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The Importance of Being Earnest

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{"messages":[{"text":"I am settled, and bend up\u003cbr /\u003eEach corporal agent to this terrible feat.\u003cbr /\u003eAway, and mock the time with fairest show:\u003cbr /\u003eFalse face must hide what the false heart doth know.","id":2153,"user_id":582,"conversation_id":343,"parent_id":2152,"name":"Macbeth","username":"macbeth_t","time":"123 days ago"},{"text":"This is a demonstration which shows off how Lyra displays messages.\u003cbr /\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp\u0026nbsp;Normally, you need to be logged in to view all conversations on Lyra - we think privacy is important!\u003cbr /\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp\u0026nbsp;Feel free to log in and start a conversation with us if you have any questions.\u003cbr /\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp\u0026nbsp;Best,\u003cbr /\u003eThe Lyra Team","id":2127,"user_id":142,"conversation_id":343,"parent_id":null,"name":"The Lyra Team","username":"Lyra_Comms","time":"123 days ago"},{"text":"Oh! it is absurd to have a hard and fast rule about what one should read and what one shouldn’t. More than half of modern culture depends on what one shouldn’t read.","id":2128,"user_id":578,"conversation_id":343,"parent_id":2127,"name":"Algernon","username":"algernon_t","time":"123 days ago"},{"text":"I am quite aware of the fact, and I don’t propose to discuss modern culture. It isn’t the sort of thing one should talk of in private. I simply want my cigarette case back.","id":2129,"user_id":579,"conversation_id":343,"parent_id":2128,"name":"Jack","username":"jack_t","time":"123 days ago"},{"text":"Yes; but this isn’t your cigarette case. This cigarette case is a present from some one of the name of Cecily, and you said you didn’t know any one of that name.","id":2130,"user_id":578,"conversation_id":343,"parent_id":2129,"name":"Algernon","username":"algernon_t","time":"123 days ago"},{"text":"Well, if you want to know, Cecily happens to be my aunt.","id":2131,"user_id":579,"conversation_id":343,"parent_id":2130,"name":"Jack","username":"jack_t","time":"123 days ago"},{"text":"Your aunt!","id":2132,"user_id":578,"conversation_id":343,"parent_id":2131,"name":"Algernon","username":"algernon_t","time":"123 days ago"},{"text":"Yes. Charming old lady she is, too. Lives at Tunbridge Wells. Just give it back to me, Algy.","id":2133,"user_id":579,"conversation_id":343,"parent_id":2132,"name":"Jack","username":"jack_t","time":"123 days ago"},{"text":"[Retreating to back of sofa.] But why does she call herself little Cecily if she is your aunt and lives at Tunbridge Wells? [Reading.] ‘From little Cecily with her fondest love.’","id":2134,"user_id":578,"conversation_id":343,"parent_id":2133,"name":"Algernon","username":"algernon_t","time":"123 days ago"},{"text":"[Moving to sofa and kneeling upon it.] \u003cbr /\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp\u0026nbsp;My dear fellow, what on earth is there in that? Some aunts are tall, some aunts are not tall. That is a matter that surely an aunt may be allowed to decide for herself. You seem to think that every aunt should be exactly like your aunt! That is absurd! For Heaven’s sake give me back my cigarette case. \u003cbr /\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp\u0026nbsp;[Follows Algernon round the room.]","id":2135,"user_id":579,"conversation_id":343,"parent_id":2134,"name":"Jack","username":"jack_t","time":"123 days ago"},{"text":"Yes. But why does your aunt call you her uncle? ‘From little Cecily, with her fondest love to her dear Uncle Jack.’ There is no objection, I admit, to an aunt being a small aunt, but why an aunt, no matter what her size may be, should call her own nephew her uncle, I can’t quite make out. Besides, your name isn’t Jack at all; it is Ernest.","id":2136,"user_id":578,"conversation_id":343,"parent_id":2135,"name":"Algernon","username":"algernon_t","time":"123 days ago"},{"text":"It isn’t Ernest; it’s Jack.","id":2137,"user_id":579,"conversation_id":343,"parent_id":2136,"name":"Jack","username":"jack_t","time":"123 days ago"},{"text":"You have always told me it was Ernest. I have introduced you to every one as Ernest. You answer to the name of Ernest. You look as if your name was Ernest. You are the most earnest-looking person I ever saw in my life. It is perfectly absurd your saying that your name isn’t Ernest. It’s on your cards. Here is one of them. \u003cbr /\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp\u0026nbsp;[Taking it from case.] \u003cbr /\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp\u0026nbsp;‘Mr. Ernest Worthing, B. 4, The Albany.’ I’ll keep this as a proof that your name is Ernest if ever you attempt to deny it to me, or to Gwendolen, or to any one else. \u003cbr /\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp\u0026nbsp;[Puts the card in his pocket.]","id":2138,"user_id":578,"conversation_id":343,"parent_id":2137,"name":"Algernon","username":"algernon_t","time":"123 days ago"},{"text":"Well, my name is Ernest in town and Jack in the country, and the cigarette case was given to me in the country.","id":2139,"user_id":579,"conversation_id":343,"parent_id":2138,"name":"Jack","username":"jack_t","time":"123 days ago"},{"text":"My dear Algy, you talk exactly as if you were a dentist. It is very vulgar to talk like a dentist when one isn’t a dentist. It produces a false impression.","id":2140,"user_id":579,"conversation_id":343,"parent_id":2127,"name":"Jack","username":"jack_t","time":"123 days ago"},{"text":"Well, that is exactly what dentists always do. Now, go on! Tell me the whole thing. I may mention that I have always suspected you of being a confirmed and secret Bunburyist; and I am quite sure of it now.","id":2141,"user_id":578,"conversation_id":343,"parent_id":2140,"name":"Algernon","username":"algernon_t","time":"123 days ago"},{"text":"Bunburyist? What on earth do you mean by a Bunburyist?","id":2142,"user_id":579,"conversation_id":343,"parent_id":2141,"name":"Jack","username":"jack_t","time":"123 days ago"},{"text":"I’ll reveal to you the meaning of that incomparable expression as soon as you are kind enough to inform me why you are Ernest in town and Jack in the country.","id":2143,"user_id":578,"conversation_id":343,"parent_id":2142,"name":"Algernon","username":"algernon_t","time":"123 days ago"},{"text":"Well, produce my cigarette case first.","id":2144,"user_id":579,"conversation_id":343,"parent_id":2143,"name":"Jack","username":"jack_t","time":"123 days ago"},{"text":"Here it is. \u003cbr /\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp\u0026nbsp;[Hands cigarette case.] \u003cbr /\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp\u0026nbsp;Now produce your explanation, and pray make it improbable. \u003cbr /\u003e[Sits on sofa.]","id":2145,"user_id":578,"conversation_id":343,"parent_id":2144,"name":"Algernon","username":"algernon_t","time":"123 days ago"},{"text":"My dear fellow, there is nothing improbable about my explanation at all. In fact it’s perfectly ordinary. Old Mr. Thomas Cardew, who adopted me when I was a little boy, made me in his will guardian to his grand-daughter, Miss Cecily Cardew. Cecily, who addresses me as her uncle from motives of respect that you could not possibly appreciate, lives at my place in the country under the charge of her admirable governess, Miss Prism.","id":2146,"user_id":579,"conversation_id":343,"parent_id":2145,"name":"Jack","username":"jack_t","time":"123 days ago"},{"text":"Prithee, peace:\u003cbr /\u003eI dare do all that may become a man;\u003cbr /\u003eWho dares do more is none.","id":2147,"user_id":582,"conversation_id":343,"parent_id":2127,"name":"Macbeth","username":"macbeth_t","time":"123 days ago"},{"text":"Who dares receive it other,\u003cbr /\u003eAs we shall make our griefs and clamour roar\u003cbr /\u003eUpon his death?","id":2152,"user_id":583,"conversation_id":343,"parent_id":2151,"name":"Lady Macbeth","username":"lady_macbeth_t","time":"123 days ago"},{"text":"What beast was't, then,\u003cbr /\u003eThat made you break this enterprise to me?\u003cbr /\u003eWhen you durst do it, then you were a man;\u003cbr /\u003eAnd, to be more than what you were, you would\u003cbr /\u003eBe so much more the man. Nor time nor place\u003cbr /\u003eDid then adhere, and yet you would make both:\u003cbr /\u003eThey have made themselves, and that their fitness now\u003cbr /\u003eDoes unmake you. I have given suck, and know\u003cbr /\u003eHow tender 'tis to love the babe that milks me:\u003cbr /\u003eI would, while it was smiling in my face,\u003cbr /\u003eHave pluck'd my nipple from his boneless gums,\u003cbr /\u003eAnd dash'd the brains out, had I so sworn as you\u003cbr /\u003eHave done to this.","id":2148,"user_id":583,"conversation_id":343,"parent_id":2147,"name":"Lady Macbeth","username":"lady_macbeth_t","time":"123 days ago"},{"text":"If we should fail?","id":2149,"user_id":582,"conversation_id":343,"parent_id":2148,"name":"Macbeth","username":"macbeth_t","time":"123 days ago"},{"text":"We fail!\u003cbr /\u003eBut screw your courage to the sticking-place,\u003cbr /\u003eAnd we'll not fail. When Duncan is asleep--\u003cbr /\u003eWhereto the rather shall his day's hard journey\u003cbr /\u003eSoundly invite him--his two chamberlains\u003cbr /\u003eWill I with wine and wassail so convince\u003cbr /\u003eThat memory, the warder of the brain,\u003cbr /\u003eShall be a fume, and the receipt of reason\u003cbr /\u003eA limbeck only: when in swinish sleep\u003cbr /\u003eTheir drenched natures lie as in a death,\u003cbr /\u003eWhat cannot you and I perform upon\u003cbr /\u003eThe unguarded Duncan? what not put upon\u003cbr /\u003eHis spongy officers, who shall bear the guilt\u003cbr /\u003eOf our great quell?","id":2150,"user_id":583,"conversation_id":343,"parent_id":2149,"name":"Lady Macbeth","username":"lady_macbeth_t","time":"123 days ago"},{"text":"Bring forth men-children only;\u003cbr /\u003eFor thy undaunted mettle should compose\u003cbr /\u003eNothing but males. Will it not be received,\u003cbr /\u003eWhen we have mark'd with blood those sleepy two\u003cbr /\u003eOf his own chamber and used their very daggers,\u003cbr /\u003eThat they have done't?","id":2151,"user_id":582,"conversation_id":343,"parent_id":2150,"name":"Macbeth","username":"macbeth_t","time":"123 days ago"},{"text":"That's nothing. We can't even see that effect in real life!\u003cbr /\u003e\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp;\u0026nbsp\u0026nbsp;It's much more important that you can express any signal as a combination of different frequencies. Look! The frequency domain $\\hat{f}(\\xi)$ is expressible, from the time domain $f(x)$, as $\\hat{f}(\\xi) = \\int_{-\\infty}^{\\infty} f(x)\\ e^{- 2\\pi i x \\xi}\\,dx$.","id":2155,"user_id":585,"conversation_id":343,"parent_id":2154,"name":"Charles Fourier","username":"fourier_t","time":"123 days ago"},{"text":"Who is wiser: the man who plants flowers along life's way or the man who makes it bristle with thorns?","id":2157,"user_id":585,"conversation_id":343,"parent_id":2156,"name":"Charles Fourier","username":"fourier_t","time":"123 days ago"},{"text":"(Macbeth, pessimistic as always)","id":2158,"user_id":142,"conversation_id":343,"parent_id":2149,"name":"The Lyra Team","username":"Lyra_Comms","time":"123 days ago"},{"text":"Actually we use both in real life - GPS wouldn't work without the Lorentz contraction.","id":2159,"user_id":142,"conversation_id":343,"parent_id":2155,"name":"The Lyra Team","username":"Lyra_Comms","time":"123 days ago"},{"text":"His aunt!!!","id":2160,"user_id":142,"conversation_id":343,"parent_id":2132,"name":"The Lyra Team","username":"Lyra_Comms","time":"123 days ago"},{"text":"Did you know that objects get shorter as they speed up? This is known as Lorentz contraction:\u003cbr /\u003e$L=\\frac{L_{0}}{\\gamma(v)}=L_{0}\\sqrt{1-v^{2}/c^{2}}$\u003cbr /\u003e\u003cbr /\u003ewhere $L_0$ is the original length, $L$ is the observed length, $v$ is the relative velocity between the observer and the moving object, and $c$ of course is the speed of light.","id":2154,"user_id":584,"conversation_id":343,"parent_id":2127,"name":"Albert Einstein","username":"god_does_not_play_dice","time":"123 days ago"},{"text":"Try not to become a man of success, but rather to become a man of value.","id":2156,"user_id":584,"conversation_id":343,"parent_id":2155,"name":"Albert Einstein","username":"god_does_not_play_dice","time":"123 days ago"}],"users":{},"user_can_write":false,"conversation":{"expiry":"never","id":343,"is_own":null}}