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Comment: Re:Is the Voyager that fast? (Score 1) 116

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

Comment: Re:Less Supervsion for More Money (Score 1) 121

by rossdee (#49404327) Attached to: Stanford Turns To Pair Programming: 1 CS Education For the Price of 2?

"You have to remember, Stanford considers Computer Science to be just a branch of the Philosophy Department in the first place.."

In that case you might as well go to the University of Wooloomooloo , I hear they have an excellent Philosophy Department - just ask for Bruce

Have you ever noticed that the people who are always trying to tell you `there's a time for work and a time for play' never find the time for play?