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[#] Mon Oct 31 2011 17:25:49 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Ok, so the neutrinos were not actually traveling faster than light because their measurements were not accurate.

So why don't they just use the same equipment in the same locations to measure the traveling time of *light* as a reference? It seems that this would have been the very first thing to do -- calibrate the equipment and "tare" it to C.

[#] Mon Oct 31 2011 17:51:31 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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Their measurements were accurate but they forgot to take into account the effects of special relativity when deriving the actual distance traveled. If they had measured the speed of light (via measurements of a radio wave from lab A to lab B, say), using the same clock as a reference (the same GPS satellite they used), and make the same calculation error, they would have seen that light was travelling faster than light, which would have clued them into their mistake much sooner.

[#] Wed Nov 02 2011 05:26:56 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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well, at first their message read, help, we're searching for the error but don't find it. if, we've found something to travel faster than light...



[#] Tue Nov 22 2011 22:28:53 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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So it's "this is faster than light ... for moderately low values of c"

[#] Wed Nov 23 2011 15:40:40 EST from Spell Binder @ Uncensored

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Through a mountain or any other relatively opaque object, the value is c is definitely lower. :P

[#] Tue Jun 11 2013 01:08:04 EDT from Brian Fahrlander @ Uncensored

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For many years I used to grab ONE episode of Andromeda, kinda the way I'd see one Herculese or Xena episode. I never really go the chance to ENJOY IT as a whole piece. I was missing something special.

Andromeda was from the same guy as Star Trek, but was put into production around the time of his death. Majel, the famous voice of every Star Trek computer and his wife, produced the show.

What makes it different? Lotsa things.

- "Real Sci-Fi". Arguable. There are things like space elevators, tesseract teleporting, and despite being a non-silent universe, they do a good job of keeping the science accurate. Even bring up the equations a couple of times.


- "Non-episodic". It's the story of a guy stuck on the edge of a black hole for 300 years, trying to re-install his much-loved "Commonwealth" of planets, but they FAIL SEVERAL TIMES. One time they all nearly die, but they're saved at the last moment and thrown into a "pocket universe". They have to start over.

- Real aliens. Not just other humans, in hats.

- Lexa Doig. So much better than Spock, anywhere. Better than Data. Sexier then any of them, yet SO VERY CLASSY in how she'd go about the business of being a far-future interface to the starship. Great job, Lexa!

- They try actually DIFFERENT things. Like five different aliens who are dots-of-light that weave a star-chart among themselves. Like a race of men built on the sadly ineffective Nietzscheans. What would a race of humans be like, if YOU made them?

I've been lucky enough to download the whole series. I sleep to it, at night. Through XBMC it allows me to watch them in rotation, so I'm never both asleep AND bored. :>


If you overlooked this, actual sci-fi, maybe you should join a torrent and start enjoying with me!

[#] Wed Jun 19 2013 10:41:44 EDT from athos-mn @ Uncensored

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Like a lot of Majel Barret productions, Andromeda was a bit inconsistent, and tried to reinvent it self a couple times. It was better more times than it was not; and ultimately ended not because it was canceled or unpopular (or not popular enough to be syndicated), but because the studio was going out of business.

I would have rather seen a second season Total Recall 2070, myself.

[#] Wed Jun 19 2013 15:19:31 EDT from vince-q @ Uncensored

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Perhaps the major cinematic/sci-fi disappointment of my adult life has been that no studio, no screen writer, has seen fit to rise to the challenge of putting on the screen one of the finest novels of its type ever written:

A CANTICLE FOR LEIBOWITZ
Walter Miller, Jr. 1960

[#] Wed Jul 10 2013 20:15:34 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Sorry, they only do "franchises" now.

[#] Fri Jul 12 2013 15:56:45 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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OMG. I just found out about "Sharknado" today, and it was already played last night.

When is it going to be on again?

[#] Fri Jul 12 2013 21:54:54 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I've been seeing a lot of references to Sharknado, but I know little to nothing about it. Although the little I've seen of it seems... silly.

[#] Fri Jul 12 2013 22:43:41 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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Anything involving flying sharks is OK by me.

[#] Sat Jul 13 2013 01:52:03 EDT from ax25 @ Uncensored

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Just heard a bit of Sharknado on the wireless (CBC from Winnipeg), but switched it off as the premise sounded a bit silly, so I am in the dark as well.



[#] Sat Jul 13 2013 05:29:54 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Finally saw a trailer for it.

The only thing it seems to be missing are the full-screen graphics of 'bamm', 'ouchie', 'biff' like the old live-action Batman television series.

There is no way SiFi could play this in a serious fashion. It's completely absurd.

[#] Sat Jul 13 2013 11:29:57 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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It's a direct-to-tv low budget movie commissioned by SyFy to fill airtime on their channel (I really shouldn't have posted it here, because SyFy doesn't really have anything to do with Science Fiction anymore).  Both the premise and the film itself are so outlandishly ridiculous, that it turned into an instant cult classic.  The twitterverse went crazy for it.

The basic idea is this: an unprecedented hurricane sweeps the coast due to global warming (this is fiction, remember) and the storm captures thousands of very large, very aggressive, man-eating sharks.  When the storm makes landfall in Santa Monica, it spins off a bunch of very large tornadoes, which are now full of these sharks.  The rest of the film involves the story of our fearless protagonist defending everyone against these tornadoes which are constantly flinging sharks at everyone.  The sharks are flung, of course, directly at people, fully alive and well, with their mouths wide open and ready to eat someone.

It's full of completely plausible scenes, such as this lovely one where our hero grabs a chainsaw just prior to being eaten by a shark, and then cuts himself out.

Like I said ... completely plausible.  :)   Instant cult classic.  It will air again on Thursday.  Don't miss it!



[#] Sat Jul 13 2013 21:39:06 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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fleep, Batman had Bat shark repellent.

[#] Mon Jul 15 2013 07:35:03 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Oh, that's right! Even more fitting!

[#] Sun Oct 20 2013 15:28:28 EDT from Vladimir Chernyshev @ Uncensored

Subject: Локаль как?

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Локаль как?

 



[#] Sun Oct 20 2013 15:28:58 EDT from Vladimir Chernyshev @ Uncensored

Subject: Re: Локаль как?

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Вроде работает...

А перевод?



[#] Sun Oct 20 2013 16:46:55 EDT from Sig @ Uncensored

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Interestingly, it translates the cyrillic in one subject line, but not
the other.