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Off Topic / Re: AT&T Pricing Weirdness
« on: September 25, 2014, 06:03:08 pm »
I switched to ting in july from verizon and cut my bill from 175 per month to 75 for the exact same usage. You may want to run a price projection with them.

I'll split the $50 referral fee with anyone who uses me as a reference :-)

Off Topic / Re: randomness
« on: September 14, 2014, 08:45:36 pm »
That moment when you realize you haven't been able to play a video game in nearly a month. Not even on my phone while taking a shit :-/


Off Topic / Re: randomness
« on: September 01, 2014, 04:12:02 am »

Off Topic / Re: Australia?
« on: August 28, 2014, 06:59:31 am »
Did you check your PM's Subb?

Off Topic / Re: Australia?
« on: August 25, 2014, 12:45:03 pm »
Sure, let me just open up my Rolodex of friends in the Australia, New Zealand, Papa New Guinea, and Fiji areas. :)

You still use a rolodex? ;-)

I will also update this post:
If anyone here happens to live near Dublin, Edinburgh, Cambridge, or Oxford, I may have a lucrative opportunity for you.

Off Topic / Australia?
« on: August 24, 2014, 11:34:32 pm »
This is going to be a far out there question, but does anyone have a friend that lives in Australia, New Zealand, Papa New Guinea, or Fiji?

Off Topic / Re: randomness
« on: August 24, 2014, 04:19:42 pm »

Off Topic / Re: randomness
« on: August 08, 2014, 09:00:39 am »
Small | Large

Off Topic / Re: randomness
« on: July 16, 2014, 11:05:50 pm »
Female ninja? Yes.

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Support / Re: New GPU (290) Not Working!
« on: July 16, 2014, 10:23:02 am »
Thing is he had a nice corsair psu. Those are generally solid.

Off Topic / Re: Selling Gaming Laptop (Asus G74SX)
« on: July 03, 2014, 03:03:31 pm »
My 2nd oldest brother is in town with his family this week/weekend, we're already committed to other 4th of july plans. Maybe next 4th!

Off Topic / Re: Selling Gaming Laptop (Asus G74SX)
« on: July 02, 2014, 09:23:56 pm »
I'll see how much my 120k overhaul of the Volvo is going to run me first. If I have cash left I'd be interested.

Off Topic / Re: randomness
« on: June 26, 2014, 06:25:58 am »
Play Titanfall for free for the next 48 hours.

The catch is Origin, for you Origin haters.

The connection mini game was too tough for me.

Off Topic / Re: randomness (music)
« on: June 20, 2014, 09:53:52 pm »
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General / Re: Superluminal (a question)
« on: June 08, 2014, 12:40:32 am »
Quote from: RickyVernio
Noted. The Doppler effect never sleeps. Pardon my slowness, I still don't see the connection. Correct me if I'm wrong: Depending on our relative positions on our respective orbits, Pluto gets nearer us sometimes, and tries to distance itself from our petty affairs at other times; it's like a drunken girl who can't make up her mind whether she should get into the guy's car and get it over with already, or go back to the bar and have a few more. However, neither action is fast enough to involve Herr Doppler.

True the radial velocity is slow enough that the Doppler effect is tiny (but it is still there). I was answering your question about how we can measure velocities of cosmic objects. with a dwarf planet like pluto, it's easier to just measure it's angular velocity since we can determine the radius with a higher degree of accuracy.

Quote from: RickyVernio
2. Regarding your (both informative and entertaining) point 2: do we see APPARENT and ACTUAL movement as two separate phenomena? In other words, as far as the relative velocities of two objects within one inertial frame of reference are concerned, is Relativity in any way affected by the fact that PERCEIVED motion (light playing tricks on us) and ACTUAL motion are different? ... Cause (yeah, you guessed it) I still don't get it.

I mean, I believe (again, correct me if I'm wrong) it's a KNOWN and MEASURABLE fact that Pluto's gravity does affect Earth, and vice versa. So in some degree we ARE looking at a single ... uh ... indivisible ... inertial frame of reference. Or what? ...

Yes there is mutual attraction between Earth and Pluto, however, like the Doppler effect, it is negligible. Yes apparent and actual motion are two different phenomena. A perfect example of this are blobs ejected by active galactic nuclei. The blobs are already ejected at near the speed of light (.8c up to .99c!), and so at angles less than 45 degrees (angle between AGN and path of blob if straight line drawn between Earth and AGN), we see blobs moving with a transverse speed of much greater than c. I'm not at home at the moment or I would just copy the math derivation I had to do on this topic of why apparent and actual are different things without getting gravity/general relativity involved, which if you're into that would explain it more rigorously.

I'll address Broin's topic once we move on from special relativity (and I get some more sleep).

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