10 posts • joined 3 Aug 2007
The rot has been there for awhile.
@ John Richards: The old Science&Nature community moved to Science File (www.sciencefile.org) back in 2005 when they did changed the format and messed up the moderation of the S&N boards. And the new format is horrendous.
How about pwnd?
Vocal use of 'owned' in the gaming context in regular conversation is punishable by three options:
1. A Counterstrike match with the Queens English enforced over mic.
2. 100 lines of "Victory and the past possession of an object are not the same thing"
And there I was hoping for a science article....
You've made one physicist laugh today :) miniaturised Stern-Gerlach apparatus indeed!
Mines the one with the Z-pinch in the pocket
Good stuff. Lets just hope more space-based telescopes make it worthwhile.
Oh my dear god
STFU and do a physics degree.
Oh my dear god
You are F**KING joking me! This is farce, and although I'd vote labour over tory any day, more than one head should roll for a whole load a systematic failures. ]
And if I wasn't finished a physics degree and to committed to care about having no more research future in the UK due to another effing gov balls-up, then i'd be tempted to sign up, and try and install a culture of common sense.
We know that anyway. - try driving while chatting.
How can you people be so blindingly stupid?
Approximations and such are used in these models, which is why it says 160+/- 20 million years. That's a very large error (12.5%) but it's good nevertheless.
Luke Wells: try studying a bit of classical mechanics. You mgiht be surprised what can be predicted / traced back through planetary motion.
Chris Morrison: Before you disbelieve, try doing it yourself / looking at the paper and also realise that there is a reason for the error stated.
Whether science actually takes anything for fact or whether all we know is a succession of better and better approximations is a bunch of philosophy i'm not going to go into.
He did a three year undergrad physics at Imperial (BSc), and started his PhD before running away to play music.
His topic is still relevant, and I believe no one has done any new work in his specific area of zoadical dust clouds since he quit. I expect the theories he is working on have been refined, but since he can continue his PhD, they have not undergone any radical shift. I wouldn't know about wordprocessor disks, but I'm sure something could be found.
(Imperial undergrad physicist)
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