's Athenaeum (an exclusive club for profs), the Ath on CMC is open to all students. Give them your meal card number (http://www.mckenna.edu/mmca
) a couple of days in advance, and you get a tasty dinner with some sort of after-dinner speaker.
The most important thing to know about the Ath is the Ath Code. The Ath Code is a function which maps from the orientation of your coffee cup and saucer relative to the table and each other to the after-dinner hot beverage you will recieve.
Current known elements of the Ath Code domain (with corresponding beverages):
- Cup right-side up, saucer on top of cup: hot chocolate.
- Cup right-side up, on top of saucer: coffee.
- Cup sideways, on top of saucer: tea
- Cup upside-down, on top of saucer: nothing
The existance of other valid configurations is hypothesized, but not confirmed.
- Couldn't this simply be determined experimentally? As in, get a bunch of people to try a bunch of configurations, and see what each gets?