This is not a good start.
This is not a good start.
Before anyone says anything to this effect, no, homework does not count as useful or important in my imaginings.
To begin, the debate subject itself is rendered invalid from the start. Should a glass be filled to the halfway point, it already exists in both states being argued: half emptiness and half fullness. If half of the glass's volume consists of water, then it is obvious the remaining half of the glass's volume will be void of water.
Let us assume, then, that this debate is a matter of perception, in which case it still fails as a logical debate, as I have never once heard of a glass precisely half-filled with water being presented at any such debate.
Most people who question the glass's actual state of fullness have with them no measuring implements to accurately determine whether the amount of liquid within the cup is exactly half of the glass's maximum volume. Thus, should such a glass ever be produced, the first order of business ought to be determining with scientific precision whether the amount of liquid in the glass is above or below the exact halfway mark; should it not be half of the glass's volume, then the debate should be changed to whether the glass is, for example, 499/1000 empty or 501/1000 full.
Should a glass indeed be charged with the exact qualities of half fullness and half emptiness, then, the next task is to ensure the bottom half's mass consists of no materials but water, such that the argument may proceed. Dust and air bubbles are likely causes of foiled measurements. A glass to be presented at a debate of half emptiness or half fullness should always be filled in an area free of contaminants to avoid the troubles of purification post-filling.
Another point of concern is the area of debate. My readers should know that atmospheric pressure causes the compression of fluids such as water. One would think to avoid such pressure, the debate should be held in a vacuum; however, in such conditions, the water would vaporize; even Mars's atmospheric pressure cannot keep water in its liquid state. As the debate is not about whether the glass is half filled with gas, debaters must then set reasonable limits for the atmospheric pressure of the locale of debate.
The aforementioned concerns regarding debate location, of course, raise the question of whether there is such a thing as a glass being exactly half full or half empty, or whether a glass may only be of a certain state of fullness relative to other states. This blog entry shall not enter such philosophical territory, but the reader should find worthwhile the pursuit of an answer to that question.
Thus concludes my thoughts on an issue I believe to be far more complex than most people admit or realize.
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June 9, 2009
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Under Lego, I have Mindstorms NXT, Bionicle (duh!), and a ton of other sets. Then outside of Lego there's writing, drawing, writing music, creating and editing images with GIMP, and a bunch more.
Christian if you squint and tilt your head just so. Maybe Christian-esque deist.
Mashed potatoes, corn, apples
Bionicle: Showdown; Forward
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Favorite Albums / Songs
A Rush of Blood to the Head
Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
Dreaming out Loud
Minutes to Midnight
A Thousand Suns
How to Save a Life
Scars & Stories
Origin of Symmetry
Black Holes and Revelations
The 2nd Law
New Way to Be Human
Learning to Breathe
The Beautiful Letdown
Recovering the Satellites
This Desert Life
Saturday Nights and Sunday Mornings
The Joshua Tree
All That You Can't Leave Behind
How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
No Line on the Horizon
Death Cab for Cutie
Something About Airplanes
The Photo Album
Codes and Keys
Science and Faith
Drops of Jupiter
My Private Nation
Save Me, San Francisco
Five for Fighting
The Battle for Everything
The Postal Service
Close to the Edge
Tales from Topographic Oceans
Room for Squares
Smoke & Mirrors
Leave This Town
Break the Spell
Inception film score
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring film score
Neck of the Woods
The Needle the Space
Dark Side of the Moon
Star Wars film scores
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone film score
The Black Keys
Hands Like Houses
Lights and Sounds
When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes
"I Wanna Talk About Me"
"Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue"
Third Eye Blind
"Never Let You Go"
"How's It Going to Be"
Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Snow (Hey Oh)"
Quoteworthy Forum Quotes
These are quotes that I have, for the most part,
painstakingly collected asked other people to supply in this blog entry. If you have any to contribute, post 'em there. And above all else, always remember:
"The problem with quotes on the Internet is that you can't verify whether they are correct."
Suddenly everything makes sensean advertisement for versb
wuts a adverb
I intolerate tolerance of tolerance of intolerance of tolerating intolerance when intolerating tolerance is the same as tolerating intolerance when you tolerate tolerance of intolerance of tolerance, but most people tolerant of intolerance are intolerate of tolerance intolerant of their tolerance.
I listen to people banging rocks together. Back from when music was GOOD.
OH GOD IT'S THE NINETIES
I JUST READ SOME USELESS GARBAGE >:
if you were true fans to bionicle you would support it's return you are not fans if you don't want it to come back even if you followed the entire story and loved them and bought every set and had joined a website with a large fanbase for them and made tons of friends and talked about bionicle every day and then when it ended you moved on to hero factory and don't want bionicle to come back you aren't a fan then because you thought it was going downhill and didn't like every single little aspect of it and you don't want it to come back and you aren't petitioning lego like mad and throwing temper tantrums left and right and aren't carrying on bionicle's revolutionary legacy means you are all traitors to those who want their most favorite toy back we know our fantasy will come true because we are here we are waiting and we want our bionicle and if star trek fans had as a group said no point in talking about this anymore it's never going to come back it never would have come back and lego is pushing their poorly designed and overpriced hero factory in little kids faces bionicle didn't need it so we have evidence to prove that our toy line which we simply cannot live without is going to come back because we will hold our breath and storm denmark if we don't get our way which we will because we always get our way and get what we want even if it comes back in ten years we can ask for the entire new line of bionicle for our thirtieth birthday and when bionicle comes back we'll have plenty of money to buy them because we didn't betray bionicle and buy hero factory like you all did you annoying little black hearted meanies who call yourselves fans when you're not you stinky shoe wearing snobs who don't agree with the movement to bring bionicle back
"What are eggs and bacon?"
"Eggs are white rocks with a kind of yellowy stuff in them that you can cook and eat. Bacon is delicious."
"You'e seian what?"
-- Me talking to a friend about DBZ...
"It takes a long time to hone skillz like mine."
--Me, after failing miserably at writing my own name in Japanese
I believe in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned.
You scare me, Chols.
If you love us so much, then what's with the two wolves with their heads glued together?
awwww you kids
but i already asked google chrome out on a date
You should put this in your quote block.I said that, so it's totally a quote.
Hey, I'm Tavakai and I said this.
Quoteworthy Chat Quotes
[12:50:19 PM] Gravity: "Lightning."
[12:50:23 PM] Gravity: "Forms."
[12:50:36 PM] Gravity: "That I did not sign completely!"
[12:50:46 PM | Edited 12:51:19 PM] Legolover-361: "I deliberately misspelled my name on those forms!"
[12:50:47 PM] Legolover-361: "..."
[12:50:52 PM] Legolover-361: "Er, accidentally deliberately."
[12:50:53 PM] Gravity: "On purpose!"
[12:51:01 PM] Legolover-361: "By mistake."
[12:51:19 PM] Gravity: "Mistakingly on purpose."
[12:51:56 PM] Legolover-361: "Unintentionally, believe me."
[12:52:00 PM] Dovydas: This is really amusing to read.
[12:52:00 PM] Legolover-361: "Er, I mean intentionally."
[5:42:52 PM] Tyler St. Francis: Until very, very recently, I was under the impression that platypuses were ducks and beavers mixed together.
[5:42:53 PM] Tyler St. Francis: They're not.
5:11:14 PM Aderia GAH WHY DO BOYS THINK EVERYTHING IS A COMPETITION
5:11:21 PM me XD
5:11:24 PM me Because it is!
5:11:34 PM me It's the ciiiiiiircle of life.
5:11:46 PM me It's the wheeel of fooortuuuuune...
5:11:49 PM Aderia but circles are not competive
5:12:29 PM me Um...
5:13:33 PM Aderia How many guys does it take to screw in a lightbulb? / None, because by the time they're done sizing each other up, you've already done it yourself.
4:16:47 PM Aimee/Aderia Hey [GSR], Mr. Microsoft, if you're around, would it hypothetically be possible for a Makuta with very very precise control over Electricity and Magnetism to manipulate computers/technology through those powers? aside from makign them explode
4:39:40 PM onarax I doubt it, as I doubt any being could learn how to control such circuts with such a precise speed and size, plus not all computers have the same circuts so it'd be even more complicated.
4:44:44 PM Will ...then again, Makuta aren't real. Technically they could do whatever they wanted. xD
4:45:28 PM onarax They're antidermis aren't they, why not just possess the thing.
4:45:58 PM Legolover-361 "AHAHAHA, I, MAKUTA TERIDAX, HAVE POSSESSED THIS LAPTOP--"
4:46:02 PM Legolover-361 *blue screen of death*
4:46:07 PM Will They also have Rahi/Insect Control abilites, which is basically controlling robotic brains.
4:46:19 PM Will (and lolz)
4:46:21 PM Legolover-361 *you are seeing this screen because your computer had to be shut down...*
10:10:33 PM onarax Quick what's 3+3?
10:10:38 PM Zarayna hmm
10:10:39 PM Legolover-361 122!
10:11:05 PM onarax Congratulation to LL, he wins the grand prize of 1 Million Dollars, now if only we could count it out for him.
[7/4/2012 10:51:34 PM] Tyler: I just tried to figure out the radius of a triangle. ._.
[7/4/2012 10:52:37 PM] Legolover-361: ...Did you succeed in finding the radius of a triangle? I'm curious.
Kal Grochi takes a large amount of Nick's blood in order to start brewing with.
Zarayna takes his blood back
[10:26:45 PM] Kal Grochi Hey!!
[10:26:52 PM] Aderia ELY STOP TAKING NICK'S BLOOD HE NEEDS THAT
Quoteworthy Non-Internet Quotes
"All right, I've been thinking. When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade -- make life take the lemons back! Get mad! I don't want your darn lemons, what am I supposed to do with these? Demand to see life's manager! Make life rue the day it thought it could give Cave Johnson lemons! Do you know who I am? I'm the man who's gonna burn your house down! With the lemons! I'm going to to get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that burns your house down!"
"Only two things are infinite: the universe, and human stupidity. And I'm not so sure about the former."
"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt."