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Old 12-17-2012, 08:13 PM   #11
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All machines wear out eventually.

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Even a perfect one? So "perfect" was the wrong word to use, eh?

 
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:39 PM   #12
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Is this a metaphor for parenting? If so, I got nothin'.
It may be a metaphor for his manly parts and he's just not enjoying that whole "I'm getting really old" feeling...

Reason: unecessarily vulgar

 
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:00 PM   #13
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It may be a metaphor for his manly parts and he's just not enjoying that whole "I'm getting really old" feeling...
Except he is a she.

 
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:05 PM   #14
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Except he is a she.
The same could still be true, if she was dissatisfied with her partner

 
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:16 PM   #15
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You talking about an eternal, or perpetual, perfect machine? The amount of engineering that would go into such an item is rather daunting. Unless it has no actual moving parts that is, where nothing can wear, ever. While you can have/make something that lasts a looooong time, chances are it will eventually wear and be less than perfect. Maybe, in the future, there will be self regenerating materials that are [essentially] eternal. The best we can do, currently, is make things very wear resistant. Through lubrication impregnation, or different super-low friction platings/coatings/etc.

IMO, a design, or concept can be 'perfect' but once you start to try and manufacture it, things tend to go sideways. I also believe that the universe abhors perfection, so you have that working against you. Even IF you can get something produced that appears to be perfect today, look at it again in a few years. See how 'perfect' it is then.

Actually, there IS one thing that you can get in perfection... The perfect idiot.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:23 PM   #16
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All machines wear out eventually.

MC
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You talking about an eternal, or perpetual, perfect machine? The amount of engineering that would go into such an item is rather daunting. Unless it has no actual moving parts that is, where nothing can wear, ever. While you can have/make something that lasts a looooong time, chances are it will eventually wear and be less than perfect. Maybe, in the future, there will be self regenerating materials that are [essentially] eternal. The best we can do, currently, is make things very wear resistant. Through lubrication impregnation, or different super-low friction platings/coatings/etc.

IMO, a design, or concept can be 'perfect' but once you start to try and manufacture it, things tend to go sideways. I also believe that the universe abhors perfection, so you have that working against you. Even IF you can get something produced that appears to be perfect today, look at it again in a few years. See how 'perfect' it is then.

Actually, there IS one thing that you can get in perfection... The perfect idiot.

Ahhh, thank you, I will get back to what I was doing....

 
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:24 PM   #17
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where nothing can wear, ever.
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appears to be perfect today, look at it again in a few years. See how 'perfect' it is then.
What if you thought nothing could wear, ever, and it still sprung a leak? And you called it perfect... Oh okay, I think I understand...

 
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:26 PM   #18
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What if you thought nothing could wear, ever, and it still sprung a leak? And you called it perfect... Oh okay, I think I understand...
By definition, if it 'sprung a leak' where there was no leak before, then something DID wear.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:26 PM   #19
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So then you would realize it was never perfect in the first place?

 
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:30 PM   #20
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...and the first signs of the Colorado, Washington State legalizations have reached me here in Kentucky. If I was back in Pullman I would totally have an opinion on this.

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