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by QwertyKey
Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:42 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: public misconceptions
Replies: 1073
Views: 141848

Re: public misconceptions

Usually the "physics doesn't make logical sense" really means "physics doesn't make intuitive sense". Things like relativity are certainly non-intuitive because the things it deals with are almost unnoticeable in everyday life. Not only is some physics unnoticeable, it deals wit...
by QwertyKey
Mon Mar 01, 2010 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2870
Views: 657013

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

By the way, you did not answer the question regarding the black hole. I knew I read about it somewhere, and the answer lies: http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physics/Relativity/BlackHoles/black_fast.html "The answer is that a black hole does not form. ... blah blah blah... It is actually quite dif...
by QwertyKey
Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:36 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: public misconceptions
Replies: 1073
Views: 141848

Re: public misconceptions

That travelling faster than light is just an engineering problem. "But we broke the sound barrier so..." And yes, it's amazing how many people don't believe there's gravity in space :? [/size] Why is there 'gravity' in space? Under what circumstances does gravity in space matter? Black ho...
by QwertyKey
Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:11 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2870
Views: 657013

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

I know this exact question has been asked before, but my googlefu + lazyness do not mix well to get answers. I also read last 5 pages of this thread and both black hole threads which do not answer this "I know I have seen it before!" question The -> means 'goes to' or 'approaches' or the m...
by QwertyKey
Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:06 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Too many scientists?
Replies: 79
Views: 10913

Re: Too many scientists?

Assume a... I especially love the first line. The situation seems gloomy, though I guess that is not new. As a scientist-wanna-be, I still say I am sticking to science. Anyway, in my country there are too many smart people(in all sectors/industries excluding manual labour/ maid or cleaner) already,...
by QwertyKey
Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2870
Views: 657013

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

If you are a source of gravitational disturbances inside the horizon, you cannot send signals across it. It is exactly analagous to e&m waves. But a black hole does in effect send out a signal. Consider the gravity as just a carrier wave. I'm suggesting it can be modulated. Since it's not EM in...
by QwertyKey
Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hitler Game
Replies: 193
Views: 29407

Re: Hitler Game

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkmen_PrimeGrid_National_Team 1: Turkmenistan (A country I never knew existed) 2: Soviet Union 3: World War II 4: Adolf Hitler SNIP Now for a real challenge: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Come_Home_Year Are category clicks allowed? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Come_Home...
by QwertyKey
Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Pick a number between 1 and 100
Replies: 74
Views: 6866

Re: Pick a number between 1 and 100

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Doesn't this belong more to Forum Games?
by QwertyKey
Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why isn't the universe uniform?
Replies: 38
Views: 2716

Re: Why isn't the universe uniform?

Jack21222 wrote:
Diadem wrote:Actually, the universe IS uniform on big enough scales.


No it isn't. It's close, but not quite.


I wonder what Diadem means by scales.

Perhaps if you have a universe on a big enough scale, then quantum randomisation can be neglected?
by QwertyKey
Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:00 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Are we getting carried away with the "emo" thing?
Replies: 35
Views: 3782

Re: Are we getting carried away with the "emo" thing?

... There's also a fair bit of attention-whoring and pity-mongering to be mixed in. This is what most people are actually annoyed with, I suppose. Those who play the nihilist card to summon attention and emotion from others really get the hammer, and so now this notion's spread in a most uncontroll...
by QwertyKey
Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 87337
Views: 6263153

Re: Count to a Million

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"This" is simply not "that."
by QwertyKey
Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:23 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hit the person above you with a random object!
Replies: 1656
Views: 107721

Re: Hit the person above you with a random object!

*Telekinetically hits kaimason1 with clouds*
by QwertyKey
Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY
Replies: 741
Views: 315356

Re: HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY

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by QwertyKey
Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90052
Views: 8157763

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

NecklaceOfShadow wrote:It feels weird citing an xkcd comic in a Philosophy essay...


It IS weird :P
by QwertyKey
Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:24 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY
Replies: 741
Views: 315356

Re: HARDCORE PORNOGRAPHY

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by QwertyKey
Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:49 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2870
Views: 657013

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

Thank you so much for clarifying so many of my doubts. As far as I know, there is no such thing in reality as an inertial frame of reference? (Among a multitude of other things in reality that limit our accuracy...sigh) I'm not sure what you mean by this. There is no single absolute reference frame,...
by QwertyKey
Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:17 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 87337
Views: 6263153

Re: Count to a Million

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by QwertyKey
Wed Feb 03, 2010 10:16 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Hit the person above you with a random object!
Replies: 1656
Views: 107721

Re: Hit the person above you with a random object!

*Hits Bulvox with a Space Elevator*
by QwertyKey
Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90052
Views: 8157763

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

Don't get me started on firefox spell-check. It doesn't recognise the british (i.e. correct) spellings of many, many words. Yes, firefox, I said recognise. Not 'recognize'. Now I'm going to go and colour in some aluminium. Why would the British spelling be the correct way to spell any word? Is it r...
by QwertyKey
Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:09 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2870
Views: 657013

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

Hello all. I still have problems understanding relativity, though I guess that is quite normal. To start, I have some yes/no and either A or B questions. As far as I know, there is no such thing in reality as an inertial frame of reference? (Among a multitude of other things in reality that limit ou...
by QwertyKey
Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 1000 Blank White Posts
Replies: 383
Views: 20690

Re: 1000 Blank White Posts

by QwertyKey
Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:18 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Misquote the person above you.
Replies: 4764
Views: 317920

Re: Misquote the person above you.

ekzrated wrote:
existential_elevator wrote:Make mine Marvel!


Marvel got bankrupt.


The cat in the bag is OUT! :|
by QwertyKey
Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Corrupt-a-wish
Replies: 25832
Views: 2164593

Re: Corrupt-a-wish

Unfortunately the 'right thing' causes you to lose your "King" title, and you die of depression.

I wish life was good.
by QwertyKey
Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ban the person above you
Replies: 20271
Views: 1058081

Re: Ban the person above you

Banned for not using the Force to change said sig.
by QwertyKey
Wed Sep 09, 2009 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: End of the Universe Poll
Replies: 42
Views: 3232

Re: End of the Universe Poll

Sorry, but it troubles me... Is the 4th option "Something no human has thought of?" Unlogical should be non-logical(No logic or simply not logical) or illogical(poor logic or bad logic) On-topic: You also have to define the 'End' of the universe. Does the universe end if there is no univer...
by QwertyKey
Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90052
Views: 8157763

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

I thought of a goal in life to have and only came up with a word: Death

I wonder why. :(
by QwertyKey
Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Simple Question = Silly Answer
Replies: 4335
Views: 260225

Re: Simple Question = Silly Answer

Hot enough to glow red.

Why does Ohm Law suck?
by QwertyKey
Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90052
Views: 8157763

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

I would want to convey my message, yet I'm avoiding to sound out of character.

Yeah, sounding out of character for myself, not that I really understand what others think of me :|
by QwertyKey
Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)
Replies: 1947
Views: 216969

Re: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)

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by QwertyKey
Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Ban the person above you
Replies: 20271
Views: 1058081

Re: Ban the person above you

Banned for being Nitrogenous Waste! (No offence m'kay? :P )
by QwertyKey
Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:53 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Childhood (not so) crackpot theories
Replies: 432
Views: 50891

Re: Childhood (not so) crackpot theories

I just remembered this today, I had this idea of powering cities using lightning electricity using gigantic batteries(With no knowledge of electricity at the time).

Looking back, it sounds not just dumb but ridiculous :D
by QwertyKey
Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Fortunately/Unfortunately
Replies: 61
Views: 3915

Re: Fortunately/Unfortunately

Fortunately, all of the comedy directors quit due to a new rumour.
by QwertyKey
Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Misquote the person above you.
Replies: 4764
Views: 317920

Re: Misquote the person above you.

ekzrated wrote:
mieulium wrote:This is my ship. The Nautilus.


Well my ship is the Flying Dutchman!


What's with ship pride here?
by QwertyKey
Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:15 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: T.A.G.
Replies: 155
Views: 9366

Re: T.A.G.

lkjyfg

Live Kangaroo Jumps Yearly For Good

(Post writing: Sounds like a news article LOL)

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by QwertyKey
Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)
Replies: 1947
Views: 216969

Re: Random bitstream! (000zerozero000000zero)

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by QwertyKey
Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 1000 Blank White Posts
Replies: 383
Views: 20690

Re: 1000 Blank White Posts

by QwertyKey
Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Simple Question = Silly Answer
Replies: 4335
Views: 260225

Re: Simple Question = Silly Answer

Clearly, 26 times.

Why are there n-th dimensions for mathematicians, aren't 3(spatial) dimensions enough?
by QwertyKey
Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 87337
Views: 6263153

Re: Count to a Million

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by QwertyKey
Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:01 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Instance of consciousness: A series of thought experiments
Replies: 65
Views: 9568

Re: Instance of consciousness: A series of thought experiments

They aren't connected. What I was trying to ask was: "Which one are you ?" When you look at your "twin" do you get punched or are you seeing your twin get punched? By what arbitrary means are you in that specific body thinking your thoughts, instead of in the other body thinking...
by QwertyKey
Sun Aug 30, 2009 4:53 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What is in Your Clipboard?
Replies: 3630
Views: 554793

Re: What is in Your Clipboard?

The Outstanding Public Debt as of 30 Aug 2009 at 04:51:56 PM GMT is:
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