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Right you have us all on tenterhooks now spill the beans.I worked in electronics for many years and never had any problem with light moving too slow.
Heck, it's not even 1000 times faster than commercial airliners.
Quote from: Geezer on 08/12/2011 18:56:42Heck, it's not even 1000 times faster than commercial airliners. I think you're off by a few orders of magnitude. Sound ~3E2 m/s, light ~ 3E8 m/s, so light ~ 3E6 faster than sound, and most commercial airliners go slower than the speed of sound.
It strikes me that if you devise some electronic device that runs at roughly the speed of light, its always going to be limited by the speed of light, not matter if it were faster or not. So long as there is a speed limit, you'll bump up against it.
Sometimes you simply can't get from here to there fast enough. Now, if we could only get light to go a bit faster......
I have a SCSI board in my computer to feed my olde worlde HP scanner but it will only work with a 32 bit system.I grew up with SCSI and like it but it seems to have fallen out of favour.
Quote from: Geezer on 08/12/2011 18:56:42Heck, it's not even 1000 times faster than commercial airliners. What airline have you been flying on?
Researchers have succeeded in reducing the speed of light in a Bose-Einstein condensate to 38 MPH (61 km/h)
speed of light in a vacuum, i.e., 186,000 MPH [300,000 km/h].
Quotespeed of light in a vacuum, i.e., 186,000 MPH [300,000 km/h].Its not just Geezer who gets his hours and seconds mixed up. 
neilepDid the snail floresc?
"c" is something weird isn't it. It's measured in m/s, but at the speed of light, time stands still, so s cannot be other than "0" and we all know that you shouldn't divide by "0". :p
we just cannot say that time is frozen or stopped for photons.
Quote from: imatfaalwe just cannot say that time is frozen or stopped for photons.Presumably, by the same token, we cannot say that something travelling faster than light would travel backwards through time.