Slight Turbulence



  • An extremely cool error message while geeking around with Google Wave:

     This wave is experiencing some slight turbulence and may explode. If you
    don't want to explode please reopen the wave. Some recent changes may
    not be saved.

    I decided I did not want to explode.



  • Also, you may not bring grenades.  (No, the quote is not exact, but close enough that it's probably not an accident).



  •  Waves don't explode, they collapse.   Hasn't anybody actually read Schrödinger?



  • @da Doctah said:

     Waves don't explode, they collapse. 
     

    +1 physics pedantry.

     

    There's like, plenty of headroom within quantum physics to be at least marginally correct AND make it a witty pun.



  • @da Doctah said:

    Hasn't anybody actually read Schrödinger?

    Probably. Or not.



  • I don't believe in Schrödinger's books. I've never seen one.



  • @da Doctah said:

    Waves don't explode, they collapse.   Hasn't anybody actually read Schrödinger?
    Wasn't he the guy that couldn't figure out whether his cat was lolling or not?

    What an idiot.  Just give it a cheezburger.



  • @belgariontheking said:

    @da Doctah said:

    Waves don't explode, they collapse.   Hasn't anybody actually read Schrödinger?
    Wasn't he the guy that couldn't figure out whether his cat was lolling or not?

    What an idiot.  Just give it a cheezburger.

    Actually he was the one who had fantasies about torturing cats with hydrocyanic acid and nuclear rube goldberg devices.

    [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schr%C3%B6dinger%27s_cat#The_thought_experiment"]wikipedia entry[/url]



  •  Whee, they kept the Firefly error messages around in the public Wave! I still like this one, though, which I think may be gone.



  • @da Doctah said:

     Waves don't explode, they collapse.   Hasn't anybody actually read Schrödinger?


    I'm afraid if I read his papers I'll change them.



  • @dgvid said:

    @da Doctah said:

     Waves don't explode, they collapse.   Hasn't anybody actually read Schrödinger?


    I'm afraid if I read his papers I'll change them.
     

    Ever read Heisenberg?  If you know how fast you're reading, the page numbers disappear.



  • @cconroy said:

    If you know how fast you're reading, the page numbers disappear.
     

    +1 accurate wit



  • @dhromed said:

    @cconroy said:

    If you know how fast you're reading, the page numbers disappear.
     

    +1 accurate wit

    It was accurate until you quantified it.

    Also brings to mind the physicist's answer when pulled over by the police. "Do you know how fast you were going, sir?" "No, but I know where I was." And then there's the Iain Banks hero, pulled over and asked "Is this your car?" who replies "I thought you only did this to black people." Er. Where was I? Can't remember. Know I was stationary relative to the earth at the time.


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