Salma Rodriguez

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My Response to Lisa was Too Long, So Publishing as Honey!

My Response to Lisa was Too Long, So Publishing as Honey!


So I started writing my response, but exceeded the 2000 character limit. Oh, well. Time to write my second honey production of the day, starring your's truly, Samung, a.k.a., Salma?

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(Response to Lisa Gallagher's latest: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@lisa-gallagher/some-random-quirky-things-about-me-how-about-you)

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OKAY! How about we begin in reverse order?

The @ symbol. I always thought this to be a snail shell. Is that what it is? I am a troglodyte.

You drove to Colorado from Toledo, Ohio. Roundtrip, all 18h 37min (according to Google)??? Impressive. I was able to do 6 hrs on a minivan, going from Poughkeepsie, NY to Baltimore, MD. Car broke down after 3 hrs on the way back (eventually it was totaled on a car accident... guy hit me, but I left it as nolo because I had nothing to claim, no full coverage either). 'Twas a '97 Nissan Quest GXE. R.I.P.

Was the Sleepy-Z picture Photoshopped? I remember doing Oregami cranes and giving it as gifts to ladies I like, taking art to such extremity as to write a Shakespearean Sonnet wrapped in a paper crane once. I almost died of embarassement. She didn't like it. (Did this at work. Professionals are taught something called diplomacy but I have none. It's something called breaking silos, work-life integration, etc. Things millenials seem to do, ALOT.)

Last time I tried singing, it was "As You Wish Upon a Star". I was mocked at by some. A buddy told me I should try a lower pitch. Ooops. Not mezzo-suprano. Not tenore either. Maybe alto if I get some voice training. I could be baritone, but still need voice training...

You should see some of my pictures. I've taken some pictures of clouds, trying to connect what came out on my phone to Greek, Egyptian and African gods and goddesses. Metaphysics is so much fun :-) Phone is dead but I still keep the SD card. Who's Carter Page?

So, mIRC32. 32 bit microprocessor? Yes??? (I don't know if they had that back in the early 90s, BUT....)

I have never heard of Windows 3.1 but I just recently learned about Lindows (talk about a computer scientist who should be up-to-date with the latest and greatest... Lindows is old. I know).

Never been to Penn State University but I've been to the Penn Station. That's in NYC, right? Oh, and I used to think I would be upside down when I get to the other side, after crossing the center of the earth too. My teacher gave me an explanation but I still didn't get it. Can't remember which grade I was in. I have really poor memory. I was in middle school I think. 6th grade? Sounds fair. It's usually around age 12-13 that children become very curious about stuff. Then I learned about gravity... What is gravity? Still a mystery to most physicists.

BTW, internet was still so expensive back when I was in 7th grade, that we resorted to dial-up for a very long time, then I upgraded to DSL, and finally High-Speed Internet, which is sort of standard in most homes now, I think.

Lisa, you may have noted that I've been absent for quite some time. This is because I am in search of less computer time. It's good to read books and try outdoor activities, but I never did as a kid. One VERY embarassing experience was when I was playing jump rope outside and fell. I did not know about the fall-on-your-back trick back then, so my chin hit the gravel for the second time in my life, and I was bleeding for a while.

Thanks for sharing, Lisa! See you tomorrow!

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Okay back to--- Square one? (I seem to have pushed the button without finishing this up. Big oops!) Oh, the picture, right! I like having Utopic thoughts ;P


Goodnight!

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Salma Rodriguez

Salma Rodriguez

3 years ago #13

#10
You may start by understanding that there is no universal law of physics. Physicists have been trying for centuries to no avail. You always find the same contradictions when analyzing the theory of the big and put that together with the theory of the small. I begin with the forces of nature because these are very fundamental to everything. Gravity is a mystery. Where does it come from? Without understanding gravity, I am stuck wondering if humans will ever understand consciousness, which is at the other end of cognition. Oh, the gravity of the situation :P #9 and thank you, @Paul. Physics is tons of fun.

Paul Walters

Paul Walters

3 years ago #12

#11
Not yet Lisa but Mt Agung's exploits will make a for a good blog this week! Cheers

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

3 years ago #11

#9
I want to know how you are in the land of Bali, and the Eruption? I have been off line almost all day and if you posted something Paul Walters, I missed it?

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

3 years ago #10

#5
#6 #8 I don't understand physics at all, so you are way ahead of me! I never excelled in math. Look, just typing made you think and it started coming back to you :) I wish I knew more, it would help with my wonderment about the universe. Wow, so much to learn!

Paul Walters

Paul Walters

3 years ago #9

you two seem to be having a blast so I will leave you to it!!

Salma Rodriguez

Salma Rodriguez

3 years ago #8

#3
And there's also Coulomb's law which has a similar format, for energy this time, involving the Planck's constant, instead of the granvitational constant. I think I'm ready for my life as a theoretical physicist in my upcoming life... but more work to do on this one before I get there!

Salma Rodriguez

Salma Rodriguez

3 years ago #7

#3
just came back to me as I was writing: Fg = Gm1m2/r^2, where G is the gravitational constant, m1 and m2 the mass of two objects (and I was reading something about relative mass today; don't know how my brain hasn't exploded), and r^2 is the radius squared between both objects (could be the earth and the moon; please read my latest poem!).

Salma Rodriguez

Salma Rodriguez

3 years ago #6

#3
And no, I don't know as much about physics as I used to. I will get to some of it, especially thermodynamics, but can you believe I've even forgotten the gravitational force, according to Newton?

Salma Rodriguez

Salma Rodriguez

3 years ago #5

#3
Ever held a Pentium chip in your hand? I did once, but then one of the pins broke and I ended up desposing.

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

3 years ago #4

#2
No, that would be a long drive for an older vehicle. And, your right... the weather in the NE is very harsh on vehicles! My husband held on to his F-150 for 13 yrs. He put a lot of money into it. It only has 65K miles and he just found out the entire frame is rotted. So, it's not worth a dime now.

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

3 years ago #3

I like the idea of the @ symbol being a snail, next time someone asks "What's your email address, " I guess I can say, It's Lisa (snail) gmail.com . I love photos of clouds and I remember finding images within cloud patterns while having fun doing it. Many times on long drives we did that and it kept us busy. Would love to see your photos one day! mIRC was the first internet relay chat program I used. I believe the processors were in MHz back then with a Pentium ll. I'm the dinosaur here! I've never been to Penn Station or NYC (can you believe that?). I would really love to visit one day. I keep saying that I'd love to go during the holidays since they decorate the city so beautifully. While trying to find a photo for my my buzz, I read that kids asked if they could dig their way to China and were told they'd hit the earths core first (as if a kid could ever dig that far anyhow) and how extremely hot the core is. Gravity sure is a mystery, just like the universe. I'm sure you know much more about it than I ever could :)) Salma, I did notice you were gone and It was a nice surprise to see a comment from you tonight. I think everyone needs breaks in order to stay centered in reality. Ouch, the jope rope episode sounds like it was painful but I give you credit for doing it. It's not as easy as it looks. PS: I've never heard of Lindows but then again, I'm sure there's a lot I haven't heard of. Everything I know, I'm self taught. Thanks for this Salma and sharing what you did, very interesting!!

Salma Rodriguez

Salma Rodriguez

3 years ago #2

#1
Lisa \ud83d\udc1d Gallagher, I only lost the minivan months later. It was about time. I was spending a lot on auto repair. Can you imagine moving it from FL to NY? It wasn't built for the weather up in the northeast, not to mention I never had a garage.

Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

3 years ago #1

This was an awesome read Salma Rodriguez! Your picture of Utopia, I love it and as soon as I saw it, I began imaging a more advance planet at peace. The Zzz's photo, I used an editor. I took a picture with my cell phone of Carter Page while his face was on TV- I was trying to catch Paul Manafort but Carter's face came up when I snapped. I added the hat with the editor. Carter Page is just some dude associated with the whole Russia Scandal (how involved or not, no one knows). He's one of those guys I just can't dislike and have no idea if he's guilty of anything but I had fun with the photo that night. When I drove from Co-Toledo we did stop for the night, so I got a break until the next morning. Your road trip sounds much more horrendous considering you were in an accident and it was totaled! Don't give up on singing, I've found if it makes you feel happy, do it! I sing loud and proud now because it's sort of soul cleansing. Windows 3.1 had a few upgrades, here is a link since I'm not a techie: http://toastytech.com/guis/win311.html I believe we went from using 3.1 or 3.11 (can't remember) to Win 95 eventually and like you we used dial up for a long time. Remember how often you'd get disconnected? I'm going to start pt. 2 because I may be close to my limit.

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