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by speising
Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1133: "Up Goer Five"
Replies: 228
Views: 91608

Re: 1133: "Up Goer Five"

Rotherian wrote:As a father of three children, I can attest to the bolded sentence. Getting them to grasp the concept of properly wiping, on the other hand, is a completely different matter. :shock:


as long as they only do it on the other hand... :)
by speising
Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1133: "Up Goer Five"
Replies: 228
Views: 91608

Re: 1133: "Up Goer Five"

I'm questioning the use of some words here. While "space" may be on the list, it surely isn't there for the meaning "outer space". Someone who's education includes only those basic words/meanings, couldn't make any sense of it. so, "space" would be, maybe, "where t...
by speising
Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 485824

Re: Relativity (?) Or Some Crap. [Split from "Pressures"]

I am comparing, the intersection point of the red circles to the intersection point of the blue circles. And what is that supposed to show, except that averybody can accurately determine when and where the events have happened? Note that the circles *must* intersect at the events, if the method use...
by speising
Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 485824

Re: Relativity (?) Or Some Crap. [Split from "Pressures"]

Schrollini- re applet What if the three red sensors and the three blue sensors could each be given their own inputted velocity? what would be the difference to the current implementation? they do have each their own velocity, it's just that we choose to view it from the perspective of one of them.
by speising
Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0020: "Diamond"
Replies: 75
Views: 32382

Re: What-If 0020: Diamond

rmsgrey wrote:After impact, it would be roughly equivalent to a day's worth of output from the world's diamond mines, so wouldn't make even a ripple on the markets.


how do you arrive at this number?
i make it 49762.8t, vs. a yearly output of mines of 20t (wikipedia)
by speising
Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 485824

Re: Relativity (?) Or Some Crap. [Split from "Pressures"]

Let's baby-step it for now. Steve, Try again. ............................................................................................................................. Define Observer any of a set of numbers used in specifying the location of a point on a line, on a surface, or in space Define ...
by speising
Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Black Holes - not (yet) possible?
Replies: 279
Views: 45770

Re: Black Holes - not (yet) possible?

How does mass only dilation explain how short lived muons reach the surface of earth?
by speising
Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Black Holes - not (yet) possible?
Replies: 279
Views: 45770

Re: Black Holes - not (yet) possible?

I'd still like to know how something moving towards the event horizon at ever increasing speed can not reach it (in pretty short time). It's not as if it would have a way to slow down, as observed from far away.
by speising
Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:47 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Black Holes - not (yet) possible?
Replies: 279
Views: 45770

Re: Black Holes - not (yet) possible?

p1t1o wrote:@Velexia
Dude, you know everyone gets an email notification every time you edit a post right?

Well, not everyone.
I, for one, am careful which threads to subscribe to.
by speising
Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Black Holes - not (yet) possible?
Replies: 279
Views: 45770

Re: Black Holes - not (yet) possible?

Oi vey. Barabas jesus' brother? Where did you get that from? Jesus born of immaculate conception? Common misconception, you might look that up. Hint: 8th of december. I can't comment on the rest since i'm not really a religious person. The last sentence of the paragraph would have answered your que...
by speising
Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Black Holes - not (yet) possible?
Replies: 279
Views: 45770

Re: Black Holes - not (yet) possible?

Oi vey.
Barabas jesus' brother? Where did you get that from?
Jesus born of immaculate conception? Common misconception, you might look that up. Hint: 8th of december.
I can't comment on the rest since i'm not really a religious person.
by speising
Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Black Holes - not (yet) possible?
Replies: 279
Views: 45770

Re: Black Holes - not (yet) possible?

Well, Steve, so you think that Achilles can never reach the turtle? Indeed, that problem. The reason that problem isn't a problem normally, is because it's not taking into account how far Achilles moves in a given amount of time, versus how far the turtle moves in a given amount of time. This is pr...
by speising
Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:56 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Black Holes - not (yet) possible?
Replies: 279
Views: 45770

Re: Black Holes - not (yet) possible?

Well, Steve, so you think that Achilles can never reach the turtle?
by speising
Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:28 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Black Holes - not (yet) possible?
Replies: 279
Views: 45770

Re: Black Holes - not (yet) possible?

How can something that approaches the horizon at ever increasing speed, while from it's frame the distance is ever shrinking, not reach the horizon? The argument about the speed of light is irelevant, because it does not matter what anyone actually sees. Also, arent you mixing SR and GR here? A grav...
by speising
Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:12 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Black Holes - not (yet) possible?
Replies: 279
Views: 45770

Re: Black Holes - not (yet) possible?

Quoting from http://www.phys.vt.edu/~jhs/faq/blackholes.html#q2 Will an observer falling into a black hole be able to witness all future events in the universe outside the black hole? The normal presentation of these gravitational time dilation effects can lead one to a mistaken conclusion. It is tr...
by speising
Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 485824

Re: Relativity (?) Or Some Crap. [Split from "Pressures"]

Really, at this point i can only come to the con clusion that steve is deliberately trolling us. He repeatedly and consistently redefines already agreed upon terminology (notice how many posts ago he already had the observer/sensor thing accepted), insisting on this two sensor nonsense, acting as if...
by speising
Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 446
Views: 82714

Re: 1127: "Congress"

A difference, and the reason you can afford rent but not mortgage today is that the rent is lower, precisely as depreciation for the fact that you don't acquire ownership.

Basically, rent is only the revenue part of the monthly payments of the company you are envisioning.
by speising
Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Efficient Winter Lighting
Replies: 32
Views: 5166

Re: Efficient Winter Lighting

wumpus wrote:
If you have a gas stove (oddly enough, I've had such a beast with just a heat pump for heating) you might want to light it with or without a pot on cold days.


Not a good idea, except if you like dieing of CO poisoning. Happened here to a man last winter.
by speising
Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Efficient Winter Lighting
Replies: 32
Views: 5166

Re: Efficient Winter Lighting

Thats the point. Everything devolves to heat eventually.
by speising
Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Efficient Winter Lighting
Replies: 32
Views: 5166

Re: Efficient Winter Lighting

What else? Information?
by speising
Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:59 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 446
Views: 82714

Re: 1127: "Congress"

I was actually refering to rmsgrey's post.

The point beeing, that prices can not fall a lot, no matter what economic model. I just don't think they really are that overpriced. If they were, why buy one instead of building one?
by speising
Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 446
Views: 82714

Re: 1127: "Congress"

If that is true, effectively no new houses would be built.
Have you ever built a house? Do you know what that costs? Are prices for houses really much higher than costs?
by speising
Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 485824

Re: Relativity (?) Or Some Crap. [Split from "Pressures"]

Except that the transmission site-and-time was -0.58, -1, 1.15 wrt Blue. There are helpful numerical readouts in the applet. For the relativity based B observer/detector, yes there is a readout. There is currently just the one other helpful numerical readout ( observer/detector A) in the applet. I ...
by speising
Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 485824

Re: Relativity (?) Or Some Crap. [Split from "Pressures"]

Except that the transmission site-and-time was -0.58, -1, 1.15 wrt Blue. There are helpful numerical readouts in the applet.
by speising
Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 485824

Re: Relativity (?) Or Some Crap. [Split from "Pressures"]

lokar Since this about the validity of item 7 or 8, I do have a comments. re - transmission site-AND-time ... the observed 2 sensor results ( one in motion ) do not match each other 3 sensor results [ red intersecting circles ] share the same spot in space as the 3 sensor results [ blue intersectin...
by speising
Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How often do you shower or bathe?
Replies: 168
Views: 22341

Re: How often do you shower or bathe?

Really? How long are you showering that is has a non negligible impact on sleep time?
I mean, it takes me about 3 minutes in the morning, maybe double that for the great weekend washup with shampoo n' stuff.
by speising
Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:22 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Gravity Doppler Effect
Replies: 65
Views: 11135

Re: Gravity Doppler Effect

You have a ref frame of planet A, but your ship is dragged by planet B, if i understood you correctly.
Then the situation is really the same as if the ship stood on B's surface.
The ship ages the same as B, slower as A.
by speising
Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:18 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Gravity Doppler Effect
Replies: 65
Views: 11135

Re: Gravity Doppler Effect

it is easy to see what an accelerometer shows if you just think about how it works: basically, you have a mass on a spring, and the extension of the spring determines the displayed value. "calibrating" just means moving the zero point. so, a device which shows 0 in space will of couse show...
by speising
Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 446
Views: 82714

Re: 1127: "Congress"

However, the exchange between Arthur and Brian isn't the only one in this picture. There's also an exchange between Charlene and her "owner", be it Arthur or Brian. That exchange is coerced (her labor is being stolen, in effect), which violates free market principles I can not concurr wit...
by speising
Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:06 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Metal Stuff
Replies: 33
Views: 5775

Re: Metal Stuff

I'd say it's pretty much a given that the home planet of a civilization has organics, and hydrogen in abundance.
by speising
Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:03 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Radio and car signal interference
Replies: 7
Views: 1849

Re: Radio and car signal interference

There is a musical instrument using this effect, the Theremin.
by speising
Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 485824

Re: Relativity (?) Or Some Crap. [Split from "Pressures"]

so, this all has devolved in discussing semantics and simple geometric principles? i thought it's about simultaneity of events under relativistic conditions?
by speising
Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:14 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 485824

Re: Relativity (?) Or Some Crap. [Split from "Pressures"]

there is no preferred reference frame, because regardless of whatever location is chosen as (0,0,0), the four sensors find the transmission site-and-


Wait, that's a giant non sequitur again. Steve, what is the definition of a reference frame. What is the difference between two reference frames?
by speising
Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:07 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 446
Views: 82714

Re: 1127: "Congress"

A "free" market means the makret is free. It says nothing about any other freedoms. It's not "a market of the free".
Stopping people of having slaves is simply out of scope.

Oh, and slave masters do provide something worth the labor: less whipping.
by speising
Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 446
Views: 82714

Re: 1127: "Congress"

You mean, additionally to all those in the last couple dozen posts?
by speising
Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 446
Views: 82714

Re: 1127: "Congress"

And it still didn't become any truer.
by speising
Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:04 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 446
Views: 82714

Re: 1127: "Congress"

People are not equal. They have different opinions of what they consider their rightful freedom, whee their freedom ends and anotherones ends. If it weren't so, we wouldn't need laws, everyone would be naturally good and all would be well. Just look at people who think they have a right to shoot any...
by speising
Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:44 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: "New" Information in the Universe
Replies: 59
Views: 12679

Re: "New" Information in the Universe

The problem i see here is that you demand respect for something you can't or haven't defined or proved, while simultaneously denying any respect for the point of everybody else, even becoming rude and childish.
by speising
Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1127: "Congress"
Replies: 446
Views: 82714

Re: 1127: "Congress"

Slavery is immoral and illegal and that's the last time I'll say it. I don't see a contradiction between wanting more freedom for people and finding it desirable for slavery to be illegal. I'm really incredulous at this line of argument. I don't know of anyone who has ever owned all the arable land...

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