John Haren and I are from a little town (pop 50-60K) in Northern California that has an especially high population of Indians. I've heard that it's a fairly well recognized American city amongst Indians, even in India. I've never really believed that at all, but something KayJay said earlier got me wondering...
So, to you Indians out there, do you know what city I'm talking about?
Little Big Horn?
January 27th, 2006 4:33pm
hardee har har.
chutney indians, not casino indians.
If Sathyish has heard of it, I'm sure he'll pipe up and tell us.
And if he's drunk, he'll hurl some abuse at the same time. Gotta get that boy on something less toxic. Or a girlfriend.
January 27th, 2006 4:36pm
"Gotta get that boy on something less toxic. Or a girlfriend."
If the boy is on the girlfriend, we may never hear from him again... Philo might appreciate that.
January 27th, 2006 4:41pm
If he's on a girl we'll never hear the last of it.
January 27th, 2006 8:29pm
Natch. So what's a 'Sutter Buttes Blunder'?
We live in Sutter County (well, Jeff lives in Yuba County). But yeah, same basic area. We can both see the Sutter Buttes Mountains from where we live.
So what's a Sutter Butte Blunder? You're killin' me here, man!
OK folks. Enough fooling around. Time for action. Someone call Dana, pronto! Take in 15. Philo, Sharkfish, positions.
January 27th, 2006 9:14pm
Kill the previous. That was supposed to go on the Sharkfish/Philo lovefest thread.
January 27th, 2006 9:15pm
Okay, you've lost me. Does not compute.
Did'ya click on that link?
January 27th, 2006 9:17pm
Yes. And I read the original. I still don't get it. And neither did BigJiggler. So...
"Himalayan Blunder". Makes sense now?
January 27th, 2006 9:29pm
Umm, no. What does the failure to stop a Maoist insurgency have to do with this post?
Since Unicode's a bitch here,
LAMBDA = ((8*pi*G)/c^2)*p. This constant, the cosmological constant, was introduced by Einstein to 'fudge' his field equation to satisfy the premise of the 'steady state theory'. Hubble and others later called him on this after proving that the universe is in fact expanding. Einstein is said to have commented "(the Cosmological Constant)...is the himalayan blunder of my life".
Lucy's introduction of an independent quantity to satisfy his premise in order to force the equation to fit into his world view prompted me to point out that perhaps he is making a mistake.
However, like LAMBDA, as some physists now theorise, it may not be a big blunder at all and in fact, actually is correct.
The Himalayas are the highest mountain range. Sutter Butte is the smallest mountain range.
Damn! This feels weird.
January 27th, 2006 9:48pm
And people think I'm an obscurantist.