Zero times infinity--the recurring dream

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Zero times infinity--the recurring dream

Post  pinhedz on Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:04 am

In order to make sense of the recurring dream (insofar as sense can be made of it), you must first experience the 4-minute "Ye Olde Mill" ride at the Minnesota State Fair.

Most of the ride is dark ("dunkel" as the narrater calls it," so pay attention to the brief periods of visibility:


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Post  pinhedz on Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:12 am

The recurring dream takes place in the "Olde Mill" tunnel (I haven't actually taken the ride since age 10; the ride is 98 years olde).

The rectangular boat in the dream becomes like an easy chair. With the footrest up, it's a bit like riding in a coffin, and it's very nicely padded like a coffin.

And instead of scenes of gnomes and such along the way, there is just a series of large illuminated zeroes overhead.

The boat rides along passing under one zero after another, and I can see the line of zeroes as it extends into the distance along the path I'm taking--zero after zero extending forward to infinity. scratch geek lol!

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Post  Guest on Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:56 pm

haha Pinz, when I saw your first post I was trying to understand the relation with zero times infinity (I watched the whole video) but I didn't understand anything, no scratch

So is it a dream you have then? That ride watching zeros instead of gnomes Shocked

Apart from that... what's the equivalent to zero times infinity? I don't know that

And isn't your dream more like infinite times zero? I think the order matters here geek

How is it possible it is 98 years old?

Is everything about this thread something you just made up to impress us?

So many questions...

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Post  pinhedz on Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:16 pm

Vera Cruz wrote:How is it possible it is 98 years old?

Is everything about this thread something you just made up to impress us?

So many questions...
The historians say that "Ye Olde Mill" is 98 years old (of course it is dismantled every year after the state fair and reassembled the following year).

It's one of the oldest and most low-tech "thrill rides" at the fair, and I always found it to be not extremely thrilling. But some people called it "the tunnel of love," so--during those long dark stretches--it's possible that some couples created their own thrills.

I was a bit surprised to discover that the ride is still operating in this high-tech age, and that there are clips (with mostly dark video) on youtube.

As for the rectangular boat turning into a floating coffin, and the sequence of illuminated zeroes stretching toward infinity, that's just one of those crazy things, I reckon. geek

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Re: Zero times infinity--the recurring dream

Post  eddie on Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:46 pm

pinhedz wrote:I haven't actually taken the ride since age 10

"MY HEART LEAPS UP WHEN I BEHOLD"

William Wordsworth

My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky:
So was it when my life began;
So is it now I am a man;
So be it when I shall grow old,
Or let me die!
The Child is father of the Man;
I could wish my days to be
Bound each to each by natural piety.

1802.

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