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  1. #501
    Quote Originally Posted by Kryos View Post
    No, I could not imagine. It would be billion times the energy of the biggest H-bombs ever created.
    Black Hole inc

  2. #502
    Quote Originally Posted by Kryos View Post
    No, I could not imagine. It would be billion times the energy of the biggest H-bombs ever created.
    Oh, it will be a billion times a billion times a billion times a billion times more.

  3. #503
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    Quote Originally Posted by mahananaka View Post
    Even with the general scientific consensus around the limitations of regular speed in the universe there are some known issues. I believe they have observed particles that come from our sun that have such a quick half-life that in the time it takes light to get to earth they shouldn't be observable. Thus somehow these particles travel faster than light. Additionally this limitation around the speed of light is based on your velocity equaling the speed of light. That is why in science fiction currently all means involve side stepping this. Like a warp drive. You're not moving, space around you is moving. Or using a technique to warp space time to fold it and create a worm-hole that you travel between (turn your 4 year journey into a 4 mile trip). Some are currently more far fetched than others. In the mass effect franchise the mass effect relay's creates a bubble around your ship and the bubble lowers the mass of things inside the bubble to zero thus avoiding the E=MC^2 issue.
    If you apply force to a massless object, how quickly does it accelerate? F = ma, but if m = 0, shouldn't that make it impossible to exert a force upon it, since at any acceleration, F would equal 0 as well?
    'Twas a cutlass swipe or an ounce of lead
    Or a yawing hole in a battered head
    And the scuppers clogged with rotting red
    And there they lay I damn me eyes
    All lookouts clapped on Paradise
    All souls bound just contrarywise, yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

  4. #504
    Semaphore as much as I hate to admit it you were right.

    From: "Lawrence Krauss" <[email protected]>
    Date: Jan 7, 2013 12:43 PM
    Subject: Re: An embarrassingly trivial question i still hope you will answer.
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    spatial curvature... and it is just portion of space we can observe


    On Jan 7, 2013, at 8:41 AM, wrote:


    Dr Krauss,
    A friend and I were having a discussion regarding cosmology. Specifically, it was related to the (flat) shape of the Universe (as told in your "A Universe From Nothing" lecture re: the possibility of a zero total energy universe.).

    The question came up, "Well which part of the Universe is he talking about?". Is the entirety of spacetime flat? Or is it just space by itself? It has been my understanding to this point that, when discussing the universe in the cosmological sense, it complicated things to separate space from time while my friend believed (based on wording in papers) that it was merely the spatial portion of the continuum being referenced.


    Lawrence M. Krauss
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    Enjoy your victory.

  5. #505
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    Lawrence Krauss answers random emails? That's pretty fucking awesome of him.
    It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.

  6. #506
    Quote Originally Posted by Deadvolcanoes View Post
    Lawrence Krauss answers random emails? That's pretty fucking awesome of him.
    Indeed it is. Didn't even take him that long.

  7. #507
    Typical professor email; succinct.

  8. #508
    Quote Originally Posted by Rukentuts View Post
    Typical professor email; succinct.
    That's exactly why I like it.

    I'm actually pretty stoked to be told I was wrong in this case.

  9. #509
    Quote Originally Posted by Laize View Post
    Semaphore as much as I hate to admit it you were right.
    Of course I am :3


    Quote Originally Posted by Rukentuts View Post
    Typical professor email; succinct.
    Hehe I was just thinking that.

    Also I think I just found my new signature.

  10. #510
    Quote Originally Posted by semaphore View Post
    Of course I am :3
    Don't get too comfortable there :P

  11. #511
    This is kinda cute tbh.

  12. #512
    Quote Originally Posted by Kurioxan View Post
    This is kinda cute tbh.
    Who are you calling cute!? :mad:

    Also it better be me!

  13. #513
    Quote Originally Posted by semaphore View Post
    Who are you calling cute!? :mad:

    Also it better be me!
    Oh boy you are just... totally reveling in this "Lawrence Krauss says I'm right" thing, aren't you?

  14. #514
    Quote Originally Posted by Laize View Post
    Oh boy you are just... totally reveling in this "Lawrence Krauss says I'm right" thing, aren't you?
    Wouldn't you?

  15. #515
    Quote Originally Posted by Laize View Post
    Oh boy you are just... totally reveling in this "Lawrence Krauss says I'm right" thing, aren't you?
    Who wouldn't?

  16. #516
    Quote Originally Posted by Rukentuts View Post
    Wouldn't you?
    I think that's hardly the point, sir.

    The point is god dammit.

  17. #517
    Quote Originally Posted by Laize View Post
    I think that's hardly the point, sir.

    The point is god dammit.
    There there...it's all gonna be okay.

    If your shame is too great, you can always commit.....sudoku.

  18. #518
    Quote Originally Posted by Rukentuts View Post
    There there...it's all gonna be okay.

    If your shame is too great, you can always commit.....sudoku.
    There's always someone wrong on the internet...

    It's just never me

    WHAT ARE THESE FEELINGS I AM FEELING?

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    What is this, I came in here expecting to see people still trying to explain stuff to people that would clearly never get it and instead I see Semaphore's victory dance and Laize admitting he's wrong? Did this thread enter an alternate reality?

  20. #520
    Quote Originally Posted by Xanjori View Post
    What is this, I came in here expecting to see people still trying to explain stuff to people that would clearly never get it and instead I see Semaphore's victory dance and Laize admitting he's wrong? Did this thread enter an alternate reality?
    This is what happens when you fire three tachyon pulses from three different time periods and they converge at one point in space.

    +1 to anyone who gets the reference.

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