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by Watsisname
23 Apr 2017 06:48
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: General global warming / climate chage discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 959

General global warming / climate chage discussion

Midtskogen is correct.  A number of relevant figures from IPCC AR5 can be found here, and I find this one is perhaps the most informative:

► Show Spoiler
by Watsisname
23 Apr 2017 03:43
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Unusual weather
Replies: 72
Views: 1896

Unusual weather

Heard about them but it doesn't look like the idea works very well.  As black holes the electrons would have to be more than extremely rotating, which -- aside from raising a number of difficult questions -- violates causal rules by introducing closed time-like curves.  My philosophical intuitions c...
by Watsisname
23 Apr 2017 03:16
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Videos
Replies: 119
Views: 3651

Science and Astronomy Videos

Actually it isn't -- the Earth is "squished" a bit by its rotation, but the curvature at the poles is only very slightly less than at the equator or any other point.

At any rate both of us were joking and Cody did derive the Earth's radius of curvature with fairly good precision.
by Watsisname
23 Apr 2017 02:52
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Unusual weather
Replies: 72
Views: 1896

Unusual weather

For the last 4 months I've spent about 8 hours a week working out how electrons behave quantum mechanically, and yet the more I understand about electrons the less I understand what the **** an electron is.
by Watsisname
23 Apr 2017 01:48
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Unusual weather
Replies: 72
Views: 1896

Unusual weather


Not just twice, but twice in six seconds.
by Watsisname
23 Apr 2017 00:53
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Totally off-topic thread
Replies: 367
Views: 11042

Totally off-topic thread

Hornblower wrote:
Qr Bbpost I went to the March for Science today in Washington DC. I got to see Bill Nye and Derek Muller (Veritasium) aswell as many other scientists and performers. It was an interesting event.


Neat!  There were a bunch of people marching for !!SCIENCE!! here in the Pacific Northwest as well.
by Watsisname
23 Apr 2017 00:31
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: General global warming / climate chage discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 959

General global warming / climate chage discussion

6546 I am down for geoengineering but I don't think most people are I agree and think it's generally a better solution than just sticking with business as usual and dealing with the consequences. But it also depends on the manner of geoengineering.  There are a lot of ideas but with a wide spectrum...
by Watsisname
23 Apr 2017 00:16
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: The Future of Humanity & Intelligent life in the universe
Replies: 83
Views: 2334

The Future of Humanity & Intelligent life in the universe

A-L-E-X, please cut down on all the multi-posts.  Also when sharing an article, please don't copy/paste the whole thing.  It's better to just link to it along with some of your own words.
by Watsisname
22 Apr 2017 23:55
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Videos
Replies: 119
Views: 3651

Science and Astronomy Videos

200BC:             Eratosthenes applies geometry to measure the size of the Earth.
1519-1522:       First circumnavigation of the Earth.
1969:               Humans set foot upon the Moon and look back upon the Earth.
April 2017:       Cody confirms the Earth is flat.
by Watsisname
22 Apr 2017 18:30
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: General global warming / climate chage discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 959

General global warming / climate chage discussion

8 feet of sea level rise by 2070 is well above the high end of the projections.  More likely it will be between 1 and 3 feet by then unless a lot of ice destabilizes unexpectedly fast.  The sources of uncertainty in these projections come from  how much thermal expansion of the oceans there will be ...
by Watsisname
22 Apr 2017 18:13
Forum: Space Journeys
Topic: Planets with potentially breathable atmospheres
Replies: 77
Views: 3021

Planets with potentially breathable atmospheres

H2giulio wrote:
Qr Bbpost at the highest mountain the temperature drops to a cool 68 C.

Toasty cool. :)
by Watsisname
21 Apr 2017 20:54
Forum: Mods and Addons
Topic: COMMUNITY ADDON - Planet Palettes
Replies: 54
Views: 2578

COMMUNITY ADDON - Planet Palettes

The colors are great and the second planet in particular looks awesome. :)
by Watsisname
21 Apr 2017 20:37
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Conspiracy Theory Thread
Replies: 27
Views: 104

Conspiracy Theory Thread

6487 That was very entertaining Pretty much all it was good for.   The idea is based on an absurd motivation ( "I think NASA is lying to us about what things look like in space and will support my idea for what I think they really look like by a misstatement of what an astronomer said over 200...
by Watsisname
21 Apr 2017 19:59
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 228
Views: 6643

Science and Astronomy Questions

I've moved the nonsense about stars in space supposedly being invisible to the Conspiracy Thread.  The conversation can be continued there.
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