Author Topic: Science that makes you cringe  (Read 17637 times)

Tim Hall

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Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #200 on: 13 October, 2021, 03:36:28 pm »
Listening to Hancock's "The Radio Ham" on BBC Sounds today, The Lad Himself says he's broadcasting on the short wave band at 10.4m at 250 mega cycles per second.

Speed of propagation is wavelength x frequency, so 10.4 x 250 x (10^6) m/s = . Or 2.6 x (10^9) m/s. Say 8.7 x the speed of light.

By great good fortune my Scouts are taking part in the Jamboree on the Air this weekend. As well as finding out what the weather is doing in Tokyo, I'll see if they can work out Galton and Simpson's error.
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Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #201 on: 13 October, 2021, 04:35:25 pm »
Listening to Hancock's "The Radio Ham" on BBC Sounds today, The Lad Himself says he's broadcasting on the short wave band at 10.4m at 250 mega cycles per second.

Speed of propagation is wavelength x frequency, so 10.4 x 250 x (10^6) m/s = . Or 2.6 x (10^9) m/s. Say 8.7 x the speed of light.

By great good fortune my Scouts are taking part in the Jamboree on the Air this weekend. As well as finding out what the weather is doing in Tokyo, I'll see if they can work out Galton and Simpson's error.

I'm running a station here in the Cotswolds, GB0GS it's a short contact but do listen out for us.
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Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #202 on: 13 October, 2021, 05:44:18 pm »
Listening to Hancock's "The Radio Ham" on BBC Sounds today, The Lad Himself says he's broadcasting on the short wave band at 10.4m at 250 mega cycles per second.

Speed of propagation is wavelength x frequency, so 10.4 x 250 x (10^6) m/s = . Or 2.6 x (10^9) m/s. Say 8.7 x the speed of light.

By great good fortune my Scouts are taking part in the Jamboree on the Air this weekend. As well as finding out what the weather is doing in Tokyo, I'll see if they can work out Galton and Simpson's error.

I'm running a station here in the Cotswolds, GB0GS it's a short contact but do listen out for us.

We will be joining in with my troop Saturday afternoon and through to Sunday morning. I think we may have a radio ham for some of Saturday afternoon but I am not sure. Edit to add. Yes we do call sign G2ML. Jid 5GB26C

Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #203 on: 13 October, 2021, 08:06:32 pm »
I read that and thought what an ironic name (though I know it's Arabic and just coincidentally looks like English, doesn't even sound the same). Anywayz, what's cringeworthy about "deteriorating by the month"? After all, as someone's sig line says, "rust never sleeps".
[Puts hand up.]   Me sir !! 
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #204 on: 13 October, 2021, 09:35:15 pm »
I read that and thought what an ironic name (though I know it's Arabic and just coincidentally looks like English, doesn't even sound the same). Anywayz, what's cringeworthy about "deteriorating by the month"? After all, as someone's sig line says, "rust never sleeps".
[Puts hand up.]   Me sir !!
:thumbsup:
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citoyen

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Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #205 on: 10 November, 2021, 09:54:33 am »
This is old but it came up in a search related to something else I’m working on and it’s too good not to share…

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/noel-edmonds-says-death-doesn-t-exist-and-electrosmog-more-deadly-ebola-or-aids-10439536.html

Frankly, I would believe anything said by a man with such luxuriant hair.
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Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #206 on: 10 November, 2021, 12:52:26 pm »
This is old but it came up in a search related to something else I’m working on and it’s too good not to share…

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/noel-edmonds-says-death-doesn-t-exist-and-electrosmog-more-deadly-ebola-or-aids-10439536.html

Frankly, I would believe anything said by a man with such luxuriant hair.
Umm... That story is from August 2015...... - not that age makes it any less batshit crazy.

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #207 on: 10 November, 2021, 02:36:34 pm »
This is old but it came up in a search related to something else I’m working on and it’s too good not to share…

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/noel-edmonds-says-death-doesn-t-exist-and-electrosmog-more-deadly-ebola-or-aids-10439536.html

Frankly, I would believe anything said by a man with such luxuriant hair.
Umm... That story is from August 2015...... - not that age makes it any less batshit crazy.

Yes, that's why I started my post with 'This is old...'

To be fair, Noel seems to have given up the mumbo-jumbo these days - he now lives permanently in New Zealand, where he runs a free online radio station. (Which is not to say that he no longer believes all that guff, but that he's concentrating his efforts on doing what he's good at.)
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #208 on: 10 November, 2021, 02:44:13 pm »
Ah!
I neglected to spot your first three words...

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #209 on: 10 November, 2021, 02:45:27 pm »
Ah!
Failed to spot your first three words...

No doubt you were distracted by the sheer luxuriousness of Noel's bouffant mane.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Kim

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Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #210 on: 10 November, 2021, 06:25:43 pm »
Ah!
Failed to spot your first three words...

No doubt you were distracted by the sheer luxuriousness of Noel's bouffant mane.

Probably been to that guy who's been chatting up Wowbagger on FriendFace.

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #211 on: 12 April, 2022, 03:54:26 pm »
Just working on an interview feature with a self-styled "vegan and cruelty-free make-up artist". She was doing fine until this bit...

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Stress and anxiety can have a detrimental effect on our skin. I think we can all attest to that over the last two years. Look at Dr Masaru Emoto’s work on the study of how emotions affect the molecular formation of water, and we’re 60% water. Being a happy human keeps us feeling and looking healthy.

You what?

I looked up "Dr" Masaru Emoto. For a start, he's not a doctor, he's a Japanese businessman. Good start.

Apparently, he's responsible for a work entitled The Hidden Messages In Water. Quoth Wikipedia: "His conjecture evolved over the years, and his early work revolved around pseudo-scientific hypotheses that water could react to positive thoughts and words and that polluted water could be cleaned through prayer and positive visualization."

 :facepalm:

I'm being made redundant in a few weeks, which is obviously a bit of a shitter, but I really won't be sorry to see the back of crap like this.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #212 on: 12 April, 2022, 04:01:42 pm »
It gets better...

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Good quality shilajit, CBD and lion’s mane are my desert island supplements. Shilajit is a plant resin and one of the most potent antioxidants there is, so it can help protects cells from damage. I studied CBD and became a certified expert, so I’m a big advocate. It can help with sleep issues, depression and anxiety. It’s also neuro protective, anti-bacterial, anti-convulsant, anti-nausea and great for skin health. I take lion’s mane mushroom supplement for focus, clarity and brain health.

Shilajit is basically decomposed plants. Popular in ayurvedic medicine. Nuff said. The best science to support its use says that it's safe - in much the same way that homeopathic remedies are safe, I guess. "More clinical trials are needed."

As for the guff about CBD, we literally can't print that for legal reasons. Certified expert indeed. FFS.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #213 on: 12 April, 2022, 04:31:06 pm »
That's some prime natural fertiliser... ;D

No chance of you slipping "transperambulation of psuedo-cosmic anti-matter" (a Robert Rankin running gag) into the piece somehow? :demon:
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #214 on: 12 April, 2022, 04:50:34 pm »
Would someone who believes that " emotions affect the molecular formation of water" really not think "transperambulation of psuedo-cosmic anti-matter" was serious?
Riding a bike through a city is like navigating the collective neural pathways of a vast global mind.

Kim

  • Timelord
Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #215 on: 12 April, 2022, 05:03:19 pm »
Apparently, he's responsible for a work entitled The Hidden Messages In Water. Quoth Wikipedia: "His conjecture evolved over the years, and his early work revolved around pseudo-scientific hypotheses that water could react to positive thoughts and words and that polluted water could be cleaned through prayer and positive visualization."

That sounds suspiciously like the psychomagnotheric slime from Ghostbusters 2.  They made a toaster dance with that stuff!

Tim Hall

  • Victoria is my queen
Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #216 on: 12 April, 2022, 05:21:10 pm »

I'm being made redundant in a few weeks
Arse. Sorry to hear this.
There are two ways you can get exercise out of a bicycle: you can
"overhaul" it, or you can ride it.  (Jerome K Jerome)

citoyen

  • Occasionally rides a bike
Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #217 on: 12 April, 2022, 05:39:07 pm »

I'm being made redundant in a few weeks
Arse. Sorry to hear this.

Me too! But thanks. It's been on the cards for a while, but I thought the job might last until the end of the current production cycle (which would have been September). Anyway, it's something I've become accustomed to (third time inside 10 years) so I'm becoming accustomed to it.
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

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Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #218 on: 12 April, 2022, 05:54:43 pm »
Bugger. Hope you find something else soon.
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #219 on: 12 April, 2022, 06:35:02 pm »
Someone phone the Woo Police!
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Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #220 on: 12 April, 2022, 08:23:32 pm »
I'm being made redundant in a few weeks, which is obviously a bit of a shitter, but I really won't be sorry to see the back of crap like this.

Bugger. Sorry to hear this.  Anything in the pipeline ?
Rust never sleeps

ian

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Re: Science that makes you cringe
« Reply #221 on: 12 April, 2022, 08:41:36 pm »
Come, be welcomed into the clammy hug of scholarly publishing. We will let you keep your soul. Admittedly as a sort of mistreated pet.
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