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by Watsisname
13 Dec 2016 19:11
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Totally off-topic thread
Replies: 1053
Views: 303181

Totally off-topic thread

Hornblower wrote:
WTF is this?

Planetary nebula forming in a binary system, probably.
by Watsisname
13 Dec 2016 03:11
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: Perhaps a useful resource for further developing wormholes
Replies: 22
Views: 34765

Perhaps a useful resource for further developing wormholes

Wow! I've seen the renditions of wormholes based on the appropriate general relativistic formulas, but never ones you could explore like that.  Those are really cool, thanks for sharing them!
by Watsisname
13 Dec 2016 00:57
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Show off your work
Replies: 503
Views: 164537

Show off your work

That's a gorgeous place, I hope you get to go back too.  I've always loved views above the clouds -- whether on mountains or in a plane. :)
by Watsisname
13 Dec 2016 00:52
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Old site
Replies: 58
Views: 23258

Old site

Just to report in, I have had no luck accessing any of those links with any browser on my end either.
by Watsisname
13 Dec 2016 00:32
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1786
Views: 468916

Science and Astronomy Questions

Your explanation of the origin of centrifugal force is correct, but there is more subtlety behind it, as gnargenox explains.   An xkcd comic also said it well. Centrifugal forces appear  when you formulate the laws of motion in certain accelerated or non-inertial frames of reference.   What you rea...
by Watsisname
11 Dec 2016 03:18
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Show off your work
Replies: 503
Views: 164537

Show off your work

~Cloud City~

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(Not my own photos -- panoramic shots taken from the webcam at the top of the Space Needle, Seattle Washington)
by Watsisname
07 Dec 2016 00:19
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy News
Replies: 906
Views: 235364

Science and Astronomy News

Now this is interesting! Echoes from the Abyss: Evidence for Planck-scale structure at black hole horizons In the classical theory of general relativity (GR), the event horizon of a black hole is not a particularly interesting place from the point of view of someone who falls in.  While an observer...
by Watsisname
14 Nov 2016 02:18
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: Suggestions & Feedback about the Website and Forum
Replies: 302
Views: 122074

Suggestions about new website

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by Watsisname
10 Nov 2016 01:47
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Totally off-topic thread
Replies: 1053
Views: 303181

Totally off-topic thread

Nice.  It's exactly what I tried to explain back here, although far more eloquently than I ever could. :)  PBS Space-Time rocks. 
by Watsisname
05 Nov 2016 17:13
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: Suggestions & Feedback about the Website and Forum
Replies: 302
Views: 122074

Re: Suggestions about new website

For the 'new posts' page, go to the menu button in the top left corner of the top of the page and click on New posts.

Oh! Thank you.  I had no idea that little thing was a menu -- I've never been one for text-free interfaces.
by Watsisname
04 Nov 2016 22:31
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: Suggestions & Feedback about the Website and Forum
Replies: 302
Views: 122074

Re: Suggestions about new website

Ok, now that I've been on the new forum a while, here are my thoughts about it: -I like the main page and the animations.  Very nicely done! -The "Universe" page to showcase the various types of objects that can be found in SE was a great idea. -The dark background is nice, and it's great ...