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Dudley's dungeon -- Monday, 2 July, 2007

Dudley's dungeon

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Wonderer July 2, 2007 00:25
First comment: 22 March, 2007 106 comments written
Dudley-in-the-Box

BTW, has anyone else zapped a dead Schrodinger's catImagine a sealed container, so perfectly constructed that no
physical influence can pass either inwards or outwards across its
walls. Imagine that inside the container is a cat, and also a
device that can be triggered by some quantum event. If that event
takes place, then the device smashes a phial containing cyanide and
the cat is killed. If the event does not take place, the cat lives
on. In Schroedinger's original version, the quantum event was the
decay of a radioactive atom. ... To the outside observer, the cat
is indeed in a linear combination of being alive and dead, and only
when the container is finally opened would the cat's state vector
collapse into one or the other. On the other hand, to a (suitably
protected) observer inside the container, the cat's state-vector
would have collapsed much earlier, and the outside observer's
linear combination has no relevance.
        [ The Emperor's New Mind, by Roger Penrose ]

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with a wand of'Saruman!' he cried, and his voice grew in power and authority.
'Behold, I am not Gandalf the Grey, whom you betrayed. I am
Gandalf the White, who has returned from death. You have no
colour now, and I cast you from the order and from the Council.'
He raised his hand, and spoke slowly in a clear cold voice.
'Saruman, your staff is broken.' There was a crack, and the
staff split asunder in Saruman's hand, and the head of it
fell down at Gandalf's feet. 'Go!' said Gandalf. With a cry
Saruman fell back and crawled away.
        [ The Two Towers, by J.R.R. Tolkien ]

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undead turning and then tamed it? Somehow it feels more wrong than finding a living one which gets killed later.
Feory July 2, 2007 01:26
First comment: 15 August, 2006 63 comments written
Reviving a dead Schroedinger's catImagine a sealed container, so perfectly constructed that no
physical influence can pass either inwards or outwards across its
walls. Imagine that inside the container is a cat, and also a
device that can be triggered by some quantum event. If that event
takes place, then the device smashes a phial containing cyanide and
the cat is killed. If the event does not take place, the cat lives
on. In Schroedinger's original version, the quantum event was the
decay of a radioactive atom. ... To the outside observer, the cat
is indeed in a linear combination of being alive and dead, and only
when the container is finally opened would the cat's state vector
collapse into one or the other. On the other hand, to a (suitably
protected) observer inside the container, the cat's state-vector
would have collapsed much earlier, and the outside observer's
linear combination has no relevance.
        [ The Emperor's New Mind, by Roger Penrose ]

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sounds rather like cheating the experiment to me. Great comic, though.
h July 2, 2007 10:48
First comment: 2 July, 2007 1 comments written
Saved my day, thx.
Mordae July 2, 2007 16:10
First comment: 11 May, 2007 116 comments written
Solid. Even better if there was an f in the room.
Rose July 2, 2007 18:33
First comment: 3 July, 2006 79 comments written
I'm very fond of taming Shrodinger's catImagine a sealed container, so perfectly constructed that no
physical influence can pass either inwards or outwards across its
walls. Imagine that inside the container is a cat, and also a
device that can be triggered by some quantum event. If that event
takes place, then the device smashes a phial containing cyanide and
the cat is killed. If the event does not take place, the cat lives
on. In Schroedinger's original version, the quantum event was the
decay of a radioactive atom. ... To the outside observer, the cat
is indeed in a linear combination of being alive and dead, and only
when the container is finally opened would the cat's state vector
collapse into one or the other. On the other hand, to a (suitably
protected) observer inside the container, the cat's state-vector
would have collapsed much earlier, and the outside observer's
linear combination has no relevance.
        [ The Emperor's New Mind, by Roger Penrose ]

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. I've ascended with CatWell-known quadruped domestic animal from the family of
predatory felines (_Felis ochreata domestica_), with a thick,
soft pelt; often kept as a pet. Various folklores have the
cat associated with magic and the gods of ancient Egypt.

So Ulthar went to sleep in vain anger; and when the people
awakened at dawn - behold! Every cat was back at his
accustomed hearth! Large and small, black, grey, striped,
yellow and white, none was missing. Very sleek and fat did
the cats appear, and sonorous with purring content.
        [ The Cats of Ulthar, by H.P. Lovecraft ]

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1338h4x July 3, 2007 13:36
First comment: 19 September, 2006 102 comments written
This running gag has gone on too long. I'm going to have to try taming Schroedinger's CatImagine a sealed container, so perfectly constructed that no
physical influence can pass either inwards or outwards across its
walls. Imagine that inside the container is a cat, and also a
device that can be triggered by some quantum event. If that event
takes place, then the device smashes a phial containing cyanide and
the cat is killed. If the event does not take place, the cat lives
on. In Schroedinger's original version, the quantum event was the
decay of a radioactive atom. ... To the outside observer, the cat
is indeed in a linear combination of being alive and dead, and only
when the container is finally opened would the cat's state vector
collapse into one or the other. On the other hand, to a (suitably
protected) observer inside the container, the cat's state-vector
would have collapsed much earlier, and the outside observer's
linear combination has no relevance.
        [ The Emperor's New Mind, by Roger Penrose ]

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, though.
Fathead July 5, 2007 01:01
First comment: 1 April, 2006 1136 comments written
Er, you can do that? I never see any such CatWell-known quadruped domestic animal from the family of
predatory felines (_Felis ochreata domestica_), with a thick,
soft pelt; often kept as a pet. Various folklores have the
cat associated with magic and the gods of ancient Egypt.

So Ulthar went to sleep in vain anger; and when the people
awakened at dawn - behold! Every cat was back at his
accustomed hearth! Large and small, black, grey, striped,
yellow and white, none was missing. Very sleek and fat did
the cats appear, and sonorous with purring content.
        [ The Cats of Ulthar, by H.P. Lovecraft ]

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Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
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Grognor July 9, 2007 09:22
First comment: 4 April, 2007 1161 comments written
I haven't been keeping up on these lately.

This one's pretty nice.
Dantopia July 10, 2007 22:54
First comment: 10 July, 2007 6 comments written
Pretty good. Of course, if Dudley is in the dungeon, it's alawys a safe bet to assume he's dead.
gneek May 30, 2008 16:39
First comment: 18 January, 2008 159 comments written
Yay!

I exist. No wait, I don't. Yes I do. --More--
Blackened June 3, 2008 00:36
First comment: 14 May, 2008 31 comments written
Excellent comic and funny comments, that's the Dudley I like.
Newtkiller November 15, 2008 09:39
First comment: 28 October, 2008 127 comments written
For the one who never saw that : kill a quantum mechanicThese creatures are not native to this universe; they seem
to have strangely derived powers, and unknown motives.

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and hope it has a box. A nice polymorphed form is Schroedingers black dragonIn the West the dragon was the natural enemy of man. Although
preferring to live in bleak and desolate regions, whenever it
was seen among men it left in its wake a trail of destruction
and disease. Yet any attempt to slay this beast was a perilous
undertaking. For the dragon's assailant had to contend
not only with clouds of sulphurous fumes pouring from its fire
breathing nostrils, but also with the thrashings of its tail,
the most deadly part of its serpent-like body.
[ Mythical Beasts by Deirdre Headon (The Leprechaun Library) ]

"One whom the dragons will speak with," he said, "that is a
dragonlord, or at least that is the center of the matter. It's
not a trick of mastering the dragons, as most people think.
Dragons have no masters. The question is always the same, with
a dragon: will he talk to you or will he eat you? If you can
count upon his doing the former, and not doing the latter, why
then you're a dragonlord."
        [ The Tombs of Atuan, by Ursula K. Le Guin ]

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