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Comment Re:Don't forget all the options (Score 1) 238

Yikes, settle down. Just trying to give a simple analogy for how strong the evidence is for the Big Bang.

What I am saying is that we should not disregard other possibilities such as the universe simply be far, far, far bigger than we can see.

We already know it is. But we're also pretty damn sure it puffed itself up about 13.8 billion years ago.

Comment That Einstein's name? Albert Einstein (Score 3, Informative) 238

according to a theory that overturns Einstein's century-old claim that the speed of light is a constant

Did Einstein ever make any claims about the speed of light being constant over time, or has a journalist just assumed he must have in order to shoe-horn his name in?

Comment Re:All HDR TVs have horrible input lag (Score 1) 40

I've seen experiments that show the brain is remarkably foolable when it comes to synchronising actions and vision.

If you set up a light to flash every time the volunteer pushes a button, but then slowly increase the delay, their brain will compensate and they'll still think it's instant (up to a point, of course).

But then if you remove the delay, the next time they press the button they will perceive the light as coming on before they pushed the button.

So while it will always seem much less laggy if you go from an HDTV to a dumb TV (CRT or an LCD computer monitor for example), that doesn't necessarily mean you were having such a bad experience with the TV before you switched. Your brain may have been filtering out some of the delay between your actions and the on-screen consequences.

There's probably some kind of opposite analogy with how Obama will be viewed in four years time...

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