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by Cryopyre
Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:58 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Playing God's Advocate
Replies: 149
Views: 13565

Re: Playing God's Advocate

The biggest problem I have with religion vs. science is that religion fosters preconceptions while science works best when you abandon all (well, most save foundationalism) preconceptions.
by Cryopyre
Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:42 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why not colonize Ceres?
Replies: 228
Views: 41769

Re: Why not colonize Ceres?

Antarctica is infinitely more habitable than any other body in the solar system, and the Moon is about the only place after that where it makes any real sense to try and set up a colony at this point. If you want to land a lot of stuff on the surface, it's cheaper to go to Mars than the Moon, becau...
by Cryopyre
Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:44 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: I want to learn particle and quantum physics.
Replies: 30
Views: 4673

Re: I want to learn particle and quantum physics.

Well he's not looking to learn the newest breakthroughs nor string theory or any of the other hosts of hypotheses surrounding cosmology. He needs to get and understanding of QM and GR first.
by Cryopyre
Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:41 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: "Homeopathy with Dr. Werner"
Replies: 46
Views: 6995

Re: "Homeopathy with Dr. Werner"

This made me cry. No laughter, just tears of sadness as two major physicist and relativity was defiled by this new age hippie.
by Cryopyre
Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why not colonize Ceres?
Replies: 228
Views: 41769

Re: Why not colonize Ceres?

There are better materials on the moon than on Mars, and I'm not as concerned about landing, hopefully it will pay off as a launchpad for further colonization. And it is worth remembering that distance is not a negligible factor. We can make the trip to the moon in under 3 days now, so the supplies ...
by Cryopyre
Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:33 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why not colonize Ceres?
Replies: 228
Views: 41769

Re: Why not colonize Ceres?

I'm gonna have to disagree with you. The moon is close, rife with materials and sunlight, and it's got less gravity. The less the better, because it will be the launchpad of space exploration.
by Cryopyre
Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: I want to learn particle and quantum physics.
Replies: 30
Views: 4673

Re: I want to learn particle and quantum physics.

Brian Greene, say what you want about his furious knitting, but his books will give you a good understanding of relativity and QM prior to introducing string theory.
by Cryopyre
Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why not colonize Ceres?
Replies: 228
Views: 41769

Re: Why not colonize Ceres?

I like the idea of building an observatory on the moon, no atmosphere, readily available materials (metal, plenty of silicate). I think a moon base is feasible and a good place to start in future colonization efforts. Hell if it got off the ground, I'd go as a working hand (and there'd be plenty of ...
by Cryopyre
Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:34 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why not colonize Ceres?
Replies: 228
Views: 41769

Re: Why not colonize Ceres?

I think Ceres may be small enough that sufficient human habitation would heat it up, then it becomes a matter of losing heat rather than gaining it. Better situation though, in my honest opinion. Still, Ceres is so damn far away, if we're going to start somewhere, I reccommend the moon. It's way clo...
by Cryopyre
Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: subtidal forces
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Re: subtidal forces

So if I may, the tidal force is the difference of the gravitational force across a body, and this "sub-tidal" force is the difference of the tidal force across the body. Does this mean instead of being elliptical, a tidally affected body would become egg-shaped when deformed?
by Cryopyre
Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:21 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0655: "Climbing"
Replies: 63
Views: 14597

Re: "Climbing" discussion

I don't get it, how is she not falling. Even if she was restraining herself in some manner with invisible cables her hair should be falling forward.

This comic makes no sense.
by Cryopyre
Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:26 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0638: "The Search"
Replies: 139
Views: 34829

Re: "The Search" Discussion

This is one of the first comics in a while that made me think. Thank you xkcd, this was genius.
by Cryopyre
Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: You knew It Was Wrong But You Did It Anyways!
Replies: 20
Views: 2115

Re: You knew It Was Wrong But You Did It Anyways!

Maybe he's a spam bot, making canned topics, after the post limit is reached he runs off with ads about PENIS MIGHTIER!
by Cryopyre
Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0626: "Newton and Leibniz"
Replies: 213
Views: 58017

Re: "Newton and Leibniz" Discussion

Guys, CSI Miami joke.

It just seems like very few people are getting it, and I can finally be one of those people who do.

YAY!
by Cryopyre
Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: One year until fusion!
Replies: 17
Views: 1411

Re: One year until fusion!

No, you're wrong, it's going to be just like in Spiderman 2!
by Cryopyre
Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:12 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why is there no "center" of the universe?
Replies: 60
Views: 7900

Re: Why is there no "center" of the universe?

Heh, I laughed at anton's reply. The whole question reminded me of Douglas Adams talking about what dicks extradimensional beings are and how they are alive only because we can't fire missiles perpendicular to the universe.
by Cryopyre
Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:33 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Superconductor
Replies: 3
Views: 898

Superconductor

I need to contact, by e-mail, someone who knows their way around superconductors and has studied them or is familiar with making them. This is for a high school, senior-graduation project, and I could use help contacting a professional on the matter. I'm sorry to post this here, but I'm not very goo...
by Cryopyre
Tue Aug 18, 2009 6:17 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why is there no "center" of the universe?
Replies: 60
Views: 7900

Re: Why is there no "center" of the universe?

One sentence answer to OP's original question:

That point is perpendicular to reality.
by Cryopyre
Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:37 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Melting black rock?
Replies: 25
Views: 3068

Re: Melting black rock?

My dear xkcders, I may have your answer

look at the second "Awesome Act" http://www.cracked.com/article_17679_7- ... plain.html
by Cryopyre
Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: NASA's Constellation program just got REAL
Replies: 12
Views: 1442

Re: NASA's Constellation program just got REAL

Moon base I believe.
by Cryopyre
Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:56 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: TED Talk: Man Evolved from Aquatic Apes
Replies: 10
Views: 1761

Re: TED Talk: Man Evolved from Aquatic Apes

If the mods have no problem I'll link the talk since I'm sure my post limit is past the link threshold :) Aquatic Apes I'm not a biologist, and so I can't truly give an educated analysis, but she makes one hell of a point. The only thing I disagree with is her analysis of why we can speak, our voice...
by Cryopyre
Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:11 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Super long carbon nanotubes from Nanokites
Replies: 15
Views: 1523

Re: Super long carbon nanotubes from Nanokites

At our schools we have to do senior exit projects where we shadow someone, a friend of mine shadowed a nearby university. In the lab she got to help grow carbon nanotubes. Awesome huh?
by Cryopyre
Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:49 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: New NASA boss: Astronauts on Mars in his lifetime
Replies: 134
Views: 9419

Re: New NASA boss: Astronauts on Mars in his lifetime

We should not go to mars and build a space elevator instead. That would be neat-o. Personally I think the long term benefits of opening up space as a frontier is huge, but going to mars and the moon won't cut it, we need a cheap way of getting there. Besides, a product like the space elevator will s...
by Cryopyre
Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:53 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: TRANSPARENT ALUMINUM
Replies: 34
Views: 3481

Re: TRANSPARENT ALUMINUM

Wouldn't it just be better to, for instance, artificially align carbon atoms to make synthetic diamonds, and build with that? Last I checked, its the difference btwn using glass and using metal. one is brittle, one can deal with stresses a bit better. How much more/less brittle/vulnerable/whatever ...
by Cryopyre
Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: They're FInally Revolting--Robots Demand Freedom
Replies: 4
Views: 751

They're FInally Revolting--Robots Demand Freedom

Okay, not quite, but the article is hilarious
http://www.thelocal.se/19120.html
by Cryopyre
Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dark Energy is Just Lost Time
Replies: 27
Views: 3500

Dark Energy is Just Lost Time

http://breakingnews.ie/world/bizarre-th ... 41140.html

Very interesting, though I'm not a physics expert this does seem to answer a major problem with current scientific theories. If this is so, then it could make for a major pillar supporting string theory.
by Cryopyre
Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:33 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: TRANSPARENT ALUMINUM
Replies: 34
Views: 3481

Re: TRANSPARENT ALUMINUM

Wait, it's a solid plasma, essentially? That's... really weird. At atrociously high energy states, the properties of matter change subtly and new miracles become possible. The Plasma Accretion process is now dangerous and difficult to control, but its products will soon become commonplace in our so...
by Cryopyre
Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: AT&T censors internet
Replies: 57
Views: 13274

Re: AT&T censors internet

First comment: First they came for the pedophiles, and I said nothing, for I was not a pedophile. Awesome. :¡This cheese is burning me!: I burned my cheese heavily on that one. Or the cheese burned me... Anyways this is a bad idea, not just because it's censorship, but because they're messing with ...
by Cryopyre
Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:41 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Melting black rock?
Replies: 25
Views: 3068

Re: Melting black rock?

Grab a sample asap, I have to know what it is now, otherwise my life is not complete.

As for speculation, I have nothing to add in that arena.
by Cryopyre
Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Colloquial SI units
Replies: 33
Views: 5789

Re: Colloquial SI units

This idea is genius because I would say his reasoning is sound. We need colloquial terms for the SI units. I will start using them when I can, and when people ask me what I mean act like they should have known all along to expedite the process of the terms entering society. It's also fun to make up ...
by Cryopyre
Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Anyone remember the Mechwarrior games? Well guess what...
Replies: 42
Views: 6728

Re: Anyone remember the Mechwarrior games? Well guess what...

I can only remember one mechwarrior game, and it was on an old computer. Something about a Jade-something clan and a Wolf clan.

Can someone fill in the universe for me?
by Cryopyre
Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:27 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Does Phoenix deserve to be a poor movie location
Replies: 18
Views: 3389

Re: Does Phoenix deserve to be a poor movie location

haha, I read that book.

As an Arizona resident, all I can attribute to AZ are fields of retirement homes, that's about it.
by Cryopyre
Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Dawkins backing summer camp for atheists
Replies: 43
Views: 3611

Re: Dawkins backing summer camp for atheists

I really like the idea of a camp with no religious ties. I mean, seriously, we can't have a secular boyscouts.
by Cryopyre
Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:12 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ambulance pulled over while on way to hospital
Replies: 133
Views: 11931

Re: Ambulance pulled over while on way to hospital

I loled

I modded

for posting vacuous nonsense.

Don't do that.

~CM
by Cryopyre
Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Ambulance pulled over while on way to hospital
Replies: 133
Views: 11931

Re: Ambulance pulled over while on way to hospital

Smith recalled one incident he witnessed in which two handcuffed teenagers were lying face down on the sidewalk. Martin stood over one of the youngsters with his pistol aimed at the youth’s head.


Wow...
That asshat deserves whatever's coming to him.
by Cryopyre
Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:41 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Corny movie scenes, education & cultural background
Replies: 19
Views: 2034

Re: Corny movie scenes, education & cultural background

Lucrece wrote:The "You can achieve anything if you try hard enough!" movies. Especially the sport-themed ones.

I hate sports movies for the exact same reason, it's so formulaic and cheesy, and nothing interesting comes out of it.
by Cryopyre
Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Study claims owners misinterpret dogs' guilt
Replies: 28
Views: 1878

Re: Study claims dogs don't feel guilt

I agree with poxic, guilt is almost certainly an emotion felt by dogs and other social creatures.
by Cryopyre
Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:02 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Study claims owners misinterpret dogs' guilt
Replies: 28
Views: 1878

Re: Study claims dogs don't feel guilt

*She knows commands that she's conditioned to associate with actions. When I say "water" in combination with her name I run the faucet, pick up her bowl, dump the old water in the sink, and fill it up with a new glass of water, withholding it until she sits while I say "sit," th...
by Cryopyre
Sun Jun 21, 2009 12:07 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Boy hit by Meteorite
Replies: 22
Views: 2383

Re: Boy hit by Meteorite

Ralith The Third wrote:If it left a one foot gash in the concrete or asphalt, then it didn't bounce off his hand, it grazed his hand.

Or the air next to it did. A sensationalized story, but it didn't need to be, because this is still a damn unlikely occurrence.
by Cryopyre
Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Study claims owners misinterpret dogs' guilt
Replies: 28
Views: 1878

Re: Study claims dogs don't feel guilt

Yeah this makes the ridiculous assumption that dogs feel human feelings for human reasons. Stupid, stupid, stupid on so many levels.

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