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by midtskogen
21 Nov 2019 12:43
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Sci-Fi (and other genre) Movies & TV Series
Replies: 49
Views: 11333

Sci-Fi (and other genre) Movies & TV Series

I think science fiction aims to be credible.  Fantasy, where I would place superheros, does not aim to be credible.  I'd regard the Marvel films as fantasy, Star Wars likewise.  I'm placing Star Trek, Interstellar, Stargate, Battlestar Galactica, Babylon 5 and such in the science fiction category, t...
by midtskogen
21 Nov 2019 11:41
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Sci-Fi (and other genre) Movies & TV Series
Replies: 49
Views: 11333

Sci-Fi (and other genre) Movies & TV Series

Marvel films belong to a different genre.
by midtskogen
20 Nov 2019 23:25
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Sci-Fi (and other genre) Movies & TV Series
Replies: 49
Views: 11333

Sci-Fi (and other genre) Movies & TV Series

:D Let us know what you think.
by midtskogen
20 Nov 2019 21:23
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Sci-Fi (and other genre) Movies & TV Series
Replies: 49
Views: 11333

Sci-Fi (and other genre) Movies & TV Series

Absolutely!  All mashed together in a single script.  But there is more, they also threw in the father-child theme from Interstellar.
by midtskogen
18 Nov 2019 04:46
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Sci-Fi (and other genre) Movies & TV Series
Replies: 49
Views: 11333

Sci-Fi (and other genre) Movies & TV Series

I watched The Wandering Earth movie on a flight from Japan to Europe recently.  It certainly takes the prize for the most scientifically nonsense script ever!  Oh boy.
by midtskogen
06 Nov 2019 00:49
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Totally off-topic thread
Replies: 1003
Views: 172897

Totally off-topic thread

31897 This is true now, but eventually in the next decade (not 2020-2029 but maybe 2030-2039) things will be very different. There must be some physical limits to the energy density and those may be possible to estimate now.  Of course, if there's a risk that they are not very favourable, it's not ...
by midtskogen
05 Nov 2019 12:02
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Totally off-topic thread
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Views: 172897

Totally off-topic thread

A-L-E-X wrote:
Qr Bbpost real progress

Very little information, and they're mostly saying "give us money".  Unless the energy density and price can compete with existing technology, my guess is that this is limited to very small niches.
by midtskogen
03 Nov 2019 23:07
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: SpaceX
Replies: 56
Views: 31721

SpaceX

An interesting read about Starlink.
by midtskogen
03 Nov 2019 08:12
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy News
Replies: 733
Views: 107077

Science and Astronomy News

Since we have no observations indicating life outside Earth, I think the answer to all such questions is "very or extremely low, but we don't know exactly how low".
by midtskogen
02 Nov 2019 01:14
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Totally off-topic thread
Replies: 1003
Views: 172897

Totally off-topic thread

31846 Maybe if those excesses weren't done we wouldn't be overpopulated right now.  The point being, we need to reduce human population somehow. The population can get reduced by both prosperity and suffering.  Mind that it would take an unprecedented amount of suffering, as the population has grow...
by midtskogen
01 Nov 2019 13:45
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Totally off-topic thread
Replies: 1003
Views: 172897

Totally off-topic thread

Authors are prone to logical fallacies or errors even if they write for scientific journals.  There is a  replication crisis , and even if articles are technically not in error, many will still be quite forgettable: The conclusions might follow the observations and stated assumptions, but the assump...
by midtskogen
01 Nov 2019 12:23
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Totally off-topic thread
Replies: 1003
Views: 172897

Totally off-topic thread

As I wrote, if fuel piles up, things get more sensitive.  To most things, just make your pick. Things are complicated but people want simple answers.  That's also one reason why we still have religions.  Ask someone religious for evidence of God, and he'll find it everywhere.  Ask a climate alarmist...
by midtskogen
30 Oct 2019 02:59
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Totally off-topic thread
Replies: 1003
Views: 172897

Totally off-topic thread

Wildfires in California are getting fewer and more violent.  This has nothing directly to do with climate change.  Humans try to prevent fires, and are successful to some degree, but it also means that there will be more fuel so when a fire runs out of control, the fire gets more violent.  And this ...
by midtskogen
28 Oct 2019 06:58
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Exoplanets news thread
Replies: 60
Views: 7278

The search for habitable exoplanets in Alpha Centauri

------------------------------------------------------ Merged from the " The search for habitable exoplanets in Alpha Centauri " topic ------------------------------------------------------ At least one very powerful flare has been observed emitted from Alpha Centauri B, which would quick...
by midtskogen
26 Oct 2019 16:06
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Totally off-topic thread
Replies: 1003
Views: 172897

Totally off-topic thread

A-L-E-X wrote:
Qr Bbpost Definitely, thats why we need to curb the soda, fast food and processed food industries.

How about rather educating people?  More wealthy people tend to be healthier, so it's not because they couldn't find or afford fast food.