From dacha a shentel net Fri Aug 16 18:22:41 1996
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 1996 19:46:04 -0700 (PDT)
From: dacha a shentel net
Reply-To: vortex-l a eskimo com
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: Re: End of Science
> I can't help but inject a bit of metaphysics in too. Einstein
> was quoted as saying he wanted to find out "if God had any choice
> in creating the Universe"? I think the answer to that is that he
> had no choice if his Universe required intelligent carbon-based
> lifeforms. The degree of fine tuning of the 3 subatomic forces
> neccessary to create life is incredible.
> Martin Sevior
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One could also ask "Is God really HE?" "Are we really here
I am still perplexed by simple things.
Several months ago I was working on a four pole digital
filter. Each pole was a tuned brass chamber. The sections
were connected to the other physically, but there was no
opening between the chambers as a 50 ohm probe was used to
couple the RF from pole filter to pole filter. Each filter
was tuned with a large brass screw. I did a stupid thing
(normal for me) and went in to far with a tuning screw on
the end filter. It dropped into it's chamber. I opened the
chamber to find the screw missing. I knew I had the right
chamber because of the hole where the screw had been. I
shook the whole assembly to hear a rattle. The filter did
not rattle before the screw was dropped. I opened the
chamber on the other end to find the missing screw. I
studied the problem for many hours and saw no way the
screw got into the wrong chamber. I allowed two visiting
russian scientists to study the filter, at first smiling
and then agreeing that what happened was impossible.
This is a true story. Not interesting, but true.
God may not play dice with the universe, but sometimes she
will screw with your head.
E-mail: dacha a visor com
Time: 10:11:17 PM
No matter where you go, there you are.
RUMOR: VANISHING BALL BEARING
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 03:22:41 -0500
From: Jerry Decker
To: John Schnurer
Cc: William Beaty <>
Subject: Re: Information ABOUT Spheres with VERY VERY high rate of rotation sought
Hi John et al!
Years ago, I was told by one of my techs about a ball bearing placed
inside a chamber fed with compressed air so that the ball would bounce
around the chamber and acheive an apparently very high rotational
velocity....he SWEARS after a couple minutes of clattering, you will
suddenly hear nothing and the ball will be gone from the chamber....no
residue and it didn't get out...I don't know about this or how much
pressure it is supposed to take, we thought maybe it wore the ball down
but not in two minutes with 125psi...thats all I know about spinning
spheres that might do something weird...seeya!