December 30th, 2003

beartato phd

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Was fidgeting with hair-ties, and realized the thing I was trying to make out of them was probably topolgically impossible. Went to the library. Sure enough, on page 83 of Akio Kawauchi's "A Survey of Knot Theory",figure 3.4.4b is a picture of what I was trying to do. They mention that though it it a nontrivial link, it enjoys the property known as Brunnian, or almost trivial, in that every sublink of it is trivial. Which was why I was thought I could build it in the first place, and it would only take one cutting-and-regluing operation to make it.
beartato phd

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Another attempt at cleaning made Side A of disc 2 work again. So I can watch the remainind four eps. Hooray.

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Danny is my hero.
"I'm going to ignore your list. 'Cause I think it's ridiculous. Also because I have a crush on you."

Moreover:
Josh: Donna, I really don't anticipate the Capitol Building exploding.
Donna: What percentage of things exploding have been anticipated.