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by eSOANEM
Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2835
Views: 525629

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

This is what it means when people say a law of physic is Lorentz covariant. They mean that all parts of the equations transform in the same way so that all observers agree on suitably formulated predictions (like those gmalivuk talks about). Basically, the easiest way to get this is to formulate eve...
by eSOANEM
Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language fleeting thoughts
Replies: 37
Views: 6134

Re: Language fleeting thoughts

Felstaff wrote:Sometimes I find writing
Yllaer nac yllacinodehportsuob
Alter the meaning of
Hsirebbig gnitirw pu dne uoy os sgniht


Ftfy
by eSOANEM
Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is entanglement that surprising?
Replies: 27
Views: 4154

Re: Is entanglement that surprising?

Yeah, Newtonian physics really isn't that intuitive. Take a look at this video discussing some common misconceptions. In particular, Newton's first law is very counterintuitive if you haven't been successfully brainwashed educated and it took quite a lot of persuading for the scientific community to...
by eSOANEM
Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2835
Views: 525629

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

Pretty much. It's worth noting that people were well aware of this problem before Einstein though (even if it did take them a long time to properly identify the symmetries of Maxwell's equations) and that this is the main issue the luminferous æther was supposed to solve; it could act as a preferred...
by eSOANEM
Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28243
Views: 2281798

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Thanks, it took me 6 hours to get there but it was good. She's out of her bed now and sitting in a chair and they're talking about moving her out of high dependency into a general ward in the next few days which will be good. We were able to talk pretty well and she asked after my partner (who she h...
by eSOANEM
Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28243
Views: 2281798

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Two weeks ago, my grandparents were in a car crash; my granddad was relatively ok, spending a couple of nights in hospital with broken to s but then being discharged and moreorless being back to his usual self a few days later; my grandma was somewhat less so and had to be airlifted to a London hosp...
by eSOANEM
Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:45 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: "I know to X" - what part of grammar?
Replies: 5
Views: 1998

Re: "I know to X" - what part of grammar?

"to stay" is the infinitive; "how to stay alert" is a predicate.
by eSOANEM
Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 599
Views: 161810

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

In the UK the stress is usually initial with the <o> as a schwa.
by eSOANEM
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quantum Fluctuations questions
Replies: 21
Views: 4024

Re: Quantum Fluctuations questions

↶ Also it can be done rigorously by subtracting the Hadamard form from the two point function, rather than by subtracting the vacuum expectation value for the vacuum from the stress tensor. This is super helpful in curved space, where there is no unique vacuum! Curved space is the best. Ah fair eno...
by eSOANEM
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:13 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Quantum Fluctuations questions
Replies: 21
Views: 4024

Re: Quantum Fluctuations questions

Another potentially relevant point is that there are two alternative pictures of what goes on internally to a Feynman diagram both of which are valid but one of which is vastly more useful. Confusing those two pictures can lead to confusions along these lines. So, the usual (and more useful) picture...
by eSOANEM
Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1099
Views: 85741

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

I'm not sure parliamentary cotes are ever anonymous, it would make it impossible to hold MPs accountable which is necessary when you have a local representative.
by eSOANEM
Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:57 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1099
Views: 85741

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

There'd also be a lot of relieved breget-folks. Overall a bunch of people will be pissed off and a bunch of others will be pleased. Likewise if they vote to leave.

This issue is hugely divisive and so you're guaranteed to piss lots of people off whatever you do.
by eSOANEM
Thu Nov 03, 2016 10:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]
Replies: 1099
Views: 85741

Re: British EU referendum in June [update: Leave wins 52% - 48%, politics ensue]

I am exceedingly pleased by this news. Like you say, it will be appealed but I hope the supreme court will uphold the constitutional principle of parliamentary sovereignty. As for whether parliament would pass a vote for exit, the Tory majority is narrow and it's far from clear that there's a majori...
by eSOANEM
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:40 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 599
Views: 161810

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

I (an RP speakers) definitely have the merged and using the cut vowel. I'm surprised by a syllabic l there, I think I only have them in final (and definitely only unstressed) positions.
by eSOANEM
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:35 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89645
Views: 5621041

Re: Random natterings

↶ There is a building somewhere (I don't feel like googling right now) whose side is all glass (windows) and concave, and at the right time of day, it concentrates the sun's rays on the street. Cars parked there have been melted. Architecture fail. (Or architecture win, depending on which side you'...
by eSOANEM
Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:53 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28243
Views: 2281798

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

I had a similar issue when I bought new curtains for my room (because the ones in it weren't blackout); all the gliders for the rail were too tight to slide. Both looked about an inch in size so I'm guessing the rail was an inch and the new gliders were 2.5cm Luckily I hadn't packed the old curtain ...
by eSOANEM
Sat Oct 22, 2016 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I'm the Messiah.
Replies: 32
Views: 4181

Re: I'm the Messiah.

Koyaanisqatsi wrote:

I've come to save you all. I'll probably do it in a few months.


You're not the Messiah, you're a very naughty film
by eSOANEM
Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How serious is a 1st degree burn?
Replies: 15
Views: 2168

Re: How serious is a 1st degree burn?

Also, even relatively minor burns get be bad if they wrap around an appendage because the burnt skin is way tighter than it should be and can cut off blood flow.
by eSOANEM
Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:56 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28243
Views: 2281798

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

*capitalism*[/jazzhands]

But... you know... free market... something...

That's fucking ridiculous (even moreso than the other fucking ridiculous things).
by eSOANEM
Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89645
Views: 5621041

Re: Random natterings

Oooh, I thought it would be this video. Yeah, that's some trippy shit at the best of times.
by eSOANEM
Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89645
Views: 5621041

Re: Random natterings

The student union and (debating) union both use RON here (and some societies do too). They also use AV which you have to really in order for it to really have any effect (when it can be used to exclude specific candidates). We have occasionally had RON win (and have someone or several people represe...
by eSOANEM
Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28243
Views: 2281798

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Wouldn't it be pretty much impossible to do similarity checks if you only store the old passwords hashed (assuming a good hash function).
by eSOANEM
Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:41 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1929
Views: 340748

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

"to be" isn't a noun so definitely can't be an object. It can still form part of a predicate though. The two example predicates are: (To be) fixed (To be) more exciting One of these is a passive form of a verb and the other is just a copula; the primary verb in each predicate are different...
by eSOANEM
Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1929
Views: 340748

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

↶ [much word salad on my part] Can you just say exactly which words and phrases you're talking about? My point's basically that the verb "to be" in a passive form and the verb "to be" as an ordinary copula can't really be expected to behave the same and so the fact one can be el...
by eSOANEM
Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: BCE and CE.
Replies: 47
Views: 5467

Re: BCE and CE.

I like the Byzantine Anno Mundi system just for its shear factual incorrectness (not even because the earth is way older than that, but it's even got about 2000 years of translation errors). Plus, for dates before that epoch, we could use years before the world (Ante Mundi) which also has the initia...
by eSOANEM
Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1929
Views: 340748

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

I was at a talk by someone from the OED at a con I was at about words they added/are adding because they were suggested at that con in previous years and one of the examples they gave was "because [single word]" and your (Aiwendil's) analysis seems to be the one they use. informal Used to ...
by eSOANEM
Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:15 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: BCE and CE.
Replies: 47
Views: 5467

Re: BCE and CE.

Nah, the uncommon era should start going up the imaginary axis.
by eSOANEM
Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:10 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1929
Views: 340748

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

↶ I'm still not sure I buy that it's a copula, though. I meant the "be" being dropped in Eebster's example. I didn't mean to mean that needs was a copula hear. ↶ I might be misunderstanding you, but since the verb is in the passive voice, it doesn't have an object. As I understand it, &qu...
by eSOANEM
Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Annoying words, and Words You Hate
Replies: 1929
Views: 340748

Re: Annoying words, and Words You Hate

I'm not so sure it's analogous. In copper bezel's examples, the phrase is only applied to passive forms and so the (ellided) object of the verb is the subject of the modal leaving the verb without its own predicate, in your example, there's still a predicate (also, copulae are generally weird and ex...
by eSOANEM
Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 161
Views: 21123

Re: Steven Universe

I guessed this episode would be mostly about teaching kids the basics of mindfulness without them realising. I think that's the only one I've guessed.
by eSOANEM
Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3219
Views: 526239

Re: What were your dreams last night?

I think I was I some sort of museum of writing or somesuch and the guide told me that "if you could write, you could get any cooking job you want" at which point a head appeared upside down from the top of the screen and said "where are we?" or something at which point I woke up ...
by eSOANEM
Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why aren't many violent crimes committed via Uber drivers?
Replies: 21
Views: 3345

Re: Why aren't many violent crimes committed via Uber drivers?

Yeah, the crimes under has been linked to aren't violent crimes (so I suppose I overstated my case) because there's a bit too much of a paper trail and it's just strangers you could target. Its generally linked to things like harassment and stalking instead.
by eSOANEM
Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Why aren't many violent crimes committed via Uber drivers?
Replies: 21
Views: 3345

Re: Why aren't many violent crimes committed via Uber drivers?

I think your premise is false; there have been loads of stories of uber drivers committing crimes and/or harassing/stalking customers and this has been linked by many to the poor background checks they use.
by eSOANEM
Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13110
Views: 1099302

Re: Today I Learned

It's because the imbalance of the humours flows from your stomach to head.
by eSOANEM
Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Two simple tricks to month long subjects
Replies: 28
Views: 5770

Re: Two simple tricks to month long subjects

↶ The nutrition metaphor you've given makes no sense to me at all, I cannot tell what is going on in there. The second, you have to be careful that if mm^2 is x^2, m^2 is (1000x)^2. You have to do all the same work, but yes, you are free to use different letters. Also, this is basically just dimens...
by eSOANEM
Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3219
Views: 526239

Re: What were your dreams last night?

The Republican National Convention was still going on and, for some reason, it was now taking place near the beach during a heat wave. There were lots of people floating around in the sea and getting heat stroke so Bernie decided to hold a rally driving around the crowds on a jetski spraying the wat...
by eSOANEM
Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:03 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]
Replies: 321
Views: 103816

Re: English as She Is Spoke [English practice]

Sounds completely natural to me and definitely something I'd say (although I'm very fond of deliberately generalising non-productive morphology).
by eSOANEM
Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:51 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 380
Views: 29609

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

Hmm. I guess this is a british/us difference. We wouldn't say the numbers 1866, 1844, 1666, 1588 with the word hundred in them (as you say) but with a thousand there ("one thousand, eight hundred and sixty six"; "one thousand, eight hundred and forty four"; "one thousand, si...
by eSOANEM
Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:47 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 380
Views: 29609

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

The former. The latter form is due entirely to Arthur C Clarke and 2001; until that everyone said years in number pairs.
by eSOANEM
Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8159
Views: 991459

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I have a similar thing in my attraction to men. I'm not sure how related it is, but my datemate (who's also bi) has said before that they would probably not want to date a man even if they found one attractive because, by virtue of not have experienced gender-related oppression, there'd likely be a ...

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