Glotmorf on 12 Aug 2002 06:14:04 -0000

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Re: [spoon-discuss] Re: [Spoon-business] Retro fix?

On 8/11/02 at 10:36 PM Orc In A Spacesuit wrote:

>>From: "Glotmorf" <glotmorf@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>{{ _Night of the Living Dead Stock Market_
>>The following steps do not apply to this proposal or its implementation...
>>Reset the game state to what it was at the beginning of this nweek.
>>Re-perform any and all actions and events since the beginning of this
>>nweek, excepting those related to stock market transactions.
>>If an action that was legal before the reset is now not legal as a result
>>of a stock market transaction not being re-performed, that action does
>>get re-performed.
>>[[ This means all those single-point gifts intended to make the givers
>>still go through.  God, it's so nice to see people sharing. ]]
>>Insert comment brackets at the beginning and end of Rule 946.
>Thou Shalt Not Screw With Time
>I think that covers it.
>Orc In A Spacesuit
>Current Status: Not screwing with time.

I'm not screwing with time.  I'm not saying go back and undo everything retroactively.  I'm saying that as of this point *NOW* everything is as it was a nweek ago, and *NOW* let's replay all but a few specific actions to create a new *NOW*, which would have been the result if the *NOW* that existed before the execution of this proposal hadn't been created by, among other things, a bunch of stock market transactions.

It's like, you start at home and walk to the nearest gas station.  When you get there, someone says, "Okay, you go back home, we're gonna cause some 17-car pileups between your home and here, and then you walk back here and see how much longer it takes and how hurt you get."  If I was screwing with time, it'd be someone saying, "Okay, we're gonna go back in time and cause some 17-car pileups, then see where and how hurt you are now."

This is also different from Rule 129, the Statute of Limitations law, which has the potential of saying, "Okay, we're gonna pretend there were some 17-car pileups between your home and here, so we're gonna beat you up so you'll be correspondingly hurt.  Les'n of course you object."

BTW...did you call for a mentor?  I believe I'm next in line.


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