The size of things

Re: The size of things

Postby Sean Hayden » Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:34 pm

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Re: The size of things

Postby laklak » Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:17 pm

Size of my thing?

Like a baby's arm holding a plum.
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Re: The size of things

Postby mistermack » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:42 pm

There's always a shortcut.

You can get the Sun in Tesco's, so I'm told. And the Star, if it comes to that.
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Re: The size of things

Postby tattuchu » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:07 pm

laklak wrote:Size of my thing?

Like a baby's arm holding a plum.


:hehe:
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Re: The size of things

Postby mistermack » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:12 pm

tattuchu wrote:
laklak wrote:Size of my thing?

Like a baby's

:fix: :hehe:
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Re: The size of things

Postby JacksSmirkingRevenge » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:36 pm

I'll go the other way with the Planck length:-
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The size of the Planck length can be visualized as follows: if a particle or dot about 0.005 mm in size (which is the same size as a small grain of silt) were magnified in size to be as large as the observable universe, then inside that universe-sized "dot", the Planck length would be roughly the size of an actual 0.005 mm dot. In other words, a 0.005 mm dot is halfway between the Planck length and the size of the observable universe on a logarithmic scale.[12] All said, the attempt to visualize to an arbitrary scale of a 0.005 mm dot is only for a hinge point. With no fixed frame of reference for time or space, where the spatial units shrink toward infinitesimally small spatial sections and time stretches toward infinity, scale breaks down. Inverted, where space is stretched and time is shrunk, the scale adjusts the other way according to the ratio V-squared/C-squared (Lorentz transformation).

That's pretty fookin small. :shock:






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Re: The size of things

Postby Tero » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:08 pm

All of this got me to thinking about Buzz Lightyear:
http://karireport.blogspot.com/2017/12/ ... be-to.html
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Re: The size of things

Postby Tyrannical » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:24 pm

**********************serious reply********************************

I saw Neil deGrasse Tyson recently. And he gives a good talk about how to feel small, cosmically speaking. But he shouldn't speak about topics unrelated to his field of study, to put it politely.
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Re: The size of things

Postby pErvinalia » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:58 am

JacksSmirkingRevenge wrote:I'll go the other way with the Planck length:-
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The size of the Planck length can be visualized as follows: if a particle or dot about 0.005 mm in size (which is the same size as a small grain of silt) were magnified in size to be as large as the observable universe, then inside that universe-sized "dot", the Planck length would be roughly the size of an actual 0.005 mm dot. In other words, a 0.005 mm dot is halfway between the Planck length and the size of the observable universe on a logarithmic scale.[12] All said, the attempt to visualize to an arbitrary scale of a 0.005 mm dot is only for a hinge point. With no fixed frame of reference for time or space, where the spatial units shrink toward infinitesimally small spatial sections and time stretches toward infinity, scale breaks down. Inverted, where space is stretched and time is shrunk, the scale adjusts the other way according to the ratio V-squared/C-squared (Lorentz transformation).

That's pretty fookin small. :shock:


Wow! :o. That's a great visualisation.
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Re: The size of things

Postby pErvinalia » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:59 am

Tyrannical wrote:**********************serious reply********************************

I saw Neil deGrasse Tyson recently. And he gives a good talk about how to feel small, cosmically speaking. But he shouldn't speak about topics unrelated to his field of study, to put it politely.


What's your field of study? :coffee:
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Re: The size of things

Postby JimC » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:36 am

pErvinalia wrote:
Tyrannical wrote:**********************serious reply********************************

I saw Neil deGrasse Tyson recently. And he gives a good talk about how to feel small, cosmically speaking. But he shouldn't speak about topics unrelated to his field of study, to put it politely.


What's your field of study? :coffee:


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Re: The size of things

Postby Rum » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:37 pm

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Re: The size of things

Postby Tyrannical » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:48 pm

He wasn't cheap to see and I bought three tickets.
Thanks for trolling lol

He was very entertaining and interesting, but every once in a while he'd make this comment way outside his field.
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Re: The size of things

Postby pErvinalia » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:49 pm

Such as?
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Re: The size of things

Postby Alan B » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:46 pm

JimC wrote:We need a hyperspace drive, and we need it now!

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