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(Ars Technica)   Science Mad Libs: _____ ______ made of ___ move ____ at ____ percent the speed of _____   (arstechnica.com) divider line 36
    More: Cool, speed of light, Nature Photonics, laws of physics, fiber cables, University of Southampton, optical fibers, silica, ExtremeTech  
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2013-03-27 02:11:07 PM  
Penis-y. Penis. Penis. Penis. 100 Penis. Penis.

/I was never very good at these
 
2013-03-27 02:32:13 PM  
Space Shuttle made of plastic moves at 800 percent the speed of light.
 
2013-03-27 03:11:48 PM  
Gay ninjas made of unicorns move bowels at 40 percent the speed of farts
 
2013-03-27 03:17:54 PM  
Don't Mad Libs belong in the Politics tab?
 
2013-03-27 03:18:35 PM  
Woo hoo! My 100th greenlight! And it only took me seven years and 25 days!!

/I'm gonna buy myself a drink.
//No, I don't have a life.
 
2013-03-27 03:22:07 PM  
Although this wasn't described in the paper, one of the researchers told ExtremeTech that the cable's throughput actually goes up to 73.7Tbps, "using wave division multiplexing (WDM), combined with mode division multiplexing, to transmit three modes of 96 channels of 256Gbps."

www.reactionface.info
 
2013-03-27 03:23:48 PM  
Female drivers made of fat move dangerously at 13 percent the speed of men.
 
2013-03-27 03:24:15 PM  
The glass center is also there to hold the cable's radial symmetry, which is crucial for lowering attenuation. Removing it will allow the dielectric to collapse, making the path collapse to an oval. You'd need a rigid cable to make this work.

/Where do I send my resume?
 
2013-03-27 03:38:58 PM  
1.5 terabits per second, with only the laws of physics slowing it down.

Um, isn't that the only reason anything slows down?
 
2013-03-27 03:43:58 PM  

jigger: 1.5 terabits per second, with only the laws of physics slowing it down.

Um, isn't that the only reason anything slows down?


No, speedcams also work.
 
2013-03-27 04:04:27 PM  

GoldSpider: Don't Mad Libs belong in the Politics tab?


A+ post.
 
2013-03-27 04:05:37 PM  
Slugs made of bananaphones move at i times the speed of treacle.
 
2013-03-27 04:21:52 PM  
Adjective Plural Noun made of Type of Animal move Famous Location at Large Number percent speed of Place
 
2013-03-27 04:24:07 PM  
Ah yes, snowcloning. How nice.
 
2013-03-27 04:32:24 PM  
When implemented, Comcast will offer a service to DOUBLE your current bandwidth...to an amazing 45 MBS...for a mere additional $89 a month!  Call now!

Also Hollywood will go completely insane trying to prevent it, on the assumption that there will never again be any money to be made in digital content, even as they rake in record profits.
 
2013-03-27 04:34:11 PM  
subby's mom?
 
2013-03-27 04:45:17 PM  
Bowel movements made of cheddar move at 0.137% speed of prunes.
 
2013-03-27 05:04:22 PM  

jigger: 1.5 terabits per second, with only the laws of physics slowing it down.

Um, isn't that the only reason anything slows down?


www.comicbookmovie.com
 
2013-03-27 05:41:31 PM  
400 cars made of diamond move wall at tons percent the speed of light
 
2013-03-27 06:01:09 PM  
Call me pedantic, but I'm pretty sure you can't get light to move at anything other than the speed of itself.
 
2013-03-27 06:13:09 PM  

Cybernetic: Woo hoo! My 100th greenlight! And it only took me seven years and 25 days!!

/I'm gonna buy myself a drink.
//No, I don't have a life.


Good work. I only have 60 and I have been here for 10 years. But I don't submit them that much either.
 
2013-03-27 06:16:34 PM  
Green mushrooms made of dog move penis at 10 million percent the speed of underwear.
 
2013-03-27 06:29:01 PM  

namatad: jigger: 1.5 terabits per second, with only the laws of physics slowing it down.

Um, isn't that the only reason anything slows down?

[www.comicbookmovie.com image 800x600]


What's wrong with her face? Looks completely plastic and fake.

/The boobs, thankfully, do not.
 
2013-03-27 06:35:11 PM  
memedepot.com
 
2013-03-27 07:55:47 PM  

Kibbler: When implemented, Comcast will offer a service to DOUBLE your current bandwidth...to an amazing 45 MBS...for a mere additional $89 a month!  Call now!

Also Hollywood will go completely insane trying to prevent it, on the assumption that there will never again be any money to be made in digital content, even as they rake in record profits.


No, even worse...they'll cap it.
 
2013-03-27 08:13:36 PM  

Lokasenna: Call me pedantic, but I'm pretty sure you can't get light to move at anything other than the speed of itself.


Sort of. The speed of light in a medium is proportional to the desnsity of the medium. Think if it as a pinball machine; while the light is moving forwards, it moves at the speed of light, but it keeps bumping into atoms and things, each time moving in a slightly different direction, so by the time it does go by the flippers, it does so much later than it would have otherwise. And the more bumpers you stuff in the space, the longer it takes to make it past the pinwheely bits and through the system.

/ SCIENCE¡
 
2013-03-27 08:17:26 PM  

Lokasenna: Call me pedantic, but I'm pretty sure you can't get light to move at anything other than the speed of itself.


This is why you're a Wal-Mart greeter and not a professional physicist.
 
2013-03-27 08:18:11 PM  
Aw, it's air and not a cable with the atmosphere partially evacuated? So much for my "the Internet of the future will be a series of vacuum tubes" joke.
 
2013-03-27 08:48:25 PM  
Birds come flying at the speed of sound?
 
2013-03-27 09:07:38 PM  

Kibbler: When implemented, Comcast will offer a service to DOUBLE your current bandwidth...to an amazing 45 MBS...for a mere additional $89 a month!  Call now!

Also Hollywood will go completely insane trying to prevent it, on the assumption that there will never again be any money to be made in digital content, even as they rake in record profits.


I understand the point of your post, however, I just signed a two year contract for my company to buy 50/10 from Comcast for $85/mo.

Not super cheap but not bad for uncapped commercial service in the US.
 
2013-03-27 09:30:25 PM  

Corvus: Cybernetic: Woo hoo! My 100th greenlight! And it only took me seven years and 25 days!!

/I'm gonna buy myself a drink.
//No, I don't have a life.

Good work. I only have 60 and I have been here for 10 years. But I don't submit them that much either.


Every time I see your login, I think about the Corvus Constellation that my high school had hooked to a row of Apple II+ and Apple IIe computers back in 1985.

/Yes, I'm old.
 
2013-03-27 10:26:16 PM  

Cybernetic: Woo hoo! My 100th greenlight! And it only took me seven years and 25 days!!

/I'm gonna buy myself a drink.
//No, I don't have a life.


Congrats on the 100! I have a whopping 1... just curious, how many redlight along the way?
 
2013-03-28 12:00:17 AM  
448 redlights in the last 720 days. So probably at least double that (maybe even triple) over the whole seven years.

I used to go months in between greens. Last year I finally found some headline-writing mojo and have been getting several each month. This month has probably been my best ever: 13 so far.
 
2013-03-28 07:12:36 AM  

Cybernetic: 448 redlights in the last 720 days. So probably at least double that (maybe even triple) over the whole seven years.

I used to go months in between greens. Last year I finally found some headline-writing mojo and have been getting several each month. This month has probably been my best ever: 13 so far.


Cool, thx, I feel much better about my 1 for 33 now...lol
My lone green was my second ever submission, and got me thinking greens came pretty easy, but that was nearly two years ago...
 
2013-03-28 07:39:49 AM  

Sim Tree: Lokasenna: Call me pedantic, but I'm pretty sure you can't get light to move at anything other than the speed of itself.

Sort of. The speed of light in a medium is proportional to the desnsity of the medium. Think if it as a pinball machine; while the light is moving forwards, it moves at the speed of light, but it keeps bumping into atoms and things, each time moving in a slightly different direction, so by the time it does go by the flippers, it does so much later than it would have otherwise. And the more bumpers you stuff in the space, the longer it takes to make it past the pinwheely bits and through the system.

/ SCIENCE¡


The point:  *
You:                                                                    *

The article managed to explain that light moves slower in air without clarifying which speed of light the fiber signal was moving at 99% of.
 
2013-03-28 04:25:59 PM  
Science Mad Libs: Smelly battleships made of syringes move noisily at three thousand percent the speed of nachos.
 
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