# Gravity (theory)

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by philo, Aug 14, 2005.

1. ### =?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=Guest

I believe that's the first question you ever answered that didn't
include "use Knoppix" in the answer.

=?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=, Aug 15, 2005

2. ### fkasnerGuest

I think the inclination is more likely to be 23 deg 27 minutes not 23
degrees 27 seconds.
FK

fkasner, Aug 15, 2005

3. ### fkasnerGuest

The laws are dependent on which approximation you use. As James Franck
told me (he got that from his buddy Einstein) that 99.9 % of the
universe is explicable in terms of Newtonian Mechanics, And 99.9 % of
the remainder is explicable in terms of Quantum Mechanics, and 99.9% of
the remainder is explicable in terms of Relativistic Mechanics.
FK

fkasner, Aug 15, 2005
4. ### kennyGuest

what you say is harnessing the effects of gravity, not the gravity wave
itself.
You are not producing a new gravity field.

kenny, Aug 15, 2005
5. ### fkasnerGuest

vacuum. If it is traveling in a real medium everything changes since the
speed of light is less than in a vacuum.
FK

fkasner, Aug 15, 2005
6. ### =?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=Guest

As Why? said, you were doing reasonably well, then you went off the
kook-o-meter's scale. I liked the way Carl Sagan gave his opinion of
UFO's. He said think of the sheer scale of the project to design, build,
operate and deploy spaceships from other solar systems or even galaxies
to come to Earth. And for what purpose? To abduct Gomer Pyle from the
river bank to study his genitals and then let him go. (Okay, maybe I
took liberties with the last sentence.)

=?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=, Aug 15, 2005
7. ### kennyGuest

Carl Sagan was a good scientist... but he was limited.
Imagination makes a Great scientist.
Einstein knew that, and stated that imagination is more important than
knowledge.

kenny, Aug 15, 2005
8. ### kennyGuest

There is only one truth. The laws of physics, all of them do not change with
speed.

kenny, Aug 15, 2005
9. ### MaybeGuest

Who are these guys: Kenny and fkasner? And why do they think anybody
gives a shit!

Maybe, Aug 15, 2005
10. ### kennyGuest

We are aliens... so shut up before we abduct you and use an anal probe on
you.

kenny, Aug 15, 2005
11. ### philoGuest

hey...nice to hear from you...
even though my idea was pretty nutty i guess...
it was prob. no nuttier than those who are looking for gravitrons!

philo, Aug 15, 2005
12. ### Old GringoGuest

Hog wash!

Old Gringo, Aug 15, 2005
13. ### Old GringoGuest

Hog Wash!

Old Gringo, Aug 15, 2005
14. ### Old GringoGuest

What are the increments of measure used to determine the the
difference between the first floor and the second floor.

Old Gringo, Aug 15, 2005
15. ### Old GringoGuest

You will have to argue with University Corporation for Atmospheric
Research on that one. I don't know shit about it.

Old Gringo, Aug 15, 2005
16. ### FMLGuest

"Light from the car travels at light speed relative to the car and
relative to a hitchhiker walking along the road, watching the speeding
car go by. Light travels at light speed with respect to any frame of
reference. The speed of light in a vacuum is a constant. Thatâ€™s an
absolute."

(courtesy of Wonderquest:
<http://www.wonderquest.com/quaking-birds-sinking-balloons-speeding-cars.htm#speeding-cars>

FML, Aug 15, 2005
17. ### PennywiseGuest

|>[email protected] wrote:
|>> if you were to build a ship that could travel the speed of light what would
|>> happen if you turned the headlights on???

|>"Light from the car travels at light speed relative to the car and
|>relative to a hitchhiker walking along the road, watching the speeding
|>car go by. Light travels at light speed with respect to any frame of
|>reference. The speed of light in a vacuum is a constant. That?s an
|>absolute."
|>
|>(courtesy of Wonderquest:
|><http://www.wonderquest.com/quaking-birds-sinking-balloons-speeding-cars.htm#speeding-cars>
|>

Light in a Medium (not a vacuum):
charged particle passes through an insulator at a speed greater than
that of light in the medium.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherenkov_effect

I've seen this, after dumping the fuel from the reactor we would turn
off the lights to watch this, it's very pretty; and downright cool.

Pennywise, Aug 15, 2005
18. ### UnkGuest

I believe that was 'Macroscope' by Piers Anthony.

Unk, Aug 15, 2005
19. ### ScraggyGuest

1 & 2

Scraggy, Aug 15, 2005
20. ### phrogeeGuest

Wrong! The speed of light can actually be speeded up by passing it thru
certain mediums.

phrogee, Aug 15, 2005