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by Scyrus
Sun May 26, 2013 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Fission in Bose-Einstein Condensates
Replies: 11
Views: 6839

Re: Fission in Bose-Einstein Condensates

No, wait, I've made the mistake of thinking only of elementary bosons, there are indeed nuclei and atoms that are bosonic. Im not familiar with the properties of the BEC, I don't want to induce you in error.
by Scyrus
Sun May 26, 2013 2:20 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Fission in Bose-Einstein Condensates
Replies: 11
Views: 6839

Re: Fission in Bose-Einstein Condensates

But the Bose gas is composed of bosons. Elementary particles cannot undergo fission.
by Scyrus
Thu May 09, 2013 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Evolution question: Why DON'T niches get filled
Replies: 61
Views: 9855

Re: Evolution question: Why DON'T niches get filled

Evolution was explained to me as a drive to fill a niche. An asteroid wipes out all the big animals, but those big animals filled niches, so the remaining little animals diversify, evolve to fill the niches, and now we have big animals again. I understood it as there existing variety in a populatio...
by Scyrus
Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:34 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Designing a (Totally) self sufficient Mars colony
Replies: 245
Views: 39634

Re: Designing a (Totally) self sufficient Mars colony

I don't think airlocks are really that tricky; if we can make airlocks on submarines or space stations, we can make airlocks on Mars. I imagine the main unique obstacle to just about anything mechanical will be that the goddamn dust fines get into everything. Would it be possible to make a glass do...
by Scyrus
Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:00 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Microsoft Office
Replies: 7
Views: 3910

Re: Microsoft Office

I have successfully removed Office 2007 using a tool I found on the Microsoft Support page phlip linked to. Although Office 2007 couldn't be reinstalled successfully, Microsoft Office 2010 has replaced it and is working well. So the problem is solved (even though I'm not sure what caused it) and tha...
by Scyrus
Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:41 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Microsoft Office
Replies: 7
Views: 3910

Re: Microsoft Office

"The problem is neither not enough ROM or RAM" Sure, but neither of those is disk space . I'm not even sure what "not enough ROM" would mean, in this context. Is there anything here you haven't tried? I'm sorry, in my language, disk space is the same thing as (hard drive)storage...
by Scyrus
Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:26 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Microsoft Office
Replies: 7
Views: 3910

Re: Microsoft Office

I suppose it's the obvious question, but since you don't seem to have mentioned it: How much free disk space do you have? "The problem is neither not enough ROM or RAM" I have 322 Gb free space out of 452. The issue doesn't seem to be as simple but thanks for your reply. Sometimes, when a...
by Scyrus
Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:49 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Microsoft Office
Replies: 7
Views: 3910

Microsoft Office

Whenever attempting to open any Office document (excel, word, doesn't matter) I get the following error message: "Not enough disk space to run Word." I really need Office as I use it for every project. I've searched the web for a solution but, as there are also endless possible causes, the...
by Scyrus
Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Getting rid of my digestive system
Replies: 24
Views: 10000

Re: Getting rid of my digestive system

I think you're grossly underestimating what the gut microbiota is reponsible for. They are pivotal in metabolizing some molecules that you either can not or spend a lot more energy to. They assist in developing and maintaining the surface cells of your intestines. All of these are redundant if you ...
by Scyrus
Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:15 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Time Travel Equilibrium
Replies: 5
Views: 6127

Re: Time Travel Equilibrium

If you are using the parallel worlds interpretation I can imagine a lot of people abusing timetravel to heist other worlds to get more money for even more timetravels. People could also lose their touch with morality and interdimensional kidnapping and trafficking would be commonplace. Not to mentio...
by Scyrus
Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:04 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Getting rid of my digestive system
Replies: 24
Views: 10000

Re: Getting rid of my digestive system

I have a question, can one person survive a diet of being injected/fed intravenously with pre-prepared solutions containing essential molecules without eating anything? (But being able to drink water). Without making any direct alterations to the body, of course. Not indefinitely, no. Your gut micr...
by Scyrus
Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:08 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why do some people believe the universe is infinite?
Replies: 91
Views: 14646

Re: Why do some people believe the universe is infinite?

When people say infinity/infinity is indeterminate they don't mean that it is now and forever incalculable. It just means that you need more information about what type of infinities you're dealing with in order to figure it out. For example, if you try to use a simple plug 'n' chug approach to sol...
by Scyrus
Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why do some people believe the universe is infinite?
Replies: 91
Views: 14646

Re: Why do some people believe the universe is infinite?

But it is 50% of something . A percentage has neither meaning nor units by itself, it is always a percentage of something. If you imagine an object with, for example, 10 kilogram per metre density, "50%" is merely 50%*10 = (50*10)/100 = 5. On the example of an infinite chessboard, 50% of i...
by Scyrus
Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:27 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why do some people believe the universe is infinite?
Replies: 91
Views: 14646

Re: Why do some people believe the universe is infinite?

Please excuse me for my ignorance, but Im having some trouble wrapping my brain around some of these concepts. I know Wiki is a terrible source, but I can't find any more evidence for an infinite Universe with infinite mass than I can for the opposite. It says that the universe may be infinite, but ...
by Scyrus
Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:08 am UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Getting rid of my digestive system
Replies: 24
Views: 10000

Re: Getting rid of my digestive system

I have a question, can one person survive a diet of being injected/fed intravenously with pre-prepared solutions containing essential molecules without eating anything?
(But being able to drink water). Without making any direct alterations to the body, of course.
by Scyrus
Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:26 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Microscopic curiosity
Replies: 9
Views: 2846

Re: Microscopic curiosity

Do you have access to growth mediums you can just inoculate? Then you could grow your own microorganisms, observe them, even select for those you find more interesting. Protozoans are fairly fun to observe, especially when they phagocyte other beings. If not, Im pretty sure plant leaves are covered ...
by Scyrus
Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:16 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Metal Stuff
Replies: 33
Views: 5959

Re: Metal Stuff

Everything in Star Wars is made of metal, or alloys. For example, the streets on any populated planet are paved with metal. Crates are made of metal. Buildings are made of mostly metal, and a bit of plastic. Ships (space or naval), droids, weapons, armor are all made of metal. Lightsabers are made o...
by Scyrus
Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:12 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 96167
Views: 7739397

Re: Count to a Million

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by Scyrus
Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:49 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Question about superheating water
Replies: 12
Views: 3770

Re: Question about superheating water

One possibility is that something from the tea (perhaps an acid?) is acting to lower the boiling point of the water slightly. Im not fully aware of the contents of the tea bag, but wouldn't adding a solute actually increase the boiling point of the water? Also, what kind of cup is it? Is it porcela...
by Scyrus
Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:53 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Exploding arrows
Replies: 51
Views: 28187

Re: Exploding arrows

Hollowed out chamber within the arrowheads filled with nitroglycerin?

Would explode on contact with everything, however.
by Scyrus
Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What is this lab equipment called?
Replies: 8
Views: 3206

Re: What is this lab equipment called?

We call it what roughly translates as "Decantation Ampoule", we use it to separate immiscible liquids.
by Scyrus
Tue May 29, 2012 4:55 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Merging black holes / wormholes
Replies: 8
Views: 2100

Re: Merging black holes / wormholes

Sizik wrote:The current theory is that they will combine into a bigger black hole.


It would also release a lot of energy, correct?
by Scyrus
Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Some "Easy" stuff about black holes
Replies: 51
Views: 8022

Re: Some "Easy" stuff about black holes

Speaking of black hole evaporation and time dilation: does that mean even an infalling observer would never observe himself crossing the event horizon? What I mean is, time would appear to speed up as he approaches the event horizon, so the black hole's rate of evaporation would appear to him to be...
by Scyrus
Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Some "Easy" stuff about black holes
Replies: 51
Views: 8022

Re: Some "Easy" stuff about black holes

1. So the singularity would be a two dimensional disk? The way I read it it was described as some sort of a ring or donut, with a hole in the middle, which was the origin of my question :P 2. Please do elaborate! :) 3. So what the layman calls the black hole is actually the black hole + event horiz...
by Scyrus
Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Some "Easy" stuff about black holes
Replies: 51
Views: 8022

Re: Some "Easy" stuff about black holes

Hello, I am not well versed in the matter, in fact this is info I dug up as well, but I believe I can answer one or two questions to some extent. :) 1. You are describing a Kerr black hole, which is essentialy a rotating black hole which, instead of being a single point singularity, is a rotating si...
by Scyrus
Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Worst thing you've seen in a lab
Replies: 256
Views: 233212

Re: Worst thing you've seen in a lab

Someone pouring distilled water into a highly concentrated solution of nitric acid.
by Scyrus
Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:30 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Worst thing you've seen in a lab
Replies: 256
Views: 233212

Re: Worst thing you've seen in a lab

Over 30 unlabeled test tubes and erlenmeyers (not empty of crouse).
by Scyrus
Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:44 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Any CD/DVD inserted into the driver is read as being blank
Replies: 5
Views: 1627

Re: Any CD/DVD inserted into the driver is read as being bla

After leaving the PC off for a day it returned to normal, mysteriously. Sometimes it does the same thing but if I reboot it quickly recovers. I have no idea what could be causing it, no doubt it is something that interferes with it while the computer is already operational. Since it only happens rar...
by Scyrus
Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:54 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Any CD/DVD inserted into the driver is read as being blank
Replies: 5
Views: 1627

Any CD/DVD inserted into the driver is read as being blank

So, I have a pretty much brand new laptop. Never had any software or hardware issues. Without any hardware or system changes, suddenly it stopped "reading" any DVDs or Cds. It's not that they aren't detected, they are all read as being blank which is untrue for the great majority of them. ...
by Scyrus
Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: things to do before you die
Replies: 46
Views: 8149

Re: things to do before you die

-Die smiling, happy and satisfied with a rich and full life. You can't die before you die. Dying as in a continuous, gradual process. -Achieve biological immortality Again, this is cheating. Not really, since it is "before I die" it merely means that I want to live a prolonged life free o...
by Scyrus
Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: things to do before you die
Replies: 46
Views: 8149

Re: things to do before you die

Achieve happiness. Haha! I will second that. ... :cry: Ditto. -Learn to play the piano & compose a piece. -Father a child (conceived or adopted). -Go to space. -Meet at least one celebrity I admire. -Discover cures or more efficient treatments to a variety of diseases. -Write a book. -Visit Tun...
by Scyrus
Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Cats and the Weird Things They Do
Replies: 69
Views: 11976

Re: Cats and the Weird Things They Do

I have a female feral cat. She, along with two sisters were born in the woods, found extremely young by their dead mother. The three female feral cats were took in and fed and taken care of. However, maybe she didn't adapt or was bullied by the other two sisters, but one died soon, perhaps of starva...
by Scyrus
Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:08 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Anonymous
Replies: 21
Views: 10039

Re: Anonymous

The media have given the majority of the people who know about the existence of Anonymous that it is some sort of internet rebel group. This is false. Anonymous is not a well defined, organized group. No one is "part" of Anonymous. No one leads Anonymous and they have no goals or purpose. ...
by Scyrus
Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:10 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Life origins problem
Replies: 50
Views: 6770

Re: Life origins problem

Finding just one self replicator by having them spontaneously generate already demonstrates their ability to spontaneously generate, so the hypothetical experiment I attempted earlier was capable of doing both, they aren't mutually exclusive. As for it's importance , having all of them would give a ...
by Scyrus
Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:39 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Life origins problem
Replies: 50
Views: 6770

Re: Life origins problem

And then study those that exhibit the replicating mechanism? But then you might miss many other combinations that would also potentially have the ability to replicate. If we take the earlier goal of discovering the finite number of arrangements that allow for replication we could perform the origina...
by Scyrus
Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Good News, Bad News
Replies: 8750
Views: 900253

Re: Good News, Bad News

Bad news: This miracle cost the jobs of other people in the world, and now they are declaring war.
by Scyrus
Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Legitimate Faith vs Wacky Cult
Replies: 174
Views: 22355

Re: Legitimate Faith vs Wacky Cult

Since we are living beings and our goal is to survive, I would say that anything that is highly detrimental to this purpose (dangerous) should be excluded from "valid religious beliefs". If a person believes in a flying spaghetti monster but harms no one doing so, then he/she may believe i...
by Scyrus
Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Life origins problem
Replies: 50
Views: 6770

Re: Life origins problem

Not easy? It's near impossible. You're taking it too seriously. Surely there must be a way for such an experiment to be possible, though, even if it's not by repeated sterilization processes. What would be more efficient than current methods? If this experiment were conceived, would it not bring use...
by Scyrus
Thu Jan 26, 2012 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: What is the mass of a feather?
Replies: 229
Views: 321685

Re: What is the mass of a feather?

But wouldn't that be true to any abstract concept? Any of those can be regarded as only existing subjectively. If we can simply take this construct of the mind, this...feather, as you call it, you can launch from it an electron and measure its speed along the way*. Repeat until you determine the ele...
by Scyrus
Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Life origins problem
Replies: 50
Views: 6770

Re: Life origins problem

Yes, its robots all the way down :)

But I reckon at some point nothing would survive such a hard process

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