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Re: The Randome Thread: Real Conversations Start Here!

Postby BRMBug » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:58 pm

Hmm. Quiet around here, ishn't it?
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Postby zzyzx 2 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:18 am

BRMBug wrote:Hmm. Quiet around here, ishn't it?


Yessssh it iz :(
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Postby Unassumption » Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:57 pm

It's not cannibalism.

So true! Just because we're both mammals, doesn't mean eating pigs is 'cannibalism.' I watched a letsplay of a game where you date pigeons (it's japanese, that should answer all your questions) over the summer and the fans were mad that the pigeons eat other birds.

I watched a debate between staff over whether animal research should be continued. I expected the anti-animal testing guys to talk about ethics but they kept saying "animals are different to people, so tests on them aren't applicable." This couldn't be more wrong but on googling it, I find almost all anti-animal research people say it. Many fundamental things about humans were discovered in plants, bacteria or fungi, including the control of cell division that goes wrong in cancer; if those things which aren't even animals can be used, how could animals not be? Drugs which work on flies and worms usually work the same on humans even though there are some differences in detail which mean we need to test on us (also animals) too. Oddly people who oppose tests never protest testing on worms and flies, despite the fact that's what most is done on (because it's cheaper and easier, mostly). It works because we share almost all our genes. / i said so much stuff to make up for people not saying things :I

Quiet around here, ishn't it?

Maybe the power went out on all the poster's computers simultaneously?
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Postby Hayley B » Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:07 pm

^ Wow, you sure love to talk. Awesome that you sure help a quiet room.

I hope everyone has been doing well. I'm doing my rare showing up to this forum of course.

Been looking forward to new South Park episodes. I do hope they make a Christmas one. Since it has been a while.
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Postby (ugly)Bob » Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:48 am

Has anyone in all seriousness considered what the time is in space? I have way too much time in my hands iim starting to ponder about these things.
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Re: The Randome Thread: Real Conversations Start Here!

Postby Kensuke » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:51 am

Well, we measure time relative to the rotation of the earth and it's position from the sun. If we were in space, I don't think there would really be any frame of reference if we want to put a specific am/pm time to it.
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Postby Milo Vonnegut 3 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 2:59 pm

Issac Newton's view on time was separate from space. But when Albert Einstein introduced his Theory of Relativity in the early 20th century, he suggested that time wasn't separate from space but connected to it. Time and space combined to form space-time, and everyone measures their own experience in it differently because the speed of light (300,000 km per second) is the same for ever observer. In other words, if all observers have to agree on the speed of light being 300,000 km per second, then they can't agree on the time it takes for other objects to travel relative to them.
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Postby Mamont » Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:38 am

Time is not a constant. It's dependent on speed and gravity. The faster you go, the slower time goes. This has been proven by tests.
Gravity also slows down time.
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Postby (ugly)Bob » Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:01 am

Thanks for the explanation peeps
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Postby Unassumption » Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:38 pm

I searched it on youtube and found a bunch of videos on 'what time is it in space' including this one by NASAon a slightly different issue, what Earth time zone people in space stations use to communicate with Earth. Search tools are great for answering crazy seeming questions. It's best not to be ashamed of wierd questions as pursuing them can lead to new information; I think relativity is partly about what time is in space as the linked video describes (with so little math that even my numerically illiterate mind could kinda get it).

I hear time means something totally different on the atomic scale; I recently read about anexperiment suggesting it doesn't really exist down there and emerges from interactions between them, or something.

How fast you go changes how fast time is for you, now that is crazy!
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Re: The Randome Thread: Real Conversations Start Here!

Postby BRMBug » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:13 pm

Randome: Bill Hader's hosting a horror movie marathon on TCM. The original Bucket of Blood was just on, and Dementia 13 is up next. 'Baby Jane is up after.
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Postby (ugly)Bob » Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:21 am

Time. I wonder about the concept of time travel, apparently one can only travel forwards and we already are! Per second. How would you fast forward the world ...?
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Postby Mamont » Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:36 pm

Meet Thomas Midgley Jr.
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A tragic figure of modern science. He was a celebrated scientist in his days who's legacy turned out to be not so great. In early 1920s while working for GM he discovered that lead in gasoline can prevent engine knocking. GM started producing leaded fuel, advertising it as superior to other fuels and gave majority of population in developed world lead poisoning.
Later Midgley began working on alternative to toxic and flammable refrigerant and successfully synthesised dichlorodifluoromethane, aka freon. 30 years after his death consequences of this discovery became apparent - ozone hole the size of Antarctica.
In 1940 he contracted polio. To help others lift him from his bed he developed a system of ropes and pulleys, which eventually killed him - he got entangled in the ropes and strangled.
Nowadays he is known as a man who "had more impact on the atmosphere than any other single organism in Earth's history."
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Re: The Randome Thread: Real Conversations Start Here!

Postby BRMBug » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:01 pm

(ugly)Bob wrote:Time. I wonder about the concept of time travel, apparently one can only travel forwards and we already are! Per second. How would you fast forward the world ...?

You've gotta drive really, really fvcking fast. :twisted:

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Something else arrived yesterday, that I've only just been able to open today. There will be more on that later.
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Re: The Randome Thread: Real Conversations Start Here!

Postby BRMBug » Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:41 pm

SHIT! FUCK! DAMN! HELL! CRAP!
Dr. Who: The End of Time was on. I got so engrossed in it that I missed the new episode. Worst of all, there was a recording conflict with Dr. Who, American Horror Story, and South Park. South Park lost out. :x I'm gonna have to watch the new ep when it repeats at 11.

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