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Forum: Worldly Talk Jul 13 '12, 3:06pm
Replies: 219
Views: 9,016
Posted By AbsentWizard
It's not necessary to have 2-stage anything. They...

It's not necessary to have 2-stage anything. They select a material and finish with a high IR emittance and low solar absorptance. Given that the majority of the solar spectrum sits between 400nm and...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jul 10 '12, 2:12am
Replies: 219
Views: 9,016
Posted By AbsentWizard
No, that's not how it works because a terrestrial...

No, that's not how it works because a terrestrial environment has something behind the radiator.

You point the shiny side at the sun.

You point the other side, which doesn't have to be shiny,...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jul 7 '12, 6:13pm
Replies: 219
Views: 9,016
Posted By AbsentWizard
No, not really. The blackbody energy radiated...

No, not really. The blackbody energy radiated doesn't actually care what material it's made from. It does matter that you make it from a highly reflective material, though, so that it does not absorb...
Forum: General Discussion Jul 7 '12, 12:41am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,055
Posted By AbsentWizard
Belisarius series. Aubrey-Maturin series. Horatio...

Belisarius series. Aubrey-Maturin series. Horatio Hornblower series.
Forum: Non Sequitur Jul 7 '12, 12:35am
Replies: 9,257
Views: 113,663
Posted By AbsentWizard
hyperboloid

hyperboloid
Forum: Non Sequitur Jul 6 '12, 6:32pm
Replies: 9,257
Views: 113,663
Posted By AbsentWizard
Nosferatu

Nosferatu
Forum: Worldly Talk Jul 6 '12, 4:49pm
Replies: 219
Views: 9,016
Posted By AbsentWizard
Now you're on the right track. The only way that...

Now you're on the right track. The only way that will work is to use the earth's heat as an energy source and radiate it out into space. The earth is a sphere, the single lowest...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jun 30 '12, 4:28am
Replies: 219
Views: 9,016
Posted By AbsentWizard
You will absorb X J of heat at a high temperature...

You will absorb X J of heat at a high temperature on breakdown and you will release X J of heat at low temperature on reconstitution, by chemical reaction rules. You will generate an additional Y J...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jun 26 '12, 7:54pm
Replies: 175
Views: 6,384
Posted By AbsentWizard
You do not need to do DNA testing on relics. ...

You do not need to do DNA testing on relics.

The wine that you drink at communion is the blood. The wafers are the flesh. Therefore, all you have to do is attend any communion, induce vomiting,...
Forum: Worldly Talk Jun 26 '12, 7:51pm
Replies: 219
Views: 9,016
Posted By AbsentWizard
To silveroak Electric motor efficiency...

To silveroak

Electric motor efficiency ratings are given in terms of electrical energy in to mechanical energy out. This efficiency number does not in any way apply to thermal system efficiencies...
Forum: Worldly Talk May 11 '12, 2:05am
Replies: 175
Views: 6,384
Posted By AbsentWizard
It is very simple. You sequence the DNA and check...

It is very simple. You sequence the DNA and check for a functioning L-gulonolactone oxidase gene. This gene that synthesizes vitamin C is broken in humans. A divine Jesus Christ would inherit at...
Forum: Worldly Talk Apr 29 '12, 8:48pm
Replies: 65
Views: 3,303
Posted By AbsentWizard
The problem with human postmortem reanimation is...

The problem with human postmortem reanimation is that it has not been reproduced under controlled conditions. If someone does have peer-reviewed articles where the phenomenon was studied, please let...
Forum: Worldly Talk Mar 28 '12, 6:20am
Replies: 219
Views: 9,016
Posted By AbsentWizard
I recall that there was an idea to increase the...

I recall that there was an idea to increase the reflectivity of the oceans by floating little plastic ... floaty thingies in it. It may be less dangerous than global dimming (because it would be...
Forum: Worldly Talk Mar 28 '12, 6:06am
Replies: 194
Views: 7,351
Posted By AbsentWizard
1) Detection of a superluminal particle does not...

1) Detection of a superluminal particle does not imply slowing it to a subluminal speed. Detection of a photon, for example, involves its absorption. At no point does it slow down. With a...
Forum: Worldly Talk Mar 28 '12, 6:02am
Replies: 38
Views: 2,446
Posted By AbsentWizard
That's an invalid form of credibility. ...

That's an invalid form of credibility.

"There's lots of people trying to make electric cars and this design claims to generate electricity from water to run a car, so that's why there's some...
Forum: Worldly Talk Mar 26 '12, 1:37pm
Replies: 194
Views: 7,351
Posted By AbsentWizard
1) We're discussing superluminal neutrinos. Which...

1) We're discussing superluminal neutrinos. Which are tachyons, by definition, because they're not allowed to slow down to lightspeed.

2) Clearly, your shower is a strange complex conjugating...
Forum: Worldly Talk Mar 26 '12, 1:34pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,446
Posted By AbsentWizard
The issue is that he's using hydrogen, which...

The issue is that he's using hydrogen, which means that fusing nickel is pretty much guaranteed to produce at least some of those isotopes. Additionally, you can fuse another protium in there to...
Forum: Worldly Talk Mar 26 '12, 7:20am
Replies: 194
Views: 7,351
Posted By AbsentWizard
Relativity allows for faster than light travel....

Relativity allows for faster than light travel. Additionally, these tachyons travel backwards through time from their perspective. When they lose kinetic energy, they go faster. What Relavity doesn't...
Forum: Worldly Talk Mar 26 '12, 7:14am
Replies: 38
Views: 2,446
Posted By AbsentWizard
I have some protests to make about E-Cat. ...

I have some protests to make about E-Cat.

58Ni and 60Ni make up 68% and 26% of naturally occuring nickel, respectively. The protium-fusing reaction would produce 59Cu and 61Cu, respectively.
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Forum: Worldly Talk May 12 '11, 1:43am
Replies: 83
Views: 3,679
Posted By AbsentWizard
A black hole the mass of a proton has a...

A black hole the mass of a proton has a Schwarzchild radius of about 2.5E-54 meters and is 19 orders of magnitude (1/10000000000000000000) the Planck length. Such a singularity will have no chance to...
Forum: Worldly Talk Dec 16 '10, 5:00pm
Replies: 87
Views: 3,448
Posted By AbsentWizard
*Peers at Silverthorne* Should governments, being...

*Peers at Silverthorne* Should governments, being public entities, have the same reasonable expectation of privacy that private individuals have?
Forum: GM Workshop Dec 16 '10, 4:58pm
Replies: 20
Views: 927
Posted By AbsentWizard
The most effective way to make a boss is to make...

The most effective way to make a boss is to make it run away.
Forum: GM Workshop Dec 16 '10, 4:43pm
Replies: 12
Views: 8,360
Posted By AbsentWizard
I am not a program. :twitch:

I am not a program. :twitch:
Forum: Worldly Talk Dec 16 '10, 4:40pm
Replies: 87
Views: 3,448
Posted By AbsentWizard
Should governments, being public entities, have...

Should governments, being public entities, have the same reasonable expectation of privacy that private individuals have?

In the absence of any information about the context or the content, should...
Forum: GM Workshop Dec 9 '10, 7:27pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,462
Posted By AbsentWizard
These are just some traps that I thought up while...

These are just some traps that I thought up while skimming the thread:

A trap derived from control interlocks: A four-way hallway intersection is filled by a revolving, C-shaped door/alcove....
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