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Just another nobody out in the world, banging out some code from time to time...


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awarded  Yearling
Dec
3
awarded  Caucus
Jul
6
comment Are all electrons identical?
I'm not even certain that there is more than one electron particle (although, that would seem to imply a definite fixed end to time so that the field excitation can bounce back and forth).
Jun
17
comment How many Gs would a driver of the Bugatti Veyron experience on the Ehra-Lessien track when cornering before record attempt?
Banked corner, or does the Veyron produce some pretty significant downforce at those speeds? On (race) tires alone, no downforce, flat corner, a performance car will typically max out at around 1.3g continuous).
Apr
14
answered Can a disk like object (like UFO's) really fly?
Apr
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awarded  Critic
Mar
22
comment How do anti-lock brakes know when to brake?
Not all systems are smart enough to figure how fast you should be able to stop. The systems on my cars only appear to detect and activate on major differences in rotation speed between the various wheels. For example, if I mash the brakes at high speed, all 4 wheels will lockup at the same time and the ABS never activates. However, one wheel on slippery surface and another on dry and the ABS activates.
Mar
22
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Mar
14
answered Are Zeppelins still not feasible?
Feb
28
awarded  Editor
Feb
28
revised Why GPS is at LEO?
corrected spelling
Feb
23
awarded  Teacher
Feb
23
answered Why GPS is at LEO?
Feb
21
comment How does an altimeter work?
Venturi effect. Outside air accelerates as it goes around the (curved) fuselage, creating a lower pressure zone that includes the interior of the (unpressurized) airplane. Seems a little counter-intuitive as you'd initially expect the fuselage to be higher pressured. However, since all the surfaces are curved around it, the effect is that you end up with low pressure all the way around, and the inside air seeks to balance that, resulting in lower interior pressure.
Feb
18
answered How does an altimeter work?
Feb
11
answered Why won't my door close in the winter?
Feb
11
comment Could ball lightening be a form of plasma?
I actually had thought that ball lightning as plasma was something that was established awhile ago. Curious.
Feb
11
comment Could ball lightening be a form of plasma?
I thought there was documented evidence on burns resulting from contact with ball lightning? That would be difficult to reconcile with it being an induced optical effect.
Feb
11
comment Does van Eck phreaking really work, or is it an urban myth?
I remember seeing an IBM catalog back in the '80's that actually listed TEMPEST versions of the PC-XT w/monochrome monitor. I recall the weight for it was insane. Probably packed full of lead. :-) Anyways, apparently IBM thought it was true as they had a special model with shielding...
Dec
21
awarded  Autobiographer