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Old 2010-03-18, 02:22   #34
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Old 2010-03-18, 03:03   #35
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That is my idea of small talk at its best.
Yes, but ...

http://depression.about.com/b/2010/0...-happiness.htm

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/0...eply-be-happy/

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Old 2010-03-18, 03:22   #36
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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:)

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I remember Roger Penrose suing some manufacturer
for incorporating his tiling on their loo paper.
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Old 2010-03-18, 04:32   #38
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I remember Roger Penrose suing some manufacturer
for incorporating his tiling on their loo paper.
But did the tiles all need to be coloured brown?
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Old 2010-03-18, 11:20   #39
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I remember Roger Penrose suing some manufacturer
for incorporating his tiling on their loo paper.
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:
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/gene..._Penrose_Tiles
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But did the tiles all need to be coloured brown?
Four shades suffice
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Four shades suffice
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_color_theorem
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Four shades suffice
Considering the intended usage, one shade should be enough.
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Old 2010-03-18, 15:51   #43
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Given the present context, perhaps we need a four-flusher corollary?
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Given the present context, perhaps we need a four-flusher corollary?
We can always rely on Ernst to maintain the tone
of a conversation.

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this repartee being one

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