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Technology / Re: Is an underwear liner for men practical?
« on: 22/06/2016 22:09:50 »
They are readily available and are advertised

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Don't forget to leave a small area at the base of the spine uncovered !

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Technology / Re: Why do banks close down at the week end?
« on: 12/06/2016 10:04:55 »
That's a real pain when you get interest or overdrawn charges despite you best efforts to pay

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I feel that discussion of "creationism" and god have no place in a scientific forum

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The hearing function is quasi logarithmic hence the efficiency of the noise cancelling can be expressed in db how good are they ?.

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The two car case has 4 times the energy (shared between two cars).
E=MV^2/2 the velocities are low compared to c that we do not have to consider SR.

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Technology / Why do banks close down at the week end?
« on: 11/06/2016 11:51:30 »
Why no banking at weekends, do technicians take all the bits and bytes out of the computers and do the calculations manually to give the Silicon a rest ? 

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In the "Family Guy" cartoon series that is often on the TV there is an episode where time runs backwards (Stewie very nearly gets  unborn) had you perhaps watched this or left a TV running ?

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Technology / Re: Is there a working quantum computer?
« on: 17/05/2016 20:16:44 »
I don't think we will have to wait till 2020 progress is very fast, is it possible to run a simulation of a quantum computer on a large conventional computer if so is there any gain ?

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This is a very simple arithmetic problem rather out of place in a forum discussing Physics, Astronomy & Cosmology.

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American homes are normally supplied with single phase 220v with a grounded centre tap to supply low power devices with 110v.
What is the KVA rating of the local transformers and how many homes does it supply or does each home have its own transformer ? 

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Thunder storms produce Nitrogen compounds that could well act as a stimulant for the milk souring bacteria.

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Technology / Re: Is the Tesla turbine "better"?
« on: 03/05/2016 22:28:15 »
I believe that spark transmitters were employed in some German anti aircraft radars in the 1940,s

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Planets are considered to be capable of supporting life if they orbit their star within the goldilocks zone where liquid water can exist.
By my reckoning the Earth lies outside this zone with a black body temperature of 250K where water can only exist in a solid form.
Would alien astronomers write it off ?

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Up until 1965 most British TV,s had very crude power supplies that injected 0.3A back into the mains, I have of6ten wondered if this had a bad effect on the transformers.

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I think Alan underrates the severity of the English law in a recent case a defendant accidently killed a police officer trying to stop his car  in a case where the charge would normally have been one of causing death by dangerous driving was charged with murder and despite the disagreement of the jury the was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 21 years imprisonment.

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If the problem was acute the pilots direct view could be replaced with a television system where only one of several redundant cameras each incorporating different filters would be the only things risking damage.
I would expect such a system to introduce additional dangers and only be used if the problem became acute.

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Geek Speak / Re: Anyone got an m.2 PCIe SSD drive?
« on: 20/04/2016 14:45:46 »
Sadly it seems that my motherboard does not support them ,what I thought were the appropriate sockets are only for extra USB.

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Although at present it does not seem possible to shield against gravity does it not depend on whether or not the Graviton has mass ?.
The graviton is postulated to have a mass vastly smaller than that of the Neutrino and its hard enough to shield against that but if the Graviton has non zero mass there is at least a theoretical possibility that it can be screened against

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Colliding black holes emit a vast amount of energy in the form of gravitational waves for a few milliseconds  ,What would be the effect of this on one or would other forms of radiation pose a greater threat

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On one rare occasion I did find myself at the end of a rainbow surrounded by multicolored light for a few seconds , I looked aro0und for the "pot of gold" but found none

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I Victorian times it was believed that it should be possible to obtain a picture of the killer by dissecting the eyes of the vivtim

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One of the limitations of obtaining information from brainwaves is that it is unethical to insert probes directly into the brain this of course would not apply if the person being interrogated had what the authorities regarded as information of value to the military

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Geek Speak / Re: Anyone got an m.2 PCIe SSD drive?
« on: 15/04/2016 21:42:08 »
I am contemplating buying such a SSD for my ASUS late model computer, it will of course run the latest windows 10 14316 and I will report how I get along with it.

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General Science / Re: What is God?
« on: 14/04/2016 11:23:34 »
I always thought god created mankind as a growth medium for viruses that are his real interest

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