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2012-06-17 11:12:18 AM
"People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly... timey-wimey... stuff."
 
2012-06-17 11:14:32 AM

PizzaJedi81: "People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly... timey-wimey... stuff."


Started well, that sentence.
 
2012-06-17 11:17:03 AM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: PizzaJedi81: "People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly... timey-wimey... stuff."

Started well, that sentence.


It got away from me, yeah.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-06-17 12:08:42 PM
I read an SF anthology, possibly Far Futures ed. Gregory Benford, with stories set at the end of time. One can choose parameters of a universe so there is a finite or infinite amount of perceptual time available to beings following the usual rules of thermodynamics.
 
2012-06-17 01:31:10 PM
Assuming people survived that long, you'd have to put that kind of thing on your calendar. You don't want to be the guy who gets caught in the 'freeze frame' moment fapping to furry porn or taking a nasty dump, just in case some other universe finds a way to look at ours. I mean, not that you'd know, but still.
 
2012-06-17 02:13:58 PM
Quantum mechanics is a huge mindfark.
 
2012-06-17 02:19:35 PM

Relatively Obscure: Assuming people survived that long, you'd have to put that kind of thing on your calendar. You don't want to be the guy who gets caught in the 'freeze frame' moment fapping to furry porn or taking a nasty dump, just in case some other universe finds a way to look at ours. I mean, not that you'd know, but still.


Which is why I fap to porn WHILE taking a dump.
 
2012-06-17 02:22:08 PM
So I guess you could say time is... running out

/act now! operators are standing by
 
2012-06-17 02:37:10 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: So I guess you could say time is... running out

/act now! operators are standing by


You forgot your sunglasses, Mr. Caruso. And I'll talk to the "YEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHH!" guy. He should have been right in there.
 
Pud [TotalFark]
2012-06-17 02:41:51 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: PizzaJedi81: "People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly... timey-wimey... stuff."

Started well, that sentence.


I think I'm going to name my next child "Wibbly-wobbly... timey-wimey... ." There's no way anyone would dare fark with someone named Wibbly-wobbly. And if they did, they would get what they deserved.
 
2012-06-17 02:47:12 PM

Pud: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: PizzaJedi81: "People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly... timey-wimey... stuff."

Started well, that sentence.

I think I'm going to name my next child "Wibbly-wobbly... timey-wimey... ." There's no way anyone would dare fark with someone named Wibbly-wobbly. And if they did, they would get what they deserved.


Next kid, if I ave a boy, I'm naming...well:

imgs.xkcd.com

/Also in contention: Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All.
 
2012-06-17 04:13:36 PM
From the way I understand it, time is merely an X in relation to another X. It's variableness is a matter of interpretation by an observer. A cosmic "tree falling in the forest", type of phenomenon. This means that I picked the wrong day to stop sniffing bath salts.
 
2012-06-17 04:17:28 PM

PizzaJedi81: "People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly... timey-wimey... stuff."


It's also often said that time is an illusion, lunch time doubly so.
 
2012-06-17 05:35:04 PM
That's be a great time/place for a restaurant.
 
2012-06-17 05:36:45 PM
Zathras disagrees.
 
2012-06-17 05:48:49 PM
Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'
Into the future
Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'
Into the future
 
2012-06-17 05:53:21 PM
what if you have Consciousness at the moment of time freeze frame and don't lose it? eternity of a fapping to furry porn moment or maybe you were dying in a fire. omg sweet jesus maybe there really is heaven and hell and god almighty just gives you a zap and freeze.
 
2012-06-17 05:54:02 PM

Mixolydian Master: It's variableness is a matter of interpretation by an observer.


No, it's in the nature of the relation. Each point in the universe carries with it its own frame of reference. We are all of us at the center of the universe. The passage of time between any two reference frames has a relationship described by the Lorentz contraction- that is to say, if we have two events, P and P', an observer at Q and an observer at R will measure the amount of time that passed between P and P' differently.

Also:
encrypted-tbn0.google.com
 
2012-06-17 05:56:01 PM

PizzaJedi81: "People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly... timey-wimey... stuff."


I'd put my wibbly-wobbly in a timey-wimey if you know what i mean and I think you do...
 
2012-06-17 06:02:39 PM
+1
 
2012-06-17 06:03:25 PM

cman: Quantum mechanics is a huge mindfark.


I've learned to ignore the opinions of p-branes.
 
2012-06-17 06:07:29 PM

PizzaJedi81: "People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly... timey-wimey... stuff."


I read that in Professor Farnsworths voice.
 
2012-06-17 06:11:35 PM
"It's not time as we know it, Captain."

"Spock, is this some sort of Khan game?"
 
2012-06-17 06:14:42 PM

somemoron: PizzaJedi81: "People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly... timey-wimey... stuff."

I read that in Professor Farnsworths voice.


Huh. Because here's where it's from: (Whatever you do, don't blink)

/spoilers
 
2012-06-17 06:18:51 PM

somemoron: PizzaJedi81: "People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly... timey-wimey... stuff."

I read that in Professor Farnsworths voice.


30.media.tumblr.com

WRONG!!


/ this new Fark app is really testing my HTML tag patience. Might have to start a document for copypasta purposes.
 
2012-06-17 06:23:26 PM
Steve Miller special.

Link
 
2012-06-17 06:37:49 PM
Time goes by so slowly.
And time can do so much.
 
2012-06-17 06:37:54 PM
So Entropy, then?
 
2012-06-17 07:00:56 PM
This fits in with my idea that black holes actually destroy the fabric of space-time over very long distances. As space-time gets pulled apart, distant galaxies appear to be moving away from us.
 
2012-06-17 07:22:27 PM

Hector Remarkable: Time goes by so slowly.
And time can do so much.


I hate you.
 
2012-06-17 07:24:34 PM
Wicked cool, subby!

/yes, time stopped for my vocabulary in the 1980's, proving the theory
 
2012-06-17 07:25:21 PM

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: Hector Remarkable: Time goes by so slowly.
And time can do so much.

I hate you righteously, brother


FTFM.
 
2012-06-17 07:31:09 PM

simplicimus: Zathras disagrees.


Cannot run out of time. There is infinite time. You are finite. Zathras is finite. This... is wrong tool.
 
2012-06-17 07:35:03 PM
Time is like ....whoa.

[contemplative_Keanu.jpg]
 
2012-06-17 07:41:51 PM
You probably wouldn't be aware of time slowing or stopping, since your frame of reference is relative. If it works like radioactive decay, it would perpetually approach zero but never quite get there.

To an outside observer, you'd be forever be near-frozen in the act of eating a sandwich, but from your perspective you experience the passing of a normal day.

Zeno's Paradox is another fun thought-experiment on the passage of time. Tricksy Greek philosophers. What didn't they think of?

Another fun goofball thought: If backwards and forwards time travel is possible, then so would instantaneous travel to any point in the universe. Just go backward in time to the Big Bang when everything was in the same place. Then you're anywhere (and everywhere). EASY PEASY!

So Einstein's theory of relativity puts a "speed limit" on matter at the speed of light. And achieving that is impossible, because going the speed of light means your mass would exceed that of the universe. But at the instant of the Big Bang, the universe (and all matter in it) was expanding faster than the speed of light. What gives? Apparently there's an exploit. HACKERS!
 
2012-06-17 07:46:55 PM

Pud: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: PizzaJedi81: "People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually, from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint, it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly... timey-wimey... stuff."

Started well, that sentence.

I think I'm going to name my next child "Wibbly-wobbly... timey-wimey... ." There's no way anyone would dare fark with someone named Wibbly-wobbly. And if they did, they would get what they deserved.


Make sure that kid ends up in the medical field.

Dr. Wibbly-wobbly Timey-Wimey: Hello, I am Dr. Wibbly-wobbly Timey-Wimey.
Patient: Doctor WHO?
Dr. Wibbly-wobbly Timey-Wimey: Precisely.
 
2012-06-17 07:48:29 PM

StopLurkListen: You probably wouldn't be aware of time slowing or stopping, since your frame of reference is relative.


Well, you could notice it by looking far back into the "past"- which is exactly what people are doing here.

StopLurkListen: But at the instant of the Big Bang, the universe (and all matter in it) was expanding faster than the speed of light.


Untrue. Space itself changed shape. Nothing moved, it's just the distance between any two points got bigger.
 
2012-06-17 08:07:54 PM
What time will time be finished? This could be good for procrastinators
 
2012-06-17 08:16:24 PM

t3knomanser: StopLurkListen: But at the instant of the Big Bang, the universe (and all matter in it) was expanding faster than the speed of light.

Untrue. Space itself changed shape. Nothing moved, it's just the distance between any two points got bigger.


Tee hee. I told you -- HACKS!
 
2012-06-17 08:21:04 PM
static.bbci.co.uk

Nothing happened. And then it kept happening. Or, if you prefer, everything happened at once, and it won't ever stop. Time is dying. It's going to be 5:02 in the afternoon for all eternity. A needle stuck on a record.
 
2012-06-17 08:38:51 PM

t3knomanser: StopLurkListen: You probably wouldn't be aware of time slowing or stopping, since your frame of reference is relative.

Well, you could notice it by looking far back into the "past"- which is exactly what people are doing here.

StopLurkListen: But at the instant of the Big Bang, the universe (and all matter in it) was expanding faster than the speed of light.

Untrue. Space itself changed shape. Nothing moved, it's just the distance between any two points got bigger.


You could've also corrected that bit about "relativistic mass" (sic), but o.k.... Some posts are all SciFi and not enough Sci so there's no point in completeness.. cheers
 
2012-06-17 08:40:26 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Relatively Obscure: Assuming people survived that long, you'd have to put that kind of thing on your calendar. You don't want to be the guy who gets caught in the 'freeze frame' moment fapping to furry porn or taking a nasty dump, just in case some other universe finds a way to look at ours. I mean, not that you'd know, but still.

Which is why I fap to porn WHILE taking a dump.


What we in the trade call a Manual Blumpkin.
 
2012-06-17 08:41:23 PM
Time is slowly disappearing from our universe

...and so are the...
i43.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-17 08:47:41 PM

John Nash: This fits in with my idea that black holes actually destroy the fabric of space-time over very long distances. As space-time gets pulled apart, distant galaxies appear to be moving away from us.


I don't know if you're joking or something, but that just blew my mind. That's seriously a fantastic thought.
 
2012-06-17 08:55:07 PM
Finally, proof that Fark is such a waste of time it affects the whole universe.
 
2012-06-17 09:09:35 PM
What a big crock of raving bullshiat.

Get your shiat straight.
 
2012-06-17 09:19:08 PM

sure haven't: I don't know if you're joking or something, but that just blew my mind. That's seriously a fantastic thought.


maybe you could explain it to me then becuase I didn't get that bit... "Space-time expands so things appear to move away from us" seemed like a truism...

/everything is moving away from everything, not just "us", nor some posited center of the universe. cheers
 
2012-06-17 09:26:58 PM

Stile4aly: simplicimus: Zathras disagrees.

Cannot run out of time. There is infinite time. You are finite. Zathras is finite. This... is wrong tool.


Well done, folks. Well done.
 
2012-06-17 09:29:45 PM

Relatively Obscure: Assuming people survived that long, you'd have to put that kind of thing on your calendar. You don't want to be the guy who gets caught in the 'freeze frame' moment fapping to furry porn or taking a nasty dump, just in case some other universe finds a way to look at ours. I mean, not that you'd know, but still.


You've evidently not ever had someone walk in on you while you were doing either of those things. Time stopping is exactly what happens...to both of you.
 
2012-06-17 09:38:05 PM

tomWright: Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'
Into the future
Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'
Into the future


Tick tock
doot doot doot do do
 
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