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  • Commented on Dead Lies Dreaming: Spoilers
    Heteromeles @543 said: I'd be interested in how you evaluate this evidence and whether you are willing to modify your theory about the non-existence of black holes in light of it. The first link you give has a typo at...
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    This is before the nonsense of "Dark Matter". Carl Sagan - Cosmos - Galaxies This is how they thought the stars moved in the galaxy. Notice around 3 minutes that the center spins faster that the outer stars. That is...
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    whitroth @540, said: If not, what's in the center of all galaxies? "My god! It's full of stars." - 2001 Space Odyssey In the 1980s they were looking at the outer edges of galaxies and realized that those stars were...
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    To paraphrase Mark: "Black Holes are real, because I wrote a novel where they actually encounter one." Now that is classic whitroth. I can use that. Thanks... That's an example of where people need to keep the status quo because...
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    Frank, Of course you would say that, because you are expressing your personal opinion. Put twenty stone faced engineers in a room and they will have no way to argue about an experiment. They have to accept the results. Put...
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    Frank, About the pipe, I've seen worse. There was a box culvert with two sections, each 10 feet wide and five feet high. It was time to rebuild it, so they made the mistake of reversing the numbers. 5 feet...
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    Heteromeles @489, said: the response I've gotten is a supercilious dismissal, because I'm not a licensed engineer, so therefore what I have to say is of no value. Well, that's the point isn't it. Civil Engineering is a "Hard" science,...
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    Greg Tingey @483, said: I note that you also point to Feynman, what a surprise. I don't see why. I read his books, Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! and What Do You Care What Other People Think? and agree with...
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    That should read: "If you are not a "String Theorist" you cannot get a job in University as a Professor in the Physics Department."...
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    I'm always amused by the discussion of "causality violation" when it comes to FTL communication, all because of the concept that nothing can travel faster than light. - If you can get from "here to there", without traveling the space...
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    JBS @426 said: Why do you need to import Nubian masons to teach you how to work with adobe? Because the locals never developed the dome or vaulted arch roof made from adobe. - Adobe houses around here are a...
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    I stumbled across the original videos that I was looking for. Roofs Underfoot Par1 Nubian Massons build adobe vault and domes under the supervision of Hassan Fathy during a workshop in Abiquiu New Mexico Roofs Underfoot - part 2 Roofs...
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    Troutwaxer @306 Wiki - Le Sage's theory of gravitation That's a classic....
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    Charlie Stross @289, said: One question about Growing Earth theory: Where does the extra mass come from? And a corollary: What are the cosmological consequences? Yes! Way to go, Charlie. At least somebody is using their imagination. With a little...
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    whitroth @262 said: "Doubled in size" Mark, Yes, as Elderly Cynic said @263, double the size, double the gravity. Half the size, half the gravity. BTW, Look at the stuff below if you want, but please, don't go all "whitroth"...
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    I do not understand why people are confusing discussions about Story with Reality. All of the negative comments are about Reality not living up to something fun. People are forgetting the vast cities that Robert E. Howard wrote about. -...
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    Greg Tingey @254, said: Any way of getting that to stay on a single page, so that we can LOOK at it? In the upper left hand corner of the page are three small lines, stacked on each other, before...
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    There, that's better. Wiki - Newmanera It's a game set a billion years in the future after having eight earlier civilizations rise and fall. Think Gene Wolfe's The Book of the New Sun series. http://numenera.com So I can run the...
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    Yikes! Are you telling me that none of you people have read Robert E. Howard? Where have you been. Where has your imagination gone. Everybody was doing so well before it all fell apart. I have story to write. Thanks......
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    Greg Tingey @206, said: For actual evidence that he is: "Not even Wrong" Let us say that you had a Time Viewer that could look into the past, and you set your Time Viewer to look over the Acropolis in...
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    Charlie, If you get the chance read Fantasyland by Kurt Anderson. That would give you more insight into The Black Chamber and the American mindset. Basically all of the radical extremist Protestants left Europe and came to America. The craziest...
  • Commented on Countdown to Crazy
    Charlie, When you guys discuss Solar, renewables, "Fossil fuel" you are missing the big picture. - A gallon of gas stores more energy than a battery ever will. A century from now we will still be using gas, diesel, jet...
  • Commented on The Laundry Files: an updated chronology
    I read the whole series every year. It is such a joy. BTW, there is no such thing as a "continuity error" when this is "told" by unreliable narrators. - I refer you to How I Met Your Mother as...
  • Commented on Dead plots
    Heteromeles @733 wiki - Fire on the Mountain (Bisson novel) Fire on the Mountain is a 1988 novel by the American author Terry Bisson. It is an alternate history describing the world as it would have been had John Brown...
  • Commented on Yet another novel I will no longer write
    Bill Arnold @835 said: They cite an abstract in the parachute-experiment genre Well played. You caught my attention with the "parachute-experiment", it slipped past my defenses. My "immune system" did not kick in until I read all of the links...
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    Heteromeles @830 said: (I think King got there first-ish with the White Plague) White Plague is by Frank Herbert I have it on my to-be-read pile right now, once I finish The Stand....
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    mdlve @504 said: key point, mainly for American but for anyone with elections in the next year or so - get registered and get set up for a absentee / mail in ballot so that you don't have to go...
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    Straight Black Hair @220 Thanks for the DuneQuoteBot link. Deeply satisfying. I stumbled across a game a few days ago that is similar to the Borges, Garden Of Forking Paths. The trailer hit me with instant longing to buy it....
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    Just read the post. Sorry to hear that we won't see the book. I don't understand why you let events here on our copy Earth prevent you from writing about events on another copy Earth, but I digress. At times...
  • Commented on Infomercial Interlude
    Mark, No matter how often I do something, I don't know what I know until I teach it, so thanks for letting me kibitz. - I always learn far more when I teach. Look at the article on editing War...
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