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by demoncase
Tue May 07, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Where is the physically safest place to be in the world?
Replies: 23
Views: 1153

Re: Where is the physically safest place to be in the world?

In bed, with the covers pulled over your head.

It's just science.
by demoncase
Tue May 07, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Time Travel Revisited: What kind of effects?
Replies: 38
Views: 1792

Re: Time Travel Revisited: What kind of effects?

demoncase, while we are on that topic, what do you think of this idea? Some have speculated about the possibility that human and even animal consciousness can somehow be "imprinted" on space itself, because we know space is not empty, it is a thing, with properties. If that were possible, because s...
by demoncase
Mon May 06, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Time Travel Revisited: What kind of effects?
Replies: 38
Views: 1792

Re: Time Travel Revisited: What kind of effects?

I doubt we will make it that far as a species.

We're way too squishy and far too wasteful.
by demoncase
Sat May 04, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Time Travel Revisited: What kind of effects?
Replies: 38
Views: 1792

Re: Time Travel Revisited: What kind of effects?

Time is not a thing you can independently manipulate without doing some major manipulation to space. Hence why black holes are considered to result in a slowing of time due to their massive gravity well. Nor is it a thing you can "pick up a lump of and shape"- it's a component of the material univer...
by demoncase
Fri May 03, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Time Travel Revisited: What kind of effects?
Replies: 38
Views: 1792

Re: Time Travel Revisited: What kind of effects?

The Mastiff wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 8:49 pm
Demoncase, if you ever write a book let us know. I'm going to buy one. :)

Joe
Funnily enough I'm about 75,000 words into the 120,000 words needed to tout the thing for publication- yeah, it's sci-fi ;)
by demoncase
Thu May 02, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: "Why not more knife fans?" revisited.
Replies: 28
Views: 1333

Re: "Why not more knife fans?" revisited.

Why aren't more people into knives? Not everyone can be as cool as us. :) That's a good point :) When it comes to "everyday people" in the UK, namely in Britain, do most still have any knowledge about the history of the great Sheffield knife and blade and steel makers or has that mostly passed away...
by demoncase
Thu May 02, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Light Sabers: Also a parody video of a "world's first real light saber"
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: Light Sabers: Also a parody video of a "world's first real light saber"

SpyderEdgeForever wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 9:05 pm
What would happen if people had real-life light sabers that really cut/burned through materials like that, and the basic hardware could be miniaturized at all levels, from microscopic to large-sized?
Your local comic book store would now become the most dangerous joint in town.
by demoncase
Thu May 02, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Time Travel Revisited: What kind of effects?
Replies: 38
Views: 1792

Re: Time Travel Revisited: What kind of effects?

demoncase, if man can ever somehow harness faster than light waves or particles, could that allow some form of "time viewer" even if the physical person could not travel there? No, for a whole series of complicated quantum mechanical reasons......to create a window to "back there" you need to impin...
by demoncase
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: "Why not more knife fans?" revisited.
Replies: 28
Views: 1333

Re: "Why not more knife fans?" revisited.

Why aren't more people into knives? Not everyone can be as cool as us. :) That's a good point :) When it comes to "everyday people" in the UK, namely in Britain, do most still have any knowledge about the history of the great Sheffield knife and blade and steel makers or has that mostly passed away...
by demoncase
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: "Why not more knife fans?" revisited.
Replies: 28
Views: 1333

Re: "Why not more knife fans?" revisited.

Why aren't more people into knives?

Not everyone can be as cool as us. :)
by demoncase
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: History of Serrated Edges on Blades?
Replies: 10
Views: 884

Re: History of Serrated Edges on Blades?

I'd look elsewhere for the first 'uses' of serrated edges in knives- Bread knives in the kitchen today are nearly always serrated, to allow the edge to grip the crust. A bit of Wikipedia'ing suggests that the first sight of a serrated bread knife dates to 1893 and the Chicago World's Fair- made by F...
by demoncase
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Time Travel Revisited: What kind of effects?
Replies: 38
Views: 1792

Re: Time Travel Revisited: What kind of effects?

Oh- and finally- that's if you find away of suddenly having a persons-worth of atoms suddenly co-existing with the atoms that make up the air when you snap into existence.....as Sci-fi likes to gloss over that bit ;) For reference, the theoretical result that happening is a sudden, violent, fusion e...
by demoncase
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Time Travel Revisited: What kind of effects?
Replies: 38
Views: 1792

Re: Time Travel Revisited: What kind of effects?

Time Travel is a classic trope of Sci-fi because it's always good fun- with lots of good and bad outcomes to get your teeth into Plus you get to re-use the costumes from the last Julius Caesar play Wardrobe had gathering dust ;) My thinking is that if anyone could cheat entropy and the laws of ther...
by demoncase
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Time Travel Revisited: What kind of effects?
Replies: 38
Views: 1792

Re: Time Travel Revisited: What kind of effects?

Time Travel is a classic trope of Sci-fi because it's always good fun- with lots of good and bad outcomes to get your teeth into Plus you get to re-use the costumes from the last Julius Caesar play Wardrobe had gathering dust ;) My thinking is that if anyone could cheat entropy and the laws of therm...
by demoncase
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 9mm vs 40 S&W vs 45 ACP
Replies: 56
Views: 4067

Re: 9mm vs 40 S&W vs 45 ACP

I've always marvelled at the US 'revolver hunting' trend- with those long-barrelled .357s, .44s and the like- They do look like fun but weigh as much as a reasonably handy carbine. We don't need no stinking long guns :cool: https://youtu.be/7RFD1_ESbpM Perfect for indoor shooting ranges or casual p...
by demoncase
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 9mm vs 40 S&W vs 45 ACP
Replies: 56
Views: 4067

Re: 9mm vs 40 S&W vs 45 ACP

Personally- all and any round made for a semi-auto pistol has had a number of compromises made that (to me) make it less than desirable for hunting flexibility- I want something bottle-necked firing a high sectional density bullet on a flat trajectory from a nice long barrel.....Something which has ...
by demoncase
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Survival Vehicles?
Replies: 23
Views: 923

Re: Survival Vehicles?

I think one of the core issues would be power: If you could somehow have an engine that can run on a wide-range of materials, such as something able to burn vegetable oils and materials found in nature, you would be alot better off than one which required specialized gasoline. Like pretty much ever...
by demoncase
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Survival Vehicles?
Replies: 23
Views: 923

Re: Survival Vehicles?

I think one of the core issues would be power: If you could somehow have an engine that can run on a wide-range of materials, such as something able to burn vegetable oils and materials found in nature, you would be alot better off than one which required specialized gasoline. Like pretty much ever...
by demoncase
Fri Mar 29, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Delica Black Blade?
Replies: 12
Views: 1116

Re: Delica Black Blade?

Don't believe there has been a DLC (diamond like carbon) coating on a delica (?). The above referenced knife w/ red handle and the other referenced current production delica with coated combo edge blade are not DLC coated; they are black titanium carboniteride coated. I'll have to defer to the expe...

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