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Comment: Re:C is not what people think it means (Score 2) 226

by sconeu (#49791677) Attached to: Ways To Travel Faster Than Light Without Violating Relativity

Bzzzt!!! Thank you for playing. Here's your lovely parting gift.

Let's rephrase... as an outside observer sees you go faster you get compressed to THEM.

From your frame of reference, the outside world is going faster and is compressed, so the distance to the star that is 100 ly away gets compressed by the gamma coefficient.

Comment: Re:a microscopic black hole won't hurt you (Score 1) 148

by sconeu (#49786673) Attached to: Prospects and Limits For the LHC's Capabilities To Test String Theory

Turns out that minimum-size black hole you'll need to destroy Earth is roughly the mass of Mt Everest.

This must be why evil mad scientists are always found underneath large volcanoes. Everything is clear to me now.

Well... that, and the unlimited geothermal power, and, of course, the availability of lava pools for unnecessarily slow dipping mechanisms!

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them. -- Isaac Asimov