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###### chemist
208d

So we have a curve leadig to somewhere, but someone is going off a tangent. (The basic metaophor, where tthe behavious is connotated negatively)

But imagine:

There is a vicious circle, and someone is going off a tangent, couldn't that lead to something new?

208d

@ponderable said
There is a vicious circle, and someone is going off a tangent, couldn't that lead to something new?
If a thread's purpose is to circumnavigate a "vicious circle", so be it I say. If "going off on a tangent" is synonymous with "thread drift", I am all for it.

208d

@ponderable said
So we have a curve leadig to somewhere, but someone is going off a tangent. (The basic metaophor, where tthe behavious is connotated negatively)

But imagine:

There is a vicious circle, and someone is going off a tangent, couldn't that lead to something new?
I thought a vicious circle lead to only vicious.

208d

@ponderable said
So we have a curve leadig to somewhere, but someone is going off a tangent. (The basic metaophor, where tthe behavious is connotated negatively)

But imagine:

There is a vicious circle, and someone is going off a tangent, couldn't that lead to something new?
"Going off on a tangent" is possibly threatened by two things: 1. It being seen and treated as an opprobrium. 2. There is an alert category: "Off-Topic.

###### free tazer tickles..
208d

@ponderable said
So we have a curve leadig to somewhere, but someone is going off a tangent. (The basic metaophor, where tthe behavious is connotated negatively)

But imagine:

There is a vicious circle, and someone is going off a tangent, couldn't that lead to something new?
yer trying to teach me geometry using the tangential method
it won't work, i refuse to learn
triangles are for sissies, give me a vicious circle any ole day

208d

@torunn said
I thought a vicious circle lead to only vicious.
I was attacked once by a racing bike.

It was a vicious cycle.

###### Jack Torrance
208d

Definition Angle:
a spiritual being serving as a divine messenger and intermediary and often as a special protector of an individual.
especially : one in the lowest rank in the celestial hier
~ VR

###### Jack Torrance
208d

@ghost-of-a-duke said
I was attacked once by a racing bike.

It was a vicious cycle.
Probably a drug peddler.

208d

@the-gravedigger said
Probably a drug peddler.
Not sure, he barely spoke.

###### Jack Torrance
208d

@ghost-of-a-duke said
Not sure, he barely spoke.
I think you have set off a chain reaction.

208d

@the-gravedigger said
I think you have set off a chain reaction.
I'd carry on, but am two tyred.

###### chemist
208d

@the-gravedigger said
Definition Angle:
a spiritual being serving as a divine messenger and intermediary and often as a special protector of an individual.
especially : one in the lowest rank in the celestial hier
~ VR
Angle of a Tagent =° to the location were it deviates, then rising.

208d

Talking of tangerines, I once tripped over a satsuma and severely injured a toe.

True story.

208d
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@ghost-of-a-duke said
I'd carry on, but am two tyred.
Well you have to, you’re saddled with it now!

Edit [blimey, I thumbed up at least 2 of Ghosts posts in this thread!]

###### Über-Nerd
208d

@ponderable said
Angle of a Tagent =° to the location were it deviates, then rising.
This thread is spiraling out of control.