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I just want to share that I also have had the issue of recurrent sores in my mouth, nose, ears and inside my head ... I dont know where, but I read a couple of years back that taking L-Lysine every day would help reduce the flares and shorten them. The instruction was 1000mg daily and 2000mg if you suspected a flare around the corner or if you ate anything with caffeine or had nuts, specially peanuts in any way (apparently peanuts trigger flares and for sure I have been able to confirm that myself). I found the L-Lysine in walmart, very cheap by the way and started inmediately using them. Since then, my flares cut down from having them every month to having a flare every 6-8 months. If I am under unusual stress or my defenses go down, I will have more flares but they are way shorter than the typical 3 week flare that I used to have. So hey, I hope this helps somebody out there cause these cold sores or shingles or whatever they are, are viciously evil. Also I recently walked into a walgreens and say they have a chicken pox vaccine offered. I wonder if that would also help since all these things belong to the same family... wish you guys, and me, the best!
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New Theories / Re: Is distance an absolute invariant?
« Last post by jeffreyH on Today at 14:47:27 »
No one knows exactly how fast any object is actually moving with respect to themselves since they cannot be sure that everything they see is not moving at the same rate in some preferred direction.

No! The starting point for relativity is the commonsense position that we can measure motion with respect to ourselves (and we do it all the time). Experimentally we find that there is no "preferred direction" in space. Now read on.....

I do realize all that. What I was discussing was the absence of a fixed background in relativity. If you don't appreciate the deeper problems associated with the absence of a fixed background it isn't my problem.
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New Theories / Re: Is distance an absolute invariant?
« Last post by alancalverd on Today at 14:32:55 »
No one knows exactly how fast any object is actually moving with respect to themselves since they cannot be sure that everything they see is not moving at the same rate in some preferred direction.

No! The starting point for relativity is the commonsense position that we can measure motion with respect to ourselves (and we do it all the time). Experimentally we find that there is no "preferred direction" in space. Now read on.....
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State 1-Time is an abstract creation by mankind to synchronise their everyday activities that originated by the conscious thought of death.

If you insist on starting with an idiosyncratic definition, you won't find many scientists prepard to discuss the subject with you. Suppose you walked into a pub and said "football is the mating ritual of the lesser wallaby". Do you think you'd get much conversation from the locals?

Time is the dimension that separates sequential events. If you can't accept that very simple statement, you are wasting your life trying to discuss it with anyone else. 

And don't hang about waiting to be banned. Ban youself by all means, but I don't think anyone else really cares that much.
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New Theories / Re: The Fundamental Contradiction
« Last post by jeffreyH on Today at 14:16:33 »
0+0=x=1


I believe your math are incorrect. 0+0=0.

Actually, in terms of linear algebraic solutions 0+0=x=1 could be interpreted as indicating that no solutions exist for a series of equations since it is the impossible result. Not that I believe for one moment that this was what Thebox meant.
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But it was only a couple of years ago that the British government was considering arming ISIS in its brave fight against the evil Assad regime which was being propped up by the Russians! The Russian Ambassador explained their position succinctly: "we may not agree with everything Assad does, but the government is at least stable and predictable - better the devil you  know." Pretty much the same with Saddam Hussein.
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I don't think the governing regime in Syria would be classed as an American ally. Times do change, however, as any erstwhile brave Mujahaddeen freedom fighter will testify on suddenly finding himself rebranded as a Taliban terrorist. Not that it matters: as long as there is a fight going on, Chinese and American arms suppliers will have a market - they just swap customers from time to time.

The military occupation of Syria won't help. Syria is no American enemy. The fundings and arms suppliers of ISIS should be investigated.
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Peter Crawford asked the Naked Scientists:
   Chris, was listening to Ask the Naked Scientists on 26.7.13 and there was a question on Acetylene Cylinders and their safety. I  was intrigued and decided to research this myself.
Safety is the main apparent reason for its transportation upright in cylinders. Acetone could leak out through the valve if lying down and would be corrosive. It is extremely unstable and corrosive if expelled in this way. Also, the issue of heating of the cylinder in a horizontal position, risk of shearing or compression in an accident and the idea that if a flame was ejected whilst lying horizontally it was be much longer than in an upright position.
Love your show but thought I must correct this.
Thanks
What do you think?
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New Theories / Re: Is ''light'' anti-matter
« Last post by Thebox on Today at 12:46:55 »
Anti-matter should have anti-mass, perhaps.  If so, light cannot be anti-matter because photons can have mass.  In fact .. photonic molecules have been created.  http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/167439-mit-and-harvard-create-new-lightsaber-like-state-of-matter-photonic-molecules

An impossibility regardless what they say or think, positive and positive can not bond together they can only expand.

Regardless of what you think you should at least read what they have to say.

I read enough .

''These photonic molecules have been theorized to exist''   this does not mean they exist.

The url says they DO exist .. created in a lab so probably also have a natural existence.

Observer effect all the way

''Now, however, the Harvard and MIT researchers, led by Lukin, have managed to make photons behave almost as if they’re normal, massive particles. To do this, the researchers pump rubidium atoms into a vacuum chamber, and then cool the vacuum down until it’s a few degrees from absolute zero. Extremely weak laser light — a stream of single photons — is then shone through the rubidium-filled vacuum. As individual photons travel through the medium, it loses energy to the rubidium atoms, slowing down. When the researchers used the laser to fire two photons, instead of one, they found that the photons became a two-photon molecule by the time it left the medium.''

The Photons became entangled, they are massless, they have no problem passing through each other, they have no problem being several photons in the same reference point simultaneously.

Light is massless with a certainty. it passes through things in certain spectrum ranges. 
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New Theories / Re: The Fundamental Contradiction
« Last post by tkadm30 on Today at 12:45:18 »
0+0=x=1


I believe your math are incorrect. 0+0=0.

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