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Schrödinger's Umlaut

Collapses into existence upon the observation of its absence by a pedantic observer
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theircompetitor, Mar 08 2012

Schrödinger Fix Schr_f6dinger_20Fix
And why not ... ? [8th of 7, Mar 09 2012]

Wtf, is nothing sacred? http://m.tgdaily.co...e-visible-after-all
[theircompetitor, Mar 04 2013]

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       Föund it.
Alterother, Mar 08 2012
  

       Is it a heavy metal ümlaut?
baconbrain, Mar 08 2012
  

       This would be a good idea to put on a sign using lenticular printing.   

       Look at it one way and says: "Schrodinger" but viewed from another angle and it is: "Schrödinger".   

       Does the umlaut exist or not?
AusCan531, Mar 08 2012
  

       Nö.
Alterother, Mar 08 2012
  

       ..
pocmloc, Mar 08 2012
  

       :
FlyingToaster, Mar 08 2012
  

       o
o
theleopard, Mar 08 2012
  

       O O
pocmloc, Mar 08 2012
  

       So, where did the speed of light go?   

       hint, hint...title..
Ling, Mar 08 2012
  

       A grumpily awarded bun [+] Excuse me while I go have my legs resized.
FlyingToaster, Mar 08 2012
  

       A similar phenomenon exists for 'Ångström'.
Helixthecat, Mar 08 2012
  

       Yeah, but the umlauts on an Ångström are way too small to see.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 08 2012
  

       Yeah, but maybe if you gave it a chance, you'd realize that the Ångström is still a great unit? I mean, it may have small umlauts, but it works hard, does its job, it's loyal and intelligent, and it and doesn't go through life coasting on luck like SOME units I know.
shapu, Mar 09 2012
  

       // So, where did the speed of light go?   

       hint, hint...title.. //   

       Sorry [Ling], I don't get it. Help me out here?
baconbrain, Mar 09 2012
  

       Thank you [baconbrain]. I was too shy to ask.
AusCan531, Mar 09 2012
  

       I, too, am ashamed to admit it when I don't get the joke. The last time it happened it was really, really obvious.
Alterother, Mar 09 2012
  

       Maybe there's a reason that "c" is missing from the name in the title?
Ling, Mar 09 2012
  

       Aha! I c it now.
AusCan531, Mar 09 2012
  

       What's not to like ... ? Bun.   

       <link>
8th of 7, Mar 09 2012
  

       From this angle, I see a "c".   

       I'm gonna go wash my hair or something ....
baconbrain, Mar 09 2012
  

       If we stare at the ' will it collapse into a ’ do you think?
pocmloc, Mar 09 2012
  

       <trying his best to sound like a Monty Python sketch>zee Umlaut traces it's origins back to ze French, around ze time of Louis ze First. Of course, Louis didn't call 'imzelf "Ze first", because 'e 'ad no hidea zere would be uzzer Louises to follow in 'iz footsteps.   

       Louis was a well-known practical joker, and 'e convinced 'is son, Louis ze German, zat ze Germanic people, along wiss zere Scandinavian brezren to ze norse, should adopt ze umlaut to create zere own distinctive identity. Zis was a great source of 'umour to ze French since, as we all well know, "umlaut" is French for "in a pig's eye"!<thbtslaMPs>
Canuck, Mar 09 2012
  

       In moveable-type print houses, the accent mark in question was usually produced by using the upper tips of a discarded twenty-fourth letter of the alphabet.   

       "You can't make an umlaut without breaking some x."
FlyingToaster, Mar 09 2012
  

       //From this angle, I see a "c".    I'm gonna go wash my hair or something ....//[baconbrain]   

       You missed that it was missing, because someone else realised it was missing and corrected the mistake without mentioning it. And the umlaut has been added, whereas that probably is a mistake, because I think it was meant to be missing...
Ling, Mar 09 2012
  

       //the Ångström is still a great unit?// It is. Why aren't there more metric units whose relative magnitude is a power of ten?
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 09 2012
  

       Thanks, [Ling], I thought that must be it.   

       (My hair now looks lovely, BTW.)
baconbrain, Mar 10 2012
  

       I finally got the joke.
Alterother, Mar 10 2012
  

       Wait... no I didn't. Shit.
Alterother, Mar 10 2012
  

       Schit
AusCan531, Mar 10 2012
  

       // It is. Why aren't there more metric units whose relative magnitude is a power of ten?//   

       Because the DeciÅngström is so popular...?
Ling, Mar 10 2012
  

       Deci Ångström was certainly the most popular girl at my school.
baconbrain, Mar 10 2012
  

       // "You can't make an umlaut without breaking x." //   

       <Quietly moves [FT]'s name to next but one to the top of the list of those marked for summary execution when the Revolution comes>
8th of 7, Mar 11 2012
  

       Hurrah, I have a new neighbor!
Alterother, Mar 11 2012
  

       Yes, but can you honestly say you're happy with the No. 3 spot ... ?
8th of 7, Mar 11 2012
  

       <6>Who is Number One?</6>
mouseposture, Mar 11 2012
  

       Themself, I presume.
pocmloc, Mar 11 2012
  

       "Beware the one that calls itself 'Terry Wogan' ... "
8th of 7, Mar 11 2012
  

       // Yes, but can you honestly say you're happy with the No. 3 spot ... ? //   

       I suppose I deserve that.
Alterother, Mar 11 2012
  

       quantum in flux
theircompetitor, Mar 04 2013
  

       toggling this one because many may not have seen the link and realized the uncertain future of uncertainty
theircompetitor, Mar 08 2013
  

       How would they know if they had seen it or not?
pocmloc, Mar 08 2013
  
      
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