Things you've always wanted to know......

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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Post by FreeWheeling » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:41 pm

sendô wrote:Bottles of wine. Whose idea was it to put them in 75cl bottles?

It's a bit of a weird amount. I've always found that 75cl is not quite enough for two people to share, but is often a bit more than one person needs.
Well, I be ****ed
I buy a bottle a week, always presumed it was a litre as never looked
just check and yes, the bot I have in the cupboard is 75cl

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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Post by jastons » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:24 pm

Not always but for the last few weeks on Twitter almost half of the tweets I try to view say 'This tweet is unavailable'. Why is this?

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Post by White Goodman » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:52 pm

Ok, I feel that this is a monstrously stupid question but it's ****ing with my head.

Right.

Lightspeed is the universal speed limit and takes roughly 8 mins to travel from the Sun to the Earth.

If I could set up a rope between here and Sun (so 93 million miles long) and arrange it so it was just short of taut (and I mean infinitesimally short of that state) so that to pull it tight from the Earth end took 1 second and pulling it tight was distributed evenly along the rope.

Would someone at the Sun end feel the rope go tight immediately? If they do, aren't you sending a signal along the rope faster than the speed of light?

I appreciate that I have been gone about a year and for this to be my second post after returning is a bit odd. The first being some transbender bashing on the non-binary thread and technically I've only wanted to know this for about 2 weeks.

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Post by Mega Ron » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:28 pm

Warp, Whitey has a question for you.

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Post by southbrishammer » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:52 am

White Goodman wrote:Ok, I feel that this is a monstrously stupid question but it's ****ing with my head.

Right.

Lightspeed is the universal speed limit and takes roughly 8 mins to travel from the Sun to the Earth.

If I could set up a rope between here and Sun (so 93 million miles long) and arrange it so it was just short of taut (and I mean infinitesimally short of that state) so that to pull it tight from the Earth end took 1 second and pulling it tight was distributed evenly along the rope.

Would someone at the Sun end feel the rope go tight immediately?.
Being pedantic, the 5,600 degree Celsius temperature on the surface of the sun may affect their ability to feel anything.

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Post by Samba » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:27 am

White Goodman wrote:If I could set up a rope between here and Sun (so 93 million miles long) and arrange it so it was just short of taut (and I mean infinitesimally short of that state) so that to pull it tight from the Earth end took 1 second and pulling it tight was distributed evenly along the rope.
Would someone at the Sun end feel the rope go tight immediately? If they do, aren't you sending a signal along the rope faster than the speed of light?
No, the longer the rope, the longer it would take to feel the pull, at the other end & your rope is 93 million miles long! It would take far more than 8 minutes to feel the pull of the rope.
I'll let warp explain the mechanics though..

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Post by prophet:marginal » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:05 am

twat...

A complete guess but I think 'Tu' is French for 'You' so maybe those words are derived from 'You x?!#x' ?
Interesting theory, but the French language has very few words that in fact begin with a 'w'; there are some, but not many.

However, older styles of English - which is made up of several languages, such as German, French/Latin, Greek etc - retain the 'tw' as a means of starting a word: twixt, twain etc...

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Post by warp » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:45 pm

White Goodman wrote:Right.

Lightspeed is the universal speed limit and takes roughly 8 mins to travel from the Sun to the Earth.

If I could set up a rope between here and Sun (so 93 million miles long) and arrange it so it was just short of taut (and I mean infinitesimally short of that state) so that to pull it tight from the Earth end took 1 second and pulling it tight was distributed evenly along the rope.

Would someone at the Sun end feel the rope go tight immediately? If they do, aren't you sending a signal along the rope faster than the speed of light?

that would require the rope to be almost completely rigid. so basically a stick, and a bloody stiff one at that. in that case, yes, all the atoms of the object would move coherently and instantly.
however, a material of perfect rigidity does not exist and cannot exist, as this would mean that the speed of sound in that material would be infinite, hence faster than the speed of light, which creates some relativistic issues. but i digress...

tension propagates at the speed of sound in that medium, because the interaction between atoms is elastic and when you push the end of a stick what happens is that atoms push on the next ones and so on, taking some time.
basically, whenever you push a stick you compress it and it decompresses by moving the other end. a bit like an earthworm.

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Post by We_are_BML » Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:57 pm

Why do I always have quite a big p*ss first thing in the morning after waking up in the middle of the night to do one?

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Post by Tenbury » Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:16 pm

Cos, like me, you're old, and your prostate's gone tits.

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Post by White Goodman » Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:04 pm

warp wrote:

that would require the rope to be almost completely rigid. so basically a stick, and a bloody stiff one at that. in that case, yes, all the atoms of the object would move coherently and instantly.
however, a material of perfect rigidity does not exist and cannot exist, as this would mean that the speed of sound in that material would be infinite, hence faster than the speed of light, which creates some relativistic issues. but i digress...

tension propagates at the speed of sound in that medium, because the interaction between atoms is elastic and when you push the end of a stick what happens is that atoms push on the next ones and so on, taking some time.
basically, whenever you push a stick you compress it and it decompresses by moving the other end. a bit like an earthworm.
Nice work Sir , thank you :thup:

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Post by S-H » Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:33 pm

I mean no disrespect, but I never knew warp was so smart, I enjoyed reading that. Learning is fun. Thanks warp. :thup:

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Post by V-M » Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:57 pm

warp wrote:
however, a material of perfect rigidity does not exist and cannot exist...
Thats not what your mum said about my cock.

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Post by S-H » Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:58 pm

:D

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Post by delbert » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:29 pm

warp wrote: that would require the rope to be almost completely rigid. so basically a stick, and a bloody stiff one at that. in that case, yes, all the atoms of the object would move coherently and instantly.
however, a material of perfect rigidity does not exist and cannot exist, as this would mean that the speed of sound in that material would be infinite, hence faster than the speed of light, which creates some relativistic issues. but i digress...

tension propagates at the speed of sound in that medium, because the interaction between atoms is elastic and when you push the end of a stick what happens is that atoms push on the next ones and so on, taking some time.
basically, whenever you push a stick you compress it and it decompresses by moving the other end. a bit like an earthworm.
Does anyone on here remember MISA the Millwall site? Nothing like that was ever posted on there........

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Post by vietnammer » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:44 pm

delbert wrote: Does anyone on here remember MISA the Millwall site? Nothing like that was ever posted on there........
:lol:

Used to look occasionally and gape in wonder at what a cesspit it was. It very suddenly vanished. Old Bill I reckon.

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Post by delbert » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:50 pm

Wasn't there a bit of a cross over of posters between them and here? I seem to recall a football match as well at one point.
It could be quite funny on there but as you say a lot of it left a bit to be desired.........

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Post by vietnammer » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:01 pm

delbert wrote:Wasn't there a bit of a cross over of posters between them and here?
I did see 'a poster from here' threaten 'a.n. other poster from here' in no uncertain terms, but that must have been 15 years ago. Effin sad when you can recall things like that but not your password on a works computer :P

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Post by White Goodman » Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:48 pm

S-H wrote:I mean no disrespect, but I never knew warp was so smart, I enjoyed reading that. Learning is fun. Thanks warp. :thup:
Have to say, I didn't think anyone was going to be able to give me a satisfactory answer but that was most impressive.

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Re: Things you've always wanted to know......

Post by Samba » Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:47 pm

Dust caps on car tyre valves:
Is getting dust in your tyres, a major problem?

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