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    What's on your mind?

    Scratchy half awake brain, This is one paper which makes the suggestion of gravity being faster than light, however it also applies relativity equations to show that g=c. https://cds.cern.ch/record/590226/files/0211140.pdf I've read other stuff over the years that draws conclusions both ways. Certainly using some experimental postulates you can, with some accuracy, show g=c in vacuum. However if you apply multi-dimensional theories g can be seen as exceeding c by taking a "short cut" through space-time. It's been a while since I looked into it and as I said they keep re-inventing the universe but I rather think the short answer at the moment is that we do not know but some upcoming new tools may take us closer. Cheers
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    What's on your mind?

    Think I need to finish waking up before I attempt to read that. Cheers
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    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    Just for once I managed to watch a current movie, "The Irishman." Very ,very good, compelling use of digital to alter the ages of the key placers, a mix of De Niro, Pesci, Keitel and Pacino - pretty much all the wise guys in other words. I'm not sure if the plot is completely accurate to what went on in the heyday of the mobsters but it makes for very good viewing. Cheers
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    What's on your mind?

    Hmm, Likewise, my physics is so out of date they must have reinvented the universe at least four times. I've a sneaking suspicion however that "gravitons" like photons will be found to be massless but that still does not explain how in some experiments it appears to be faster, much faster than light. Gravity is a very, very strange force, we can observe it, readily, but a description is elusive. Somewhere there it is going to descend into quantum in an attempt to find that explanation. Nonetheless the new telescopes are going to uncover a lot of exciting new science, and new puzzles over the coming years. Cheers
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    One Hundred Seconds

    Maybe, but really I don't think so, the scientists seem just to be genuinely concerned - as they have every right to be. Cheers
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    What's on your mind?

    Yeah, Totally correct. Cheers
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    What's on your mind?

    I totally understand but thus far this is not an Armageddon event. Cheers
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    One Hundred Seconds

    Those guys don't do it for money Cheers
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    One Hundred Seconds

    This is the real world, dealing with it does not involve medication, it involves concern. I'm simply reporting what the informed and intelligent group of scientists and others decided to telegraph to the world, if it bothers to listen, there are serious threats lose in the world and significant people are not making them go away, in fact they are making the either more likely or worse. Ignorance such as yours hardly improves the situation. Cheers
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    What's on your mind?

    I'm still in the process of getting to full recovery from pneumonia - news flash - takes longer when you get older - so my body might not like it much either but I'm of a sub-group, as is your friend. So far this thing is not Armageddon. Cheers
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    What's on your mind?

    I suppose it could well mutate and become far more deadly but as it stands it's a bit of a beat-up or to be kind an over-abundance of caution. The death rate is relatively low against a not very large number of confirmed cases and most everyone who has died has either been very elderly or suffering from respiratory issues. The more normal, if you can call it that, flu that circles the globe on an annual basis kills far more people and we never seem to notice. Cheers
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    NSW / QLD fires

    Hah, He doesn't know what normal is - but that doesn't surprise me much. Cheers
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    NSW / QLD fires

    Absolutely crazy weather - the east coast is baking in between mud falling from the sky and meanwhile SA is struggling to break 20C in Adelaide today. Cheers
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    One Hundred Seconds

    Nah, Trump's mobile is perpetually tied up on Twitter Cheers
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    One Hundred Seconds

    Yes, That is indeed the rub with treaties, depends who signs them. I know it is an "open secret" but wouldn't it be amusing if actually it was all a con ? (Given the security at Dimona and around the Jerichos I'd say they are indeed real. ) Cheers
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    One Hundred Seconds

    I think that has become the real concern Kimmo, that we could have a WWIII and not extinguish all life on the planet. It used to be said that WWIV would be fought with sticks and stones but now the ghouls who produce the weapons have made it entirely possible to fight a war using weapons of mass destruction and still preserve enough of an aggressor nation's military capability to take ownership of a defeated rival. Or at least that is the latest frightening set of suggestions. Cheers
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    One Hundred Seconds

    I'd disagree, paper shows intent, it may not be honored in the breech but people have met and discussed in order to arrive at an agreement. That humanises the relationship otherwise there is a tendency to become very dehumanised which makes taking hostile action easier. One of the most iconic photographs I think I have ever seen was taken during the end of hostilities between Israel and Egypt. It was of an Israeli soldier with a big smile on his face extending a handshake to an Egyptian soldier somewhere in Sinai. You are very much less likely to shoot someone once you have shaken their hand in friendship. One of the problems the world now faces, as I mentioned, is that MAD is no longer necessarily the case, low yield nukes delivered with high accuracy are a very real and frightening possibility. Proliferation is ridiculous really but humans can be very ridiculous. what is the point to having a weapon that you would never dare to use ? Yet nation after nation has spent billions on doing just that. The world is just too small and too crowded for that stupidity to endure but I've no idea how to stop it. I do find it amusing that Israel has never admitted to owning nukes but everyone believes they do. That could be the most spectacular example ever of the shell game but no one is ever likely to put it to the test Climate change is indeed a reality and carbon offsets are a joke, real action is needed, not encouraging more coal consumption which both the President and our idiot PM are hell-bent on doing. Cheers
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    One Hundred Seconds

    Hmm, We have managed to survive for around 75 years without the deployment of nuclear arms and that has at least in part been because of treaties between the major players and an understanding that MAD is a reality. Walking away from treaties is madness, we are back to the bad old days of pre the fall of the Berlin war. The major nations have signed the treaties over the years and have abided by them, by that I mean the US and Russia/SU, China has been a late arrival and in many ways playing "me-to." India and Pakistan are indeed a major concern, if there is likely to be a nuclear flash-point then the Indian sub-continent has to be the most likely suspect but there are other concerns. Perhaps the most significant, somewhat ironically, is that typical nuclear weapons now have much lower yields. That is however because weapons are much more accurate than they were which unfortunately makes it rather more likely that they might be used in a limited war than had previously been the case. Obviously nuclear weapons precede Trump, but he is the first to blatantly walk away from existing treaties. They may not be perfect, probably never will be, but they demonstrate a willingness to cooperate that is otherwise absent. You may have a well-founded dislike of Iran but it is notable that even after Trump abandoned the nuclear agreement with them, and tried, thus far unsuccessfully, to get the European signatories to follow suit, Iran still follows established inspection guidelines and does not make it difficult for the investigators the way Iraq did. The countries actually doing the most to stem CO2 output are the big, emergent if you like, nations, China and India. Both are working very hard at developing Thorium as a safer nuclear energy source and despite your wanting to belittle the effort they are both involved in massive tree-planting initiatives. Their problem is that they cannot just halt energy production or they will have internal revolution on their hands. There is no reason why America should be increasing coal consumption apart from short-sighted greed, led by a climate-change denying idiot of a President. The world is in serious trouble, making light of it or denying it is not going to make it go away. Cheers
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    NSW / QLD fires

    That water tanker that went down was on charter from America and had an American crew: https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/us-firefighters-mourn-crew-lost-in-snowy-mountains-air-tanker-crash/news-story/bf0b26f3fe2a4150ec1cae4394984b17 Those guys risk their lives doing that stuff as their daily job I suppose - doesn't make it any the less sad. Cheers
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    NSW / QLD fires

    Only ever flown it, be a long trip by coach. Cheers
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    NSW / QLD fires

    Yeah, hotter over there than expected, hope your mum travels safe. Cheers
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    NSW / QLD fires

    Doesn't say if he was on a drop run. That would be at least two Hercules lost fire fighting, I hope it does not turn out to be a fault trend. I'm a little surprised Canberra is still suffering Ry, Adelaide has cooled way off and not showing much sign yet of boiling back up. Cheers
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    i see dead people

    Another sad day. R.I.P. Cheers
  24. Dunno about completely different but they did try to pass a wave of common sense over "rights." Whether they succeeded, well, it is a pretty honest document in the main - guns aside but of course that in itself is an amendment. Cheers
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    What's on your mind?

    I'm getting to be more and more convinced that we are experiencing a shift in the seasons. If that does turn out to be the case then the worst of the fire season may be over - certainly hope so. Cheers
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