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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by circles, May 8, 2018.
The Mystery at the Bottom of Physics
"Mad as a bucket of coked-up ferrets" ... Oh, I'm gonna like this, I can tell!
Okay. That was fun.
Eye glasses. Why are there eye glasses? Furthermore, why do I have to wear them?
I'd rather the bucket of coked-up ferrets.
Reminds me of a lecture topic I used...
"Flavor Of The Week"
in effect, a discussion about why the stuff I was insisting everyone commit to memory today, might be for sh*t tomorrow.
Well, it wasn't a discussion, as I was the only one doing the talking. But I let the class think it was because frankly I would have welcomed some discussion. They just seemed preoccupied with taking notes.
Yeah, coked-up ferrets would have livened up that place, let me tell you.
Oh, and c isn't the constant it's made up to be. It's only constantly 3.0x10^8m/s (rounded of course) in a vacuum. It slows down everywhere else. (Which is why eye glasses work)
But what bakes my noodle...it speeds up once it gets out of the everywhere else and back into its vacuum.
@rolandson Some profs I had tryed to cram in so much stuff/material in some classes it didn't leave much room for discussion. It didn't stop me from asking provocative questions, rarely did I succeed in slowing them down though.
Well, therein lies the difference...! I wasn't a professor, merely an instructor, thus my job was to teach, not to pontificate...
Did I say that...? I don't think I did. But I may have. Always maintain plausible deniability I always say!
I never made it to tenure. Not even tenure-track. Damn. Missed it by .... a lot actually.
But, in fairness, the amount of material that needed to be covered was very comprehensive. These students really did need to get a handle on all those constants, as they go nicely with fundamentals of classical mechanics.
The discussion part came in subsequent courses where the assistant and full professors got to play. I just had to get em prepped for that. And for many, this was some of the hardest stuff they'd encountered.
But yeah, wish I had thought about coked-up ferrets...that would've made a huge impact.
Okay, this is getting serious.
think I'd prefer a Japanese coffin hotel to that. And I've no interest in a coffin hotel.
this is totally cool.
(full disclosure: i was, early on, a critic of the concept of Black Holes...thinking of them as a convenient means of creating additional mass on a universal scale which would lend credence to the Closed Universe Model...the postulation that all matter in the universe is expanding until it reaches a point where the gravitational attraction of universal mass will cause it to condense upon itself...which hadn't been detected at the time; meaning that the universe lacked sufficient mass for the gravity to overcome the expansion...i.e. An Open Universe.
Physics didn't like the idea of an Open Universe because it's messy.)
I stand corrected.
Not that anyone gives a poop
Why don't rockets have adverts on them?
I can picture it now...
Falcon Heavy lifting off from Florida with a Viagra logo on its side...
Or McKesson Pharmaceuticals....
(makers of Belladonna-Opium Suppositories, known far and wide, in the pharmaceutical world anyway, as....
I love the line
"The fact that black holes do not allow light to escape makes viewing them difficult."
New fossil species discovered - scientists name it after Cthulu.
Ladies and Gents,
May I introduce the face behind the algorithm that made the Event Horizon Telescope, the global array of "radio" telescopes possible...
Her name is Kate Bourman.
This is most likely the totality of the recognition she'll receive...some male person will no doubt claim credit.
But it was her work, as a grad student no less, that made it happen...
You will not believe what they found with this telescope
Oh...but I do! Being a convert and all...(see my earlier post about it...)
what is that?
what the hell is that??
There is no purple light.