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by Izahg
Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:16 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0768: "1996"
Replies: 190
Views: 46821

Re: "1996" Discussion

This was an intense "get out of my head Randall" comic for me. I was thinking of upgrading from my 89 Titanium just earlier today. I still use it all the time, though. Graphing 20+ terms of a Fourier series is slooow.
by Izahg
Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:18 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89780
Views: 6507297

Re: Fleeting/Random/Thoughts (Random like the plague)

That time the MC for the group that ran the singing Tesla coils called me a nerd was one of my proudest moments. That time when I started reading Welcome to the Monkey House (the collection, not just the short story) knowing absolutely nothing about it, got to the 4th story, and thought "Man, t...
by Izahg
Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:29 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Source of Gravitational Energy
Replies: 15
Views: 2415

Re: Source of Gravitational Energy

You can see how this also applies to the sun/earth orbiting system as well, since the earth is always moving perpendicularly to the direction the sun is pulling it. How can the earth always be moving perpendicular to the force of gravity? I mean, orbits are elliptical, and the tangent to an ellipse...
by Izahg
Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:47 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Source of Gravitational Energy
Replies: 15
Views: 2415

Re: Source of Gravitational Energy

What I was trying to get at is that if the Earth is exerting a force on me over a distance, that is energy (N*m=J). Since energy is being transferred it must have a source. While the Earth is exerting a force on you, it is not doing work on you (i.e. transferring energy). Work is the line integral ...
by Izahg
Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Has anyone tried the 28 hour day?
Replies: 51
Views: 51461

Re: Has anyone tried the 28 hour day?

I tried it for a week last winter break. The period when you start staying up into daylight and when you start waking up in the middle of the night is really weird. I also got really tired for the last 3-4 hours before when I was supposed to go to bed. Then again, that may have just been because I w...

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