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John Cuthber

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  1. They have enough money to stay alive. But if you actually ask them (which is what I actually said) they say they want a job. It's the self respect that does it. You pretty much said it yourself: Most people want the satisfaction of actually achieving things.
  2. Next time you see someone who is on the dole, ask them if they want a job.
  3. There is no longer a "standard" metre rule, we have a different definition of a metre these days. However, when there was a single standard- (all the others are copies) it looked pretty much the same as this one. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_metre#/media/File:US_National_Length_Meter.JPG It has, so I understand, two marks on it about 1cm from each end. The bottom of middles of those marks are 1 metre apart.
  4. It's a bright sunny day her . (An bit too warm for my preferences but...) And I can see a star that's in orbit around a black hole. Next time I cross the equator I will try to remember to keep a look out.
  5. Around the world, religion is , in fact, dying out. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2016/04/160422-atheism-agnostic-secular-nones-rising-religion/ Who is praying for that to happen?
  6. No they have not. That's the straw man version. The actual reason is that having a second line doubles the capacity which should cut down on the delays which, in addition to being annoying, are expensive. It means that the local services don't have to stop + get out of the way of the mainline ones. The real question is why is it so expensive.
  7. The Serpent pretty much did say "please eat this". Don't forget that God put the serpent into the garden. Nobody seems to know what He did that.
  8. From WIKI "In 2018, Happer, who is not a climate scientist and who rejects the scientific consensus on climate change, joined the National Security Council of the Trump Administration to counter evidence..." Why would I watch that? What harm is the "lack" of carbon dioxide doing? Who is more likely to be able to fund a conspiracy, the hippies or the oil companies?
  9. The weird thing is that you can find a concentration of about 10^31 electrons per cubic metre in most of the universe. A hydrogen atom has a volume of about 6*10^-31 cubic metres, and contains 1 electron. What you are talking about is a million times higher- (because there are 100 cm in a metre). So, we need to find something where the electrons are pulled into an even smaller space. One way to do that would be to increase the charge on the nucleus- Instead of using hydrogen, we can use uranium with 92 times the change. It's a bit tricky y to strip off all but one of the electrons, but it's not impossible. That gets us into this realm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrogen-like_atom And I think that , using tehNohr model, the radius is inversely proportional to the charge. (though it's safe to assume that relativity screws that calculation.) In which case you can, in principle create a very small volume of space, very near the nucleus of a transuranic element, where the electron density is that high. Calculating the effective temperature is left as an exercise for the interested reader.
  10. Do you actually plan to answer the question?
  11. Was that meant to be some sort of answer to the question Strange had asked?
  12. It's never a good sign when someone says "I want to do this" and cites a clip from an action movie. Also Nothing will stand a million K.
  13. Metals block light very effectively (unless they are extremely thin) So, a small metal box (with some padding) would do the job of keeping your B12 bottle in the dark. The photography stores used to sell opaque bags of various sorts for handling and string photographic film, but in these days of digital imaging, I don't know if they are still on sale. I'm sorry, but none of that makes much sense.
  14. That's not a good cavity. This is an article about deliberately absorptive cavities with time constants over a thousand times longer. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cavity_ring-down_spectroscopy Though it's still well below 1 second. (As an aside, I suspect the LIGO cavities would have a ring down time constant of over a second; that's a really good cavity, but not terribly practical.) More importantly, back at the topic. Isn't "almost infinite" the reciprocal of "practically nothing"?
  15. You can even have something that's got a finite area, and an infinite perimeter, but that can be enclosed in a finite "box" (or drawn on a finite piece of paper). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koch_snowflake
  16. Because the ground got there first, by falling. If apples "fell up" then the ground would too. It would be on the ceiling, but the apples would still land on it if you let go of them.
  17. Methanol (Used to denature industrial alcohol) is toxic by skin absorption. So, you don't need to drink it for it to be a potential problem. On the other hand: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Methanol_toxicity#Treatment Also, at the moment https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/03/the-distilleries-and-breweries-and-drinks-groups-making-hand-sanitiser/
  18. Unless it isn't. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubbing_alcohol
  19. Interesting phrase in a post where you dismiss someone's view without offering any reason to say that the view is incorrect Would you like to borrow a mirror?.
  20. Oops! Boils at 1465, but the point still stands. It has a boiling point, so it doesn't decompose. Yes, notably, if it decomposed to form chlorine, it wouldn't have a boiling point. A matter of definition, but the solid is composed of a lattice of ions. It's already ionised as a solid. To whom is this apparent? It's ionised as a solid and as a liquid. In the solid form, the ions are not mobile. In some other compounds, even the solid conducts by the movement of ions. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubidium_silver_iodide https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_iodide (Above 420K) Because it's factually incorrect. Scaremongering, (deliberate or accidental) doesn't help anyone.
  21. How could salt have a boiling point of 883C if it fell apart when it melts at 801?
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