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  1. Sorry about that. Thanks for this. These are are levels created with the level editor for the game. I have made 12 but the responses on this thread has given me some pointers going forward. Paul Paul
  2. Hi This may sound an odd question for a psychology thread but I am trying to reach out and ask this. I am creating custom levels for a game called rocks and diamonds, which is a sort of maze, diamond collecting game I am writing about this on my blog at link deleted My question is that if I design complex levels does this have a different psychological effect compared to really simple levels. So within my level set if I created say 5 really complex levels, is there any psychobiological benefit to throwing i the odd really simple level, that is quick to complete. I am asking this as perhaps the brain acts in a certain way if you're involved in heavy thinking when completing a complex level, so perhaps is on a heightened state, then if you are then faced with a few much simpler puzzles does this perhaps bring this state down a little. I am not sure if this is right or what terminology to use, so is there a benefit to just including the odd simple level. The game is meant to be fun, so hopefully this will help keep it that way so users are not faced with endless complexity. Thanks Regards Paul Sutton
  3. We were shown an experiment at school on pressure, put water in a metal can (e.g oil can i think(, boil, ( as stem comes out of the can neck (wrong term for it there i think( put lid on can, and see what happens as a result in the air pressure difference inside and outside the can. As for suction, a simple straw does this or to observe a longer tube, you suck the liquid though the tube and then put the tube in the sink so the water passes through (syphon) Try this with water and clean equipment of course. Paul
  4. I have a fully working Debian netbook (atom processor)running nicely in 2gb ram, if you use a really light weight front end you should be fine. In fact it works ok with 1gb ram. Another netbook same spec with 1gb ram, is also running FreeBSD nicely. Paul
  5. Yes i have a poster that explains about the expansion (and cooling) of the universe here from an Open University course and an updated standard model poster from a more recent open learn course.
  6. Well the BBC article headline is "Scientists detect biggest explosion since Big Bang - BBC News" which like people, here have pointed out, wasn't even an explosion as such. Which is why I was looking for a more scientific source of information. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-51669384 Even in the BBC article the first few paragraphs seem to mention "The huge release of energy" then "eruption" then the co-author "I've tried to put this explosion into human terms" So yeah no wonder the headline is how it is, "explosion" sounds more dramatic than science. Even the dailymail made it out to be a explosion https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8051079/Biggest-explosion-Universe-Big-Bang-detected.html Mind you given their doom laden coverage of Corona virus, it does not come as a surprise to me that. I will try and make sense of the paper, even if it is more complex. Paul
  7. Thanks this is what I am looking for, so I can read the proper report / paper on this, not a bbc interpretation of it. the title of the above paper is "DISCOVERY OF A GIANT RADIO FOSSIL IN THE OPHIUCHUS GALAXY CLUSTER" which is a big difference, I have seen other references that seem to suggest this is the biggest since the big bang, and bigger than the big bang, so yeah finding the proper paper also cuts through all this. I did a search for Astrophysical Journal and found the site I posted earlier when asking, That area of space seems rather interesting but we could probably say that about other regions of space for different reasons. Thanks, Paul,
  8. So does that mean that if we saw a supernova tomorrow, then Betelgeuse have exploded 640 years ago. If it is 640 light years away that is. Paul
  9. Scientists detect biggest explosion since Big Bang - BBC News https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-51669384 This sounds interesting, i am guessing this is being observed from the Southern Hemisphere. I am trying to find the paper this BBC article has mentioned on https://iopscience.iop.org But am unsure exactly what to search for. So I would be grateful for any help please. Granted these science papers are not really for the layman, as such, as they are somewhat complex. It would be good to try and read the actual paper rather than just the report written for everyone else. However doing searches for Ophiuchus yields a few papers that suggest this region is a really interesting area of space, I am currently undertaking an OU Open Learn course on Orion which is also covering the lifespan of stars, very interesting as a topic, I need to crack on with it though, but OpenLearn is open ended so I just login and do a little bit more when I have some time. thanks Paul
  10. I have seen Water refereed to as Hydrogen Hydroxide too, but more of a joke / humour. Paul
  11. I think you can make a sort of plastic / rubber sufur substance by heating then putting in to cold water so the sulfur reforms in a different structure, then it will act as a sort of rubbery substance,
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