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by Vanzetti
Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Baby carrots are the new junk food
Replies: 51
Views: 6767

Re: Baby carrots are the new junk food

CorruptUser wrote:Strawberries and Kiwi for me. If only kiwi was easier to eat.


What`s the problem with eating kiwi? You rip it in two, suck what`s inside and lick your fingers. Repeat ad libitum.
by Vanzetti
Mon Jan 24, 2011 2:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Secret papers reveal slow death of Middle East peace process
Replies: 72
Views: 6500

Re: Secret papers reveal slow death of Middle East peace pro

The Palestinians were proposing to hand over their capital, a part of the city all abrahamic religions deem holy, and to put one of the most holy religious sites in Islam under joint custody with Israel. Their only condition is a small token from Israel so the Palestinians aren't going to lynch the...
by Vanzetti
Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0751: "Swimsuit Issue"
Replies: 119
Views: 31001

Re: "Swimsuit Issue" Discussion

Easiest way is to pack files into zip (or something else) with a password.
by Vanzetti
Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Funding from the military
Replies: 60
Views: 5317

Re: Funding from the military

I`d love funding from the military.

Because I`m evil, that`s why. :twisted:
by Vanzetti
Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:50 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Nuclear test in a vacuum chamber
Replies: 4
Views: 1524

Re: Nuclear test in a vacuum chamber

Nope. Keep in mind that that radiation still carries all the energy otherwise present in the shockwave, so when it hits the wall the resulting vapourized material will just generate a shockwave of it own. Keep in mind the inverse-square law. Radiation intensity is inversely proportional to the squa...
by Vanzetti
Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:12 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Nuclear test in a vacuum chamber
Replies: 4
Views: 1524

Nuclear test in a vacuum chamber

As I understand it, the most directly destructive aspect of a nuclear explosion is a shockwave. So, I was thinking, what if we build a large underground spherical vacuum chamber (few hundreds meters in diameter?), cover the surface with carbon (or other material with high melting point - tungsten, p...
by Vanzetti
Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:14 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Fusion Reactors
Replies: 29
Views: 2892

Re: Fusion Reactors

n00bpwn3r wrote:Speaking of fusion reactors, I have a question. Why are they trying to make a reaction that sustains fusion? Why not pulse it, like a car engine?


Because steam engine is easier than car engine? :D
by Vanzetti
Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:03 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Fusion Reactors
Replies: 29
Views: 2892

Re: Fusion Reactors

Pers wrote:Touché (though not terribly relevant to a discussion of fusion reactors).


There was a project that was supposed to use fusion bombs for energy. Pity it wasn`t built, really...
by Vanzetti
Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:47 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Water discovered on Moon - they say.
Replies: 13
Views: 2064

Re: Water discovered on Moon - they say.

This is very cool news... sadly our current president does not show much enthusiasm for us returning to the moon. :| We have other problems right now that need to be dealt with before we start sending people back there. I'd rather that funding go to fusion research or methods to improve efficiency ...
by Vanzetti
Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:59 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Why Windows is better than Linux
Replies: 211
Views: 92622

Re: Why Windows is better than Linux

Thing is, I use my PC for internet and games. And Win XP is not crashing often enough for me to bother adding another OS... In fact, in the last few months if haven`t crashed at all.
by Vanzetti
Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:25 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Why Windows is better than Linux
Replies: 211
Views: 92622

Re: Why Windows is better than Linux

I`ll tel you why windows is better than Linux and, in fact, better than any other OS.

GAMES.

Now, where is this flawless windows emulation we are waiting for a decade already? You can`t do it, huh? :roll:
by Vanzetti
Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:03 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: 1g space travel
Replies: 31
Views: 5450

Re: 1g space travel

And what if the passengers are frozen?
by Vanzetti
Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:36 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Longevity
Replies: 12
Views: 1333

Re: Longevity

by Vanzetti
Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:17 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Does light exert gravity?
Replies: 69
Views: 7628

Re: Does light exert gravity?

Our black hole is made only of photons. When it appears, there is no singularity yet. And since photons must always move at C, how will a singularity come to being?
by Vanzetti
Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:33 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The problem with vactrains
Replies: 81
Views: 9848

Re: The problem with vactrains

I believe the biggest problem would be terrorism. How could you protect the tens (possibly hundreds) of thousands of miles of vacuum tunnel required for a transportation network? It would be too easy for someone to poke a hole in the side of a tunnel and suddenly we find a train traveling miles/sec...
by Vanzetti
Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Does light exert gravity?
Replies: 69
Views: 7628

Re: Does light exert gravity?

Goemon wrote:
Soralin wrote:If you get enough photon energy into a small enough volume, then it will form a black hole, but there's no way for the photons to escape.


Inside this photon black hole, photons stil have to move at a speed of C? If so, how are they going to fall into the singularity?
by Vanzetti
Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:39 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: 1g space travel
Replies: 31
Views: 5450

Re: 1g space travel

Because you'll be losing fuel mass, it would be more pertinent to look at a constant force and a decreasing mass. No, because you've still got to think of the passengers. Even though the thing at the end might be small enough to decelerate at 10g instead of 1, that's not a good idea if you want any...
by Vanzetti
Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:21 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The problem with vactrains
Replies: 81
Views: 9848

Re: The problem with vactrains

London to New York is about 5600 km. With a constant 1g acceleration (for half the trip, and 1 g decelleration for another half) you can do the trip in 25 minutes, reaching a top speed of 27 km/s. Awesome. Constant 1G acceleration is problematic. It will sum with Earth gravity to 1.41 G at an angle...
by Vanzetti
Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Давай поговорим! (Russian practice)
Replies: 64
Views: 49104

Re: Давай поговорим! (Russian practice)

I know russian, if someone needs something.
by Vanzetti
Sat Aug 29, 2009 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Hilarious use for bad computer translations
Replies: 119
Views: 16164

Re: Hilarious use for bad computer translations

Imagine there's no Heaven It's easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Below us, above us only sky if I can not go to Heaven is easy to imagine the hell no Below us, above us only if it is empty, I can not go to Heaven Hell is easy to imagine. We only over when we have it under the sky, ...
by Vanzetti
Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:17 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The problem with vactrains
Replies: 81
Views: 9848

Re: The problem with vactrains

Starlight7 wrote:Gravity trains are much more interesting anyway :D, a lot less realistic though.


Kinda stupid they are, because you can`t choose where to go...
by Vanzetti
Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: The problem with vactrains
Replies: 81
Views: 9848

The problem with vactrains

I was wondering why there are no vactrains yet, since they are an awesome idea and, unlike FTL, in the realm of the possible. We already have working maglev trains. I am quessing that the most difficult problem vactrains face is maintaining vacuum inside the tube. The vacuum in LHC tunnel is, AFAIK,...
by Vanzetti
Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:46 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Does light exert gravity?
Replies: 69
Views: 7628

Re: Does light exert gravity?

Well, yes or no? Can`t you people decide? :D
by Vanzetti
Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:35 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Does light exert gravity?
Replies: 69
Views: 7628

Re: Does light exert gravity?

Actually, my initial idea was a lot more extreme. I want to create a black hole out of one photon. I mean, its energy should rise with frequency, right? And so should mass.

However, since its a photon, shouldn`t we get a black hole moving at a speed of light?
by Vanzetti
Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Does light exert gravity?
Replies: 69
Views: 7628

Re: Does light exert gravity?

Since photons contribute to the stress-energy tensor, they exert a gravitational attraction on other objects, according to the theory of general relativity. Honestly though, couldn't really elaborate on that one, because I'm an undergrad bio major also. Hey, fellow biologist. :) Now, if photons do ...
by Vanzetti
Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:01 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Does light exert gravity?
Replies: 69
Views: 7628

Does light exert gravity?

Hello. Please bear with me, I`m an undergrad biologist. :oops: So, I understand that gravity affects light - gravity lenses, black holes, etc. But does light exerts gravity? By that I mean, when a heavy object is causing passing photons to curve, do those photons make the object move, like it would ...

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