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2014-04-13 09:51:46 PM
The Wall of Forever is my Pink Floyd cover band.
 
2014-04-13 09:52:29 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: He didn't explain why the pendulum never achieves the same position at the end of the swing each time, which would be an important aspect to mention when discussing conservation of energy.


some pendulums never stop moving, if they are long enough.  The motion of the earth keeps the moving.  The Buffalo Science Museum has one of those, it was still moving last time I saw it.
 
2014-04-13 09:52:59 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: He didn't explain why the pendulum never achieves the same position at the end of the swing each time, which would be an important aspect to mention when discussing conservation of energy.


it would in a zero energy loss environment. But we have not gotten to real world physics yet
 
2014-04-13 09:53:04 PM

cameroncrazy1984: I wonder how much that guy got paid to just stand there in a suit.


Stand there in a suit and give come hither looks to Neil.
 
2014-04-13 09:53:42 PM

IronTom: Adolf Oliver Nipples: He didn't explain why the pendulum never achieves the same position at the end of the swing each time, which would be an important aspect to mention when discussing conservation of energy.

some pendulums never stop moving, if they are long enough.  The motion of the earth keeps the moving.  The Buffalo Science Museum has one of those, it was still moving last time I saw it.


Yep, it is. Well, it was last year.
 
2014-04-13 09:54:03 PM

mark12A: Sometimes I look up, and just say: Would betelgeuse PLEASE go Supernova already....
/Yes, I know it already has, and we haven't seen it yet.

GET OUT OF MY HEAD!

/thinks the same thing looking at Orion while walking the dogs


I do the same exact thing! Only one dog, though.
 
2014-04-13 09:54:46 PM
He didn't explain why the pendulum never achieves the same position at the end of the swing each time, which would be an important aspect to mention when discussing conservation of energy.

That's what's frustrating me in this series. He doesn't seem to be completing concepts. Stops just short.
 
2014-04-13 09:55:02 PM

dugitman: Carbon's a slut


It (she) has bonded with nearly everone
 
2014-04-13 09:56:31 PM
I love that damn calendar.
 
2014-04-13 09:56:35 PM
FUNDIE WARNING!

DANGER NEIL TYSON!!  DANGER!!
 
2014-04-13 09:56:56 PM

mark12A: He didn't explain why the pendulum never achieves the same position at the end of the swing each time, which would be an important aspect to mention when discussing conservation of energy.

That's what's frustrating me in this series. He doesn't seem to be completing concepts. Stops just short.


Mr. LeVar Burton is simply following the same pattern that he used on Reading Rainbow: "Don't take my word for it..."
 
2014-04-13 09:57:48 PM

IronTom: Adolf Oliver Nipples: He didn't explain why the pendulum never achieves the same position at the end of the swing each time, which would be an important aspect to mention when discussing conservation of energy.

some pendulums never stop moving, if they are long enough.  The motion of the earth keeps the moving.  The Buffalo Science Museum has one of those, it was still moving last time I saw it.


I may have that wrong, it just changes direction based upon the movement of the Earth I think,  it is a Foucault pendulum
 
2014-04-13 09:58:22 PM
Whoa.

Trillionth of a trillion of a trillionth.

That's gotta be like drinking a full f*cking keg right there.
 
2014-04-13 09:58:26 PM

picodenico: I love that damn calendar.


It's a really great visual image.
 
2014-04-13 09:58:38 PM
EXTREME CLOSE-UP!
 
2014-04-13 09:58:41 PM

Gump2001: it would in a zero energy loss environment. But we have not gotten to real world physics yet


I know that. But such an environment doesn't exist on Earth. He probably ought to have mentioned frictional losses are the reason he didn't get his nose nicked.
 
2014-04-13 09:59:21 PM
Neil just broke out the Orion's Belt from MiB
 
2014-04-13 10:00:10 PM
OK.  I need to eat!  Peace out till next week...I probably won't be here though

Easter and all with my family.
 
2014-04-13 10:00:37 PM

mark12A: Sometimes I look up, and just say: Would betelgeuse PLEASE go Supernova already....
/Yes, I know it already has, and we haven't seen it yet.

GET OUT OF MY HEAD!

/thinks the same thing looking at Orion while walking the dogs

I've seen attack ships on fire off of the shoulder of Orion.
/you people won't believe it.
 
2014-04-13 10:00:56 PM
Ms. Magan, Science Teacher of the Week!

Good night.

/meh episode
//I blame Braga
 
2014-04-13 10:01:14 PM

cameroncrazy1984: It's a really great visual image.


Yup. I've come up with similar things when teaching geology classes. A timeline rope that's 50 feet long, or moveable signs that kids will hold, and then walk a specific amount of steps to demonstrate the time between events.

I've done similar things with a simple astrology tangent in a class as well.
 
2014-04-13 10:01:59 PM
Believers in the Big Bang are like Science fundies.   But what if the Big Bang never happened, just a continuum from something smaller, and what if the whole flipping Universe did not pop out of a big ol' Bang wa ball.  Maybe just a part of the universe, a local clump popped out of a local expansion.

Or maybe it is more awesome than we can imagine, and the BB just sort of explains it for now.
 
2014-04-13 10:02:04 PM
August 31st, my birthday!!!!
 
2014-04-13 10:02:41 PM

cameroncrazy1984: IronTom: Adolf Oliver Nipples: He didn't explain why the pendulum never achieves the same position at the end of the swing each time, which would be an important aspect to mention when discussing conservation of energy.

some pendulums never stop moving, if they are long enough.  The motion of the earth keeps the moving.  The Buffalo Science Museum has one of those, it was still moving last time I saw it.

Yep, it is. Well, it was last year.


The one at the Boston Museum of Science used to lose energy because of those little pegs they set up to let it knock down over the course of the day.  Every time the pendulum knocked a peg over, it slowed down.
 
2014-04-13 10:03:48 PM

geom_00: OK.  I need to eat!  Peace out till next week...I probably won't be here though

Easter and all with my family.


Wow that got here quick.
 
2014-04-13 10:04:00 PM

GRCooper: Johnny Texas: Airing this at the same time as Game of Thrones probably wasn't the smartest thing.

Airing a show every 10 year old should be watching at 9pm isn't that bright either


My son is 10 and we watch together. He's a little cranky in the morning but the curiosity instilled and the discussions we have are worth it in my opinion. He loves science and I try to encourage it.

If he's a little tired for school he's not missing much. All they've done the past couple weeks is review for the OAA (Ohio Achievement Assessment) tests. He does fine in the testing but the preparation takes the fun out of learning.
 
2014-04-13 10:04:25 PM
I love science, but NDT's voice seems to have a very soporific effect on me. Everytime I try to watch, I find myself getting dozy, alcohol would compoind this problem.
 
2014-04-13 10:04:41 PM
TRILLIONTH!
 
2014-04-13 10:04:54 PM

Svlad Cjelli: My son is 10 and we watch together. He's a little cranky in the morning but the curiosity instilled and the discussions we have are worth it in my opinion. He loves science and I try to encourage it.


Nicely done.
 
2014-04-13 10:05:59 PM
Neil's endings need some more dramatic music.  It just sort of ended.
 
2014-04-13 10:06:16 PM

geom_00: Sometimes I look up, and just say: Would betelgeuse PLEASE go Supernova already....

/Yes, I know it already has, and we haven't seen it yet.


As somebody who spends a lot of time at the eyepiece of a telescope, I'd rather it didn't.

When it goes, it'll be like having a Full Moon in the sky constantly for several months.  Pain in the ass for galaxy hunting and just about every other kind of deep-sky observing.
 
2014-04-13 10:08:50 PM
Oh, just so I don't have to ThatIsTheJoke.jpg.  The Earth's movement to keep a Foucault's Pendulum from slowing down.  It just changes the direction of swing slowly over the day.
 
2014-04-13 10:09:41 PM

abhorrent1: Watching for the first time tonight and finding it quite boring. Though I find NDT quite boring in general.


You make sure and tweet that now.
 
2014-04-13 10:09:50 PM
I am still a fan of this series.

For once in a long while, people in charge care about the message rather then the dirty revenue
 
2014-04-13 10:10:16 PM
Okay. Guess I'm not allowed to state my opinion about this show without being accused of being a troll or trying to start a flame war. None of which is true.  They attacked me.
 
2014-04-13 10:11:16 PM

abhorrent1: Okay. Guess I'm not allowed to state my opinion about this show without being accused of being a troll or trying to start a flame war. None of which is true.  They attacked me.


In an environment like this you really expected to not be questioned about your opinion at all?

If you're not trolling, you're just dumb.
 
2014-04-13 10:13:36 PM

abhorrent1: Okay. Guess I'm not allowed to state my opinion about this show without being accused of being a troll or trying to start a flame war. None of which is true.  They attacked me.



Please add your point of view. Please be respectful of others here, but other than that it is all open.
 
2014-04-13 10:14:14 PM
This may be 7the grade science but damn, I was in 7th grade 27 years ago! Sheesh I'm enjoying the science review!

Someone mentioned that they thought NdGT wasn't connecting with people. Harumph, I consider this show my weekly science erotica, the man is giving me the hots!

/intelligence turns me on
 
2014-04-13 10:16:38 PM
a trillionth, of a trillionth, of a trillionth, .000000000000000000000000000000000001
 
2014-04-13 10:16:44 PM

abhorrent1: Okay. Guess I'm not allowed to state my opinion about this show without being accused of being a troll or trying to start a flame war. None of which is true.  They attacked me.


I'm sorry, snowflake.
 
2014-04-13 10:19:09 PM

trekkiecougar: Someone mentioned that they thought NdGT wasn't connecting with people. Harumph, I consider this show my weekly science erotica,


Yup, pretty much.
 
2014-04-13 10:20:35 PM
Isn't Cosmos basically NOVA for a broader audience who has never watched PBS since their Sesame Street days?
 
2014-04-13 10:23:50 PM

Grote-Man: shanrick: I really like the guy who hosts this show, Samuel L Jackson.

Wait. I thought Laurence Fishburn hosted it...


No, it's the other one.
 
2014-04-13 10:30:50 PM

Dimensio: Grote-Man: shanrick: I really like the guy who hosts this show, Samuel L Jackson.

Wait. I thought Laurence Fishburn hosted it...

[static.giantbomb.com image 300x234]

You are both mistaken. It is Jerome "Doc" Louis.

/Tyson stole my bike.


i am pretty certain that it is dr. j.
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-04-13 10:32:16 PM

WhyteRaven74: Democritus' idea of the void, was pretty radical.


I've liked how he's been touching on a lot of what the original series talked about (there was an episode (Ep. 7 - The Backbone of Night, actually) where Dr. Sagan talked about Democritus and Thales), and goes further with things that we've found out since even the updated original series was released on DVD. :)
 
2014-04-13 10:32:56 PM
Now that I think of it, I'm disappointed that I never posted the "We got a badass over here" picture.
 
2014-04-13 10:36:41 PM

crypticsatellite: Welcome to the "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" discussion thread and drinking game!

"Deeper, Deeper, Deeper Still"
Season 1, Episode 6
The episode explores the smallest particles in the universe, where host Neil deGrasse Tyson "hunts for elusive neutrinos and the distant, early universe." The episode features the underground neutrino laboratory, Super-Kamiokande, located underneath Mount Kamioka in Japan.

Tonight's rules:

Neil says:

Billion(s) - big sip
Billions and billions - finish your drink
Neutrino(s) - sip
Cosmos - sip
Universe - sip


Sips? What kind of pussy drinking game is that?
 
2014-04-13 10:37:18 PM

PercyColburn: Grote-Man: shanrick: I really like the guy who hosts this show, Samuel L Jackson.

Wait. I thought Laurence Fishburn hosted it...

No, it's the other one.


You mean Nelson Mandela?

www.theblaze.com
 
2014-04-13 10:38:21 PM
Sure, the guy played Lando Calrissian in Star Wars and that makes him some sort of expert. Bullshiat
 
2014-04-13 10:38:40 PM

IronTom: Believers in the Big Bang are like Science fundies.   But what if the Big Bang never happened, just a continuum from something smaller, and what if the whole flipping Universe did not pop out of a big ol' Bang wa ball.  Maybe just a part of the universe, a local clump popped out of a local expansion.

Or maybe it is more awesome than we can imagine, and the BB just sort of explains it for now.


That's what I think is probably going to come about with the formation of our universe, actually.  That it's more than just a pinpoint at the beginning of time & space, and it came from 'somewhere else', that we can't see.  There are SO many competing theories going around now about it that it's completely mind boggling to contemplate.
 
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