 4. If there are multiple operations, operators are given immediately after their second operands; so the expression written 3 − 4 + 5 in conventional notation would be written 3 4 − 5 + in reverse Polish notation: 4 is first subtracted from 3, then 5 is added to it. An advantage of reverse Polish notation is that it removes the need for parentheses that are required by infix notation. While 3 − 4 × 5 can also be written 3 − (4 × 5), that means something quite different from (3 − 4) × 5. In reverse Polish notation, the former could be written 3 4 5 × −, which unambiguously means 3 (4 5 ×) − which reduces to 3 20 −; the latter could be written 3 4 − 5 × (or 5 3 4 − ×, if keeping similar formatting), which unambiguously means (3 4 −) 5 ×.

In comparison testing of reverse Polish notation with algebraic notation, reverse Polish has been found to lead to faster calculations, for two reasons. Because reverse Polish calculators do not need expressions to be parenthesized, fewer operations need to be entered to perform typical calculations. Additionally, users of reverse Polish calculators made fewer mistakes than for other types of calculator. Later research clarified that the increased speed from reverse Polish notation may be attributed to the smaller number of keystrokes needed to enter this notation, rather than to a smaller cognitive load on its users. However, anecdotal evidence suggests that reverse Polish notation is more difficult for users to learn than algebraic notation.
 
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Nov 2017
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#88
It seems like when one is READY TO DIE, one should simply be able to "flip a switch", and it happens instantly. No muss, no fuss.

Note: I am nowhere near that point! I am reminded about said situation with the wonderful 1st Lady Barbara Bush situation.
 
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#90
Theres 42 lurkers out there watching but not posting.
That's amazing. :eek:
If you substitute "spying" for "watching" in your remark, you will know why it is no longer amazing.

At the time of my posting, this thread has been viewed or spied 14,786 times. Hence there should be at least 14,700 lurkers or spies out there. You should try hard to persuade and encourage them posting.
 
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#94
today is a very special day.

it is 8/8/2018, or otherwise known as arcturus88 day.

feel free to use this thread to pay homage to me and how my poignant threads and posts have positively influenced your life.
 
Nov 2017
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FL Treasure Coast & South Central FL
#95
today is a very special day.

it is 8/8/2018, or otherwise known as arcturus88 day.

feel free to use this thread to pay homage to me and how my poignant threads and posts have positively influenced your life.
LOL!!!

 
Nov 2017
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85
FL Treasure Coast & South Central FL
#99
Pat Boone is a scalawag for saying "if you can't get around very well, you don't have much of a life" on the "Relief Factor" TV commercial. I take exception to his thoughtless claim. :mad:

 

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