Re: Sun-Centered? (was: The Flat Earth?)

Clive D.W. Feather (
Fri, 19 May 1995 20:56:44 GMT

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In article <3ph0ir$>,
Andrew Christy <> wrote:
>> Huh ? Didn't you *know* that there's a Tardis Effect somewhere on
>> Christ's Pieces (in Cambridge). It's well known here.
> Assuming that you're in Cambridge, Clive, and aren't getting confused,
> then the Christ's Pieces Tardis Effect is a new one on me, but supports
> the local spacetime curvature hypothesis.

Well, you obviously weren't in CUSFS at the same time as me.

> BUT: are you sure you don't mean PARKER'S PIECE:

No. Consider the triangle formed by Hyde Park Corner, Regent
Street/St.Andrews Street/Sidney Street, Jesus Lane, and East Road. This
has three right-angled vertices. Parker's Piece is too near the edge.

> the lamp post in the centre
> of that patch of green has been called 'Reality Checkpoint' for a long time.
> I always assumed the name was something to do with it sitting at the interface
> between touristville/mediaeval colleges on the one side, and the real world
> on the other.

That's what I was told, and I even got it into The New Hacker's Dictionary
(see REAL WORLD, I think). But someone else suggested that, on a foggy
night, you meet reality by bumping into it.

Clive D.W. Feather | If you lie to the compiler, it will get its revenge. | - Henry Spencer