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User avatar #2858 - dumbassvtwo (09/02/2014) [-]
Red hot nickel ball Vs Liquid Nitrogen

RHNB-Liquid Nitrogen (Ft. NurdRage)
User avatar #2857 - dumbassvtwo (09/02/2014) [-]
RHNB-World's Largest Gummy Bear
User avatar #2851 - eight (09/01/2014) [-]
I was thinking about spacecrafts and was wondering how plausible they were with access to endless amounts of cash.

Think of a flat ship, or perhaps a cone shaped ship for less wind resistance, about the size of a small city, probably around 15-20 million square feet. It would be massive, but instead of having a few powerful engines it would be propelled by thousands of smaller engines, doesn't really matter what kind of fuel.

Would it be capable, if propelled by so many engines, to take off from the ground and escape earths gravity?
User avatar #2903 to #2851 - Mortuus (09/12/2014) [-]
Just build it in orbit.
#2863 to #2851 - dehumanizer ONLINE (09/03/2014) [-]
Execept you would need the power of 6 milion burning jews to even levitate that thing a meter of the ground. Oy vey.
User avatar #2876 to #2863 - aherorising (09/06/2014) [-]
6 million jews stroking their hands in evil laughter would probably give more energy
#2877 to #2876 - dehumanizer ONLINE (09/06/2014) [-]
Just think of all the power beeing beeing turned into heat from their hand rubbing, i bet they dont even have power plants in israel.
User avatar #2859 to #2851 - djequalizee (09/02/2014) [-]
Maybe. it'd make a lot more sense just to build it in space, though. If there was something with that much thrust it might fuck up everything around it when it takes off as well.
User avatar #2852 to #2851 - aherorising (09/01/2014) [-]
ehhh, that's a bit too vague for a solid answer. But you should consider the fact that having a few powerful engines is just as good, if not better, than thousands of smaller engines. you'd have to think about how much thrust can be generated.

But I think it's unrealistic, because it'd likely break, or become very unstable due to wind currents. Metals can be strong, sure. But a ship that size would not remain rigid, and sounds very hard to control. I think a ball-shaped design would be better.
User avatar #2853 to #2852 - eight (09/01/2014) [-]
This is true. Unless we came up with a much stronger material, I don't think there is anything that could be built to such a scale without instability and breaks.
User avatar #2854 to #2853 - aherorising (09/01/2014) [-]
what might be doable, however, is if we were to construct it in space. instead of having one massive thing launch all at once, just launch multiple smaller parts, and assemble the full thing in space or orbit.
User avatar #2855 to #2854 - eight (09/01/2014) [-]
Good idea. It could be used as a means for transport between planets. It would take so much longer to build that way though.
User avatar #2848 - geothermal (08/31/2014) [-]
If you put a solar panel in a mirrored box connected to a lightbulb, and gave it some starting power, how long do you think it could last?

What if:
Flawless Mirrors
100% Efficient light-bulb/solar panel
Some kind of power transmission that works on the mirrors surface
User avatar #2860 to #2848 - djequalizee (09/02/2014) [-]
If you're talking hypothetically that it wouldn't lose any energy then it could technically last forever. Although that would essentially be the same thing as a perpetual motion machine, and that's not really possible unless you figure out a way around the laws of thermodynamics.
#2856 to #2848 - mislavcro (09/01/2014) [-]
With flawless mirrors and 100% efficent solar panel and light bulb, it could last a pretty darn long time. Only thing that would use the energy would be the resistance of the wires.
User avatar #2846 - mondamini (08/30/2014) [-]
So I'm going to be applying to university pretty soon, and I'm thinking of either doing some form of engineering or astrophysics.

Though I'm not sure about astrophysics, as its only really the new forms of transport that interest me like Warp drives and the EMDrive. Negative energy ain't too boring either.

The problem is, I don't know what the chances are of being able to study/research an area like this. The last thing I want is to go through 5 years of uni to get a job unrelated to space or to be stuck monitoring gamma ray bursts or space debris.

So is going for engineering a safer choice or should I take the risk of doing astrophysics?
User avatar #2912 to #2846 - leightonsolomon (09/14/2014) [-]
I was thinking about studying astrophysics as well, but its true its not necessarily a stable field. Keep in mind, engineering is the number one career field right now. I hear people say to do what you love a lot, but being a an engineer would definitely benefit you. Maybe find a bridge between the two. An engineer for NASA or some other space related corporation would probably have the best of both worlds.
User avatar #2914 to #2912 - mondamini (09/15/2014) [-]
Being an engineer at NASA really was the dream scenario, but when I live in Scotland its not realistic. Anyway I went to some uni open days and am now sure I'm going to take up some form of engineering (don't know which), but thanks for the advice.
User avatar #2847 to #2846 - dumerveil (08/30/2014) [-]
I'm sure there's someone at your university that could help you with this.
#2840 - dehumanizer ONLINE (08/30/2014) [-]
User avatar #2849 to #2840 - feelythefeel (08/31/2014) [-]
Yes. Science, which is by definition is the study of the universe, is actually just all in our imaginations. In fact, let's just start from the beginning and see if we can come up with some less sexist and privileged science. If we hurry, we can rediscover fire before we starve to death!
User avatar #2878 to #2849 - cognosceteipsum (09/06/2014) [-]
It really is all in our head, dude. Science is a human way of measuring things - not the objective objects outside of our mind.
User avatar #2841 to #2840 - schnizel (08/30/2014) [-]
top lel
#2842 to #2841 - dehumanizer ONLINE (08/30/2014) [-]
The jews are now trying to shut down science as well.
User avatar #2843 to #2842 - schnizel (08/30/2014) [-]
holy kek
#2844 to #2843 - dehumanizer ONLINE (08/30/2014) [-]
Its true, first they destroyed religion, then they destroyed social norms and now they are going to destroy science soon. Its gonna be happening.
User avatar #2845 to #2844 - schnizel (08/30/2014) [-]
It's happening!
#2829 - nimba (08/28/2014) [-]
has anybody tried to make a "closed" ecosystem? I'm thinking about trying to make a small one and want to include bugs and general critters in it to spice it up. I think I might do ants and a small spider?
User avatar #2836 to #2829 - coronus (08/29/2014) [-]
If you're going to do ants and a spider, and you want it to last a while, you've got two options.

A: capture one of the flying ants, a few big ants from the same population (breeding workers), and some of the tiny foraging ants. The winged ants at the end of the summer are females who are looking to establish a colony due to their queen's recent death.

B: find the eggs, and dig them up along with he tiny ants near them. these are the youngest ants in the colony, who have recently hatched and are in charge of the nursery. With these, you could get lucky with gender ratios and produce a new queen to start a breeding colony.

In either case, you'll need to drop in some food for them to start with, and possibly a bit of sugar water near the corner you settle them in, so the ants can focus on reconstruction and colony formation.

Small jumping spiders will work in an environment with plenty of ground cover for them to hide; house spiders will work in anything, since they can generally build webs/ walk on glass.
User avatar #2830 to #2829 - istartedthewar (08/29/2014) [-]
Never tried to make one, but i found one once when I was camping.

It was in a gatorade bottle from the 70's, and it had soil and a couple plants growing in it and shit. It was pretty cool.

I guess it wasnt completely closed though because it had no lid, but it was still pretty cool.
#2825 - thereasonableperso (08/27/2014) [-]
I'm not sure where to put this. Is combinng like terms (in maths) relevant to any careers? I can't find anything about it.
User avatar #2826 to #2825 - geothermal (08/28/2014) [-]
You mean like...

10x+5+2x = 12x+5?

Thats like, basic fucking math. You need that in pretty much every career.

Like, shit, you have 4 packages of mcdonalds hamburgers, another 2 packages, and 5 spare burgers. One box = x so you have 4x+2x+5 = 6x+5

This is useful in everything.
#2827 to #2826 - thereasonableperso (08/28/2014) [-]
No it's more like...I can't type it out very well. X Squared and Y cubed, over 2X and M to the fourth power + or - a similiar figure.
#2814 - imtryingmybest (08/27/2014) [-]
how do i be happy?
#2850 to #2814 - Common Pepe (08/31/2014) [-]
Get cancer
Cook meth to provide money for your family
Everything goes wrong and everyone hates you
Free your best friend from his kinky prison
Die an unnecessary, but strangely satisfying
User avatar #2834 to #2814 - coronus (08/29/2014) [-]
Other than things already suggested, cognitive behavioral conditioning. You'd have to train yourself to stop and reverse negative thoughts by force. It's usually implemented along with medication and exercise for depression, but it works just as well for Dysthymia, which is a less severe form of depression that usually lasts from a few years to a lifetime.

If you feel like you have a low, stable mood (emotional state ranging from apathy/ lethargy, lack of mental/physical energy, difficulty starting or completing tasks, and chronic sadness without apparent cause) Then you might want to talk to someone about the possibility of dysthymia or a related condition.

Source: B.S. in psychology/neuroscience, three years working at a crisis hotline, and four years working in a hospital that occasionally dealt with suicide attempts/ mental health patients.
User avatar #2828 to #2814 - nimba (08/28/2014) [-]
Happiness is a reward sytem your body uses to encourage behaviours it forgive the disingenuation views as positive. This includes things like talking to people, feeling important, eating rich and fine food, working hard, taking drugs and accomplishing things.
For a start healthy people are very commonly happy people, so that's a good place to start.
#2831 to #2828 - imtryingmybest (08/29/2014) [-]
i got happy eating coconut ice cream one time since its my favorite fruit and i never get to eat coconut but im never happy besides that
User avatar #2817 to #2814 - leightonsolomon (08/27/2014) [-]
I would try asking the advice board of the social board, but if you're looking for a scientific answer, I can tell you that you should do what you love and keep yourself busy. The human mind is naturally happiest when doing a task. Avoid over thinking things as well as it is directly linked to depression.
#2821 to #2817 - imtryingmybest (08/27/2014) [-]
unless you count shopping as busy, shopping makes me happy but i dont have the money. i lost all my clothes and things in a indoor flood and i dont have money to rebuy off ebay and amazon which makes me sad
#2819 to #2817 - imtryingmybest (08/27/2014) [-]
thats a contradiction, i wouldnt be happy if i was always busy. and i dont want the advice boards advice
User avatar #2820 to #2819 - leightonsolomon (08/27/2014) [-]
Well I dont really know you so I'm not sure what makes you happy, but in general, busy work is beneficial. If you dont like work then theres your answer. Find something where you can be lazy.
#2822 to #2820 - imtryingmybest (08/27/2014) [-]
work is aweful, i wouldnt like it even if its good for being lazy at. responsibility makes me sad
User avatar #2823 to #2822 - leightonsolomon (08/27/2014) [-]
Well sorry buddy but thats part of life. Find something you love and I promise you you wont mind doing it. Keep looking.
#2824 to #2823 - imtryingmybest (08/27/2014) [-]
i did find something i love, freedom is what i love. i can understand how money can bring freedom since only friendship and love is free. and being able to do things with your real friends like finding all the cool things i lost in the flood is awespme
User avatar #2812 - schnizel (08/26/2014) [-]
Explain me the big bang.
#2937 to #2812 - Common Pepe (09/20/2014) [-]
The big bang is one of the four traditional ways to create a universe.

It is achieved by taking absolutely nothing and cutting it in half
User avatar #2938 to #2937 - schnizel (09/20/2014) [-]
damn anon
you sure are bored
User avatar #2832 to #2812 - nsfwcontent (08/29/2014) [-]
User avatar #2833 to #2832 - schnizel (08/29/2014) [-]
User avatar #2813 to #2812 - djequalizee (08/27/2014) [-]
Basically a singularity with a balanced number of particles that was imbalanced (most likely by a form of higgs boson, as far as we know anyway) and caused to rapidly expand outwards. If you have any specific questions about it let me know
#2815 to #2813 - imtryingmybest (08/27/2014) [-]
one theory they told me long ago that the four forces that made up the singular was the size of a pea, and probably got too compressed and exploded
User avatar #2816 to #2815 - djequalizee (08/27/2014) [-]
I think that's an older theory, either that or a simplification. It wasn't really the fact that it was compressed too much, it was an imbalance. The compression definitely was a huge factor, but even with something that could potentially explode, you need something to get it going. A trigger. Sort of like pulling a pin on a grenade.
#2818 to #2816 - imtryingmybest (08/27/2014) [-]
yeah i was supposed to be in special ed and my parents didnt put me in it so i didnt listen lol
#2811 - dehumanizer ONLINE (08/26/2014) [-]
>tfw solar/wind/thermal energy will never be incorporated in your region during your lifetime
>tfw you are doomed to shit tier industrial revolution era coal power plants
User avatar #2930 to #2811 - drastronomy (09/19/2014) [-]
glorious water powered master race

98% of norways energy comes from water plants
User avatar #2810 - beatmasterz (08/25/2014) [-]
Anyone here had experiences with iDoser?
User avatar #2808 - cognosceteipsum (08/25/2014) [-]
Are chakra's anything to care about?
User avatar #2807 - ImsoObvious (08/24/2014) [-]
Posting here because I like the ideas and views of the people in this board, also because maybe you guys have possible career suggestions medically science related.

Going into my senior year. Not sure what to do after high school. Id like to get into the medical field and get a big salary. Possibly something along the lines of anesthetist assistant or coroner.

Besides a big degree something Im really set on is making good money out of highschool. But im not sure how to go about this. EMT really interests me. I could take a year long class of it and be making around 30k by age 19. This seems like a really smart idea to me. But are there other career paths like this that require just an associates degree that make good money?

Another thing is Id like to be an EMT and do college at the same time. But im not sure if this is even possible to manage. Maybe part time college? I know with being an EMT I can pick my own hours so that helps. But im wondering if getting an associates and becoming an EMT is even worth it considering I dont want ti keep it as a life long career, I just want it to get good money early out of high school and dip my feet in a medical setting and having experience under the belt while I go for a degree for something in college.

Im just not sure if this plan that I have is even logical. Any advice on if it would work would be appreciated. Also, any suggestions on a job I could do out of high school that makes good money (30k+ a year) for 2 years or less of school would be appreciated as well.
User avatar #2835 to #2807 - coronus (08/29/2014) [-]
If you're looking for something medical that would be both potentially interesting, and high paying, you're not going to find something without a college degree.

Good news is that nursing programs can be completed in three years; Additionally, look into psych nursing. It's a high demand career right now, pays more than an RN, and you get to talk to mental patients.
User avatar #2839 to #2835 - ImsoObvious (08/30/2014) [-]
Funny you mention that because I was actually planning on becoming a registered nurse. then becoming a nurse anesthetist.
User avatar #2806 - tazpy (08/22/2014) [-]
Interesting stream of some sea floor exploration of a largely unexplored area. Thought some of you might enjoy this.
User avatar #2805 - aczzoh (08/22/2014) [-]
I really love this
User avatar #2837 to #2805 - coronus (08/29/2014) [-]
Still one of my favorite things on the internet.
User avatar #2803 - buttfacemugee (08/21/2014) [-]
Im not trying to say that i can't be done, but how would a cure be esablished. From my knowledge isn't it a deteriating nervecells or nerves and not a disease? So how would we make a cure for our OWN body?
User avatar #2802 - ribocoon (08/21/2014) [-]
Do you think humanity will ever reach beyond our own galaxy?
User avatar #2838 to #2802 - coronus (08/30/2014) [-]
Sure. Our unmanned probes will probably reach the outskirts long before we do, but based on what NASA's been doing recently, and a few interesting workarounds in theoretical avenues ( see: folding space, aka real life warp drives) , we might get close to the tech for galactic exploration by the end of our lifetime, and build vessels/ probes capable of bridging vast distances within a decade or so after we're dead.
User avatar #2804 to #2802 - leightonsolomon (08/21/2014) [-]
Possibly, but I think by that time it will not be "humanity." We would have likely evolved into higher beings, naturally or even artificially. To leave our galaxy is something I dont think will happen for hundreds of thousands, maybe even millions of years.
User avatar #2798 - gayobliteratorhere (08/20/2014) [-]
I will delete this account
User avatar #2797 - seriouslyblack (08/19/2014) [-]
one time i was walking to my science class when i realized i forgot my science at home
User avatar #2800 to #2797 - djequalizee (08/20/2014) [-]
Did you check under the seat
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