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Re: Constants you cannot help but remember

by jepri (Parson)
on Jun 09, 2004 at 05:47 UTC ( #362625=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Constants you cannot help but remember

When I saw the title, I thought you were looking for universal constants like "It's always in the last place you look", or "You never have the right change for the meter", or "Never wear ugh boots outside the house"

But you want physical constants. That's not interesting. I mean, they were lying around just waiting for someone to notice. The ugh boots constant required painful research (by someone else, thankfully).

Hmmm. I was going to quote something educated, like Feigenbaum's number or the universal gas constant, but the only one I can really remember is that the phone number of the local pizza place is 131888. Somehow that number was always involved in a late night physics assignment.

I didn't believe in evil until I dated it.

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Re^2: Constants you cannot help but remember
by rdm (Hermit) on Jun 10, 2004 at 01:36 UTC
    "You never have the right change for the meter"
    The somewhat disturbing thing is the failure to context switch that I had reading this. It took me more than a minute to stop wondering what the exchange rate for yards to metres was at the retail level. And what the commission rate was.
    "Excuse me, have you got change for a metre?"
    "Sorry, I've only got a couple of decimetres..."
Re^2: Constants you cannot help but remember
by Ryszard (Priest) on Jun 09, 2004 at 15:24 UTC
    Ahhhh, i thought you might be Australian (or NZ) by the ugh boot reference. the refernce to Domino's really cemented it.. :-)

    I'll have a BBQ Meatlovers with anchovies and Jalapeņos please.

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