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billryan
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May 12th, 2022 at 7:01:51 PM permalink
Is there a difference between a black hole and a wormhole as used in SciFi?
The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
lilredrooster
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May 13th, 2022 at 2:03:17 AM permalink
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Not sure what the odds are a 6'9" man can blend in with the crowd. Seems low to me.


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the link gives more info on this story
they were caught and she committed suicide by gun - at least that's the official line


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https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/05/12/vicky-white-alabama-corrections-casey/


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AxelWolf
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May 13th, 2022 at 2:43:08 AM permalink
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Barrel containing human remains discovered in Lake Mead amid drought, more bodies likely to turn up



https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/las-vegas-authorities-barrel-containing-human-remains-discovered-in-lake-mead-amid-drought-more-bodies-likely-to-turn-up/ar-AAWQJJX?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=1bb4f328644248558c9d539977311836
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I found a body floating in Lake Mead many years ago. It wasn't in a barrel, it was floating in the middle of the lake.
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In the late 90's I was seeing this chick, Norma Jean, who lived a few doors down. She had a crazy on-and-off relationship with this guy named Scott. Scott and I ended up becoming friends, a few years later he ended up drowning in Lake Mead. IIRC it was alcohol-related.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
lilredrooster
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May 15th, 2022 at 12:10:55 AM permalink
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wow - I was just at the grocery store and they now want $6 for a little package of cookies

I think we need to bring back the WIN buttons that were there under Gerald Ford iirc

remember WIN__________WIN of course stands for________________


________________________𝙒𝙃𝙄𝙋 𝙄𝙉𝙁𝙇𝘼𝙏𝙄𝙊𝙉 𝙉𝙊𝙒______________________


I'm pretty sure that would do the trick___________________(~:/


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DogHand
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May 15th, 2022 at 2:33:36 AM permalink
Even the price of the lowly WIN button is subject to inflation: originally free, they are now selling for $6.99:

https://www.thecuriousphoenix.com/store.php/TheCuriousPhoenix/pd7889734/win-pinback-button-original-president-ford-promotion&sa=U&ved=2ahUKEwj9xcnvl-H3AhUPRs0KHb0OAuAQFnoECAoQAg&usg=AOvVaw04DaywUANuJB0KkUJ6q7ho

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DRich
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May 15th, 2022 at 4:35:59 AM permalink
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wow - I was just at the grocery store and they now want $6 for a little package of cookies



You must have very expensive taste in cookies. I shop at Walmart Neighborhood Market and the cookies I buy are the Walmart brand version of the Girl Scout cookies called Thin Mints. Last week I paid $2,12 for a pack but that inflation has hit those cookies too as I used to pay about $1.79 a few weeks ago.
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lilredrooster
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May 15th, 2022 at 4:56:10 AM permalink
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maybe in 6 months the table minimum at the craps table will be $250

remember the good ole days, when if you had $100 you thought you actually had some money____________?????


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rxwine
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May 15th, 2022 at 6:10:29 AM permalink
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maybe in 6 months the table minimum at the craps table will be $250

remember the good ole days, when if you had $100 you thought you actually had some money____________?????


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Gambling wins should be indexed to inflation. ; )
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BillHasRetired
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May 15th, 2022 at 12:47:17 PM permalink
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Is there a difference between a black hole and a wormhole as used in SciFi?
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A black hole is a gravitational singularity--the star that formed it was so large that when it collapsed nothing could stop the implosion: normal matter became degenerate matter as the electrons were shoved into their smallest possible orbits. That wasn't enough, so it got worse. Electrons were forced into protons to become neutrons, and the star became a neutron star. But no, the sheer mass of the star was so much that neutrons were squeezed into quark plasma...and the density of that is so great that the escape velocity from the surface of that star became greater than the speed of light--and the star went completely black--a black hole. There's a hell of a lot more about BHs and the crazy things that happen around them. DM me for more.

Black holes are real, and just this past week they've released an image of Sagittarius A, a known BH.

A wormhole is a theoretical connection between two points in space-time, where the distance between the two points is vastly greater in the 'normal' universe than the distance through the wormhole. The points in space-time that can support the formation of a wormhole vary greatly in SF, as well as in theoretical physics. In SF, they exist in places that are nearby a star, yet far enough away to allow plot points to happen. In one notable exception, the Niven-Pournelle universe where the Moties existed had the exit of one wormhole (an "Alderson point") actually inside the atmosphere of a orange-red supergiant star..

Wormholes have not been proven to exist. But folks keep hoping.
rxwine
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May 15th, 2022 at 2:46:45 PM permalink
Casinos promoted the "gaming" substitution for gambling. I'm pretty sure it was an attempt to clean up a stigma of the gambling ne're do well reputation. I've never agreed with it myself. But this is what happens.

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A scientific paper published this week has found that gaming might cause positive gains in intelligence in children. Although links between gaming and its impact on intelligence have been found before, this study found evidence for the impact in stronger terms and suggested causal links between gaming and intelligence.
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The paper is published on Nature.com and the study was carried out by a team of European researchers based in universities in Sweden, The Netherlands, and Germany. The study's aim was to determine what impact screen time had on children's intelligence, with special focus on playing video games as compared with watching videos.



To make my point, it would be pretty silly to call playing video games "gambling', unless there is actual gambling.
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