And that, kids, is what engineers do:

They create solutions...


... to problems they create.

In other news, on the whiteboard under Quote of the Day was the following extract from The Dark Knight: "The unstoppable force meets the immovable object."

Is there such thing as an 'unstoppable force' and an 'immovable object'?

It makes me think of Newton's third law of motion. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

You don't have 'immovable objects' without 'unstoppable forces', and what does it mean to 'not move' -- or to be 'unstoppable' -- in the context of the entire universe? Ariel raised the point that all forces are unstoppable in space provided no opposing forces are acting upon them.

It's a weak statement and totally sad, but, for the sake of scientific integrity, it had to be made.

5 comments:

Queen Anne said...

What I want to know is if anyone used the make-shift entrance.

jarielle said...

I should have but I think it had been knocked down by the time we actually went into the ELC after lectures and such.

Ah, 8am starts.

Grr.

Queen Anne said...

I feel that we need to top that with some sort of castle. Or the relocation of certain chairs of heavenliness. [Damn you dictionary, I MAKE that a word]

jarielle said...

LOL! Nice work. We can now officially say we are reinventing English.
Perhaps 'modifying' is a better word.
I think we could.

What DID you call those lollies, though? I just thought that would be a fun caption.

Queen Anne said...

I think I remember telling you when you asked as we walked past... "Clinkers" which perhaps, wasn't what you were thinking. To the supermart!