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by jewish_scientist
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Material with High Specific Heat
Replies: 12
Views: 3760

Re: Material with High Specific Heat

What is the specific heat of quark-gluon plasma? When I googled it I got a bunch of article WAY to difficult for me to understand.
by jewish_scientist
Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:32 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why is dog fighting morally wrong?
Replies: 60
Views: 9519

Re: Why is dog fighting morally wrong?

Chicken boxing is a thing that exists. I do not know how to respond to this information. Funny source: http://www.cc.com/video-clips/48f1qs/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-chicken-boxing-v--cockfighting Newspaper: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2014/04/louisiana-state-senator-is-really...
by jewish_scientist
Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:41 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Why are keratinized skin cell so hard to penetrate?
Replies: 1
Views: 1223

Why are keratinized skin cell so hard to penetrate?

As a skin cell ages, it moves closer and closer to the surface. At the same time, it undergoes a process called keratinization, which is defined as the process by which keratin builds up in a cell. By the type the cell is at the outer most layer, it is almost pure keratin. This cell, along with othe...
by jewish_scientist
Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why is dog fighting morally wrong?
Replies: 60
Views: 9519

Re: Why is dog fighting morally wrong?

Quite a few people have mentioned gambling in there posts. I think that this is a mistake. The arguments 'dogfighting is wrong because it is cruel to dogs,' is very different than 'dogfighting is wrong because gambling is wrong'. I can explain this with a rather straight-forward hypothetical: if peo...
by jewish_scientist
Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:59 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2861
Views: 568405

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

Using quantum physics (specifically the phenomena of quantum entanglement), it is possible to send information faster than the speed of light. This is a direct contradiction to Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity. Einstien, Podolsky and Rosen were the first ones to point this out, so this proble...
by jewish_scientist
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3624
Views: 227242

Re: Trump presidency

Trump thinks his budget is compassionate . In my college ethics class we had to write a paper on this statement and the press conference in general. Here are the 2 most relevant paragraphs for anyone who cares: The place to start in this analysis is clearly from a libertarian perspective. Libertaria...
by jewish_scientist
Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:14 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Miscellaneous Science Questions
Replies: 2861
Views: 568405

Re: RELATIVITY QUESTIONS! (and other common queries)

I just wanted to let everyone know that this unit converter exists. To everyone who just thought 'So what, there are a million unit converters across the online', tell me how many of them convert Aardwolfs to nautical miles/ hour ? When Wolfram|Alpha failed me, some random silversmith on the interne...
by jewish_scientist
Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:43 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why is dog fighting morally wrong?
Replies: 60
Views: 9519

Re: Why is dog fighting morally wrong?

I actually wrote a featured article about that for my journalism course last semester. I think that I still have a draft of it, if you would like me to send it to you.
by jewish_scientist
Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:28 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I need a new desktop, might try building my own?
Replies: 41
Views: 17035

Re: I need a new desktop, might try building my own?

KnightExemplar wrote:Everything else fits together like legos. Expensive legos.

It is surprising how many things this is true for.
by jewish_scientist
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:27 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Storing Nuclear Waste on the Moon
Replies: 57
Views: 8171

Re: Storing Nuclear Waste on the Moon

Poe's law, officially more dangerous than nuclear waste.
by jewish_scientist
Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:47 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Storing Nuclear Waste on the Moon
Replies: 57
Views: 8171

Re: Storing Nuclear Waste on the Moon

SDK: I think that you have misunderstood my intentions. I was not arguing that nuclear power plants should not be built because its negative affects are too great. I was proposing a system designed to minimize the negatives affects of nuclear power. Eebster the Great: I did not realize that. You wer...
by jewish_scientist
Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:59 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3624
Views: 227242

Re: Sonic drive-ins expanding to all 50 States

I know this is a weird question; what is the title of this thread? P.S. One of the fired aides is not going to testify without guaranteed immunity. It might be nothing, but... 'This is a blatant witch hunt! The only result these corrupt politicians want from this unethical, resource-wasting excuse f...
by jewish_scientist
Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:05 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: I need a new desktop, might try building my own?
Replies: 41
Views: 17035

Re: I need a new desktop, might try building my own?

My Dad got me all the hardware for a new computer. He knows what he is doing, so all the parts are comparable. The usually way I would go about building something is to ignore the instruction and put stuff together that looks like their parts fit together. If I do this method with a computer, will s...
by jewish_scientist
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:52 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3624
Views: 227242

Re: Trump presidency

In the end, he had to write a check for $2,450,597, including penalties and interest for late payment . That one sentence angers me more than anything else in the article. I mean, seriously! Trump could buy an accounting company to do nothing but his taxes, and yet he payed them LATE! Is he so unco...
by jewish_scientist
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3624
Views: 227242

Re: Trump presidency

Does anyone know if Trump has released his tax returns yet? The last I heard he still refuses to let the public know about his personal finances.
by jewish_scientist
Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anti-Semitism in Boston Suburbs Mishandled
Replies: 35
Views: 6119

Re: Anti-Semitism in Boston Suburbs Mishandled

I just wanted to do a quick follow up on this issue. The superintendent wrote this letter, which calls for the formation of an Advisory Committee on Diversity Appreciation. This committee would only have the ability to make recommendations, so we cannot really tell if this is a serious effort or a t...
by jewish_scientist
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Society's Interest in Sexual Morality
Replies: 27
Views: 5909

Re: Society's Interest in Sexual Morality

On Moral Theories that are not Consequentialism: Libertarians say that the only things that the government can do is protect the people's bodies, the people's property, and enforce contracts. Anything else is immoral because the taxes taken to fund the action is a violation of the taxpayers&...
by jewish_scientist
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:05 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Society's Interest in Sexual Morality
Replies: 27
Views: 5909

Re: Society's Interest in Sexual Morality

You just respond to a request for respectable sources by linking to Wikipedia...

Also, plenty for "serious" philosophies do are not based on consequentialism, such as Locke and Kant.
by jewish_scientist
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:21 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Society's Interest in Sexual Morality
Replies: 27
Views: 5909

Re: Society's Interest in Sexual Morality

I demand sources for . EVERY . example given in the OP. Like, you do not just go accusing several societies of systematic infanticide without something to back it up. P.S. The Sexual Revolution happened only about 50 years ago and divorce rates are at unprecedented levels. I would be much more surpr...
by jewish_scientist
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Storing Nuclear Waste on the Moon
Replies: 57
Views: 8171

Re: Storing Nuclear Waste on the Moon

I DARE you to name 1 place that does not contribute to the global ecosystem in someway. It may not be obvious and the effects may not be immediate, but doing anything anywhere on this planet affects everything everywhere else.
by jewish_scientist
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Why is dog fighting morally wrong?
Replies: 60
Views: 9519

Re: Why is dog fighting morally wrong?

I have not had a chance to read everything yet, but I am in a bit of a rush and wanted to add a some tangential information. Write down every animal that is eaten by people across > 3 cultures. I bet that they are all herbivores or omnivores. This is not a coincidence. To raise a herbivore, you mus...
by jewish_scientist
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Storing Nuclear Waste on the Moon
Replies: 57
Views: 8171

Re: Storing Nuclear Waste on the Moon

To everyone who suggested burying the waste somewhere: 20% of the worlds fresh water is in the Great Lakes basin*, 10% of the U.S. population depends on these lakes for fresh water*, and 84.87 million people live in a U.S. state of Canadian providence bordering the Great Lakes**. There are currently...
by jewish_scientist
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14036
Views: 1922398

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

LaserGuy wrote:It's not a fallacy if you aren't making an argument.

This is the internet; everything is an argument.
by jewish_scientist
Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Oroville Dam (CA) and crumbling infrastructure
Replies: 36
Views: 5745

Re: Oroville Dam (CA) and crumbling infrastructure

Bisnett, the DWR spokeswoman, said... "Through the decades, the spillway has been inspected repeatedly and been found to be well maintained and satisfactory for continued use.” 'All inspections found that the dam was in perfect condition, assuming that you ignore the ones that said that the da...
by jewish_scientist
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:56 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Is All Evidence Statistical?
Replies: 23
Views: 3894

Re: Is All Evidence Statistical?

Karl Popper proved that empirical evidence can increase the probability that a statement is true, but can never conform it. For example, if I discover 9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 white swans, then the probability that the statement 'All...
by jewish_scientist
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Material with High Specific Heat
Replies: 12
Views: 3760

Re: Material with High Specific Heat

I did a little paper on non-fossil fuel energy sources for school and the more common problem across the board was that they could not change electrical output on demand. Large amounts of electricity cannot be stored efficiently, so the more electricity that you produce than is needed, the less effi...
by jewish_scientist
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14036
Views: 1922398

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Yes, that is exactly what I am talking about. Have you really not seen one recently? My college history professor uses the one in our classroom all the time. Here's a picture from the first meeting of the girl's council in Saudi Arabia for discussing the welfare and empowerment of women. See if you ...
by jewish_scientist
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14036
Views: 1922398

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

I think that this should be the standard test for the quality of a global map: move the center from 0,0 to Syndey, Australia, rotate by 76 o , and compare the original. If everything looks really weird, your map projection is no good. That said, my favorite map for teaching is the one that is actual...
by jewish_scientist
Wed Mar 08, 2017 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14036
Views: 1922398

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Stolen land has been returned to the descendant of the victims.

I always smile whenever I learn that an old wrong has been righted. Here is a follow-up on the history relevant to this story.
by jewish_scientist
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Fictional Science
Topic: Material with High Specific Heat
Replies: 12
Views: 3760

Material with High Specific Heat

Imagine a material that has an arbitrarily high specific heat. How well would it work as an energy storage system? The biggest advantages I can think of it that its energy density would be huge and that safety would not be a particularly big issue, assuming that it is a chemically stable substance. ...
by jewish_scientist
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How can we experminetly determine the acceleration due to gravity?
Replies: 20
Views: 3254

Re: How can we experminetly determine the acceleration due to gravity?

[bangs head on table] I made a fool of myself because I skipped the last 2 words of the OP! 2 WORDS!

Moving on, if you have a good camera you could film yourself dropping a ball in front of a yard stick. It works the same in principle and the math would not be particularly difficult.
by jewish_scientist
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How can we experminetly determine the acceleration due to gravity?
Replies: 20
Views: 3254

Re: How can we experminetly determine the acceleration due to gravity?

I believe that one of the most accurate ways to measure g is also one of the simplest; drop something and measure its acceleration . I forget the exact name of the machine, but I remember how it works. A mirror is dropped in a vacuum chamber. Then a laser bounces pulses of light off the mirror and i...
by jewish_scientist
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anti-Semitism in Boston Suburbs Mishandled
Replies: 35
Views: 6119

Re: Anti-Semetism is Boston Suburbs Mishandled

I wish to add something that very few people know. Any meat claimed to be kosher is considered to be halal for muslims. A muslim could be buy kosher meat and eat it. He is allowed to it... Few people know that many Muslims go to rabbis to practice a circumcision on their kids (in North Africa in pa...
by jewish_scientist
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 3624
Views: 227242

Re: Trump presidency

KnightExemplar wrote:
VgKing wrote:Media has the power to build and demolish. In this case, I'm patiently waiting for the media to bring Trump down.


Seems like a pretty shitty power so far, since all that has happened so far is Trump became President.

Never underestimate the power of the 4th Estate.
by jewish_scientist
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Help with a 9 Variable Equation
Replies: 6
Views: 1831

Re: Help with a 9 Variable Equation

what exactly do you mean by proportion of a variable and H? is it the ratio? Iff A/B = C, where C is a constant, then A ∝ B. I don't think you need calculus for this, unless I'm grossly misunderstanding what you're trying to do here. Would you be differentiating or integrating? Why? I thought that ...
by jewish_scientist
Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What is the Biggest Non-Repeating Molecule?
Replies: 39
Views: 6574

Re: What is the Biggest Non-Repeating Molecule?

The cut off point for where something goes from trivial to non-trivial in size is arbitrary, so I am just going to pick 20 atoms as the limit, inclusive. This person calculates the every nucleotide base should have ~34 atoms. 34 > 20, so a base is big enough to be non-trivial. Consider the molecule ...
by jewish_scientist
Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14036
Views: 1922398

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Latest Airport-Security Exploit: Walking Through in a Group Its latest buffoonery, unless something else has happened since Monday, involves a security breach at JFK Airport. Although “security breach” seems a little overwrought here, because the incident involved 11 people who defeated the TSA’s h...
by jewish_scientist
Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:24 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: What is the Biggest Non-Repeating Molecule?
Replies: 39
Views: 6574

Re: What is the Biggest Non-Repeating Molecule?

jewish_scientist wrote:I know that molecules like DNA and carbon chains can be huge. However, both of these have repeating groups, so they do not count.
by jewish_scientist
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Mathematics
Topic: Help with a 9 Variable Equation
Replies: 6
Views: 1831

Help with a 9 Variable Equation

X is a pseudo-random number between 85 and 100. All other letters are variables. H = ((((2 * L / 5 + 2) * A * P / D) / 50) + 2) * S * W/R * X / 100 H = (((( 2L/5 + 2) AP/D) /50) + 2) SWX/100R H = ((( 2APL /5D + 2AP/ D) / 50) + 2) SWX/100R H = (( 2APL /250D + 2AP/ 50D) + 2) SWX/100R H = ( APL /125D +...
by jewish_scientist
Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Anti-Semitism in Boston Suburbs Mishandled
Replies: 35
Views: 6119

Re: Anti-Semetism is Boston Suburbs Mishandled

That clarifies absolutely nothing in the article or the question elasto asked. Well I mean it does in a very broad sense but not in one that actually gives any new information about the circumstances at hand. Yeah, your right. Looking back, I think that I was just venting a lot of bottled up stuff....

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