Today's been a rough one. My two year-old's temperature read 105.7. I called the doctor (my daughter freaking out in the background because I'm not holding her) and set up an appointment for three hours later. The nurse on the phone asks me if she has any other symptoms, at which point I pick up my daughter and she pukes all over me. So yes Nurse, she does. I put her in the bath, change my clothes, call my husband to come home, find a babysitter for my son, and then decide to just take her to the emergency room when my husband gets there. Her temperature at this point is 104.7(the ibuprofen must be working)
My husband comes home frantic and retakes her temperature, this time realizing that I put the thermometer shield on incorrectly. He fixes it, retakes her temperature, and it is a balmy 100.2 degrees.
I have been doing some research on Black Holes lately and I came across some interesting things such as…
A hypothetical astronaut traveling towards the black hole center would not experience significant tidal forces until very deep into the black hole.
With this in mind and the hypothetical Molecular Disruption Device from Enders Game, what would happen if one was detonated with in a black hole?
Would it explode like the Bugger Home World, or would it Evaporate like according to Stephen Hawking’s theory of Black Hole Evaporation?
This has been bugging me since I thought it up the other day. I just want you all to know that I am neither a theoretical physicist nor clime to be one but this is blowing my mind with in my twisted little in need of lobotomy brain.
By the way, I also called several neurosurgeons and found out that a “Ice Pick,” or Trans Orbital Lobotomy depending on what you are trying to do can make someone into a zombie. They are in fact living "awake" dead with very, very, very, very, little thought process and semi aware like a new born baby.
Yes I know this is more than 13 lines or sentences whatever. This is random musings. At the moment its mine. Because I am one random person.
I feel your pain Sheena. My five year old was out of school with a fever and cough for a week. She's just getting over it and now the two year has a 102.7 temperature (and yes, I took the cover off). She throws up but only because she coughs until she gags. I can't wait until everyone is better.
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Despite claims of 98.6 (Fahrenheit) being normal temperature, I find my own normal level floats in the low 97s, and a mild fever puts me right at 98.6. When I've got a really high fever I'm usuall too sick to bother taking my temperature.
I would've thought putting the shield on the (digital?) thermometer wrong would have produced a lower reading, not a higher one. "Shimiqua," keep monitoring the situation.
They say that the term "black hole" is considered not-PC. However, they offered no substitutes. Wonder how they felt about the Black Hole of Calcutta?
Ok what if you programmed the MD like a timed explosive. The density of the mater with in a black hole apparently is infinite but has significant mass to but is finite at any time so, I believe the MD would work on a black hole but I don’t know what would happen.
A few months ago I was freaking out because I believed that a black hole violated the law of entropy. It is after all the ultimate expression of order, everything wrapped up into a nice neat little package. Now I have been rethinking my ideas about entropy.
Personally I think an MD in a black hole would create a reaction but I think it would stay inside the event horizon, so it wouldn't change much at all. Or even be observable from the outside. (If I remember right the MD didn't destroy the matter just reordered it.)
"Outside of a dog a book is a man's best friend, inside a dog it's too dark to read." --Groucho Marx
Oh I think you'd get through, but the real question is can you ever know if you were really talking to him. Perhaps he gave his secretary one of those talking computers so she could deflect calls from his mother and such.
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I had in mind that he'd ignore any letter or e-mail, having better things to do with his time.
I always used to hear about generations of poor saps who were grad students, being sent up to try to get an interview with J. D. Salinger. They always got the brushoff...of course, from press reports yesterday, any interview conducted would be pretty one-sided.
Now that J. D. Salinger is deceased, I'm waiting for three things:
(1) When will that big posthumously-published interview come out? (Salinger can't put the lie to it now.)
(2) When will the first new work of his be published? (Rumor has it Salinger was still at it, just not publishing.)
(3) When will the movie version of The Catcher in the Rye come out? (Salinger hated the movie made of one of his short stories, and never sold film rights to anything else.)
Just so there's no doubt, I *hated* The Catcher in the Rye. It's one of those things I had to read for school, and that always put me up against the eight-ball as far as enjoying what I read. Perhaps if I read it today...but, then, no, I remember it pretty well and don't think I'd like it any better.
etiam ego gave myself a lobotomy per an glacies pick iustus pro fun ( ego eram calx ) quod iam ego can tantum sermo latin , tamen ego can etiam lego english. quod Romanorum empire socius due ut christians , Visigoths quod mongol empire non ut lobotomys. lobotomys es a twentieth century reperio.
Rommel Fenrir Wolf II, even though this is the Random Musings topic, it is not the place, nor, in fact, is anywhere on this forum the place, for discussing illegal activities unless they are fictional.
Too many of your posts assert that you are participating in actual illegal activities, and I am hereby asking you to stop talking about them on this forum whether you can stop doing them or not.
Sometimes I don't know what fork to use. This becomes a major problem when there is only one fork. Worst of all is when there is no fork, then I don't even know what fork not to use.
But as a topic for a real conversation I'll throw out Curling. Does any of you actually understand the game of curling? If so is it exciting? I think it's real exciting, but I don't understand one lick of it.
Over the years, whenever I saw a game of curling (a curling game? game of curl?) played, it was usually some sort of ornament to the scene, rather than anything that made much sense as a game. (Example: the Beatles playing a game in Help!)
Then a couple of Winter Olympics ago, they included curling as an event, and I got to see a whole game played---and it all fell into place and the game made a lot of sense.
No idea who'll win...no interest, either. If I wasn't asleep, working, or on my way to work, I might tune in to catch the commercials, but otherwise I won't bother.
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