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  1. Oh, God. Yes. And the same conspirators went back and refused to allow me to keep my Frank Thomas foil rookie card or... maybe Topps publishes so damned many cards in every set that since about 1982 their cards ...all of their cards...are considered to be $0.05 "commons" no matter who is on the card? "Added gravity to the room"? What does that mean? But what does any of this have to do with the physics behind the "cigar" photo? The cigar photo shows light being bent almost 45 degrees less than 6 meters from the camera but that's it. The world reacts appropriately to the gravity of
  2. In case you don't understand: Let's suppose that the quantum state of an object falling past the event horizon of a black hole can be stated as "Psi(A) = 123", Great - we have, in our very uncomplicated world, a complete quantum description of "A". "A" falls into the black hole. Over the course of time "A" is re-emitted from the black hole as a series - 1,1,1,1,...123 times. We have the original state of "123". Wonderful. But at the same time that A fell in B, C and D also fell into the same black hole. Regardless of their initial quantum states they are each also re-emitted as a
  3. This thread has absolutely nothing to do with gravitational waves. It is about Hawking and the conservation of information. It's an interesting pop-sci article that somewhat correctly states the gist of what Hawking was stating. But beyond "the gist" its a misleading pop-sci treatment. Hawking, in his paper, is attempting to maintain a conservation law by stating that "information" is conserved thus never lost. The article, however, takes that idea and without any scientific support expands it to "if you go into a black hole you can escape" with the implied message of "you can escape int
  4. Correct. In fact the only time frame that you are able to see is the past. You stand in from of the mirror in the morning and you are seeing yourself about 2 meters in the past (1/150,000,000 sec). The present isn't something that you can actually experience in "real time". All of your senses, including thought processes, operate so slowly in comparison to the speed of light that "the present" is long gone before your mind processes the incoming sensory input.
  5. Yes, that's correct...Once Every Two Weeks Or (so) But it doesn't apply to you or your story. I made it up a decade or more ago when, about every two weeks, we'd have yet another story posted by a hit-and-run poster, i.e. post an outrageously silly story (usually involving Titor), reply to a couple of posters responses and then disappear never to be heard from again.
  6. Titor was right about what? Not a thing that he said would happen has happened. None of it. As of today this planet should have a population that is missing 3 billion people because Russia and the USA had an all out nuclear exchange last year. Didn't happen. Back in 2004 a civil war was supposed to break out. In 2008 that civil war was supposed to have consumed the entire nation. Nope. The proof that he was right is that nothing that he said would happen didn't happen because he said it wouldhappen? So all one needs to do is go online, post a story on a BBS that makes certain predicti
  7. We already have a physical science that deals with the relationship between math and music (or sound in general), yes? We call the general science "acoustics". When it relates specifically to music we call it "musical acoustics". With respect to purple squirrels, we call the bio-physical science of reacting to sound, including speech, "psychoacoustics".
  8. Holy crap. You mean that just because there is currently a major war going on in Syria that there will be an otherwise undefined "major assault" in Syria in 2016? A major war will lead to further violence. Wow! Really? Whoda thunk it? If you're going to make such a total surprise prediction let me make mine. My prediction is so over the top that only a legitimate time traveler could make it. I predict that the Los Angeles Angel's center fielder Mike Trout will hit at least five home runs in 2016. OMFG! That's so off the wall. Five...count them...five...home runs hit by Mike Trout. Predic
  9. Yeah, Matey a bit of explanation is required here. The first explanation should be a concise definition of "center of a black hole." No rambling. Concise definition. I'll give a hint: Because we are talking about black holes we are therefore speaking about a specific class of spacetime geometry. Given this specific class of spacetime geometry defining the "center" is going to be a bit problematic. The second definition might be the class of black hole we're talking about and the parameters of the specific hole.
  10. In Titor's Saga Boomer used the idea of a Kerr-Newman class black hole for his time machine. You can Google Kerr-Newman Black Hole (KNBH) for specific details. The short version is that a KNBH is a spinning black hole (Kerr Black Hole) that has a net electric charge, i.e. it is completely described by its mass, angular momentum and charge. So your recollection of the Titor Saga is correct. He said that his "scientists" spun up the black hole by injecting it with electrons. This might sound convincing but it is utter BS. Yes, there is definitely a KNBH solution to General Relativity. But the
  11. What is the shark chum agreement? Ummm... What does any of the above have to do with "hard science"? What does a 1m wave have to do with time travel? Who said that a 1m wave is a standing wave simply because it is propagated inside a copper sphere? Why a copper sphere instead of an, oh...aluminum, iron, barium, krypton, etc. sphere? Where is the hard science that states 1m EM fields "restore to a previous state, rejuvenate [or] heal" anything? WTF is a "morphic field"? Come on. You made this up just to make a post. Right?
  12. Crap! First it was Philadelphia, then it was Washington, DC followed by Omaha. And now you say it's Miami? Once upon a time it was "First in war, first in peace but last in the American League (the Washington Senators) and now it's the Marlins who are last in the National League? Wow! You are surely a time traveler.
  13. The 1960's are very similar to what?! :thumbsdown: What the hell did 2010 have in common with 1960? The 1950's and the 1980's? Sure, both were similar in the sense of a poor economy but the 1950's were the continuation of the Great Depression whose liberal progressive folly was temporarily interrupted (and propped up) by WWII. The 1950's saw the rise of communism. The 1980's saw the fall of communism. Other than a bad economy what in deep substance do they have in common?
  14. Absolutely perfect. Did Eddy mention that if you look at his website that you eventually discover that it's all about selling books at $30.00 a pop? Eddy, you old rascal. I've called you out on this before. "Academic Paper" my aching ass.
  15. Why, based on legit published reports about the LHC (published, not alt-sci crap ) would you think that the LHC has anything at all to do with time travel? There's nothing in the LHC except a few heavy atoms. That's thousands of atoms, not septillions of atoms. A few thousand atoms in a collider are interesting but they have no effect what-so-ever at a distance of 10^-15 cm (that's 1000 times larger than a typical atomic nucleus, i.e. about the size of an atom). If you know something that the rest of us don't know pray tell. Please; no bat shit crazy Internet silliness. Give us actual
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