Newspaper Does Not Give Accurate Tram Temperatures

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Postby AlanK » Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:08 pm

Newton would have to have been a very smart guy -- even smarter than he actually was -- to assume the constancy of the speed of light, which is a pretty counterintuitive idea. But hpyothetically? Why not?

I like the fact that this can go off topic without any complaints from the site owner. :D
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Postby marmot » Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:10 pm

isaac newton invented calculus, which einstein probably used at some point.

I on the otherhand, prefer to study kurt godel, and his theorem on incompleteness of mathematics.
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Postby marmot » Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:15 pm

the low at my house (in phelan) was 11 degrees and i live in the desert. the high was 29, saturday was cold. I did mt. baden powell that day, the top was subzero temperatures.
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Postby AlanK » Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:28 pm

marmot -- If only I'd known. We could have had a hike to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Goedel's birth last year.

You must also be a fan of Gregory Chaitin (to cite someone closer to our own ages, whatever yours is).

We should get some mountains named after these guys! :D
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Don't get me started!!!

Postby zippetydude » Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:04 pm

Peaks named after important people? What a great idea! There's been a rather odd system in place in the past. I stumbled across this:

Jean Peak (10,670 feet, 3252 metres) and Marion Mountain (10,362 feet, 3158 metres). These peaks were named in 1897 by USGS topographer Edmund Taylor Perkins, Jr. Perkins named Jean Peak for his sweetheart and future bride, Jean Waters of Plumas County, whom he married in 1903. He named Marion Mountain after Marion Kelly, his girlfriend, a teacher for the Indian Bureau at the Morongo Valley Reservation. According to a local legend, Perkins spent the summer of 1897 deciding which woman to marry as he conducted his topographical survey of San Jacinto Peak and its environs.

Talk about taking your problems at home to work with you!

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Postby Perry » Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:18 pm

I contacted Accuweather. They are looking into the issue and will probably improve their forecasts.
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Postby zippetydude » Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:00 pm

For your efforts, maybe they'll rename a peak after you. Jean's going to be pissed.

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