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Trekkies Rejoice: Warp Drive May Be More Feasible Than Thought
Posted: 18 November 2012 07:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Seems like it may still have some problems ...

NASA researchers recently revisited the Alcubierre warp drive and concluded that its power requirements were not as impossible as once thought. However, a new analysis from the University of Sydney claims that using a warp drive of this design comes with a drawback. Specifically, it could cause cataclysmic explosions at your destination.

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Posted: 18 November 2012 01:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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dougsmith - 18 November 2012 07:07 AM

Seems like it may still have some problems ...

NASA researchers recently revisited the Alcubierre warp drive and concluded that its power requirements were not as impossible as once thought. However, a new analysis from the University of Sydney claims that using a warp drive of this design comes with a drawback. Specifically, it could cause cataclysmic explosions at your destination.

Don’t tell the Dept of Defense. Else they may fund development of a new weapon.

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Posted: 19 November 2012 08:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Hmmm, well, I guess it would be a good way of cleaning up the mess.  The universe is a sty.  So cluttered.

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Posted: 20 November 2012 07:37 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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I’d like to book a vacation on Risa.

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Posted: 20 November 2012 12:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Well, yeah, but at 82 I’d also want to go through a time portal that removed 60 year of age from me.  red face  LOL

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Posted: 20 November 2012 01:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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Occam. - 20 November 2012 12:03 PM

Well, yeah, but at 82 I’d also want to go through a time portal that removed 60 year of age from me.  red face  LOL

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Perhaps that could be arranged, though, unfortunately, your 22 year old body would be blown to smithereens when you reached your destination.

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Posted: 20 November 2012 01:29 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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It leads me to wonder, if you really could lose 60 years of age, wouldn’t that include losing your past 60 years of brain devlopment?  You might no longer be the wise and venerable Occam, but just the 22 year old smuck that you used to be.

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Posted: 20 November 2012 06:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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unfortunately, your 22 year old body would be . . .

  Well, what’s wrong with that?

wouldn’t that include losing your past 60 years of brain devlopment?

Isn’t that what tinfoil hat prevent?

the 22 year old smuck that you used to be

  True, I might be horny as I was, but I wouldn’t know what to do about it.  sick LOL

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Posted: 20 November 2012 07:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Occam has an excellent point. I’d only want my 22-year-old body back if I could retain all I’ve learned in the meantime. Heh heh heh…

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Posted: 20 November 2012 07:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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DarronS - 20 November 2012 07:49 PM

Occam has an excellent point. I’d only want my 22-year-old body back if I could retain all I’ve learned in the meantime. Heh heh heh…

I’ve heard it said that youth is wasted on the young.

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Posted: 20 November 2012 08:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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TimB - 20 November 2012 07:55 PM

I’ve heard it said that youth is wasted on the young.

Yep. If I only knew then what I know now…

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Posted: 21 November 2012 06:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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TimB - 20 November 2012 07:55 PM

I’ve heard it said that youth is wasted on the young.

Boy, did I think that was a dumb statement when I first heard it as a teen-ager. smile

Now I just think it’s a disgusting reality.  LOL

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Posted: 21 November 2012 07:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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Well it is so curious that we don’t have a decent book list for the young.  It was like wading through bullshit that adults dish out.

Thinking as a Science (1916) by Henry Hazlitt
http://www.scribd.com/doc/104611461/Henry-Hazlitt-Thinking-as-a-Science
http://librivox.org/thinking-as-a-science-by-henry-hazlitt/

The Tyranny of Words (1938) by Stuart Chase
http://www.anxietyculture.com/tyranny.htm
http://archive.org/details/tyrannyofwords00chas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9H1StY1nU8

I could have read those in high school, but of course I never heard of them.

I had to read Catcher in the Rye.

Now with computers and the Internet the kids get high speed bullshit.

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Posted: 21 November 2012 08:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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psikeyhackr - 21 November 2012 07:25 PM

Well it is so curious that we don’t have a decent book list for the young.  It was like wading through bullshit that adults dish out.

Thinking as a Science (1916) by Henry Hazlitt
http://www.scribd.com/doc/104611461/Henry-Hazlitt-Thinking-as-a-Science
http://librivox.org/thinking-as-a-science-by-henry-hazlitt/

The Tyranny of Words (1938) by Stuart Chase
http://www.anxietyculture.com/tyranny.htm
http://archive.org/details/tyrannyofwords00chas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9H1StY1nU8

I could have read those in high school, but of course I never heard of them.

I had to read Catcher in the Rye.

Now with computers and the Internet the kids get high speed bullshit.

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That’s pretty heavy reading for teenagers, most of whom will lack the wherewithal and/or motivation to wade through it.  But I like your general idea.

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Posted: 22 November 2012 05:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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What’s wrong with The Catcher in the Rye, psik? I have created a book list for my kids I think they ought to read (just in case I drop dead one of these days) and Catcher is on top of that list. Did I make a mistake?

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