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Category: physics


most quoted re "physics": Jonathan North Washington (5), other (4), oberon (2), professors (2), Rianna (2)

other categories found with "physics": weirdness (8), science (5), sadness (4), food (4), gradschool (3)

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[link] heard: 21 July 2009
[edit] added: 20 July 2009

(01:06:43) kesuari: (there's some people who manage to study the psycholinguistics of generative grammar, but i think that's like studying the physics of alchemy)

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[link] heard: 25 October 2008
[edit] added: 25 October 2008

(13:08:38) [me]: yeah, I know; GPG's on my list of things to get going

(13:08:56) [me]: I need to get gmail + IMAP working in balsa first though

(13:09:20) crculver: I didn't know Balsa was still around.

(13:09:47) crculver: But you can install the FireGPG extension for Firefox which would allow you to encrypt any text you enter on e.g. GMail's web interface.

(13:09:57) [me]: I don't use firefox

(13:10:09) crculver: What do you use then?

(13:10:15) [me]: galeon

(13:10:30) crculver: Wait, am I talking to you in 2003 through a wormhole?

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[link] heard: 4 January 2008
[edit] added: 4 January 2008

(15:53:42) Sarah: My brain is like a supernova - it's so pretty when it explodes, but so dangerous.

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[link] heard: 27 December 2006
[edit] added: 9 January 2007

(02:57:36) kesuari: if there’s a computer nearby, you could email yourself to it, and fix it now... :)

(02:58:36) kesuari: (one of these days, someone’s going to invent a device that can email solid objects instantly, and that joke won’t be funny anymore)

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[link] heard: 1 November 2006
[edit] added: 1 November 2006

"They're called anti-formants, kinda like matter and anti-matter. Except if they meet, there's no explosion. And you can't make a space ship engine with them. You can't travel at light speed by going 'ananana'."

Richard talks about nasals.
linguistics, star-trek, physics, weirdness, phonetics
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[link] heard: 7 October 2006
[edit] added: 7 October 2006

Derek: "Agh!"

Rianna: "What's wrong with your spine?"

Derek: "It's made out of bones!"

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[link] heard: 31 May 2006
[edit] added: 31 May 2006

"I wish I knew more places that had less of an element of sketch."

in reference to finding a [safe] place for star-gazaing
sketchiness, science, physics, sadness, ghetto-talk, geekiness
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[link] heard: 31 March 2006
[edit] added: 31 March 2006

"We'll make you a deal—if there's a lunar eclipse, we'll give you something to eat; if there's not, we eat you."

Boutros Boutros Ghali on Rabbi Akiva
physics, food, fire, ddr, hypocrisy, japanese, conspiracies
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[link] heard: 16 February 2006
[edit] added: 16 February 2006

"You could ask if the laws of motion are constructed online as an object is falling."

prof. Zagona on the nature of I-language and the mind
linguistics, physics, science, scariness
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[link] heard: 28 January 2005
[edit] added: 28 January 2005

Nat: "Don't you want 50cc of chocolate ice cream?"

Vickie: "Oh! I need to call my mother!"

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[link] heard: 12 November 2004
[edit] added: 12 November 2004

Matt: "Given a perfectly spherical tongue of uniform density..."

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[link] heard: 6 October 2004
[edit] added: 6 October 2004

(19:03:11) Оберон: TV + internet == lots of random news

(19:03:18) Оберон: I've also seen a group of elephants steal a car

(19:03:26) Оберон: ...though technically "steal" may not be the right verb.

(19:03:39) Оберон: perhaps "mash into itty bitty two dimensional pieces" would be better.

(19:03:43) Оберон: But "steal" is a lot easier to type

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[link] heard: 5 May 2004
[edit] added: 5 May 2004

"Nothing is imposible if you can imagine it. That's what being a scientist is all about."

"No, that's what being a magical elf is all about."

some people on futurama
tv, physics, magic
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[link] heard: 15 January 2004
[edit] added: 17 January 2004

"Air is small."

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[link] heard: 21 October 2003
[edit] added: 21 October 2003

(02:22:15) Mark: what kind of pizza is cheeseless pizza?

(02:22:22) [me]: what Kathryn eats

(02:22:32) [me]: I've had sauceless pizza... it's pretty good I guess

(02:22:48) Mark: yeah i wouldnt want to eat non real pizza

(02:23:28) Mark: Non-real pizza is defined as (pizza)i where i=sqrt(-1), or the (-cheese) factor

after way too much physics homework on Mark's part
homework, food, school, physics, math, gradschool
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[link] heard: 28 August 2003
[edit] added: 4 September 2003

"I don't know the physics behind magical influences. . . . I don't remember exact integrals for boots of flight."

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[link] heard: 28 July 2003
[edit] added: 28 July 2003

(15:45:32) Qatharsis: I'm pessimistic about electrodynamics.

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[link] heard: 25 July 2003
[edit] added: 26 July 2003

T'pol: "I still don't believe in time travel."

Archer: "The hell you don't."

T'pol & Archer, Star Trek Enterprise Season 2, Episode 1
star-trek, physics, weirdness, time-travel
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[link] heard: 18 July 2003
[edit] added: 18 July 2003

"The universe is a spheroid region 705 metres in diametre."

The Enterprise's Computer (Star Trek TNG, season 4, episode 5) in response to the question "What is the nature of the universe?"
star-trek, physics, weirdness
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[link] heard: 9 June 2003
[edit] added: 9 June 2003

(01:58:21) [Shreyas]: played?

(01:58:48) [me]: by Natlihah

(01:58:58) [me]: she just wants to distill her guilt

(01:59:19) [me]: I don't think she really cares about them that much

(01:59:40) [me]: I'm not sure if this actually results in anything bad down the road

(01:59:43) [me]: but I suspect it will

(01:59:47) [Shreyas]: that's deeply comforting

(02:00:17) [Shreyas]: on an unrelated note, i just realized that an inertialess spaceship could be fabulously agile

(02:00:45) [me]: rofl, I suppose so

(02:00:50) [me]: good luck designing one

(02:01:19) [Shreyas]: i'll put it on the "rpgs to write" list

(02:01:41) [Shreyas]: right after the one about people who can see into the future as if it's just another spatial dimension

(02:01:52) [me]: heh

(02:04:06) [Shreyas]: it's got a lot of dangerous metaphysics behind it, actually. i'm imagining that futeresight is analogous to depth perception: it takes information you have and derives data from it, via some unconscious, hypercompetent capacity

(02:05:08) [Shreyas]: unfortunately for our prophets, futuresight has to work on their knowledge of things, so they can see any appreciable distance only in familiar situations populated by familiar things

(02:05:50) [Shreyas]: and anytime something unexpected happens, the prophetic capacity has to readjust

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"Damn nuclear fusion, or fission, or whatever makes the sun shine."

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[18:03:17] firespeaker org: brb

[18:03:21] LunaCamilla: ok.

[18:05:25] firespeaker org: back

[18:05:50] LunaCamilla: oh good. the world had stopped spinning on its axis during those heart-stopping seconds in which you had gone

[18:06:01] LunaCamilla: but now that you are back, the world may resume its normal course

[18:06:11] firespeaker org: yeah

[18:06:22] firespeaker org: what can I say?

[18:06:28] firespeaker org: it always does that

[18:06:45] LunaCamilla: you're just so damn critical to the functioning of reality and the universe

[18:06:49] LunaCamilla: it must get annoying at times

[18:07:00] firespeaker org: no. actually, it's kinda fun

[18:07:08] firespeaker org: I enjoy being omnipotent

[18:07:18] firespeaker org: even if I'm inadvertently so

[18:07:26] LunaCamilla: heh i should hope you're not

[18:07:39] LunaCamilla: i don't want you knowing everything about me! eep!

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"Good morning [spiderplants?]. Have we photosynthesised our breakfast today?"

Mr. Lisbon in Virgin Suicides
physics, weirdness, movies
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