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    There's Nembo!
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    He's one of The Good Guys, as you probably know.
    I have no idea who you are though.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2019 edited
     
    This should go in the Aaaaaargh! thread, but I'll put it here to keep the context. Among the items listed as "products" for this company we find

    Miniaturized Mobile UHF Radio Frequency Solutions

    Aaaaargh! For some reason the term "solution" has become telecoms business speak for "thing". In this case; antennas.
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    Posted By: Andrew PalfreymanHe's one of The Good Guys, as you probably know.
    I have no idea who you are though.

    Well, I don't appear on that list of luminaries, so the problem space is narrowed considerably, isn't it.
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2019
     
    I wonder if the COO's middle name is 'Bob'?
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    This is the best description of Hawking radiation I've ever read. It's not about particle-antiparticle pairs (which I never bought anyway) but about spacetime curvature
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2019/07/10/sorry-black-holes-arent-actually-black/
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    "When I put the phone down, I cried," he told Space.com. "I was overwhelmed. It's a fantastic capstone to my career."
    https://www.space.com/supergravity-discovery-physics-breakthrough-prize.html
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJADe-_dRB0
    Penrose is such a wonderful communicator.

    I had not grasped until now, for example, that the entropy of the CMB was maximal. How could this be when the 2nd Law is so clear on the subject and as a consequence the universe must have started out in a state of minimal, not maximal entropy?
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    The interplay between the 2nd law, gravity and the evolution of the universe is mighty fascinating. I had to replay parts of that talk by Sir Roger to get a handle on it. He truly is an original thinker.

    His "infinite cyclic spacetime" model is aesthetically pleasing. But what if (I thought) we take this idea of sticking infinite future boundaries onto big bangs - which results in a spacetime tube or "block universe" of infinite length - and bend it so that we get a torus?

    With even one more extra dimension, we could tie a frickin' knot in it!

    Hang on. Is this recursive (fractal?) string theory?
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      CommentAuthoralsetalokin
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2019 edited
     
    Let's just hope the Jart are still a long long way away, even in infinite knotted spacetime.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd 2019
     
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    Bell's Theorem: The Quantum Venn Diagram Paradox
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcqZHYo7ONs

    The gift that keeps on giving
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      CommentAuthorsaner
    • CommentTimeNov 25th 2019 edited
     
    . wrong thread
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeNov 25th 2019
     
    There are no wrong threads on the moletrap.
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      CommentAuthorsaner
    • CommentTimeNov 25th 2019
     
    Posted By: AngusThere are no wrong threads on the moletrap.


    OK, then this. I lost where I was responding.

    Posted By: AngusAaaaargh! For some reason the term "solution" has become telecoms business speak for "thing". In this case; antennas.


    Happened about the same time that insurance and banks started offering 'products'.

    Not exactly wrong but you can be sure the first salesman to use it did not know that or care. It just sounded cool and clever. Kind of like Elon, Sean and the rest often did.

    Cyber - what is cyber about it?

    Truck - what is truck about it?

    A better name (meme) would have been BoxUV or Slab o' Ego. If the intent was trying to describe something accurately.

    I think it may have really gotten a head of steam during the Valley Girl era. It is when I notice 'cool' sounding words being used way outside their original meaning, by people who I suspect never knew the original meanings.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeNov 25th 2019
     
    Say it man!! That's really non-commutative!
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      CommentAuthorsaner
    • CommentTimeNov 25th 2019
     
    Posted By: AngusSay it man!! That's really non-commutative!


    And totally awesomely bodacious to the max, dude.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeNov 25th 2019
     
    Just holonomic!
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    Experimental elegance
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGKNWTOPsr4
    and useful too