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267613 Ed Minch <ruby1638@a...> 2019‑01‑11 singularity
Here is something written by a guy on another forum - I have changed a few words
to make it more applicable to our plight.

Back in the '80s many of us started using the 'Black Hole Filing System'. It's a
microscopic singularity, and anything you toss in disappears from the known
universe. Aside form making dust collection a snap, it's really handy for things
like bills and summonses. What we didn't realize at the time was that the
enormous gravitational gradient at the event horizon causes a relativistic time
dilation in the immediate vicinity. This lead to the phenomenon of ‘galoot
time'. You go into the shop in the morning and get a decent amount of work in,
but when you come out you find that's it's actually next week, and your friends
and family are yelling about things that you promised. Once you've got one of
these, there's no way to get rid of it: where do you dispose of a black hole?
You sort of have to keep the thing in any event: it would simply be unethical to
walk away from it, as the folks coming along behind might not realize the true
nature of it, and misuse it. It gives 'Go away kid, you bother me' a sinister
twist, to say the least.....

Ed Minch

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