The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

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October 10th, 2010



I am writing this brief post just to mark the occasion of today being 10/10/10. I am a person to normally enjoy numbers of this sort and pattern. I had been looking forward to this date for quite a while.

Yet, the reality is that I am in a very rough emotional state at the moment. I feel sad. I feel lost. I feel as if I am being crushed under the thumb of God for his rancor and anger at me.

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Here is a bit of information I linked to about 10/10/10:

10/10/10; Sunday, October 10, 2010: Introduction
Welcome random search engine visitor. Many philosophies believe that you somehow ended up on this page for a reason. It is not known if it is the result of predestination, random chance, fate, a higher power, or something else.

This article provides a synopsis of the possible implications of the 10/10/10 date singularity, and of the number ten; followed by a quick metaphysics experiment.10/10/10;

Sunday, October 10, 2010: Mathematics
101010 (base two (binary)) equals 42 (base ten). Oddly enough, this is evenly divisible by the number of days in a week (7 (lucky)); and equally oddly, is also evenly divisible by the number 6 (which is generally designated as being unlucky). Both a Ying and Yang situation seem to be incorporated into this date.

10 (base ten) = 1010 (base two)

(base ten): 10 x 10 = 100

(base two): 10 x 10 = 100

The binary attributes of 101010 lends itself to use by the sciences of fractals (recursive geometric shapes) and chaos theory (the butterfly effect).

NASA deep space photo demonstrating fractals and chaos theory.




10/10/10; Sunday, October 10, 2010: Psychology
The number ten seems to give people that warm, fuzzy feeling:

“I won TEN thousand dollars!”

“I got TEN things done today.”

Then of course, there are the ever ubiquitous Top Ten lists. The top Top-Ten lists are (in no particular order):

Top Ten To Do, Top Ten Reasons, Top Ten Links/Websites, Top Ten Music/Songs, Top Ten Movies, Top Ten Headlines, Top Ten Jokes, Top Ten Mistakes, Late Show Top Ten, Top Ten Reviews/Lists.

10/10/10; Sunday, October 10, 2010: Historical
Even when taking into account the differences between the Gregorian and Julian calendars:

Nothing significant appears to have happened a thousand years ago during the year 1010.

Nothing significant appears to have happened two thousand years ago during the year 10.

The Dark Ages spanned the 5th to 15th centuries (approximately 450 -1450).

10/10/10; Sunday, October 10, 2010: Singularity Summary
Most predictions and opinions concerning 10/10/10 are based on or are rooted in its mathematical uniqueness as a number.

101010: There are three possible outcomes:

1. Something good happens— There is absolutely no scientific basis for this belief. There are no known logical premises for this belief. The belief that something good will happen is based solely on spiritualism, faith, and/or innate optimism. This belief is not necessarily a bad thing; we don’t know everything; the probability is not zero.

2. Nothing happens— This is the most likely scenario. Just because an unusual date number sequence occurs doesn’t mean that something will happen. Usually it’s a non-event.

3. Something bad happens— There is absolutely no scientific basis for this belief. There are no known logical premises for this belief. The belief that something bad will happen is based solely on pessimism of reality. This belief is not necessarily false; after all, things are generally/usually a mess. The probability is not zero.

10/10/10; Sunday, October 10, 2010: Survey One:
What do you believe will happen on 10/10/10?
Something good will happen on a global scale.
Nothing will happen (just another day in the neighborhood).
Something bad will happen on a global scale.

See results without voting10/10/10; Sunday, October 10, 2010: The Metaphysics Experiment: Survey Two:
Do you feel lucky today?
Yes.
No.

See results without voting.

Update

Welcome to Day 10/10/10!

Here are the Survey One results as of 1:10 AM U.S EDT:

5248 votes

The Good: 45%

The Neutral: 47%

The Ugly: 9%

It has been decided, for no particular reason, to leave this poll online and active indefinitely.

The Survey Two results have remained at 70:30 for days, if not weeks. However, as of 1:10 AM U.S. EDT, the percentages are now 69:31.

Here are the Survey One results as of 10:10 AM U.S EDT:

7039 votes

The Good: 43%

The Neutral: 49%

The Ugly: 7%

Nothing untoward has been reported in the media.

The Survey Two results (6091 votes) have remained at 70:30 for days, if not weeks. However, as of 10:10 AM U.S EDT, the percentages have dropped again and are now 67:33.

Here are the Survey One results as of 10:10 AM U.S PDT:

8474 votes

The Good: 41%

The Neutral: 52%

The Ugly: 7%

There are California media reports of flying saucers over the cities of… No, just kidding.

The Survey Two results (7437 votes) have remained at 70:30 for days, if not weeks. However, as of 10:10 AM U.S PDT, the percentages have dropped yet again and are now 65:35.

Here are the Survey One results as of 5:10 PM U.S EDT:

10,007 votes

The Good: 40%

The Neutral: 54%

The Ugly: 6%

No untoward media reports. The neutral category continues to increase as expected. It does, however, look like the hospitals are going to be very, very busy 9 months from now… (The weddings frenzy continues…)

The Survey Two results (8932 votes) are now 63:37.

Here are the Survey One results as of 5:10 PM U.S PDT:

10,706 votes

The Good: 39%

The Neutral: 55%

The Ugly: 6%

The Survey Two results (9606 votes) are now 62:38.

Here are the Survey One results as of 10:10 PM U.S EDT:

11,156 votes

The Good: 38%

The Neutral: 56%

The Ugly: 6%

The Survey Two results (10,035 votes) are now 61:39.




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4 Comments:

Blogger Eric Valentine said...

Quite the interesting read Pipe... yours is the second one today that crossed my path.... Have a great week my friend and here's to 2011? :)

Monday, 11 October, 2010  
Blogger BBC said...

Hey, how do you figure that this is a short post?

It's just another fucking day, get the fuck over it.

I feel as if I am being crushed under the thumb of God for his rancor and anger at me.

God???

Explain this fucking god to me.

Monday, 11 October, 2010  
Blogger BBC said...

Pussy is your god, and if you aren't getting it from your god go find another got that wants to give it to you without a bunch of shit, hahahaha

Monday, 11 October, 2010  
Blogger Jane said...

I'm sorry that you feel sad and punished.
How much longer are you going to allow this to go on before getting the help that you need?

Monday, 11 October, 2010  

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