1621: "Fixion"

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1621: "Fixion"

Postby dalcde » Fri Dec 25, 2015 7:57 am UTC

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Title text: "My theory predicts that, at high enough energies, FRBs and perytons become indistinguishable because the detector burns out."

So this is what they found at CERN.

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Re: 1621: "Fixion"

Postby rhomboidal » Fri Dec 25, 2015 8:08 am UTC

Perfect supersymmetry implies that the fixion must have a corresponding superpartner particle with the same mass but even sillier name.

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Re: 1621: "Fixion"

Postby Grop » Fri Dec 25, 2015 9:14 am UTC

Science fixion!

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Re: 1621: "Fixion"

Postby Tova » Fri Dec 25, 2015 9:15 am UTC

Well, doesn't that make you appreciate how many unsolved problems there still are!

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Re: 1621: "Fixion"

Postby orthogon » Fri Dec 25, 2015 10:01 am UTC

I fear that the theory is still incomplete. Can it explain Donald Trump?
xtifr wrote:... and orthogon merely sounds undecided.

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Re: 1621: "Fixion"

Postby jozwa » Fri Dec 25, 2015 11:15 am UTC

The god of the gaps particle.

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Re: 1621: "Fixion"

Postby Flumble » Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:59 pm UTC

orthogon wrote:I fear that the theory is still incomplete. Can it explain Donald Trump?

rhomboidal wrote:Perfect supersymmetry implies that the fixion must have a corresponding superpartner particle with the same mass but even sillier name.

By tirare ex ano, the fixion has a mass of about 90kg.

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Re: 1621: "Fixion"

Postby richP » Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:51 pm UTC

wouldn't the discovery of said particle put all the physicists out of work?

side not: "physicists" is surprisingly hard to spell correctly.

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Re: 1621: "Fixion"

Postby ShifterCat » Fri Dec 25, 2015 6:05 pm UTC

This is a very different usage of "peryton" than the one I'm used to, which is a sort of carnivorous flying deer from medieval mythology: Image

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Re: 1621: "Fixion"

Postby yakkoTDI » Fri Dec 25, 2015 7:16 pm UTC

richP wrote:wouldn't the discovery of said particle put all the physicists out of work?

side not: "physicists" is surprisingly hard to spell correctly.


Theoretically yes.

Also, 'note' seems to be hard to spell correctly as well.

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Re: 1621: "Fixion"

Postby Reecer6 » Fri Dec 25, 2015 7:48 pm UTC

Then all the Physicists would devote their time to annoying Randall by asking him how he just created a particle retroactively and spread it across space-time.

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Re: 1621: "Fixion"

Postby Solra Bizna » Fri Dec 25, 2015 8:31 pm UTC

A friend of mine thought the bottom right one was a Minitel joke.

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Re: 1621: "Fixion"

Postby rjm.smits » Fri Dec 25, 2015 9:16 pm UTC

Okay, I just really need to mention that these "Peryton" bursts already contain dispersion. This means that the burst is delayed towards larger wavelengths. We now know that these bursts are caused by opening the microwave-oven (and its Faraday cage) at the visitor centre of Parkes when the microwave-oven is still running. Apparently this process introduces dispersion which makes them look so similar to Fast Radio Bursts. However, a radio burst from deep space undergoes dispersion due to interaction with charged particles in the interstellar medium. This causes a delay in the radio-waves that scales with the square of the wavelength. But the dispersion of the "Perytons" is non-quadratic, which is why these bursts were never believed to come from space. Because the dispersion in the Fast Radio Bursts is perfectly quadratic, they are almost certainly from deep space.
Unless of course the Fixion fixes this...

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Re: 1621: "Fixion"

Postby Ken_g6 » Fri Dec 25, 2015 10:58 pm UTC

When a fixion is collided with a strange quark, it produces a top quark. (Also known as a "truth" quark.)

Thus proving that truth is stranger than fixion. :mrgreen:

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Re: 1621: "Fixion"

Postby San Fran Sam » Sat Dec 26, 2015 3:15 am UTC

It's a dessert topping! And it's a floor wax!

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Re: 1621: "Fixion"

Postby dtilque » Sun Dec 27, 2015 1:04 am UTC

orthogon wrote:I fear that the theory is still incomplete. Can it explain Donald Trump?


The anti-fixion is needed to explain him.
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Re: 1621: "Fixion"

Postby OP Tipping » Sun Dec 27, 2015 7:11 am UTC

Surely 'fixion would be more appropriate at Easter.
a) Please explain the specific MEDICAL reason for ordering this MEDICATION !
b) Please state the nature of your ailment or injury.
c) One a scale of one to ten, how would you rate your pain?
d) Please state the nature of the medical emergency.

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Re: 1621: "Fixion"

Postby PM 2Ring » Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:01 am UTC

OP Tipping wrote:Surely 'fixion would be more appropriate at Easter.

Crucially.

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Re: 1621: "Fixion"

Postby jewish_scientist » Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:53 am UTC

Ken_g6 wrote:When a fixion is collided with a strange quark, it produces a top quark. (Also known as a "truth" quark.)

Thus proving that truth is stranger than fixion. :mrgreen:

When I read this I literally said "YES!" and did a little fist-pump.
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Re: 1621: "Fixion"

Postby cab » Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:13 pm UTC

I had no idea half these problems existed, awesome read / comic.

Now that I know about antimatter I feel there needs to be a Romeo x Juliet with one being matter and one being anti matter. Talk about star crossed lovers.


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