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    Re: Science: Everything explained by PV=nRT, F=ma=Gm(1)m(2)/r^2

    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    First, that's really cool. I hope that tech makes its way into common use sooner rather than later.

    Second, what are the downstream consequences? It seems like a good way for some third-world nation to start yet another deforestation project into order to capitalize on more agriculture land on these sugar-rich plants.
    The general concept seems awesome. But I would imagine there are many unforeseen consequences that would make it workable but suboptimal. You'd think its better to just ride other renewables solar/wind hard.
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    On the other hand, there must be something in the air and/or water in India.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...epics-contain/

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5mn_Major View Post
    The general concept seems awesome. But I would imagine there are many unforeseen consequences that would make it workable but suboptimal. You'd think its better to just ride other renewables solar/wind hard.
    No. We need as many alternatives as we can get. Part of what this is doing is potentially solving the Plastic Problem.
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    On the other hand, there must be something in the air and/or water in India.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...epics-contain/
    Next they're going to be talking about virgins girls giving birth to gods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    Next they're going to be talking about virgins girls giving birth to gods.
    Or that democracy (ne 500 BC) depends logically on Christianity (ne 50 AD).
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    I ran across this today. Did you know where degaussing started? It's wild.

    The term was first used by then-Commander Charles F. Goodeve, RCNVR, during World War II while trying to counter the German magnetic naval mines that were playing havoc with the British fleet. The mines detected the increase in the magnetic field when the steel in a ship concentrated the Earth's magnetic field over it. Admiralty scientists, including Goodeve, developed a number of systems to induce a small "N-pole up" field into the ship to offset this effect, meaning that the net field was the same as the background. Since the Germans used the gauss as the unit of the strength of the magnetic field in their mines' triggers (this was not yet a standard measure), Goodeve referred to the various processes to counter the mines as "degaussing". The term became a common word.

    The original method of degaussing was to install electromagnetic coils into the ships, known simply as coiling. In addition to being able to bias the ship continually, coiling also allowed the bias field to be reversed in the southern hemisphere, where the mines were set to detect "S-pole down" fields. British ships, notably cruisers and battleships, were well protected by about 1943.

    Installing such special equipment was, however, far too expensive and difficult to service all ships that would need it, so the navy developed an alternative called wiping, which Goodeve also devised, and which is now also called deperming. This procedure simply dragged a large electrical cable along the side of the ship with a pulse of about 2000 amperes flowing through it. This induced the proper field into the ship in the form of a slight bias. It was originally thought that the pounding of the sea and the ship's engines would slowly randomize this field, but in testing, this was found not to be a real problem. A more serious problem was later realized: as a ship travels through Earth's magnetic field, it will slowly pick up that field, counteracting the effects of the degaussing. From then on captains were instructed to change direction as often as possible to avoid this problem. Nevertheless, the bias did wear off eventually, and ships had to be degaussed on a schedule. Smaller ships continued to use wiping through the war.
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    While I'm convinced that the flat earth nonsense is mostly a work, the anti-vax stuff is most definitely real. And it's the most insane crap I've ever heard. It truly seems to span all political affiliations too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swansong View Post
    While I'm convinced that the flat earth nonsense is mostly a work, the anti-vax stuff is most definitely real. And it's the most insane crap I've ever heard. It truly seems to span all political affiliations too.
    Flat Earth is definitely a game. In the miserable annals of the (Flat) Earth it will be duly enshrined as one of our species' finest self-parodies.

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    Re: Science: Everything explained by PV=nRT, F=ma=Gm(1)m(2)/r^2

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    Flat Earth is definitely a game. In the miserable annals of the (Flat) Earth it will be duly enshrined as one of our species' finest self-parodies.

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    I've been thinking about this post since yesterday and just can't get around it. The Flat Earthers aren't a parody. I might have misunderstood what you're saying here, but given the analogy at the end of your post, I really don't think that's possible.

    Flat Earthers actually believe the Earth is flat. The FSM is something someone created because they say it's as valid as a god who created the universe. Flat Earthism wasn't created to make fun of climate change deniers. It was made because people really are that f-cking stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    I've been thinking about this post since yesterday and just can't get around it. The Flat Earthers aren't a parody. I might have misunderstood what you're saying here, but given the analogy at the end of your post, I really don't think that's possible.

    Flat Earthers actually believe the Earth is flat. The FSM is something someone created because they say it's as valid as a god who created the universe. Flat Earthism wasn't created to make fun of climate change deniers. It was made because people really are that f-cking stupid.
    I think they are a witting satire, and a great one. They're doing the same work as FSM, exposing the anti-science illiterates in the GOP as well as their ridiculous politics.

    There may be an NBA player here or there who actually doesn't get the joke and Believes, but all the hallmarks of Swiftian Parody are there.
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    Asteroids: it's not just a 1980's arcade game anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sicatoka View Post
    Asteroids: it's not just a 1980's arcade game anymore.

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    The linked article is a VERY high-level look at what LOFAR is providing in mapping the cosmos.
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    Re: Science: Everything explained by PV=nRT, F=ma=Gm(1)m(2)/r^2

    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    The linked article is a VERY high-level look at what LOFAR is providing in mapping the cosmos.
    Reminds me of this, the most impressive astronomy presentation I've ever seen on the internet.
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