Physicist, retired from industry; see https://mark-jackson.online/
Not arbitrarily close; “exactly the same time” is undefined for spatially separated events. Observers in different moving frames will disagree about relative timing – in fact if the events are outside each other’s light cone different observers will disagree about which came before the other.
Erwin Schrödinger didn’t care for this implication of the Copenhagen interpretation either, hence the “Schrödinger’s Cat” thought experiment (which he viewed as a reductio ad absurdum).
Some batters CAN hit to the opposite side – they’re the ones the defense doesn’t shift against!
Spare a moment to appreciate Wally Moon, a left-handed hitter who figured out how to hit cheap home runs over the left field screen in the LA Coliseum: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wally_Moon
We have 3 sons, and in each case we responded to all inquiries about Santa with “Santa Claus is the symbol of the spirit of giving.”
Everyone in our household shares a common shopping list on their iPhone (using AnyList, a free app).
While Agnes is oversimplifying she’s not necessarily wrong. See /The Society of Mind/ (Marvin Minsky): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Society_of_Mind
I remember seeing an actual double-sided painting in a museum – displayed on a temporary wall with a cutout so one could see the “back” side. Might have been by Diego Rivera, although I can’t confirm that by quick internet search.
Three days later “Bizarro” has a better deal: https://comicskingdom.com/bizarro/2022-09-01
If you can see it and it’s there, it’s real.If you can see it and it isn’t there, it’s virtual.If you can’t see it and it’s there, it’s transparent.If you can’t see it and it isn’t there, it’s GONE.(Found at the end of a submission by Alexander Falk to the info-mac digest, reposted by Stoney Ballard in November 1987)
I was returning from Philadelphia to Rochester NY after a rare business trip (hence wearing a suit) when the plane unexpectedly hit some bad turbulence – bad enough that for safety reasons we diverted to a closer airport (Syracuse) and finished our trip by bus. Drink service had just passed our aisle and I was holding a scotch on the rocks, but by executing a kind of sideways figure-8 move did not spill a drop.
Unfortunately the dork sitting to my right reacted to the turbulence by moving his bloody Mary away from his lap to his left – so I got the wet trousers. :-(