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Re: Inspirations

Postby SecondTalon » Sun Aug 02, 2015 5:52 pm UTC

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Re: Inspirations

Postby Jplus » Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:30 am UTC

FierceContinent wrote:Trying to read Ulysses
"He slipped card and letter into his sidepocket, reviewing again the soldiers on parade Where's old Tweedy's regiment?
Castoff soldier. There: bearskin cap and hackle plume. No.he's a grenadier. Pointed cuffs. There he is: royal Dublin fusiliers.Redcoats.
Too showy. That must be why the women go after them. Uniform. Easier to enlist and drill. Maud Gonnes letter about taking them off O'Connell street at night:disgrace to our Irish capital. Griffith's paper is on the same tack now: an army rotten with venereal disease: overseas or halfseasover empire. Half baked they look: hypnotised like. Eyes front. Mark time. Table: able. Bed: ed. The King’s own. Never see him dressed up as a fireman or a bobby. A mason, yes."

Kinda reminds me of Deva and addams' posts.

I bet that isn't the original Ulysses by Homer.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby Neil_Boekend » Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:07 am UTC

Indeed. It is far to eloquent for Homer Simpson.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby FierceContinent » Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:45 pm UTC

Neil_Boekend wrote:Indeed. It is far to eloquent for Homer Simpson.

"Mr Leopold Bloom ate with relish the inner organs of beasts and fowls. He liked thick giblet soup, nutty gizzards, a stuffed roast heart, liver slices fried with crustcrumbs, fried hencod's roes"
Mmmm... nutty gizzards.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby addams » Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:53 am UTC

Jplus wrote:
FierceContinent wrote:Trying to read Ulysses
"He slipped card and letter into his sidepocket, reviewing again the soldiers on parade Where's old Tweedy's regiment?
Castoff soldier. There: bearskin cap and hackle plume. No.he's a grenadier. Pointed cuffs. There he is: royal Dublin fusiliers.Redcoats.
Too showy. That must be why the women go after them. Uniform. Easier to enlist and drill. Maud Gonnes letter about taking them off O'Connell street at night:disgrace to our Irish capital. Griffith's paper is on the same tack now: an army rotten with venereal disease: overseas or halfseasover empire. Half baked they look: hypnotised like. Eyes front. Mark time. Table: able. Bed: ed. The King’s own. Never see him dressed up as a fireman or a bobby. A mason, yes."

Kinda reminds me of Deva and addams' posts.

I bet that isn't the original Ulysses by Homer.

Na-Uh!
No!

No Way!
Deva and I are both easier to read than Ulysses is.

oh, dear God!
That's what you see when I post??
I should seriously consider Not posting.

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Re: Inspirations

Postby ucim » Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:43 am UTC

addams wrote:Then I engaged the submit button.
When do you get married?

I look forward to your posts - they almost always say more with less. Most other people's posts say less with more.

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Re: Inspirations

Postby PM 2Ring » Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:32 am UTC

addams wrote:
FierceContinent wrote:Trying to read Ulysses
[...]

Kinda reminds me of Deva and addams' posts.


Na-Uh!
No!

No Way!
Deva and I are both easier to read than Ulysses is.

oh, dear God!
That's what you see when I post??
I should seriously consider Not posting.

The world is difficult enough to understand.
It is Wrong to needlessly add to its complexity.

...Like so many before me,
I considered what was best for The World;

Then I engaged the submit button.

Look on the bright side. At least FierceContinent didn't compare your writing to Finnegans Wake. :)

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Re: Inspirations

Postby addams » Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:55 am UTC

Gee...
Thanks Guys.

Therefore; On the up note;
Kissy-Kissy Submit Button.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby Deva » Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:19 am UTC

Leapt from marriage to commands.

"Declares 'blue' the best flavor. Submit!"
"No! Red forever! Submit!"
"Blasphemy! Dyes anything instantly, including you. Cannot deny it! Submit!"
"Who cares? Pours less sugar into it. Lowers your chance of diabetes. Submit!"
"What about orange? …Submit?"

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Re: Inspirations

Postby Neil_Boekend » Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:56 am UTC

Deva, you haven't seen my sister and her husband. Then again they do it as a joke, not anywhere near seriously.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby addams » Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:07 am UTC

Deva!
Darling!
Where have you been?

Unsurprisingly;
I've been thinking about you.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby FierceContinent » Tue Aug 04, 2015 10:37 am UTC

addams wrote:Na-Uh!
No!

No Way!
Deva and I are both easier to read than Ulysses is.

oh, dear God!
That's what you see when I post??
I should seriously consider Not posting.

The world is difficult enough to understand.
It is Wrong to needlessly add to its complexity.

...Like so many before me,
I considered what was best for The World;

Then I engaged the submit button.


*Sigh*
Don't be so negative.
Ulysses is, after all, considered by many to the be the greatest novel of the twentieth century.
The greatest Science Hero is almost certainly Norman Borlaug. His selectively bred crops have saved many, many people from starvation.
Just to be clear, the number of lives Norman Borlaug is credited with saving is in the BILLIONS.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ScienceHero

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Re: Inspirations

Postby Neil_Boekend » Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:37 pm UTC

addams wrote:oh, dear God!
That's what you see when I post??
I should seriously consider Not posting.

Your posts are like little poems. Slightly more difficult to read but totally worth it.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby Deva » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:29 pm UTC

addams wrote:Deva!
Darling!
Where have you been?

Unsurprisingly;
I've been thinking about you.

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Re: Inspirations

Postby Fractal_Tangent » Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:32 pm UTC

#TRITONFACTS

PREVIOUSLY ON TRITON FACTS: Triton has a circular obit. It probably previously had an eccentric orbit, how did it become circular?

Orbits can be changed by a number of things and we'll be talking about one of the big ones today. Tides. Tidal forces are huge business in all things solar system. If you have two objects chilling around each other, tidal forces are probably at play. They can deform one of the objects and change the eccentricity of the orbit. Tidal forces also (unsurprisingly) cause tidal heating which is the cause of the geysers/plumes/volcanic activity that you can see on other moons such as Io or Enceladus. Triton is no exception - it has volcanic activity as well.

Tidal forces are caused by the fact that the gravitational force experienced on one side of the body is not the same as the gravitational force felt on the other side of the body. The difference in the gravitational forces causes objects to distort. The distortion of the inside of a body causes it to heat up and a pressure difference to arise, hence volcanic activity.

This has been a slightly longer episode of:
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Re: Inspirations

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Re: Inspirations

Postby Jplus » Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:29 am UTC

But how do the tidal forces change the shape of the orbit?
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Re: Inspirations

Postby Fractal_Tangent » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:44 am UTC

Posting here to remind myself to respond to that.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby Fractal_Tangent » Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:19 pm UTC

Fractal_Tangent wrote:Posting here to remind myself to respond to that.

Double posting because I'm responding to a thing? (If this is bad etiquette, I'll sort it out if someone would let me know please.)

Sorry it's taken so long. So tidal forces raise tides on objects which means the planet/body looks a little bit like this (hugely exaggerated, blah blah, the filled in figure is what it would look like. The dotted is a circle of what the object would look like without. The other stuff is - not really sure? I think it's specific to the paper I've nabbed it out of. ANYWAY). Now, these tides follow the body that they're being raised by. So, um. If a moon is orbiting a planet faster than the body rotates, the tidal bulge (hehehe bulge) follows the moon around (with a lag which is related to the 'efficiency' of the system - Q). Equal and opposite forces means that there are also tides raised on a moon by a planet. And the tidal bulging (hehehe) can exert a force on the moon itself a torque which can change the way the planet is spinning and also affect its semi major axis. It's not a process that I'm hugely clear on (which is why it's taken me ages to come back because I wanted to make sure I could give you a bit of a better explanation).

Tides are also affected by what the body in question is made of. Love Numbers are a way of parameterizing this because we have a really crappy idea of what the internal structure of a bunch of stuff is. It's basically a way of saying 'well rocky bodies are more rigid (ehheh, ok, I promise I'll stop now) than gaseous ones - we need to put numbers to this because otherwise we can't do anything with this information.' How able a body is to be deformed by the other will change the size of the tidal bulge which will change the spin/semi-major axis in fun ways.

The system that I'm looking at is a little messed up because normally with these things fun approximations are made which make things easier. Small inclinations, low eccentricities, bodies are perfectly spherical. Unfortunately, I have a large inclination, high eccentricity and not beautifully spherical bodies so my equations look like the kind that TV shows would write on a blackboard without context to make someone look smart. I didn't come up with the equations that I'm using though. Some beautiful human being called A. C. M Correia in 2009 in a paper called 'Secular Evolution of a Satellite by Tidal Effect: Application to Triton'. Also, I'm mixing in other things that I'll ramble about later are mentioned in the paper by E. Nogueira & Friends in the paper that is now my bible 'Reassessing the Origin of Triton' which was published in 2010 which has a nice introduction about Triton and its presumed history.


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Re: Inspirations

Postby Quercus » Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:27 pm UTC

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Re: Inspirations

Postby Link » Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:50 pm UTC

Fractal_Tangent wrote:Some beautiful human being called A. C. M Correia in 2009 in a paper called 'Secular Evolution of a Satellite by Tidal Effect: Application to Triton'.

Augh, you just nerd sniped me! I can sort-of-understand the first page of that article, to the extent where the equations look reasonable. The second page, on the other hand, very quickly made me realise I'm very far out of my depth here. It's not as bad as the cute little article titled "N = 2 supergravity theory with a gauged central charge" I once came across* (where even glancing at the second page makes me produce exclamations along the lines of "sweet baby Jesus riding a unicorn into the sunset!") but it's still a big nope.

*While looking up background information for a mostly-qualitative bachelor-level essay on antimatter gravity experiments.

In any case...
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Re: Inspirations

Postby addams » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:31 am UTC

Fractal_Tangent!
That was so much fun.

It is kind of you to translate for us.
You may be a very good teacher.

Without you I would have no understanding of rigid bulges millions of miles away.
(ech) Who am I kidding? I, still, don't understand the ridged bulges you work with.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby Neil_Boekend » Wed Aug 12, 2015 7:22 am UTC

Fractal_Tangent wrote:beautifully spherical bodies

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Re: Inspirations

Postby Echo244 » Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:42 am UTC

Yay for #TritonFacts!
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Re: Inspirations

Postby PolakoVoador » Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:02 pm UTC

Shamelessly advertising all over the place my girlfriend's work

High fantasy and medieval themes illustrations. Her devian art profile is at my signature

Here is the concept for Yavanna, the first of her Valar Project:

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Re: Inspirations

Postby FierceContinent » Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:23 pm UTC

PolakoVoador wrote:Shamelessly advertising all over the place my girlfriend's work

High fantasy and medieval themes illustrations. Her devian art profile is at my signature

Here is the concept for Yavanna, the first of her Valar Project:

Spoiler:
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Re: Inspirations

Postby Quercus » Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:48 pm UTC

I need to re-read the Silmarillion, it's been over a decade now.

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Re: Inspirations

Postby PolakoVoador » Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:38 pm UTC

Quercus wrote:I need to re-read the Silmarillion, it's been over a decade now.


I have no idea how long it's been since the last time I read it. I'm also not sure how many times I did read it.

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Re: Inspirations

Postby Link » Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:53 pm UTC

Holy shit, I dropped my 0.5 mm drill bit; it took about half an hour to find it again. I swear that damn thing becomes wavelike when you're not looking at it!

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Re: Inspirations

Postby PolakoVoador » Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:04 pm UTC

Link wrote:Holy shit, I dropped my 0.5 mm drill bit; it took about half an hour to find it again. I swear that damn thing becomes wavelike when you're not looking at it!


This reminded me of the time we dropped a bunch of tiny SMT resistors on the lab's floor. Fun times.

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Re: Inspirations

Postby Link » Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:47 pm UTC

PolakoVoador wrote:
Link wrote:Holy shit, I dropped my 0.5 mm drill bit; it took about half an hour to find it again. I swear that damn thing becomes wavelike when you're not looking at it!


This reminded me of the time we dropped a bunch of tiny SMT resistors on the lab's floor. Fun times.

Don't even get me started on those! Rumour has it some electrical engineers snort 01005s. :P

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Re: Inspirations

Postby tms » Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:51 pm UTC

Don't you use tools that handle tools that handle stuff that small?
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Re: Inspirations

Postby Quercus » Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:19 pm UTC

PolakoVoador wrote:
Link wrote:Holy shit, I dropped my 0.5 mm drill bit; it took about half an hour to find it again. I swear that damn thing becomes wavelike when you're not looking at it!


This reminded me of the time we dropped a bunch of tiny SMT resistors on the lab's floor. Fun times.


Were you running low or something? Those things usually cost less than a cent each, unless you dropped over 1000 it doesn't seem worth your while to pick them up rather than hoovering/sweeping them and throwing them away.

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Re: Inspirations

Postby Angua » Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:47 pm UTC

Making sure my brother is prepared for Danny - reminded him to get our handyman to help him board up my grandparents' house (they aren't alive, so we're looking after the house for my uncle), knows how to switch the water from government to cistern and back, enough kerosene for the hurricane lamps, something to do (he's got a solar charger for his phone and gameboy), batteries for the radio, food for all the animals, food for himself, matches, the litter box for the cat, somewhere to put the dogs. Hopefully there's enough gas in the oven, but he's got the other tank he could switch to if necessary. Also, he's got the phone book to call up and complain if power doesn't come back, and instructions to walk to where there is free wifi if it doesn't come back to send a message to say hi.

Take down punching bag (on the verandah), make sure the straps for the hammock aren't loose outside. I've asked him to consider what he's going to do with the beehive (new thing - apparently he's going to try and tie it down). Make sure the blinds are rolled up. Bring in the plant pots.

I think that's it?

Leaving this post to go through as a checklist later on in the week to make sure he's got it all covered.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby Shro » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:32 pm UTC

Angua wrote: kerosene for the hurricane lamps

This reminds me of India so much. Nostalgia words. My dad used to call what is now known as ombre as "load shed", although I used to parse it as "load shade" with the Indian accents and absolutely no knowledge of what a rolling blackout was, so I just thought it was a weird colonialist word for just blackout. My family also calls a bright blue "copper sulfate", which is very bright, brighter than royal blue, and not as green as turquoise or teal. What's the difference between turquoise and teal? I feel like teal leans more blue where turquoise leans more green. For the lighter colors, there's mint, seafoam and aqua.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby Angua » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:41 pm UTC

I've always thought of turquoise as being more a light blue with less green than teal. It's weird how people perceive colours.

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Re: Inspirations

Postby Quercus » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:43 pm UTC

Shro wrote:What's the difference between turquoise and teal? I feel like teal leans more blue where turquoise leans more green.

I've always felt it the other way round, but that's mainly because I have a bottle of fountain pen ink that describes itself as teal, and it's fairly green (and also the loveliest ink colour I've ever come across). Also I'm colour-blind so you absolutely shouldn't trust me on any colour stuff ever (there are pragmatic as well as artistic reasons why most of my photography is in black and white).

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Re: Inspirations

Postby Thesh » Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:48 pm UTC

Teal
Turquoise

According to X11, anyway.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby FierceContinent » Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:55 pm UTC

Is it just me or is nature, or rather the life of wild animals, horrible?
I mean when look past the beautiful you just have trillions of little naked retarded people infested with parasites and disease, killing each other and living in constant hunger and fear until they die a horrible death.
The greatest Science Hero is almost certainly Norman Borlaug. His selectively bred crops have saved many, many people from starvation.
Just to be clear, the number of lives Norman Borlaug is credited with saving is in the BILLIONS.
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Re: Inspirations

Postby Zohar » Sun Aug 23, 2015 2:05 pm UTC

It's probably not just you, but I'm not sure what you object to here. Lack of hygiene? Who exactly are you calling retarded in your statement? People? All the other animals? I'm really not getting what you're trying to say.
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