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  • ken
    ... Come on over chez moi. There s half a bottle of great Ohio wine in the frig and another in the pantry. ... Newsnight needs to upgrade. The five-year-old
    Message 1 of 9 , Jun 2, 2005
      louise wrote:

      >[....]
      >
      >Mary,
      >
      >Are you there? I wish I had some red wine in the house.
      >
      >

      Come on over chez moi. There's half a bottle of great Ohio wine in the
      frig and another in the pantry.


      >Newsnight is doing cosmological simulation. Apparently computers
      >can only count to four billion and then revert to nil.
      >
      >

      Newsnight needs to upgrade. The five-year-old PC I'm typing on now can
      count to four billion. The newer 64-bit PCs can (of course) count to
      2**64. That's 1.8 x 10,000,000,000,000,000,000 (19 zeroes). And that's
      using integer variables. Using floating-point notation the maximum
      number goes up to some number incredibly high. Then too there's another
      variable type called a "double" which, conveniently enough, permits
      values twice the size of floating point variable. Then there's all the
      computers bigger and number-crunchier than the lowly PC where the
      numbers go much bigger. More than a decade ago, in the time of the 8086
      cpu, a professor told our class that a computer (of that day) could
      count higher than the number of atoms in the universe. Maybe Newsnight
      is using Windows.


      >[....]
      >
      >


      --
      A lot of us are working harder than we want, at things we don't like to
      do. Why? ...In order to afford the sort of existence we don't care to live.
      -- Bradford Angier
    • louise
      ken - Come on over chez moi. There s half a bottle of great Ohio wine in the frig and another in the pantry. louise - i dont have a current passport [louise]
      Message 2 of 9 , Jun 2, 2005
        ken -
        Come on over chez moi. There's half a bottle of great Ohio wine in
        the frig and another in the pantry.

        louise -
        i dont have a current passport

        [louise]
        Newsnight is doing cosmological simulation. Apparently computers
        can only count to four billion and then revert to nil.

        [ken]
        Newsnight needs to upgrade.

        louise -
        i wasnt being very precise. Newsnight is a live BBC
        news/documentary/interview programme, and this particular item about
        cosmology was reporting the state of play in ongoing research
        conducted by scientists from Durham University, and other
        scientists, i think. finding it difficult to concentrate,
        especially late at night, and most especially if scientific
        disciplines are involved. anyway, it wasnt Newsnight's computer
        they were talking about ...
      • Exist List Moderator
        ... Nolan s post was on a legit branch of existentialism, even if most people on the list disagree with its premise. Kierkegaard, Tillich, et al, still matter
        Message 3 of 9 , Jun 2, 2005
          On Jun 01, 2005, at 15:20, louise wrote:

          > Nolan,
          >
          > You are very sweet, but can no longer be my puppy ... not that you
          > have offended me, rather that your messages bespeak a different
          > species.

          Nolan's post was on a legit branch of existentialism, even if most
          people on the list disagree with its premise. Kierkegaard, Tillich, et
          al, still matter in the field and their faiths were part of things.

          > Chris,
          >
          > How soon do you propose to emigrate?

          I'm hoping to do some of my doctoral work in the UK, but my main dream
          is to get a play on the British stage, where real theatre is found.

          - C. S. Wyatt
          I am what I am at this moment, not what I was and certainly not all
          that I shall be.
          http://www.tameri.com - Tameri Guide for Writers
          http://www.tameri.com/csw/exist - The Existential Primer
        • nolanhatley
          Louise, We all must grow. I appreciate your warm welcome always and will strive to converse and listen, though it may be hard for this young rash raw energy
          Message 4 of 9 , Jun 2, 2005
            Louise,

            We all must grow. I appreciate your warm welcome always and will
            strive to converse and listen, though it may be hard for this young
            rash raw energy of the mind. No, I will listen nonetheless.

            Gratitude,

            Nolan

            --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, "louise" <hecubatoher@y...> wrote:
            > Nolan,
            >
            > You are very sweet, but can no longer be my puppy ... not that you
            > have offended me, rather that your messages bespeak a different
            > species.
            >
            > Bill,
            >
            > I have no bone to spare, you will always be welcome to come on my
            > picnics.
            >
            > Chris,
            >
            > How soon do you propose to emigrate?
            >
            > Mary,
            >
            > Are you there? I wish I had some red wine in the house.
            >
            > Newsnight is doing cosmological simulation. Apparently computers
            > can only count to four billion and then revert to nil.
            >
            > Trinidad,
            >
            > What do you think?
            >
            > Dear Buffalo,
            >
            > Return. Please.
            >
            > its only me, hiding behind a corrugated curtain ...
          • nolanhatley
            Chris, What do you do in the theatre? I m a theatre major. Are you talking about the Royal Shakespeare Company? Charis and Shalom, Nolan ... you ... Tillich,
            Message 5 of 9 , Jun 2, 2005
              Chris,

              What do you do in the theatre? I'm a theatre major. Are you
              talking about the Royal Shakespeare Company?

              Charis and Shalom,

              Nolan


              --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, Exist List Moderator
              <existlist1@t...> wrote:
              > On Jun 01, 2005, at 15:20, louise wrote:
              >
              > > Nolan,
              > >
              > > You are very sweet, but can no longer be my puppy ... not that
              you
              > > have offended me, rather that your messages bespeak a different
              > > species.
              >
              > Nolan's post was on a legit branch of existentialism, even if most
              > people on the list disagree with its premise. Kierkegaard,
              Tillich, et
              > al, still matter in the field and their faiths were part of things.
              >
              > > Chris,
              > >
              > > How soon do you propose to emigrate?
              >
              > I'm hoping to do some of my doctoral work in the UK, but my main
              dream
              > is to get a play on the British stage, where real theatre is found.
              >
              > - C. S. Wyatt
              > I am what I am at this moment, not what I was and certainly not
              all
              > that I shall be.
              > http://www.tameri.com - Tameri Guide for Writers
              > http://www.tameri.com/csw/exist - The Existential Primer
            • Exist List Moderator
              ... I ve written 31 scripts, to date, and have several partials I hope to work on during the coming years. I would like to complete a few of my short-story /
              Message 6 of 9 , Jun 3, 2005
                On Jun 02, 2005, at 23:24, nolanhatley wrote:

                > What do you do in the theatre? I'm a theatre major. Are you
                > talking about the Royal Shakespeare Company?

                I've written 31 scripts, to date, and have several partials I hope to
                work on during the coming years. I would like to complete a few of my
                short-story / novel works along the way, but theatre always seems more
                immediate.

                - C. S. Wyatt
                I am what I am at this moment, not what I was and certainly not all
                that I shall be.
                http://www.tameri.com - Tameri Guide for Writers
                http://www.tameri.com/csw/exist - The Existential Primer
              • nolanhatley
                C.S.W, Interesting. Is this something you view in conjunction with your work and experience here? Has existentialism informed much of your creative work, or
                Message 7 of 9 , Jun 4, 2005
                  C.S.W,

                  Interesting. Is this something you view in conjunction with your work
                  and experience here? Has existentialism informed much of your creative
                  work, or even has your creative endeavors informed your view of
                  existentialism?

                  We seem to be just as much writers as we are readers.

                  Grace and Peace,

                  Nolan

                  --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, Exist List Moderator
                  <existlist1@t...> wrote:
                  > On Jun 02, 2005, at 23:24, nolanhatley wrote:
                  >
                  > > What do you do in the theatre? I'm a theatre major. Are you
                  > > talking about the Royal Shakespeare Company?
                  >
                  > I've written 31 scripts, to date, and have several partials I hope to
                  > work on during the coming years. I would like to complete a few of my
                  > short-story / novel works along the way, but theatre always seems
                  more
                  > immediate.
                  >
                  > - C. S. Wyatt
                  > I am what I am at this moment, not what I was and certainly not all
                  > that I shall be.
                  > http://www.tameri.com - Tameri Guide for Writers
                  > http://www.tameri.com/csw/exist - The Existential Primer
                • Exist List Moderator
                  ... Writing, in its various forms, was first a way for me to express my disgust with human nature. I started writing in middle school on such topics as the
                  Message 8 of 9 , Jun 5, 2005
                    On Jun 04, 2005, at 10:44, nolanhatley wrote:

                    > C.S.W,
                    >
                    > Interesting. Is this something you view in conjunction with your work
                    > and experience here? Has existentialism informed much of your creative
                    > work, or even has your creative endeavors informed your view of
                    > existentialism?
                    >
                    > We seem to be just as much writers as we are readers.

                    Writing, in its various forms, was first a way for me to express my
                    disgust with human nature. I started writing in middle school on such
                    topics as the European Union -- using science fiction to express my
                    fears of an unstable future. Funny how accurate things I wrote in 1980
                    or so are today. (I saved a lot of binders and notebooks over the
                    years.)

                    I think my writing reflects my libertarian bent, more than my personal
                    beliefs. I've written on religious tolerance, the silliness of
                    government, gender issues, and who knows how many other topics. The
                    theme is generally personal responsibility and letting people rise or
                    fall on their own.

                    If anything, I dream of a day when people don't expect the government
                    to save them from everything. Life is filled with risks and you have to
                    take some to improve yourself. I'd never survive in the European model,
                    since I don't believe in what democratic socialism represents. The EU
                    governments create so much safety that taking a chance in business is
                    pretty difficult.

                    The "existential" influence in my writing would be the insistence that
                    people make choices, instead of letting others choose. I think people
                    should try to define themselves, or risk being part of a herd. I don't
                    like the herds and mobs. Any time you have a lot of people, you end up
                    with various herds, no matter what... so I like the rare individuals.

                    - C. S. Wyatt
                    I am what I am at this moment, not what I was and certainly not all
                    that I shall be.
                    http://www.tameri.com - Tameri Guide for Writers
                    http://www.tameri.com/csw/exist - The Existential Primer
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