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2012-11-12 08:27:03 AM
www.ditl.org

He is not happy about your violation of the Treaty of Algeron.
 
2012-11-12 08:44:07 AM
The scientists were able to cloak a centimeter-scale cylinder and make it completely invisible to microwaves.

Much like the center of that frozen burrito.
 
2012-11-12 08:55:35 AM

Sybarite: The scientists were able to cloak a centimeter-scale cylinder and make it completely invisible to microwaves.

Much like the center of that frozen burrito.


If scientists could hybridize a frozen-centered burrito with a lava-centered Hot Pocket, we might have the perfect microwavable snack.
 
2012-11-12 09:01:38 AM
"I put instant coffee in my microwave and traveled in time" -- Steven Wright
 
2012-11-12 09:07:55 AM
Two researchers from Duke University named David Smith, and Nathan Landy have conducted research that involved reworking how the edges of their microwave cloak lineup to ensure that light passes around the cloak completely with no reflections.

DUKE SUCKS!

/obligatory
 
2012-11-12 09:11:32 AM
Two researchers from Duke University named David Smith, and Nathan Landy have conducted research...

So: 3 guys, 2 named David Smith and one named Nathan Landy?

// how many Bruces on staff?
// this is why commas are important
// also editors
 
2012-11-12 09:12:10 AM
"Well, I've got to write an article about how something looks... Should I include a picture? Nah!"

Fark you, "journalist."

/Crappy stock images don't count.
 
2012-11-12 09:12:54 AM
I don't know why the big deal is, I cloak stuff all of the time. I grab a cloak, throw it over the object, BAM - its cloaked!
 
2012-11-12 09:26:10 AM
i48.tinypic.com


OH WOW GOODIE FOR YOUUUU!!!

if only they could make that inane article invisible
 
2012-11-12 09:30:52 AM

Cythraul: [www.ditl.org image 550x412]

He is not happy about your violation of the Treaty of Algeron.


deadcityradio.org

Is all too happy to violate the Treaty of Algeron.
 
2012-11-12 10:00:34 AM

DarkSoulNoHope: Cythraul: [www.ditl.org image 550x412]

He is not happy about your violation of the Treaty of Algeron.

[deadcityradio.org image 640x505]

Is all too happy to violate the Treaty of Algeron.


That is what happens when you try to tell him what he can't do.
 
2012-11-12 10:00:35 AM
Too bad they can't find it now.
 
2012-11-12 10:09:50 AM
*golf clap* @ headline
 
2012-11-12 10:14:59 AM

WorkingInParadise: Sybarite: The scientists were able to cloak a centimeter-scale cylinder and make it completely invisible to microwaves.

Much like the center of that frozen burrito.

If scientists could hybridize a frozen-centered burrito with a lava-centered Hot Pocket, we might have the perfect microwavable snack.


gemakei.com
 
2012-11-12 11:32:50 AM
I don't see what you did there.
 
2012-11-12 12:06:38 PM
So they claimed to make a small object invisible to an invisible spectrum of light.
 
2012-11-12 12:35:18 PM

herrDrFarkenstein: So they claimed to make a small object invisible to an invisible spectrum of light.


Do microwaves really count as "light"? I always thought of them more as radio wave emissions. I mean, has anyone ever successfully created a MASER?

WorkingInParadise: Sybarite: The scientists were able to cloak a centimeter-scale cylinder and make it completely invisible to microwaves.

Much like the center of that frozen burrito.

If scientists could hybridize a frozen-centered burrito with a lava-centered Hot Pocket, we might have the perfect microwavable snack.


*Sigh* I came here to crack a joke about making Hot Pocket packages that would reduce the likelihood of their centers reaching temperatures approaching that of Satan's anus after a Taco Bell binge, but I should have known that someone would beat me to it.

Still no word on when they could ever make a meta-material that is nearly or completely invisible to visible light?

FTA: "The scientists say this is akin to being able to see a playing card when looking at its flat surface, but not being able to see it when it's looked at from the side."

WTF does that mean?? that description amounts to reducing a visibly three dimensional object to a two-dimensional one turned to a 90° angle from true, rendering it "invisible" if only because the plane is out of alignment... does that make any sense to anyone else? What, are they rendering microwaves reflected into another dimension, so they never come back to be "seen"?
 
2012-11-12 12:37:01 PM

herrDrFarkenstein: So they claimed to make a small object invisible to an invisible spectrum of light.


Yes, i expected to feel a lot more impressed than I do. Actually, I don't feel impressed one whit.
 
2012-11-12 12:52:26 PM
It would have been much easier to paint it an obscene shade of purple and applied an SEP field. You could power it for centuries with a 9 volt battery.
 
2012-11-12 01:31:41 PM
Once refined, they'll make condoms using the same method so they'll never see 'em coming.
 
2012-11-12 01:41:13 PM

Burr: DarkSoulNoHope: Cythraul: [www.ditl.org image 550x412]

He is not happy about your violation of the Treaty of Algeron.

[deadcityradio.org image 640x505]

Is all too happy to violate the Treaty of Algeron.

That is what happens when you try to tell him what he can't do.


Everyone else just Lost... Locke the thread.
 
2012-11-12 01:58:54 PM
will it help in the upcoming hedron war?
 
2012-11-12 02:24:17 PM
smurfdok.files.wordpress.com

Is not impressed.
 
2012-11-12 03:38:07 PM
yeah, so it's not invisible. if a microwave can't see it, but I can, then that thing is not invisible. This is not a cloaking device.
 
2012-11-12 05:08:46 PM

frepnog: yeah, so it's not invisible. if a microwave can't see it, but I can, then that thing is not invisible. This is not a cloaking device.


If you are looking for something with a microwave radar it is invisible. Some interesting info would be the bandwidth of the invisibility.
 
2012-11-12 05:55:41 PM

Cythraul: He is not happy about your violation of the Treaty of Algeron.


Fortunately the people affected by the Treaty of Algeron will just get stupid again, opening them up to attack.
 
2012-11-12 08:29:42 PM
So, they painted it pink and put up a basic Somebody Else's Problem field generator?

/dnrtfa
 
2012-11-12 09:45:56 PM

Faddy: frepnog: yeah, so it's not invisible. if a microwave can't see it, but I can, then that thing is not invisible. This is not a cloaking device.

If you are looking for something with a microwave radar it is invisible. Some interesting info would be the bandwidth of the invisibility.


Yeah, but the word for that is stealth. Invisible is a word with a meaning, sort of like lots of other words that also have meanings. The meaning of invisible is that it cannot be seen. If something can be seen, but not detected with equipment, then it is stealthed.
 
2012-11-12 10:47:11 PM

wildcardjack: It would have been much easier to paint it an obscene shade of purple and applied an SEP field. You could power it for centuries with a 9 volt battery.


Came for the Hitch-Hiker reference, leaving froody.
 
2012-11-13 12:12:08 AM

Cythraul: [www.ditl.org image 550x412]

He is not happy about your violation of the Treaty of Algeron.


Wait, isn't this the wrong character? Just last week I saw the episode "The Defector" on TV, and recognize the guy in the picture. The Algeron treaty violation thing was from "The Pegasus" a few seasons later.

/don't even consider myself a Star Trek geek
 
2012-11-13 08:16:48 AM

cyberspacedout: Cythraul: [www.ditl.org image 550x412]

He is not happy about your violation of the Treaty of Algeron.

Wait, isn't this the wrong character? Just last week I saw the episode "The Defector" on TV, and recognize the guy in the picture. The Algeron treaty violation thing was from "The Pegasus" a few seasons later.

/don't even consider myself a Star Trek geek


It's been so many years since I've seen a 'Romulan' episode of TNG, I can't remember which Romulan characters are which. I just did a GIS and picked the first Romulan I could find.
 
2012-11-13 10:10:48 PM

WorkingInParadise: Sybarite: The scientists were able to cloak a centimeter-scale cylinder and make it completely invisible to microwaves.

Much like the center of that frozen burrito.

If scientists could hybridize a frozen-centered burrito with a lava-centered Hot Pocket, we might have the perfect microwavable snack.


Or the perfect weapon... *cough* I mean, snack, yes... snack
 
2012-11-14 12:27:48 AM

DarkSoulNoHope: Cythraul: [www.ditl.org image 550x412]

He is not happy about your violation of the Treaty of Algeron.

[deadcityradio.org image 640x505]

Is all too happy to violate the Treaty of Algeron.


Don't tell him what he can't do.
 
2012-11-15 07:33:44 AM
somebody wake me up when they can do this with visible light...
 
2012-11-15 09:51:43 PM

Maul555: somebody wake me up when they can do this with visible light...


Only after we've cloaked your alarm clock so you can't find it to turn it off.
 
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