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Forum: USA Politics Today, 01:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 509
Posted By Ziggurat
Uh, no. Not only do we no longer have slavery,...

Uh, no. Not only do we no longer have slavery, but even at the time of slavery, you couldn't restrict interstate travel for non-slaves. States cannot prevent people from going out of state for an...
Forum: USA Politics Today, 01:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 509
Posted By Ziggurat
If state officials make it explicit state policy...

If state officials make it explicit state policy to violate clear federal law, that's the appropriate response. It's not a coup on the part of the feds, it's insurrection on the part of the state.
...
Forum: USA Politics Today, 01:25 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 6,284
Posted By Ziggurat
Well, yes. Because no side is sufficiently...

Well, yes. Because no side is sufficiently popular right now.

Which is precisely why this issue is better handled by the legislature than by the courts.
Forum: USA Politics Today, 01:22 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 6,284
Posted By Ziggurat
This isn't about parties. It's about you. Do...

This isn't about parties. It's about you. Do YOU believe in democracy? dudalb apparently doesn't. If you only believe in democracy when you're winning elections, then you don't really believe in...
Forum: USA Politics Today, 01:18 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 6,284
Posted By Ziggurat
No, it's not starting to happen. Even the...

No, it's not starting to happen. Even the headline should have clued you in.

St. Lukeís Health Kansas City said in a statement Wednesday that it would resume offering the medication known as the...
Forum: USA Politics Today, 12:59 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 6,284
Posted By Ziggurat
Sure there is. Win elections. Get the laws you...

Sure there is. Win elections. Get the laws you want passed. Amend the constitution if it's sufficiently important.

What you really mean is that you can't achieve your policy goals through...
Forum: USA Politics Today, 12:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 509
Posted By Ziggurat
Obviously that wouldn't work. Instead, if it's...

Obviously that wouldn't work. Instead, if it's really not one-off cases, you probably start arresting state officials, starting at the top and working down.
Forum: USA Politics Today, 11:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 509
Posted By Ziggurat
What would happen in the case of abortion travel...

What would happen in the case of abortion travel restrictions, someone would challenge it in court, and the courts would smack it down as plainly unconstitutional.



It's been decades since...
Forum: USA Politics Today, 10:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 509
Posted By Ziggurat
Are they? I've heard such claims from...

Are they?

I've heard such claims from pro-abortion advocates. I'm not aware of any actual laws which could do so. And constitutional law on the issue is pretty clear that such attempts are...
Forum: USA Politics Today, 09:44 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 6,284
Posted By Ziggurat
Where do you live (as in what state, I don't want...

Where do you live (as in what state, I don't want your home address)?
Forum: USA Politics Today, 09:42 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 6,284
Posted By Ziggurat
Depends on who you count as an individual. If a...

Depends on who you count as an individual. If a fetus is an individual worthy of consideration, then Dobbs has significantly protected their rights and freedoms.
Forum: USA Politics Today, 08:45 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 6,284
Posted By Ziggurat
How can "settled" mean anything else? No Supreme...

How can "settled" mean anything else? No Supreme Court can ever bind a future Supreme Court. No interpretation of the law by the court can ever be settled in a way that it cannot change in the...
Forum: USA Politics Today, 08:37 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,714
Posted By Ziggurat
No, I did not. I know you have a hard time...

No, I did not.

I know you have a hard time grasping any argument that doesn't fit into your preconceptions, but I'm not arguing in favor of expanding guns in public places. I'm arguing AGAINST...
Forum: USA Politics Today, 06:44 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,714
Posted By Ziggurat
I wouldn't describe having to get a concealed...

I wouldn't describe having to get a concealed carry permit as "free for all".
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Yesterday, 03:26 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 4,032
Posted By Ziggurat
How is it you think particles reach those speeds...

How is it you think particles reach those speeds in the first place?

They could only recombine if their relative velocities were almost identical. Otherwise, they have too much kinetic energy...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Yesterday, 03:22 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 4,032
Posted By Ziggurat
That part wasnít about Newtonian mechanics. The...

That part wasnít about Newtonian mechanics. The fact that a constant angular momentum in one frame doesnít have to be constant in another was. Do try to keep up.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Yesterday, 01:29 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 4,032
Posted By Ziggurat
I'm not. You are, as usual, deeply confused. ...

I'm not. You are, as usual, deeply confused.



They can all agree on the angular velocity of any one point. But that point will change its angular velocity as it travels around the wheel. And...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Yesterday, 01:24 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 4,032
Posted By Ziggurat
A constant rate with respect to what? Proper...

A constant rate with respect to what? Proper time does NOT have a constant rate with respect to coordinate time. Proper time has a constant rate with respect to a clock traveling along the world...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Yesterday, 01:16 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 4,032
Posted By Ziggurat
It is most decidedly not. Even the picture...

It is most decidedly not. Even the picture should have clued you in. Note the spacing between spokes: in the frame where the wheel moves, the angular velocity at the top of the wheel is much...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Yesterday, 01:07 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 4,032
Posted By Ziggurat
This sounds superficially like it could be true,...

This sounds superficially like it could be true, but it isn't.

And forget special relativity, it isn't even true in Newtonian mechanics. Angular momentum in particular can be constant in one...
Forum: USA Politics Yesterday, 11:25 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,714
Posted By Ziggurat
I'm pretty sure that would violate Heller.

I'm pretty sure that would violate Heller.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Yesterday, 11:17 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 4,032
Posted By Ziggurat
No, that is precisely NOT what it means. ...

No, that is precisely NOT what it means.

"Constant" means it doesn't change with changing time. "Invariant" means it doesn't change with changing reference frame. Changing time and changing...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Yesterday, 10:55 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 4,032
Posted By Ziggurat
Don't give him ideas.

Don't give him ideas.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Yesterday, 10:34 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 4,032
Posted By Ziggurat
Everything in the universe is moving at gamma = 2...

Everything in the universe is moving at gamma = 2 in some reference frame, so anything that can happen at all can happen at gamma = 2.

But galaxies don't collide at relative velocities of gamma =...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Yesterday, 10:30 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 4,032
Posted By Ziggurat
You have confused "constant" for "invariant". ...

You have confused "constant" for "invariant". These are not the same thing, at all. See if you can figure out the distinction, it is both incredibly basic and incredibly important. And if you...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Yesterday, 08:49 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 4,032
Posted By Ziggurat
Let's be precise. In the left frame, there is no...

Let's be precise. In the left frame, there is no torquing on the wire. In the right frame, there MIGHT be torquing on the wire, but there is no rotation of the wire. The distinction matters...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Yesterday, 08:47 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 4,032
Posted By Ziggurat
The star we see moving at 0.08 c is in the center...

The star we see moving at 0.08 c is in the center of our galaxy, and only moves that fast because of its close proximity to a black hole. It isn't some random star in the middle of nowhere with that...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology Yesterday, 05:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 362
Posted By Ziggurat
I tell you what. ...

I tell you what.
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c4/Hank_Hill.png
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th June 2022, 08:24 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 23,488
Posted By Ziggurat
Itís a trap! There are two of them!...

Itís a trap! There are two of them! (https://unijokes.com/joke-7580/)
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th June 2022, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1,310
Views: 40,573
Posted By Ziggurat
Debt crises can. And while the demographic...

Debt crises can. And while the demographic crisis is a slow moving glacier, it has immediate relevance right now. Bleak long-term prospects increase the cost of raising funds through debt, which on...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th June 2022, 01:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 982
Posted By Ziggurat
Large influxes of workers increases the pool size...

Large influxes of workers increases the pool size and drives down labor prices. If the immigrants are primarily from central and south America, those workers will largely be low skill workers.

If...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th June 2022, 11:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 982
Posted By Ziggurat
I doubt we can say at this stage how border...

I doubt we can say at this stage how border policy affected these people. Did they cross the border in the trailer? If so, then perhaps inspections are too lax. But maybe they didn't. Maybe they...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 28th June 2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 398
Posted By Ziggurat
Did he present his planetary theory, or was he...

Did he present his planetary theory, or was he talking about other stuff?
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th June 2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 1,310
Views: 40,573
Posted By Ziggurat
They definitely need significant numbers,...

They definitely need significant numbers, hopefully along with more Excalibur shells (https://sofrep.com/news/canada-is-sending-ukraine-excalibur-precision-guided-extended-range-artillery-shells/) as...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 28th June 2022, 07:08 AM
Replies: 1,310
Views: 40,573
Posted By Ziggurat
That depends on what you count as victory for...

That depends on what you count as victory for Ukraine. If winning means maintaining their sovereignty, they are winning. If if means regaining their lost territory, they are not (but still might in...
Forum: USA Politics 28th June 2022, 06:34 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,714
Posted By Ziggurat
They could be. But what are the odds? As close...

They could be. But what are the odds? As close to zero as to be practically indistinguishable. And if you want to go for possible long shots, well, we have actual known cases where legal concealed...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 28th June 2022, 04:13 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 13,107
Posted By Ziggurat
Then you are just wrong. Homosexuality...

Then you are just wrong.



Homosexuality doesnít cause distress. Dysphoria does. They are not equivalent.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 27th June 2022, 02:42 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 4,032
Posted By Ziggurat
Why would we? What would propel hydrogen to...

Why would we? What would propel hydrogen to 0.1c?

Falling into a galaxy won't do it. Escape velocity is root(2) times the orbital velocity, and you can't pick up more than escape velocity from...
Forum: USA Politics 27th June 2022, 01:43 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,714
Posted By Ziggurat
You haven't shown how the laws in this case can...

You haven't shown how the laws in this case can impede any aspect of any mass shooting. Being illegal isn't an impediment in and of itself. Laws are not self-enforcing.



More straw. I never...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 27th June 2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 4,032
Posted By Ziggurat
You never answered my question about how you want...

You never answered my question about how you want to handle gravity. Are we sticking with special relativity and treating weak field gravity as a force?

If so, the answer is simple. The atom is...
Forum: USA Politics 27th June 2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 2,714
Posted By Ziggurat
"Shooting people" is a much bigger set of actions...

"Shooting people" is a much bigger set of actions than "mass shootings". The vast majority of shootings are not mass shootings, and conflating the latter with the former is incredibly dishonest. ...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 27th June 2022, 12:35 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 4,032
Posted By Ziggurat
I've told you multiple times. The problem is not...

I've told you multiple times. The problem is not accounting for momentum conservation. g and g' are not constrained only by energy, but by momentum as well. But no constraint from momentum has...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 27th June 2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 4,032
Posted By Ziggurat
Yes, there's a problem. I already told you. The...

Yes, there's a problem. I already told you. The state represented by the right side doesn't have the same momentum as the left side. It violates conservation of momentum.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 27th June 2022, 11:39 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 4,032
Posted By Ziggurat
OK, but that has nothing to do with the article...

OK, but that has nothing to do with the article you cited.



If you take a GR view, then there's no force in any reference frame because gravity isn't a force in GR.

If you want to stick with...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 27th June 2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 4,032
Posted By Ziggurat
Uh... no. What transition are you...

Uh... no.



What transition are you talking about?

The transition your paper proposes is impossible, and what you describe here is backwards from what they are proposing.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 27th June 2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 4,032
Posted By Ziggurat
I think you goofed here. Your last line...

I think you goofed here.

Your last line is:
(1 − ((μe4) / (8 ε02n2h2c2(mn0 + me0)))2)

But the paper has
(1 − ((μe4) / (8 ε02n2h2c2(mn0 + me0))))2

You've got the last exponent on the...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 27th June 2022, 10:10 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 4,032
Posted By Ziggurat
Going from equation 7 to 8 looks OK to me. The...

Going from equation 7 to 8 looks OK to me. The fundamental error I see is way back in equation 3 and the preceding paragraph.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 27th June 2022, 10:06 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 4,032
Posted By Ziggurat
It fails for the reasons I described at length in...

It fails for the reasons I described at length in post 153, namely, it violates conservation of momentum.



Spontaneous transitions have to obey conservation laws. That's part of the theory...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 27th June 2022, 09:45 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 4,032
Posted By Ziggurat
This is completely incomprehensible. Momentum is...

This is completely incomprehensible. Momentum is not a hidden variable.

The more you post, the wronger you get.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 27th June 2022, 09:40 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 4,032
Posted By Ziggurat
You aren't paying attention. The mistake I...

You aren't paying attention. The mistake I pointed out was right AFTER equation 2. It's equation 3 which fails.
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