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Semi retired old time computer nerd who started programming on a Commodore Pet.

Since I'm also active in the Physics forum I should add that I started as a theoretical chemist, moved into solid state photochemistry and finally worked in industry as a colloid scientist. I only became a full time computer nerd in 1997.


Oct
22
reviewed Close Are Lockheed Martin nuclear fusion claims realistic?
Oct
22
reviewed Close Recent important observations on dark matter
Oct
22
revised If something is not moving in space, is it moving on the time axis at the speed of light?
Damn I always get that spelling wrong
Oct
22
answered If something is not moving in space, is it moving on the time axis at the speed of light?
Oct
22
reviewed No Action Needed Difference between a “source dipole” and a “force dipole”
Oct
22
comment Discrepancy in introducing Schottky barrier
The bands aren't discontinuous because the junction isn't infinitely thin. The energy level varies continuously (but steeply) across the junction. The force on carriers is indeed very high, but it acts only over a very short distance. The force times distance is of course equal to the difference in the energy levels.
Oct
22
answered Explanation for negative specific heat capacities in stars?
Oct
22
reviewed Close Quantum Mechanics: Eigenstates for Quantum operators
Oct
22
reviewed Close Why does gravity enact force?
Oct
22
reviewed Close How to find the moments of A and B
Oct
22
reviewed Close is it possible to extract spectrum (color in general) from an animal
Oct
22
reviewed Close What is the mass of the unstable particle?
Oct
22
reviewed Close How can randomness exist?
Oct
21
reviewed Close Surviving collapsing buildings: Which floor maximizes your chances of survival?
Oct
21
reviewed No Action Needed Why is lightning considered a plasma?
Oct
21
revised Why the bulb does not glow in this configuration of batteries?
Add diagram
Oct
21
reviewed Close Generating forces precisely
Oct
21
comment Theory on what would happen if a proton touches anouther
It sounds as if you are proposing to create a gravitational attraction between the protons by bending spacetime around them. Presumably you'll then let the spacetime flatten out again and trap the energy created as the protons fly apart. The obvious first problem is that the process would require exotic matter, which as far as we know doesn't exist. The second problem is that we'd have to put energy in to warp spacetime. We'd get some of the energy out again when the spacetime flattened out, but we wouldn't get all the energy back. The difference would be the kinetic energy of the protons.
Oct
21
answered How is anti-hydrogen captured?
Oct
21
answered What is the Quantum Transition Time for Photon Emission?