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retina 2010-03-18 02:22

Shades of brown
 
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cheesehead 2010-03-18 03:03

Further digression
 
[quote=davieddy;208708]That is my idea of small talk at its best.[/quote]Yes, but ...

[URL]http://depression.about.com/b/2010/03/10/meaningful-conversation-contributes-to-happiness.htm[/URL]

[URL]http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/17/talk-deeply-be-happy/[/URL]

[URL]http://pss.sagepub.com/content/early/2010/02/17/0956797610362675.full[/URL]

davieddy 2010-03-18 03:22

[quote=cheesehead;208720]Yes, but ...

[URL]http://depression.about.com/b/2010/03/10/meaningful-conversation-contributes-to-happiness.htm[/URL]

[URL]http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/17/talk-deeply-be-happy/[/URL]

[URL]http://pss.sagepub.com/content/early/2010/02/17/0956797610362675.full[/URL][/quote]
As you would not hesitate to point out,
I said nothing about the relative merits of talk size.

David

Except that if my example was indeed small talk
at its best, I was not exactly extolling its virtues:)

davieddy 2010-03-18 03:59

[quote=retina;208715][URL]http://epicwinftw.com/2010/03/15/epic-win-photos-shades-of-brown/[/URL][/quote]
I remember Roger Penrose suing some manufacturer
for incorporating his tiling on their loo paper.

retina 2010-03-18 04:32

[QUOTE=davieddy;208725]I remember Roger Penrose suing some manufacturer
for incorporating his tiling on their loo paper.[/QUOTE]But did the tiles all need to be coloured brown?

philmoore 2010-03-18 11:20

[QUOTE=davieddy;208725]I remember Roger Penrose suing some manufacturer
for incorporating his tiling on their loo paper.[/QUOTE]

I have some of that paper with the Penrose tiling pattern, and would be interested if anyone knows if there is any truth to this story. Penrose has a wry sense of humor, and might have said something like this in jest, but I think that in reality he would have been honored. Now that we know that Penrose tiling predates Penrose by 500 years, a lawsuit probably wouldn't hold up in court anyway:
[url]http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/8270/title/Math_Trek__Ancient_Islamic_Penrose_Tiles[/url]

davieddy 2010-03-18 11:48

[quote=retina;208726]But did the tiles all need to be coloured brown?[/quote]
Four shades suffice

Uncwilly 2010-03-18 13:57

[QUOTE=davieddy;208738]Four shades suffice[/QUOTE]

[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_color_theorem[/url]

retina 2010-03-18 14:07

[QUOTE=davieddy;208738]Four shades suffice[/QUOTE]Considering the intended usage, one shade should be enough.

ewmayer 2010-03-18 15:51

[QUOTE=Uncwilly;208751][url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_color_theorem[/url][/QUOTE]

Given the present context, perhaps we need a [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_flush]four-flusher[/url] corollary?

davieddy 2010-03-19 04:19

[quote=ewmayer;208770]Given the present context, perhaps we need a [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_flush"]four-flusher[/URL] corollary?[/quote]
We can always rely on Ernst to maintain the tone
of a conversation.

I've enjoyed my 60th birthday for several reasons,
this repartee being one:smile:

David


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