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by Ziggy
Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:20 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: DIY External hard drive help
Replies: 1
Views: 550

DIY External hard drive help

I need advice on how to do a DIY portable hard drive. My grandparents just gave me my old old computer back (they broke the mouse, making it useless for solitaire and hence useless to them), and feeling adventurous, I ripped it apart. Now I'd like to actually use some of the stuff I pulled out. The ...
by Ziggy
Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:33 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Time travel paradoxes
Replies: 58
Views: 6287

Re: Time travel paradoxes

Assuming time travel is possible, it seems obvious to me that the classic time-travel paradoxes are all impossible. However, I absolutely hate the "universe protects itself" idea fro the movie The Time Machine, and the split timeline hypothesis or anything involving quantum mechanics seems...
by Ziggy
Sat Nov 01, 2008 6:59 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: $5000 budget Experiment Ideas
Replies: 16
Views: 2148

Re: $5000 budget Experiment Ideas

With respect to the the parabolic reflective troughs, I've got an idea for how to make a relatively simple tracking system that can bypass any need for outside information like what time it is, or where the sun should be at that time on that particular day. Make a short, half-cylinder trough, and co...
by Ziggy
Sat Nov 01, 2008 4:15 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Impulses and collisions
Replies: 22
Views: 2426

Re: Impulses and collisions

Well, that depends on their shapes. If they are both spherical, there is no way they can affect one another's angular momentum in a frictionless universe. If they are any other shape I think you would need more than one additional constraint.
by Ziggy
Sat Nov 01, 2008 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Buoyancy in zero gravity
Replies: 18
Views: 5428

Re: Buoyancy in zero gravity

Alias wrote:until they have space station paint ball

I am incredibly disappointed by the fact that we have managed to build a space station and not include a Battle Room.
by Ziggy
Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:14 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0485: "Depth"
Replies: 145
Views: 33347

Re: "Depth" Discussion

I was really hoping to see Feynman's copy of Encyclopedia Britannica on this one. And "turtles all the way down," that'd be cool, especially in light of my wished for "Plenty of Room at the Bottom" reference. (Cause the turtles aren't supposed to be tiny, but they would make sens...
by Ziggy
Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:33 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Robots on a Plane(t) [SOLUTIONS + SPOILERS THREAD]
Replies: 96
Views: 28057

Re: Robots on a Plane(t) [SOLUTIONS + SPOILERS THREAD]

Since you place no restrictions on the robots except that they can only sense each other by touch, I am going to assume that they are capable of being Von Neumann machines. If a Von Neumann machine can build a copy of itself, it follow that it could also enlarge itself. So the instructions are: Incr...
by Ziggy
Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1018
Views: 285636

Re: Recommend one artist

Coheed & Cambria. They're a bit of an acquired taste, but once you get used to Claudio Sanchez's voice (think Geddy Lee but a bit higher at times) you'll freaking love them. Here are a few of their best: Welcome Home the music video is censored and shortened, here is the full version set to scen...

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