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Re: Historical Fragments

Post by starjots » Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:34 pm

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Over the course of life, how many stars have you jotted? Most of 'em? Some of 'em? Jk... But do share the nick background good suh?
I had an idea long ago for some sort of creative idea generating game, something like that. I got to the point where I wanted a name for it that was unique. At the time, googling starjots (which somehow fit) got exactly zero hits, hence the name.

Another name I always like was Algol, an eclipsing binary star system (hence variable) in Perseus, nicknamed 'the Demon Star.' Maybe next go around.

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Re: Historical Fragments

Post by Catoptric » Tue Jun 29, 2021 6:38 am

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Recalling the 100 year anniversary of WW1 thread on the last site, I ran across this interview of a veteran clearly describing some of the horrors of war.

I had an ancestor that lied about his age to join in WWI, and he died in Normandy.

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Re: Historical Fragments

Post by Senseye » Tue Jun 29, 2021 5:35 pm

starjots wrote:
Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:34 pm
Another name I always like was Algol, an eclipsing binary star system (hence variable) in Perseus, nicknamed 'the Demon Star.' Maybe next go around.
You will get lots of hits for Algol in google though, as it has already been used as the name for an early programming language. In addition to the name of the star, of course.

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Re: Historical Fragments

Post by starjots » Wed Jun 30, 2021 3:32 am

Senseye wrote:
Tue Jun 29, 2021 5:35 pm
starjots wrote:
Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:34 pm
Another name I always like was Algol, an eclipsing binary star system (hence variable) in Perseus, nicknamed 'the Demon Star.' Maybe next go around.
You will get lots of hits for Algol in google though, as it has already been used as the name for an early programming language. In addition to the name of the star, of course.
It would be a fine thing if they recycled some dead computer language names. You get hollywood remakes of classics all the time (usually worse, admittedly). I mean, C#?

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Re: Historical Fragments

Post by Catoptric » Wed Jul 14, 2021 3:24 am

This Shimmering Black Rock Is a 2,000-Year-Old Exploded Brain
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Re: Historical Fragments

Post by SomeInternetBloke » Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:15 pm

I've decided to muster enough gumption to expose my truest thought on certain threads I've not posted in. what is the point of this thread? pedantic answers welcomed.
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Re: Historical Fragments

Post by starjots » Tue Jul 20, 2021 3:42 am

SomeInternetBloke wrote:
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I've decided to muster enough gumption to expose my truest thought on certain threads I've not posted in. what is the point of this thread? pedantic answers welcomed.
Anomalies challenge assumptions. /recycle
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Re: Historical Fragments

Post by starjots » Tue Jul 20, 2021 3:44 am

starjots wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2021 3:42 am
SomeInternetBloke wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:15 pm
I've decided to muster enough gumption to expose my truest thought on certain threads I've not posted in. what is the point of this thread? pedantic answers welcomed.
Anomalies challenge assumptions. /recycle
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Re: Historical Fragments

Post by HighlyIrregular » Tue Jul 20, 2021 3:55 am

Pure human interest, for certain humans. Some people who contribute to the thread may just know something to contribute with. They're not necessarily super into this stuff.

"Anomalies challenge assumptions" is a good answer to "is there any practical purpose to this thread" but I think the point of the thread was fun.
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Re: Historical Fragments

Post by Catoptric » Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:53 am



Iranian ore? India had wootz steel, but also older metal used in this pillar that seems unexplained still.

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