Who the hell prints in 2015?
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I can tell by the way you write that you are drunk. You should seek help.
dude, your signature is one of the best quotes I have ever seen.
Okay, what is available for download right now is a "technology preview" version, which is very basic, it really lacks features.
Essentially, they are telling us that they are proficient enough to connect to the source code repository of chromium, download it, slap their name on it, build it, and ship it.
Which, I guess will do at this point, it shows determination.
What I am really looking forward to is something like Opera 10 or 12.
Yep, Opera used to be the best, until they destroyed it. When they did, I stopped using it. Now this is really good news!
I don't understand a thing, but if I could vote, I would vote +1 "Interesting".
Right, it is both (a) and (b). The dominant kind of shift observed is red, and it has minor variations due to actual movement of galaxies in space, in addition to the (supposed) expansion of space.
The Andromeda galaxy, which is the closest one to us, and therefore not very red-shifted to begin with, does in fact move towards us in space, (we will collide at some point in the very distant future,) and for this reason it is slightly blue-shifted.
On the wikipedia entry for "Andromeda Galaxy" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A... the bar on the right hand side says "Redshift z = -0.001001 (minus sign indicates blueshift)"
So, of course the tired light hypothesis does not deny that light undergoes a doppler effect; it just tries to explain why the red shift appears to increase as the distance increases.
but... but... that's precisely what is supposed to be happening according to the currently accepted models: the red shift is _not_ due to the galaxies actually moving apart in space, it is due to the space itself expanding between them, in combination with the fact that the speed of light remains constant despite the expanding space.
Now, if space is expanding, then I could hold one end of a (long enough) yardstick standing on this galaxy, and you could hold the other end standing on another galaxy, despite the red shift, because the yardstick would be expanding together with the space between the galaxies. This essentially means that there is no way to detect the expansion of space in the physical world other than by studying light. Which means that if light behaves in some way that we do not yet understand, then it could very well be that there is no expansion taking place at all.
The tired light hypothesis says forget that awfully exotic stuff about expansion of space, there is a much simpler explanation, everything is more or less stationary, nothing is expanding, and the red shift is due to some as of yet unknown property of light which reduces its frequency as it travels through space.
and even before that, all japanese "custom" motorcycles were tweaked to sound like they were broken, because without the tweaks they did not sound quite like harleys.
This has already been mentioned in a comment above, look for the title "Light drag?".
A theory of this kind has existed since 1929. See "tired light" on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
I am not a physicist myself, but physics is a very interesting topic for me. A long time ago I theorized along these lines, and when I spoke about it with physicists, they told me that my hypothesis has already been considered, and it has a name, and that name is "tired light".
See "tired light" on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
But that's all irrelevant to the article. Proper gravity for comfortable space travel is not the issue here; the issue is minimizing the cost of the travel. And sleeping astronauts travel a lot cheaper than woken ones. Plus, they don't need gravity. Unless someone is under the impression that proper gravity will help with the muscles of sleeping astronauts, which I highly doubt.
There are far easier ways to do it. For example, the entire ship can be a wheel, instead of having to be a ship with a wheel on it. And it does not even have to be shaped like a wheel. Tether the living compartment to a spent rocket stage, and let the two rotate around their common weight center which will be at some point along the tether line.
OK, for the past several weeks, I swear, every day, this happens to me: when I have the privilege to mod, nothing worth modding gets posted. And whenever I do not have this privilege, all the interesting posts get posted. Aaaargh!
... with all fraternities and sororities using the term "Greek"...