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by Ulven
Tue May 31, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: Language, Culture & Anthropology
Topic: Rhetorical Questions
Replies: 27
Views: 2280

Re: Rhetorical Questions

pawiz wrote: Xamonas Chegwé wrote: pawiz wrote:Am I allowed to ask rhetorical questions? Is there really any such thing as a rhetorical question? Do you really need to ask? This is starting to seem more like answer a stupid question with a stupider question game. What would you know about it? :bored:
by Ulven
Mon May 30, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: Language, Culture & Anthropology
Topic: Rhetorical Questions
Replies: 27
Views: 2280

Re: Rhetorical Questions

Xamonas Chegwé wrote:Is there really any such thing as a rhetorical question?


Do you really need to ask?
What kind of a question is that?
by Ulven
Sun May 29, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: Language, Culture & Anthropology
Topic: Rhetorical Questions
Replies: 27
Views: 2280

Re: Rhetorical Questions

Good one-
by Ulven
Sun May 29, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: Language, Culture & Anthropology
Topic: Rhetorical Questions
Replies: 27
Views: 2280

Rhetorical Questions

"Do you think you're a better person than me just because you're a muslim?"

Can anybody beat that one?
by Ulven
Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: Science, Technology & Environment
Topic: Time is not an absolute?
Replies: 56
Views: 1396

Re: Time is not an absolute?

And why partially quote Einstein? Why not quote fully what he often said about a "favoured reference frame", that SR does not exclude that possibility. I didn't exactly quote Einstein. I simply argued that he considered all reference frames equivalent in the sense that the laws of physics could not...
by Ulven
Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Science, Technology & Environment
Topic: Time is not an absolute?
Replies: 56
Views: 1396

Re: Time is not an absolute?

I did point out that we would be unable to detect any absolute frame, so it's bleedin obvious that no experiment could determine the difference. That IS the point. Why tell me something I've already pointed out? If you got the point? I simply made the point that if our experiments cannot determine ...
by Ulven
Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: Science, Technology & Environment
Topic: Time is not an absolute?
Replies: 56
Views: 1396

Re: Time is not an absolute?

Hackenslash wrote: No. Relativity and time dilation are a result of the fact that there is an invariant quantity in play, namely s, which is the momentum four-vector. I believe you are confusing some terminology here. Almost without exception, invariants in relativity are scalars, like for instance...
by Ulven
Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Science, Technology & Environment
Topic: Time is not an absolute?
Replies: 56
Views: 1396

Re: Time is not an absolute?

I don't think I follow what you're getting at. The speed of light applies to everything in the Universe. If it WERE to vary, that change would apply to everything in the universe. Of course I don't have a theory, I was just saying if. That's OK. I didn't follow what you were trying to get at either...
by Ulven
Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Science, Technology & Environment
Topic: Time is not an absolute?
Replies: 56
Views: 1396

Re: Time is not an absolute?

Imagine the speed of light was constantly changing. How could we detect the change? The time and distances we perceive would constantly change with it. If you have two mirrors a given distance apart moving very fast relative to your absolute frame of reference and you have two light beams bouncing ...
by Ulven
Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Science, Technology & Environment
Topic: I WANNA KNOW EVERYTHING SCIENCE KNOWS progress report.
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: I WANNA KNOW EVERYTHING SCIENCE KNOWS progress report.

48 male dumbfucks, everyone looks more retarded than the next. And one goddamn girl who can't do fractions if her life dependent on it (not me, the other girl in the course. 48-2 ratio!!!). I feel like I've arrived to retard land.



Still feel like "retard land"?

:read:
by Ulven
Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: Science, Technology & Environment
Topic: Aluminum Foil - Why does it burn
Replies: 14
Views: 4712

Re: Aluminum Foil - Why does it burn

This is an educated guess. When you heat Al up to, let's say 800 degrees, some oxidation will take place. Not enough to cause an impression of burning, but nevertheless an oxidation. The oxidation process in itself gives off heat which will cause the temperature to rise further. Because a thin sheet...
by Ulven
Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: Science, Technology & Environment
Topic: Calculating the odds of life
Replies: 80
Views: 4180

Re: Calculating the odds of life

To give you an idea of how much that is, there are about .2 googol oxygen atoms in a drop of water, but .8 googols of atoms in the entire universe. Really? You're telling me that a quarter of all the atoms in the universe can be found as oxygen in a drop of water? Really? Listen, Spinoza, you are o...
by Ulven
Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: Science, Technology & Environment
Topic: Calculating the odds of life
Replies: 80
Views: 4180

Re: Calculating the odds of life

Determining the odds of life is extremely difficult.
So you decided to calculate something else because it was simpler?
by Ulven
Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: Science, Technology & Environment
Topic: How much math in order to start physics?
Replies: 13
Views: 494

Re: How much math in order to start physics?

My advice to my own daughter, who's about your age, was "If you really want to be smart, study something very difficult."

She chose Physics. After three years of struggling, she knows a hell of a lot more than I did at 22.
by Ulven
Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: Language, Culture & Anthropology
Topic: Favorite "non-English" phrases?
Replies: 137
Views: 12242

Re: Favorite "non-English" phrases?

Ulven wrote:I always got a kick out of the German "Donnerwetter". Directly translated it means thunder weather, but it is used as an exclamation comparable to "damn" or "shit". Not quite: It basically means surprise, which can also be appreciative. That goes for the words "damn" and "shit" as well....