The 'show why science is awesome' thread:


#963

But was it quantum posted in the past, or the future?


#964

It’s complicated, this will explain it:


#965

Interesting. So where did this come from?


#966

Clever bot programmed to respond to replies with simple language replies of it’s own? I am by no means an expert in the design of bots, but it seems plausible, particularly as an actual reply would notify the bot and prompt a programmed response.

Seems the posts have been removed now. I am always wary of very new users bumping very old threads (as he did in the chair thread) with a random product recommendations and little in the way of exposition in any post anywhere.


#967

Understood. You bring much honour upon our simple forum. :)


#968

;)


#969

Why is only part of that in quotes?


#970

That’s what you get for copying and pasting a meme some other dude on the internet made, I guess.


#971


#972

Would any of the physics trained board members care to comment on this paper about vacuum energy driving the expansion of the universe?


#973

BTW, you’ll be happy to know I just shame-corrected someone who used ‘maths’ instead of ‘math’.


#974

I didn’t know that “maths” was incorrect!


#975

Huh, turns out both are fine and it’s just another regional quirk. I wonder why I thought maths was categorically incorrect.


#976

It’s even funnier, given the meme you posted earlier, because ‘maths’ is definitely the traditional Queen’s English choice, and ‘math’ is strongly associated with Americans.

Also, like many places where American English and British English differ, maths-vs.-maths is a story of we Americans preserving the older form while the rest of the world invents weird new words, at least as far as Google Ngram Viewer can be trusted.


#977

From what I have read this is true of many words. The British messed it up. Just like that war. Redcoats and all that. :)


#978


#979

Huh, well this is different


#980

Now it’s only a matter of time before monkey vision is directly streamed on the Internet.


#981

It isn’t already?


#982

An episode of Black Mirror waiting to happen.