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.Net programmer and web developer.


Jul
17
comment What keeps a gas giant from falling in on itself?
I'm inclined to agree... I do know that gas giants tend to spin very quickly.
Jul
17
asked What keeps a gas giant from falling in on itself?
Jul
17
comment Hydrogen cloud at the universe's beginning?
To the first, doesn't this assume that the matter was NOT evenly distributed to begin with? What explains this?
Jul
17
awarded  Student
Jul
17
asked Hydrogen cloud at the universe's beginning?
Oct
26
comment Basic buoyancy question: Man in a boat with a stone
hehehe. I like that one. Very nice retort, sir. Your ego is saved!
Oct
26
comment Basic buoyancy question: Man in a boat with a stone
This is a semantic issue requiring a definition of the word "rise". I was answering the question in the semantic terms in which it was asked. If I run the experiment in a 10" container, the water will never rise above 10". I understand that the actual PHYSICS of it holds that the water is still rising, in a technical sense.
Oct
26
comment Basic buoyancy question: Man in a boat with a stone
So you are claiming that the container's dimensions are NOT a variable in the experiment? So then, how far above the shore will the water go? hehe
Oct
26
comment Basic buoyancy question: Man in a boat with a stone
@Ron Maimon: that works if you do the experiment on a closed container where the water is not allowed to expand... but that wasn't the question. The question involved a lake.
Oct
25
comment Basic buoyancy question: Man in a boat with a stone
I have often found it the case in science that any opinion contrary to [insert other person here] is not generally accepted. Either read from the text book, or take my word for it! Thinking for yourself is strictly forbidden! Science is the next great religion.
Oct
25
answered Basic buoyancy question: Man in a boat with a stone
Oct
24
awarded  Scholar
Oct
24
accepted Black out the sun?
Oct
23
comment Black out the sun?
Is there a way to even begin to calculate such a thing? Let's go smaller... how about a candle flame? What would it take in terms of consumption to render a candle dark?
Oct
23
asked Black out the sun?
Oct
23
awarded  Autobiographer