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by nopacman
Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Over 1000 planets found, some Earth-sized, in habitable zone
Replies: 53
Views: 5359

Re: Over 1000 planets found, some Earth-sized, in habitable

Pretty nice. As they are basically looking at the dimming of the stars, maybe they could also check if the stars that dimmed but don't seem to have planets did so in a syncroniced fashion. As in an object passing in front of the images.
by nopacman
Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Kilogram losing weight...
Replies: 70
Views: 7860

Re: Kilogram losing weight...

Easy. Either it's about nuclear decay or lifeforms from other dimensions are eating it, in account of this lump of mass being tastier than others. I trust the latter.
by nopacman
Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:51 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Britain increases tuition, met with violent protests
Replies: 148
Views: 11067

Re: Britain increases tuition, met with violent protests

I believe there are a lot of places to look for money at than into student's wallets. But it is obvious why they (politicians) don't (stop wasting money/raise taxes on richier people/stop submerged economies/moral,righteous thing to do). So I'm not going to bother ellaborating. It just nauseates me....
by nopacman
Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: UV in the bedroom.
Replies: 3
Views: 946

Re: UV in the bedroom.

On the bright side, UV radiation helps for a bacterial-clean environment.
by nopacman
Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90038
Views: 8017599

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

A ninja happened to pass and kill everyone, but he is so awesome at it you don't even know yet.
by nopacman
Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: LHC generates a 'mini-Big Bang'
Replies: 21
Views: 3515

Re: LHC generates a 'mini-Big Bang'

I think in the science forum the thread had a post that described the beam as like being hit by a mosquito travelling at the speed of a truck [50-70mph?]. That if you put your hand in the beam, it might get warm/hot. But it's the tiny pin prick and radiation you would suffer the most from. Not the ...
by nopacman
Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cyborg Stuff
Replies: 123
Views: 9907

Re: Cyborg Stuff

SlyReaper wrote:Exactly what mechanism do you imagine a person could use to hack prosthetic body parts? It's not like your bionic arm will have Internet access.

Yeah, because before the internet my computer couldn't have viruses.
EDIT: Firmware.
by nopacman
Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Cyborg Stuff
Replies: 123
Views: 9907

Re: Cyborg Stuff

All cool and nice, but what stops the companies making the devices from toying with the customers of all this technology? Like, subliminal messages on your hi-def contact lenses, stimulating your appetite in the presence of certain brands with your super-cool head implant, making your super-speed ar...
by nopacman
Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90038
Views: 8017599

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

I just realized that if the many universes theory is correct, there is a universe where I have slept with both Famke Janssen and Jennifer Connelly on the same day. Pi is an infinite, non repeating number with no pattern. All number sequences possible exist within Pi. Digitized data is nothing but a...
by nopacman
Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You are the last person left on earth. What do you do?
Replies: 256
Views: 43072

Re: You are the last person left on earth. What do you do?

Yes, we are all dead. If you see anything, it was just a bot. Like me.
I put forward the neccesity to have a website where it tells if all the people on earth have died in the event of the totally plausible scenario in this topic. Maybe i haven't searched enought.
by nopacman
Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You are the last person left on earth. What do you do?
Replies: 256
Views: 43072

Re: You are the last person left on earth. What do you do?

The first thing I thought of: Laugh maniacally, sit and enjoy the silence of humanity crumbling into dust. Then I realiced I would have to know for sure before that. Then I put myself in situation. And after some time I ended up with this awful looking text that i dont really want to delete after al...
by nopacman
Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0809: "Los Alamos"
Replies: 181
Views: 43351

Re: 0809: Los Alamos

I do not want the tread to have another go at war, but dropping the A-bombs on people after succesfully making them was, like, TOTALLY necessary, right? And of course, doing doomsday calculations is awesome. Makes you feel powerful, right? Having the future of mankind on your hands it's cool, yeah? ...
by nopacman
Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90038
Views: 8017599

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Oh. My. God. Ever tried teaching basic stoichiometry to an adult (studying Teaching grad. on university, lives on her own)? The underlying problem: she doesn't remember how to do a rule of three. The worse problem: I couldn't teach her how to. After two hours of trying, i gave up. How difficult is t...
by nopacman
Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:03 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: That's what a bubble means
Replies: 65
Views: 5419

Re: That's what a bubble means

From my point of view, there is the possibility of a bubble every time someone has something they can't put directly to use in the event they can't trade it for another thing.
by nopacman
Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90038
Views: 8017599

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Neutrinos: you can run, but you can't hide from them.
by nopacman
Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: US deficit: 1.3 trillion
Replies: 86
Views: 7035

Re: US deficit: 1.3 trillion

Har, someone needs some akumetsin'
by nopacman
Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90038
Views: 8017599

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

nani?
by nopacman
Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UN extraterrestrial ambassador
Replies: 48
Views: 4809

Re: UN extraterrestrial ambassador

...and this is what happens when you listen to journalists.-.-
by nopacman
Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In a Computer Worm, a Possible Biblical Clue
Replies: 18
Views: 2699

Re: In a Computer Worm, a Possible Biblical Clue

so why would anyone want this virus to get this much attention?
by nopacman
Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: First possible habitable planet found
Replies: 109
Views: 8716

Re: First possible habitable planet found

I wonder what the wind speed would be like in there. edit for anti rerepost: yes, i was assuming the existence of an atmosphere. also, cool mumbo-jumbo on professor Steven Vogt's webpage: http://www.ucolick.org/~vogt/ even drawings! also, one must take centripetal acceleration into account when calc...
by nopacman
Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:35 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90038
Views: 8017599

Re: Momentary/Meandering/Meditations (Random like the plague

Some hours ago I was on the train from the university, and then a rainbow catched my eye. The thing is that it looked completely vertical (a Mushishi chapter came into my memory, inspiring awe on me). After that I discovered it was not totally vertical, it was just a short segment. Then I remembered...
by nopacman
Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:21 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UN extraterrestrial ambassador
Replies: 48
Views: 4809

Re: UN extraterrestrial ambassador

Sorry, I just put the first link i got from google.
by nopacman
Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: UN extraterrestrial ambassador
Replies: 48
Views: 4809

UN extraterrestrial ambassador

Just knew about this on a local newspaper, wtf? link to the report in english: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/un-to-appoint-earth-contact-for-aliens/story-e6frfku0-1225929498742 THE United Nations was set today to appoint an obscure Malaysian astrophysicist to act as EarthÂ’s first contact for ...
by nopacman
Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90038
Views: 8017599

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

What if in reality Sthephen Hawking is just a puppet of his wheelchair's computer?
by nopacman
Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Explosion reported on oil rig in Gulf of Mexico
Replies: 20
Views: 2552

Re: Explosion reported on oil rig in Gulf of Mexico

Some of us would say it has already collapsed.
by nopacman
Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Radioactive decay rates not constant
Replies: 42
Views: 6201

Re: Radioactive decay rates not constant

Hah, nice. Aren't the neutrinos detected by using radioactive isotopes already? Or was it that when hitting a certain molecule it would change it into a radioactive one, then decaying? It's funny, I've got an Quantum Physics exam this afternoon, but my source is a book from Asimov (Sun shines bright...
by nopacman
Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:20 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Fixed stellar map. Help anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 2152

Re: Fixed stellar map. Help anyone?

Ouch, Velifer, your idea is so good i hate myself for not having thought of it. I think we'll be using just that, with a simple drawing of the constellations on the floor, taking the post as the position of Polaris. PM 2 ring, totally yes. And we'll be marking the solstices, too. I just have to figu...
by nopacman
Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:18 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Fixed stellar map. Help anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 2152

Fixed stellar map. Help anyone?

Hi there, we're going to build a public astronomical 'observatory' (uh, did i say it right?) in my village. Nothing fancy, just a concrete flooring on the top of a hill. And to help random uneducated people (villagers) to know where to look at, we were thinking about engraving some kind of stellar p...
by nopacman
Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:55 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The best way for an individual to do good.
Replies: 33
Views: 4524

Re: The best way for an individual to do good.

Interesting. I do believe the most charitable thing you can do for an individual is to make them curious about everything. Get them to think for themselves. That's the first step. After that, they're mostly uncontrollable. I write this whilst on vacation, sitting comfortably in a terrace in Malta, s...
by nopacman
Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: List: Mexican Electrion Campaign Killings
Replies: 20
Views: 2675

Re: List: Mexican Electrion Campaign Killings

As a citizen of a first world country I demand such unsettling matters to be hidden from me. We need more lolcats on the news, I say.
by nopacman
Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Italian scientists charged with manslaughter...guess why?
Replies: 45
Views: 7194

Re: Italian scientists charged with manslaughter...guess why

I demand the beheading of those scientists and suggest to create a committee for the search and punisment of all those other scientist who failed to prevent us from any kind of natural disaster. An 'inquisitive' one.
by nopacman
Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:41 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: $250 Million in swine flu vaccines thrown away.
Replies: 15
Views: 1807

Re: $250 Million in swine flu vaccines thrown away.

Yeah, and it's not like we have thrown the money. We put it in the hands of the pharmaceutical companies. That must account for something, I'm sure. Hah.
by nopacman
Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 1 W laser pointer hits the market.
Replies: 228
Views: 56519

Re: 1 W laser pointer hits the market.

Weeell, this sure looks interesting. I just had my optics final exam two weeks ago, so i'll try and get some data conclusions for you guys. For the fun of it. And to be scolded for my bad grammar and/or wrong calculations. So, P=1W, lambda=445nm monochromatic, i suppose. If the output hole is circul...
by nopacman
Thu May 27, 2010 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Quantum Teleportation over 10-miles
Replies: 31
Views: 3653

Re: Quantum Teleportation over 10-miles

Well, I think the quantum eraser experiment is related to this, and provides quite an example.
http://grad.physics.sunysb.edu/~amarch/
by nopacman
Thu May 27, 2010 10:34 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Your Life Goals
Replies: 72
Views: 6237

Re: Your Life Goals

I plan on becoming immortal and to adquire as much knowledge as i can in the remaining lifespan of the universe. Maybe I'll eradicate humankind in the process, just for entertainment. All through nanoscience!!! (working on it atm, getting a degree on physics. I you (humans) are still here in like, 8...
by nopacman
Tue May 25, 2010 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What have you broken in the lab?
Replies: 48
Views: 6770

Re: What have you broken in the lab?

-One glass stirrer (or whatever) on chem lab -A transformer (nothing interesting, just an 240AC-150DC) two weeks ago, by surpassing the max. amperage in like 500%, with the supervision of my lab teacher. Plus, it was connected to two Helmholtz coils that coupled with the frequency (50 Hz). Fortunate...
by nopacman
Tue May 25, 2010 7:46 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: A question regarding synchrotron lightsources.
Replies: 8
Views: 2394

Re: A question regarding synchrotron lightsources.

Yeah, they had some issues with the LHC, listed on wikipedia. In one of those the beam got out of control and escaped cutting some meters of tube. This last part isn't included on Wiki, but that's what the director-of-something of the LHC said in a speech here on my univ. Also, when they lost the 6 ...
by nopacman
Tue May 04, 2010 12:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Spanish senate to debate on five languages
Replies: 14
Views: 1944

Re: Spanish senate to debate on five languages

Well i'm spanish and i'd like to share that it seems to me like a continuous waste on money and time. It has been working -hah- without translators all the time, why should they change that now?
Also, i do think Pajin is a clown.

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