xenonauts in hollister, ta

From: Spike Jones (spike66@attglobal.net)
Date: Sat Jul 07 2001 - 16:46:39 MDT

> Spike Jones wrote:
> >
> > XeF6 hydrolyzes to XeO3? Transmutation of elements?
> > Dontcha hate it when you goof while pointing out someone
> > elses goof? {8^D spike
> Mike Lorrey wrote: [Spike]^3.... hydrolyzes means that in the presence of
> water,
> XeF6 swaps atoms with the water molecules to make XeO3 and HF.....

Roger that. My chemistry lectures are older than Eliezer. {8-] But in
this case I cannot blame faulty memory but faulty eyes or too
much impatience: didn't read carefully.

So the above comment about goofing while pointing out
someone elses goof holds perfectly. {8-] Boy am I
glad I dont have excess human dignity. {8^D

Speaking of excess human dignity, that phrase went thru
my mind repeatedly today as I attended the Hollister
Independence Rally, an event which celebrates the
fictional real-life motorcycle gang invasion of a small
town in central taxifornia. I couldnt help but think of
the ernestness with which we extropians handle problems
of uploading, cryonics, friendly AI, human dignity, etc,
while these delightfully tacky yet unrefined proletarian
masses entertained ourselves with water-filled condom
throwing contests, championship beer drinking matches
{the Wild Ones vs the Lush Puppies}, 75 yr olds in
bikinis {No kidding}, cole slaw rassling, etc. It brought
a smile to my face to imagine a sim running this crowd
at this particular hootnanny. spike

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