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by uknowurright9
Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:57 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0988: "Tradition"
Replies: 175
Views: 61598

Re: 0988: "Tradition"

How come anyone thinks that we Baby Boomers actually like any of the crap that pop radio bludgeoned us with when payola-ridden AM radio was pretty much all you could listen to? This applies to all the said crap, not just Christmas music -- but the day after Thanksgiving, every store I enter bludgeo...
by uknowurright9
Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:32 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2870
Views: 657845

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

BlackSails wrote:Isnt the speed of light in vacuum also less than c, due to vacuum polarization?


I can't seem to see why this would be the case but it is an interesting idea.
by uknowurright9
Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2870
Views: 657845

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

Drift velocity is directly related to the speed of electricity but the electromagnetic force moves at the speed of light (in an ideal world with spherical chickens).
by uknowurright9
Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:32 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2870
Views: 657845

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

There are objects far enough away that their light will never reach Earth. However, this event horizon is farther out than the distance at which they're receding faster than light. I know this seems strange, but it's because expansion is accelerating. There's more information in the article about t...
by uknowurright9
Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:38 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: simple but entertaining puzzle
Replies: 1
Views: 1066

simple but entertaining puzzle

what should the next line be?

1
11
21
1211
111221
by uknowurright9
Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:32 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2870
Views: 657845

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

Just an interesting idea here: If space is constantly expanding, (which it is), and not just the edges but also the space between objects in the universe, is it possible that the calculations we have for the distance between celestial bodies such as galaxies and such could be erroneous based on the...
by uknowurright9
Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:14 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2870
Views: 657845

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

Just an interesting idea here: If space is constantly expanding, (which it is), and not just the edges but also the space between objects in the universe, is it possible that the calculations we have for the distance between celestial bodies such as galaxies and such could be erroneous based on the ...
by uknowurright9
Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:24 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How could this happen!?!?!
Replies: 46
Views: 4981

Re: How could this happen!?!?!

On the subject of the OP: I'm pretty sure thinking of space as a "thing" that is "moving" faster than light is erroneous. Space is just... space, not a thing that is moving. So, space can expand at an ever accelerating pace because the only thing changing is the distance between ...
by uknowurright9
Mon Mar 01, 2010 4:48 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: sea shell modelling
Replies: 2
Views: 591

Re: sea shell modelling

Yes, I realize this is an approximation but that is sort of the point, really.
by uknowurright9
Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:00 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: sea shell modelling
Replies: 2
Views: 591

sea shell modelling

I am working on modelling sea shells using the Maple program and I am having trouble figuring out how to add surface features such as spines, bumps, or ribs to the exterior of the shell. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated and does not need to be specified to this computer program. Thank...
by uknowurright9
Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:56 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Comical mistakes in your homework.
Replies: 144
Views: 15506

Re: Comical mistakes in your homework.

I was balancing an equation in AP chem last year and somehow ended up with an element on the product side that wasn't present in the reactants in any form whatsoever. Not only did I end up with this element apparently being "created" but I also managed to "destroy" an element tha...
by uknowurright9
Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:24 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Ranking: Best Songs Ever
Replies: 298
Views: 27828

Re: Ranking: Best Songs Ever

add The Times They Are A-Changin' - Bob Dylan
[+] the times they are a-changin - bob dylan
by uknowurright9
Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Arrow game
Replies: 3127
Views: 173952

Re: The Arrow game

^ is fairly accurate

< is hungry

v will get owned by velociraptors
by uknowurright9
Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Build an Arsenal
Replies: 175
Views: 13130

Re: Build an Arsenal

masher wrote:I've got a crowbar and a physics PhD.


you, my friend, are a winner
by uknowurright9
Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:31 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: ...In my pants
Replies: 228
Views: 25700

Re: ...In my pants

touch me in my pants wolves at night in my pants black dog in my pants taxman in my pants heart shaped box in my pants i want you to want me in my pants pour some sugar on me in my pants peace in my pants whos got a match in my pants now that youre home in my pants i could do this all day (in before...
by uknowurright9
Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:59 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Travel tips
Replies: 58
Views: 92804

Re: Travel tips

I've driven across the US (East to west and west to east!) about 12 times, and spent every spare cent I had during my upperclassmen years in college road tripping around the southwest. I'm missing Georgia, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine and Rhode Island from my US experience. Rhode Island is pro...
by uknowurright9
Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:45 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Worst song lyrics
Replies: 332
Views: 57410

Re: Worst song lyrics

nothing can possibly be dumber than: uno, dos, tres, catorce hello, hello, hola first of all... one, two, three, FOURTEEN?!?! yea nice counting there im gonna go with that being stupid second: hello, hello, hello (in a different language because using just one gets boring?) ok its a nice idea to use...
by uknowurright9
Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:39 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Awesome bands that nobody's heard of
Replies: 551
Views: 96516

Re: Awesome bands that nobody's heard of

Mellow Howard - local band in Providence, RI (i know them personally but i would like them if had somehow heard of them through other people) kick ass piano player, awesome vocalist, and solid bass player; no drums or guitar! its an awesome sound and i guarantee youll be impressed (look them up on m...
by uknowurright9
Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:26 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1014
Views: 253070

Re: Recommend one artist

BIFFY CLYRO because theyre awesome
by uknowurright9
Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:25 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Perfect Moments In Music
Replies: 396
Views: 186146

Re: Perfect Moments In Music

classical - the first 3 beats of rachmaninoff's prelude in c# minor OR the fading "mysterious" ending of the fantasie-impromptu by chopin other music - the fade in and out at the beginning and end of the end by the doors or jim morrison screaming WE WANT THE WORLD AND WE WANT IT NOW! in wh...
by uknowurright9
Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:19 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Songs with "Rain" in the title
Replies: 73
Views: 20693

Re: Songs with "Rain" in the title

zox - let the rain come down again
by uknowurright9
Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: how did it happen?
Replies: 78
Views: 14474

Re: how did it happen?

i would venture to say that the real answer is the only one that makes complete sense aside from him being at a drinking party in the middle of the field
by uknowurright9
Wed Mar 04, 2009 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Evolution of another intelligent species on Earth?
Replies: 42
Views: 4158

Re: Evolution of another intelligent species on Earth?

I think it is unlikely as long as humans are here simply because we will not allow another species to threaten ours for dominance. It seems we forget sometimes that we are part of the natural order so we can't really interfere with it. Whatever put everything else here put us here as well so we are ...
by uknowurright9
Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: how did it happen?
Replies: 78
Views: 14474

Re: how did it happen?

Well if you already know it then it's no fun for you. :P
by uknowurright9
Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:21 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: how did it happen?
Replies: 78
Views: 14474

how did it happen?

There is a naked man lying in a field holding a straw. How did he get there and what events led up to that? Ask me any question you want and I'll answer as long as it doesn't give it away... meaning don't ask, "how did he get there."
by uknowurright9
Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:17 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: 2 + 2 = 5
Replies: 175
Views: 53418

Re: 2 + 2 = 5

if 3 equaled 5 then we would be all set here :P

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