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The Environment / Re: Would limiting population be the best solution for climate change and violence?« on: Today at 20:22:44 »
Not all babies are the result a need for sexual pleasure if you are living by subsistence agriculture they can be a productive labour force from an early age and at a later age as a fighting force to defend your territory.
Better contraception is not the answer it is more efficient and less labour intensive agriculture and better resolution of territorial disputes.
Perhaps the next variety of sentient creatures after humans have become extinct will do things better!
« on: 16/10/2016 17:06:10 »
The Redmond crowd appears to have shutdown the connection that enabled you to use older versions of outlook presumably to make you buy version 365, I can still get my NTL email thru outlook 2010 but not my windows one that I normally use , also windows live essentials no longer works.
I have drives that can be transplanted into the computer that have the outlook 2010 configuration on them but they cause problems with fast track system upload by telling it to upload to the latest version , messing about for an hour then reverting to the original version.
Bring back XP!
« on: 14/10/2016 10:26:35 »
The normal way for the UK police to apprehend a violent dangerous person is with an electric shock machine followed by strangulation.
This sometimes leads to the death of the person involved but the police are always exonerated.
On 13/10/2016 a large gorilla left its enclosure in the London zoo and although not normally very aggressive these large mammals pose a potential danger but it was sedated with a tranquilizer dart and successfully returned to its quarters.
Why is this system not used with humans ?
Physics, Astronomy & Cosmology / Re: By how much has the mass of the Earth changed over the planet's lifetime?« on: 14/10/2016 00:19:32 »
The largest loss that the Earth suffered was in the collision that ejected the matter that eventually collapsed into our moon.
The moon is about 1.2% the mass of the Earth so the mass loss to the Earth must be at least that.
« on: 13/10/2016 22:57:26 »
About 30 years ago there was a TV program where the researchers made an injection into the brown cell area of a subject and noted the increased heat output, when asked what the injection was they refused to name it as it was too controversial but it has since been apparent that it was nicotine as it is well known that smoking causes weight loss.
When I was a boy midwives recommended mothers to smoke to reduce the size of their babies and reduce the stress of giving birth!
« on: 13/10/2016 22:41:27 »
Malthus expounded this theory about 300 years ago but was supposed disproved by increasing technology but it is as true today as it ever was and will only work when living conditions get so bad that the death rate exceeds the birth rate
Physics, Astronomy & Cosmology / Re: In a mirrored room would light bounce back and fiurth continuously?« on: 13/10/2016 22:32:26 »
only in a gas discharge laser with very high grade mirrors are there sufficient reflections to have a useful effect.
Physics, Astronomy & Cosmology / Re: If a crank is a light year away from the thing it turns do they move at the same time?« on: 13/10/2016 22:27:26 »
On the old mechanical railway signalling system where semaphore signals were moved by apparently ridged rods the relatively low transmission speed was quite noticeable
« on: 06/10/2016 08:45:09 »
In modern warfare combatants are reluctant to modern toxic chemicals because of the danger to their own forces but link below details interesting developments that promise to give immunity to agents such as sarin.
This is fine for the troops involved but would it not lead to even more civilian deaths who even now die ten times as often as military personal.
70 years ago radio communication via moon bounce was all the rage, when Prof Lovell first got his large steerable dish in operation he demonstrated on TV its high gain by installing a taxi radio system on it , directing it onto the moon and received his hallo 2.5 seconds later.
The people who use the reflectors installed for ranging use a high powered laser and get very little signal back.
Physics, Astronomy & Cosmology / Re: If aliens were watching us fro millions of light years away would they see early Earth?« on: 29/09/2016 21:43:57 »
It is not possible to see any detail on planets around the nearest star let alone millions of light years away its not a matter of super human alien technology but basic physics
« on: 29/09/2016 21:26:40 »
The latest upgrade 14931 seems to really have loused up IE11 also windows live essentials has become unusable it seems they are pushing you towards Edge
« on: 29/09/2016 21:15:03 »
In recent years car speedometers have become considerably more accurate but they are still influenced by tire inflation pressure and the desire of the car makers not wishing to sued by people who trip speed cameras thinking that they are within the limit.
GPS readings are influenced by altitude to a small extent but will generally more accurate than speedometer readings.
There is probably little difference but you would be in grave danger of a medical negligence suite.
Considering the high cost of a medical procedure that employed the suturing blood vessels any attempt at money saving would be misguided as those who used industrial grade silicone for breast implants found out
It would seem to be a simple matter to install an auto transformer on the MRI machine to boost the voltage to the cooling motor or to demand that the manufacturers install a motor appropriate for UK mains supply, I understand that making a modification to the machine would require dispensation from the makers but if they had any sense they would get one of their technicians over double quick if you explained why it was out of action and you were losing money because a unsuitable motor had been fitted.
This would seem to be a much less drastic response than what you had suggested.
it is my experience with the Germans that they consider all non German speaking countries as primitive and third world so if have any telephone discussion of this problem it would be best to find a native German speaker to assist.
The reason why auto transformers to boost the supply from say 220v to 240v are small because the need to supply only the additional 20v with the remaining 220v coming directly from the mains.
Hence a 18KVA transformer needs only a core size appropriate for 2KVA
I apologise for bringing politics into a technological discussion and have removed my strongly held views on brexit.
I worked for Perske Price Services that provided large picture processing Systems from Hell GMBH in Kiel, these were always supplied with multi tap 6 KVA transformers to allow for power supply variations.
« on: 23/09/2016 17:21:51 »
The devices mentioned had a very narrow bandwidth and as far as I know there was never confirmed detections
Physics, Astronomy & Cosmology / How strong is the evidence that the Electron is not a composite particle« on: 23/09/2016 17:18:04 »
I have read suggestions that the Electron is a composite particle hence my question
Physics, Astronomy & Cosmology / Re: If the universe used to be smaller, why aren't ancient galaxies clustered in one area?« on: 22/09/2016 23:02:03 »
In the strange 4 dimensional universe in which we exist is not every one at the centre
One of the reasons for employing a series connection and a constant current supply was because arc lamps have a negative dynamic resistance and must be supplied from a constant current source (as I found out at the age of ten when I shorted out the feed resistor!) probably when filament lamps were installed the original wiring was retained.
Physics, Astronomy & Cosmology / Re: Would there be any adverse effects due to low gravity for Mars residents?« on: 22/09/2016 20:37:17 »
I think it would be very little of a problem although more than that from the indigenous population
The street lights were not 120 V but originally consisted of many arc lamps wired in series that is why such a high voltage was employed.
Although domestic supply is rated at 120 V many houses have a 2 phase supply giving 240 V for higher power loads
One of the problems with DC supplies is that arcs persist try taking a running lamp out of its socket !
« on: 22/09/2016 20:16:53 »
Is it the accepted view that the electric field is not quantized, I do not like to see terms such as infinite and infinitesimal in a scientific discussion.
« on: 22/09/2016 20:09:32 »
Hearing occurs due to the excitement resonant structures in the inner ear that do a frequency analysis of the incoming sound and pass it onto the brain.
To narrow the band width of these resonators there is a degree of positive feedback in each and it is believed that tinnitus occurs when the degree of feedback gets out of control and oscillation occurs.
If a microphone is placed in the ear of a tinnitus sufferer the sound generated by the oscillating resonators can be heard so it has a real existence and it is not generated by the brain.
the only remedy that I know is to inject white noise into the ear
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