"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties

< dragorn> ow. and the cat assumes its alter ego: The Junktrampler
<@maarken> ha
<@maarken> my sister's cat does that. fucker weights like 22lbs. four 1
square inch paws.
<@maarken> ow
< bda> Wow.
< bda> Quick, one of you fucking nerds figure out how much weight that is
per paw on your junk.
<@maarken> 5.5
<@maarken> psi
< dragorn> thats only stationary
<@maarken> yes. that's the problem really.
< dragorn> not when it's made a junk-trampoline and taken a leap
< bda> Fucking nerds.
< kyoorius> approximately how high does the cat jump off your junk?
<@maarken> you'd need to know the average velocity of the cat mid leap.
< dragorn> I'm less concerned with average velocity and more concerned
wth initial junk-trampling
< kyoorius> you can calculate that if you know the trajectory
< kyoorius> which can be approximated by knowing the height the cat
reaches above said junk
< kyoorius> a pretty close value can be derived negating air friction and
the horizontal component of travel
<@maarken> oddly, I'm pretty happy the answer "fuckin' OW!"
* kyoorius aced college physics attending 3 sessions... the first day in
class, the mid term, and the final :P
<@ecronin> this calls for emperical evidence of the terminal velocity of
cats. To city hall tower!
< kyoorius> I showed up for the final exam and my girlfriend said "what
are doing here? you're not in this class."
<@maarken> ha
< kyoorius> i heard the teaching assistants were so bad that attending
class would bring down your test score 15 points.
<@maarken> I can do physics, if I just look up all the formulas
< kyoorius> so I had the upper hand.

January 25, 2006 8:17 PM