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15 September 2006 @ 09:27 pm
I've decided the gathering on the 30th is a Schrodinger BBQ. We won't know if it's a BBQ until we open the back door. Lovely Man suggested a HeisenBBQ, but I reckon we'll know where it is and how fast it's going.
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kaz001kaz001 on September 16th, 2006 10:03 pm (UTC)
Hi, sent you a message, but it doesn't seem to have come through! Would love to come along on 30th, but what on earth is a Schrodinger/Heisen barbeque??

Was wondering if you'd like a South African flavour and I could bring some S.A. food/drink along?? Let me know at the meet on Tuesday.

a very caring potato: sciencemollydot on September 17th, 2006 08:56 am (UTC)
I got all three! I've screened the first one, because I don't like my name mentioned in public posts. It's fine in friendslocked posts - you can tell if it's locked because there'll be a little padlock near the title. Most of my posts are public. Screening means that you and I can see it, but nobody else.

Great! I presume you saw the necessary details?

Sorry, the Schrodinger/Heisenberg references are geeky physics jokes. You may skip the next couple of paragraphs now, if you wish :-)

Schrodinger's Cat is a thought experiment where a cat is in a box with a container of posion gas and something unpredictable that has a 50/50 chance of breaking the bottle. It claims that until the box is opened and the cat is observed it is both alive and dead.

The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle says that for very small things, like electrons, you cannot know both the position and velocity of the thing. That's because attempts to measure one affect the other.

Anyone else reading this, feel free to correct me if I've got those wrong.

A South African flavour sounds good! I don't think I've ever had any SA food or drink.

I'm glad that vote fixing worked :-)
kaz001kaz001 on September 17th, 2006 10:07 am (UTC)
Gotcha! Apologies - as I said before, am a newbie - but hopefully will get the hang of it.

South African flavour it is - will start tracking down my buddies to get a few things organised - I just hope you like it!

See ya Tuesday :)!

a very caring potatomollydot on September 17th, 2006 01:10 pm (UTC)
No worries.

Mmm.. *starts drooling*
kaz001kaz001 on September 16th, 2006 10:07 pm (UTC)
Okay, just noticed that you have to click on the comments icon to see the messages - what can I say? My name is Kaz and I'm newbie!!