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engraving for Möbius strip

Postby rawshark » Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:50 am UTC

So, they make Möbius strip bracelets. I want one. Preferably engraved. I'm still looking for a custom engraver, but thats neither here nor there

All the inscribed ones I found have religious inscriptions, like the Lord's Prayer, or I Corinthians 13. Which is fine, but its not who I am.

I think for a Möbius strip, I want a saying which can start at different places. To use mathspeak, a sequence of words w0, w1, w2, w3...wn such that:
- w0, w1, w2, w3 ... wn is a meaningful sentence
- w0+k, w1+k, w2+k, ... wn, w0, w1, w2 is also a meaningful sentence for some k>0

Any suggestions?

Mega bonus points if its in Quenya.

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Re: engraving for Möbius strip

Postby SlyReaper » Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:46 am UTC

Blood Blood Blood Blood Blood Blood Blood Blood...
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Re: engraving for Möbius strip

Postby greengiant » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:03 am UTC

You could write something like

I have discovered an amazing fact about the Möbius strip, namely that... (continued on reverse)

Might be funny when you hand it to people to read.

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Re: engraving for Möbius strip

Postby eSOANEM » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:17 am UTC

greengiant wrote:You could write something like

I have discovered an amazing fact about the Möbius strip, namely that... (continued on reverse)

Might be funny when you hand it to people to read.


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Re: engraving for Möbius strip

Postby Zohar » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:36 am UTC

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Re: engraving for Möbius strip

Postby tgjensen » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:40 am UTC

Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo

edit: Actually if you're that into LotR then 'One ring to rule them all' would be a pretty cool inscription on a Moebius strip.

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Re: engraving for Möbius strip

Postby rawshark » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:21 pm UTC

Thanks everyone!

Just to reply to my own thread, I remembered http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quine's_paradox this morning

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Re: engraving for Möbius strip

Postby TaintedDeity » Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:15 pm UTC

SlyReaper wrote:Blood Blood Blood Blood Blood Blood Blood Blood...
Why for do you suggest this?
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Re: engraving for Möbius strip

Postby Enuja » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:09 pm UTC

Life is all we've got.
Is all we've got life?
All we've got, life is.
We've got life, is all.
Got life, is all we've.

Three out of five ain't bad. I think that this sort of sentence can be constructed with all kinds of ideas: do you have any specific sentiments (and their opposite) you want expressed by your Möbius strip bracelet?

Edited after TimelordSimone pointed out that the fourth one works, too, if you put the comma in a different place than I did. Four out five is more than not bad.
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Re: engraving for Möbius strip

Postby SlyReaper » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:43 pm UTC

TaintedDeity wrote:
SlyReaper wrote:Blood Blood Blood Blood Blood Blood Blood Blood...
Why for do you suggest this?


Because it wraps like the OP wanted.
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Re: engraving for Möbius strip

Postby TaintedDeity » Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:04 pm UTC

SlyReaper wrote:
TaintedDeity wrote:
SlyReaper wrote:Blood Blood Blood Blood Blood Blood Blood Blood...
Why for do you suggest this?
Because it wraps like the OP wanted.
So does any other word :P AAny reason to choose the word blood?
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Re: engraving for Möbius strip

Postby SlyReaper » Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:07 pm UTC

Iunno. It's dark and edgy? Dark and edgy things are cool, right? Right?
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Re: engraving for Möbius strip

Postby TaintedDeity » Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:19 pm UTC

Sure, it's ok Sly. *pat*
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Re: engraving for Möbius strip

Postby a_fuzzyduck » Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:29 pm UTC

"message to/from/referencing Escher/Möbius: you're right, it's a"

hmmm

EDIT a few alternatives there
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Re: engraving for Möbius strip

Postby Cane » Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:23 pm UTC

"the end is the beginning is"
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Re: engraving for Möbius strip

Postby Sourire » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:10 pm UTC

Cane wrote:"the end is the beginning is"

This one is definitely my favorite so far. :)
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Re: engraving for Möbius strip

Postby You, sir, name? » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:20 pm UTC

'The previous statement was a lie.'
I edit my posts a lot and sometimes the words wrong order words appear in sentences get messed up.

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Re: engraving for Möbius strip

Postby The Scyphozoa » Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:35 pm UTC

greengiant wrote:You could write something like

I have discovered an amazing fact about the Möbius strip, namely that... (continued on reverse)

Might be funny when you hand it to people to read.

Still my favorite. The One Ring inscription wouldn't really work, because the same words were written both on the inside and the outside of the Ring, and that kind of defeats the purpose of a Möbius strip having only one side.
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Re: engraving for Möbius strip

Postby TimelordSimone » Sat Jun 26, 2010 1:38 am UTC

Enuja wrote:Life is all we've got.
Is all we've got life?
All we've got, life is.
We've got, life is all.
Got life, is all we've.


Three out of five ain't bad. I think that this sort of sentence can be constructed with all kinds of ideas: do you have any specific sentiments (and their opposite) you want expressed by your Möbius strip bracelet?


Surely "We've got life, is all." works too?
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Re: engraving for Möbius strip

Postby hintss » Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:05 am UTC

as for fabbing, may I suggest having it laser engraved by someone?
assuming metal, weld the ends together, then polish.

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Re: engraving for Möbius strip

Postby PM 2Ring » Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:50 am UTC

I can't think of any non-trivial "ring sentences", but there are plenty of simple two word ring sentences, eg "I do". But there is at least one ring word: eat.

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Re: engraving for Möbius strip

Postby mercurythief » Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:06 am UTC

TaintedDeity wrote:
SlyReaper wrote:
TaintedDeity wrote:
SlyReaper wrote:Blood Blood Blood Blood Blood Blood Blood Blood...
Why for do you suggest this?
Because it wraps like the OP wanted.
So does any other word :P AAny reason to choose the word blood?


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Re: engraving for Möbius strip

Postby You, sir, name? » Sat Jun 26, 2010 8:02 am UTC

You could engrave basically any given Daft Punk song onto it.
I edit my posts a lot and sometimes the words wrong order words appear in sentences get messed up.

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Re: engraving for Möbius strip

Postby nyeguy » Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:52 pm UTC

Recursion is...
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Re: engraving for Möbius strip

Postby eSOANEM » Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:57 am UTC

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