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    Please help me understand why this won't work

    You need to accerate the mass forward to prevent the machine from falling. This acceleration requires energy which won't be provided by the falling mass. Research "perpetual motion" and you'll see why this won't work.
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    Worst movie physics/common sense

    He had a drag chute under the F/A-18's speed brake... the speed brake works, but there's no parachute under it, not even room for one. I recall some AIr Force fighters had drag chutes as late as twenty-five years ago. The absolute worst for me was "Broken Arrow" where the base some miles...
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    Evil in history

    Hrm... saying Michaelangelo is evil because he designed weapons is akin to saying EInstein is evil because his calculations (and intervention) led to the Manhattan Project. For that matter, Newton is evil because he invented Calculus which is critical for ballistics work. As for...
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    Lightning strikes and computers

    Jeez, you're fast, Pengwuino! :rolleyes:
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    Lightning strikes and computers

    There are a lot of factors involved. Best policy is to assume the whole computer is toast (especially for insurance reasons), and test each component out individually. Virtually guaranteed is the Power Supply being damaged. It may have protected the rest of the system, but that is a fairly...
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    Online Love Can It Happen?

    Hehehe... too true...
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    Man Dies From Posting Too Many Comments

    The Mikkelson's are pretty good at researching the rumors that come into their e-mail... I think that's their primary source of Urban Legends to be investigated. They provide resources used to prove or disprove, they will label uncertain any that can't be nailed down, and they answer their...
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    Online Love Can It Happen?

    There is love and there is infatuation. Unfortunately, it is difficult (if not impossible) to know whether one is in love or merely infatuated until they've experienced both emotions. Many outsiders may be able to discern, but when has someone in either emotional state bothered to listen to...
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    HP desktop that shuts off without warning

    Bah... I guess that means I will have proofread more thoroughly in these forums in the future... :yuck:
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    HP desktop that shuts off without warning

    In this case an upgrade would mean nearly a whole computer and the original cause of failure would be gone... Why can't I edit and fix my post up there? No edit button for me? :confused:
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    Help me logic needed

    Okay... I see the equation now. So what the original poster wants is a way to figure out the amounts needed of each ingredint to produce the desired output? Here I was thinking he wanted to know what happens when you combine two ingredients... getting all the valences, ionizations and all...
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    Help me logic needed

    Okay, I can see the sense in that, but now your first example looks wrong-- I see one copper atom and an O2 molecule becoming a Copper Oxide molecule
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    Help me logic needed

    If that's so, then what happened to the other two copper atoms in the last equation?
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    Help me logic needed

    Dngrsone ----> head explodey
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    The Cartoon laws of physics

    Otherwise known as Hammerspace. It is possible that only females are able to access this extra dimension.
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