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  • Who do you call for help when all your friends are dead? - Everything2.com
    User Picks 2016 New Hampshire Democratic Primary Thomas Atkins transfinite induction September 11 2002 Not All Who Are Lost Wandered Super bowl babies Editor Picks Hamlet Chicken Plant Disaster Malhavoc Bag of Crushed Child George W Bush s address to the UN General Assembly September 12 2002 Everything Stops for Tea Finnish New Writeups Eternal September idea by Tem42 2016 New Hampshire Democratic Primary event by Glowing Fish Super bowl

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  • Even your mother will probably bite your tree hand when you destroy all gravity - Everything2.com
    of my grandsons said was that the prayer Can we eat So I said yes amen After 40 minutes of talking about Star Wars The Matrix and The Lord of the Rings movies and books good and bad sequels the noise level began getting to me While everyone was still at the table I suggested a party game Telephone tag Simple silent even trees could cup their tree hands and bend towards a nearby tree whispering while squirrels and wind distract from the message The 12 year old excitedly offered to go first and he was warned there were two grandmas at the table but he had already whispered the message to my younger son 22 who noticeably paused before whispering it to my mother My mother giggled and blushed then whispered what she heard to my older son 25 who looked shocked shrugged his shoulders and passed the message to the 9 year old who said it so fast to his mother she said I think I only got the last part What I heard from my daughter was Pass it On ironically the title of a hymn that has deep significance to us both I had to whisper it to my hard of hearing husband the last in line thinking he ll never get this When he blurted out pass it on the 12 year old said that s it The son who had to tell my mother had thought it was Ass pass it on and my mother dutifully repeated what she heard which explained the look on my older son s face Gravity was replaced by levity We all had a good laugh since Great Grandma had said ass just following the rules of the game So out of nine people a few small branches of

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  • If infinite alternate Universes exist, then where are all the visitors? - Everything2.com
    left for things to work Dimensional jump into one of those and the only functioning energy would be that which you brought with you and it would run out almost instantly In an infinite number of universes there probably is someone out there trying to take over others but the probability of them succeeding or being able to maintain an invasion is so low due to the above problems I think we can rest easy At least tonight I feel a story coming on Mmm What an inspiring idea I like it idea by Estelore Tue Jun 29 2010 at 18 41 30 If I may interject as somebody who has actually put considerable study into simply the practical aspects of this problem in response to the first writeup in this node Supposing there are infinite universes a universe for every possible movement of every possible quantum in every possible location in time and space that would mean that not only are there inevitably bound to be universes containing entities who have the technology to travel to other universes but there are inevitably bound to be very very many universes that are virtually identical to each other This means that any given universe traveller would not have to visit every single version of one universe in order to have studied or exploited it Think of it in terms of Borges Library of Babel In the short story the library contains a vast number of books with the same number of letters on every page and the same number of pages The number of books is ridiculously vast but it is not truly infinite because there is only one of each precisely oriented series of letters and pages Even so there could potentially be literally billions of books which are identical except for a single letter out of place There could be hundreds of billions of books identical but for a single word different If you had a billion copies of A Wrinkle in Time even if you changed one letter or one whole word it would still read to you as the same story contained in any other copy of A Wrinkle in Time Now apply this to any visitors with advanced universe travelling technologies Suppose their mission is exploratory They will already know that in a given sector of every possible reality there will be a vast number of nearly identical universes They only have to pick one to research to know the gist of all the rest which bear a strong similarity to it In other words for all we know we ve already had visitors or another version of this universe has already had visitors and we simply weren t in the place and time to notice them being here there They may simply have gotten all their data from a nearly identical universe In the case of exploitative missions if you have virtually unlimited realities to exploit the chance of finding any single specific reality is

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  • one is all ; all is one - Everything2.com
    New Hampshire Democratic Primary Thomas Atkins transfinite induction September 11 2002 Not All Who Are Lost Wandered Super bowl babies Editor Picks Hamlet Chicken Plant Disaster Malhavoc Bag of Crushed Child George W Bush s address to the UN General Assembly September 12 2002 Everything Stops for Tea Finnish New Writeups Eternal September idea by Tem42 2016 New Hampshire Democratic Primary event by Glowing Fish Super bowl babies thing by

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  • if all of your nerves fired in reverse, you would die instantly - Everything2.com
    Hampshire Democratic Primary Thomas Atkins transfinite induction September 11 2002 Not All Who Are Lost Wandered Super bowl babies Editor Picks Hamlet Chicken Plant Disaster Malhavoc Bag of Crushed Child George W Bush s address to the UN General Assembly September 12 2002 Everything Stops for Tea Finnish New Writeups Eternal September idea by Tem42 2016 New Hampshire Democratic Primary event by Glowing Fish Super bowl babies thing by TheAnglican

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  • The particular sequence of ten words "attack on an English writer that the character of this" is not at all unreasonable. - Everything2.com
    random creation of text where every letter of the alphabet was equiprobable to the next one where letters were randomly selected such that their probabilities of selection were equal to the probabilities used in the English language and so on until at the highest level words were chosen randomly from a word pool clipped from the New York Times he loved to experiment on real data whose words were chosen randomly and probability transitions to the next words were also obeyed called second order word approximation Astute readers will recognize this as an example of a Markov chain Here are the first two levels and then finally the highest level the one from which the quote of the title was taken 1 Zero order approximation Symbols independent and equiprobable XFOML RXKHRJFFJUJ ZLPWCFWKCYJ FFJEYVKCQSGHYD QPAAMKBZAACIBZLHJQD 2 First order approximation Symbols independent but with frequencies of English text OCRO HLI RGWR NMIELWIS EU LL NBNESEBYA TH EEI ALHENHTTPA OOBTTVA NAH BRL a few more levels in between 6 Second order word approximation The word transition probabilities are correct but no further structure is included THE HEAD AND IN FRONTAL ATTACK ON AN ENGLISH WRITER THAT THE CHARACTER OF THIS POINT IS THEREFORE ANOTHER METHOD FOR THE LETTERS THAT THE TIME OF WHO EVER TOLD THE PROBLEM FOR AN UNEXPECTED Shannon must have been delighted to see what his randomly created second order word approximation to the English language had produced As he wrote the explanation his tongue was firmly in his cheek when he mentioned the particular string of words that delighted him so I like it 2 C s hlör u fang axaxaxas mlö your poetry inspired me to make this really practical item Markov chain THE IRON NODER CHALLENGE 4 FERRASSIC PARK He thinks a path and travels the emptiness

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  • these are the wolves who run all night - Everything2.com
    brindled with the snow and she killed her husband with a hatchet for raping her until she came with child and marrying her She caught him with her daughter still weeping and he never had the chance to touch her again Third is angrier yet and her teeth are long and sharp as she slouches low bellied and last but she has very keen very beautiful blue eyes Hers told pretty Elana he was a feminist and beat her anyway Kasha was too good for her husband the entire village had said His breath still smells like almonds three years into the grave Category Auspice s Fiction I like it 2 C s Wild Hunt your devils and your gods all the living and the dead and you really are alone Never underestimate the power of a woman with no specific purpose Three from the exclusion zone a little white dress Can t speed up can t slow down all we can do is follow these damn dogs cellblock tango Women move in packs Country kids driving their sins up haunted logging roads From The Choirgirl Hotel Women Who Run With the Wolves Good weather for airstrikes Dressed in white Documenta the Child Bride bares her legs for the Ravenous Wolves of the Grey Hour Choose your next witticism carefully Mr Bond it may be your last dacha white tiger A Game of Thrones Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors Sign in Login Password remember me Lost password Sign up Need help accounthelp everything2 com Recommended Reading About Everything2 User Picks 2016 New Hampshire Democratic Primary Thomas Atkins transfinite induction September 11 2002 Not All Who Are Lost Wandered Super bowl babies Editor Picks Hamlet Chicken Plant Disaster Malhavoc Bag of Crushed Child George

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  • We've all traded lobsters and woke up alone - Everything2.com
    Atkins transfinite induction September 11 2002 Not All Who Are Lost Wandered Super bowl babies Editor Picks Hamlet Chicken Plant Disaster Malhavoc Bag of Crushed Child George W Bush s address to the UN General Assembly September 12 2002 Everything Stops for Tea Finnish New Writeups Eternal September idea by Tem42 2016 New Hampshire Democratic Primary event by Glowing Fish Super bowl babies thing by TheAnglican Not All Who Are

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