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werdnaforeverDate: Tuesday, 27.08.2013, 18:17 | Message # 1636
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I set up a broker account in the US a few years ago. I like to have a look at papers that I agree to, so I downloaded the full agreement and sent it to the printer without looking more into it. When I checked the printer later I found a stack of paper that was nearly 10 cm tall. "They got to be kidding" I thought, but apparently they weren't. I don't remember the number of pages exactly, but it was somewhere between 500 and 1000.

I imagine the lawyers who write these contracts would have been novelists if they hadn't gone to law school. This reminds me of those hundred page phone bills people received when the first iPhone came out.
 
AerospacefagDate: Tuesday, 27.08.2013, 19:52 | Message # 1637
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Who reads a 130 page contract?

I told you, it's completely different from today's perspective.
Text of the contact itself is roughly 3 pages in the beginning, everything else is a large catalog of aforementioned services.
Like, what could possibly mean: "Code 031. Information support of signal factographic information by sectoral standard OST 34 and technical conditions TU 34, applied in MinEnergo of USSR(subsystem NORMAT). Subscription, 35 roubles/month." Apparently, it was organized s to be capable of automatically sort information in the USSR and outside of it, with thousands of organizations, hundreds of thousands of documents in their databases.

Well, before the Internet was there, it was no less necessary to provide valuable information, with mail or courier delivery. For example, yearly subscription of "Gas Turbine World", USA, 6 per year, cost of subscription(4-50), delivery cost(1-44), cost of translation(18-00). It is not surprising how everything is arranged here(because almost nothing really changed since then), but the sheer volume of technical information without single scratch of jurisprudence.
 
midtskogenDate: Tuesday, 27.08.2013, 21:39 | Message # 1638
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When a traffic light ahead turns red, you can floor it and argue that it was green if you accelerate sufficiently. Since green has shorter wavelength than red, blueshift will turn the red light green at the right speed due to the Doppler effect. But relativistic stuff kick in here. Does anyone know how to calculate what speed will be required to turn red into green?

I suspect that the speeding ticket will be more serious than for driving at red, but let's disregard such details, as well as the g forces involved. smile





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werdnaforeverDate: Tuesday, 27.08.2013, 22:09 | Message # 1639
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. But relativistic stuff kick in here

If this becomes the case then the car will collide with the atmosphere, exploding into a gigantic ball of superheated plasma completely destroying you, the car, the intersection, the traffic light, the ticket, the city you're in, and a large part of the surrounding geographical region. Oh, and you'll have to pay a fine for all that.


Edited by werdnaforever - Tuesday, 27.08.2013, 22:09
 
DisasterpieceDate: Wednesday, 28.08.2013, 03:32 | Message # 1640
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If this becomes the case then the car will collide with the atmosphere, exploding into a gigantic ball of superheated plasma completely destroying you, the car, the intersection, the traffic light, the ticket, the city you're in, and a large part of the surrounding geographical region. Oh, and you'll have to pay a fine for all that.

True dat.





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Edited by Disasterpiece - Wednesday, 28.08.2013, 03:32
 
werdnaforeverDate: Wednesday, 28.08.2013, 19:43 | Message # 1641
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True dat.

Also this
 
SalvoDate: Wednesday, 28.08.2013, 21:48 | Message # 1642
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Boa boa teng teng!

Also Doc, when you became a pirate?





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Edited by Salvo - Wednesday, 28.08.2013, 21:54
 
AerospacefagDate: Thursday, 29.08.2013, 00:28 | Message # 1643
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werdnaforever, thank you for that, I just lost another 2 hours of my life.
 
werdnaforeverDate: Thursday, 29.08.2013, 00:41 | Message # 1644
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I just lost another 2 hours of my life.

It took you TWO HOURS to read that????
 
AerospacefagDate: Thursday, 29.08.2013, 01:03 | Message # 1645
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werdnaforever, no, I'm not even a half-way.
 
werdnaforeverDate: Thursday, 29.08.2013, 01:20 | Message # 1646
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There was this star trek episode, where they were caught in a time loop, and at the end they were blown up, oh wait OH NO OMG AAAAAAAgvroapfndjzhlgrszikjld

Buy anyway, I remember this episode of TNG where the enterprise was caught in a time loop- or something- and they had to leave each other clues beforegobaup68.,ljnbhxdzejknf bgjkdhxgl

So, by the way, back in the 90s there was an episode of Star Trek where they kept repeating the same thing, over and over, except it was slightly different each time, until hurapibt*LGRUDSA>FdbNgabyfaLJH

(etc.)
 
DoctorOfSpaceDate: Thursday, 29.08.2013, 02:57 | Message # 1647
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I have no idea Salvo




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HarbingerDawnDate: Thursday, 29.08.2013, 03:10 | Message # 1648
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I have no idea Salvo

Just log off and log back in after checking your uID stuff, it will fix itself.





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apenpaapDate: Thursday, 29.08.2013, 03:19 | Message # 1649
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I would hardly call losing the Jolly Roger fixing anything. tongue




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anonymousgamerDate: Thursday, 29.08.2013, 03:32 | Message # 1650
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Yeah, I would actually try to keep that even if it was a glitch, maybe I would go so far to change my avatar to something pirate-y.




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