Space travellers can run but they can't hide

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In summary, the conversation discusses a space traveler who went on a relativistic tour and returned to the previous night. They also mention a person who was 39 for many years and another person who was 42 when their age was computed. They also mention that the ages are derived programmatically and not self-reported. The conversation also discusses a person who died three years ago and the possibility that ages are only recalculated on a person's birthday or on February 29th.
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Finally spotted myself a space traveller, back from a relativistic tour.

No one ever suspects the doctor's office is actually paying attention...

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The names are blurred so...

Is that the woman called "Bright",
who can travel much faster than light,
who went out one day
in a relative way
and came back on the previous night?
 
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DaveC426913 said:
Finally spotted myself a space traveller, back from a relativistic tour.
Nah, my mom was 39 for many, many years. All you had to do was ask her. :smile:
 
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The spooky part about this is that their ages are not self-reported. They are derived programmatically from their birth date.

(And yet they are not in error.)
 
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It took 3 years for the database query to complete. That person really was 39 when their age was computed, and the other person really was 42 when their age was computed.
 
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You're half right, but the data is accurate.
 
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I guess the story has a sad morale for one of them?
 
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DaveC426913 said:
You're half right, but the data is accurate.
Could it be that the age is only recalculated on the person's birthday, which is 29 February?
 
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Simpler. Pt. #2 died 3 years ago.
 
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DrGreg said:
Could it be that the age is only recalculated on the person's birthday, which is 29 February?
I know OCT 31 = DEC 25, but Oct 18 = Feb 29 is new to me.
 
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mfb said:
I know OCT 31 = DEC 25, but Oct 18 = Feb 29 is new to me.
Good catch. o:) I couldn't see the wood for the trees there.
 

Related to Space travellers can run but they can't hide

1. What does the phrase "space travellers can run but they can't hide" mean?

The phrase refers to the fact that while space travellers have the ability to move and explore different areas of space, they cannot escape the vastness and dangers of the universe.

2. Why can't space travellers hide?

Space is a vast and open environment, making it impossible for space travellers to hide or conceal themselves. They are constantly exposed to the vacuum of space and the hazards it brings.

3. How do space travellers run in space?

Space travellers do not technically "run" in space as there is no ground to push off of. Instead, they use their propulsion systems, such as jetpacks or space shuttles, to move around and explore.

4. Is it dangerous for space travellers to run in space?

Yes, it can be dangerous for space travellers to run in space. They must be careful not to collide with objects or stray too far from their spacecraft, as they could become lost or injured.

5. Can space travellers ever truly hide in space?

No, space travellers cannot truly hide in space. While they may be able to find temporary shelter or cover, they are always at the mercy of the vastness and unpredictability of the universe.

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