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Comment: FM Radio in disaster (Score 4, Funny) 350

I don't know how much good it will do to listen to a 'local' radio station since most of the time its just a recording anyway.

What you need to listen to is the NOAA weather radio - around here its 162.500 megahertz, and the voice was recorded by Stephen Hawking

Comment: Re:Is the Voyager that fast? (Score 1) 117

by rossdee (#49477853) Attached to: Hubble and the VLT Uncover Evidence For Self-Interacting Dark Matter

"So where it takes light 5000 years to travel a distance, the Voyager would take only 90 years
That means Voyager speed is: 5000 / 90 * lightspeed = warp 55.5!"

In the Original Star Trek, "warp Factor" is cubed to give the equivalent in light speed. Thus the original 1701 Enterprise could travel 64 times lightspeed at Warp 4

By the time we get to Voyager (and presumably TNG as well) Warp 10 seems to be nearly infinite speed, and they could have got home from the Delta Quadrant fairly quickly if the could achieve Warp 10. Tom Parris and B'Elanna Torres were working on using the Delta flyer to fly ahead of Voyager to lessen the shockwave or something like that.
Oh and of coure reconfigure the main deflector to emit a reverse tachyon pulse etc

The amount of time between slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is precisely 1 bananosecond.