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I can't find it but there was a reactor meltdown that was thought to be caused by a resistor

N.A. Kozyrev, Mach
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5. ## Correspondence and Coherence blog

Why You Shouldn’t Be A Socialist #3 I tried to put a book review of Why You Should Be a Socialist on Amazon and met a barrier that was new to me. "We apologize but this account has not met the minimum eligibility requirements to write a review. If you would like to learn more about our eligibility requirements, please see our community guidelines." The guidelines say to post a review you must have spent at least \$50 on Amazon.com in the past 12 months. I did spend more than \$50 in the past 12 months. However, part was with a gift card, and my net spent was less than \$50. 🙂

7. ## your one-stop insult shop Placeholder for GW/CC 'How I got here' thread

No, fabricator. I didn't fall for an "illusion" and said nothing about being being dazzled. I dared the conceptually and mechanically inept Jonathan to explain why what happens does happen. He failed. You and Brant also didn't explain why or even feel it was needed. I'm not surprised. None of you saw the significance of the center of the moving coin. Déjà vu. Analysis and Solution Why does the moving coin make two rotations? From start to end the center of the moving coin travels a circular path. The radius of that path is twice either coin's radius. Hence, the circumference of the path is twice either coin's circumference. How much the moving coin rotates around its own center en route, even if none, or in what direction -- clockwise, counterclockwise, or some of both -- has no effect on the length of the path. That the coin rotates twice per the description on Wikipedia makes a distraction.
8. ## your one-stop insult shop Placeholder for GW/CC 'How I got here' thread

Princess Ellen wrote: Now, the warming specifically of the Arctic might be cause for worry. And the Antarctic just reached 65 degrees F just above the ice. What if Canadas’s grain belt extended hundreds of miles further north? Moderate warming is good. This is dedicated to our beloved neighbor, Canada. We are best friends. Peter In the early mornin' rain With a dollar in my hand And an aching in my heart And my -pockets full of sand I'm a long ways from home And I missed my loved one so In the early mornin' rain With no place to go Out on runway number nine Big 707 set to go Well I'm out here on the grass Where the pavement never grows Where the liquor tasted good And the women all were fast There she goes my friend She's rolling out at last Hear the mighty engines roar See the silver wing on high She's away and westward bound For above the clouds she flies Where the mornin' rain don't fall And the sun always shines She'll be flying over my home In about three hours time This ol' airport's got me down It's no earthly good to me 'Cause I'm stuck here on the ground Cold and drunk as I might be Can't jump a jet plane Like you can a freight train So I best be on my way In the early mornin' rain So I best be on my way In the early mornin' rain So I best be on my way In the early mornin' rain. Songwriter: GORDON LIGHTFOOT

Some basic definitions from Merriam Webster: Space: a limited extent in one, two, or three dimensions : distance, area, volume. A boundless three-dimensional extent in which objects and events occur and have relative position and direction <infinite space and time> b: physical space independent of what occupies it —called also absolute space. Time: The measured or measurable period during which an action, process, or condition exists or continues : duration b: a non-spatial continuum that is measured in terms of events which succeed another from past through present to future. The point or period when something occurs: occasion. Rate of speed: tempo b: the grouping of the beats of music : rhythm. Finite as contrasted with infinite duration. Causation/Causality: a causal quality or agency. The relation between a cause and its effect or between regularly correlated events or phenomena. Continuum: a coherent whole characterized as a collection, sequence, or progression of values or elements varying by minute degrees From “The Universe in a Nutshell,” by Stephen Hawking: “Any sound scientific theory, whether of time or any other concept, should in my opinion be based on the most workable philosophy of science: the positivist approach put forward by Karl Popper and others. According to this way of thinking, a scientific theory is a mathematical model that describes and codifies the observations we make. A good theory will describe a large range of phenomena on the basis of a few simple postulates and will make definite predictions that can be tested. If the predictions agree with the observations, the theory survives that test, though it can never be proven to be correct. On the other hand, if the observations disagree with the predictions, one has to discard or modify the theory. (At least, that is supposed to happen. In practice, people often question the accuracy of the observations and the reliability and moral character of those making the observations.) If one takes the positivist position, as I do, one cannot say what time actually is. All one can do is describe what has been found to be a very good mathematical model for time and say what predictions it makes.” end quote A contributor to Owl, Dawson Bethrick, Subject: RE: OWL: Objectivism and Time Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 18:23:52 -0800 wrote: “I think what is important about integrating the concept of time is to understand its proper place in the knowledge hierarchy: time is not an irreducible primary, for it presupposes motion (action, causality, etc.), and thus it must presuppose existence (since you cannot have motion, action or causality without something which moves or acts). (See for instance the discussion between Rand and Professors A, B, and E in the Appendix of ITOE, pp. 256-260.) This is not how many philosophers employ the term, however. Many couple the term with space (you've probably heard of "the space-time continuum"), but I think this can be very misleading, at least so far as I have come to understand these terms. David Harriman published an interesting lecture recording called "Physicists Lost in Space," where he discusses the misuse of the concept 'space' (it may be there that he elucidates the distinction about the concept time that I mentioned above, but I'm not sure of that).” end quote In the Ayn Rand Lexicon, Leonard Peikoff wrote, “Time is a measurement of motion; as such it is a type of relationship.” And Ayn Rand wrote in [ITOE, 2nd Ed., p. 56.]: “The units of the concept ‘consciousness’ are every state or process of awareness that one experiences, has ever experienced, or will ever experience (as well as similar units, a similar faculty, which one infers in other living entities). The measurements omitted from axiomatic concepts are all the measurements of all the existents they subsume; what is retained, metaphysically, is only a fundamental fact; what is retained, *epistemologically*, is only one category of measurement, omitting its particulars (time) - i.e., the fundamental fact is retained independent of any particular moment of awareness.” end quote Stephan Hawking observed on page 22 of his tenth anniversary edition of “A Brief History of Time”: “. . . . the theory of relativity put an end to the idea of absolute time! It appeared that each observer must have his own measure of time, as recorded by a clock carried with him, and that identical clocks carried by different observers would not necessarily agree.” end quote An aside from Me: Can we agree that the experience of time passing is Epistemological? It is a subjective measurement and personal feeling that describes events, differences, and changes. Yet, this personal measurement is “Objectively” identifying metaphysical events. “Time” is affected by gravity. Stephan Hawking observed on page 31 of his tenth anniversary edition of “A Brief History of Time”: “In general relativity, bodies always follow straight lines in four - dimensional space – time, but they nevertheless appear to us to move along curved paths in our three - dimensional space. (This is rather like watching an airplane flying over hilly ground. Although it follows a straight line in three – dimensional space, its shadow follows a curved path on the two - dimensional ground.) end quote From Me: To calibrate geo-synchronous positioning satellites in earth orbit, the differences in “the same time” in and out of heavier gravity are required to correctly position objects within feet of their true location. This is one very immediate and practical application of General Relativity. We are affected by the past, which is the nature of Causality, and we can view the past in “our future” because light travels at a constant speed as the Universe expands. We cannot change the past. We cannot view the future. "And that's all I have to say about that." Forrest Gump.

You are wrong. Stephen H. and Albert E.

I don't have time to bring the financial context up to date. --Brant

Mach proved Time-Force Universe.Gonna make sense because the only thing that we don't see is a true vacuum which means that our brains are actually interpreting things Invertedly So movement is actually non movement But spin is an actual phenomenon And qualities are actual phenomenon But logic states that the universe is actually a mesh Upon which each spot There is a well and at the top of the well is the interacting particle.What that means is we have to use 3 tools You use subjectivity You use your senses And you use absolute reality Time force Implies that time is the independent variable So things have an absolute nature this predicts the double slit and single slit experiments This predicts Phonon's going through a vacuum This is based on the metaphysics the thing we don't see is a vacuum So we are a vacuum But based on observation and delineation from that space and time are Inverted And it is our brain which is doing the inversion. So free will exists. Sorry I'm typing this on a tablet I'm going to be doing investigations into this I've already come up with an experiment
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14. ## 2019 Dem Primary Watch

And here's the funniest satire I've seen of the Dem primaries. It's from Prntly. State Farm Cancels Bloomberg’s Life Insurance After Hillary VP Announcement Michael
15. ## 2019 Dem Primary Watch

Does anyone remember when Libertarian nominee for President in the 2016 elections, Gary Johnson, had his Aleppo moment? For those who don't remember, Johnson was being interviewed on TV (MSNBC at that) and they were discussing the Syrian refuge crisis. He was asked what he would do about Aleppo if elected. He asked, "What is Aleppo?" (If you yourself don't know, it's a city in Syria. It was the center of the refugee storm on the Syrian side back then.) The media had a heyday about this. Well, Amy Klobuchar just had her Aleppo moment, except it was with the name of the friggin' President of Mexico, López Obrador. There goes the bulk of the Latino support for her. Michael

The police arrested a man selling “secret formula” tablets he claimed gave eternal youth. It was actually the fifth time he had been caught for committing the same medical fraud. He had been arrested in 1794, 1856, 1928, and 1983. From Reader's Digest

But I thought they were hip and funny . . . oh, I get it. Reverse Psychology!

Man, if this isn't true most of the time. Michael
19. ## your one-stop insult shop Placeholder for GW/CC 'How I got here' thread

RE ATMOSPHERIC CO2: SUMMARY FOR OL READERS Even if we - unreasonably - suppose that humans are responsible for the entire post-industrial increase in atmospheric CO2 concentration, and even if we - unreasonably - suppose that the post-industrial increase in "global mean surface temperature" is entirely caused by increased atmospheric CO2 concentration, there isn't any good reason to worry about the burning of fossil fuels, since the temperature increase has been small (at most about .8 Celsius degrees [1.5 Fahrenheit degrees]), increasing the temperature by the same amount again would require doubling the atmospheric CO2 concentration (which would need burning an awful lot of fossil fuels to accomplish), and meanwhile the increased atmospheric CO2 is beneficial to the plant life on which our lives ultimately depend. In short, atmospheric CO2 alarm is misguided. Now, the warming specifically of the Arctic might be cause for worry. However, the details of CO2-as-driver theory don't do the job of explaining what's happening in the Arctic. The anomaly distribution and warming patterns are discrepant with the theory - giving alarmists another headache (like "the hiatus") to scrabble to find ways to fit into their paradigm. Ellen

Ignore these old postings by me. --Brant
21. ## Trump humor

When I was a boy, I had a disease that required me to eat dirt three times a day in order to survive. It’s a good thing my older brother told me about it. onelinefun.com

Work eight hours and sleep eight hours, and make sure they are not the same eight hours. T. Boone Pickens, businessman.
23. ## Lord of the Rings & Philosophy

There’s some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for. J.R.R. Tolkien