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by airplanespaceship3
Fri May 15, 2009 6:59 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: You might be a physics major if...
Replies: 540
Views: 63081

Re: You might be a physics major if...

...you can't go a sentence without saying "basically" when explaining anything.
by airplanespaceship3
Sun May 10, 2009 4:01 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What if the Second Law could be violated?
Replies: 49
Views: 4097

Re: What if the Second Law could be violated?

I recently had a physics problem about how much total energy is locked away in the irretrievable form of heat in the oceans, atmosphere, and upper 10km of crust. Turns out, if you could violate the 2nd law, you'd be able to meet modern civilization's power needs for millions of years off that ambien...
by airplanespaceship3
Fri May 01, 2009 2:15 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Old capitalization rules
Replies: 29
Views: 5105

Re: Old capitalization rules

When I read SENTENCES like that, it makes the whiole WORD sound like SHOUTING in my MIND. It is very DISCONCERTING. Along those Lines, every Time I see a Word with a capital Letter in front, my Mind places an Emphasis on that capitalized Word. However, I would not go so far as to find such Emphasis...
by airplanespaceship3
Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What if the Second Law could be violated?
Replies: 49
Views: 4097

Re: What if the Second Law could be violated?

Non-conservation of energy is a fundamental problem. It is the cornerstone upon which all of science rests. You could not overturn this principle without simultaneously overturning all of modern science. Isn't Conservation of Energy the 1st Law? I agree violating *that* would result in significant ...
by airplanespaceship3
Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:12 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What if the Second Law could be violated?
Replies: 49
Views: 4097

Re: What if the Second Law could be violated?

No, I'm not foolish enough to think such a device could really exists in our universe. :P (DISCLAIMER: The following is not meant with any disrespect, just raising a philosophical question.) A thousand years ago, would you not have been foolish enough to think that a hundred tons of metal could fly...
by airplanespaceship3
Sun Apr 26, 2009 10:19 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: What kind of voice do you hear in your head when you read?
Replies: 119
Views: 19264

Re: What kind of voice do you hear in your head when you read?

When thinking or reading I tend to hear a more animated version of my actual voice. For a book, I'm the narrator and each character gets his own voice. I may occasionally (by accident or reflex) superimpose my own voice onto the protagonist (assuming a male protagonist). It really comes out to a cin...
by airplanespaceship3
Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Age problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1886

Re: Age problem

Bob died at the tender age of 25. ;_'
I guess his grandfather has better life support systems. @_@
by airplanespaceship3
Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 26079
Views: 2476183

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Granted, but they're all Magikarps.
I wish for a dollar.
by airplanespaceship3
Sun Apr 26, 2009 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ban the person above you
Replies: 20286
Views: 1194939

Re: Ban the person above you

Banned for apathy.
by airplanespaceship3
Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: 18-25 yo males, please look here.
Replies: 29
Views: 5250

Re: 18-25 yo males, please look here.

I am making a survey for a school project and I need a little information on eating habits If you are 18-25 years old, male and are not living with your parents please tell the following: - What you ate for dinner yesterday - When was the last time you ate junkfood - When was the last time yo ate a...
by airplanespaceship3
Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:39 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What is your favourite animal to eat?
Replies: 95
Views: 11572

Re: What is your favourite animal to eat?

Thanks to the pig we have bacon, pulled pork, SPAM, ham, 1/3 of the hot dog and pepperoni, and BBQ pork kebabs. :P
by airplanespaceship3
Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:31 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Most Overrated Artists/Songs
Replies: 241
Views: 33459

Re: Most Overrated Artists/Songs

EKeric13 wrote:This is just a backlash effect since Mozart is just SO well known.

While I agree with you that only liking 3 of his pieces is a bit extreme, ^that is basically what is meant by "overrated".
by airplanespaceship3
Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Classical music and covers
Replies: 5
Views: 831

Re: Classical music and covers

Do you think that it's because classical music is more difficult to compose? Initially this sounds logical, but realistically it isn't that much harder to compose classical music than it is popular music when you are a professional musician in either fields. The majority of great classical music us...
by airplanespaceship3
Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Classical Music Dying?
Replies: 106
Views: 10289

Re: Classical Music Dying?

When was the last time you heard an orchestra perform a piece written in the year you heard it? When was the last time you saw a major symphony perform a season playing only the works of living composers? Along these lines, I think what makes classical music dying (if not dead) is the fact that the...
by airplanespaceship3
Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Most Overrated Artists/Songs
Replies: 241
Views: 33459

Re: Most Overrated Artists/Songs

I don't mean to offend anyone, but really now, Mozart. He seems to be the go-to name to epitomize the Western classical music tradition. His stuff, while very much "classical", tends not to be as interesting as one is led to believe. Not that he isn't great, just not *that* great, I don't ...
by airplanespaceship3
Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Didn't do the research?
Replies: 5
Views: 978

Re: Didn't do the research?

Certhas wrote:Aristotle wasn't an idiot, but he didn't do his research in the sense of thorough experimental verification of what he was talking about.


Ok, thanks. That's the impression I was under.
by airplanespaceship3
Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:58 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Didn't do the research?
Replies: 5
Views: 978

Didn't do the research?

I've heard often about how Aristotle thought a heavier object falls faster than a lighter object. Today, this idea is looked upon (rightfully so) as really, really dumb. As silly as this sounds, could it have actually been empirically observed? Isn't terminal velocity related to the mass of an objec...
by airplanespaceship3
Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:03 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Perfect Moments In Music
Replies: 396
Views: 201863

Re: Perfect Moments In Music

Perfect Moments in Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue in c Minor (BWV582); the Neapolitan chord a little less than halfway into the Passacaglia sends chills up my spine. "St. Anne" Prelude and Fugue in E-flat Major (BWV552); the chromatic motif towards the second half of the Prelude is epic. The ...

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