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About Royston

  • Birthday 09/08/1976

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    BSc Hons in Physics
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    Astronomy and Cosmology and Hats
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  1. Indeed, there's images circulating of Prigozhin meeting with Yevkurov, the talks clearly didn't go well, and now Wagner are on Moscow's doorstep. The petty infighting that has led to this, is deeply embarrassing for Putin.
  2. That's the fun bit though isn't it ? I.E I guess the next stage is to decipher the maths...all the information is there, it just needs to be decoded.
  3. Thought this was fascinating. An AI program developed at Columbia University observes video footage and calculates the dynamics of the system from the ground up i.e it creates variables to model the system. Although the researchers understand some of the variables that have been implemented e.g angular calculations for a pendulum, the rest remains a mystery, it works, but they don't know why it works. https://scitechdaily.com/artificial-intelligence-discovers-alternative-physics/
  4. I remember (what seems aeons ago) attempting to create a website with Cap'n called dbunked. IIRC blike (the founder of these forums) designed the logo. There were a number of experts interested in the project, but unfortunately it didn't blossom. I was quite excited at the time, as I thought a centre/thinktank for disinformation outside of Snopes would be invaluable, it seems even more pertinent today.
  5. You've still failed to present what this strategy is...
  6. Except that Britain along with Vietnam, France, Japan, China and later the US were all involved in the Vietnam war. It's interesting how Brexit talks are influencing the Irish-American vote. All thanks to our 'special relationship'. As for chlorinated chicken, the House of Lords have recently blocked the move to import food that yields lower (than our current) animal welfare standards... https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-food-standards-house-lords-government-deal-b537450.html
  7. Which is...? This seems quite a peculiar reason, considering we're military allies with the US.
  8. Today I learned, after a seagull knocked some off my roof, that the humble Lichen is a composite organism. It is a symbiotic relationship between cyanobacteria and fungi. Nearly 6% of the Earth is covered in Lichen, which is testament to, if you get along, you'll be successful. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lichen
  9. Surely the reasons why somebody hates broccoli are different to why somebody discriminates to a certain group of humans. That entirely depends on who you're talking to. If it is a member of a far right group such as the EDL then yes ? If it's a naive 78 year old, then probably not. Are you not familiar with 'I'm not a racist, but...' Because the term is used in a negative light, because it's extreme, it's synonymous with terrorist in a media context. If you (quite rightly) take issue with racism, then calling somebody a racist is clearly a derogatory term.
  10. Fair enough, I kinda like the idea of children with lazer eyes taking out adults....each their own. However this is fundamental to the brexit debate... Nobody knew what they were voting for, except the people (to a certain degree) who voted remain, because it was already in place. For the people that voted leave, only a handful of powerful people knew the implications of leaving, not the public. If the public knew the hopeless mess that would entail they certainly would of not voted for it...yet it's these same people that scream 'the will of the people' and 'democracy'.
  11. I find it quite interesting that a cauldron of shit media, propaganda, and puppetry can quickly polarize a country i.e a few years ago, remain and leavers never existed...yet for some reason we're at logger heads. Personally I think we should have a civil war...the majority of brexit voters were 50+, so the younger generation should take their legs out with lazers.
  12. I don't think that makes much sense...spacetime is one entity, not two. It maybe worth familiarising with the workings of light cones and see how they behave as they go past an event horizon. If you were travelling into a black hole and you went past the EH, before the inevitable spaghettification you would not experience anything wacky (from your frame of reference). However, what truly happens past the event horizon, regardless of what GR predicts and a number of other theories, still remains speculative. Awww, that's so cute. Let's hope c stays invariant so time and space doesn't get all grumpy.
  13. FWIW here is the original report... https://jech.bmj.com/content/66/9/767 This (from the NHS website) is a good summary and highlights why the study is inconclusive... https://www.nhs.uk/news/lifestyle-and-exercise/childhood-iq-linked-to-adult-drug-use/
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