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Emerged from singularity unharmed, excepting a few annoying quirks.

I think my best idea is "Could someone transmit a signal with equally-tuned Casimir plates across the quantum vacuum?" Patent Pending....

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answered Physics of a burning log of firewood
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comment Is there a thought experiment which brings to light the contradiction between General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics?
@RonMaimon: What did you think singularities were for? Just to conform to your laws?
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comment Is there a thought experiment which brings to light the contradiction between General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics?
They don't with respect to reference frame outside them (where symmetry can't observe a privledged direction), but they do to the observer within them. You are in one now.
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comment Could one transmit a signal with equally-tuned casimir plates across the quantum field?
lol, I'm not sure you can really consider one a receiver and one a sender since you're using resonance and outside the normal bounds of human-defined time, so that distinction will be purely human-applied. But you have a point: I don't think you could actually modulate a signal on top of the resonate carrier, you would have to be content with a single packet.
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comment Could one transmit a signal with equally-tuned casimir plates across the quantum field?
@user56771: I'm not actually suggesting it as a viable application, more of a proof-of-concept.
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comment Could one transmit a signal with equally-tuned casimir plates across the quantum field?
Since frequency is fixed, you would modulate on amplitude. As for syncing other casimir plates, presumably a CDMA technology could be used.
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answered Why is there a hiss sound when water falls on a hot surface?
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revised Where does the electricity, generated by a solar panel, go if you don't use the electricity?
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comment What is the most efficient machine for translating gravitational potential energy of one mass into kinetic energy of a different mass?
I don't know which universe you're in, but in mine we go by Newtonian Mechanics. There, F = m * a; the bigger mass applies a force which is completely transferred to the other end of the (inelastic) line.
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comment What is the most efficient machine for translating gravitational potential energy of one mass into kinetic energy of a different mass?
Eh? If the length of the rope is about the height of the weight (+ pi*r of the pulley wheel) keeping the pulley anchored at that same height, then nearly all of it is translated to the projectile. To keep with energy conservation, the mass of the falling weight gets converted to greater velocity of the (lighter) projectile....
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revised What is the most efficient machine for translating gravitational potential energy of one mass into kinetic energy of a different mass?
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comment What is the most efficient machine for translating gravitational potential energy of one mass into kinetic energy of a different mass?
Huh? The only way there would be loss is if the rope was elastic.