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'Too Much Garbage'
1997\08\14@161259 by Bob Fehrenbach

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I think it is about time to get back to somethng serious on this list.


  5*X^2 - 50 * X + 125 = 0     X = 5, 8

  How many fingers does a Martian have?



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Bob Fehrenbach    Wauwatosa, WI     spam_OUTbfehrenbTakeThisOuTspamexecpc.com

1997\08\14@162339 by Mike

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At 03:07 PM 8/14/97 -0500, you wrote:
>I think it is about time to get back to somethng serious on this list.
>   5*X^2 - 50 * X + 125 = 0     X = 5, 8
>   How many fingers does a Martian have?
Well he's in another reference frame so yah gotta account for sqrt(-1)
>Bob Fehrenbach    Wauwatosa, WI     .....bfehrenbKILLspamspam@spam@execpc.com
Been too farthereandback Bob ;-)
Rgds Mike perth, Western Australia

1997\08\14@171930 by Shane Nelson

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On Thu, 14 Aug 1997, Bob Fehrenbach wrote:

> I think it is about time to get back to somethng serious on this list.
>
>
>    5*X^2 - 50 * X + 125 = 0     X = 5, 8
>
>    How many fingers does a Martian have?
>
>

Maybe we could come up with some type of PIC driven spaceship,
that would allow us to travel through space at such a high
speed that we would, within our own life time, be able to visit
all the planets, and find a Martian (or other alien, I suppose)
and ask him/her/it?

Faster acceleration clearly isn't going to get us there.  Even if we
got as fast as the speed of light it would take 27 (I believe?) light
years to get to the nearest galaxy. So we'd only have time to visit
one, or maybe two galaxies in our lives. We need something faster. We
need to bend space into the fourth dimension, to decrease the distance
between here and there. (Like they talked about in flatland.)

If we try hard, I think we can do it. Anyone up for it?


-Shane.

1997\08\14@175406 by Mwa.Dekkers

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Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh; i've got a  pic-driven simulation  4 that !


Max

1997\08\14@182105 by Eric Martens

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| From: Shane Nelson <ispamKILLspamCHEETAH.SPOTS.AB.CA>
| To: .....PICLISTKILLspamspam.....MITVMA.MIT.EDU
| Subject: Re: Too Much Garbage
| Date: donderdag 14 augustus 1997 23:21
|
| On Thu, 14 Aug 1997, Bob Fehrenbach wrote:
|
| > I think it is about time to get back to somethng serious on this list.
| >
| >
| >    5*X^2 - 50 * X + 125 = 0     X = 5, 8
| >
| >    How many fingers does a Martian have?
| >
| >
|
| Maybe we could come up with some type of PIC driven spaceship,
| that would allow us to travel through space at such a high
| speed that we would, within our own life time, be able to visit
| all the planets, and find a Martian (or other alien, I suppose)
| and ask him/her/it?
|
| Faster acceleration clearly isn't going to get us there.  Even if we
| got as fast as the speed of light it would take 27 (I believe?) light
| years to get to the nearest galaxy. So we'd only have time to visit
| one, or maybe two galaxies in our lives. We need something faster. We
| need to bend space into the fourth dimension, to decrease the distance
| between here and there. (Like they talked about in flatland.)
|
| If we try hard, I think we can do it. Anyone up for it?



This sounds like your regular
sunday-afternoon-I-haven't-got-anything-better-to-do
programming job.



Greetings Eric Martens

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1997\08\14@235344 by David W. Duley

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In a message dated 97-08-14 17:20:54 EDT, you write:

<<
> I think it is about time to get back to somethng serious on this list.
>
>
>    5*X^2 - 50 * X + 125 = 0     X = 5, 8
>
>    How many fingers does a Martian have?
>
>

Maybe we could come up with some type of PIC driven spaceship,
that would allow us to travel through space at such a high
speed that we would, within our own life time, be able to visit
all the planets, and find a Martian (or other alien, I suppose)
and ask him/her/it?

Faster acceleration clearly isn't going to get us there.  Even if we
got as fast as the speed of light it would take 27 (I believe?) light
years to get to the nearest galaxy. So we'd only have time to visit
one, or maybe two galaxies in our lives. We need something faster. We
need to bend space into the fourth dimension, to decrease the distance
between here and there. (Like they talked about in flatland.)

If we try hard, I think we can do it. Anyone up for it?


-Shane.

 >>
I already did that.  I got the warp routine to fit into 1K code space.
Didn't have enough I/O though.  I had to use Maxims I2C Singularity
controller.  Worked great only there isn't anything out there to visit.

Dave Duley

1997\08\15@160127 by Steve Smith

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seven on each hand !

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