Thursday, January 23, 2014

Absolute slack...

I read somewhere that zero is the temperature where all particles lose their energy, and it's now one below out there, which would explain why all my motivatons are locked into an immobile lattice.

*rustling of paper* *whisper*

I'm sorry, I am informed by the VFTP research staff that absolute zero is 0° Kelvin and it's currently -1° Fahrenheit out there, which is 254.817° K and therefore somewhat above absolute zero.

There is therefore, like cattle mutilation and continued belief in Obamacare, no scientific explanation for my absolute lack of motivation right now.

18 comments:

Robert said...

Oh, I'm sure science could come up with something if you gave it enough time. Caffeine deficiency maybe?

Jim said...

Maybe you are merely having a Tallulah day.

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Jason Gustafson said...

Church of the Subgenious. Haven't heard that referenced in ages.

TerriLiGunn said...

Science uses Kelvin, your body uses Fahrenheit.

It's like when they did the calculation of that Mars lander in feet, and programmed it in meters.

Stephen said...

Ah Lovely Lady, don't worry yourself. Just grab another cup of coffee.

Matt said...

1 below zero, whether F, C, or Kelvin is still damned cold. It would demotivate most anyone except maybe a deranged elf.

Reno Sepulveda said...

Inconceivable! On John Moses Browning Day?

Borepatch said...

A quick guide to temperature scales:

Fahrenheit: zero degrees you're cold and 100 degrees you're hot.

Celsius: zero degrees you're cold and 100 degrees you're dead.

Kelvin: zero degrees you're dead and 100 degrees you're dead.

And it's dang cold in the ATL. Wind chill tomorrow should take it down to zero (F).

Scott J said...

"John Moses Browning Day"

Indeed. Despite it being in the 30's and windy today I'm heading out at lunch to shoot the sow's ear Daly 1911 that I've been rehabbing.

I should have probably sold the thing long ago but it was my first 1911 and I am unable to be as dispassionate about my guns as our hostess. I envy her that because attaching to them like pets winds up costing me more money in the long run.

LCB said...

How the heck the native people of the far north live with this stuff is beyond me.

I just wish it would stay around the same temp for a couple of weeks...let my poor pumpkin head adjust.

Blackwing1 said...

It was -17F [aka, -27.2C, 245.9K, 442.7R] here in Minneapolis this morning.

I think this cold stuff might be heading your way.

Jennifer said...

Zero degrees Fahrenheit is the temperature at which give-a-damn freezes.

Tam said...

"Zero degrees Fahrenheit is the temperature at which give-a-damn freezes."

...aaaand consider that one stolen. :D

Awesome!

Jennifer said...

:)
I take it as the highest honor to have my snark stolen by you.

Kristophr said...

TerriLiGunn:

Smacky!

And they damned near lost one of the two rovers when one started having kernal panics, resulting in the longest distance tech support call in history to a LINUX tech.

The flash memory in the good rover had been simply put in the CPU untouched, with the factory format. It functioned flawlessly.

The malfing rover's memory had been reformatted in a Windows 95 laptop at JPL. Microsoft does not even bother to use the IEEE standard for FAT-32 formatting.

After getting the poor thing to reboot in single user mode, the tech walked the JPL folks through using vi ( the most user-hostile text editor in existence, and the default on most UNIX builds ) to edit /etc/config, and get it to stop automounting the flash memory. Imagine doing this with a 5 minute wait for character feedback from the user's screen ...

Reboot rover, use DD to nuke Microsoft's crap off the first half-k of the flash, and remount. Rover is now happy.

mariner said...

-1 deg F should be all the scientific explanation necessary.

-1 is too damn cold on any scale.

Kristophr said...

mariner:

I'm not sure what -1 Kelvin would do.

Cause the universe to divide by zero?

GreatBlueWhale said...

Some artificial sunlight is in order.