# Silvestru

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1. ## koti

Months of being cautious, refraining from social happenings and travel, washing my hands 50 times a day and wearing a mask to the toilet and there we go - we both got Covid me and my partner. We are 4-5 days into it, the test results came in today. She's got a moderate fever (38,5C) and lost her taste and smell, I only lost my strength and I'm sleeping 2 hours during the day 3rd day in a row. We are both caughing a little, our 4.5 year old kid seems completely fine. Christmas is going to be really awesome this year, what a f joke 2020 is. I'm pissed as hell, the vaccine is just a couple weeks away and we didn't make it.

1. Get well soon koti. Let us know how you're feeling.

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2. ## Theoretical

I can hardly wait till EHT releases the black hole photo this Wednesday.

1. You should open a thread about this but generally speaking, it makes no sense to talk about escape velocity of the universe. Your calculation aside, you cannot escape to a point outside of the universe, that point would just become the Universe, also how did you get c as a velocity? Please explain.

The Universe is finite or infinite. We don't know which one for sure but logically you would need speed in much excess of c to "escape" the Universe either way. For one, the universe is expanding at an increased rate at a "speed" higher than c. Check special relativity.

Anyway please provide any published paper you might have that compares the universe with a black hole.

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3. ## Theoretical

I can hardly wait till EHT releases the black hole photo this Wednesday.

1. Yeah? show me your math please. Because I don't really understand what you mean.

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4. ## Theoretical

I can hardly wait till EHT releases the black hole photo this Wednesday.

1. So what are your thoughts about it? Fun fact, according to interstellar science, if you go through a black hole, you end up in your daughter's bookshelf.

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5. ## Silvestru

Moving to UK in May/June.
Home of many important people: The queen, Freddy Mercury, StringJunky and DrP among others.

1. Haha Polar bears Illegal? Unfortunately in UK if it's all white, it's all right
We will see  will keep you updated
MigL.

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6. ## Silvestru

Was bored and listening to a podcast with Brian Cox randomly and there was a question about online science related arguments.
I spat out what I had in my mouth and was listening carefully in hopes that he would mention swansont
#WeForgiveButWeNeverForget
hahaha

1. Sorry to keep you in suspense koti I was out for a bit. No he did not mention swansont specifically unfortunately.

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7. ## Moontanman

I'm gonna be a Grandpa!

1. Congrats Moon! New fishing buddy coming up.

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8. ## studiot Mordred

Welcome back and Happy New Year Mordred.

9. ## Silvestru

Why was this holiday turned into a shopping spree? Damn you Consumerism and Marketing.
I have to buy presents now and I don't know what to do. I don't even want anything!

1. Yeah... I didnt' eat my banana that day. Sorry Santa

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10. ## Silvestru

Even though I have not met any of you guys in RL I dreamt yesterday that I was hanging out with a few members from the forum. Really strange dream. You guys looked like rockers but dressed business casual and the setting was an office space. I don't know why I'm sharing this haha

1. I really don't think it's politically correct to segregate and assume that the rest of the dreams are "dry". I think it's offensive for the non-wet dreams.

Stringy don't be coy, you knew exactly what you were doing !

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11. ## Silvestru

Even though I have not met any of you guys in RL I dreamt yesterday that I was hanging out with a few members from the forum. Really strange dream. You guys looked like rockers but dressed business casual and the setting was an office space. I don't know why I'm sharing this haha

1. Second rule of forums:

If you have dreams about fellow members, DON'T share that information!

"Wet dream" HAH! what a joke. How would that be like? You guys coming up with a unified field theory and me being all impressed?

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12. ## Silvestru

Important assessment tomorrow at the job. The topic is transfer pricing . Wish me luck! In case I fail send me a location under a bridge or smthn where I can hibernate during the winter.

1. Thanks Studiot! Well unfortunately I am not much ahead either.  But an all-nighter might help.

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13. ## Raider5678

Anybody else staying up tomorrow night to watch the election results in eager anticipation of which bad direction our country is headed in next?

1. And that's ok. The problem is the real possibility that they are indeed rigged.

Some see it as: "There is too much at stake to play by the rules." And I'm not just talking about the Elephant and the Donkey but other animals too. The bear, the panda etc...

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14. ## Raider5678

Anybody else staying up tomorrow night to watch the election results in eager anticipation of which bad direction our country is headed in next?

1. Or you can ask Russia for Spoilers.

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15. ## Silvestru

I miss the Medieval days where if someone was annoying you could just claw, mangle and thrash them in the face or be be mangled. Nowadays the people I want to punch are bothering  me via phone, e-mail, letters, TV. It's frustrating to point a closed paw to the TV screen....

16. ## Silvestru

I was trying to be good and save money this year and I just got a big fine for 1 day delay in paying the car insurance. The two are not related but damn. Life has a way of kicking you when you're up... or down for that matter.

1. Haha well me and that guy have one thing in common. We should both:

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17. ## Moontanman

My cousin Jeff Stewart died this morning. Jeff was more than a cousin, he was my brother in so many ways, the way only a real brother can be. One of the few people I have ever known who was basically a good person no matter what situation he found himself in. It's difficult to wrap my head around the fact a world can exist without Jeff in it.

18. ## nevim Strange

Strange, is it not possible to privately message you?

1. I bet your laptop if physically heavier from all that spam. Don't stay offline for too long at a time, you might miss the next new revolutionary theory that will change physics as we know it.

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19. ## nevim Strange

Strange, is it not possible to privately message you?

1. Can't help but wonder what do you privately want from the Legendary Speculation Crusher.(TM)

You can open a thread in a specific section if it's relevant and him/she/it and other experienced members might help you.

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20. ## nevim Strange

Strange, is it not possible to privately message you?

1. It has the same possibility percentage as the Nigerian Prince who keeps sending me mail to be real.

Let's keep each other updated.

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21. ## koti

„Who is America?” a new series on Showtime by Sasha Baron Cohen. I just saw 2 episodes and I think this might just be the answer to a divided America. Hilarious!

1. The guns for kids was scary and funny in the same time. "He died doing what I love" This hit me hard

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22. ## koti

Wow, Mars looks so beautiful tonight - like a giant orange star brightest in the night sky. It’s almost as though Mars is playing some twisted joke on Americans with that orange color.

1. Also looking forward to: Friday's total lunar eclipse will be longest blood moon visible this century, until 2123

The red moon will pair well with Mars, which reaches opposition just before the eclipse and will also appear orange or red in colour.

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23. ## koti Silvestru

1. Haha he was secretly banned for shaming Star Trek. What mods mention in the Banned section is a hist.

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24. ## Function

So there's fear of commitment, and there's separation anxiety disorder. Here's a bit of a story on how I am regarding relationships ... As a background, you may want to know that I suffer(ed) from major depressive disorder, and am being treated with bupropion and venlafaxine (the latter is being decreased).

I've had 2 relationships, both of which lasted about 2.5 months. Rather quickly during these 'relationships', I found that it demanded way more of me than it was worth to me: it was not "profitable" for me, as I felt energetically drained without being resupplied. After a while, I couldn't help but think (in both cases) "Ugh, just stop texting me and leave me alone for 5 minutes, can I please have my own time?", which to me is a signal that makes me start wondering if the partner is indeed the right partner for me. I felt more as their idol, than their intimate partner. Which might indicate some sort of fear of commitment.

I don't know how I was supposed to feel, so I walked a bit. Sat down somewhere on a bench. My eyes went quite watery and I sobbed a bit. Trying to hold it in, not wanting to attract too much attention from all passers-by, I felt myself being ripped apart from all the stuff I was thinking about him. What was he doing? Did he indeed meet with 2 guys on the same evening? What would they be doing now? I couldn't imagine it, and if I could, I couldn't hold it in much longer. Yes, I'd call myself devastated back then. For about 1.5 hours, complete silence. And then he texted me back, well, on Messenger. Didn't read my text messages yet. "Acted" that nothing was wrong. Again, I was confused. I asked him what that was all about. "What?" Well, you know, walking away with someone I clearly recognised from Tinder ... Who, after a long discussion, appeared to be one of his best friends ... Who he had not foreseen coming there at that time. It was not his intention to leave at first, until I walked away a bit too far to make it a "kidding goodbye". So he walked away, too. A long discussion, after which I asked him if we could give it another chance after some time. And he agreed. He said that he didn't have much time; which was true, given that he's leaving for a congress tomorrow ... And that the plan was indeed to go to the movies and to catch a meal. And now we're doing normal again. To the extent possible. This was yesterday.

Today he asked me what all the dramaqueen stuff was all about yesterday. And indeed, I made assumptions, and I didn't give him any chance to "defend" himself, or to explain what really happened. He said I acted quite "claiming", especially given that we'd seen each other only for the second time. And I agree. I was indeed very claiming; and am, perhaps, rather than was. But now, we're good, and I'm going to try to feel okay with anything similar to happen. I made assumptions that were not necessarily true, and it is indeed possible that they knew each other for a long time, Tinder excluded.

But today, all of a sudden, I was thinking back at how I felt, at what I was thinking that they could have been doing together if indeed they planned on meeting each other (through Tinder, that is) that very evening. And I sobbed again. For the umpteenth time in my life, I got attached to someone way too quickly, and it destroys me even thinking about the idea of losing him.

For anyone who actually succeeded in reading this whole damn text, the hell can I do? I'm not planning on letting him go, and I have to loosen up a bit. Definitely. But how, without having to feel wrecked? Does this sound like a classic separation anxiety disorder?

1. Well let me start by hoping he doesn't share your interest in science too and is a member of this forum reading this right now haha. Jokes aside, being possessive is a huge no-no and while I'm sure you can't control that in your mind, try to refrain from expressing it to others. Trust me, if a person plans to leave you and you are making drama or acting possessive, it wont change their mind.  Ofc I am in team "Function" so I hope it goes well. Just keep the "crazy" locked for a while until you have a stronger connection and the person will understand why you are acting like this. (maybe some previous baggage). Anyway, go team Function!

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25. ## koti

So we went to the "Equality Parade" here today downtown Warsaw with our 2 year old. 30C mid day, a very nice combination of various political/LGBT movements forming a great party like function with trucks playing music, body painted attractive people dancing, etc. Our 2 year old decided that he's going to take charge of the whole thing. He especially wanted to go up dancing with all the girls in bikinis and boys with six packs in one of the trucks...his hysteria stopped one of the trucks and one of the dancer girls had to come down to calm him down which ofcourse didn't work out. So we had a fight me and and my girl and we left pissed all three of us walking with the stroller to the car. Family life is such a blessing.

1. Haha I love the real talks. People who pretend that there are never small problems in family life make me heave.

But I am sure you have a great family and you need a rainy day to appreciate the sunny ones. Keep fighting the good fight Koti.

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