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Comment: Re:Nobody cares, but... (Score 3, Informative) 88

The definition of "Universe" from Marriam-Webster: " all of space and everything in it".

And the definition of "Universe", from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:

Bigger than the biggest thing ever and then some. Much bigger than that in fact, really amazingly immense, a totally stunning size, real "wow, that's big," time. Infinity is just so big that, by comparison, bigness itself looks really titchy. Gigantic multiplied by colossal multiplied by staggeringly huge is the sort of concept we're trying to get across here.

Comment: Obligatory (Score 1) 152

by ArcadeMan (#49507143) Attached to: Mandelbrot Zooms Now Surpass the Scale of the Observable Universe

Relevant part is at 3 minutes and 9 seconds.

Yes I know, it's "fake", not done in real-time. But it's still an impressive image sequence compression playback that was done on computers 22 years ago*.

* That was more than two decades ago? Holy shit, I'm old. And get off my lawn!

Comment: Re:Segways are awesome (Score 1) 133

by ArcadeMan (#49484415) Attached to: Chinese Ninebot Buys US Rival Segway

If you are a "Segway train" group leader, make sure to call out to pedestrians "watch out to your left, passing by" while barely missing them, instead of riding in a more appropriate place.

That's why I use the all-terrain, off-road model of Segway while in I'm in cities. The powerful motors and oversized wheels makes it easy to just roll over all obstacles.

Unix: Some say the learning curve is steep, but you only have to climb it once. -- Karl Lehenbauer