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    [–] "From NA LCS to LCS." The 2019 LCS airs Jan. 26, 2019. Ozimandius 7 points ago in leagueoflegends

    I don't really care that much about imports, I just care about having players that I can invest in personally. When I see a new import, perhaps one that barely speaks english, generally I think 'this person is not going to be here in a couple years'... maybe not fair but a generalization that has proven true repeatedly. But if you see imports that clearly buck the trends (Bjergsen, Jensen) you will see people are happy to cheer them on and certainly don't dislike them just because they are imports.

    Overall the biggest problem with a larger pool of imports is that it means that some players that are familiar and that fans feel some sort of relationship with are forced out.

    [–] This is real dedication Ozimandius 16 points ago in HumansBeingBros

    What about 19 years ago?

    [–] Russian cosmonauts are currently in the 4th hour of spacewalk that is attempting to solve the mystery of who or what poked a hole in the Soyuz spacecraft. Ozimandius 1 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago) in worldnews

    Um what? I've been all over the world, but what does that have to do with anything? No where in my travels (including a trip to the Baltic with a stop in Saint Petersburg so at least a tiny bit applicable to this question) has taught me anything that would be applicable to whether Russian Cosmonauts should carry shotguns on space missions...

    [–] Russian cosmonauts are currently in the 4th hour of spacewalk that is attempting to solve the mystery of who or what poked a hole in the Soyuz spacecraft. Ozimandius -3 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago) in worldnews

    Wow. You really think wolves are going to try to climb up on and eat their way into a giant metal capsule? That is seriously insane. These mythical mega-wolves that are willing to chew their way into metal are also not going to be deterred by a single shotgun.

    Even if it were true, a shotgun wouldn't be the best defense, you could carry a capsacin based spray and have far more effective and lightweight deterrant that could keep a pack at bay for days rather than however many shotgun shells you decide to bring. Which is why people who spend their entire lives thinking about how to most efficiently travel to space have voted repeatedly NOT to bring a shotgun because it would be a stupid waste of money and space.

    In case you want to do some reading, this paper shows that guns are not a particularly good at defending against bears. Spray has been proven more effective. And frankly, wolves are not as dangerous as bears despite your statements about hungry wolves eating anything. There has been like 2 documented wolf-caused deaths in the last couple decades(in the us) and they were both younger children who certainly were not inside a giant metal capsule.

    [–] Russian cosmonauts are currently in the 4th hour of spacewalk that is attempting to solve the mystery of who or what poked a hole in the Soyuz spacecraft. Ozimandius -3 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago) in worldnews

    Well, a shotgun weighs about 7 pounds... so every trip that you bring a shotgun costs about 7,000 dollars (depending on launch costs that number can vary significantly).

    Probably there isn't enough value there I would think. I mean, you are in a giant metal shell that is covered in acrid smelling burns and stuff, I truly doubt any bear is going to want to mess with it before whoever comes to get you. There are definitely better ways to spend your money.

    [–] If you were offered immortality, but everytime moonlight shined on you, you'd be a walking skeleton, would you accept it? if so, why? Ozimandius 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Super easy yes from me. Even if moonlight is extra generous to include daytime where moon is out, I would be happy to start wearing a burkah or whatever might be necessary to make this work.

    Why? Because I don't want to die. Life is amazing and there is an infinite amount of stuff to see and learn. I undoubtedly will hit points, particularly depending on the status of my wife and kids, that will make me regret my decisions, but given enough time the wonder of what is new will hopefully continue to reaffirm my decision. And frankly it is difficult to imagine a conception of immortality that would not allow some sort of out, and whatever conception that might be likely makes me into some kind of superhero which has its own advantages.

    [–] Voyager 2 leaves the Solar System Ozimandius 1 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago) in worldnews

    Your definition is interesting but is in direct contradiction to many other available definitions. It would also completely ignore bodies that orbit THROUGH our solar system, that have other objects as their orbital center, they would never 'enter our solar system' by this definition. I think the most recent understanding of the heliosphere after the launch of IBEX seems to challenge this more hazy understanding of the heliosphere stated in both your wiki definitions and dictionary.

    Your quote about 'one billionth of the volume of the solar system' can be taken another way, which is 'an understanding of our solar system that is one billion times larger than its main area of influence.' Trying to expand the understanding to include areas where other interstellar bodies technically have a much larger gravitational influence and will eventually steal away any of those 'orbiting' bodies that are considered part of our solar system under this definition. The flipside of your '1 billionth of the volume' mention would be that less than 1 billionth of the mass of our 'solar system' would be outside the heliosphere under this definition. So where does that line lie? What is the actual depiction of such a solar system? I certainly have never seen even an artist's rendering of that system on a galatic scale.

    Obviously there are many ways to define the solar systems boundary, and the heliosphere is a very fair one by most standards. You will find very few astrophysicists that will reject it outright.

    I still have seen no evidence of the prevailing astronomical conditions which might cause the heliosphere to contract to 30AU. As far as I can tell, the heliosphere actually has a rather static boundary under any conditions because of the magnetic influence of the sun, and it is probably closer to 110+AU rather than 90AU which is what I stated as it's closest point.

    In short, that paper from 2003 is missing all the evidence from Voyager 1 and 2 leaving the heliosphere as well as IBEX examining it, all of which conclude that the magnetic influence of the sun make the heliosphere much more static and spherical than previously conceived. There has been nothing experimentally to indicate that the heliosphere can contract as much as you are suggesting.

    [–] My Father, a chemist, offered his expertise to a local hospital after his hip-op Ozimandius 1 points ago in pics

    Not expecting a janitor to know to not mix those cleaners is a bit like not expecting a line cook to touch the hot stove. They've undoubtedly done it once or twice but they definitely plan to not do it again.

    [–] Voyager 2 leaves the Solar System Ozimandius 2 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago) in worldnews

    Where are you getting this information? In 2008 the heliosphere was at its weakest measured in 50 years vs the surrounding pressures of the interstellar medium. The Nasa explanation of heliopause as a definition of solar system boundary I linked to you was from 2008, which stated that the closest spot of the heliopause was around 90AU. That is 3 times further than Neptune.

    I am not seeing anything saying we are in a particularly low density area right now... and certainly nothing that implies the heliosheath gets within 30AU.

    Edit: In fact, after reading this interesting and recently published paper to the best of my abilities it appears that the interstellar medium doesn't really have so much of a compression effect on the heliosphere as change the thickness of the sheath, the speed of the prevalailing solar winds in the heliosheath and the amount of cosmic radiation that makes it through.

    [–] Voyager 2 leaves the Solar System Ozimandius 2 points ago * (lasted edited 5 days ago) in worldnews

    What? When does the heliosheath, the leading edge of our solar system under this definition and the closest outer boundary of the heliosphere, come inside neptune's orbit? It is between 80 and 100 AU at it's closest point... neptune orbits at about 30 AU.

    Are you thinking of Pluto? It sometimes orbits inside of Neptune's orbit....

    [–] Voyager 2 leaves the Solar System Ozimandius 5 points ago in worldnews

    TL;DR: the Heliosphere is equivalent to the solar system by one of the most common ways of defining the solar system.

    [–] My Father, a chemist, offered his expertise to a local hospital after his hip-op Ozimandius 62 points ago in pics

    You definitely don't want to mix bleach and ammonia (chlorine gas is produced), but after a couple flushes and realizing bleach did not work, you could definitely use an ammonia based cleaner instead.

    The dangers of using both is in straight mixing them, a few leftover bits that might stay after flushing would produce negligible amounts of chlorine gas.

    [–] My Father, a chemist, offered his expertise to a local hospital after his hip-op Ozimandius 45 points ago in pics

    I mean, ammonia based cleaners are well known as some of the most effective. They could have at least TRIED, would have been way easier than printing all these signs and installing them.

    [–] Voyager 2 leaves the Solar System Ozimandius 2 points ago in news

    Ah, for a bit there I thought your definition had to do with the orbital center rather than the dominant gravitational force... both definitions have their problems but sorry for misunderstanding.

    By a simplistic measurement the force from the center of the galaxy is higher than the force exerted by the sun at as little as 3AU which would mean that the sun is not Jupiter's dominant gravitational influence. The 'dominant gravitational influence' is not a very intuitive thing and would definitely make our solar system a hard to map place.

    [–] Voyager 2 leaves the Solar System Ozimandius 6 points ago in news

    It just seems like a very shaky and hard to visualize conception of the solar system. It would encompass an area that is constantly changing and subject completely to the speed and direction of the objects within it. A large asteroid that passed directly by our earth at near the speed of light might never 'enter' our solar system under such a definition. It just strikes me as odd.

    [–] Voyager 2 leaves the Solar System Ozimandius 8 points ago * (lasted edited 6 days ago) in news

    Also, this definition would put Alpha Centuri, the closest star to us, as part of the solar system.

    Edit: Actually sorry one of the sites I was using for this calculation was a bit off. Our solar system would extend about halfway, (13 trillion miles out of the 25 trillion) There would be overlap of the solar systems however since Alpha Centuri A is larger than our sun and also has alpha centuri B orbiting a common point in their system so would be considered part of that system. The total mass of that system is considerably larger and might thus include us within their solar system if you tried to do a simple 2 body orbital diagram of the systems as you are proposing as the solar system definition.

    In the same way, your definition confuses even the earth-moon discussion: the earth is in fact not the most dominant gravitational body acting on the Moon, the sun exerts almost twice as much force on the moon than the earth does.

    [–] Voyager 2 leaves the Solar System Ozimandius 8 points ago in news

    Then what is interstellar space?

    [–] Voyager 2 leaves the Solar System Ozimandius 31 points ago in news

    What is your definition of the solar system and why?

    The heliosphere is a perfectly acceptable delineation of the bounds of the solar system. In your definition, whatever it is, you are including 'interstellar space' within the bounds of the solar system, which seems to me to be wrong on its face as the definition of interstellar space is basically the space between solar systems. How can the space between solar systems be inside our solar system?

    [–] Voyager 2 leaves the Solar System Ozimandius 10 points ago in news

    I really hate this condescending line of thinking.

    Heliosphere is a perfectly valid delineation of the bounds of the solar system. The article goes into more detail, but the headline isn't some kind of completely made up buzzword or something.

    Literally if you look up 'What are the bounds of the solar system.' The first link is Nasa defining the heliosphere as the bounds. If anything you are more wrong than the article for being so nitpicky about it.

    [–] Alive and well Ozimandius 1 points ago in HumansBeingBros

    Glad you are so generous, keep up the good work.

    In any case, This guy seems incredibly happy that his coworkers got him a car, whether they helped him with insurance money/maintenance or not. And the additional benefit beyond the 2+ hours of his day that he gets back is that he can use the freedom of his car to do all kinds of other things, including picking up his daughter to spend some time with her which is the first drive he made according to the article. I don't see much point in thinking about the negative when the man himself seems incredibly grateful, but I feel like this sub and several of the other 'positive' subs always go straight there on every single story.

    [–] Alive and well Ozimandius 1 points ago in HumansBeingBros

    I find that most of the time when people try to think about every possible ramification of the nice thing they are trying to do they end up doing nothing instead.

    [–] Alive and well Ozimandius 2 points ago in HumansBeingBros

    I'm going to go ahead and guess that if people at his work value him enough to buy him a car, and he is willing to walk 11 miles at 4 in the morning, he is the sort of worker that will not have a hard time finding a job for minimum wage. If they don't have more work at that job, he will likely be able to find work elsewhere and be more able to make it on time. Honestly, sounds like the sort of worker that could make way more than min.