The Passing of Charles H. Wadanabe

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Re: The Passing of Charles H. Wadanabe

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:53 am

Dalek Prime wrote: Somewhere between Wadanabe and the bench, I presume. No wonder the fool could never reach it.
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Re: The Passing of Charles H. Wadanabe

Post by thedoc » Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:55 am

Dalek Prime wrote: Somewhere between Wadanabe and the bench, I presume. No wonder the fool could never reach it.
That would depend on how close he needed to be to sit on the bench, granted he would never get to the bench, but when he got close enough, he could turn around and sit on it.

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Re: The Passing of Charles H. Wadanabe

Post by Dalek Prime » Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:01 am

thedoc wrote:
Dalek Prime wrote: Somewhere between Wadanabe and the bench, I presume. No wonder the fool could never reach it.
That would depend on how close he needed to be to sit on the bench, granted he would never get to the bench, but when he got close enough, he could turn around and sit on it.
No. He could only turn and sit half way. :wink:

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Re: The Passing of Charles H. Wadanabe

Post by thedoc » Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:25 pm

Dalek Prime wrote:
thedoc wrote:
Dalek Prime wrote: Somewhere between Wadanabe and the bench, I presume. No wonder the fool could never reach it.
That would depend on how close he needed to be to sit on the bench, granted he would never get to the bench, but when he got close enough, he could turn around and sit on it.
No. He could only turn and sit half way. :wink:
I suppose it would spoil the experiment, if he lost his balance and fell backwards onto the bench.

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Re: The Passing of Charles H. Wadanabe

Post by thedoc » Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:34 pm

Dalek Prime wrote:
thedoc wrote:
Dalek Prime wrote: Somewhere between Wadanabe and the bench, I presume. No wonder the fool could never reach it.
That would depend on how close he needed to be to sit on the bench, granted he would never get to the bench, but when he got close enough, he could turn around and sit on it.
No. He could only turn and sit half way. :wink:
Isn't Davros already sitting down, or does he just have very short legs?

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Re: The Passing of Charles H. Wadanabe

Post by uwot » Sat Jul 23, 2016 4:40 pm

Well, the good news is that if Zeno of Elea, the inspiration for Charlie's experiment is right, Mr Wadanabe isn't dead, because in order to be dead, he would first have to be half dead, then half of that, and half of that and so on for an infinite series of halving that never quite reaches completely dead. Although, to be fair, he could still be very poorly.

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Re: The Passing of Charles H. Wadanabe

Post by Dalek Prime » Sat Jul 23, 2016 5:35 pm

thedoc wrote:
Dalek Prime wrote:
thedoc wrote:
That would depend on how close he needed to be to sit on the bench, granted he would never get to the bench, but when he got close enough, he could turn around and sit on it.
No. He could only turn and sit half way. :wink:
Isn't Davros already sitting down, or does he just have very short legs?
Davros is imperfect. Davros must be exterminated.

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Re: The Passing of Charles H. Wadanabe

Post by thedoc » Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:31 pm

Dalek Prime wrote:
thedoc wrote:
Dalek Prime wrote: No. He could only turn and sit half way. :wink:
Isn't Davros already sitting down, or does he just have very short legs?
Davros is imperfect. Davros must be exterminated.
Well we knew that already, but wasn't the main reason, that he couldn't be upgraded. For example, weren't the first daleks restricted to a metal floor so that they could pick up power from it, and they couldn't go up stairs. I know the power problem was solved in later episodes, but did they ever work out stairs?

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Re: The Passing of Charles H. Wadanabe

Post by Dalek Prime » Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:11 am

thedoc wrote:
Dalek Prime wrote:
thedoc wrote:
Isn't Davros already sitting down, or does he just have very short legs?
Davros is imperfect. Davros must be exterminated.
Well we knew that already, but wasn't the main reason, that he couldn't be upgraded. For example, weren't the first daleks restricted to a metal floor so that they could pick up power from it, and they couldn't go up stairs. I know the power problem was solved in later episodes, but did they ever work out stairs?
Oh yeah, they worked out the stairs in the newer series. But they didn't need to, as real Dalek's don't climb stairs; they level buildings. So much easier.

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Re: The Passing of Charles H. Wadanabe

Post by Nick_A » Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:25 am

I have just been notified that Charles H. Wadanabe is now under consideration for a NAS award in 2017 in the category Physical, Earth and Space Sciences for his scientific dedication to truth above and beyond the call of duty. A party is being planned for the farm which will include home made wine. The name Charles H. Wadanabe will go down in history as the man officially recognized for getting half way there.

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Re: The Passing of Charles H. Wadanabe

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:20 am

I think Arising should get an award for his 'sunlight' comment. :lol:

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Re: The Passing of Charles H. Wadanabe

Post by Arising_uk » Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:39 am

thedoc wrote:... I know the power problem was solved in later episodes, but did they ever work out stairs?
Yup, they flew.

You not seen the revamped series? If not you've missed a treat.

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Re: The Passing of Charles H. Wadanabe

Post by thedoc » Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:37 pm

Arising_uk wrote:
thedoc wrote:... I know the power problem was solved in later episodes, but did they ever work out stairs?
Yup, they flew.

You not seen the revamped series? If not you've missed a treat.
I watched the rebroadcast of the old series on PBS, but the new series is on cable or channels that I don't get. I don't have any intention of paying for cable, so I watch whatever I can pick up with an antenna.

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Re: The Passing of Charles H. Wadanabe

Post by Dalek Prime » Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:37 am

Anyways, can we discuss Charles M. Schultz and 'Peanuts' instead?

By the by, they should have a Doctor Who episode, with Daleks controlled by cat brains. (OMG! As soon as I wrote this, four(!) cats peacefully converged near me! How rare is that?)

I don't believe that it means anything, but in the past few months, if I think of something, no matter how mundane or bizarre, by the next day, someone will mention it. What a weird synchronicity. This cat thing is just the latest.

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Re: The Passing of Charles H. Wadanabe

Post by Nick_A » Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:51 pm

Dalek, Charles H Wadanabe was an admirer of Charles M. Schulz. He was moved by this quote and decided to conduct a scientific experiment to unify mankind in the knowledge that regardless of the platitudes we are always getting half way there. Perhaps, he reasoned, if people appreciated their hopeless position it would become unnecessary to hate another. So the now legendary Charles H. Wadanabe dedicated his experiment to the cause of world peace.
“I love mankind ... it's people I can't stand!!” ― Charles M. Schulz, The Complete Peanuts, Vol. 5: 1959-1960

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