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by hideki101
Mon Mar 09, 2009 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2853
Views: 560234

Re: Common Questions

Maybe a not so common question, but here it goes: Say you have two positive charges moving in the same direction with the same velocity. An observer watching them go by will observe a magnetic force attracting the two charges due to it's movement, and an electric force repelling the two charges. An ...
by hideki101
Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:43 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Earthquake in Melbourne
Replies: 9
Views: 751

Re: Earthquake in Melbourne

only a 4.6? pish, us west coasters get one like once a week.
by hideki101
Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Near Future
Replies: 57
Views: 2683

Re: The Near Future

Jorpho wrote:
hideki101 wrote:I'm hoping for something like brain augmentation, a la Ghost in the Shell.
There is something to be said for the GitS magic keyboard fingers.

Yeah, but seriously, why would you need a keyboard if you could control the comp with your mind?
by hideki101
Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:11 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Near Future
Replies: 57
Views: 2683

Re: The Near Future

I'm hoping for something like brain augmentation, a la Ghost in the Shell.
by hideki101
Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:15 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Most silly "constant of nature"
Replies: 64
Views: 5242

Re: Most silly "constant of nature"

The most silly constant is definitely pi, since it's so irrefutably universally constant. Same is true for a number of others, but pi is the most famous of the buggers. Not exactly universally constant. Non-Euclidean space messes up geometrical constants like no other. I would have to say the Cosmo...
by hideki101
Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:22 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Galactic rotation - how??
Replies: 23
Views: 1788

Re: Galactic rotation - how??

Well, first take a look at this: http://images.encarta.msn.com/xrefmedia/sharemed/targets/images/pho/0016a/0016a053.jpg That's the Cosmic microwave background radiation. You see the little red splotches? Those are areas where the universe was warmer than normal, and hence held more matter in those a...
by hideki101
Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6335834

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (now with 20% more fungus!)

What the heck happened on Thursday October 16, 2008 that got 779 people on this forum at once?
by hideki101
Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Assumptions and Reality
Replies: 18
Views: 1554

Re: Assumptions and Reality

Sure, maybe somehow all the subatomic particles in the ball would jump 300 meters to the left, and no ball would then be there when you open it While this is just guesswork, I suspect it's far more likely that every photon travelling towards your eyes will change its wavelength to what you would se...
by hideki101
Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:17 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: how difficult is it to double major?
Replies: 28
Views: 2690

Re: how difficult is it to double major?

I'm planning to double major in Physics and Astronomy, so I think mine is pretty to double major. Hell I hear there's only one class difference at UW.
by hideki101
Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:06 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Darwin's 200th Birthday.
Replies: 10
Views: 1085

Re: Darwin's 200th Birthday.

This Sunday, there was a front page article on the evolutionary process of sticklebacks in Pacific Northwest ponds. It details how the process of gaining armor due to environmental stimuli over fifty-odd years. Interesting read.
Darwin's fishes: the threespine stickleback of the Pacific Northwest
by hideki101
Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:57 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Heroes! (No spoiler tags for episodes already aired in US)
Replies: 2377
Views: 121747

Re: Heroes! (No spoiler tags for episodes already aired in US)

What I don't get is where the US government got the authority to kidnap a Japanese national on Japanese soil. I mean, if it gets out that they're holding Hiro, then there's going to be hell to pay. Not that it'll make things much worse than if what they're doing anyway gets out, but that adds an int...
by hideki101
Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:23 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Borg vs. Zerg
Replies: 308
Views: 43421

Re: Borg vs. Zerg

Well, going by what we know about the zerg, they could use the defilers's dark swarm abilities to render their ships invulnerable to ranged attacks. We have no indication that that works in space. In addition, splash damage is not affected by this ability (a siege tank still does some damage to uni...
by hideki101
Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:21 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Math Survey
Replies: 30
Views: 1795

Re: Math Survey

assuming 40000Km is the length of the circumference of the earth:
Spoiler:
Guy who wants 1m above surface: +6.283 m
Guy who wants 1m above tennis ball (assuming 6cm radius): +6.283m
by hideki101
Tue Feb 17, 2009 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Assumptions and Reality
Replies: 18
Views: 1554

Re: Assumptions and Reality

I've thought about this quite a bit, and after much thought, the only solution is one of pragmatism. It is impossible to live and not have assumptions. Every time I get up, I'd be wondering if my getting up will destroy the universe. There just is no good way of visualizing the world unless you ope...
by hideki101
Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:43 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Heroes! (No spoiler tags for episodes already aired in US)
Replies: 2377
Views: 121747

Re: Heroes! (No spoiler tags for episodes already aired in US)

I think in this episode, Tracy was being sort of an idiot. Why the hell did you kill the guy in front of someone who was originally against what Nathan was doing using your powers? She just gave Nathan the demo he needed, nothing else.
by hideki101
Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:37 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Borg vs. Zerg
Replies: 308
Views: 43421

Re: Borg vs. Zerg

eveything GoC said you can't just shot down my arguments based on the fact that SC writers are vague. why don't we just say the zergs don't exsist because the writers didn't describe how the zergs were mutated? On top of this, we could say this is a stupid argument in the first place, because we no...
by hideki101
Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: No more "classics" (xkcdsucks.com discussion)
Replies: 221
Views: 65433

Re: No more "classics" (xkcdsucks.com discussion)

Really though, it seems that increasingly his beef is not with the comic specifically (though he does often wander into you're-missing-the-point territory) but with us forumites or something, and he's blaming Randall for it. I mean here's some of what he writes: Update: I am profoundly disappointed ...
by hideki101
Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:09 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Heroes! (No spoiler tags for episodes already aired in US)
Replies: 2377
Views: 121747

Re: Heroes! (No spoiler tags for episodes already aired in US)

Another note, does anyone else notice that Matt seems to be stocking up on powers? I mean, his original one was mind reading, then in the second season, he gained mind control, then in the third season he gained illusions, and in the fourth season so far, he's used precognition without that paste. I...
by hideki101
Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Borg vs. Zerg
Replies: 308
Views: 43421

Re: Borg vs. Zerg

Also, Strong immune systems (8472) seem to be able to defeat nanites. I really think that on a species whose evolutionary period is within a matter of years instead of millennia, can survive in space, and flourish on hostile planets, their immune systems would be up to the challenge of defeating as...
by hideki101
Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:50 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Borg vs. Zerg
Replies: 308
Views: 43421

Re: Borg vs. Zerg

I agree that the Zerg have not devoured galaxies, probably merely most of the Kourplu(dammit, how do you spell that) Sector, But the thing about the Zerg is that they convert the entire biomass of the victim planet to a grey-purple creep. A single Borg cube is about three kilometers on a side. I wou...
by hideki101
Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:57 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: You might be a physics major if...
Replies: 540
Views: 50063

Re: You might be a physics major if...

Although, I think that mass may be a more useful measurement than weight, due to the fact that mass will generally stay constant regardless of any external forces, and it's an elementary unit, whereas weight is a compound unit (N= kg m/s2)
by hideki101
Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Heroes! (No spoiler tags for episodes already aired in US)
Replies: 2377
Views: 121747

Re: Heroes! (No spoiler tags for episodes already aired in US)

1) peter needed to fly out of the plane, get under it's belly, and use his super strength. Seriously, put a cape on and be done with it superboy. 2) I kept yelling "Touch Claire! Touch Claire! through the entire scene before peter accidentally froze off the door. I don't think he did the idiot...
by hideki101
Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Steelers won
Replies: 27
Views: 2030

Re: Steelers won

Except when you call 4x as many holding penalties as were called on average? The officiating really was terrible. The touchdwon called back on the first drive, the "roughing the passer" call on Bryant, the fumble ruling on the last Cardinals play...it was really bad in general. Would it h...
by hideki101
Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:15 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Does math exist? Could reality be made of math?
Replies: 136
Views: 17026

Re: Does math exist? Could reality be made of math?

[*]If math doesn't exist, could reality be made of it anyway, just to annoy us?[/*] I don't really see the point here of math. I mean that would be like asking "If you're not made of cottage cheese, could you actually be made of cottage cheese, just for the hell of it?" It's just a false ...
by hideki101
Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:30 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: You might be a physics major if...
Replies: 540
Views: 50063

Re: You might be a physics major if...

When you get peeved by the common usage of theory vs. the scientific usage of the word theory.

Also, when you prefer to use the term "electric potential" instead of "voltage"
by hideki101
Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What is your name an anagram of?
Replies: 384
Views: 41901

Re: What is your name an anagram of?

Same here, I really can't figure how to anagram my name at all. Oh well...anyway, here's mine: Axial Duck Hide Heist I think I would have to say anyone who gets my name correctly gets showered with duck-shaped cookies, due to it being my first, middle and last name, only one being an English name. A...
by hideki101
Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Japanese researchers develop all-round flu vaccine
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: Japanese researchers develop all-round flu vaccine

The Reaper wrote:
hideki101 wrote:Huh, i wonder if they could apply this to other mutating virii.

Like HIV mayhap?

Maybe...

Anyway, I also want to see how that works. I mean down on the chemical scale. How does it link to mutation, and what proteins ID these virii.
by hideki101
Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:36 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Japanese researchers develop all-round flu vaccine
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: Japanese researchers develop all-round flu vaccine

Huh, i wonder if they could apply this to other mutating virii.
by hideki101
Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:55 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Alternate forms of launching stuff into space
Replies: 51
Views: 3630

Re: Alternate forms of launching stuff into space

SciFi reading fixation FTW.... I've heard many crazy ideas like a two mile long cannon firing a space shuttle bullet, but they don't seem to think about the huge amount of G's exerted on an object accelerating at the same rate as a bullet. See Jules Verne, From the Earth to the Moon . Dudes in a gu...
by hideki101
Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:24 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2853
Views: 560234

Re: Common Questions

Sir_Elderberry wrote:
hideki101 wrote:I got it, thanks you two. Oh, and Sir Elderberry? Happy ruing day! :D


I have the flu. Second Talon's arm is long, indeed, to sway even viruses.

Ouch. Well, Hope you feel better soon.
by hideki101
Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:13 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2853
Views: 560234

Re: Common Questions

I got it, thanks you two. Oh, and Sir Elderberry? Happy ruing day! :D
by hideki101
Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:05 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2853
Views: 560234

Re: Common Questions

Question:( for labwork)

I have a voltage of 546V across two plates spaced ~4mm apart. I know the equation to find the field here is E=(deltaV)/(distance between the plates).

The question is for the V: do I just use the V given, or do I have to double it (DeltaV between +/- charged plates)?
by hideki101
Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Xtreme Kansas College of Damnation
Replies: 37
Views: 1776

Re: Xtreme Kansas College of Damnation

Sloth and Pride. Why the hell am I on the computer so often? Because it takes my mind off what i really should be doing. I'm also sometimes too full of myself to realize when I need help, that's gotten me into trouble many times...
by hideki101
Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:26 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Star Trek vs. Star Wars
Replies: 360
Views: 146058

Re: Star Trek vs. Star Wars

I think you are all asking the wrong question. It's not about which side is more powerful, it's about whether or not the borg gain force powers when they assimilate a jedi. I would assume that jedi would be able to retain their identity in the event of assimilation, assuming the assimilation takes ...
by hideki101
Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:35 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Build an Arsenal
Replies: 175
Views: 10668

Re: Build an Arsenal

A pole saw (electric chainsaw on a pole)
a rather large amount of pens and pencils
a laptop and charger
two different kinds of pocketknives
a 1.6 m oak stick with a rather large knot on one end
backgammon set
chess set
a .8 m oak stick carved to have an edge
by hideki101
Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:44 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Subtitling vs. dubbing
Replies: 147
Views: 16762

Re: Subtitling vs. dubbing

If possible, I would like to watch it in subs, just to hear the original tone of the scene. (really though I'm assuming anime here) Generally, things get lost in the dub, if it's for certain age groups (young-preteen) there are enough cultural and societal differences between Japan and the US that s...
by hideki101
Sat Jan 24, 2009 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Graphic Calculators
Replies: 17
Views: 1519

Re: Graphic Calculators

I haven't taken physics, but Precalc 1 and 2 as well as Calc 1-3 at my community college allow graphing calculators, provided they don't have certain functions. For example, a TI-84 (which cannot preform integration and differentiation for you) is allowed, but a TI-89 (which can) is not. Actually a...
by hideki101
Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:13 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Star Trek vs. Star Wars
Replies: 360
Views: 146058

Re: Star Trek vs. Star Wars

1. Nope, for instance an episode of Voyager has them finding a superadvanced race descended from our earth's dinosaurs! Roughly 65 million years old. I can't remember any other specific examples but I remember at least a couple of races who had numbers like "hundreds of millions" attached...
by hideki101
Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Star Trek vs. Star Wars
Replies: 360
Views: 146058

Re: Star Trek vs. Star Wars

1. Nope, for instance an episode of Voyager has them finding a superadvanced race descended from our earth's dinosaurs! Roughly 65 million years old. I can't remember any other specific examples but I remember at least a couple of races who had numbers like "hundreds of millions" attached...
by hideki101
Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:09 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Science Websites
Replies: 69
Views: 192813

Science Websites

As far as I can tell, there is no thread here to display useful scientific resources on the web. So, following in the vein of the math forum, this thread is for the posting of the above scientific resources. I'm a physics major, so these sites are the ones I know. Other science majors are welcome to...

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