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Comment: Re:faster than light never violates Relativity (Score 1) 140

by Pikoro (#49792675) Attached to: Ways To Travel Faster Than Light Without Violating Relativity

I realize that this is a very simplistic explanation, but think of quantum entanglement like this:

You have 2 cubes. Each cube can be only either blue or green. You have no idea what color each cube is as you packed them into boxes for mailing across the galaxy in a completely dark room. They are then mailed.

Now, you open your box. Turns out that your cube is green. You instantly know that the other cube is blue, even if it's on the other side of the galaxy, however, you have no way of communicating your discovery to the other party.

You now have instant knowledge of what color the remote cube is, but no information has been transferred.

Simple enough?

Comment: Re:Sure, let's make everything tiered (Score 2) 371

No, it's not. It's exactly what the parent said it is. If you're driving along, and under 30kph, and someone stops in front of you, or someone walks in front of your car, the car will make every effort to stop itself before the collision will occur. That has nothing to do with cruise control, adaptive or otherwise.

Comment: Re:Wasn't there an Apache helicopter simulator... (Score 1) 83

by Pikoro (#49675213) Attached to: The World's Most Dangerous Driving Simulator

I work on full motion flight simulators (MD-11 and 747-400) and those things can move!

Like, several tens of tons of metal going from one extreme to another in less than a second in some cases. Building shaking? Not so much. Air displacement and the sound of the hydraulics moving that much mass that quickly? Scary some times.

Imagine something the size of a large dump truck moving straight up 4 meters, then straight back down 4 meters and them back up in just a second or so. It just "feels" wrong.

Comment: Re:One Criterion Missing (Score 1) 416

by Pikoro (#49619281) Attached to: No, NASA Did Not Accidentally Invent Warp Drive

I think they should fly a tested copy of the thing up the the ISS, attache a MecJeb control unit and a solar panel to it, point it into deep space, let it go, and keep an eye on it.

All joking aside, one of these EM drives with an RTG and a transmitter attached and launched into space for testing should be done. Just get it up to like L2 and point it to celestial north to get it out of the ecliptic. Fire up the drive and see what happens. Use the transmitter to track acceleration.

Reactor error - core dumped!