Search results

  1. D

    How deep is individuality?

    What you propose is purely fiction so without sufficient parameters for us to follow supplied by you then we have no way to hypothetically answer your question. And since those parameters only exist in your mind, only your mind can come up with something that would be acceptable to you. The...
  2. D

    Do we understand electromagnetics?

    That's a pretty attractive way to look at it.
  3. D

    Do we understand electromagnetics?

    It doesn't help at all because it only answers the question how, and not why. So far every time a person answers, it just proves they don't understand the question. Now here's a post in this thread I like. I give up because at this point in history we just don't have the answers yet.
  4. D

    Do we understand electromagnetics?

    Examples are all around us, and I think you're reading far more into it than needed. If you took a text book explaining the right hand rule and changed every place that said "right hand" to "left hand", and every place that said "left hand" to "right hand", it wouldn't work the same. The fact...
  5. D

    Illinois, Minnesota

    I don't know about you guys, I still think girls look better in bikinis than parkas.
  6. D

    Do we understand electromagnetics?

    Simply because we have theories that can predict the outcomes of electromagnets for an extreme degree, does this really mean that we fully understand it? In my electronics class I learned about the right hand rule. I have no problems with it and I know how to apply it. What bothers me is...
  7. D

    Illinois, Minnesota

    I you live in sunny southern California then you have nothing to relate to when it comes to what's cold in Minnesota. I live near Detroit and it's not cold until it gets below 10°, Minnesota often gets below 0°. Snow is warm compared to what you would face there, so if you think ice is cold then...
  8. D

    What is the right answer?

    I know what you mean when you say that "community college is not taught to a very high standard". The first year I was working afternoons so I went to school during the day. I was easily the best in the class. My teacher wrote the text book, I think he did that for the royalties. I would point...
  9. D

    What is the right answer?

    If I were to use a game to exercise my brain, it would be chess. What they sell only requires a split second attention span. I didn't have the money to attend a good college, but when I went to community college and trade school it was still mostly rote memorization as far as I was concerned...
  10. D

    What is the right answer?

    I really have no answer for you, I'd just like to make an observation. I've always felt that the mind is a muscle and you need to exercise it. If you exercise the wrong things then it will be good at the wrong things. One major problem with the way schools teach is that they focus on...
  11. D

    Do you rubiks?

    That sounds a little like me, I do it slightly different and I don't care. I do it, full top layer, bottom cross, rearrange the cross orienting the corners to achieve a cross on all sides, then crank the center & spin the top to place the next side edge piece. Besides, learning how to do it...
  12. D

    Do you rubiks?

    I haven't been timing myself. If you're talking about the 2x2 then I'll just say that it's under a minute. I find that depending on how messed up it is your times can vary greatly. I feel that achieving the fastest times requires a number of different things all at the same time. You would...
  13. D

    Do you rubiks?

    I first figured out the cube back in 1980. I bought it on Monday and had it figured out by Friday even though I was high as a kite the whole time. What I can't figure out is how to read those stupid manuals, simply doing it is a lot easier. It takes me around 3 minutes. I have the Homer...
  14. D

    Science or invention, which has contributed most to human comfort?

    At the most primitive level defined by Webster, I hate to say it but the answer would be yes. And then some people have also defined an abacus as a primitive computer. I realize how these things might hurt your ego, just like a professional wrestler watching Animal Planet and hearing them call a...
  15. D

    Science or invention, which has contributed most to human comfort?

    Science as defined by Webster's Dictionary Whether an inventor wants to admit it or not, even chipping out the first wheel required "the state of knowing" how to do that. Simply testing to see that a round object will roll fulfills "knowledge or a system of knowledge covering general truths or...
  16. D

    How does the internet affect science education?

    The internet just makes information more readily available to everyone. In the past a student would have to go to the library to read more on a subject before it was spoon fed to him by his teachers. Today a student can simply copy & paste things into his homework while in the past he would have...
  17. D

    Science or invention, which has contributed most to human comfort?

    Science itself doesn't contribute to human comfort, it's the inventors application of science that does. Without science at even the most primitive level, there would be no inventions. As science gets more complex, so do the inventions. I agree, invention is the bastard child of science. But...
  18. D

    Digitizing my CD collection

    Again, just an illusion. Whenever you insert a disc and it goes to Gracenote to download the info it will store that info in a local database on your computer. This means if you did an experiment where you disconnected the cable and placed a disc that you had in before then it would still...
  19. D

    Digitizing my CD collection

    Yes there is, but it costs more than most people are willing to pay. It's better to do it yourself unless you're rich and your time is worth a lot. You got that backward. It actually takes less time to rip to a higher quality bitrate because you need to compress it less. That's just an...
  20. D

    Home water filter for faucet or refrigerator

    Yeah, I figured that out later. It's also the reason some dogs prefer to drink out of the toilet instead of the water you just put in their bowl. The water in the toilet had time for the chlorine to evaporate while the water in their bowl smells like a swimming pool to them. :wink: But...
  21. D

    Home water filter for faucet or refrigerator

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170109282090" [Broken], an under the sink NSA water filter that lasts three years. The quality of my water coming out of the tap ends up as good as bottled water without any plastic taste. You can also get NSA filters for your frig. I was...
  22. D

    Invisibility at PF

    When you're invisible, everyone else sees you as offline even when you're online. And on the main page you won't even be listed in the active users list. This means you can be logged in and no one even knows you were ever there unless you post. Some people prefer this because when someone...
  23. D

    Help me fix my bicycle

    The part that the long hex allen bolt screws into must have fallen inside the fork, you loosened it up too much. Pull the handlebar neck back out and turn the fork upside down to get the part (nut) out. Begin screwing it back onto the hex bolt but let it still be loose when you insert the neck...
  24. D

    Solving a rubik's cube

    I may have been mistaken and it was 20 and not 10, but that's not measured in quarter turns. http://www.seas.ucla.edu/hsseas/press/1997/korfcube.html [Broken] I remember finding a site that let you input the positions of all the colors and it would show you move by move how to solve it. I...
  25. D

    Solving a rubik's cube

    I got bored with that 3x3x3, so I bought a 4x4x4 called a Rubik's revenge. After that I bought a Rubik's Professor that's a 5x5x5. I was never able to do the regular one in 45 secs, it takes me around 3 min. It takes me around 15 min to do the 4x4x4 and 30 min to do the 5x5x5. No one ever taught...
  26. D

    Are craters on the moon randomly distributed?

    There are more craters on the dark side of the moon than the side facing us. Obviously, that's because the Earth helps to protect that side by blocking some of the impacts. Other than that, it's pretty much random. I don't believe there are more around the equatorial plane than the poles, if...
  27. D

    Are other planets getting hotter like the Earth?

    What you have to understand is that the planet Venus is hotter than the planet Mercury, even though Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun. The reason for this is, the greenhouse effect. So even if the other planets are getting hotter, or colder, the greenhouse effect will still warm the Earth...
  28. D

    New Intelligent Falling theory

    New "Intelligent Falling" theory Check this out, lmao :rofl: http://www.theonion.com/news/index.php?issue=4133&n=2 [Broken]
  29. D

    Hard drive problem

    :confused: Whatever you do, don't format the drive!!! If you do then you will lose everything for sure. Also, taking it apart was the wrong thing to do. The heads ride so close to the discs that any piece of dust can cause a crash. It should only be taken apart in a "clean" room. When you...
  30. D

    Transporter Quandary

    Exactly. Gene Roddenberry also mentioned that the cost of producing special effects of shuttle crafts all the time to carry people around was far too expensive for a TV series in the 60's, so he decided to use transporters instead. Also the fact that you can have them move from point A to...
Top