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I'm nervous because this one feels like I am channeling
something so special.
This morning I stood on a rooftop in the freezing cold
easily 50 stories above Manhattan, I was there for work.
It has been a few very difficult weeks for me and while
troubles are not gone I experienced a moment
and I recognized it. There I was thinking how good it felt
to be where I was,felt like troubles couldn't reach me,
standing there before this breath taking view in the
screaming cold wind I wondered how could I effectively
represent this instance of joy?
In that moment I needed to be able to release a small
helium filled green balloon from my crotch automatically
effortlessly unexpectedly so that people could truly know
was, in that
moment feeling happy.
Kind of like a physical emotional exclamation point if you
When something pleases you, you release a balloon from
These are pants with two low profile small form factor
helium canisters stitched into the seams on the sides of
your legs connected to a mechanism at the bulky groin
inflates small colored balloons unzips and releases the
balloons into the atmosphere on demand.
The wearer could trigger the release and specify balloon
color with some practiced leg motions.
Naturally I would release an api so that programmers
be able to customize their own triggers and controls
hopefully able to offer a thought controlled Balloonicker
||There's been a lot of loose talk recently about
parallel universes, and also about the possibility
that the universe is a cyclical phenomenon which
recurs every few tens of billions of years. If either
of these theories holds up, this means that there
are (or have been) an infinite number of other
planets like Earth.
||If that is the case, then everything that has
happened or will happen on Earth must have
happened (or be happening) an infinite number of
times on other Earths in other universes.
||Nevertheless, I am pretty sure that the phrase
//In that moment I needed to be able to release a
small helium filled green balloon from my crotch
// has only been written once.
||That may, in fact, become the unique identifier of this timeline... thanksalot vf.
||"Is that a small green helium-filled balloon in your pants ? or are you just happy to see me."
||[vf], you're on your own. Don't expect anyone here to put up bail for
you. You have been warned.
||Wouldnt it be Kballoonickers with a silent K at the
||On bad days, it could drop little pellet-like balloo-hoos from behind, filled with a mixture of sulphur hexafluoride (see? I told you I'd lurked round here a long time), hydrogen sulphide, and a little bit of stagnant water.
||I'd wear the originals. Are reloads expensive?
||Brilliant and triumphant [+]. I'm going to immediately
shelve my project based around the emission of methane
from my... Well I'm going to shelve my project in favour of
||(making a guest appearance), I voted +.
||A rich, buttery crescent-shaped balloon emerges and floats up towards [vfrackis]. [+]
||Stay around sqeakie, you are missed.
||About the idea of a balloon floating outta your
crotch, well I guess I gotta love it. It's too weird to
||//If that is the case, then everything that has happened or will happen on Earth must have happened (or be happening) an infinite number of times on other Earths in other universes.// - [Max-B] I think this is a fallacy, but I'm not sure I can prove it (or I could have said this margin is not sufficently big to hold my proof, I suppose...). As an analogy, if I have an infinite sequence of digits between 0 and 9, your statement is equivalent to saying that every possible sequence of 11 digits is somewhere in the sequence. However I don't think this has to be the case - i.e. my phone number might not be in the sequence.
||I think it depends on the sequence - if there is a
(pseudorandom/infinite) sequence of numbers that
contains your phone number in one portion, is it not
possible that the same sequence will repeat at some
stage later on?
||i.e. the sequence 0.1111111... is infinite, but
definitely doesn't contain my phone number - however,
say the sequence 1.618033 988749 894848 204586 834...
contains my number -
let's say my number were 3988749, it's already
established that number is "possible" within that
sequence, in a way that 3988749 is not "possible"
within the sequence 0.1111111.... - it may well be the
case that the same number is present within that
sequence an infinite number of times.
||So what does that say about sequences, randomness and
infinity? I think it shows that it's not sufficient to
say a sequence is merely infinite in order for it to
contain every possibility - it must also be infinite
and "possible" to contain the possibilities under
speculation - maybe the word "possible" in this case
can also be replaced with the word "random" - where
might be a property that provides us with certainty of
event (or in this instance a particular subsequence to
or maybe it's something deeper than that. Indeed, you
define a property "x" in terms that for any sequence,
to be "x", it must, after some infinite number of
generate a specific subsequence once (and I think by
definition, if it manages to do it once, then it must
do it an infinite number of
||Quite what this "x" factor is, is yet to be discovered
may be a way of measuring a particular type of
irrationality/randomness - But that's where it starts
||A separate question might be whether an infinite stack
of universes might also exhibit this "x" factor - and
again, the jury's out on that one - but it is at least
an interesting question.
||I'm sure there is some city ordinance forbidding such practices...there usually is...spoilsports.
||[+] Well written and cool idea. (I hope they didn't
look like MC Hammer Pants!)
||wow controversial endorsement MB thanks
||I thought a red balloon could be a sadness release
then colors mean different things to different people
so the wearer should get to decide what color
balloon to release.
||that's funny and cute, but i think what you meant by
'balloonickers' already exists . it's called a serene
smile. if you want to broadcast serenity, that usually
requires shouting for joy.
||but yea, youre idea made me laugh. you must have
fellt good today. i'm about to go to sleep about 20
floors above manhattan. sleeping in a cubicle
surrounded by cubicles and roads we call a city.
||just so ya know. i gave you a roll.
||Clearly it should be a white or clear balloon on a short
string resembling a much magnified sperm.
||Would it inflate to one of those long thin balloons
before rising out of your pants, or be a more