Well, I prefer a single malt, but in a pinch it will do. :-)
Prabbit237 is right I think about what happens when you cut it in thirds – I’ve played with them, and the mathematics of it came up in some of my graduate mathematical modeling courses. It actually gets quite … weird when you extend into more than 3 dimensions in the math because there is a substantial difference in what happens in the odd dimensions vs. the even – much like when cutting into halves and quarters vs. thirds and fifths.
Yep – you are correct and I was not precise in my comment. Good catch. :-)
Well it will wear at half the rate …
Well – if you use a metal one – the plastic ones aren’t as good. You need a good quality large and thick rubber band to make it work. If you reinforce the coat hanger by duct taping two coat hangers together you can get more power with a stronger rubber band. Then you can use the longer bamboo cooking skewers or the long wooden cooking chopsticks as arrows. Oh, if you are using those then it helps to tip them by running them in a pencil sharpener then charring the tip to harden it. You can get to the point where you can go through a typical sheet of drywall or the thin planks in a typical wooden fence.
… How would I know all of this you ask? Ummmm, well, … the internet? Me personally? Having done any of this or taught other children? I plead the fifth. ;-)
… and THIS is how you end up on a “list”.
I wonder who it reflects more on JJ or us that the “negative utopia” outcomes from the start of this story line is where so many of us commenters lean. Perhaps it represents what we fear as we or those around us get older? I know for myself that I have been extremely fortunate that the older people in my world (including those that have passed) have and did not suffered unduly from the effects of age cognitively. I’m sure that if I had faced that in them, I would see this story differently.
Perhaps this is true for some – but it absolutely is not true for the vast majority. The degree to which success comes from things other than personal merit is the degree to which that success has nothing to do with the creation of value. It may be that your rich uncle gets you the interview for that accounting job – but if you are a bad accountant you’ll get fired none the less. Finally – it is the case that intangibles matter so the degree to which you believe you can’t make yourself is the degree to which you limit what you can make of yourself.
Free markets do not equal unregulated markets. If you read Adam Smith he advocated for the need for regulations to address fairness – preventing businesses from lying to customers, creating fair arenas for businesses to operate in – but not picking winners or losers or the crony capitalism that is common today.
Ugggh! That’s tough there Chris!