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Re: People you miss

Postby iambiguous » Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:29 pm

Fixed Cross wrote: That would be the royal 'we', right? :wink:

The royal "we"?

In this context!

Light travels at approximately 186,000 miles a second. That is about 6,000,000,000,000 miles a year.

The closest star to us is Alpha Centauri. It is 4.75 light-years away. 28,500,000,000,000 miles.

So, traveling at 186,000 miles a second, it would take us 4.75 years to reach it. The voyager spacecraft [just now exiting our solar system] will take 70,000 years to reach it.

To reach the center of the Milky Way galaxy it would take 100,000 light-years.

Or consider this:

"To get to the closest galaxy to ours, the Canis Major Dwarf, at Voyager's speed, it would take approximately 749,000,000 years to travel the distance of 25,000 light years! If we could travel at the speed of light, it would still take 25,000 years!"
The Andromeda galaxy is 2.537 million light years away.

Or this:

"The universe is about 13.7 billion years old. Light reaching us from the earliest known galaxies has been traveling, therefore, for more than 13 billion years. So one might assume that the radius of the universe is 13.7 billion light-years and that the whole shebang is double that, or 27.4 billion light-years wide."

For all practical purposes, it is beyond the imagination of mere mortals here on planet Earth to grasp just how staggeringly immense the universe is.

As for situating "the royal we" in all of this...? =D>

Fixed Cross wrote:I trust youve been well dear lad.

Nope. At least not since James Randi died.

On the other hand, astrologers around the globe no doubt predicted it. :wink:
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Re: People you miss

Postby Fixed Cross » Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:36 pm

I did not know that man. My condolences though.
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Re: People you miss

Postby MagsJ » Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:40 pm

iambiguous wrote:
Fixed Cross wrote:
MagsJ wrote:Fixed Cross, where you at bro?

Hope you’re safe and sound, even though you called my mind slow.. but slow regarding what?

Hey MagsJ
Thanks Ive been very well.

There are very few people whom I dont consider to have a slow mind, compared to my own. I cant lie. I dont remember in which context I said it. I dont think your mind is slow in comparison to the rest of the human species, at all.

We'll need a context of course. :lol:

Lol.. the context lies somewhere, in another thread.. :lol:
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Re: People you miss

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Re: People you miss

Postby Mr Reasonable » Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:44 am

Fixed Cross wrote:Xunzian, Impenitent, Dunamis, Farsight, mr R, Pandora, Gobbo, Jayson, Abstract, that Rastafarian styled psychedelic guy who was smart, abhi-pratapta, Anita, Three Times Great, statiktech, a bunch of other people, Weary Locomotive.

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Re: People you miss

Postby Zero_Sum » Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:09 pm

I miss the people and time before the internet or social media existed. I miss the period of time when people weren't always looking at their cellphones or touch screens. The last twenty something years has been nothing short of a disaster for all of humanity.
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