this is my semi-regular yet aperiodic reminder that this place here is a distributed federated version of Callahan's as far as I can tell and that is one of the most bestest things that can be.

@thegibson @djsundog
Let's just hope we don't have to crack the door with a belligerent skull this time 'round

@djsundog omg I'm going to re-read that right now and possibly change my display name to "long-drink". Maybe.

@djsundog I know this is an old toot, but it's only just now that "semi-regular yet aperiodic" actually has a single word equivalent term: plesiochronous.

@vertigo @djsundog isn’t plesiochronous specifically “nearly synchronised”? Plesiochronous transmissions are when the clocks used are nearly the same frequency, within specific limits, as opposed to the asynchronous posting schedule. “Plesio” being ancient Greek for “near/close”

@sophistoche @djsundog That's how it's used in the telecommunications sense, yes. But it can also mean "almost synchronous" in a sequential sense as well. Every "couple of minutes", for example, where couple could mean "5 minutes give or take 3 minutes as needs require."


Regulars at Callahan's include a talking
dog, several extraterrestrials and time
travelers, an ethical vampire, a couple of
Irish mythological beings, and an
obscenity-spewing parrot

tag yourself, i'm an Irish mythological being

@balrogboogie @djsundog The problem with Callahan's is that nobody present is obviously nonhuman (except the dog).

@balrogboogie @djsundog That said, I've been looking for an excuse to use "It's a story about Zion's friction" for twenty years.

@noelle @balrogboogie that's been part of the expansion. I whispered into the night sky and asked Spider to reach out and let me know if he had any issues with that sort of expansion to Callahan's and he never once has reached out, so I continue to operate under the belief that he's okay with it.

@djsundog @balrogboogie everyone sort of assumes that the woman has a wheelchair and that's why she asks other people to take her mugs up to be thrown into the fire. No one ever sees her come or leave, and no one ever dares look under the tablecloth - the only table in the Saloon that has one.

@68km oh you are most very welcome and I hope you enjoy getting to know the crew!

@djsundog @drwho As an owner of most of the Callahan’s books, and a patron of alt.callahans on UseNet for many years, I approve this message. :)

@WearsManyHats @djsundog @drwho Love it. I make an effort to stay mindful of Callahan’s Law, so I’ll definitely buy that.

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