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  1. Oct 10, 2007 #1

    wolram

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    Some call them boots, they are the pull on type that come above the ankle, these ones were my most comfortable ones i could wear them all day, they must be 10 yrs old and still looked as good as new, well no more because they have gone vanished, i know i am a bit nutty, but to loose my boots is just to much, i have searched every where even the adjoining land with no luck, i mean even if i sleep walk (which is not a happy thought because i sleep kit less) surly i would find them, thinking i could have buried them i even looked to see if the weeds had been disturbed in my garden, ok i have finally flipped, boots do not just vanish.
     
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  3. Oct 10, 2007 #2

    chemisttree

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    Another alien abduction story?
     
  4. Oct 10, 2007 #3

    wolram

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    I am a skeptic for both aliens and ghosts, i do think there are as yet unexplained natural phenomena, but i am sure my boots do not fit any of them.
     
  5. Oct 10, 2007 #4
    Are you married? Maybe they "disappeared" because your spouse secretly hated them. I had a pair of pants do that.
     
  6. Oct 10, 2007 #5

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    No, i am sad to say a certain person will not entertain the idea.
     
  7. Oct 10, 2007 #6

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    Do neighborhood dogs have free run of your quarters? They seem to have a propensity for stealing the stinkiest things they can find. :yuck:
     
  8. Oct 10, 2007 #7

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    Are you related to Cindarella?

    If so, a lost boot could be a good sign. Even in the movie, Heroes, a lost shoe wound up turning out somewhat well for the hero.
     
  9. Oct 10, 2007 #8

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    Turbo, of all my faults stinky feet is not one of them, well not if i have changed my socks
    within seven days or so, and i doubt if any animal could get into my house and carry my boots away.
     
  10. Oct 10, 2007 #9

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    I should be so lucky, LOL.
     
  11. Oct 10, 2007 #10

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    These aren't the same boots you destroyed back when you had to get a swollen, bloody, damaged foot out of them, are they? Did they survive that incident, or were you so distraught from fatigue and pain that you've completely forgotten their demise?
     
  12. Oct 10, 2007 #11

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    I'd be annoyed if I lost my shoes too. I only have one pair. I can't imagine misplacing them though. I definitely can't imagine anyone wanting to steal them.
     
  13. Oct 10, 2007 #12

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    They were my bike boots, they are still intact and gathering cobwebs in a corner, i have not been able to kick start my bike since that incident.
    These shoes were ones that i could wear with some comfort, my favorite going out shoes,
    how can one loose a pair of shoes?
     
  14. Oct 10, 2007 #13

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    I'd forgotten about that. Did we recommend some combination of self-medication combined with edgy mechanical shoe-removal techniques? The combo might have induced a rare form of amnesia that is mentioned here:

    www.wherearemyfreakingshoes.com [Broken]

    and is covered in the more general form here:

    www.whereismystuffandwhotookit.com [Broken]
     
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  15. Oct 10, 2007 #14

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    There's a lot of this going around, so if you can't get into the relevant sites, please keep trying, perhaps late at night or at different times of day.
     
  16. Oct 10, 2007 #15

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    Dead end links Turbo, lost like my shoes, even if i had amnesia and forgot what i had done with them surly a search would find them.
     
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  17. Oct 10, 2007 #16

    wolram

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    This is getting weird, you answered before i replied.
     
  18. Oct 10, 2007 #17

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    We ARE in different time-zones, Woolie. Geesh, these little electrons can't get from New England to OLD England immediately. You probably have old cobbled-together medieval wiring that slows up electrons such that you can't figure out when the message was sent. Are you still using the original transatlantic cable?
     
  19. Oct 10, 2007 #18

    wolram

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    My cable is sagging a bit maybe i should tension it, how much tension will bronze take?
     
  20. Oct 10, 2007 #19

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    Due to conversion factors (furlongs per fortnight and all that) I am reluctant to offer recommendations. Glad to see that your network has at least gone beyond hammered-tin conductors and has moved on to bronze. Good for you! Perhaps some day you will manage to get a decent dial-up connection. Look to Armenia for a role model in this regard.
     
  21. Oct 11, 2007 #20

    wolram

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    I can not find Armenia, seems i can even loose a country.
     
  22. Oct 11, 2007 #21

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    Have you checked on the fridge, in the oven, or down the back of the sofa?

    The obvious places are usually the ones to check first :smile:

    Also, [pedant] it's lose -- sorry, that's one of my pet hates. I thought you were English wolram :mad: <--- that's me, I should loosen my collar :tongue: [/pedant]
     
  23. Oct 11, 2007 #22

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    I have had it from very high authority that i may be instrumental in changing the English language. LOL

    And yes i have looked in all the obvious places.
     
  24. Oct 11, 2007 #23

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    In 1966, the US http://www.haverford.edu/math/colloquium/Stromquist.htm [Broken] in the Mediterranean Sea and later managed to find it under the couch using techniques of Bayesian Probability. I'd suggest the same technique for finding your lost shoes, or, perhaps, a Monte Carlo simulation or Random Search Formula. Or maybe they found it near Palomares, Spain, I can't remember which.

    This article also explains how to find lost objects, but reading the article will probably cost more than the shoes are worth. Of course, the theories can be applied to other objects and very effective, especially if the object is under the couch.

    This article teaches more primitive methods of finding lost objects. It's not as fun, and not nearly as effective, but usually works if the object is under the couch.

    In the future, I'd consider installing a GPS locator and transmitter in the heels of your shoes. Of course, you might arrive at your destination barefoot if you try to travel by air wearing them.
     
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  25. Oct 11, 2007 #24

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    Bob, i am nearly all ways barefoot, and as for them fancy finding things, hmmm.
     
  26. Oct 11, 2007 #25

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    I once found my teakettle in the fridge and a carton of milk in the cupboard.

    Didn't you find a missing slipper under a night stand or low table?
     
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