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Owning five impossible things before breakfast

 
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Brought to you care of the HB Home Shopping Channel....

Item is an elegant wall-hanging glass case, .

Inside, mounted on the wooden back plate, are these genuine* items,

*a piece of Occam's razor

*some rock chippings from Plato's cave (contents may settle)

*a bottle containing a replica Maxwell's demon (possibly gin?)

and for the cook of the house

* part of the sieve of Eratosthenes and

* a reconstruction of Morton's fork

*genuine replicas that is...if you can have a genuine replica of something that does not exist?

PS Finally got over my QR code mania. Realised when I'm spending 3 hours trying (and succeeding) in getting ascii art into a QR code, it's all getting a little too recursive.

not_morrison_rm, May 17 2015

Sieve_20of_20Eratosthenes_20sieve [hippo, May 18 2015]

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       PPS this is not a call for a list, bugger off and make your own list..tch
not_morrison_rm, May 17 2015
  

       I'm not selling Occam's razor to you if you are just going to break it into pieces. Objects like that should be conserved whole in original condition.
pocmloc, May 17 2015
  

       Thinking about it, selling imaginary stuff means you never have to do stock-taking.
not_morrison_rm, May 17 2015
  

       Funny thing about Occam's Razor: the more you use it, the bigger it grows... until it breaks, then you have to make your own from scratch.
FlyingToaster, May 17 2015
  

       I used to use Occam's disposables, but now I have one of the electric Occam's razor...which kind of undermines the whole analogy..I think. Victor Kiam, where are you now?
not_morrison_rm, May 17 2015
  

       You only ever need one piece.
nineteenthly, May 17 2015
  

       If it looks like a list......
xenzag, May 17 2015
  

       //a bottle containing a replica Maxwell's demon (possibly gin?)// Cachaça.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 17 2015
  

       //If it looks like a list......   

       Yes, but it's my list. You go get your own. I'm not starting a franchise, but no one's done the Diet of Worms for a couple of centuries...   

       Anyway, I'm looking from the other side of the monitor, so it looks more like a "tsil" from here.   

       // Cachaça   

       Nasty cough there <passes the box of Nightnurse currently being passed around the bonfire under the bridge>.
not_morrison_rm, May 17 2015
  

       //Yes, but it's my list// - then why post it here?
xenzag, May 17 2015
  

       Occam's Razor can be used to determine its own non-existence.
tatterdemalion, May 17 2015
  

       //Occam's Razor can be used to determine its own non-existence.   

       Then howcome I have pieces of it?
not_morrison_rm, May 18 2015
  

       // Victor Kiam, where are you now?// I think he's off sailing with his brother Omar, who apparently owns a ruby yacht.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 18 2015
  

       <sound of trumpet going wa-waa-waaah>   

       Right, that's it...heard this one somewhere...some guy drowns at the beach, his mates club together to get a floral tribute in the shape of a live-belt, and they said "Well, it's what he would have wanted"...
not_morrison_rm, May 19 2015
  

       Does the offer by any chance include a Schrödinger cat box ... ?
8th of 7, May 20 2015
  

       Hmmm. what to do..ditch the Sleeve of Elastoplast (seems like hippo has already done it on HB)in favour of a cat box...decisions, decisions..
not_morrison_rm, May 20 2015
  

       //Does the offer by any chance include a Schrödinger cat box ... ?// I might have a spare one in the northeast potting shed. But of course I can't be sure until I look.
MaxwellBuchanan, May 20 2015
  

       Is it one of those automatic litter-cleaning kind?
RayfordSteele, May 20 2015
  

       Right.   

       Decided.   

       It' s a furry Schroedinger on a piece of elastic, which is connected to the back of the box. Cat has to spend time trying to get the little Schroedinger out and away. Possibly tuna flavoured.
not_morrison_rm, May 21 2015
  

       hmm... Gibson's "Mona Lisa Overdrive" (I think); there's an AI that makes artsy junk boxes.
FlyingToaster, May 21 2015
  

       //there's an AI that makes artsy junk boxes.   

       Errr...and?
not_morrison_rm, May 21 2015
  

       ...but they're not really junk-boxes, they're evil 5th dimensional constructs which kill their owners in interesting and baffling ways; mostly rich and famous people who can afford the things (which income gives the AI a pretty decent Internet connection), thus priming the revolution.   

       Arnold Schwarzenegger, one of the few "proles" with a junk box (won it in a weight-loss lottery or something) is a cop on the beat. He's almost figured it out, but the AI twigged and tried to have him terminated.   

       Our hero, his livelihood gone (the precinct captain did try to fit him into a deskjob for awhile, but it wasn't enough), sets forth on a quest to find and destroy the original AI. Unfortunately the attack destroyed his body from the neck down, and the only mode of transportation a roller skate - with one wheel missing - that tips over when Arnie gets passionate about something and loses his head.   

       A good portion of the novel is the hero cursing in Austrian and trying to get himself out of the gutter.
FlyingToaster, May 21 2015
  

       Question - is this product available with a choice of manual or automatic paradigm shift ?
8th of 7, Jul 06 2015
  
      
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