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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #7155 on: December 23, 2009, 01:33:15 AM »
Are you saying that we should change some of our high posting titles to "Rookie curmudgeon," "Average curmudgeon," "Senior Curmudgeon," "Curmudgeon trainer," and "Statler & Waldorf"?

That would be awesome!!!
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« Reply #7156 on: December 26, 2009, 07:18:19 PM »


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« Reply #7157 on: December 27, 2009, 08:45:19 PM »
I just posted on another thread my 7,777th post.
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« Reply #7158 on: December 27, 2009, 08:49:55 PM »
In 2 1/2 years? That's quite a pace!  ;)

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #7159 on: December 28, 2009, 05:50:30 AM »
A mass weighed at the equator weighs less than the same mass weighed at the Arctic Circle. Why?
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« Reply #7160 on: December 28, 2009, 10:41:35 AM »
A mass weighed at the equator weighs less than the same mass weighed at the Arctic Circle. Why?

Weight force is less on equator because it is reduced by centrifugal force.

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« Reply #7161 on: December 28, 2009, 04:51:30 PM »
A mass weighed at the equator weighs less than the same mass weighed at the Arctic Circle. Why?
Interesting question. Well, the mass at the equator is farther from the gravitational centre of the Earth than is the mass at the Arctic Circle. Could that have something to do with it?
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« Reply #7162 on: December 28, 2009, 05:08:03 PM »
A mass weighed at the equator weighs less than the same mass weighed at the Arctic Circle. Why?
Interesting question. Well, the mass at the equator is farther from the gravitational centre of the Earth than is the mass at the Arctic Circle. Could that have something to do with it?

These are two results of the same purpose.

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« Reply #7163 on: December 28, 2009, 05:42:41 PM »
Both correct. Centrifugal force is greater at the equator since it is rotating at a faster speed than higher latitudes, that is, a point on the Equator has to travel a longer distance in 24 hours than a point on the Arctic Circle. As well as this, the Earth is flattened at the poles, which means the Arctic Circle is closer to the Earth's centre of gravity and gravitational force is inversely proportional to the square of the distance from the centre of mass.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #7164 on: December 28, 2009, 06:23:42 PM »
As radius' difference is approximately 20 km the ratio between gravitational forces on the poles an equator, according only to the radiuses, is 1,0067, but in real it's 1,004. How it can be smaller? IMO it should be higher because of that centrifugal force, but not smaller.
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« Reply #7165 on: December 28, 2009, 06:24:47 PM »
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« Reply #7166 on: December 29, 2009, 12:10:53 PM »
I just saw a commercial for some tax program. Taxes. It's frickin' December! Are they really going to bombard me for 4 months with this stuff again? Oy.

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« Reply #7167 on: December 30, 2009, 12:29:07 PM »
As radius' difference is approximately 20 km the ratio between gravitational forces on the poles an equator, according only to the radiuses, is 1,0067, but in real it's 1,004. How it can be smaller? IMO it should be higher because of that centrifugal force, but not smaller.

The radius at the equator is larger than at the poles because of the gravitational pull of the moon.  Technically, IIRC, even at the equator there is a variance, with the largest radius being at a point just "behind" (downstream) from the moon's location superimposed on the surface (because it was just there, and is still pulling), and on the opposite side.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #7168 on: December 30, 2009, 12:43:03 PM »
As radius' difference is approximately 20 km the ratio between gravitational forces on the poles an equator, according only to the radiuses, is 1,0067, but in real it's 1,004. How it can be smaller? IMO it should be higher because of that centrifugal force, but not smaller.

The Arctic Circle has a smaller radius and therefore a smaller circumference than the Equator. The Earth rotates once in 24 hours. Therefore a point on the Equator travels a longer distance in rotation in 24 hours than a point on the Arctic Circle. Since velocity is distance divided by time, a point on the equator is rotating faster than a point on the Arctic Circle, therefore centrifugal force is stronger at the Equator.
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« Reply #7169 on: December 30, 2009, 12:58:28 PM »
The radius at the equator is larger than at the poles because of the gravitational pull of the moon. 
Moreso the the fact that the Earth is roughly a sphere.
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« Reply #7170 on: December 30, 2009, 02:56:15 PM »
Thank you for the answers, but IMO Fr. Chris' is most accurate. They've taught you goodly in the seminary ;)
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #7171 on: December 30, 2009, 03:28:32 PM »
Thank you for the answers, but IMO Fr. Chris' is most accurate. They've taught you goodly in the seminary ;)
Yeah, it's certainly possible to be most accurate when you don't say anything.  It appears to be Fr. George you credit as most accurate. ;)
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« Reply #7172 on: December 30, 2009, 03:48:56 PM »
Yeah, you are right :)

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #7173 on: December 30, 2009, 06:07:42 PM »
Thank you for the answers, but IMO Fr. Chris' is most accurate. They've taught you goodly in the seminary ;)
Yeah, it's certainly possible to be most accurate when you don't say anything.  It appears to be Fr. George you credit as most accurate. ;)

I'll certainly allow Fr. Chris, my friend and schoolmate, to take credit for my musings in this thread...
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #7174 on: December 30, 2009, 06:18:33 PM »
The radius at the equator is larger than at the poles because of the gravitational pull of the moon.
Moreso the the fact that the Earth is roughly a sphere.

Right, but even so, my point was about the poles radius vs. equatorial, not the Arctic Circle, so my radius is that of the sphere, not the circles (Arctic vs. Equatorial).  Another way to put my point is that the Meridians vary in size and shape depending on the location of the Moon, but they are just as likely to be non-circular because of the gravitational pull of the Moon which creates a bulge at the point where the meridians nearest and furthest from the moon at that time intersect the Equator.

Thus, not only is the Earth "flattened" at the poles, creating a shorter distance between a surface object at the poles to the center of gravity than the same object placed along the Equator (or any other point on Earth, for that matter), but that object at the Equator is frequently further away (due to the bulge) than most other points on the Earth, not just the poles.  Between the Centrifugal force and the Moon's rotation (which are highly inter-related), together with the bulge & flattening created by those two forces, there is enough variance to conclude that the force of gravity experienced at any two points along the Equator will likely not be the same, and a comparison between said force at any point along the equator and a point at either pole will again likely yield different results.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #7175 on: December 30, 2009, 06:21:36 PM »
IN TWO MORE DAYS I'LL BE IN ATLANTA!!!!

(I'm just a wee bit excited, can't you tell?  :laugh: )
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« Reply #7176 on: December 31, 2009, 01:02:26 AM »
What if Skynet sent Terminators who look like actors who’ve played Terminators...
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« Reply #7177 on: December 31, 2009, 01:43:02 AM »
What if Skynet sent Terminators who look like actors who’ve played Terminators...

0:14 - 0:40
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« Reply #7178 on: December 31, 2009, 01:58:43 AM »
good episode...have season 1 & 2
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« Reply #7179 on: December 31, 2009, 01:21:58 PM »
The radius at the equator is larger than at the poles because of the gravitational pull of the moon.
Moreso the the fact that the Earth is roughly a sphere.

Right, but even so, my point was about the poles radius vs. equatorial, not the Arctic Circle, so my radius is that of the sphere, not the circles (Arctic vs. Equatorial).  Another way to put my point is that the Meridians vary in size and shape depending on the location of the Moon, but they are just as likely to be non-circular because of the gravitational pull of the Moon which creates a bulge at the point where the meridians nearest and furthest from the moon at that time intersect the Equator.

Thus, not only is the Earth "flattened" at the poles, creating a shorter distance between a surface object at the poles to the center of gravity than the same object placed along the Equator (or any other point on Earth, for that matter), but that object at the Equator is frequently further away (due to the bulge) than most other points on the Earth, not just the poles.  Between the Centrifugal force and the Moon's rotation (which are highly inter-related), together with the bulge & flattening created by those two forces, there is enough variance to conclude that the force of gravity experienced at any two points along the Equator will likely not be the same, and a comparison between said force at any point along the equator and a point at either pole will again likely yield different results.

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« Reply #7180 on: January 01, 2010, 03:54:27 AM »
IN TWO MORE DAYS I'LL BE IN ATLANTA!!!!

(I'm just a wee bit excited, can't you tell?  :laugh: )

Hope you have a nice trip! (though I suppose by the time you read this, you might be back from Atlanta... but anyway... ) :)

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« Reply #7181 on: January 02, 2010, 04:40:11 PM »
01-02-2010 is a palindrome, the first time it has happened since 08-31-1380, or 629 years and change ago.  The next palindrome date will occur on 11-02-2011.

For those who use the European dating system, a lot of palindromes will occur.  Refer to the article for more info:

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New Year's Day is celebrated because it's the start of a new calendar year and another opportunity to look forward, and resolve to do things differently - better, we hope - in the year to come.

But what about Jan. 2, 2010? As it happens, this year it's a rare opportunity to look at the date itself - both forward and backward.

The date is a palindrome. When written as a series of digits - month, date and year - it reads the same, from left to right, as it does from right to left: 01-02-2010.

Better still, it's only the second such date in the lives of anyone living today. And that idea holds a particular fascination for anyone as tuned in to numbers as Aziz S. Inan, a professor of engineering at the University of Portland, in Oregon state....

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #7182 on: January 02, 2010, 05:50:41 PM »
01-02-2010 is a palindrome, the first time it has happened since 08-31-1380, or 629 years and change ago.  The next palindrome date will occur on 11-02-2011.

For those who use the European dating system, a lot of palindromes will occur.  Refer to the article for more info:

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New Year's Day is celebrated because it's the start of a new calendar year and another opportunity to look forward, and resolve to do things differently - better, we hope - in the year to come.

But what about Jan. 2, 2010? As it happens, this year it's a rare opportunity to look at the date itself - both forward and backward.

The date is a palindrome. When written as a series of digits - month, date and year - it reads the same, from left to right, as it does from right to left: 01-02-2010.

Better still, it's only the second such date in the lives of anyone living today. And that idea holds a particular fascination for anyone as tuned in to numbers as Aziz S. Inan, a professor of engineering at the University of Portland, in Oregon state....

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Even if you write dates in the format yyyy-mm-dd, today's date still comes out a palindrome.  2010-01-02   Spooky! :-\
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« Reply #7183 on: January 02, 2010, 05:56:37 PM »
mm-dd-yyyy - I'll never get used to it.

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« Reply #7184 on: January 02, 2010, 06:13:04 PM »
mm-dd-yyyy - I'll never get used to it.

It is terrible over here.  Some use the European formatting, while others use the American formatting.  There really is no standard.

dd/mm/yyyy just seems the most natural to me.
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« Reply #7185 on: January 04, 2010, 02:14:26 AM »
On my way to Archon.

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« Reply #7186 on: January 04, 2010, 08:26:27 AM »
mm-dd-yyyy - I'll never get used to it.

It is terrible over here.  Some use the European formatting, while others use the American formatting.  There really is no standard.

dd/mm/yyyy just seems the most natural to me.

You'll get your chance for Palindrome on February 1st...
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« Reply #7187 on: January 04, 2010, 08:27:33 AM »
On my way to Archon.

Hope the journey is meaningful! ;)
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« Reply #7188 on: January 04, 2010, 05:02:09 PM »
On my way to Archon.
Hope the journey is meaningful! ;)

Nope.  I hope all the posts to get there are trite and meaningless, as it is an accurate reflection of my personality.  Oh, self-debasing!  How Orthodox I have become.  The worstest, most miserable and indolent of sinners ever upon the face of this wretched earth, that be the man that I am!  Woe of woes!

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« Reply #7189 on: January 04, 2010, 05:02:45 PM »
Does archon mean archer?
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« Reply #7190 on: January 04, 2010, 05:57:02 PM »
Does archon mean archer?

Etymology provided below:

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2 : a presiding officer

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« Reply #7191 on: January 04, 2010, 06:53:07 PM »
On my way to Archon.

At first I thought you are going to be received into that Order :)

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« Reply #7192 on: January 04, 2010, 07:57:29 PM »
At first I thought you are going to be received into that Order :)

But of course!  ;D

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« Reply #7193 on: January 04, 2010, 09:00:05 PM »
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« Reply #7194 on: January 04, 2010, 10:12:45 PM »
At first I thought you are going to be received into that Order :)

But of course!  ;D

Archon is essentially "elder," "leader," etc.

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« Reply #7195 on: January 04, 2010, 10:25:56 PM »
... gently down the stream...

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« Reply #7196 on: January 05, 2010, 10:05:44 AM »


Ouch.

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« Reply #7197 on: January 05, 2010, 10:59:55 AM »
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #7198 on: January 05, 2010, 11:00:45 AM »
Just so you all know...this is the first time we've sang that song on the forum.  i thought it was actually incredible that we havn't done that yet. 
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #7199 on: January 05, 2010, 12:47:46 PM »
At Warsaw Technological University (where I study) each course has one humanistic classes and we have philosophy. Tomorrow I have a test and one of the issues are thought of Thomas Aquinas. Should I sue the University of discriminating the Orthodox?
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