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Musical Theory and ancient Cephalods

Post 41

Gnomon - time to move on

Ah, so I wasn't too far from the truth with the Schwingers and the Dysons, then.

I might look into this some time in the future.


Musical Theory and ancient Cephalods

Post 42

paulh. Bunnies are cute (There, I've said it)

I don't trust mirrors anyway. The older I get, the more distorted they look when I admire myself in them. smiley - winkeye


Musical Theory and ancient Cephalods

Post 43

ITIWBS

I've often noticed with quality scientific mirrors, the better the technical quality of the finish, the uglier one looks in them.


Musical Theory and ancient Cephalods

Post 44

paulh. Bunnies are cute (There, I've said it)

smiley - laugh

I look ugly enough even in the lower-quality ones.smiley - erm


Musical Theory and ancient Cephalods

Post 45

The Left Reverend Doktor Baron Grim

In high school, I had a favorite teacher, physics, until the day he demonstrated concave mirrors. I was very self concious and shy but I was just starting try to be more confident. He brought out these large mirrors and he "zoomed" them in and out at different students saying, "ooOOOOoooh!, ooOOooh!." Then he came at me and went, "AAAAAH!!" smiley - yikessmiley - yuk

Everyone laughed raucously.


I turned infrared and shrank to a singularity in my seat. I was in abject embarrassment.

I'll never not know how unatractive I am.


Musical Theory and ancient Cephalods

Post 46

ITIWBS

I was thinking of quarter wave optical flats used in telescope eye pieces in which one could see every pore, every slightest skin imperfection, not very much short of the tenth wave precision standard in laser mirrors, respectively flat within 125 nm and flat within 50 nm.

Most cosmetic mirrors have slight ripples in the glass one can see with the naked eye.


Musical Theory and ancient Cephalods

Post 47

Gnomon - time to move on

I don't generally look at myself in mirrors, as I don't care what I look like.


Musical Theory and ancient Cephalods

Post 48

Recumbentman

My eldest brother never cared how he looked. I failed to persuade him that this was also a fashion statement.


Musical Theory and ancient Cephalods

Post 49

paulh. Bunnies are cute (There, I've said it)

I never managed to get much height. Then, in middle age, my age went to my middle. But now it doesn't seem to be so bad to be short, and some of the extra weight has been shed, so I'm not afraid to see myself reflected.


Musical Theory and ancient Cephalods

Post 50

Gnomon - time to move on

As I may have already mentioned, I've moved office - the building I was in for the last 30 years is to be demolished and I'm in a temporary office for the next three to four years.

I've just spotted that there are ammonites in the marble floors of the corridors.


Musical Theory and ancient Cephalods

Post 51

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

Wow, smiley - cool!


Musical Theory and ancient Cephalods

Post 52

Icy North

I wouldn't work late - it'd be like 'Night at the Museum'.


Musical Theory and ancient Cephalods

Post 53

paulh. Bunnies are cute (There, I've said it)

are the ammonites staying up to watch the ammonitely news?


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