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Comment: Re:Amazing work.. (Score 1) 108

by delt0r (#48854761) Attached to: <em>Star Trek Continues</em> Kickstarter 2.0

(red matter? WTF?)

Yea cus dilithium crystals are right on the money and ignoring that the correct application of teleport solves pretty much most of plots was soo rock solid.

You fans are all the same. You point out what is wrong with the new while it was twice as bad in the original. And please don't start with "it was intellectual". it was only if your a Texan neo nazi. " Oh.. killing people different to me bad?"

It is star trek, the softest crappiest (technospeak anyone) form of sci fi invented by man. Futurama is more intelligent, more realistic and just better sci fi. You can't do crap with star trek because it was already crap in the first place. At least JJ work is interesting enough not to walk out before the end of the movie. If your sci fi is that crap *at* least have some action.

Comment: Re:Needed! (Score 3, Informative) 105

by delt0r (#48854729) Attached to: Google Pondering $1 Billion Investment In SpaceX's Satellite Internet
Fused silica has a refractive index of approx 1.5. so light is 33% slower in fiber. But that is not the whole story since group velocity and phase velocity are mode dependent. I assume it is all single mode however at that would be in the ball park.

Diamond has a index of refraction of 2.4, so fibers made of diamond (there are reasons to use diamond :) so signal speed would be 1/2 c.

Over 1/2 of lag however is in the switching.

"The algorithm to do that is extremely nasty. You might want to mug someone with it." -- M. Devine, Computer Science 340