Candorville by Darrin Bell

Candorville

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  1. Varnes

    Varnes said, almost 2 years ago

    She knows him pretty well….

  2. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, almost 2 years ago

    Susan would be more interested if he had expanded on the “accelerating” comment. The universe is expanding and the rate of expansion is getting faster over time.
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    Nobody knows how or why just as they don’t know how it got here in the first place or what started the expansion some 14 billion years ago.
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    But that comes to the second point. The rate of expansion is still limited by the speed of light, or at least I think it is, what with light surely creating the border or the imaginary edge. (A fun thing about that is that despite the expansion in all directions, the theory of relativity still limits the speed of expansion to the speed of light rather than two times the speed of light.)
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    Therefore, if the universe is about 14 billion years old, it is about 14 billion light years across and won’t expand but one light year per year, a teeny, tiny fraction of the total.
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    Therefore, unlike Lemont, the universe is not doubling in size every 10-35 seconds. (and really Big L isn’t THAT big)

  3. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, almost 2 years ago

    but any excuse to kiss Susan is always a good excuse.

  4. CARAPORAM

    CARAPORAM said, almost 2 years ago

    Dios mio, she looks kissable!

  5. LameRandomName

    LameRandomName said, almost 2 years ago

    @DavidHuieGreen

    The expansion of Space-Time itself is not subject to the Limit that we believes set the maximum speed that can be accelerated to in a vacuum.

  6. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, almost 2 years ago

    @LameRandomName

    Agreed and we really won’t know if the Light Speed limit is correct until we have some means of reaching those kind of velocities. At one time the Speed of Sound was thought unbreakable. I know Einstein’s math proves it is unbreakable but sometimes what we know is right turns out to be not so much. Only time will tell.

  7. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, almost 2 years ago

    “At one time the Speed of Sound was thought unbreakable. I know Einstein’s math proves it is unbreakable but sometimes what we know is right turns out to be not so much. Only time will tell.”
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    Actually, we knew of objects which went faster than the speed of sound, such as the planet Earth. We just didn’t know if we could build airplanes which could do it. It was especially difficult using propellors.
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    Einstein didn’t prove the speed of light in a vacuum to be unbreakable. He assumed the measurements were correct which continue to indicate it is the same in all directions and use math to contemplate the implications of that observation.
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    Even if we could somehow surpass the speed of light, the energy to reach the speed of light for even a single electron would be infinite, so we need some sort of shortcut if we want to move large objects interstellar distances in human lifetimes.
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    I assume THEVIC IOUSDOUG MARTIG has tried to explain this to Susan as a means of rendering her unconscious and vulnerable to his lecherous desires, while the rest of us simply admire her from afar.
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    “The expansion of Space-Time itself is not subject to the Limit that we believes set the maximum speed that can be accelerated to in a vacuum.”
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    Nonetheless, we would be sore pressed to show it since all our measurements are based on information from light reaching us and the old speed limit kicks in instantly.
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    Explain it to Clyde and he’ll figure out a way to use it to steal something from you.

  8. LameRandomName

    LameRandomName said, almost 2 years ago

    @Redkaycei Repoc

    Actually, Albert didn’t say that you couldn’t travel at the speed of light or faster, He said that you couldn’t ACCELERATE to it. The word “Limit” in this case is a Calculus limit, not a speed limit. Not in the conventional sense anyway.

  9. LameRandomName

    LameRandomName said, almost 2 years ago

    @DavidHuieGreen

    We’re not hard pressed to show it at all.

    The universe grew faster than 300,000k/s during the inflation after the big bang; and the same phenomenon is what creates the event horizon that surrounds a black hole.

    It’s like boating towards Niagara Falls in a vessel capable of 15 knots. Once you reach the point where the water is flowing towards the falls at 15 knots you’re on the event horizon and you’ll be stuck there until you run out of fuel. After that, well…

  10. Claia Bryja

    Claia Bryja said, almost 2 years ago

    I’m late to the discussion, but I hope I can clear up a common confusion.

    According to Einstein’s relativity theories, the ultimate speed limit for travelling through space is the speed of light. No particle can travel faster than 299792.458 km/sec.

    The expansion of space, however, is an entirely different thing, and it can’t even be measured in the same units. A speed is a ratio of distance divided by time, whereas space expansion is a ratio of speed divided by time. The current expansion rate of space in the universe is roughly 70 kilometres per second per million parsecs (a parsec is a distance greater than 30,000,000,000,000 km). This means that any two objects in the universe that are one million parsecs apart are being separated by the expansion of space by a relative speed of 70 km/sec, whereas any two objects that are two million pc apart are being separated at 140 km/sec, three million parsecs apart are being separated at 210 km/sec, etc. Another way of thinking about it is to say that every million parsec length of space everywhere is getting 70 km longer every second. The ratio of 70 km/sec per million parsecs is the same ratio all throughout the universe. It is that ratio— not any specific speed— that is increasing at an accelerating pace, and Einstein’s relativity theories set no restriction on how large that ratio may grow.

  11. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, almost 2 years ago

    @LameRandomName

    “We’re not hard pressed to show it at all.

    “The universe grew faster than 300,000k/s during the inflation after the big bang; and the same phenomenon is what creates the event horizon that surrounds a black hole.”
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    Actually, that isn’t quite showing even if true. Consider the fact that we can’t actually show the speed of inflation at the time of the big bang or events along the event horizon.
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    Now, if you want to tell me we are looking at light from a source 10 billion light-years away and that light was emitted 10 billion years ago and that the source was only 4 billion light-years away at the time but took that long to reach us now while traveling a billion light-years per billion years, then I have to give a bit more consideration
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    But while I am contemplating that, Clyde will be going to various ATMs with my credit card.

  12. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, almost 2 years ago

    @Claia Bryja

    “The current expansion rate of space in the universe is roughly 70 kilometres per second per million parsecs (a parsec is a distance greater than 30,000,000,000,000 km)”
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    So assuming you to be right (since why would you bother to like to me) and the others claiming the visible universe is 93 billion light-years in diameter or some 28 billion parsecs which is to say 28 thousand million parsecs (since why would THEY bother to lie to the Internet?) and applying your growth factor, we get 28,000 times 70 km/sec growth rate or 1,960,000 kilometres per second or something like 6.5 times the speed of light.
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    Did I do that right?
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    No wonder Susan said, “Dios mio,”
    But Lemont has still overstated the universe’s growth rate.
    Is it not so????
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    “I hope I can clear up a common confusion.”
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    Yep, we’re all confusion free now.

  13. LOWRIDER84

    LOWRIDER84 said, over 1 year ago

    Once again, this delicious woman is up on the roof alone with him and all he can think to do is whine and obsess about his fat ass.

    At times like this, he needs to let his little head do the thinking.

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