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by CShark
Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: FWIW...I'm not dead yet
Replies: 4
Views: 1314

FWIW...I'm not dead yet

For those few of you who may have wondered where I've been, my absense is not due to lack of interest, just lack of good health. Hope to be in better condition soon, at which point will try to become more of a regular again.

Later,
CShark
by CShark
Mon May 19, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: Shuttle Hard Drives
Replies: 6
Views: 1884

Forum Monk wrote:
CShark wrote:Why the heck were there DOS based systems running on the most complicated machine in history !???
Because they didn't want to risk BSOD!
Could have been worse...could have been CPM !
by CShark
Fri May 16, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: Shuttle Hard Drives
Replies: 6
Views: 1884

Um...unless I am mistaken, DOS wrote to drives pretty much the same basic way Windows does. What causes fragmentation (files saved in bits over a non-consecutive area of the drive) is saving/deleting/saving/ etc. over time. DOS used a file allocation table (FAT 12 or 16) much the way Windows uses NT...
by CShark
Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:54 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: The Largest Known Star
Replies: 51
Views: 9401

Monk, what do you define as 'energy' ? If is the ability to do work, then is gravity not energy, and as we know, the big G certainly does warp space...so...we're going around and around this one. One of the more interesting ideas is that a black hole does not exist in our universe, but is something ...
by CShark
Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:15 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Humans nearly wiped out 70,000 years ago
Replies: 16
Views: 11143

Sounds like something I read in Genesis...
by CShark
Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:13 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: The Largest Known Star
Replies: 51
Views: 9401

Thinking out loud as well, although the definition of a singularity is a point, and therefore having no physical dimentions, as it cannot be proven why do we suspect that black holes are indeed singularities ? From what I gather, most if not all galaxies contain 'super massive' black holes at their ...
by CShark
Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: The Largest Known Star
Replies: 51
Views: 9401

Indeed. That is what I stated, I said its rotational time would decrease, ie, the revs would rise. Increasing spin speed then creates a battle between centrifugal force trying to flatten the mass into a disc versus gravity trying to hold it as a sphere. Sorry Dig, I took a pain killer before loggin...
by CShark
Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:12 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: The Largest Known Star
Replies: 51
Views: 9401

Digit wrote:I hope you can Monk. Whilst you're at it see what comes up about Black Holes. I won't give my reasoning here but I suspect that someone will have sugested that a black hole would look like an old LP disc.
Probably something by Elvis.....
by CShark
Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:12 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: The Largest Known Star
Replies: 51
Views: 9401

Try this!. If the angular momentum of the star is maintained then its rotational time must decrease when it collapses. Can a spherical shape be maintained under those circumstances? I suggest not. Ok, I'm going to show my complete lack of understanding of physics here: as the star collapses, would ...
by CShark
Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:05 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: The Largest Known Star
Replies: 51
Views: 9401

Maths tends to be used in support of an idea Shark not produce it. Perhaps I was not clear when I stated that math was not my stong point. If I could work out the differences in gravitation vs mass, I would be producing a conclusion or result, where I did not have one to begin with. Yes, it also su...
by CShark
Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:56 am
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Infant Carrying Ruled Out As Reason Why Early Humans Walked
Replies: 7
Views: 3632

It's not "news" that the government wastes money. Off-topic, but I can't help it: I work for our government...it's not much better up here, believe me! The things I've seen, may as well take a stack of bills and burn them for all the good some 'studies' or projects have contributed....then, there's...
by CShark
Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: Anthropology and Primitive Societies
Topic: Infant Carrying Ruled Out As Reason Why Early Humans Walked
Replies: 7
Views: 3632

Infant Carrying Ruled Out As Reason Why Early Humans Walked

Something that may interest a few here... Carrying babies that could no longer use their feet to cling to their parents in the way that young apes can has long been thought to be at least one explanation as to why humans became bipedal. But University of Manchester researchers investigating the ener...
by CShark
Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:22 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: Afterlife?
Replies: 14
Views: 2776

This may turn out to be a very volatile topic... In my personal opionion, I dearly hope there is, but the scientist in me thinks otherwise. And this is from someone who has gone through a varied and deep religious life when I was younger (very long story). Um, I don't think early man saw other mamma...
by CShark
Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:19 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: The Largest Known Star
Replies: 51
Views: 9401

Next point, does the gravity well of a collapsed star act over a greater distance than the star's gravity well? My initial thought would be 'no difference', but that is only my best guess. As long as the net mass doesn't change... In reality, when a star collapses, mass is lost (stars tend to explo...
by CShark
Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:26 am
Forum: The 'Everything Else' Forum.....
Topic: The Largest Known Star
Replies: 51
Views: 9401

Hmm...so if enough heavy atoms were around to form a super-massive planet, would it be able to grow large enough to collapse inwardly ? The reason that black holes (seem) to start from super-stars is simply a size thing. I've never heard of a non-hydrogen body, a planet in effect, that could be mass...