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by eSOANEM
Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 510
Views: 49725

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

↶ Yeah, typically, collective nouns are treated as singular in the US and plural in Britain. "The band are playing", "England are winning the match", etc. That's oversimplifying. The UK has both with a different nuance. The plural is the default, but if you want to emphasise tha...
by eSOANEM
Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:00 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Miscellaneous language questions
Replies: 510
Views: 49725

Re: Miscellaneous language questions

The royal mail officially recommended format for addresses includes just house number, street and post code (there are a small number of cases where a house number and post code isn't quite sufficient). Of course, people often include a county and city (often specifying a town or district within or ...
by eSOANEM
Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:36 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!
Replies: 8225
Views: 1100630

Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

I've also heard of people taking t at low doses or for short periods. As a dmab person though, I've been wondering about the possibility of similar short term/low dose hrt but I think it's generally harder for people whose bodies produce lots of t naturally because even small amounts tend to dominat...
by eSOANEM
Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2588449

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

If there's no HR, can you go to his manager instead?
by eSOANEM
Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:59 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2588449

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

I'm fairly sure that's actually illegal in this country (I think it should come under hate speech). Going to HR is entirely appropriate and is definitely not escalating too far seeing as, legally, you'd be reasonable to go to the police.
by eSOANEM
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Newton's shell theorem with negative mass
Replies: 12
Views: 2378

Re: Newton's shell theorem with negative mass

It's a compound object though so it's not quite that simple. Both objects have +ve mass squared so are restricted to timelike paths (speeds below c) even though the total mass could be zero.
by eSOANEM
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89782
Views: 6546551

Re: Random natterings

↶ I don't know, as a brit, I've only ever heard bugger used to mean "penetrate anally". I suppose it could be used to mean bother but that'd be like "quit fucking me on this" and is just a standard dysphemism rather than a new sense. So you've never heard anyone say "bugger...
by eSOANEM
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:40 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Newton's shell theorem with negative mass
Replies: 12
Views: 2378

Re: Newton's shell theorem with negative mass

Nicias has the right of it (although the effect is tiny because the earth is so many times heavier than the other bodies).
by eSOANEM
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89782
Views: 6546551

Re: Random natterings

Yeah, "bugger off"/"sod off" are definitely perceived as softer than "fuck off" but the distinction between "bugger" and "fuck" is similar to "shit"/"crap" in the US I think where the two have the same meaning but one is "rud...
by eSOANEM
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89782
Views: 6546551

Re: Random natterings

I don't know, as a brit, I've only ever heard bugger used to mean "penetrate anally". I suppose it could be used to mean bother but that'd be like "quit fucking me on this" and is just a standard dysphemism rather than a new sense.
by eSOANEM
Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: People on Different Manifolds Interacting
Replies: 11
Views: 2716

Re: People on Different Manifolds Interacting

If these bubbles are opaque and they live on their surfaces (i.e. not part of/displacing the surface but sort of lying on top of it), why would there be any interaction at all? Is there a difference between being on a manifold and being in a manifold? eSOANEM, can you explain that again. It is gett...
by eSOANEM
Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89782
Views: 6546551

Re: Random natterings

Has anyone ever added anything besides milk into their tea? I know the red teas sometimes uses coconut milk, but has anyone tried heavy cream? Seems like a good way to get milk fat without diluting the tea. I always use half & half. There is no other way. They didn't seem to know what that was ...
by eSOANEM
Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:36 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: What is the past tense of swing?
Replies: 32
Views: 6032

Re: What is the past tense of swing?

I use swang and swung. Mozilla says that swang isn't a word though. OED says rarely used. I'm going to keep using swang though. I think I'd pretty much only say swung but swang doesn't sound completely wrong to me (although it does seem less wrong when used transitively "he swang the axe"...
by eSOANEM
Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Spaceship using Kepler's 2nd Law
Replies: 19
Views: 2460

Re: Spaceship using Kepler's 2nd Law

Tethered objects need not have the same velocity. In particular, the tether doesn't affect any velocity perpendicular to the tether; as you note, the tethered bodies will rotate about their centre of mass. ↶ Can you please remake your post? I am having some trouble understanding the equations. I'm u...
by eSOANEM
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Spaceship using Kepler's 2nd Law
Replies: 19
Views: 2460

Re: Spaceship using Kepler's 2nd Law

jewish_scientist wrote:Can you please remake your post? I am having some trouble understanding the equations.


I'm using TeX the world, take a look in the sticky for instructions on getting it to display properly.
by eSOANEM
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:10 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)
Replies: 851
Views: 188200

Re: Regional Dialect and Idiolect Oddities (pronunciation)

Citizen has a /z/ for me (I feel like it's a voiced assymilation because I have a syllabic n rather than a schwa following it).

Caramel is /'cærəmɛl/ for me. I think the /l/ is unvelarised but I might be wrong.

(I'm an RP speaker)
by eSOANEM
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: People on Different Manifolds Interacting
Replies: 11
Views: 2716

Re: People on Different Manifolds Interacting

↶ @eSOANEM Are you assuming in all cases that Adam and Ben (what happened to Alice and Bob? Did they die? Are they stuck on a 0-manifold?) are point-like? What would change if they are 2-dimensional shapes? E.g. in the case of the two sphere sharing a point, they couldn't hop to the other sphere wi...
by eSOANEM
Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:02 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Spaceship using Kepler's 2nd Law
Replies: 19
Views: 2460

Re: Spaceship using Kepler's 2nd Law

L and m aren't the only conservation laws though. You also have to conserve energy. Working it through, I find that, if we take the particle mass to be much smaller than the planet mass [; \frac{\Delta L}{L} = \pm \frac{r'}{r} - 1 ;] for a particle starting at radius [;r;] with angular momentum [;L;...
by eSOANEM
Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:21 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: People on Different Manifolds Interacting
Replies: 11
Views: 2716

Re: People on Different Manifolds Interacting

A cube is already not a nicely behaved manifold (because it has curvature singularities at the corners. A better behaved case would be two spheres sharing a point. The answer still isn't really possible to answer well because actual physics restricts the physics to all take place on one manifold. In...
by eSOANEM
Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:55 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Spaceship using Kepler's 2nd Law
Replies: 19
Views: 2460

Re: Spaceship using Kepler's 2nd Law

The spaceship will indeed speed up, but it's never going to reach escape velocity so it will always still be in a bound orbit and not escape into deep space.
by eSOANEM
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:48 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Many interacting worlds
Replies: 3
Views: 1170

Re: Many interacting worlds

I'm not sure it's even very useful calling it a hidden variables theory. I've not yet read more than the abstract but it looks like it's moreorless just giving new names to the same objects (which shouldn't be surprising, this seems to ultimately be what most interpretations of qm debates boil down ...
by eSOANEM
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:35 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Newton's shell theorem with negative mass
Replies: 12
Views: 2378

Re: Newton's shell theorem with negative mass

One of the most important properties of gravity, and one which was not properly understood until the dawn of general relativity was the fact that all bodies are affected equally by gravity in the sense that they all experience the same acceleration. In Newtonian gravity, this is just an unexplained ...
by eSOANEM
Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: how do you pronounce 2016?
Replies: 85
Views: 9970

Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

studyinserendipity wrote:Spi just pronounced it "twenty aught seventeen", which was great.


But, but, that's 20017. Did I just sleep through 18000 years?
by eSOANEM
Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: how do you pronounce 2016?
Replies: 85
Views: 9970

Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

Is that a long or short hundred? :P

I'd go for a dozen and two gross and one if we're playing a that game
by eSOANEM
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:03 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII naming contest
Replies: 35
Views: 5316

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII naming contest

The force presses the snooze button
by eSOANEM
Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:58 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Would the disco ball really still end up inside a black hole?
Replies: 12
Views: 2107

Re: Would the disco ball really still end up inside a black hole?

Yeah, if there are enough satellites in the disco ball it's pretty much spherical. Watching the video, I assumed that they intended it to be spherically symmetric (or rather, approximately so) and the disco ball and the pic they flashed up were just illustrations
by eSOANEM
Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:59 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Strangererest Things
Replies: 41
Views: 4670

Re: Strangererest Things

I just finished watching it and holy shit that was great. I don't think I have any real discussion to add but I am so hyped for the sequel season.
by eSOANEM
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:21 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Would the disco ball really still end up inside a black hole?
Replies: 12
Views: 2107

Re: Would the disco ball really still end up inside a black hole?

Shit. Yeah. That's a goooood point
by eSOANEM
Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:54 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Would the disco ball really still end up inside a black hole?
Replies: 12
Views: 2107

Re: Would the disco ball really still end up inside a black hole?

It doesn't matter who sees it as a sphere, just that there exists some frame where it is spherically symmetric (in which we can do our normal Schwarzschild-y stuff). Also, the light definitely can't see anything because light doesn't really have a reference frame, it's kind of nonsensical. Anyway, a...
by eSOANEM
Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:37 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2861
Views: 568620

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

↶ *Unrelated question: could a Born rigid body accelerate linearly, and would it be effected by gravity. Born rigid bodies are just hella broken. You'll get paradoxes whenever different parts of it accelerate at different rates and therefore will also get them if ever there is some part of the body...
by eSOANEM
Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:28 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Would the disco ball really still end up inside a black hole?
Replies: 12
Views: 2107

Re: Would the disco ball really still end up inside a black hole?

spherical shells behave externally as if all their mass is at the centre. This is just as true in GR as it is in Newtonian gravity. Once the light pulse sphere is within the 1 light-second radius it will therefore behave as a black hole externally and thus won't be able to escape.
by eSOANEM
Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: how do you pronounce 2016?
Replies: 85
Views: 9970

Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

The new question then: how do you pronounce 2017?

Twenty seventeen because I'm not a goddamn barbarian.

Provided it's a year, if it's a number it's two thousand and seventeen (the American and-dropping sounds really weird to me being from the other side of the pond).
by eSOANEM
Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Roguey One Kenobe
Replies: 96
Views: 12075

Re: Star Wars Episode 3.5: Rogue One

I absolutely loved it.

Spoiler:
Jesus Christ Leia's "we are on a diplomatic mission from Alderaan" line just got 500% ballsier
by eSOANEM
Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:19 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Methods of ensuring legal compliance
Replies: 10
Views: 3633

Re: Methods of ensuring legal compliance

Yeah, if someone isn't complying with a data protection request, legally (bear in mind I am not a lawyer) your first recourse should be to send them a letter reminding them of your request and saying you are considering legal action if they do not comply. Then if they still do not comply you pursue ...
by eSOANEM
Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2861
Views: 568620

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

This is what it means when people say a law of physic is Lorentz covariant. They mean that all parts of the equations transform in the same way so that all observers agree on suitably formulated predictions (like those gmalivuk talks about). Basically, the easiest way to get this is to formulate eve...
by eSOANEM
Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Language fleeting thoughts
Replies: 68
Views: 10801

Re: Language fleeting thoughts

Felstaff wrote:Sometimes I find writing
Yllaer nac yllacinodehportsuob
Alter the meaning of
Hsirebbig gnitirw pu dne uoy os sgniht


Ftfy
by eSOANEM
Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:18 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is entanglement that surprising?
Replies: 27
Views: 5117

Re: Is entanglement that surprising?

Yeah, Newtonian physics really isn't that intuitive. Take a look at this video discussing some common misconceptions. In particular, Newton's first law is very counterintuitive if you haven't been successfully brainwashed educated and it took quite a lot of persuading for the scientific community to...
by eSOANEM
Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:28 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2861
Views: 568620

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

Pretty much. It's worth noting that people were well aware of this problem before Einstein though (even if it did take them a long time to properly identify the symmetries of Maxwell's equations) and that this is the main issue the luminferous æther was supposed to solve; it could act as a preferred...
by eSOANEM
Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2588449

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Thanks, it took me 6 hours to get there but it was good. She's out of her bed now and sitting in a chair and they're talking about moving her out of high dependency into a general ward in the next few days which will be good. We were able to talk pretty well and she asked after my partner (who she h...
by eSOANEM
Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2588449

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Two weeks ago, my grandparents were in a car crash; my granddad was relatively ok, spending a couple of nights in hospital with broken to s but then being discharged and moreorless being back to his usual self a few days later; my grandma was somewhat less so and had to be airlifted to a London hosp...

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