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    [–] [MISC] Need a telescope the size of a planet to take a photo of a black hole? JasontheFuzz 1 points ago in HFY

    Assuming the worst case scenario, there's an easy enough solution. Just go a few hundred km too far, let the radiation blast go nuts, hitting nothing, then turn around and return to the planet!

    [–] [MISC] Need a telescope the size of a planet to take a photo of a black hole? JasontheFuzz 1 points ago in HFY

    In theory, since you're moving space around, nothing inside the bubble is moving at all. I'm not sure anybody knows what the bubble would do if and when it hits something with mass. Would it be pushed out of the way? Absorbed into the bubble? Pushed forward by the bubble? No way to tell, until we do some tests.

    [–] When is joking around joking around, and when is it bullying? JasontheFuzz 14 points ago in needadvice

    If the joke is at somebody's expense, and they even slightly don't appreciate it, it's not funny. Enough bad "jokes" like that a lot and it becomes bullying.

    If you must mess with your friends, then look for signs that they're uncomfortable- slight wincing, forced laughs and smiles, avoiding eye contact. If you see that, then stop.

    [–] ants keep getting in my bedroom JasontheFuzz 2 points ago in needadvice

    I've used these: to great effect. I recently set some outside for an any problem in my garage. Two days later, I replaced it since it was clogged with dead ants.

    [–] [Request] theoretically how fast would a tank have to spin its turret in order to do this irl? JasontheFuzz 1 points ago in theydidthemath

    Because you're still trying to argue that a turret (thereby implying that it is still fully functioning and that the only difference is the exterior shape of the turret to allow it to provide lift when spun at high speeds) is somehow not a turret.

    I didn't say "add a wing." I said "reshape the turret." Turn the cylinder into a hollow airfoil so you can shoot out of it. It's so obvious I can't believe I have to explain this to you.

    [–] [Request] theoretically how fast would a tank have to spin its turret in order to do this irl? JasontheFuzz 2 points ago in theydidthemath

    You can get that. I've explicitly explained how, twice, but you're somehow of the opinion that shaping the barrel differently makes the tank into an entirely different vehicle. That is just patently incorrect.

    [–] [Request] theoretically how fast would a tank have to spin its turret in order to do this irl? JasontheFuzz 15 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago) in theydidthemath

    The simple, imagination free, boring answer is "never."

    The better answer is "Normally, never, but if you..." and then you make it possible. OP doesn't care about the boundaries of logic and semantics. They want to see a tank fly because it's awesome! We're not here to adhere to the tedious detail of a scientific paper. We're here for entertainment. Adding a wing to a tank makes it a tank with a wing-shaped cannon. I'll choose that reality. You can keep being boring.

    This is /r/theydidthemath, after all. You had to have started visiting this sub because you liked the way people give outlandish answers to silly questions. When did you lose that passion for the fun side of science?

    [–] TIL that in the movie Noah's Ark, filmed in 1928, the flood scene at the movie's climax was created by actually dumping 600,000 gallons of water onto the set. Three extras drowned and many suffered broken bones. This led to the introduction of safety regulations for movie stunts in 1929. JasontheFuzz 1 points ago in todayilearned

    since its a living document how can you cite it?

    You simply cite it with "retrieved insert date here" after the citation. It's a perfectly acceptable way to cite things. This website talks about the APA citation method and gives this:

    Schonfeld, E. (2010, May 3). Google throws $38.8 million to the wind [Web log post]. Retrieved May 4, 2010, from

    Wikipedia keeps a history of all changes to the pages. A dedicated reviewer could easily find the same version of the page that you originally saw.

    My point was that you've got a good head on your shoulders; wikipedia is an unreliable source. But you're just wasting your own time telling people to stop sourcing it, because that's not going to happen any time soon.

    [–] [Request] theoretically how fast would a tank have to spin its turret in order to do this irl? JasontheFuzz 24 points ago in theydidthemath

    You can if you're not a terribly boring person. It just requires some assumptions or some adjustments to the given facts.

    No, a normal tank cannot fly by rotating its cannon. However, you could potentially reshape the cannon into an airfoil and then it might become possible! It's not a normal tank, but a wing-shaped cannon is hardly impossible to imagine.

    [–] TIL the very first liquid ever poured on the moon, and the first food eaten there, were communion elements. Buzz Aldrin asked for a moment of silence while he was on the moon and had his own communion. NASA then kept it a secret due to activist Madalyn O'Hair. JasontheFuzz 1 points ago in todayilearned

    There are two elements to space exploration. The science side and the human side.

    We do science because it provides very helpful information needed to advance human knowledge. We do the human interest stuff to keep people invested. Sometimes we combine the two, like when we have astronauts hit golf balls on the moon or they drop a hammer and feather together. We can calculate exactly what will happen using science, but the dry math doesn't inspire the next generation. It doesn't calm hostile people (like certain super religious or super conspiratorial people). The human aspect does. There is a very beneficial aspect of doing non-scientific things on a primarily scientific endeavor.

    And more to the point, they've got to eat while they're up there, so chill out.

    [–] TIFU by agreeing to a poly relationship with GF JasontheFuzz 4 points ago in tifu

    You can't just casually go get an STD and spread it to multiple people without consequences. That's literally attempted murder.

    [–] [MISC] Need a telescope the size of a planet to take a photo of a black hole? JasontheFuzz 21 points ago in HFY

    Unfortunately, that drive relies on "exotic matter" which is a way of saying "hey, what if we used magic space dust?" It requires properties that don't exist from a material that doesn't exist using theories that have yet to show any macroscopic effect.

    Of course, in true human fashion, we promptly said "screw it" and have plowed ahead trying to figure out how to invent it anyway.

    [–] TIFU by cleaning my housemates room JasontheFuzz 10 points ago in tifu

    Post it somewhere public, like Facebook if he has it, or a billboard around town. It's not slander if it's true.

    [–] TIL Stephen Hawking spent his final days attempting to solve the parallel universe mystery and updated his paper just ten days before his death JasontheFuzz -1 points ago in todayilearned

    No. I'm talking about a real scientific paper, not some watered down version for lay people. I expressly asked if you had read anything that wasn't like exactly the kind of link you provided.