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by arkady
Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Going to College
Replies: 21
Views: 3133

Re: Going to College

My University (UK college equivalent) has LOADS of help for people planning to start up a business.

I'd say go, if the one you go to is anything like mine.
by arkady
Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:43 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Interesting Covers
Replies: 249
Views: 26751

Re: Interesting Covers

So a few Muse covers have been mentioned, but what about their version of Can't Take My Eyes Off You ? (orig. Frankie Valli). A punk rock band where I lived did a cover of Barbie Girl . That was something to see! While we're on the topic of punk covers (kinda), Greenday do a great version of Queen's...
by arkady
Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: band names
Replies: 47
Views: 7312

Re: band names

Shadow Tyrant wrote:If I ever had a band, I would name it 'The Voices in Your Head', that way, whenever anyone asks what you're listening to, they get all confused and think you're crazy. :D


Love it!

I was really proud when I came up with the name Suicidal Ducklings.
by arkady
Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:03 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: IB Extended Essay ~ need ideas =P
Replies: 20
Views: 11226

Re: IB Extended Essay ~ need ideas =P

The extended essay is 3,000 words. I remember asking my physics tutors about doing an extended essay in physics, and was told that it would have to be experimental in nature, so I did mine in English instead. Ask your physics teachers (or just a physics teacher) about previous extended essays and fi...
by arkady
Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:59 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: wth where is alchemy??
Replies: 27
Views: 3419

Re: wth where is alchemy??

4Fe + S 8 -> It's gold, I swear! You fool! Become an astronomer. If it's not Hydrogen or Helium, you've already turned it into a metal. Check your periodic table: Hydrogen is already a metal itself. Is not If there's anything I've learned doing University physics, it's that words only mean what you...
by arkady
Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:46 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: The Gibson Robot Guitar
Replies: 9
Views: 1909

Re: The Gibson Robot Guitar

It appears to simply tune the guitar for you. Useful, but lazy. Probably not worth the price Gibson are charging for it.
by arkady
Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:06 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: a simple question about relative movements...
Replies: 10
Views: 1443

Re: a simple question about relative movements...

I've never heard of 2 planets revolving around each other. But systems of two stars are common. As for the original question: you are correct. It isn't equivalent. Consider a star of mass M, with a planet of mass m orbiting around it. If M >> m, we can assume that the star is stationary at the cent...
by arkady
Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: [COSMOLOGY] A Question Regarding The Big Crunch And Entropy
Replies: 21
Views: 3248

Re: [COSMOLOGY] A Question Regarding The Big Crunch And Entropy

I think I need to do some calculations...I'll edit this tomorrow to let you know.

Next week the Uni opens again and I can ask Prof. Susan Cartwright. If she doesn't know the answer, probably no-one does. (That woman scares me sometimes)
by arkady
Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:19 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: [COSMOLOGY] A Question Regarding The Big Crunch And Entropy
Replies: 21
Views: 3248

Re: [COSMOLOGY] A Question Regarding The Big Crunch And Entropy

Entropy is the result of the part of the 2nd law of thermodynamics which states that no process can be 100% effecient. However, this is based on a few simplifications which don't take into account the effects you get when gravity is dominant. Consider a large could of hydrogen. The entropy is high (...
by arkady
Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:52 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Favorite Chords?
Replies: 85
Views: 9268

Re: Favorite Chords?

I'm a big fan of the add9 chord, particularly when it's in the subdominant (Good Riddance, by Greenday for example).

Cadd9 is easist, and sounds great right after a Gmaj:

Gmaj: 320033
Cadd9: x32033

Also listen to Play Crack The Sky by Brand New.
by arkady
Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:16 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: xkcd copycat?
Replies: 4
Views: 1802

Re: xkcd copycat?

This is quite a nice tribute, I thought.

It's still very much C&H, but does a good job imitating the xkcd style.
by arkady
Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:15 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Gravity's equation and incompatibility with quantum mechanic
Replies: 27
Views: 3679

Re: Gravity's equation and incompatibility with quantum mechanic

Micro black holes are a theoretical constuct and have never been observed. They are are on the order of 2 × 10 −8 kg [1], and would have a size similar to the wavelength of a quantum particle. General relativity has no way of dealing with this. Many greater minds than mine have tried to figure out w...
by arkady
Sun Nov 11, 2007 5:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: THE GEEK HIERARCHY
Replies: 32
Views: 7989

Re: THE GEEK HIERARCHY

Physics, astrophysics and maths students aren't on there.

Fail.
by arkady
Sun Nov 11, 2007 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Gravity's equation and incompatibility with quantum mechanic
Replies: 27
Views: 3679

Re: Gravity's equation and incompatibility with quantum mechanic

The equation given in the original post in Newton's equation for gravity. The relativistic one is rather more complicated, and something I don't cover until next year in my course. I'm not sure what I'm meant to be looking at on the QCD Matter page. I'm probably missing something obvious, but could ...
by arkady
Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Gravity's equation and incompatibility with quantum mechanic
Replies: 27
Views: 3679

Re: Gravity's equation and incompatibility with quantum mechanic

At quantum mechanical scales, the line between particles and waves becomes smeared out. Gravity affects particles, but not waves (according to the Newtonian system) which is why quantum theory doesn't currently have a good explanation for gravity. And besides, at a quantum scale, electromagnetic, st...
by arkady
Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:48 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Physics Problem stumping me :(
Replies: 4
Views: 2495

Re: Physics Problem stumping me :(

Not using every piece of information given doesn't necessarily mean you're doing something wrong (there are evil people like me out there who like to put in red herrings), but if you're pretty sure something's wrong it's usually a good idea to check if there's some given condition that you aren't i...
by arkady
Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: speed of sound=c? (dont dismiss as stupid till you read)
Replies: 46
Views: 5749

Re: speed of sound=c? (dont dismiss as stupid till you read)

The topic line of this post made me wonder... is there a substance where the speed of light traveling through it is slower than the speed of sound traveling through it? Would something like this have any interesting uses? Just a thought. I am, unfortunately, very aware that the man in the flat abov...
by arkady
Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2352752

Re: POST HERE FIRST - INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

My name's Arkady English. I'm a University student doing an MPhil. in Physics and Astrophysics at the University of Sheffield, UK. At the time of writing, I'm in my 2nd year. I do lots of geeky stuff, like roleplaying (currently World of Darkness; Mage the Awakening), playing Magic the Gathering and...

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