"Happy times together we've been spending
I wish that every kiss was never-ending
Wouldn't it be nice?"
My daughter Emma, upon hearing those lines, asked, "But Dad, if every kiss was never-ending, wouldn't that mean there could only be one kiss?"
"Hey, that's right," I responded.
To which my son Eamon replied, "No, there'd be zero kisses."
"Well, he'd never finish a kiss. And what's more, he'd never even really get any fraction of the way into a kiss."
(His point here being, by the way, different than the Zeno paradox -- he wasn't saying you could never cover any finite time of kissing, but that no finite amount is ever more than 0% of an infinite kiss. Similar problem: Throwing a dart at the real number line from 0 to 1, what is the probability you'll hit 2/3? Answer: 0!)
Discussing this with Wabulon, he noted that there are (theoretical) super-Turing machines that can do x amount of processing in time t, then x more in time t/2, then x more in t/4, and so on, thus completing and infinite amount of time.
"Good point," I said, "but given that Brian Wilson couldn't even get out of bed for around 20 years, I don't think he is an instantiation of one of those machines.
But, thinking it over a bit more, we figured out a way that Wilson could make his kiss never-ending for the rest of us, while it would end for him.
What did we come up with?
Take place in human diners, and show one omelette after another being cooked and devoured.
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