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  1. Thread: optical illusion?

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    It's kind of neat, from a thought-experiment...

    It's kind of neat, from a thought-experiment perspective.... but I think the artist had a baseball diamond in mind when it was done (unless it's an actual CAD drawing, in which case I'm at a loss for...
  2. Yes. Liar, cheater and swindler is hardly the...

    Yes. Liar, cheater and swindler is hardly the paragon of virtue I would want my daughter to be presented as a "role model."
  3. Thread: Gravity

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    No worries. Actually, warping spacetime is a...

    No worries. Actually, warping spacetime is a fairly common occurrence. In fact, we all do it every day, as does every other mass in the universe. That's gravity!

    This is a problem of the media...
  4. Thread: Gravity

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    Where do you get the "serious consequences"...

    Where do you get the "serious consequences" quote? It's not in the article (nor is it particularly true). Gravitation is a notoriously weak force, and gravitational waves couldn't knock a flea off...
  5. His 'hometown' is probably associated with his...

    His 'hometown' is probably associated with his club membership (which is based in Toronto). As someone pointed out, he's a dual citizen if his father was born in Canada. So, he gets to claim those...
  6. Wiki? P'shaw! ...

    Wiki? P'shaw!

    https://www.athletics.ca/profile_new.asp?pID=21129
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    Zamperini got a lot a airtime at today's Rose...

    Zamperini got a lot a airtime at today's Rose Parade. He was named the Grand Marshall in May of last year, a few months before his death. His son represented him.
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    The entire indoor Canadian University circuit...

    The entire indoor Canadian University circuit uses these "odd" distances: 60m, 300m, 600m, 1000m, etc..., which I might add don't seem odd to me at all because they were commonplace at meets I...
  9. First trailer released today -- Happy...

    First trailer released today -- Happy Thanksgiving!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMOVFvcNfvE
  10. Thread: Whither Cos?

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    Forget Godwin's law. Would OJ get the same...

    Forget Godwin's law. Would OJ get the same reception from football or Naked Gun enthusiasts?
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    Make that the Memorial Marion Barry Hall of Fame:...

    Make that the Memorial Marion Barry Hall of Fame:
    ...
  12. Thread: Landing on a comet

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    A potentially monumental discovery: organic...

    A potentially monumental discovery: organic molecules on the comet. Could be a clue as to the origins of life on Earth (and elsewhere?).
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  13. Thread: Landing on a comet

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    It's dead, Jim. Philae's (the lander) battery has...

    It's dead, Jim. Philae's (the lander) battery has drained. Although it had solar panels, it bounced twice upon landing at the designated spot, and ended up in a cliff's shadow. Contact was lost...
  14. Thread: Landing on a comet

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    Here's an earlier animation showing Rosetta's...

    Here's an earlier animation showing Rosetta's trajectory from launch to comet meet-up. Gives you an idea where this is all taking place -- outside Jupiter's orbit! It makes you appreciate the fact...
  15. Thread: Interstellar

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    I'm certainly interested to see it. Nolan's...

    I'm certainly interested to see it. Nolan's films have generally hit the mark, so I hope this doesn't disappoint.

    Kip Thorne (who somehow snagged executive producer credit!) is an emeritus...
  16. Thread: Ebola in the US

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    I can't tell if you're being facetious or not. ...

    I can't tell if you're being facetious or not. But personally, I don't let my daughter outside at night, because she might be hit by a falling meteor....
  17. Thread: Ebola in the US

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    A press release today (from Gov. Cuomo's office,...

    A press release today (from Gov. Cuomo's office, I believe) claims that his temperature was 100.3F when he called for help, and not 103F as previously reported. That would imply that "dramatic"...
  18. Thread: Ebola in the US

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    Given the amount of time you've invested...

    Given the amount of time you've invested criticizing him and his position, I would have thought you'd be dying to let us know who it is (you know, so we don't listen to anything else he says).
  19. Thread: Ebola in the US

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    You are correct, and I realized after the fact my...

    You are correct, and I realized after the fact my statement came off that way. The hospital was ill-prepared for such a crisis, and the staff not properly trained. The nurses were not at fault.
  20. Thread: Ebola in the US

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    You just can't drop the one-off statement of...

    You just can't drop the one-off statement of someone you heard on TV, can you? (can you even identify him anymore? google?) This is despite the wealth of information out there on the likely ways to...
  21. Thread: Ebola in the US

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    Actually, those have been around for a long time....

    Actually, those have been around for a long time. They're a favourite among biological science people:

    http://www.giantmicrobes.com/

    They weren't produced because of the outbreak.
  22. Thread: Ebola in the US

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    Certainly it's cause for concern. But remember,...

    Certainly it's cause for concern. But remember, the virus doesn't live long outside its host. So, if some sweaty Ebola patient touches a doorknob, by the time the sweat has evaporated, the virus is...
  23. Thread: Ebola in the US

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    In your opinion, which is more likely: 1....

    In your opinion, which is more likely:

    1. Ebola has either mutated and has developed a radical new transmission vector, or is transmissible in a way we never saw after studying it for 40 years,...
  24. Thread: Ebola in the US

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    Since you added this afterward, let me comment...

    Since you added this afterward, let me comment separately. Again, we don't know the full circumstances behind the cameraman's situation. Ockham's razor suggests he did have contact with infected...
  25. Thread: Ebola in the US

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    One must assume something was different, since he...

    One must assume something was different, since he got infected and his family did not. I don't know specifics about what he touched while transporting her to the hospital. For example: was she...
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