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2015-02-09 9:08:40 PM  

Gyro the Greek Sandwich Pirate: As published in the noted scientific journal The Daily Mail.


In the future, it's highly regarded, particularly the scientist profiles they publish on page 3.
 
2015-02-09 9:10:57 PM  

FourDirections: ytiralugnis eht hcaer lliw ydaerla evah ew dna emit gnol a rof no gniog neeb sah sihT


In a thousand years, Gandahar was destroyed, and and all its people massacred. A thousand years ago, Gandahar will be saved, and what can't be avoided will be.
 
2015-02-09 9:15:39 PM  

DubtodaIll: This provides just as much evidence that humans possess the ability to consciously affect matter as it does for time travel.


There should be be a mathematical description of paying attention to, decisions, observations, etc.

What happens if two people examine a particle simultaneously?

Why does the corner of the kitchen counter by the coffee machine smell like nutmeg?
 
2015-02-10 8:23:54 AM  
Will quantum physics rip off pensioners?
 
2015-02-10 8:35:54 AM  
I am so glad I took Quantum Mechanics 30 years ago...when it still sort of, almost made sense. But I guess not understanding it now means I didn't know it then, or maybe I did.
 
2015-02-10 8:45:51 AM  
ce headline, subby. Ni
 
2015-02-10 8:53:33 AM  
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2015-02-10 9:01:18 AM  
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2015-02-10 9:05:25 AM  
As published in the noted scientific journal The Daily Mail.
 
2015-02-10 9:08:39 AM  
ytiralugnis eht hcaer lliw ydaerla evah ew dna emit gnol a rof no gniog neeb sah sihT
 
2015-02-10 9:08:47 AM  
What happened, happened.
 
2015-02-10 9:09:14 AM  
Maybe into the future...but the past, nah.
 
2015-02-10 9:09:48 AM  
This provides just as much evidence that humans possess the ability to consciously affect matter as it does for time travel.
 
2015-02-10 9:11:48 AM  
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2015-02-10 9:12:33 AM  
Is this a repeat?
 
2015-02-10 9:12:45 AM  
Boobies!
 
2015-02-10 9:12:47 AM  
One huge factor though is we are limited by human perception of the whole thing. It may be reasonable that we simply do not have the ability to conceive of states outside of our linear and temporal existence.
 
2015-02-10 9:15:16 AM  
Scientists probed the quantum mechanical properties of single particles
The particles don't have a fixed state until they are observed by scientist
Study found knowing future outcome of particle also changes initial state
They believe particles change their state due to scientist's knowledge
This suggests that time could runs both backwards and forwards
If this proves true, it could mean that we're doing now has been influenced by the decision made by a future version of us, the study claims

 

I see no reason to believe this was somehow wildly misunderstood or misreported by the Daily Mail.
 
2015-02-10 9:15:44 AM  
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2015-02-10 9:15:44 AM  
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Flobadob, blib blob bleeb.
 
2015-02-10 9:15:54 AM  
Boobies
Last post
 
2015-02-10 9:17:10 AM  
Good job on the headline. Don't know the entire details, but that article is written horribly regarding the subject.
 
2015-02-10 9:20:17 AM  
wat

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2015-02-10 9:20:26 AM  
I think reading this article just now is the cause of all that time I spent getting high in college twenty years ago.
 
2015-02-10 9:22:19 AM  
This thread should run backwards
 
2015-02-10 9:24:59 AM  
Heck, just fly into a wormhole and grab the chicken puppet.
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2015-02-10 9:27:09 AM  

KingKauff: This thread should run backwards


It is moving backwards. Or maybe I'm moving backwards through time and the thread is moving forward? Eh, it's all relative.
 
2015-02-10 9:27:25 AM  
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2015-02-10 9:28:39 AM  
They proposed that at the moment of the Big Bang (illustrated), a 'mirror universe' to our own was created that moves in the opposite direction through time - and intelligent beings in each one would perceive the other to be moving backwards

Been done. Or, if you prefer, will be done.
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2015-02-10 9:30:55 AM  
Boobies!
 
2015-02-10 9:31:25 AM  
It worked!

 
2015-02-10 9:31:32 AM  
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Not for everyone.
 
2015-02-10 9:32:17 AM  
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2015-02-10 9:33:10 AM  

tlenon: One huge factor though is we are limited by human perception of the whole thing. It may be reasonable that we simply do not have the ability to conceive of states outside of our linear and temporal existence.


Yea, it would be a nonconceptual state of unconditioned existence, not limited or held within time or space. But time and space, our universe and even all experiences...would be occurring within that unchanging 'state'.
 
2015-02-10 9:34:03 AM  
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2015-02-10 9:35:41 AM  

physt: It worked!


I'm going to change my user name to physt and then go back in time and post on Fark!!
 
2015-02-10 9:36:48 AM  
Is someone going to post the winning Powerball numbers for tomorrow? I know one of you bastards has them.
 
2015-02-10 9:37:26 AM  
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Heck, I'm just excited all the old episodes are on Hulu+
 
2015-02-10 9:40:43 AM  
I'm going to see if I can time travel in fark thread. Hang on...
 
2015-02-10 9:41:02 AM  
honestly, the really tough part about time travel will be sorting out the proper grammar, especially when you've run into yourself.
 
2015-02-10 9:41:49 AM  
Death comes to all who wait.
 
2015-02-10 9:43:22 AM  
Does that mean we'll get better whiskey sooner?
 
2015-02-10 9:44:23 AM  
Ha! perfect opportunity to re-post my transcription of a song:

Back in yonder's world

Standing like old sentinels of some long and bygone war,
a gateway of cedar trees from home leads afar.
They say the clocks run backward,
time's banners, they stand furled.
And yesterday's tomorrow,
Back in Yonder's world.

As I awoke one morning in a ditch beside the way,
Drowned in demonic dreams and the wine of yesterday.
Thinking on my wasted life did my spirit go,
when a team of horses I did spy comin' over the road.
"Where are you travelin' sir?" I did inquire.
"Where is your wagon bound, and are you for hire?"
"Your clothes are all ragged, your shoes they are worn.
Why do you gaze on me with amusement and scorn?"
"I've traveled through the swamps my boy, and the mountains rusty red.
Up and across the great high plains my journey it has led.
Turn yourself around my boy, in the strength of your youth.
Set not upon the road of lies, but the pathway of truth."
[Guitar solo]
"We meet upon this rutted road in the grey light of day.
I'm traveling up and across the fields, you're going the wrong way."
Then speaking to his horses and lifting up the reins,
He drove between the twisted trees with a jingling of the chains.
To the summit of that grassy hill so swiftly I did go,
and gazed across the raged brush to the dusty road below.
The wagon and the tired old man nowhere could I see,
and I wondered if his yonder's world was called "Eternity".

Standing like old sentinels of some long and bygone war,
a gateway of cedar trees from home leads afar.
They say the clocks run backward,
time's banners, they stand furled.
And yesterday's tomorrow,
Back in Yonder's world.

Yes, the clocks they all run backward,
Time's banners, they stand furled.
And a man might live forever,
back in Yonder's world.


/reposted from an old fark thread as other transcriptions don't seem to exist.
 
2015-02-10 9:44:41 AM  
submtted ths wth a better headlne tomorrow.
 
2015-02-10 9:46:34 AM  
So, Daily Mail is science fail, let's see what they're actually blathering on about. Ah, here we go.

PhysNow has a good article: In the Feb. 13 issue of Physical Review Letters, Kater Murch describes a way to narrow the odds. By combining information about a quantum system's evolution after a target time with information about its evolution up to that time, his lab was able to narrow the odds of correctly guessing the state of the two-state system from 50-50 to 90-10.

Basically, this guy takes weak measurements of a qubit, takes a strong measurement but doesn't look at it, then takes weak measurements after the strong measurement, and could predict the results of the strong measurement 90% of the time. It's like a card trick where the magician shuffles the deck, has you draw a card and put it back in the deck without him looking, then shuffles again and says "Is that your card?" Except in this case, the card is the quantum state of a qubit, and the magician is a physicist who gets it right 90% of the time.
Pretty impressive, but nobody's in any danger of violating IATT Bulletin 1147 any time soon.
 
2015-02-10 9:47:28 AM  
FTA: "Professor Murch told Dailymail.com that it's as if you left your keys somewhere in the house, but couldn't remember where. In the quantum world, they could exist in every room of the house simultaneously.
When you eventually find them in the kitchen, in the classical world it is clear that they were there all along,"

No....they didn't exist until you found them.
 
2015-02-10 9:47:54 AM  
Don't worry guys. This picture will explain everything.
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2015-02-10 9:49:10 AM  
Daily Mail? I will wait confirmation by Dr. Sheldon Cooper on a special episode of the Big Bang Theory.
 
2015-02-10 9:49:48 AM  
...so we're that much closer to the "instant home movies" thing introduced in Spaceballs?
 
2015-02-10 9:52:35 AM  

phyrkrakr: So, Daily Mail is science fail, let's see what they're actually blathering on about. Ah, here we go.

PhysNow has a good article: In the Feb. 13 issue of Physical Review Letters, Kater Murch describes a way to narrow the odds. By combining information about a quantum system's evolution after a target time with information about its evolution up to that time, his lab was able to narrow the odds of correctly guessing the state of the two-state system from 50-50 to 90-10.

Basically, this guy takes weak measurements of a qubit, takes a strong measurement but doesn't look at it, then takes weak measurements after the strong measurement, and could predict the results of the strong measurement 90% of the time. It's like a card trick where the magician shuffles the deck, has you draw a card and put it back in the deck without him looking, then shuffles again and says "Is that your card?" Except in this case, the card is the quantum state of a qubit, and the magician is a physicist who gets it right 90% of the time.
Pretty impressive, but nobody's in any danger of violating IATT Bulletin 1147 any time soon.


So there's no possibility I will ever be able to tell my younger self not to marry my ex?
 
2015-02-10 9:52:49 AM  
I love this thread so much.
 
2015-02-10 9:57:57 AM  

chubby muppet: [img.fark.net image 245x206]


That will probably be the funniest thing I'll see all day.  Thanks.
 
2015-02-10 9:59:14 AM  
.siht si os looc.
 
2015-02-10 10:01:46 AM  
Does it bug anyone else when mainstream news articles about quantum mechanics try to apply rules in the quantum world to human experience terms? It really really annoys me.
 
2015-02-10 10:01:51 AM  
This thread is blowing my mind... Some of you farkers seem to actually be time travelling.

I am so confused!
 
2015-02-10 10:04:50 AM  
Prof Murch: Time can run backwards?

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"We wanted to see if you had the ability to expand your mind and your horizons. And for one brief moment, you did."
 
2015-02-10 10:08:40 AM  
Am I the only person here getting tried of links that are repeats from next week?  Come on mods!
 
2015-02-10 10:08:41 AM  
I am emotionally tepid about this thread.  But, if you read my post hard enough, I might like this thread more...or less.  Come back to me an hour ago, I'll let you know.  But, you already knew that, didn't you?  WAIT!  Don't answer that.  I already know what you said.  The cat is dead.  LONG LIVED THE CAT.
 
2015-02-10 10:10:20 AM  
I love when Fark starts farking with things.
 
2015-02-10 10:12:21 AM  
I will post this with a better headline.
 
2015-02-10 10:16:02 AM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: submtted ths wth a better headlne tomorrow.


Already shook tiny fist at you.
 
2015-02-10 10:16:37 AM  
FTA-"If this proves true, it could mean that we're doing now has been influenced by the decision made by a future version of us, the study claims"

Wait till I get ahold of that son of a biatch!
 
2015-02-10 10:16:53 AM  

wingnut396: Am I the only person here getting tried of links that are repeats from next week?  Come on mods!


Admins are responsible for pre-peats.  Moderators are here to punish thought crime.
 
2015-02-10 10:18:28 AM  
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2015-02-10 10:21:41 AM  
This doesn't look like it has anything to do with time travel, nor does it prove the existence of time (as defined by the physical persistence of past and future states of the universe in parallel to the current one).

And the theory that quantum particles exist as probabilities until they are required to actualize a state isn't anything new.  What is new is that the article seems to be arguing that human expectation of what that actualized state should be influences the state selected.

Which may or may not be true; could be all they've proved is that they are bad at statistics.
 
2015-02-10 10:21:52 AM  
Since this has NEVER been posted before, ever, as of submitting this 200 years ago:

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2015-02-10 10:25:51 AM  

KingKauff: FourDirections: ytiralugnis eht hcaer lliw ydaerla evah ew dna emit gnol a rof no gniog neeb sah sihT

In a thousand years, Gandahar was destroyed, and and all its people massacred. A thousand years ago, Gandahar will be saved, and what can't be avoided will be.


Nice.
 
2015-02-10 10:25:53 AM  
So Achilles and a Tortoise race into a bar. The Tortoise orders drinks, one for itself and one for Achilles. When the bartender asks why it's ordering for Achiless, the Tortoise replies: "He'll tell you when he gets here!"

So yeah, I'm looking forward to when the modern 'paradoxes' of QM are explicable by reference to middle-school math like integral calculus.
 
2015-02-10 10:28:12 AM  
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2015-02-10 10:30:30 AM  

wingnut396: Am I the only person here getting tried of links that are repeats from next week?  Come on mods!


Not our fault. The admins that green the links and the mods that let us know about repeats are on totally different timelines until Thursday because Drew is still hung over from next week.
 
2015-02-10 10:32:20 AM  
this.
 
2015-02-10 10:33:07 AM  
hurts from
 
2015-02-10 10:34:02 AM  
My head hurts
 
2015-02-10 10:35:47 AM  

phyrkrakr: PhysNow has a good article: In the Feb. 13 issue of Physical Review Letters


Match, Set, Game, eggheads.
 
2015-02-10 10:36:04 AM  
You are not moving through time.  Time is moving through you.
 
2015-02-10 10:39:04 AM  
Looks like the Modmins are having fun with the submission time stamps.

Wait, this thread DOESN'T EVEN EXIST YET!
 
2015-02-10 10:42:25 AM  
James P Hogan wrote about this in the 70's, I think in The Genesis Machine.  Basically, as soon as you send something back in time, all future universes disappear.  This was natures way of preventing paradoxes.  The uncertainty principle still applies, and the altered past may not resemble the future you intend.  A good read.
 
2015-02-10 10:44:57 AM  
How I feel after reading TFA:
 
2015-02-10 10:45:16 AM  
Meme Scorboard Time!

Bill and Ted? Check
Classified ad with mullet dude? Check
Time cube? Check
Marty McFly? Check
Quantum Leap? Check
Star Trek? Che- what? you used Q instead of Joan Collins or humpback whales?  No points.
 
2015-02-10 10:47:05 AM  
Me after reading TFA:
 
2015-02-10 10:47:23 AM  

rlandrum: James P Hogan wrote about this in the 70's, I think in The Genesis Machine.  Basically, as soon as you send something back in time, all future universes disappear.  This was natures way of preventing paradoxes.  The uncertainty principle still applies, and the altered past may not resemble the future you intend.  A good read.


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2015-02-10 10:48:26 AM  
Me after reading TFA:
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2015-02-10 10:49:33 AM  
IANAQP, but ignoring the Daily Mail hyperbole and focusing on the scant quotes or paraphrasing of quotes from the scientist herself, what I gather is...

Classical World:  You can't find your car keys at 8:00, but find them in the kitchen at 8:15.  Therefore they were in the kitchen at 8:00.

Quantum World: You can't find your quantum car keys at 8:00, but find them in the quantum kitchen at 8:15.  Therefore there is a 90% chance they were in the quantum kitchen at 8:00.

I'm not really getting a "now we can manipulate the past" sort of vibe off of this.
 
2015-02-10 10:49:54 AM  
Alert the Chrono-Guard
 
2015-02-10 10:50:47 AM  
I was going to submit this in a few decades but I came back instead to direct a Nationwide Commercial featuring my young dad...
 
2015-02-10 10:51:22 AM  
... and there you have it, folks.  Sir Charles Ross's 'Tau Waves', as described in 'Thrice Upon A Time', by James P. Hogan.
 
2015-02-10 10:58:12 AM  

slorge: physt: It worked!

I'm going to change my user name to physt and then go back in time and post on Fark!!


i will laugh at this
 
2015-02-10 11:15:14 AM  

rlandrum: James P Hogan wrote about this in the 70's, I think in The Genesis Machine.  Basically, as soon as you send something back in time, all future universes disappear.  This was natures way of preventing paradoxes.  The uncertainty principle still applies, and the altered past may not resemble the future you intend.  A good read.


When I first glanced at this I thought you said that Hulk Hogan wrote about.
But then I realized that maybe Hulk Hogan invented the time machine so he could have a more lucrative career as pro wrestler than a physicist.
 
2015-02-10 11:16:00 AM  
Interesting - I think we should hold a time travellers convention to discuss the finer details. How does last week suit you guys?
 
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I understand all this quantum physical time-based atom stuff and state changing shenanigans.
I thought I will watched that film soon. The first time I saw it tomorrow.
 
2015-02-10 11:26:10 AM  
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2015-02-10 11:30:36 AM  
***TIME SHIFTING-LIKE TYPING DETECTED***
 
2015-02-10 11:31:14 AM  
The hard part to believe in this article is not that time can run backwards. It's that the particle somehow changes based on what you think of it. As if your mind is sending some type of psychic energy which affects the particle.

It seems more likely to me that there is just a logical error driving this conclusion and the discrepancy in accuracies. from 50/50 to 90/10
 
2015-02-10 11:34:15 AM  
Schrodinger's cat walks into a bar, and doesn't.

/old hack joke is old and hack, but thankfully it's still funny in 2035
 
2015-02-10 11:47:26 AM  
Gah! Infinity loop thread! Future fark was drunk.
 
2015-02-10 11:48:08 AM  
I'd settle for an Undo button in life
 
2015-02-10 11:51:15 AM  

Cybernetic: Is someone going to post the winning Powerball numbers for tomorrow? I know one of you bastards has them.


4, 7, 19, 32, 33 and the Power ball is √-1
 
2015-02-10 11:51:34 AM  
We're standing still. Time, which has already happened, is moving backwards past us, giving us the illusion that we are moving forward through it.
 
2015-02-10 12:02:40 PM  

markie_farkie: Since this has NEVER been posted before, ever, as of submitting this 200 years ago:

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2015-02-10 12:22:55 PM  
Sounds like he is predicting an outcome based on measurements, not actually doing "time travel."

Rant warning: "Time travel" is a dumb phrase because it's time and space travel combined. You know, because our Earth is spinning at roughly 1,200 km/hour while flying aroud the sun at about 11,000 km/hr. Our solar system is moving at about 540,000 kn/hour in the Milky Way which is also hurtling through space at around 2 million km/hour. So if you want to travel back in time to somewhere on Earth, you have to know where in space it was back then which is just about impossible.

/rant over
 
2015-02-10 12:27:56 PM  
Look, all I want to know is, am I posting from the present, future, past or yes?
 
2015-02-10 12:29:40 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: KingKauff: This thread should run backwards

It is moving backwards. Or maybe I'm moving backwards through time and the thread is moving forward? Eh, it's all relative.


I'll update my family hedgerow.
 
2015-02-10 12:32:41 PM  
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2015-02-10 12:36:22 PM  
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To respond to my question from twelve minutes left.
 
2015-02-10 12:37:07 PM  
Time Prophet says...
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...It has happened before, it will happen again.
 
2015-02-10 12:49:51 PM  
FTFA:  If this proves true in our 'classical' world, it would mean that what we're doing now has been influenced by the decision made by a future version of us.

Thus proving the Calvinists right.  If your life is hard, it's because you deserved a hard life.

/I regretted posting this.
 
2015-02-10 12:57:34 PM  
subby should resubmit this tomorrow with the same headline.
 
2015-02-10 1:02:16 PM  

trapped-in-CH: subby should resubmit this tomorrow with the same headline.


They already did.  It was in last week's TF queue and was redlit.
 
2015-02-10 1:15:31 PM  
I read this already three years from now.
 
2015-02-10 1:16:45 PM  
In the quantum world they are saying....

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2015-02-10 1:20:06 PM  
I will have the best app for ime travel.
 
2015-02-10 1:20:59 PM  
Time is relative. You can travel forward in time relative to the people on Earth as you get closer and closer to the speed of light. Time will also slow down for you if you stand next to a really big object (relative to others who are not). The relativity of time is one of the reasons why it is so hard to understand the subject.

I forgot where I heard this one (I don't pretend to be any sort of physicist) is that there since is no "now", as everything is either the past or the near future. This essentially means that the past, present and future all exist together and there is no separation.
 
2015-02-10 1:22:22 PM  
we came in?
Isn't this where
 
2015-02-10 1:34:00 PM  
Boobies!!
 
2015-02-10 1:37:37 PM  

yakmans_dad: DubtodaIll: This provides just as much evidence that humans possess the ability to consciously affect matter as it does for time travel.

There should be be a mathematical description of paying attention to, decisions, observations, etc.

What happens if two people examine a particle simultaneously?

Why does the corner of the kitchen counter by the coffee machine smell like nutmeg?


Well, quantum uncertainty prevents two people from measuring the same property of a system at the same time. Whichever one makes the observation first changes the result for the second.
 
2015-02-10 1:38:08 PM  
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2015-02-10 1:45:18 PM  

codergirl42: yakmans_dad: DubtodaIll: This provides just as much evidence that humans possess the ability to consciously affect matter as it does for time travel.

There should be be a mathematical description of paying attention to, decisions, observations, etc.

What happens if two people examine a particle simultaneously?

Why does the corner of the kitchen counter by the coffee machine smell like nutmeg?

Well, quantum uncertainty prevents two people from measuring the same property of a system at the same time. Whichever one makes the observation first changes the result for the second.


So, there's a mathematical description of "measuring"?
 
2015-02-10 1:52:43 PM  
This is old news. Feynman was all over it.
 
2015-02-10 1:55:57 PM  
Fall Out Boy Time is relative. You can travel forward in time relative to the people on Earth as you get closer and closer to the speed of light. Time will also slow down for you if you stand next to a really big object (relative to others who are not). The relativity of time is one of the reasons why it is so hard to understand the subject.

I forgot where I heard this one (I don't pretend to be any sort of physicist) is that there since is no "now", as everything is either the past or the near future. This essentially means that the past, present and future all exist together and there is no separation.



Actually, there is no past or future. It's always NOW
 
2015-02-10 1:56:01 PM  
I don't get it
 
2015-02-10 2:04:46 PM  

yakmans_dad: codergirl42: yakmans_dad: DubtodaIll: This provides just as much evidence that humans possess the ability to consciously affect matter as it does for time travel.

There should be be a mathematical description of paying attention to, decisions, observations, etc.

What happens if two people examine a particle simultaneously?

Why does the corner of the kitchen counter by the coffee machine smell like nutmeg?

Well, quantum uncertainty prevents two people from measuring the same property of a system at the same time. Whichever one makes the observation first changes the result for the second.

So, there's a mathematical description of "measuring"?


Yes, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Measurement_in_quantum_mechanics . In order to measure something quantum you either have to bounce something off of it like a photon which would change it's state. Or you could bounce it off of something else in a detector which would also change it's state. There's more than one way to measure a system but each way alters the thing you're observing.
 
2015-02-10 2:10:13 PM  

doubled99: Fall Out Boy Time is relative. You can travel forward in time relative to the people on Earth as you get closer and closer to the speed of light. Time will also slow down for you if you stand next to a really big object (relative to others who are not). The relativity of time is one of the reasons why it is so hard to understand the subject.

I forgot where I heard this one (I don't pretend to be any sort of physicist) is that there since is no "now", as everything is either the past or the near future. This essentially means that the past, present and future all exist together and there is no separation.


Actually, there is no past or future. It's always NOW


I understand what you mean, since that statement makes the most intuitive sense. But from a physics view point, there is no "now" since your now is different from someone elses now relative to space and speed; what might be now for you might be 200 years into the future or past for someone on the other side of the galaxy. It's hard to explain but heres a video on it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrqmMoI0wks
 
2015-02-10 2:24:59 PM  
FTAThe quantum state was detected by putting a circuit inside a microwave box.
A few microwave photons - or particles of light - were sent into the box, where their quantum fields interacted with the circuit.
When the photons exited the box they had information about the quantum system.


Photo of the box:
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2015-02-10 2:35:58 PM  
I submitted this next week with a better headline.
 
2015-02-10 2:58:04 PM  

Emerson Biguns: I don't get it


You will in about 11 hours or so.
 
2015-02-10 2:58:40 PM  

DesertDemonWY: we came in?
Isn't this where


Came to post this, thanks!
 
2015-02-10 3:05:26 PM  
Bro, do you even Quantum?
 
2015-02-10 3:06:54 PM  

thegoldphish: How I feel after reading TFA:


thegoldphish: Me after reading TFA:


thegoldphish: Me after reading TFA:
[i.imgur.com image 218x228]


Yes you are, apparently. :P
 
2015-02-10 3:07:20 PM  
 This is not a dream... not a dream. We are using your brain's electrical system as a receiver. We are unable to transmit through conscious neural interference. You are receiving this broadcast as a dream. We are transmitting from the year one, nine, nine, nine. You are receiving this broadcast in order to alter the events you are seeing. Our technology has not developed a transmitter strong enough to reach your conscious state of awareness, but this is not a dream. You are seeing what is actually occurring for the purpose of causality violation.
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2015-02-10 3:13:41 PM  

kalvyn: thegoldphish: How I feel after reading TFA:

thegoldphish: Me after reading TFA:

thegoldphish: Me after reading TFA:
[i.imgur.com image 218x228]

Yes you are, apparently. :P


Trust me, I thought the same thing.  Why no delete button?  Damn you Drew!
 
2015-02-10 3:33:35 PM  
So...this is the master of revisionist history? Because it is done from the future?

Hey, if Pelosi can extract tax dollars from the future, why not?
 
2015-02-10 4:28:11 PM  
You cannot travel backwards.  Just because you are not facing the direction you are traveling does not make it backwards.  You can only move forwards.  Such is time.
 
2015-02-10 4:49:11 PM  

physt: It worked!


physt: I'm going to see if I can time travel in fark thread. Hang on...


I lol'd.
 
2015-02-10 4:57:32 PM  

BKITU: physt: It worked!

physt: I'm going to see if I can time travel in fark thread. Hang on...

I lol'd.


Then it was all worth it. :)
 
2015-02-10 5:00:22 PM  

dobro: Is this a repeat?


Sorta?
 
2015-02-10 5:04:15 PM  

Emerson Biguns: I don't get it


If you haven't by now, you never will.
 
2015-02-10 5:23:39 PM  

buttery_shame_cave: honestly, the really tough part about time travel will be sorting out the proper grammar, especially when you've run into yourself.


I'm going with it. Marty and Doc  never had have had brought the time machine to 2015. That means 2015 Biff  could also not had have had brought the Almanac to 1955 Biff. Therefore, the timeline in which 1955 Biff gets the Almanac is also the timeline in which 1955 Biff never gets the Almanac and not just never gets:  never have, never hasn't, never had have hasn't.
 
2015-02-10 5:45:24 PM  
MORE CAPITAL T!

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/nothing's obscure on fark
 
2015-02-10 6:58:15 PM  
Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
 
2015-02-10 7:06:09 PM  
The universe has always been contracting to a single point. We perceive time backwards.
 
2015-02-10 7:47:26 PM  

I eat mop: MORE CAPITAL T!

[i.ytimg.com image 295x221]
/nothing's obscure on fark


In what past, present or future is THIS obscure???

Glazed donuts..... weatherproofing....

BTW, +1 to you sir and/or ma'am
/not to be that guy
//but it is more mr t
///tmyk
 
2015-02-10 7:57:32 PM  

yakmans_dad: DubtodaIll: This provides just as much evidence that humans possess the ability to consciously affect matter as it does for time travel.

There should be be a mathematical description of paying attention to, decisions, observations, etc.

What happens if two people examine a particle simultaneously?

Why does the corner of the kitchen counter by the coffee machine smell like nutmeg?


Because Meg is, shall we say, brought to a peak of passion by the lines of that particular corner.

/ or is that Megnut?
 
2015-02-10 8:24:32 PM  
O bloody hell, this is going to be one of THOSE threads isn't it?
 
2015-02-10 8:51:30 PM  
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2015-02-10 8:55:08 PM  
This thread's looking a little wibbly-wobbly. O_o'
 
2015-02-10 9:21:37 PM  
YOU GUYS! I was watching something on TV about this guy named Hitler! Somebody should STOP him! O.O
 
2015-02-10 11:43:52 PM  
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Surprised Eddie didn't show up here earlier, guess he was lost somewhere in time
 
2015-02-11 1:47:31 AM  
did yall watch Predestination?
its pretty rad.
 
2015-02-11 1:49:33 AM  
how come nobody gives a shiat about the multiverse and dark matter?
 
2015-02-11 3:34:09 AM  
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/time is fleeting
 
2015-02-11 6:06:29 AM  

craigzy: how come nobody gives a shiat about the multiverse and dark matter?


Well, If you don't dark mind, it doesn't dark mater.
 
2015-02-11 10:17:56 AM  
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2015-02-11 10:32:25 AM  
This might be my favorite thread ever. We'll see.
 
2015-02-11 7:09:41 PM  

DesertDemonWY: [www.ironmaidenwallpaper.com image 850x637]

Surprised Eddie didn't show up here earlier, guess he was lost somewhere in time


If the song list wasn't cropped out of that pic, you'd see a TARDIS on the roof of the building across the street from the band.
 
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