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2013-12-12 02:06:02 PM
15 votes:

DerAppie: Didn't we already have a thread or two about this?


This is a new facet
2013-12-12 01:14:07 PM
6 votes:
I think I have on of those in my dice bag.
2013-12-12 02:17:38 PM
4 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: nmrsnr: I'm cautiously optimistic that this thing will actually lead to new ways of thinking about/understanding/teaching particle physics, similar to how Feynman diagrams simplified and made abstract concepts more concrete.

Theoretical physicists are more conservative and resistant to change than any known force in the universe.


I was going to ask how you came to that conclusion, but I decided it didn't matter.
2013-12-12 02:06:16 PM
4 votes:

nmrsnr: I'm cautiously optimistic that this thing will actually lead to new ways of thinking about/understanding/teaching particle physics, similar to how Feynman diagrams simplified and made abstract concepts more concrete.


Oh yeah.  Feynman Diagrams really cleared things up for me.
2013-12-12 04:16:40 PM
3 votes:
Aliens:  Wow!  Look at you guys.  You've really come a long way.  How did you do it?

Us: Well, we derived a mathematical model of the universe.

Aliens:  Oh.  Math.  We tried that.  Turns out it's ultimately a dead end.
2013-12-12 03:55:01 PM
3 votes:
I reject this headline, and submit "hexanitrohexaazaisowurtzitane" as the new word of the day.
2013-12-12 02:06:17 PM
3 votes:

nmrsnr: I'm cautiously optimistic that this thing will actually lead to new ways of thinking about/understanding/teaching particle physics, similar to how Feynman diagrams simplified and made abstract concepts more concrete.


Theoretical physicists are more conservative and resistant to change than any known force in the universe.
2013-12-12 04:24:32 PM
2 votes:
So then...this guy had it right?

www.timecube.com
2013-12-12 04:21:59 PM
2 votes:

BafflerMeal: Aliens:  Wow!  Look at you guys.  You've really come a long way.  How did you do it?

Us: Well, we derived a mathematical model of the universe.

Aliens:  Oh.  Math.  We tried that.  Turns out it's ultimately a dead end.


this isn't normal
on math, it is
2013-12-12 03:56:53 PM
2 votes:
First paragraph: Physicists reported this week the discovery of a jewel-like geometric object that dramatically simplifies calculations of particle interactions and challenges the notion that space and time are fundamental components of reality.


i.imgflip.com
Well... fark.
2013-12-12 03:52:16 PM
2 votes:

chumboobler: I am still in the anti "time" camp. I think it should be decay of solvency. Time is a fictional thing that man made up to track things.  Time exists, but not as time as we know it.  It is all about decay of bonds in molecules and those vary wildly depending on the molecule involved...... If we give up time as an absolute, we will progress. It varies greatly depending on what and where you are.


When the Sun shines upon Earth, 2 - major Time points are created on opposite sides of Earth - known as Midday and Midnight. Where the 2 major Time forces join, synergy creates 2 new minor Time points we recognize as Sunup and Sundown.
2013-12-12 03:30:49 PM
2 votes:
*explodingheadscanners.jpg*

This is why I majored in music and literature.
2013-12-12 03:21:31 PM
2 votes:
Turtles. Turtles all the way down.
2013-12-12 05:18:46 PM
1 votes:

chumboobler: I am still in the anti "time" camp. I think it should be decay of solvency. Time is a fictional thing that man made up to track things.


Time is an illusion.  Lunchtime doubly so.
2013-12-12 04:35:30 PM
1 votes:
So...... is this a breakthrough that I should wish I was fully able to understand or should it be dismissed as witchcraft of some kind?
2013-12-12 04:30:22 PM
1 votes:
Does anyone have a link to the English-language version of that article?
2013-12-12 04:26:28 PM
1 votes:

BafflerMeal: [assets1.ignimgs.com image 850x478]


They brought back the original costume:
i.imgur.com
2013-12-12 04:16:39 PM
1 votes:

Iknhaton: nmrsnr: I'm cautiously optimistic that this thing will actually lead to new ways of thinking about/understanding/teaching particle physics, similar to how Feynman diagrams simplified and made abstract concepts more concrete.

Oh yeah.  Feynman Diagrams really cleared things up for me.


When I was in the Scouts, we used them to build a bridge and sail across the Sea of Detroit.
2013-12-12 04:11:06 PM
1 votes:

Summer Glau's Love Slave: That's a made up word said the straight man.

/Countdown to cromulence in 3... 2... 1...


I read the original article printed several months ago, and it was perfectly cromulent.  The analysis of that article was even more cromulent than the original article, though some aspects of it seemed a bit simplified for my taste.
2013-12-12 03:43:36 PM
1 votes:
It's the stuff that dreams are made of.
2013-12-12 03:35:08 PM
1 votes:
Hear about the string theorist caught by his wife with another woman? "I can explain everything."
2013-12-12 02:28:31 PM
1 votes:
assets1.ignimgs.com
2013-12-12 02:09:50 PM
1 votes:

scarmig: DerAppie: Didn't we already have a thread or two about this?

This is a new facet


What you did there...
 
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