Reply to post: "...using methods that can be replicated anywhere in this Universe."

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diodesign (Written by Reg staff) Silver badge

"...using methods that can be replicated anywhere in this Universe."

Well, yeeeeeah... our planet is in this universe, at least it was the last time I checked ;-)

I kinda thought it would be presumptuous to say the constants would work everywhere in the universe. I expected a physics PhD to pop up and yell at us if we said "anywhere in the universe" because, I dunno, at least one of the constants used by the SI base units may not apply or change near black holes or other weird crap out there.

I don't know if people realize how much of a tightrope it is writing for a fair number of readers, most of them experts in a technical field. We try to get everything right within a reasonable time frame.

So anyway, that's why we thought "planet" would be a sensible non-offensive, non-triggering bounding box for boffins, seeing as humans aren't going much further into space for a while.


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