Re: So gullible
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Well that was an interesting read. A charlatan and a is-he-a-bot-or-an-AI talking nonsense to each other.
When are you actually going to deliver anything StargateSG7? I've been reading your gibberish for years now, and it's always "just a few months" away...
Back in the mists of time, when I was a young'un and things were still in SD, I was sitting in class one day working away when the headmaster poked his head in the door and said to me those fateful words "your mother is on the phone". As some here will remember, in those pre-mobile days these words were code for "someone you love and care for has died and your life will never be the same again" so it was with a sense of trepidation that I made that long walk through the corridors to his office to pick up the receiver.
"It's gone! The whole thing is gone and all I have on the screen is a white page! All my bloody work has gone!"
She had pressed CTRL+N by mistake.
Scott Manley had a great line in one of his recent videos when discussing this matter and addressing the chances of the launch impacting Santa's ability to delivery presents at the right time:
"Don't worry, the James Webb telescope launching on time is just a story we tell our children at Christmas"
A link to the full presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOn2CZWnxxY
I've watched the first 10 minutes - it truly is something to behold. I'm not normally one to comment on someone's appearance but it really does look like they have deliberately made MZ look like Data from TNG - a "meta" commentary on this thing trying to be like the Holodeck?
I can't believe he made it through the presentation with a straight face, and of course there had to be a single-speed fixie in the background at one point...
Back in the days of Exchange 5.5, our mail server would regularly fall over (by design, given that we were on the standard edition which limited the size of the EDB file to some stupidly low limit) because the sales team were hard at work swapping porn videos with their counterparts at the company's main retailers. After speaking to the CEO it was decided to implement content filtering in order to prevent this happening. Cue the Sales Director walking up to my desk, throwing his laptop down telling me that "I can't work like this! You can't stop us doing this - it's not wrong - we're Italian!". They guy was Australian, the company was the Australian arm of an Italian company.
The CFO then got wind of this and asked me if I could export all of the offending files and then delete them, thus freeing up space in the EDB. However, the request was firmly made to burn all of the offending material to a DVD before deleting it, so that he could, erm, "inspect" it all from home.
Those guys had some balls, I tell you.
So it might not have to have been done, but it sounds like it was done. The story is fun, and on the balance of probability it is probably true, so let's just enjoy it for what it is.
I suspect the downvotes are primarily from people who want to read a light-hearted story and not subsequently be lectured on how it should have been done, no matter how creative that lecture is :)
Although 15km/sec is incredibly fast for us small Earthlings, it is only 0.005% of the speed of light, which is far below the speed where any relativistic time dilation would start to have an appreciable affect.
However, it is true that its internal clocks will have been running faster than any on Earth, but that is as a result of it being far away from a gravitational field (in our case Earth's), rather than the speed it is moving at.
The scientific meaning of the word "theory" differs from the generally accepted use of the word. Specifically, a scientific theory is reliable, rigorous and comprehensive (thanks Wiki!) which means it can be accepted as proven through mathematical rigour and consensus within the community. Physical proof is just another element of that rigour. The more general use of the word is analogous with the scientific use of the word "hypothesis". So Einstein's Hypothesis of General Relativity would require proving, through one of a few different ways, be it mathematical or observational, before it could be accepted (amongst the scientific community at least) as a Theory.