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  1. 1 hour ago, John Cuthber said:

    Are you hoping his bacteria would evolve into something intelligent?
    I'd rather not spoil Titan.

    How about dumping him in an orbit where his mortal remains will burn up falling into the sun?

    Or just drop him from a mile or two into shark territory.

    Or teleport into his office, kidnap him, have him carted off somewhere and get a few medics in green rubber suits to do invasive tests on him for a few days, then put him back in the office.
    Wait for him to try to explain his absence... :-)

    Or just spike his breakfast burger with truth drugs...

    Personally, I'd rate 7 of 9 a ten.

    John you have an evil streak, my kind of friend... 

  2. 19 hours ago, John Cuthber said:

    The White House.

    Land on the lawn 

    Wait for the press etc to turn up then broadcast a message " You lost; start packing,. You leave in January. "
    Then leave.


    Take him to Titan and drop him off naked in a methane lake... 

  3. Let's say you woke this morning and found a space shback yard. For the sake of argument (all you Star Trek fans know what i am, talking about) it's the Delta Flyer. The door is open and when you walk in it tells you it will take you anywhere you want. 

    Where would you go first? 

  4. Is the instantaneous of the movement causing a problem here? A warp drive could get you the same effect and not be impossible, it would depend on some improbable things like negative mass. if it took you one year to span that distance instead on no time at all would that make a difference? 

  5. 4 hours ago, swansont said:

    Why do you need “magical technology” for this scenario? Seems like you can just ask this question about a point midway between two stars 10 LY apart.

    The point I was trying to make was did the spacecraft travel in time due to traveling faster than light and which star was it traveling in time relation too... 

  6. I think your larger just before a mass extinction effect is a bit of an illusion but there are some real world reasons this appears to be true even though currently I would say that mammals had their heyday around 2 million or more years ago and currently land animals are bit smaller on average than during Pliocene but Dinosaurs are or were "pre evolved" to be larger, this can be seen from modern living dinosaurs who have hollow bones and more advanced circulatory and lung systems compared to mammals. The largest mammal that ever lived was related to rhinoceros's and was as large as many dinosaurs. Mammals are burdened by heavier but less strong skeletons, less advanced breathing/circulatory systems, and a reproductive system that puts larger adults in a precarious place the larger they get.      

  7. During this grueling time of self quarantining I've been trying to practice a little mental gymnastics everyday and I think I've come up with a small paradox. Well for me anyway. 

    Let's say we have two stars 10 light years apart, star A and B, you have a space ship with 'magical technology" that allows you travel 5 light years in an instant. So you get in your space ship at Star A instantly you are 5 LYs from both stars, I'll call that point C, looking back at star A you see light that is 5 years in star A's past but the light from star B is 5 years in star A's future. The reverse would also be true. Star B's light you see is 5 years in star B's past but still in 5 years in star A's future so you would be 5 years in both star's past and future... right? 

    Am I wrong or right or neither? 

    Crap I should have put this in speculations... 

  8. On 10/23/2020 at 3:29 PM, Saiyan300Warrior said:

    An age of information? An age of misinformation? An age of Trump? gang gang

    Seriously though how would you describe the age we are living in with a simple title if you could?


    God bless everyone :)

    Aren't we entering the age of Aquarius


    Age transitions[edit]

    Many astrologers consider the entrance into a new astrological age a gradual transition called a "cusp". For example, Ray Grasse states that an astrological age does not begin at an exact day or year.[18] Paul Wright states that a transition effect does occur at the border of the astrological ages. Consequently, the beginning of any age cannot be defined to a single year or a decade but blend its influences with the previous age for a period of time until the new age can stand in its own right.[19]

    Many astrologers believe that the world is transitioning from the Age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius,[20] which is claimed to explain that developments in the world today can be aligned to Pisces (i.e. continuing strong religious influences especially from Christianity) and Aquarius (traditional archetypes associated with Aquarius include electricity, computers, and democracy).[21] A few astrologers consider the last c. 10 degrees of a given age (c. 720 years) as the time period during which the new age starts to make visible its influences, also called "orb of influence". In Nicholas Campion's The Book of World Horoscopes there are six pages listing researchers and their proposed dates for the start of the Age of Aquarius indicating that many researchers believe that each age commences at an exact date.[22]

    Albert Amao PhD states that the transition period between any two ages occurs over a one degree (1°) orb to either side of the point of intersection of two adjoining zodiacal constellations. As one degree is approximately 72 years, Amao has a transition period between ages of 144 years.[23]

  9. Chemist Phil Mason, known on you tube as Thunderf00t, has released a video explaining in detail why life cannot exist in the clouds of venus based on the lack of hydrogen and how the phosphine would have to be attributed to some other process. He also explains the paper citing the possible discovery of phosphine and how it has been misinterpreted buy many. The video is 37:08 minutes long but is very interesting and flies by (in my estimation) For a concise view on this discovery feel free to watch. 


  10. 12 hours ago, Sensei said:

    Make screen-shot and attach..

    Will do, doesn't do it all the time. Umm how do I do that again? 


    Problem with display CRT, LCD or LED, is completely different problem than e.g. UTF-8/Unicode issues during translation, or entire network transmission being passed through hacker's proxy server without HTTPS anywhere...

    Where you would expect https it just has a image of a closed pad lock. It usually happens when I pass the cursor over the script, sometimes it goes away but sometimes it doesn't until I switch pages. 




  11. 16 minutes ago, Kartazion said:

    Maybe something with UTF-8?

    Do you always have the https padlock in the address? This is at first sight the most important.

    But the problem probably comes from the web browser. But it may be something else. Once I had a pc that had caught the humidity, and was having at the start the problem of writing characters on the screen...

    You might have hit the nail on the head, I have an aquarium beside the tower... But no, HTTPS is not in the address... 

  12. My computer seems to be having problem with the letters on screen, sometimes the letters will be broken up in random places and sometime letters will disappear completely. Facebook and youtube is especially bad for it but even happens here on sfn occasionally. Anyone else have this problem or have any ideas about what might causing it?    

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