#exult@irc.freenode.net logs for 19 Dec 2002 (GMT)

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[11:42:47] <Nadir> Ember ?
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[11:43:30] <Darke> One of my half dozen alts. *grin*
[11:43:45] * Darke has been bouncing up and down and up and down and... err... all night.
[11:45:18] <Nadir> hmm, fun
[11:45:30] <Nadir> I'm trying the new GTK+2 X-Chat (1.9.7)
[11:45:33] <Nadir> looks groovy
[11:47:26] <Darke> Cool. I've not tried it yet.
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[13:06:05] <Colourless> hi
[13:06:16] <Darke> Greetings, oh one of absent colour!
[13:06:38] <Colourless> and just how long am i going to absent of colour?
[13:07:13] * Darke ponders. "As long as you want to be?"
[13:07:39] <Colourless> hah, yeah right
[13:11:04] <LouisDeFunes> turn off the lights
[13:12:01] <Colourless> insufficent. turning off lights produces black. Black is a colour
[13:12:35] <LouisDeFunes> but in the dark, we cant see if you have a color or not ;)
[13:13:19] <LouisDeFunes> and in physics, isnt black a lack of light? and no light, no color?
[13:13:28] <Colourless> incorrect
[13:13:43] <Colourless> black 'is' a colour.
[13:14:03] <LouisDeFunes> in our view yes, but is it in physics?
[13:14:19] <Colourless> to be colourless is to have no visible colour at all, not black, not white, not green, not blue, not any colour
[13:14:40] <Colourless> to be colourless is to be completely invisible
[13:16:36] <LouisDeFunes> but black is also absence of any colour
[13:17:09] <Darke> Chromatic 'black' is where an object absorbs 'all' light, and therefore is undetectable by any detection mechanasim requiring reflected light.
[13:17:37] <Darke> One can place a 'black' object on a non-black surface and thus detect it. Even though one may not actually be able to 'see' it directly.
[13:19:05] <Colourless> black is absense of light, not colour
[13:19:18] <Colourless> s/absense/absence/
[13:19:43] <Darke> Therefore if an object is 'black' one cannot say whether it not it has a colour, since it may have a colour, yet you may not be able to see it. Err... or something. *grin*
[13:20:40] <Colourless> a colourless object neither reflects nor absorbs light. under all circumstances you are unable to detect any colour
[13:22:49] <Darke> Hmm... so can it refract said light? Or does that come under a type of reflection?
[13:23:09] <Colourless> well, in this universe yes :-)
[13:23:58] <Darke> Ok, I suppose the next thing is to define what exactly you mean by 'light', then we can work out what apparatus we can use to detect you. *grin*
[13:24:13] <Colourless> it is theoretically impossible to have colourless object though, since photon-atom interactions will always cause some frequencies to be absorbed
[13:24:24] * Darke figures sonar would work nicely. *grin*
[13:25:03] <Darke> *nod* Everything reacts with everything else, no matter how small a way in which it interacts. *grin*
[13:25:19] <Colourless> Colourless only applies to the visible light spectrum, and generally only applies to what can be seen, or not seen, by the naked eye.
[13:25:48] <Colourless> a generic pane of glass is generally considered colourless, but it is actually green
[13:26:20] <Colourless> similar with water, it's generally considered colourless, but if you have enough of it, it looks blue
[13:26:33] <Darke> So you'd trip IR sensor beams, but not the cannonical red visible laser?
[13:26:51] <Colourless> yes most likely
[13:27:05] * Darke considers glass and water to be semi-transparent under the best of circumstances. Mainly because though he can't see it, he can walk into it. *grin*
[13:29:06] * Darke mentally designs a Colourless Dragon Trap. Whether this is a trap for a colourless dragon, or a colourless trap for a dragon, or a dragon trap for colourless is something you'll have to guess at.
[13:29:38] <Colourless> a colourless dragon to trap a colourless dragon perhaps?
[13:30:18] <LouisDeFunes> you can see glass thru the artifacts itcauses on light
[13:30:43] * Darke finds himself designing a female colourless dragon to trap Colourless with. Stop that! Only I'm allowed to stimulate surreal thoughts.
[13:31:10] <Colourless> what fun is a female colourless dragon? i couldn't see her!
[13:33:46] <Darke> The largest and most stimulating erogenous zone in the body is the one betweene one's ears. *grin* Use your imagination? Besides, what's wrong with touch? *innocentgrin*
[13:34:14] * Darke points out it's Colourless who has the dirty mind. His is pure and innocent. *nodnod*
[13:34:42] * Colourless looks innocent, much like the little black bunny
[13:34:52] <Colourless> ah, how am i kidding
[13:35:04] <Colourless> a/how/who/
[13:39:16] * Darke does occasionally wonder what might happen if an employer or future employer tripped over the fact he's actually a black bunny rabbit. *eartwitch* Might make for some interesting interview questions anyway, better then the standard dull selection.
[13:40:14] * Darke rereads that first sentence and comes to the conclusion that he needs to interact with that 'real world' thing more often. *grin*
[13:41:06] <Colourless> :-)
[13:42:10] <Colourless> so, where's this female colourless dragon of yours? ;-)
[13:42:31] * Darke wonders why he'd want to bother though. All those weird 'human' things are wandering around out there.
[13:43:35] <Colourless> humans.... ewww....
[13:43:47] <Colourless> then again...
[13:44:47] <Darke> Female colourless dragon? Not around here, just was pondering the concept of. The only dragon alt I have, whilst female, is certainly non-colourless. *grin*
[13:46:07] <Colourless> but i would always know that you are still a small black bunny
[13:49:10] * Darke nodnods! Of course! Because he is a black bunny.
[13:51:40] <Colourless> :-)
[13:56:07] * Darke innocenttailwiggles. However this black bunny needs to do some of that 'sleep' stuff now, then attend to fixing problems of these icky human things when he gets back up in the morning. Night!
[13:56:31] <Colourless> cya
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[17:32:28] <Colourless> hi
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