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Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th June 2022, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 36,580
Posted By Ziggurat
Destroying Ukrainian civilian infrastructure does...

Destroying Ukrainian civilian infrastructure does nothing to help win the war either. But that seemed to matter to you.

And sanctions will matter to Russia, quite a lot. They can weather them in...
Forum: USA Politics 24th June 2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,825
Posted By Ziggurat
Wow. You straw manned yourself. I don't think...

Wow. You straw manned yourself. I don't think I've ever seen anyone do that before.
Forum: USA Politics 24th June 2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,825
Posted By Ziggurat
That wasn't my claim at all. But this SC...

That wasn't my claim at all. But this SC decision isn't about guns in general. It's about a very specific sort of gun law. And that specific sort of gun law doesn't have anything to do with mass...
Forum: USA Politics 24th June 2022, 12:12 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,825
Posted By Ziggurat
A concealed carry permit has no connection to...

A concealed carry permit has no connection to mass shootings, yes. This is an obvious fact., one which you act incredulous about but which you present no counter-argument to. The Buffalo shooter,...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 24th June 2022, 12:02 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,018
Posted By Ziggurat
Cut to the chase. You seem to think that there's...

Cut to the chase. You seem to think that there's a contradiction. Tell us what you think it is.

You did that with your first post. You were wrong, but at least you stated plainly what it is you...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th June 2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 36,580
Posted By Ziggurat
This doesn't sound like a very useful way to...

This doesn't sound like a very useful way to assess the situation.

Russia is indeed doing continual damage to Ukraine. But much of that damage isn't doing Russia any good. Military aid from the...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 24th June 2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 36,580
Posted By Ziggurat
I think this...

I think this...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 24th June 2022, 09:35 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,018
Posted By Ziggurat
I'm not sure why you're hung up on the Dirac...

I'm not sure why you're hung up on the Dirac equation not predicting the Lamb shift. You seem to think that the Dirac equation is supposed to capture the entirety of quantum mechanincs + relativity....
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 24th June 2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,018
Posted By Ziggurat
You seem to think you have stumbled upon a...

You seem to think you have stumbled upon a contradiction here, but you have not. Force is not invariant. The force you apply in the S fame doesn't have to be in the same direction as the force you...
Forum: USA Politics 24th June 2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,825
Posted By Ziggurat
You are likely correct, the effect will be small....

You are likely correct, the effect will be small. Only a few states operate this way to begin with, and this won't eliminate requirements for getting a carry permit, only prevent states from...
Forum: USA Politics 24th June 2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,825
Posted By Ziggurat
When the way it's broadened has no effect on mass...

When the way it's broadened has no effect on mass shootings, yes. Seriously, how would the law in question prevent a mass shooting?

It wouldn't.

It does nothing to restrict gun ownership. It...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 24th June 2022, 07:47 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,018
Posted By Ziggurat
From the abstract: "The perfect agreement of...

From the abstract:

"The perfect agreement of quantum and relativistic approaches allows applications at strikingly different scales: from elementary spinning particles, through classical light, to...
Forum: USA Politics 24th June 2022, 07:02 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,825
Posted By Ziggurat
In principle it doesn't. But New York doesn't...

In principle it doesn't. But New York doesn't generally permit open carry of pistols. So by denying both open carry and concealed carry, they are denying all carry, and that's unconstitutional. ...
Forum: USA Politics 24th June 2022, 06:51 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 1,825
Posted By Ziggurat
The New York law in question did not prevent any...

The New York law in question did not prevent any mass shootings. The New York law in question, on its face, was not capable of preventing any mass shootings. So why are mass shootings relevant to...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 23rd June 2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 621
Views: 11,166
Posted By Ziggurat
Iím curious: in what sports are musculoskeletal...

Iím curious: in what sports are musculoskeletal or cardiopulmonary factors NOT a performance advantage? Maybe curling, which is hardly even a sport, but Iím having a hard time thinking of any others.
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 23rd June 2022, 04:44 AM
Replies: 621
Views: 11,166
Posted By Ziggurat
I donít think anyone here disagrees with this. ...

I donít think anyone here disagrees with this.

In fact, Iíd even go a step further. In the examples you listed, even being trans isnít really the issue. Those cases involve disqualification for...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 06:07 PM
Replies: 863
Views: 32,586
Posted By Ziggurat
So Heard did an interview with NBC. One of her...

So Heard did an interview with NBC. One of her answers is kind of problematic, since it basically suggested a possible inadvertent admission that she wasn't an abuse victim. Not a big surprise, we...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 22nd June 2022, 05:41 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,018
Posted By Ziggurat
In post 115, The Man pointed out that the "gap"...

In post 115, The Man pointed out that the "gap" in an LED is not a physical gap between an anode and a cathode, and in fact doesn't even exist in space. I suspect he's right. I suspect you have...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 22nd June 2022, 04:45 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,018
Posted By Ziggurat
No ****, Sherlock. The whole point was to make...

No ****, Sherlock. The whole point was to make it as simple as possible. Nevertheless, understanding that simple problem is a prerequisite for understanding more complex ones.

And you donít...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 10:26 AM
Replies: 621
Views: 11,166
Posted By Ziggurat
John Oliver would have to stop calling Donald...

John Oliver would have to stop calling Donald "Drumpf".
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 22nd June 2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 621
Views: 11,166
Posted By Ziggurat
Rapinoe made her living (and pretty good money...

Rapinoe made her living (and pretty good money too) playing professional women's sports, something that was only possible because the sport was sex segregated. Without sex segregation, Rapinoe...
Forum: Social Issues & Current Events 21st June 2022, 01:40 PM
Replies: 863
Views: 32,586
Posted By Ziggurat
And maybe one of those cosmetic bruise kits. ...

And maybe one of those cosmetic bruise kits.

The theatrical kind, for making fake bruises, not covering them up.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 21st June 2022, 01:08 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,018
Posted By Ziggurat
I don't expect that outcome. But it's a really...

I don't expect that outcome. But it's a really nice problem, and other people certainly may. So that's why I did it.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 21st June 2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,018
Posted By Ziggurat
Do the problems in post 120. They are easy and...

Do the problems in post 120. They are easy and you might actually learn something.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 21st June 2022, 07:57 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,018
Posted By Ziggurat
B doesn't point in the -x direction in your...

B doesn't point in the -x direction in your capacitor problem. It points in the -z direction. I went through the calculations in post 117.



I guarantee that you don't understand electrons.
...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 21st June 2022, 07:15 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,018
Posted By Ziggurat
I told you: it points forward. We require that...

I told you: it points forward. We require that forward force in order to maintain velocity to the side. Otherwise, as my last problem demonstrates, you actually LOSE velocity to the side as you...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 21st June 2022, 06:39 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,018
Posted By Ziggurat
I know SDG won't actually do the calculations, so...

I know SDG won't actually do the calculations, so for those who are curious, here they are.

Question 1:
In relativistic mechanics, p does not equal mv. Instead, p = mv/sqrt[1-(v2/c2)]. So we...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 21st June 2022, 06:11 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,018
Posted By Ziggurat
OK, SDG, here's a really simple (well, as simple...

OK, SDG, here's a really simple (well, as simple as I can make it) relativistic mechanics problem.

Step 1:
We have mass m starting at rest. Then we push on it really hard in the +x direction, so...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 20th June 2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,018
Posted By Ziggurat
It's actually more complicated than that. Much...

It's actually more complicated than that. Much more complicated (see my above post). But he's still wrong, he still has no idea what he's doing, and he doesn't have the capacity to actually solve...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 20th June 2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,018
Posted By Ziggurat
If. But again, this isn't how an LED works. ...

If.

But again, this isn't how an LED works. The outgoing photon produces whatever impulse it produces REGARDLESS of which way the electron is drifting. The electron's direction of motion isn't...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 20th June 2022, 06:50 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,812
Posted By Ziggurat
That's always going to be the final limiting...

That's always going to be the final limiting line, but there's a very broad range of "bad people". And I'm not talking only about "intractably bad" people, to use your terminology. You can be a bad...
Forum: Non-USA & General Politics 19th June 2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 36,580
Posted By Ziggurat
We can generalize a bit more.

We can generalize a bit more.
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 18th June 2022, 03:10 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,018
Posted By Ziggurat
Why the hell do you keep going on about vacuums? ...

Why the hell do you keep going on about vacuums? There are no vacuums in an LED. An LED does not behave like a vacuum tube. No part of an LED operates anything like your vacuum tube drawing. ...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 18th June 2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,018
Posted By Ziggurat
They can take whatever path you want them to, it...

They can take whatever path you want them to, it doesn't matter. The direction of motion is not relevant. The electrons can even be stationary when they emit a photon. LEDs do not work the way you...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 18th June 2022, 06:18 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,018
Posted By Ziggurat
It doesn't matter the frame. Your picture is not...

It doesn't matter the frame. Your picture is not an accurate drawing of what's happening inside the diode. There's actually very little electric field at the junction when driven with forward bias....
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 18th June 2022, 05:53 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,812
Posted By Ziggurat
I get what you are saying, but there's a genuine...

I get what you are saying, but there's a genuine problem that they are getting at, poorly addressed as it is. How do you get bad people to act morally? Because bad people exist, in large numbers. ...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 18th June 2022, 05:37 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,018
Posted By Ziggurat
No, it isn't. First off, the scaling is wrong. ...

No, it isn't. First off, the scaling is wrong. The magnetic field due to the diode current will scale with current, the deflection of individual electrons will scale with current, so the total...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 17th June 2022, 09:57 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,018
Posted By Ziggurat
You didnít actually answer my question. And I...

You didnít actually answer my question. And I donít think you understand what those diagrams represent. You googled some words, found a link, and thatís as far as you could actually go. You donít...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 17th June 2022, 02:03 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,018
Posted By Ziggurat
What exactly do you imagine the cavity even is,...

What exactly do you imagine the cavity even is, and what do you think is happening in the cavity? Because in the context of an LED, a cavity isn't what you seem to think it is. It is not a gap...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 17th June 2022, 06:38 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,018
Posted By Ziggurat
OK, SDG, let's do a challenge. Let's crunch some...

OK, SDG, let's do a challenge. Let's crunch some numbers. We can make this an unrealistic flashlight (ie, it could output more power than any actual flashlight), so science fiction which obeys...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 17th June 2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,018
Posted By Ziggurat
In most situations the momentum involved is too...

In most situations the momentum involved is too small to be detected, let alone matter, but it's not zero. Classically, it's identical to radiation pressure, and is even calculated the same way...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th June 2022, 09:14 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,018
Posted By Ziggurat
No, SDG. No frames predict rotation. You still...

No, SDG. No frames predict rotation. You still donít understand angular momentum. You still donít understand how it changes with shifting center of gravity.

You are not nearly as smart as you...
Forum: General Skepticism and The Paranormal 16th June 2022, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By Ziggurat
Iíve been listening to some of his stuff about...

Iíve been listening to some of his stuff about China. Heís very pessimistic about their future, based largely on demographics. Very interesting stuff, not sure how accurate his forecasts will be,...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th June 2022, 06:44 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,018
Posted By Ziggurat
Again, this is wrong. You did not show this,...

Again, this is wrong. You did not show this, because it isnít true.



As mass moves from the battery to the front of the flashlight, the center of gravity viewed externally will remain...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th June 2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,018
Posted By Ziggurat
No, it doesnít. You have no clue how...

No, it doesnít. You have no clue how electromagnetism works, or how EM fields can carry momentum.

Twisted pair cables are used to reduce EM fields at a distance. But 1) they are worse at doing...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th June 2022, 05:07 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,018
Posted By Ziggurat
This is wrong. Itís wrong in the case of a...

This is wrong. Itís wrong in the case of a semiconductor for the same reason itís wrong for hydrogen. You really have no clue at all how quantum mechanics work. Youíre just throwing around terms...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th June 2022, 12:25 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 3,812
Posted By Ziggurat
It kind of seems like psychology went through a...

It kind of seems like psychology went through a period where a bunch of psychologists who were themselves terrible people decided that everyone else must be terrible too, and then set out to prove...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th June 2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,018
Posted By Ziggurat
Yes. E=mc2. That applies to the batteries too. ...

Yes. E=mc2. That applies to the batteries too.

Where does that mass go? It doesn't teleport from the battery to the photon. It travels with the electrons which the battery put into a higher...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 16th June 2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,018
Posted By Ziggurat
I have no idea what you mean by "flow electron". ...

I have no idea what you mean by "flow electron". But again, you obviously don't understand how the LED works. Hell, I'm skeptical at this point that you know how ordinary conduction in a wire...
Forum: Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology 15th June 2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,018
Posted By Ziggurat
One of the simplest scenarios to do the...

One of the simplest scenarios to do the calculations on is the case of a coaxial cable for the battery to whatever itís running. You get a radial electric field between the high voltage side and the...
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