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bio website drowtales.com
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Just your average everyday programmer.


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comment How neutrinos can be harmful?
If you stay a respectable distance from any exploding stars then you are OK - This just made my day! :D
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asked What would the magnetic field look like for a rod like this?
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comment Is it possible to see satellites with the naked eye?
Ahh, the ISS seems to be passing very low near the horizon in the next few months. I probably won't be able to see it in the city unless I climb a rooftop. :( Maybe in the summer when I'm away from the city in the weekends.
Mar
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comment Is it possible to see satellites with the naked eye?
Heh, interesting, I didn't know that. I thought satellites would be difficult to see from ground. Will have to check it out sometime. :)
Mar
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comment Is it possible to see satellites with the naked eye?
It seems that Stellarium isn't available for Android. :( I got something called Google Sky Map instead. Will see tonight how it works. :)
Mar
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accepted Is it possible to see satellites with the naked eye?
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comment Is it possible to see satellites with the naked eye?
Interesting. Last summer I noticed something that fits the description, except that the sun hadn't set yet (it was evening though). And it didn't move across the horizon, it moved across the sky, almost above the head. Or, well, maybe halfway to the horizon, I don't remember very well. Perhaps it was an old satellite that was coming down. It didn't have a "tail" though, so I guess it hadn't hit the atmosphere yet.
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asked Is it possible to see satellites with the naked eye?
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comment What makes matter “solid”?
.... This is poetry, right?
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comment Practical physics: where does this current come from?
@Anonymous Coward - when I touch the cables there's a very real and very unpleasant current flowing through me. :P But if you wish, I can change the question title. I never did understand how there can be voltage without current and vice versa.
Aug
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comment Practical physics: where does this current come from?
@Carl Brannen - That's just it. I measure it between the "ground" wire (which is really a 3M long wire with the other end hanging in the air), and the zero wire.
Aug
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comment Practical physics: where does this current come from?
@Carl Brannen - I'm aware. But getting a proper ground on 4th floor of an old house that has never seen it isn't simple. :P
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comment Practical physics: where does this current come from?
When I measured the 60V, the washing machine wasn't connected. That is, I plugged one end of the cable in the wall, and measured at the other end.