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by eran_rathan
Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 463157

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

SW - do you agree that ...given the one depiction...the transformation should be ? QBlue (2,0,0) => QRed (5,0,0) PRed (2,0,0) => PBlue (-1,0,0) To reiterate, yes, SW - so therefore you agree, according to the above, that QBlue (2,0,0) = PRed (2,0,0) ? Absolutely not. You are comparing apples and ku...
by eran_rathan
Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 463157

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

Yes, that's fine, as several people have agreed before. SW - kinda a tad unclear...what is fine, please...to what do you refer ? How does it lead to mistakes in the math for relativity? SW - Almost there dude, just a little more patience, and I will have finished my short proof... do you agree that...
by eran_rathan
Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 463157

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

Taking solely that diagram (and not the previous one): Q Blue (2,0,0) => Q Red (5,0,0) Q Blue (2,0,0) => P Blue (-1,0,0) SW - This is real close, and wonderful that you have used the system names...this is real real good... ...do you agree that ...instead, this would be the transformation of our gi...
by eran_rathan
Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 463157

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

given coincident red and blue Cartesian coordinate system with a selected point at (2,0,0) in each I don't see that in the math. You could use the same expression to describe a new coordinate system, or to describe something that moved. x' = x+3 . I'm not clear there's anything in the math to say w...
by eran_rathan
Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 463157

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

Okay, I know see that I can avoid asking that initial question and get more directly to proof. The naming of points and associating that name with their system. transformation takes the selected points in one system and places them into the opposite system. http://www.watermanpolyhedron.com/images/...
by eran_rathan
Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 463157

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

Good man...appreciate the input. I happen to believe the opposite. It would seem then, that you are moving an coordinates only system, and all selected points, from both systems remain stationary ? Given say, two or more selected points in each system, would not allowing the alignment possible in t...
by eran_rathan
Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 463157

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

this is a simple math question This is not about physics, nor relativity, transformations, time, space, observers, dilation, etc, etc given coincident red and blue Cartesian coordinate system with a selected point at (2,0,0) in each http://www.watermanpolyhedron.com/images/gg2xkcd.jpg If we move th...
by eran_rathan
Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 463157

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

So, you also refuse to answer my question nor allow me show a walk-through and decide end the discussion without giving an answer, asked over and over and always simply ignored. I am not even asking for an open mind, dude...have whatever existing notion you may have. Why is it that, you refuse to a...
by eran_rathan
Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 463157

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

So, is that your justification for not answering my math question? You are sure I am wrong, prior to showing you my logic...your choice for dismissal Time dilation is measurable ....rather than go down this road, explaining time dilation mechanics, I see this as off-topic for now...um, indeed, anyt...
by eran_rathan
Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 463157

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

SW - Indeed, this Lorentz conclusion/derivation also uses the same bogus equation, x' = x-vt...and then uses c, instead of v. Relativity could only work IF the math of x' = x-vt is valid. It doesn't use c instead of v, it's just that expressing v as a fraction of c makes the most sense, because the...
by eran_rathan
Thu Jun 14, 2012 3:01 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 463157

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

steve - if relativity is wrong, please explain frame dragging, relativistic length, time and mass dilation, and gravitational lensing. SW - First i want to discuss the math. First, i need someone to answer a question or two...so that i can do a little walk-through of the/my math logic. Can you answ...
by eran_rathan
Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1063: "Kill Hitler"
Replies: 278
Views: 66742

Re: 1063: "Kill Hitler"

What idea have you proposed, J Thomas? I propose that neutrinos are a good candidate for a science fad, a concept that is taken up without adequate consideration and deeply held beyond the available evidence. They have a number of the hallmarks of that. It's possible that if I learned enough of the...
by eran_rathan
Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Relativity or something [Split from "Pressures"]
Replies: 5149
Views: 463157

Re: 1067: "Pressures"

steve -

if relativity is wrong, please explain frame dragging, relativistic length, time and mass dilation, and gravitational lensing.
by eran_rathan
Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13412
Views: 1603621

Re: Today I Learned

today I learned that even though everyone keeps correcting me, I am using the correct word: it's a kippah in Hebrew, yarmulke in Yiddish.
by eran_rathan
Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Help name my child!
Replies: 83
Views: 11780

Re: Help name my child!

Instead of a gender-neutral name, I'd personally prefer a gender-specific one with a neutral short form. Gives the kid the freedom to choose. This right there is why I wanted to name my first daughter 'Alexara'. Unique, not difficult to spell, quite feminine, but the short forms are quite numerous:...
by eran_rathan
Thu May 31, 2012 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: DOMA struck down; hurricanes, earthquakes, fires forthcoming
Replies: 41
Views: 3485

Re: DOMA struck down; hurricanes, earthquakes, fires forthco

Iceman, you clearly have a democracy and a republic confused. You are thinking of a direct democracy, not a constitutional republic. Because the US has this thing called the Constitution, which includes the 1st, 10th, and 14th Amendments, everyone is to be afforded equal protection of the law. The e...
by eran_rathan
Thu May 31, 2012 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: SpaceX Achievement Unlocked
Replies: 1
Views: 959

Re: SpaceX Achievement Unlocked

Image
(unlocked by Elon Musk & SpaceX, 5/31/2012)
by eran_rathan
Thu May 31, 2012 2:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 15072
Views: 2479619

Re: In other news... (humorous news items, etc)

iamspen wrote:Jesus, who do you work for, HitlerStalin, Inc, USA?


I'd expect them to be an LLC, personally.
by eran_rathan
Thu May 31, 2012 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Homophobic bigotry gets standing ovation
Replies: 97
Views: 10525

Re: Homophobic bigotry gets standing ovation

If I've made my positions out to be lofty or noble, I have done so in error. They're not. They're simply useful positions for me to take. Giving them names only helps to understand how I reach them. Both a libertarian and a plutocrat might want lower taxes. I think that it's better to say why I wan...
by eran_rathan
Thu May 31, 2012 12:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Homophobic bigotry gets standing ovation
Replies: 97
Views: 10525

Re: Homophobic bigotry gets standing ovation

Steroid wrote:I'm a libertarian


I think you may be confused on this.

EDIT: damn, ninja'd.
by eran_rathan
Thu May 31, 2012 12:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Homophobic bigotry gets standing ovation
Replies: 97
Views: 10525

Re: Homophobic bigotry gets standing ovation

Steroid wrote:rights.


You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
by eran_rathan
Thu May 31, 2012 11:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Homophobic bigotry gets standing ovation
Replies: 97
Views: 10525

Re: Homophobic bigotry gets standing ovation

Ormurinn wrote:You're putting the rights of that small minority (snip) over the rights desire of the majority of this hypothetical community to live under a government deriving its power from their consent.


this is the ENTIRE POINT of a republic.
by eran_rathan
Wed May 30, 2012 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Help name my child!
Replies: 83
Views: 11780

Re: Help name my child!

I am going to second (and in some cases, third) Jesse, Ashley, Leslie, and Cameron.

I'm going to add in Valentine and René.

EDIT: And instead of necro'ing the other thread, my best friend's middle name is Mithrandir, and his sister's first name is Arwen. Yes, his parents are dorks too.
by eran_rathan
Tue May 22, 2012 4:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Maps
Replies: 52
Views: 9789

Re: Maps

Congratulations! I'm not sure how it compares to above ground surveying. Here's a link to basics on how cave surveying works. Certainly a challenge in the dark and in difficult terrain! Its really different - above ground, we tend to use radial surveying methods as opposed to station-offset (except...
by eran_rathan
Mon May 21, 2012 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: obama endorses same-sex marriage
Replies: 348
Views: 39515

Re: obama endorses same-sex marriage

An interesting question if we're going to the historical argument... Has Gay Marriage existed in any form prior to modern marriage? I'm not a historian, but if we're going to be talking about history and other marriages... it'd be best to come up with a solid historical example of gay marriage. Nero?
by eran_rathan
Mon May 21, 2012 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1058: "Old-Timers"
Replies: 74
Views: 20235

Re: 1058: "Old-Timers"

Whys wrote:Randall is illustrating an interesting concept. What becomes of us when we are no more than blue prints to be copied, transferred, and built when needed? What becomes of us when our blue prints are no longer needed?


/archived.
by eran_rathan
Thu May 17, 2012 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Maps
Replies: 52
Views: 9789

Re: Maps

I love maps! I'm getting into surveying (specifically - cave surveying) and the part I am enjoying most is keeping book/sketching, and then doing the cartography. Here is my first cave map, accepted into the cave survey association =) Spoilered for huge....last names/specific info removed for conse...
by eran_rathan
Thu May 17, 2012 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Some Favorite Quotes (merged: Post-a-quote)
Replies: 467
Views: 51567

Re: Some Favorite Quotes (merged: Post-a-quote)

"Just relax." Leon said, nonchalant "And prepare for your definition of 'strange' to be redefined more and more as time goes on."
by eran_rathan
Thu May 17, 2012 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Argentina passes awesome gender identity law
Replies: 114
Views: 11727

Re: Argentina passes awesome gender identity law

netcrusher88 wrote:Syntax nitpick: "heteronormative" doesn't make sense in that context. You want "cisgender". I get what you mean but that word doesn't mean that.


I was looking for that word, but could not remember it. mea culpa.
by eran_rathan
Thu May 17, 2012 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Argentina passes awesome gender identity law
Replies: 114
Views: 11727

Re: Argentina passes awesome gender identity law

See the sections titled "Marriage Protection Meets Biology" and "Proto-Kudzu: The Olympics". Kudzu and the California Marriage Amendment TL;DR: physical sex isn't actually a binary. The first person in the Olympics caught under sex testing was Ewa Kłobukowska. She was banned fro...
by eran_rathan
Thu May 17, 2012 1:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: obama endorses same-sex marriage
Replies: 348
Views: 39515

Re: obama endorses same-sex marriage

But again, the fact that changing the definition of marriage has no affect whatsoever on those who have or will enter into straight matrimony. It's not like that gay couple next door is going to do the opposite of procreation and start eating other couples' children should the(ese peoples') definit...
by eran_rathan
Thu May 17, 2012 11:39 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1056: "Felidae"
Replies: 170
Views: 43056

Re: 1056: Felidae

shpoffo wrote:Apple needs to Think Different....
OS X : Wolverine


This is their weaponized OS X, amirite?
by eran_rathan
Wed May 16, 2012 6:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1056: "Felidae"
Replies: 170
Views: 43056

Re: 1056: Felidae

jbrecken wrote:If you swapped out leopard and snow leopard for lynx and wildcat, this could be a diagram of Thundercat names.


Image

HOOOOOO!!!!
by eran_rathan
Tue May 15, 2012 11:33 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1049: "Bookshelf"
Replies: 867
Views: 124151

Re: 1049: "Bookshelf"

In regards to air and water rights, and property boundaries: DEPENDING ON THE JURISDICTION (because every state is different), you may or may not own the water that is on your property. Or, conversely, you may own it, but have no rights to use it, or have no right to stop others from using. For navi...
by eran_rathan
Tue May 15, 2012 11:22 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1049: "Bookshelf"
Replies: 867
Views: 124151

Re: 1049: "Bookshelf"

And you seemed to miss my point that property is defined by where the lines between rights are drawn, so a clash between property rights is a manifest contradiction; someone or other doesn't really own property they're claiming rights on the basis of. Who gets what property, and thus rights to what...
by eran_rathan
Tue May 15, 2012 11:15 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: obama endorses same-sex marriage
Replies: 348
Views: 39515

Re: obama endorses same-sex marriage

From what I understand, the Irish used to have a HUGE amount of group solidarity, but success and intermingling breaks that down a lot. Groups are generally most united against opposition, and while the Irish had a really rough time of it at first, they basically won over a hundred years ago. So it...
by eran_rathan
Fri May 11, 2012 6:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 90089
Views: 8464895

Re: Screechings of the Great Unwashed (Meander to the Morgue

broken_escalator wrote:When life gives you ass, demand to see lifes manager.


"I'm going to to get my engineers to invent a combustible ass that burns your house down!"
by eran_rathan
Fri May 11, 2012 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28553
Views: 3268681

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

it's 2PM here, and both of my bosses have already left for the weekend.

Meanwhile, I have another 4 hours to go (making this another 60+ hour week, whee! for salary).

FML.
by eran_rathan
Fri May 11, 2012 11:44 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: obama endorses same-sex marriage
Replies: 348
Views: 39515

Re: obama endorses same-sex marriage

Hell, no, we shouldn't use the government. What we should have are strong cultural institutions that don't go away just because something else comes along to fill their niches. The kind of world where everyone in town was the same religion (or weird) is worth preserving, because it produced so much...
by eran_rathan
Thu May 10, 2012 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28553
Views: 3268681

Re: Pant Thread (because we need more panting)

So a family friend was on a flight that descended from 10,000ft to 6,000ft just over a mountain 7,000ft tall . Lost contact 6 hours ago and its fuel would have run out by now. It's getting dark and rainy, and the closest ground crew is about 3 hours away. It's a new aircraft that's just 4 days old....

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