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      Orphan Attachments   07/31/2018

      I have been doing some housekeeping lately and I've noticed that I had a lot of orphaned attachments. Attachments get orphaned when the PM or post is deleted without removing the attachment first. Deleting a PM or post does not delete the attachment and the file or image remain on the server. I'd like to ask all members to go through their attachments and delete any attachments you don't need anymore or those that have been orphaned. Where can I get a list of my attachments? Click on your display name in the upper right corner of the forums and pick "My Attachments" from the drop-down list. How can I tell an attachment is orphaned? If the PM has been deleted, you'll see a message like this in your attachment list: Unfortunately there is no message if the post has been deleted, so please check your old posts. We do purge old birthday threads every once in a while. Also some hosted projects have been shut down, so you may have orphaned attachments on one of those locations. Thanks!

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I saw a show on Discovery channel that showed all these really big trucks. The ones in the mining industry are some of the biggest. It looked like they were a blast to drive.

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https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/mbxk4y/a-new-study-suggests-there-could-have-been-intelligent-life-on-earth-before-humans

While potentially possible, it's improbable that it would occur without leaving behind evidence. I also wouldn't call it a study as most sites have been calling it, it's really just a theory someone decided to publish. I like articles like this but not because they're accurate! I like using them to front my own similar theories that include some evidence! One such thing that would remain would be geological samples, such as evidence of extraction or even fossils. Those things would still be around. If so, then the place to look would be a few hundred statute miles off the coast of the continental plates and about half a mile or so under the bedrock at that (that's my very rough estimate of how the flows would be affected over that period of time but may be way off).

I'm not discounting the theory but these theories are near impossible to prove at this point due to technology limitations (we have no way of going to the bottom of the ocean, let along digging that deep). However! One thing we can do is drag a spectrometer around and take the readings, see what comes up.

Speaking of which, I would love to take a spectrometer to various UFO sites along with some Geiger counters and metal detectors and see what they come up with. If I get chased off, I'm probably on to something. :P

Edited by Visceral Moonlight

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Oh, now I know what you mean! I think laser scanning may work for finding some stuff but I'm not sure how the water would affect the reflection of the optics (I'm not well versed on the equipment used in laser scanning).

It would also be fun to use it to hunt for Atlantis. :P

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Just as the flow of a fluid has a velocity, it seems to me that the flow of time has one also. It's already been proven that the apparent speed of time varies depending on how fast one is going, seeming slower as one goes faster. Measuring the velocity (time is a vector, right?) is the tricky part but finding this velocity could potentially have a number of uses. For instance, it would allow for a vast generation of energy by using the flow as part of a turbine. Also, by matching the speed, one would exist literally outside the flow of time. This would allow for observatories of sorts.

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I think that time, even in the quantum sense, would be scalar.  Vectors need a direction as well as magnitude.  And time can't have a velocity, because the equation for velocity is (the change in position)/(time).  

Now, it's been a while since my Modern Physics class, but as I understand it, the reason that time dilation happens is because (as far as we know) the speed of light is an absolute upper-level constant, no matter what our frame of reference is.  So when someone is moving while looking at a light, it can't go any faster (to catch up with the viewer's velocity), thus the viewer's time is slowed instead.

I swear this is how this works.   And if you really want your head to explode, look up the new triple photon and how scientists created it and I don't even KNOW anymore even though I love it.

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10 hours ago, Visceral Moonlight said:

Just as the flow of a fluid has a velocity, it seems to me that the flow of time has one also. It's already been proven that the apparent speed of time varies depending on how fast one is going, seeming slower as one goes faster. Measuring the velocity (time is a vector, right?) is the tricky part but finding this velocity could potentially have a number of uses. For instance, it would allow for a vast generation of energy by using the flow as part of a turbine. Also, by matching the speed, one would exist literally outside the flow of time. This would allow for observatories of sorts.

Don't we already use time for generation of energy using the flow as part of a turbine? Turn on the turbine, let time flow past (pun) and later you have energy. From whatever was actually passing through the turbine to generate energy.

 

1 hour ago, Amadaun said:

I think that time, even in the quantum sense, would be scalar.  Vectors need a direction as well as magnitude.  And time can't have a velocity, because the equation for velocity is (the change in position)/(time).  

Now, it's been a while since my Modern Physics class, but as I understand it, the reason that time dilation happens is because (as far as we know) the speed of light is an absolute upper-level constant, no matter what our frame of reference is.  So when someone is moving while looking at a light, it can't go any faster (to catch up with the viewer's velocity), thus the viewer's time is slowed instead.

I swear this is how this works.   And if you really want your head to explode, look up the new triple photon and how scientists created it and I don't even KNOW anymore even though I love it.

If there is no light to look at while travelling at a velocity greater than the absolute upper-level constant of light, does time dilation still occur? Is time dilation even real, or is it more of a perceptual trick of the mind? Or more accurately a theoretical perceptual trick of the mind, since no human has ever travelled faster than the absolute upper-level constant velocity of light. What if when viewing that light while travelling faster, the light is slowed because someone put a water globe in space along the path of the light (perhaps an aqueous habitat for spacefaring water-based lifeforms), would time dilation alter relative to the reduced speed of light, or would it still relate to the absolute upper-level constant of light velocity? In other words, does light (velocity) really have anything to do with time dilation at all, or is this just an easier way for people to understand it while actually being irrelevant?

Would those spacefaring water-based lifeforms be pissed off at us for shining a light through their habitat just to experiment with time dilation? Or at the astronauts for mooning them from the ship as they pass?

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Yeah, I never did understand why light has to do with the flow of time. Aren't they two completely different things? Velocity may be defined as over time but it could be different for time itself. It doesn't have to always be based on time, it's a rate. Maybe we use a different term? Perhaps call it temporal flow rate?

I know I'm sounding nuttier and nuttier. :P

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