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January 31st, 2011

unixronin: A somewhat Borg-ish high-tech avatar (Techno/geekdom)
Monday, January 31st, 2011 06:02 pm

Hey, hydrology is a science!

But today we're talking about causality.  Cause and effect.  A game that you'll play whether you like it or not.

Cause:  Gunstock Acres Village Water District has a leaking (possibly burst) water pipe somewhere in the area¹, and they've been shutting off main valves to try and localize it so that they know where to dig to fix it.

Effect:  We have no water....

[1]  And yes, that, in turn is an effect of ... something or other else.  But it's uncertain exactly what.  Maybe cold, maybe corrosion, maybe frost heaves.  They won't know until they open the² ... er, I mean, dig up the pipe.

[2]  Oh, come on, with that subject, you knew I'd have to work Heisenberg and Schrödinger into here somehow if I could, even if only by reference.