Atheism requires as much faith as rel...

Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

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Atheism requires as much faith as religion? bearvspuma : The only problem with this rationalization is that ita s assuming all athiests are so because theya re intelligent in the ways of science and reasoning and all people that believe in a form of god are unintelligent.

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“Rising”

Since: Dec 10

Milky Way

#161297 Mar 19, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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MS screwed up Windows, they had a great thing going then BAM, they messed it all up and have yet to recover. The flaws are not easy to spot, until you've used it a bit, then eventually everyone comes to a *nix.
Seven is the best versions yet, but there are little things that were better in xp, but with xp mode available the point is moot. 8 is designed for phone users who are computer illiterate to instantly know how to work a desktop, switching from the iphone they did learn to use. Which is a substantial crowd in the market.

“Spelin 'n' tpyin...”

Since: Feb 08

...are my strong suits!

#161298 Mar 19, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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Interesting and "RedneckReadable"...
"Light's speed is constant, at 1c, when it's traveling."
Question:
When is light not traveling?
I'm gonna have to say...

When the energy that was once a traveling photon is “bound up” in an “excited” atom... or electron... or whatever. The “whatever” wants to “get rid” of the excess energy... and send it on its way... as a new photon >>> absorption/emission.

Think of it, and I apologize for this, sort of like pushing air into a balloon.

What does the balloon “want” to do with the air?

---

You don't need to be told that I'm no physicist. My lexicon doesn't include much of the “lingo” required to convey these abstract ideas properly and completely. However... I've been told that I have a “knack” for interpreting *some* of them at a level that's acceptable to both, the expert, and the layman.

Whether that's true or not, I'm not sure... but, it feels good to to be told so... especially by an expert... and I've pestered several.

Poly's awesome... definitely far and beyond anything Hukt is ever gonna amount to when it comes to knowing this stuff. I'll go out on a limb and say that Poly has the opposite problem. He normally deals with experts, and those that will become experts, on a collegiate/university level... and probably performs research of his own (you'll have to ask him to be sure).

What I'm trying to say is, depending on what kind of answer you're looking for, I may not be the one to ask.

As long as you understand that, I'm happy to *try* and provide one.

It helps to have a person like Poly around to point out and correct mistakes and erroneous info. Aerobatty, Ooogah, and several others are also worthy of mention in that regard. Bit Twiddler's another, a European version of Poly, whom it would be a crime to not mention... haven't seen him in a while.

Then there's Dave...

Aheemmm!

(Just fuggin with ya, Dave.)

As far as what we're now discussing, I'm pretty sure I'm correct... as it's something I work with almost on a daily basis >>> Optical density (AKA: Absorbance) as it pertains to optical fiber and the item of equipment that was mentioned a day or two ago >>> an OTDR.

I'll shut up...

...now.

“Spelin 'n' tpyin...”

Since: Feb 08

...are my strong suits!

#161299 Mar 19, 2013
RiversideRedneck wrote:
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It appears you are correct.
"The speed of light depends on the medium through which the light travels. In empty space, the speed is 186,000 miles per second. It is almost the same in air. In water, it slows down to approximately 140,000 miles per second. In glass, the speed of light is 124,000 miles per second. In other words, the speed of light decreases as the density of the substance through which the light passes increases."
"The velocity of light, which is the same as the velocity of other electromagnetic waves, is considered to be constant, at 186,000 miles per second. If expressed in meters, it is 300,000,000 meters per second."
http://www.tpub.com/neets/book10/39h.htm
I apologize and concede.
Thank you, RR.

Apologies for calling you agnostic... even though, technically..........

=)

Thanks for the link too!

“Spelin 'n' tpyin...”

Since: Feb 08

...are my strong suits!

#161300 Mar 19, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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The speed of light is not an absolute. It is based on lab experiments.
Be advised that if the BB happened as said, there was an expansion of the pre-existing material, and then a condensation and creation of matter as we know it. Since we are here, and other thingies are elsewhere, that means the space in between has been transversed by that original material, and then the condensates that form us now. So there are charged fields, pieces of matter, and maybe some beer bottles left along the path, so this "vacuum" of space is not real pure. Plus good old gravity crossing between even distant objects.
The perfect vacuums that c is derived from was done within the EM and gravity signatures of this planet.
Or something like that.
The speed light travels is *observed* to be absolute.

Is that better?

“Spelin 'n' tpyin...”

Since: Feb 08

...are my strong suits!

#161301 Mar 19, 2013
KittenKoder wrote:
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Puppy Linux is awesome. I use it as my recovery boot so I can fix files I screw up.
You're the one that brought Puppy to my attention.

I don't use it... did play with it. It's neat.

Knoppix is always in my kit. Serves a similar function for me as Puppy does for you.

“I Am No One Else”

Since: Apr 12

Seattle

#161302 Mar 19, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
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You're the one that brought Puppy to my attention.
I don't use it... did play with it. It's neat.
Knoppix is always in my kit. Serves a similar function for me as Puppy does for you.
Everyone will always pick their favorites.:P

I like Puppy because it always works. What I don't like about Puppy is setting up the boot. lol

“Spelin 'n' tpyin...”

Since: Feb 08

...are my strong suits!

#161303 Mar 19, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Did you know they still have OS/2 systems that have been running for over a decade without ever being rebooted?
No... did not know that.

What do they do... besides never get rebooted?

“Spelin 'n' tpyin...”

Since: Feb 08

...are my strong suits!

#161304 Mar 19, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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They had a show on that global consciousness thing a year or so ago. Might have been Through the Wormhole.
It was funny when the guy was pointing to the upticks in Internet activity that were supposed to be happening before the events.
They were actually after the events. But he was just kind of waving his finger around and the camera didn't stay on them very long.
I liked that the show had some of the more out there ideas, but they also had some outright quacks, too.
Was it "What the Bleep Do We Know?"

They had the nerve to call that'n a documentary.

THAT WAS NOT A DOCUMENTARY!

“Spelin 'n' tpyin...”

Since: Feb 08

...are my strong suits!

#161305 Mar 19, 2013
Richardfs wrote:
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I have heard of redneck but never tried it. It looks like fun.
It's a hoot.

Wish they'd bring it back... fer sum resun.

“Spelin 'n' tpyin...”

Since: Feb 08

...are my strong suits!

#161306 Mar 19, 2013
Richardfs wrote:
It is funny all this talk about OSs and not one good word about windwows.
If Windoze wurks fer sumwun, then Hukt is happy fer 'em.

Hukt, when messin wid Windoze, always ends up work'n fer Windoze instead.

“Rising”

Since: Dec 10

Milky Way

#161307 Mar 19, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
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If Windoze wurks fer sumwun, then Hukt is happy fer 'em.
Hukt, when messin wid Windoze, always ends up work'n fer Windoze instead.
lol Do you play in the window, or work for Bill, maybe you mean your friends make you repair their rotten windows.
Prolly... Because you sound like most winder user woes when they say ....pimp my window!

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#161308 Mar 20, 2013
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/like...

Jesus has returned! Who wants to bet Dave will fall for this story?

LMFAO!
Dave Nelson wrote:
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0 /ab60c728-908f-11e2-a456-00144 feabdc0.html#axzz2O1mRY9mN
This is what you get into when clicking ads on sites that give away free porn to attract you. Some of them may even have exclusive sex vacations in foreign countries, or dates with foreign born people of your age and sex preference.
Not mentioning any names, but we have a young poster on here that is semi-retired from doing that. Giving away free porn for ad clicks.
The regulars know who it is.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#161309 Mar 20, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
<quoted text>Was it "What the Bleep Do We Know?"

They had the nerve to call that'n a documentary.

THAT WAS NOT A DOCUMENTARY!
I'm pretty sure it was Wormhole.

I think I've only seen one What the Bleep.

I don't have cable anymore.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#161310 Mar 20, 2013
Thinking wrote:
Two words that don't belong in the same sentence: Jacuzzi and diarrhoea.
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You mean like this?

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#161311 Mar 20, 2013
Aerobatty wrote:
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You mean like this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =sOJMV6i3bjMXX
I'll see your cute girl and raise you a hippo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#161312 Mar 20, 2013
Hukt on Fonix wrote:
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Was it "What the Bleep Do We Know?"
They had the nerve to call that'n a documentary.
THAT WAS NOT A DOCUMENTARY!
I don't think it was that. I just looked it up online to refresh my memory.
It lost me at the part where the shaman couldn't see ships because nobody had ever seen ships before. He saw the ripples, but no ships.
That is patently absurd. If that were the case, we would never be able to see anything we'd never seen before, which means we'd never see anything since we never saw anything before we were born.
Some of the quantum paradoxes were interesting, but they stepped way out of line with reality in too many parts.

“I see quantum effects”

Since: Jan 11

In the macro world.

#161313 Mar 20, 2013
River Tam wrote:
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I'll see your cute girl and raise you a hippo.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =hfX8NIKH-qMXX&feature=end screen
Ewwww.

Although, I think the girl let just about as much go.

“Rising”

Since: Dec 10

Milky Way

#161314 Mar 20, 2013
Don't drink that muddy water!

Since: Mar 11

Lexington, KY

#161315 Mar 20, 2013
That's a routine incident in Dave's jacuzzi... Minus the cute chicks. Same concept but with a George Burns look alike soiling the water.
Aerobatty wrote:
<quoted text>You mean like this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =sOJMV6i3bjMXX
Thinking

Mirfield, UK

#161316 Mar 20, 2013
Once I was drinking by a densely packed hippo pool in the Serengeti. This, we were assured, is totally safe until the sun sets.

All was quiet until one of the hippos dumped on another, then carnage broke out for a couple of minutes. You end up betting on when it is next going to go Pete Tong. It's an adorable way to pass an afternoon.
River Tam wrote:
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I'll see your cute girl and raise you a hippo.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =hfX8NIKH-qMXX&feature=end screen

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