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That is a new one': Keilar calls out Trump's election conspiracy

Measure carefully!

Love this guy and it’s a killer soup!

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Movie in netflix

Klaus

Terrific holiday movie! And a bit of a change of pace from all the evil of the last four years.

Dying to read this paper!

http://backreaction.blogspot.com/2020/11/warp-drive-news-seriously.html

In this paper, Bobrick and Martire describe the geometry of a general warp-drive space time. The warp-drive geometry is basically a bubble. It has an inside region, which they call the “passenger area”. In the passenger area, space-time is flat, so there are no gravitational forces. Then the warp drive has a wall of some sort of material that surrounds the passenger area. And then it has an outside region. This outside region has the gravitational field of the warp-drive itself, but the gravitational field falls off and in the far distance one has normal, flat space-time. This is important so you can embed this solution into our actual universe.

What makes this fairly general construction a warp drive is that the passage of time inside of the passenger area can be different from that outside of it. That’s what you need if you have normal objects, like your warp drive passengers, and want to move them faster than the speed of light. You cannot break the speed of light barrier for the passengers themselves relative to space-time. So instead, you keep them moving normally in the bubble, but then you move the bubble itself superluminally.

As I explained earlier, the relevant question is then, what does the wall of the passenger area have to be made of? Is this a physically possible distribution of mass and energy? Bobrick and Martire explain that if you want superluminal motion, you need negative energy densities. If you want acceleration, you need to feed energy and momentum into the system. And the only reason the Alcubierre Drive moves faster than the speed of light is that one simply assumed it does. Suddenly it all makes sense!

I really like this new paper because to me it has really demystified warp drives. Now, you may find this somewhat of a downer because really it says that we still do not know how to accelerate to superluminal speeds. But I think this is a big step forward because now we have a much better mathematical basis to study warp drives.

From cnn

[link:https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/17/opinions/emily-murphy-has-refused-to-do-her-job-filipovic/index.html|

Apple big sur and bypassing firewalls

Apple checking with remote servers when you run a program is nothing new. What’s new is the mechanism used – bypassing firewalls…

https://thenextweb.com/plugged/2020/11/16/apple-apps-on-big-sur-bypass-firewalls-vpns-analysis-macos/

Commercial crew launch successful!

Cat lovers in the middle ages

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New Yorker Hope Again

[link:https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cover-story/cover-story-2020-11-16?utm_source=nl&utm_brand=tny&utm_mailing=TNY_Borowitz_2_110920&utm_campaign=aud-dev&utm_medium=email&bxid=5bdce4ec2ddf9c58d0fd1b11&cndid=31327488&hasha=93dcbcd4a2b5701e987609e545fead51&hashb=beed9cc5543285a6c67f601664f690208cfca653&hashc=45560409150ebac1e508a397d998c835a49d8f4061fa19f9ace4b24a1a84d3cb&esrc=bouncexmulti_second&mbid=mbid%3DCRMNYR012019&utm_term=TNY_Borowitz|

CNN projects Biden!

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