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The Rules of the Universe

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by NVP, Mar 12, 2020.

  1. FoxEye

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    A rule I *often* wish I'd listened to!
     
  2. FBi7

    Hitman

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    You and I both, my friend :D
     
  3. Apex

    Capodecina

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    There is porn for everything
     
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2020
  4. NVP

    Soldato

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    No, there is only open for closed.
     
  5. theone8181

    Mobster

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    It's funny how its only remembered after the event:p.
     
  6. NVP

    Soldato

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    Haha what a correction!
     
  7. Participant

    Caporegime

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    Don't believe in old wives' tales is a good rule.
     
  8. FBi7

    Hitman

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    Yes, it is rather frustrating :)
     
  9. RxR

    Wise Guy

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    B = {1, 0}
    T = {T, F, 0}
    G = 1..3 {G, M, R}
    inequality = opportunity (Friedman, economist)
     
  10. skaif

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    Go to sleep with itchy bum

    Wake up with smelly finger
     
  11. NVP

    Soldato

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    For the layman...
     
  12. RxR

    Wise Guy

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    inequality = opportunity c.f.. Milton Friedman, econmist: "To create opportunity, create inequality".

    Example:
    - when the traffic lights are green in each direction simultaneously (an equality of colour state), there is no opportunity to move. Gridlock occurs. Make some lights unequal (colour: red) to provide opportunity to get anywhere.

    Or Newton, Isaac:
    Motion does not occur when force and counterforce are equal.
     
  13. NVP

    Soldato

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    Expand that with his third law and then we ain't going no where.
     
  14. d_brennen

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    These, among others, were drilled into my head
     
  15. Apex

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    Restrictions lead to creativity not freedom. Examples being Lord of the Rings and the hobbit trilogies. LOTR Peter Jackson had restrictions in particular with money. The hobbit he had every dollar he could ever ask for and look at the difference.

    Also applies to star wars
     
  16. robgmun

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    Yup, big believer of that one. And I've proved my wife wrong on more than one occasion when she tries to buy dirt cheap luggage, ends up breaking and buys another, ended up buying luggage almost every year. I told her off that if she put all the money together that she's wasted on luggage and bought a nice one, not only would it be nicer to use but it would last longer. She then bought a samsonite and it's lasted us over 5 years now :rolleyes:
     
  17. RxR

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    I would agree with that. Since the need to adapt is constant, when one path of adaptation is blocked, adaptive momentum continues (is maintained) by pursuing other (path) means.

    Adapt or die (at varying speeds) is nature's dictum.
     
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  18. Hades

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    You will never look back while on your deathbed and wish you had worked longer hours.
     
  19. RxR

    Wise Guy

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    lol
     
  20. RxR

    Wise Guy

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    The only cause of doubt is time.