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(   Today is the 100th anniversary of Einstien's Theory of Relativity. Seems like a lot shorter time than that, though   ( divider line 106
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2005-07-01 12:14:51 PM  
Time is relative.
2005-07-01 12:15:19 PM  
It's Einstein, Einstein.
2005-07-01 12:17:02 PM  
Golf Clap!!!
2005-07-01 12:17:16 PM  
2005-07-01 12:18:27 PM  
nicely done, submitter

/runs away
//beause now time is slower for me, so I'll live longer
2005-07-01 12:21:13 PM  
"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen."
2005-07-01 12:21:25 PM  

2005-07-01 12:21:35 PM  
Well, I's only a "theory", it's not like it's fact.

I'm just making fun of those who don't believe in Evolution, and all in good fun. :)
2005-07-01 12:21:44 PM  
This "theory of relativity" is simply a ploy by Satan to deceive mankind.
2005-07-01 12:22:40 PM  
genderwar: Well, I's only a "theory", it's not like it's fact.

Howie Spankowitz: This "theory of relativity" is simply a ploy by Satan to deceive mankind.

Looks like we were thinking the same things.
2005-07-01 12:23:00 PM  

9 seconds apart we had a similar thought. We were meant to be together. Why are you fighting it? Come to Howie.
2005-07-01 12:23:33 PM  
genderwar: Looks like we were thinking the same things.

Howie Spankowitz: 9 seconds apart we had a similar thought.

Ok, seriously, stop repeating me.
2005-07-01 12:24:40 PM  
Bravo submitter
2005-07-01 12:27:46 PM  
genderwar: Ok, seriously, stop repeating me.

Jinx! You owe me a Hot Carl followed by a Glass Bottom Boat, a Romanian Reach Around and a Mexican Donkey Punch. At least that's how I've always played it.
2005-07-01 12:31:48 PM  
Kudos for the headline.
2005-07-01 12:43:06 PM  
Howie Spankowitz:

Jinx! You owe me a Hot Carl followed by a Glass Bottom Boat, a Romanian Reach Around and a Mexican Donkey Punch. At least that's how I've always played it.

I usually just ask for a beer. My life is so pedestrian.

Can you demonstrate a Mexican Donkey Punch on genderwar? I'm unfamiliar with that sexual technique. Unless it's actually punching a mexican donkey, in which case I could teach the class.
2005-07-01 12:47:40 PM  

Here's a link to some newer technology being used to study the theory.

I worked for one of the construction companies that built the thing.

By far the most interesting project I've been involved in.

LIGO (pops)

2005-07-01 12:47:40 PM  
Seriously, Ewww!

Class dismissed.

Have a good holiday weekend.
2005-07-01 12:47:48 PM  
Nice headline, submitter.
2005-07-01 01:02:48 PM  
Playerslight: Can you demonstrate a Mexican Donkey Punch on genderwar?

Well, she's too far away, but let me demonstrate on myself. First, bend over.

*fap fap fap fap fap*

And then, at the point of climax, a vicious punch to the back of the he...
2005-07-01 01:17:44 PM  
2005-07-01 01:22:34 PM  
Thank YOU Mr. Einstein. Some of the the most enjoyable moments of my life were spent playing with the math of Special Relativity, exploring Time Dilation (Lorentz Contraction, Gamma etc.). The first memorable project I ever wrote using C++ was a program to let me explore Special Relativity.

st = et sqr(1-(v/c)^2) aahhh the sheer pleasure of exploring this simple equation was awesome for me.

Special Relativity (and General Relativity) really opened my eyes and gave me a much deeper understanding of our world, our galaxy and our Universe. It helped show me just how much I do not know.

Thank you Mr. Einstein.
2005-07-01 01:58:32 PM  
I liked his hair.
2005-07-01 02:10:31 PM  
Can someone remind me how a^2-b^2=c^ is related to time dilation? I figured it out once but have since forgotten. It has something to do with time running at half speed at .87c.
2005-07-01 02:25:30 PM  
Well said, Submitter.
DAR [TotalFark]
2005-07-01 02:37:03 PM  
Nice headline submitter!
2005-07-01 03:15:43 PM  
Submitter - close but backwards.

time dilates
length contracts
2005-07-01 03:19:08 PM  
Very nice headline
2005-07-01 03:20:38 PM  
Most people don't know that most of Einstein's ideas were not quickly accepted. Relativity and the quantum theory of light were so controversial that he didn't get the Nobel prize on either of them (he got it on explaining the photoelectric effect, without really acknowledging the existence of photons). For a long time discrete particles of light was considered a crackpot idea.
2005-07-01 03:21:19 PM  
Bah. On the moon it's only the 99.99999th anniversary.
2005-07-01 03:21:37 PM  
I'm a getting a headache...

/dejavu all over again...
2005-07-01 03:23:20 PM  
time dilates
length contracts

True... but this headline still contains the idea of Relativity, and hence, rules. You are my Lord and Savior, submitter!!
2005-07-01 03:23:58 PM  
genderwar, Howie Spankowitz

The two of you may have disproved Einstein's theory about how events in two separate locations cannot occur simultaneously.

It's spelled Einstein, not Einstien. What are you doing? Making a mural for a Florida library?!

2005-07-01 03:24:17 PM  
Wait, i thought the theory of relativity was unprovable because that would mean the universe is infinite, not geocentric, and there's no mention of that in the Bible?
2005-07-01 03:26:05 PM  
There once was a girl named Bright,
who could travel faster than light.
She left one day,
in a relative way,
and returned the previous night.
2005-07-01 03:26:37 PM  
Man, these cute and catchy headlines get tiring.

Yes, it's creative, and kudos are likely in order, but damn, I am not sure how much of this I can take!
2005-07-01 03:28:01 PM  

(he got it on explaining the photoelectric effect, without really acknowledging the existence of photons)

in the classical Maxwellian wave theory of light, the average energy carried by an ejected electron should increase with the intensity of the incident light.
experiments showed this was not the case. the energies
of the emitted electrons were in fact independent of
the intensity of the incident light.

Einstein solved the paradox by (explicitly) claiming light is quantized.

now what's really crazy is that, depending on
how you look at it, light is either a particle or a wave.
e.g. diffraction is very much a wave-like effect.
so, both theories are correct in a sense - it depends
on the situation.
but the wave theory cannot describe the photoelectric effect.
2005-07-01 03:28:01 PM  
Witty headline, but you can't win if you misspell the subject's name.
2005-07-01 03:28:07 PM events in two separate locations cannot occur simultaneously as judged by different frames of reference.

There, I corrected it myself -- knowing full well somebody here would have anyways.

And if you WERE going to do that: "NNNNEEEEEEERRRRRDDDD!!!!"
2005-07-01 03:29:11 PM  
Einstein is overrated. We don't need no stinkin theories. We have the Neo-Fascist conservative theocrats led by "Dubya the Great" to tell us what to think and believe.
2005-07-01 03:30:50 PM  
sofla39: Good trolling requires subtlety, which you clearly lack an abundance of.
2005-07-01 03:31:44 PM  
Einstein never appeared in a major league baseball game. That's the real tragedy.
2005-07-01 03:31:53 PM  
How do we go from celebrating the Theory of Relativity to Godwinning Bush in less than 40 posts?
2005-07-01 03:34:07 PM  

Damn you for politicing the thread. Scroll down a few more haedlines to find the Sandra Day O'Conner thread.
2005-07-01 03:34:18 PM  

2005-07-01 03:34:30 PM  
I don't believe in subtlety. It's against my religion.
2005-07-01 03:35:42 PM  
Thanks alot Einstein! Now I go to sleep every night with visions of the entropic effects of doppler shifts upon gravity waves spinning around my brain. Shoulda studied science instead of art...
2005-07-01 03:37:05 PM  
Submitter: That depends on your point of view.
2005-07-01 03:38:19 PM  
Boomslang:Either that or sofla39 was trolling to get everyone to point out what a bad job of trolling he was doing. In which case, you bit.
2005-07-01 03:40:07 PM  

Yes, but he was given the Nobel prize for describing how the photoelectric effect behaved under conditions of changing light frequency and intensity. He, as you said, claimed that it was due to discrete particles of light. However, this claim of his paper remained controversial for a long time, and he did not get the Nobel prize for showing the quantum nature of light.
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