Monday, December 6, 2010

The Petrovsky Flux

A more elaborate follow-on to the Bogon Flux, the Petrovsky Flux, the brainstorm of Mr. Blotto Epsilon and Miss Cutea Benelli, is a self-replicating (and self-destroying) set of pipes and other building materials.

From the landing area, one sees that parts of the construct are constantly falling. Couches may be directed at one. As a consequence, the creators have thoughtfully made available a protective head covering; I am wearing this device in the picture below.

What is a Petrovsky Flux? I'm glad you asked:
In 1945, I. Petrovsky published work[1] on the lacunae that occur in the region where the solution of a hyperbolic partial differential equation vanishes. Decades later, we observed the so-called Petrovsky flux, the effluent that results from squishing a Petrovsky lacuna (a findng involving pliers, single malt scotch, and kitten sausage); the visible residue is a sort of topological gristle[2].

The solid remains of this aggressively fecund process are brittle and failure-prone, so we recommend (and provide) protective headgear. Legitimate reasons for ignoring this precaution include preexisting brain damage and general stupidity (however, please note that in case of the latter, the helmet will make you look smarter).
(From the notecard, obtained with the protective headgear; internal footnotes omitted.)

Whatever a Petrovsky Flux may happen to be, it is great fun to watch as it unfolds, expands, and falls apart.

There are even creatures under the water!

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