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JHomes

  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    I think they're not so much yelling at you, as at the people who consider people like you to be the only use case worth catering to, and you are just the vector for their righteous anger. You say "You...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    Contact tracing. One idea that's been noised around in these here parts is a dedicated Covid-19 tracing card, about the same form factor as a credit card. Bluetooth enabled, but no longer distance links or GPS. All it does is...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    You could have a mole of moles, come to that, if you had a big enough field for them to dig in. Or a big enough ocean to build them in. JHomes...
  • Commented on Yet another novel I will no longer write
    It's not even as if they confer any useful property on the things. That roll-ups keep going out is a positive advantage - To you, perhaps, but not to the manufacturer, who can sell more if you keep burning (ahem)...
  • Commented on Update to Public Appearances in a time of pandemic
    The three secrets to using the current Gnome are keyboard shortcuts, keyboard shortcuts, and keyboard shortcuts. Of course, if you hate keyboard shortcuts, this is not much help (Disclaimer; I like 'em). J Homes...
  • Commented on Infomercial Interlude
    Some of the Perry Rhodan stories have been translated into English. I read a few back in the mid-1970s. I must say I was not much impressed by them (and I don't think it was the quality of the translation),...
  • Commented on Public appearances in a time of pandemic
    Charlie, This may seem trivial compared to the rest of it, but, if you do manage to make it out here for CoNZealand, do remember to come to Wellington, not Christchurch. I'm not expecting that Aotearoa is going to be...
  • Commented on COVID-19
    Or was that was Jack in Halting State? Yes, Jack. JHomes...
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    have we not determined that it is that twin, and not the one who stayed on earth, who went close to the speed of light? Some of us are saying, not merely that we have not determined it, but that...
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    Wrong. I can tell who went close to the speed of light, because one is a lot older than the other. No you can't tell that. You can tell which one had to turn round and come back. No matter...
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    1. Are you arguing that, for velocities significantly under, say, 10% of the speed of light, that we still can't view the universe as Newtonian? That's a good enough approximation for most purposes. 2. One goes out, then turns round...
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    I'm not sure that I have a good enough understanding of the acceleration proposal to frame a coherent reply. My lay notion is that the ongoing acceleration will outpace the twin, who will therefore remain in an observable part of...
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    What frame of reference are the twins in when the one in the relativistic starship returns home, All of them, of course. There is no frame from which it is impossible to observe the twins (very difficult, maybe). If the...
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    for all practical purposes, they are in the *same* frame of reference. Not if they are moving away from, or toward, each other. That's pretty much the definition of an inertial frame of reference. If you're moving with respect to...
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    Relativity is not broken. It's still true, *in* our space-time. You forgot to add "as long as nothing that happens outside has any (detectable) effects inside." As soon as your message that you have sent outside comes back inside so...
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    For one, you continually utterly ignore going *outside* "normal space", aka this space-time, where GR and SR are valid. So by going outside this space-time, you break Relativity, which is what erturs has been maintaining all along. If Relativity is...
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    Heteromeles @1239, The troublesome paradoxes are the "make it didn't happen" kind. To use your sniper example. Regardless of who saw or heard what when, the target was hit, and presumably died. Unconstrained FTL then permits someone to respond by...
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    All this discussion of why FTL implies, or can imply, time travel has put me in mind of a piece I read years ago, By Keith Laumer no less, in which he demonstrates conclusively that not only does he not...
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    Heteromeles, I don't think I have the mathematical chops these days (if I ever did) to give a detailed explanation, but I think the key is this. Which end of an FTL trip comes first, and by how much, depends...
  • Commented on Too Many Thoughts About Genre
    Greg, I would think that it has all to do with white evangelical Christian endorsement of and support for chattel slavery as practised in the US. A central plank of their theology, not supported by their Bible, btw, was that...
  • Commented on Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Menace?
    I am going to take the same attitude to decades as I did to millennia, which is that any period of exactly 1000 years, give or take the appropriate number of leap seconds, is a millennium. So we can if...
  • Commented on Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Menace?
    Trying again after my first post disappeared. Embarrassing brain fart to have forgotten the author because I'm sure it's Clarke or Asimov or someone of that stature, but you must have read it Clarke. Superiority. Included in his Expedition to...
  • Commented on Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Menace?
    Embarrassing brain fart to have forgotten the author because I'm sure it's Clarke or Asimov or someone of that stature, but you must have read it Clarke. Superiority. Included in his Expedition to Earth collection, which is one of the...
  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    One more axis isn't enough. You need two more, for a total of four, which is the quaternions. Otherwise you cannot define multiplication in such a way as to have an identity. J Homes...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Those have got to be some really big fires for the smoke to carry that far, then. The smoke is having detectable effects, including lurid sunsets and messing up with herself's astrophotometry, here in Aotearoa. That's around 2000km away. J...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Greg, You have repeatedly, including this comment, called them fake, ie you are claiming that they are being dishonest (not just mistaken, that's not fake) in their objections. If you have evidence of that dishonesty (disagreeing with you is not...
  • Commented on Tentative hypothesis
    And to add to the glorious mess that is Windoze 10 Updates: A couple of days ago, I was taking my laptop to a meeting in the evening. This machine usually runs Fedora, but there is some Windows-specific software that...
  • Commented on Someone please sack the script-writers
    It depends on what you can do on the commute. Back in 1982, sundry Aotearoa Morris sides visited Sydney. During the visit, we were invited to stay overnight in the Blue Mountains by a chap who did commute from there...
  • Commented on Someone please sack the script-writers
    Rather than generally stupid people, there are a lot who are generally fairly intelligent, but there are one or two subjects on which they have made up their minds (or more likely their minds have been made up for them)...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    But he's also very pro-elderly, and pro climate change, pro military and all the usual garbage. That's a little unfair to Winston (only a little). His largely elderly constituency is composed of people who remember, or think they remember, how...
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