ANN: glx2 is now open source

Walt Brown walter.h.brown at gmail.com
Tue Dec 7 00:10:01 EST 2010


Maybe the observation was made mid-pour. Or mid-swallow. The glass was half
full because I haven't finished yet.

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Good point. And I might add, we have not considered the REASON for the glass
being half full. Did the imbiber not particularly like the wine? In which
case, we would be well advised not to finish it! It could also be that the
imbiber had quite enough wine, and fell senseless upon the floor, which
would free us up to finish the remaining beverage. But that raises a whole
slew of other questions, such as, where is the imbiber now? Did he sober up
and leave the room? If so, then the wine is probably now fairly warm, and,
no one has considered if it is even perhaps a bit spoilt, leaving us back
where we started. 

I don't see how we can get any further along without first addressing these
vital points. I for one say let's get some new wine glasses and a fresh
bottle and dispense with the old wine! 

Bob


On Dec 6, 2010, at 1:53 PM, Richmond wrote:

> On 12/06/2010 11:45 PM, Peter Brigham MD wrote:
>> On Dec 6, 2010, at 12:25 PM, Keith Clarke wrote:
>> 
>>> 
>>> On 6 Dec 2010, at 17:16, Bob Sneidar wrote:
>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> On Dec 4, 2010, at 5:32 PM, Mark Wieder wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> Optimist - The glass is half full.
>>>>> Pessimist - The glass is half empty.
>>>>> Engineer - The glass is twice a large as it needs to be.
>>>> Mathmetician - The glass is BOTH half empty AND half full.
>>> Zen monk - There is no glass... there is no monk.
>> 
>> Gourmand - the glass *was* half full.... I think it was a 2007 Cab, a bit
too fruity, I'd give it an 89.
>> 
> What fusses me is that in all of this discussion about half-full 
> glasses there is not reference to the person(s) who perceive(s) the 
> glass to be half-full: a tree falling in a forest where there are no
witnesses makes no sound.
> 
> Now, in my experience as a Philosophy graduate; a half full wine glass 
> generally requires the involvement of a partially sated wine-bibber.
> 
> What we really need to consider here is how many half-glasses have to 
> be imbibed before the wine-bibber is unable to tell whether the glass 
> in front of him/her is full, half-full, empty, broken on the floor, 
> rolled under the table, or morphed into a frog that has then winked in a
highly satirical fashion at the wine-bibber!
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