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Re: Stupid question of the day

March 9th, 2021, 10:31 pm

“No one” is obviously pushing it, but I also think there is at least a small gap between being able to hack through a part of Snorre, dictionary in hand, and to chat up a young lady in a bar in Reykjavik. Without resorting to English, that is.
I always started in Icelandic. Especially in Akureyri.
Do you mean Snorre Sturluson?
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Re: Stupid question of the day

March 9th, 2021, 10:43 pm

Yes, usually rendered as Sturlason in Norway, but that would be the guy.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

April 11th, 2021, 4:55 pm

So, Annie, are you okay? 
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

April 12th, 2021, 6:33 pm

I bet Alan and bearish didn't know about Bishop Berkeley's estate on Rhode Island. They don't tell you that at Harvard Business School.
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Re: Stupid question of the day

April 12th, 2021, 8:07 pm

When did greed (love of good food) first appear?
Garden of Eden? Read your BIble.
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Re: Stupid question of the day

April 12th, 2021, 10:30 pm

When did greed (love of good food) first appear?
Garden of Eden? Read your BIble.

You can find those answers only in a 3-star bible I guess.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

April 12th, 2021, 10:56 pm

When did greed (love of good food) first appear?
Garden of Eden? Read your BIble.
I'm reading about Evagrius Ponticus, a monk who advocated fasting to reduce the body mass and thus have it easier to raise to heaven.
Mahomed taught that we should eat also for pleasure, but not too much so as not to get unhealthy. Some Persian doctors (Avicena) advised bulimia in such situations :-|
The difference in approaching the table (and I'm not talking about the cutlery issue) is yet another reason why I can't stop to wonder how Christianity managed to unite people against Islam, especially on Iberian Peninsula...
I wanted to post his performance of Grenada on this occasion, but Nessun Dorma is so beautiful... and it actually is based on an old Persian poem about love and human virtues (but mainly love - not to food, though).

Same about pagan religions of Slavs - which tell us to respect and please our body and soul with all earthly pleasures (even after they die!), but in healthy doses. No idea what made them convert to Christianity.

I admit to gluttony (that's the word you were looking for! ;-P) today. And something terrible happened two days ago - I ate a piece of smoked fish body (mackerel). Must be the Norway effect. I'm no longer vegan I guess. I lost my veganity :'-(
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

April 13th, 2021, 9:54 am

 I'm no longer vegan I guess. I lost my veganity :'-(
"Greed is good". Welcome back.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

April 13th, 2021, 10:26 am

No idea what made them convert to Christianity.

The Latin Mass.
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Re: Stupid question of the day

April 13th, 2021, 11:28 am

No idea what made them convert to Christianity.

The Latin Mass.
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Re: Stupid question of the day

April 17th, 2021, 9:34 pm

Why is everyone getting excited about the missing square puzzle right now? Disgraceful!
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

April 26th, 2021, 8:51 pm

Shouldn't it be
[$]E=c^2m[$]?
On the grounds that here [$]c[$] is the parameter.

I'm ok with
[$]E=\frac{1}{2}mv^2[$],
since typically [$]m[$] would be the parameter here.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

April 26th, 2021, 11:41 pm

I totally agree. In Minkowski's theory it sit first in the spacetime interval, as a conversion factor (from time to space dimensions): [$](\Delta s)^2 = -c^2 \Delta t^2 + ...[$]. I wonder if Minkowski hadn't died so young (shortly after he announced his results), would Einstein exist?
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

April 27th, 2021, 12:03 am

Excellent! We should have t-shirts made up with the corrected formula! These things must be taken seriously otherwise we are no different from actuaries.
 
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Re: Stupid question of the day

April 27th, 2021, 12:32 pm

First we need to get prof Collector's approval. It's too risky to change the foundations of physics just like that!