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Comment: Re:Is it a plague or more like the common cold? (Score 1) 338

by Smonson78 (#46051909) Attached to: Facebook Is a Plague That'll Burn Out In a Few Years, Says Study
I like Facebook, but I really don't like the fact that I now have to pay money to sent a message to a stranger. I don't like the fact that companies routinely pay money to send spam to me. I'm now in a situation of being ready to leave but waiting for a reasonable alternative to appear.

Comment: Re:massless photons vs black hole (Score 1) 175

by Smonson78 (#44996849) Attached to: Scientists Create New "Lightsaber-Like" Form of Matter
Thanks for attempting to explain this concept in layman's terms. I appreciate it very much. So from what I understand, the ants never actually reach the north pole of the orange because time at the singularity gets slower and slower from the reference point of the universe outside the event horizon, and that's why they can't cross the centre of the gravity-hole and come back out the other side?

Comment: Re:massless photons vs black hole (Score 1) 175

by Smonson78 (#44967007) Attached to: Scientists Create New "Lightsaber-Like" Form of Matter

A black hole bends space so tightly that if light gets too close (the event horizon), it gets sucked in. That's why we refer to it as a hole.

This still doesn't make sense to a non-physicist like me. You haven't explained why the photon can't just go into the curved area of space and straight out the other side.

The first version always gets thrown away.

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