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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by circles, May 8, 2018.
Stephan's Quintet imaged by the Hubble, courtesy of NASA's Astronomy Pic Of The Day.
Yuk yuk yuk
Oppenheimer: "If we cannot disprove Bohm, then we must continue to ignore him" .
Don't be such a weenie, Bob !
NASA's Pic Of The Day - A man & his dog, Mars & the Milky Way
The blue haze of Pluto’s atmosphere taken by the New Horizons space probe.
Saturn’s moons Enceladus and Tethys in perfect alignment, seen by the Cassini space probe, 14 December 2015.
The Monolith as seen by Voyager 2
I contend that the moons are always in perfect alignment, but the observer isn't always on that same line.
When I was goofing off in college, these guys were studying...
It looks like they're building the freakin Time Tunnel:
Sheeple wake up! The aliens are here livin' and workin' amongst us! Oh the humanity!
So it's always the age of Aquarius somewhere ? (sometime? )
I'm still pissed off about the SSC
Camazotz, the death bat of Mesoamerican mythology. Worshipped by the Zapotec tribes and eventually adopted into the Maya pantheon. Something kinda familiar about this mask...
I have a guitar named Deathbat. I guess I'll have to give it Camazotz for a nickname.
comic by me.
Nice...I spent years studying this stuff and you arrive at the same conclusion over a pint with friends...great. Thanks.
Wanna know a fun story?
It's kinda not for kids...
It's about our friend benzene!
You know, the stuff we were told was the next best thing to mother's milk (absent the Apple Jacks of course), could bathe in it they said...
until the next morning when they came and took it away, telling us we were all going to die.
Anyway, nearly 200 years ago they knew all about it, except for what it looked like...it's shape. In chemistry back then, that sort of thing mattered...not like today.
Anyway, this guy named August Kekule claimed to have figured it out by having a dream. The PC version is that he dreamed of a snake eating its tail...
But my organic professor's version was much more fun: seems ol August was dreaming of ...
Dancing Nymphs! Neked dancing nymphs. In his dream, August saw them "form a circle." ( Thought you'd like that part mr. @circles )
At which point dear chem prof is clearly embarrassed and having the time of his life... Winking when he says "form a circle"...
Until some bonehead in the back calls out "you mean they were having sex?"
Ya don't use the word sex in the same sentence as nymphs with an 85 year old chemistry professor...give the poor fellow a coronary...
Anyway, as it turns out, benzene is indeed a hexagon, the chemical diagram of which has a circle in the interior, (signifying the manner in which the atoms are bonded to each other) all together called the benzene ring (don't tell that to an 85 year old chemistry professor either, you'll kill him for sure)...
The bad news...
It appears that ol August was diddling...ahhh...fooling everyone. Apparently the shape and bonding structure of benzene was known to others long before he had his erotic dream.
Don't worry about my old organic professor however, he had his coronary...in a strip club during a lap dance at his retirement party...died smiling ear to ear.
Public Service Announcement:
A light year is not a measurement of time.
A parsec is not a measurement of time.
A mole is not just an animal or inside informant.
There is no such thing as 'Avocado's Number' .
Isotopes are not named after a baseball team.
Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Orangutans, and Bonobos are not monkeys.
Your anus is not a planet.
If any of these facts are news to you, you must, for
your own safety, leave this thread now and never come back.
Thank you, drive through.
This is something that has bothered me since 1977.
If we view FTL travel as a series of dimensional jumps through "warped" space, then it would be possible to have a standard of time measurement related.
Take a given distance... say 500 light years. That would be ~153 parsecs.
Making a theatrical rule that all ships accelerate and travel at 0.9999999C (since we can't travel at 1C), it would take just over 500 years to make the trip.
If "hyperspace" is a series of jumps that reduces the distance by a factor of "X", then a ship that makes the trip in 14 parsecs would be making the trip in 14 jumps of 11 actual parsecs each, while a ship that makes the trip in 12 parsecs would be making the trip in 12 jumps of 12.75 parsecs each... thus, the 2nd ship is capable of extending its field to a greater distance, and would be considered "faster" and thus, more impressive.
The problem with this idea is that one parsec is still more than one light year, so even at 0.999999C, a trip of 12 parsecs would still take over 38 years.
I think the use of parsec in Star Wars refers to the fact that Han's ship can plot the best paths through hyperspace, not hit planets/stars or something like that. That's why he quoted the distance, not the time, as hyperspace is all the same speed? I'm not nerd enough to know for sure. I don't remember them mentioning varying rates of Warp Speed. That's all the Federation Data Banks have on this.