Barack Obama, our next President
There are 1509155 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Nov 5, 2008, titled Barack Obama, our next President. In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:
"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...Join the discussion below, or Read more at Hampton Roads Daily Press.
#824986
Dec 18, 2012
Extra dimensions
Another mathematical result of string theory is that the theory only makes sense in a world with more than three space dimensions!(Our universe has three dimensions of space — left/right, up/down, and front/back.) Two possible explanations currently exist for the location of the extra dimensions: NOSTRILFUCKFACE IS MY "JUDGE IT" BITCH!!!! The extra space dimensions (generally six of them) are curled up (compactified, in string theory terminology) to incredibly small sizes, so we never perceive them. We are stuck on a 3dimensional brane, and the extra dimensions extend off of it and are inaccessible to us. A major area of research among string theorists is on mathematical models of how these extra dimensions could be related to our own. Some of these recent results have predicted that scientists may soon be able to detect these extra dimensions (if they exist) in upcoming experiments, because they may be larger than previously expected. 

#824987
Dec 18, 2012
A 72 year old woman has no business having a gun. She's too old and mentally incompetent and probably half blind. She should call the police. That's what they're for. Get a clue. 

Chisinau, Moldova 
#824988
Dec 18, 2012
Shit, Sherlock, everybody here includin' you mama know you got a l'il pipe. What other kind of men use abbreviation to write "cock?" 
#824990
Dec 18, 2012
String theory is an active research framework in particle physics that attempts to reconcile quantum mechanics and general relativity. It is a contender for a theory of everything (TOE), a selfcontained mathematical model that describes all fundamental forces and forms of matter. String theory posits that the elementary particles (i.e., electrons and quarks) within an atom are not 0dimensional objects, but rather 1dimensional oscillating lines ("strings").
The earliest string model, the bosonic string, incorporated only bosons, although this view developed to the superstring theory, which posits that a connection (a "supersymmetry") exists between bosons and fermions. String theories also require the existence of several extra dimensions to the universe that have been compactified into extremely small scales, in addition to the four known spacetime dimensions. The theory has its origins in an effort to understand the strong force, the dual resonance model (1969). Subsequent to this, five superstring theories were developed that incorporated fermions and possessed other properties necessary for a theory of everything. Since the mid1990s, in particular due to insights from dualities shown to relate the five theories, an elevendimensional theory called Mtheory is believed to encompass all of the previously distinct superstring theories.[citation needed] Many theoretical physicists (among them Stephen Hawking, Edward Witten, Juan Maldacena and Leonard Susskind) believe that string theory is a step towards the correct fundamental description of nature. This is because string theory allows for the consistent combination of quantum field theory and general relativity, agrees with general insights in quantum gravity (such as the holographic principle and black hole thermodynamics), and because it has passed many nontrivial checks of its internal consistency.[1][2][3][4] According to Hawking in particular, "Mtheory is the only candidate for a complete theory of the universe."[5] Nevertheless, other physicists, such as Feynman and Glashow, have criticized string theory for not providing novel experimental predictions at accessible energy scales.[6] 

#824991
Dec 18, 2012
String theory posits that the electrons and quarks within an atom are not 0dimensional objects, but made up of 1dimensional strings. These strings can oscillate, giving the observed particles their flavor, charge, mass and spin. Among the modes of oscillation of the string is a massless, spintwo state—a graviton. The existence of this graviton state and the fact that the equations describing string theory include Einstein's equations for general relativity mean that string theory is a quantum theory of gravity. Since string theory is widely believed[7] to be mathematically consistent, many hope that it fully describes our universe, making it a theory of everything. String theory is known to contain configurations that describe all the observed fundamental forces and matter but with a zero cosmological constant and some new fields.[8] Other configurations have different values of the cosmological constant, and are metastable but longlived. This leads many to believe that there is at least one metastable solution that is quantitatively identical with the standard model, with a small cosmological constant, containing dark matter and a plausible mechanism for cosmic inflation. It is not yet known whether string theory has such a solution, nor how much freedom the theory allows to choose the details.
String theories also include objects other than strings, called branes. The word brane, derived from "membrane", refers to a variety of interrelated objects, such as Dbranes, black pbranes and Neveu–Schwarz 5branes. These are extended objects that are charged sources for differential form generalizations of the vector potential electromagnetic field. These objects are related to one another by a variety of dualities. Black holelike black pbranes are identified with Dbranes, which are endpoints for strings, and this identification is called Gaugegravity duality. Research on this equivalence has led to new insights on quantum chromodynamics, the fundamental theory of the strong nuclear force.[9][10][11][12] The strings make closed loops unless they encounter Dbranes, where they can open up into 1dimensional lines. The endpoints of the string cannot break off the Dbrane, but they can slide around on it. Levels of magnification: 1. Macroscopic level – Matter 2. Molecular level 3. Atomic level – Protons, neutrons, and electrons 4. Subatomic level – Electron 5. Subatomic level – Quarks 6. String levelThe full theory does not yet have a satisfactory definition in all circumstances, since the scattering of strings is most straightforwardly defined by a perturbation theory. The complete quantum mechanics of high dimensional branes is not easily defined, and the behavior of string theory in cosmological settings (timedependent backgrounds) is not fully worked out. It is also not clear as to whether there is any principle by which string theory selects its vacuum state, the spacetime configuration that determines the properties of our universe (see string theory landscape). 

#824993
Dec 18, 2012
String theory can be formulated in terms of an action principle, either the NambuGoto action or the Polyakov action, which describe how strings propagate through space and time. In the absence of external interactions, string dynamics are governed by tension and kinetic energy, which combine to produce oscillations. The quantum mechanics of strings implies these oscillations exist in discrete vibrational modes, the spectrum of the theory.
On distance scales larger than the string radius, each oscillation mode behaves as a different species of particle, with its mass, spin and charge determined by the string's dynamics. Splitting and recombination of strings correspond to particle emission and absorption, giving rise to the interactions between particles. An analogy for strings' modes of vibration is a guitar string's production of multiple distinct musical notes. In the analogy, different notes correspond to different particles. One difference is the guitar string exists in 3 dimensions, so that there are only two dimensions transverse to the string. Fundamental strings exist in 9 dimensions and the strings can vibrate in any direction, meaning that the spectrum of vibrational modes is much richer. String theory includes both open strings, which have two distinct endpoints, and closed strings making a complete loop. The two types of string behave in slightly different ways, yielding two different spectra. For example, all string theories have closed string graviton modes, but only open strings can vibrate as photons. Because the two ends of an open string can always meet and connect, forming a closed string, there are no string theories without closed strings. The earliest string model, the bosonic string, incorporated only bosonic degrees of freedom. This model describes, in low enough energies, a quantum gravity theory, which also includes (if open strings are incorporated as well) gauge fields such as the photon (or, in more general terms, any gauge theory). However, this model has problems. What is most significant is that the theory has a fundamental instability, believed to result in the decay (at least partially) of spacetime itself. In addition, as the name implies, the spectrum of particles contains only bosons, particles which, like the photon, obey particular rules of behavior. In broad terms, bosons are the constituents of radiation, but not of matter, which is made of fermions. Investigating how a string theory may include fermions in its spectrum led to the invention of supersymmetry, a mathematical relation between bosons and fermions. String theories that include fermionic vibrations are now known as superstring theories; several kinds have been described, but all are now thought to be different limits of Mtheory. Some qualitative properties of quantum strings can be understood in a fairly simple fashion. For example, quantum strings have tension, much like regular strings made of twine; this tension is considered a fundamental parameter of the theory. The tension of a quantum string is closely related to its size. Consider a closed loop of string, left to move through space without external forces. Its tension will tend to contract it into a smaller and smaller loop. Classical intuition suggests that it might shrink to a single point, but this would violate Heisenberg's uncertainty principle. The characteristic size of the string loop will be a balance between the tension force, acting to make it small, and the uncertainty effect, which keeps it "stretched". As a consequence, the minimum size of a string is related to the string tension 

#824994
Dec 18, 2012
For more details on this topic, see Relationship between string theory and quantum field theory.
A pointlike particle's motion may be described by drawing a graph of its position (in one or two dimensions of space) against time. The resulting picture depicts the worldline of the particle (its 'history') in spacetime. By analogy, a similar graph depicting the progress of a string as time passes by can be obtained; the string (a onedimensional object — a small line — by itself) will trace out a surface (a twodimensional manifold), known as the worldsheet. The different string modes (representing different particles, such as photon or graviton) are surface waves on this manifold. A closed string looks like a small loop, so its worldsheet will look like a pipe or, in more general terms, a Riemann surface (a twodimensional oriented manifold) with no boundaries (i.e., no edge). An open string looks like a short line, so its worldsheet will look like a strip or, in more general terms, a Riemann surface with a boundary. Interaction in the subatomic world: world lines of pointlike particles in the Standard Model or a world sheet swept up by closed strings in string theoryStrings can split and connect. This is reflected by the form of their worldsheet (in more accurate terms, by its topology). For example, if a closed string splits, its worldsheet will look like a single pipe splitting (or connected) to two pipes (often referred to as a pair of pants — see drawing at right). If a closed string splits and its two parts later reconnect, its worldsheet will look like a single pipe splitting to two and then reconnecting, which also looks like a torus connected to two pipes (one representing the ingoing string, and the other — the outgoing one). An open string doing the same thing will have its worldsheet looking like a ring connected to two strips. Note that the process of a string splitting (or strings connecting) is a global process of the worldsheet, not a local one: Locally, the worldsheet looks the same everywhere, and it is not possible to determine a single point on the worldsheet where the splitting occurs. Therefore, these processes are an integral part of the theory, and are described by the same dynamics that controls the string modes. In some string theories (namely, closed strings in Type I and some versions of the bosonic string), strings can split and reconnect in an opposite orientation (as in a Möbius strip or a Klein bottle). These theories are called unoriented. In formal terms, the worldsheet in these theories is a nonorientable surface. 

#824995
Dec 18, 2012
i made a program to do this for eight hours.
Kool huh? see ya later 

Chisinau, Moldova 
#824996
Dec 18, 2012
Hey, ballsucker, you gon' be a ballsucker in social media you got to stick to you bidness. Now kiss 'em... g'head... do it now!!!! 
#824999
Dec 18, 2012
Two ways have been proposed to resolve this apparent contradiction. The first is to compactify the extra dimensions; i.e., the 6 or 7 extra dimensions are so small as to be undetectable by presentday experiments.
To retain a high degree of supersymmetry, these compactification spaces must be very special, as reflected in their holonomy. A 6dimensional manifold must have SU(3) structure, a particular case (torsionless) of this being SU(3) holonomy, making it a Calabi–Yau space, and a 7dimensional manifold must have G2 structure, with G2 holonomy again being a specific, simple, case. Such spaces have been studied in attempts to relate string theory to the 4dimensional Standard Model, in part due to the computational simplicity afforded by the assumption of supersymmetry. More recently, progress has been made constructing more realistic compactifications without the degree of symmetry of Calabi–Yau or G2 manifolds.[citation needed] A standard analogy for this is to consider multidimensional space as a garden hose. If the hose is viewed from a sufficient distance, it appears to have only one dimension, its length. Indeed, think of a ball just small enough to enter the hose. Throwing such a ball inside the hose, the ball would move more or less in one dimension; in any experiment we make by throwing such balls in the hose, the only important movement will be onedimensional, that is, along the hose. However, as one approaches the hose, one discovers that it contains a second dimension, its circumference. Thus, an ant crawling inside it would move in two dimensions (and a fly flying in it would move in three dimensions). This "extra dimension" is only visible within a relatively close range to the hose, or if one "throws in" small enough objects. Similarly, the extra compact dimensions are only "visible" at extremely small distances, or by experimenting with particles with extremely small wavelengths (of the order of the compact dimension's radius), which in quantum mechanics means very high energies (see waveparticle duality). 

#825000
Dec 18, 2012
Four people have been found dead today in a Colorado house in an apparent murdersuicide. Yet another tragedy committed by a "legal gun owner" possessing a "legally purchased firearm".


#825001
Dec 18, 2012
Let me know if im going to fast.
its how fenris mom likes it. Braneworld scenarioAnother possibility is that we are "stuck" in a 3+1 dimensional (three spatial dimensions plus one time dimension) subspace of the full universe. Properly localized matter and YangMills gauge fields will typically exist if the subspacetime is an exceptional set of the larger universe.[20] These "exceptional sets" are ubiquitous in Calabi–Yau nfolds and may be described as subspaces without local deformations, akin to a crease in a sheet of paper or a crack in a crystal, the neighborhood of which is markedly different from the exceptional subspace itself. However, until the work of Randall and Sundrum,[21] it was not known that gravity can be properly localized to a subspacetime. In addition, spacetime may be stratified, containing strata of various dimensions, allowing us to inhabit the 3+1dimensional stratum—such geometries occur naturally in Calabi–Yau compactifications.[22] Such subspacetimes are Dbranes, hence such models are known as braneworld scenarios. 

Chisinau, Moldova 
#825002
Dec 18, 2012
Who cares what you think, cracker? Din't I read where you wauz a toilet cleaner fo' a livin'? why you not just be a ballsucker like the other clown? 
#825003
Dec 18, 2012
who cares what you think you tiny little bastard. 

#825005
Dec 18, 2012
Fenris will dance till i say stop.
hes my bitch!!! Effect of the hidden dimensionsIn either case, gravity acting in the hidden dimensions affects other nongravitational forces such as electromagnetism. In fact, Kaluza's early work demonstrated that general relativity in five dimensions actually predicts the existence of electromagnetism. However, because of the nature of Calabi–Yau manifolds, no new forces appear from the small dimensions, but their shape has a profound effect on how the forces between the strings appear in our fourdimensional universe. In principle, therefore, it is possible to deduce the nature of those extra dimensions by requiring consistency with the standard model, but this is not yet a practical possibility. It is also possible to extract information regarding the hidden dimensions by precision tests of gravity, but so far these have only put upper limitations on the size of such hidden dimensions. 

#825006
Dec 18, 2012
There is no beginning. There is no end. There's just the middle. 

“I'm here with bells on.” Since: Jul 12 4,217 Location hidden 
#825007
Dec 18, 2012
Yer historically inaccurate. Women have been aborting unwanted pregnancies, for as long as women have been getting pregnant... the 'approval' of men, notwithstanding. Which is EXACTLY what I meant, when I reminded 'eman' that if men had a legal say over whether or not a pregnancy continues, there would be double the number of abortions. I did notice, however, that he didn't leap all over your version of the assertion  must be because you're as antichoice as he is. All abortion is birth control. What else would you call it? It certainly isn't contraception. What is your stance on that, by the way? The ones like 'eman' do  they envy everything about women, and do their level best to project that envy on the women who have no intention of letting men like 'eman' control our uteri. 
Chisinau, Moldova 
#825008
Dec 18, 2012
This string theory approach has claimed my attention. I think I contribute my own strings to hep the thread on its way....
Now this not personal at all, it's just a man... maybe several men, doin' what men do bes': fuckin' things up fo' everybody else. Where's my ballsucker? I need my balls sucked, soldier, DO IT NOW! 
#825010
Dec 18, 2012
Chomp balls, baggers
DbranesMain article: Dbrane Another key feature of string theory is the existence of Dbranes. These are membranes of different dimensionality (anywhere from a zero dimensional membrane—which is in fact a point—and up, including 2dimensional membranes, 3dimensional volumes, and so on). Dbranes are defined by the fact that worldsheet boundaries are attached to them. Dbranes have mass, since they emit and absorb closed strings that describe gravitons, and — in superstring theories — charge as well, since they couple to open strings that describe gauge interactions. From the point of view of open strings, Dbranes are objects to which the ends of open strings are attached. The open strings attached to a Dbrane are said to "live" on it, and they give rise to gauge theories "living" on it (since one of the open string modes is a gauge boson such as the photon). In the case of one Dbrane there will be one type of a gauge boson and we will have an Abelian gauge theory (with the gauge boson being the photon). If there are multiple parallel Dbranes there will be multiple types of gauge bosons, giving rise to a nonAbelian gauge theory. Dbranes are thus gravitational sources, on which a gauge theory "lives". This gauge theory is coupled to gravity (which is said to exist in the bulk), so that normally each of these two viewpoints is incomplete. 

#825011
Dec 18, 2012
She is transgender by the looks of it. 

 
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