oxfordtweed: (Betelgeuse - H2G2)
http://www.microcosmologist.com/blog/?p=769

Starbucks? Apple? Disney/Pixar? We're not asking for much. Just $2.5M a year to keep an important scientific endeavour running.

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Mar. 23rd, 2011 06:57 am
oxfordtweed: (Facepalm - Hilary)
Still going through my notes, putting them all into neat, easy-to-read-and-navigate notebooks. Basically, I'm killing time until I'm able activate my copy of MSOffice, because I type too quickly for Gdocs, and OpenOffice is crap.

Of course, this is the main problem with writing science fiction with the goal of keeping it science fact in a fiction setting.

RR8 Active X Delta, -02°6257a, 8.47

1BVY = 934DE
860

AVG Ls - 60 - BVL -> 153 EL


What? I've got some sort of coordinates for... something. And then a few conversions. I don't know what I was trying to locate or what I was trying to convert.


Damnit, Zed. Show your work!

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Mar. 23rd, 2011 06:57 am
oxfordtweed: (Facepalm - Hilary)
Still going through my notes, putting them all into neat, easy-to-read-and-navigate notebooks. Basically, I'm killing time until I'm able activate my copy of MSOffice, because I type too quickly for Gdocs, and OpenOffice is crap.

Of course, this is the main problem with writing science fiction with the goal of keeping it science fact in a fiction setting.

RR8 Active X Delta, -02°6257a, 8.47

1BVY = 934DE
860

AVG Ls - 60 - BVL -> 153 EL


What? I've got some sort of coordinates for... something. And then a few conversions. I don't know what I was trying to locate or what I was trying to convert.


Damnit, Zed. Show your work!

Damn

Mar. 22nd, 2011 06:31 pm
oxfordtweed: (Animated - Conan Lightsabre)
Was just enjoying a relaxing bath with one of my textbooks, when I dropped said textbook into the water.

Luckily, I was on the chapter on time dilation, and have a fairly firm grasp of how to go about sending myself about 10 minutes back in time to prevent myself from dropping my book. Now, all I need is enough nuclear bombs to tear open a hole in the fabric of spacetime and a giant rod, roughly the mass of Jupiter, to turn that hole into a wormhole, which can take me to 10 minutes ago.

Or maybe this would be a bad idea. I might startle myself and cause my textbook to fall into the water anyway. Probably best to just let it air out on its own.

Damn

Mar. 22nd, 2011 06:31 pm
oxfordtweed: (Animated - Conan Lightsabre)
Was just enjoying a relaxing bath with one of my textbooks, when I dropped said textbook into the water.

Luckily, I was on the chapter on time dilation, and have a fairly firm grasp of how to go about sending myself about 10 minutes back in time to prevent myself from dropping my book. Now, all I need is enough nuclear bombs to tear open a hole in the fabric of spacetime and a giant rod, roughly the mass of Jupiter, to turn that hole into a wormhole, which can take me to 10 minutes ago.

Or maybe this would be a bad idea. I might startle myself and cause my textbook to fall into the water anyway. Probably best to just let it air out on its own.

Yep

Mar. 1st, 2011 09:36 pm
oxfordtweed: (Sherlock - Eat John's Head)
There's something almost perverse about drawing Sherlock Holmes fanart whilst watching Bill Nye the Science Guy.
oxfordtweed: (Hot Dickings - Nicholas)
It's no secret that sex is not high on my list of things I like to do. It's pretty damn close to the bottom, actually, just a few spaces above doing the dishes and cleaning the cat pan. I will have sex, and there are times when I even think that I want to do it (and then I get to that point, and wonder what I was thinking, and remember that no. I don't actually like it much at all after a certain point).

And then things like this happen.

Cut for IRL sex talk )
oxfordtweed: (Hateful - Sherlock)
Yes, it is cold here, in Portland. Do you know how I know that it's cold? In Portland?

Because, believe it or not, this is a rather subjective matter. So, while 56° with 90% is warm for you, dear mother, please bear in mind that since 2006, I have been living in the middle of the damn Mojave desert, where there is never that much humidity EVER, which does not leave so much damn cold, moist air hanging about to just bore into my poor, arthritic bones.

So, yes. While the raw data on the internet has been saying that lately, Vegas has been consistently about 20° colder, it's also had no more than 30% humidity. Believe it or not, this makes the air seem warmer than what you have here in this god forsaken rain forest. I am not used to this much humidity, and I do not like it.

So, no. I will not be going outside to have a bonfire, in the dark, with wet all over everything. I will be staying indoors, next to the heater, and watching Sherlock on your massively huge hi-def television set.
oxfordtweed: The Tenth Doctor holds out his sonic screwdriver at an unseen threat (Dr Who - Ten)

I'm not really sure what I'm going to do with this, but it's clearly a sign that I've been reading too much lately. Ignore any spelling errors, as I'm in bed on my iPhone.








"the universe exists in eleven dimensions. Humans --you -- can only perceive it in four. Well, three and a half."

"Three and a half?"

"Yes. You have your spatial dimensions; your X, Y, and Z axes. The fourth dimension being time, which you perceive as being linear, but it isn't. It's more of a sort of ball, only it isn't. Timey-wimey, wibbly-wobbly. Call that your W axis, if you want."

"And you can perceive all eleven dimensions, then?"

"Me? No. I'm only a Time Lord. I can only perceive six. There are other races -- higher beings, you might call them -- that can perceive the other five."

"and what might all these other dimensions be, oh mighty Time Lord?"

"After time, you've got light, -- V axis -- then gravity, your U axis--"

"Hang on, Space Teeth. Everybody knows about light and gravity. If those are dimensions, then we can perceive those as well."

"Ah, well, no. You can't. You can only sense the effects those dimensions have on the rest of the universe. It's like... It's like... It's like hiding under your bed as a child. It's cramped, and you can only fit if you lie flat on your stomach. There isn't any room to move up and down, but you can move about quite easily on the floor, going frontward, backward, and side to side. But if someone comes along and starts jumping on the bed with you underneath it still, you're going to feel the effects of them jumping up and down, even if you can't move up and down, yourself."

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I'm going through folders, and I seem to have come across some old notes from school. My astronomy gave me a good laugh, if only because how vague it tended to be (but I must have learned something from it, because it took it for two years, and passed with more than 100% average both years).

Yeah, that class was fun )

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