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Post by oldman » Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:19 am

Damage wrote:[Thats what they said about Copernicus, Galileo and Da Vinci you moron. :wink:

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No they didn't damage, they called them heretics, non-believers.

I think you will find that Cops, Gals and Da V weren't speculating on multiple universes, string theory, multiple dimensions, dark energy and dark matter Damage. Their speculations were scientific, whereas we seem to have long ago passed into the fantastic.

What is it with this dark matter thingy. Surely if scientists don't find some answer here they have to go back to the drawing board soon. At the moment science is in the position of believing it's equations, but denying its observations. (Again, sounds like a religion). Surely science can only hold that position for a certain amount of time before they recant.

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Post by Damage » Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:46 am

Jaysus Oldman can't you see that 1530's heliocentric theory is the same as todays Dark Matter matter? :roll:

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Post by oldman » Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:06 pm

No Damage, I can't see how the earth going around the sun has anything to do with dark matter. Call me wilfully ignorant if you must. :cry: :wink:

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Post by Damage » Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:15 am

All I'm saying is that the earth going around the sun was as fantastic and unbelievable for the folks in the 1500s as is the idea of 'dark matter' to us today. C'mon man, you must see the parallels. :?:

Same shit, different century.

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Post by daryl » Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:52 pm

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On Thursday, November 27, ABC Radio National¹s Australia Talks program tackles
Dark Energy ­ how does it relate to the big bang ­ what is current research
telling us ­ is it matter, is it vacuum, is it a constant ­ and whatever
happened to the theory of everything?
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Post by daryl » Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:35 pm

oldman wrote:
Damage wrote:[Thats what they said about Copernicus, Galileo and Da Vinci you moron. :wink:

:D

No they didn't damage, they called them heretics, non-believers.

I think you will find that Cops, Gals and Da V weren't speculating on multiple universes, string theory, multiple dimensions, dark energy and dark matter Damage. Their speculations were scientific, whereas we seem to have long ago passed into the fantastic.

What is it with this dark matter thingy. Surely if scientists don't find some answer here they have to go back to the drawing board soon. At the moment science is in the position of believing it's equations, but denying its observations. (Again, sounds like a religion). Surely science can only hold that position for a certain amount of time before they recant.


Saw this and it sounds hopeful of providing some proof it exists :shock: Mysterious electrons may be sign of dark matter

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Post by oldman » Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:45 pm

Damage wrote:Jaysus Oldman can't you see that 1530's heliocentric theory is the same as todays Dark Matter matter? :roll:

Can't even remember this argument. Nice to look back - good times :lol:

There was a funny letter in the paper today suggesting, sort of correctly, that heliocentrism itself is wrong because position and movement is relative rather than absolute.
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Lucky Al wrote:You could call your elbows borogoves, and your knees bandersnatches, and go whiffling through the tulgey woods north of narrabeen, burbling as you came.

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I like it all too ..... keep posting....let's revive this thread. It's cool! 8)

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Post by oldman » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:35 pm


BTW Damage, I love this theory, even better if they are just about to create a rain of Higgs boson's and a primordial spirit being emerges from a mist created out of nowhere and says something like "Ahah, be warned all ye who seeketh this truth, for it will be your end, me hearties"

and then vanishes as quickly as it came, leaving them all wondering, and slowly downing tools, turning it off and walking slowly out never to return.

P.S. yes I recognise that this is unlikely to happen. :wink:
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Post by Sveta » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:26 am

Yes, Very cool thread. keep them coming.

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Post by daryl » Mon May 24, 2010 11:48 am

^

Similar scale happening at USyd too 8) This has been in the pipeline for ages, it's pertty exciting to see it begin to happen :D

Video conferencing and telecommunications could soon be instantaneous thanks to research being carried out by University of Sydney postgraduate student, Trung Duc Vo.
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Vo is part of a collaboration with the Australian National University and Danish Technical University, which has achieved unprecedented bandwidth capacity and utilisation: up to 100 times faster than the current networks.

He was first author on an acclaimed paper in which these world-first results were presented in a prestigious post-deadline session at the Optical Fibre Communications Conference recently held in San Diego, USA.

His work is part of CUDOS, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Ultrahigh-bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems, based in the School of Physics.

Vo said the growing demand for higher bandwidth was a major motivation behind the push to increase the transmission rate per-channel of optical systems.

"My research will lead to communication speeds around 100 times faster than the current networks but could be increased by another factor of 10," he said.

Vo is also researching how optical time division multiplexing (OTDM) acts as a method of allowing Tbaud data generation by avoiding the usual electrical-optical-electrical conversion in processing information.

"Whereas transistors switch on and off and generate heat, photons hardly heat at all and cooling time is a thousand times faster than electronics," he said.

"Electrical-optical-electrical conversion is like driving in heavy traffic, then you hit the freeway and you're zooming along, then you take the exit and you're stuck in traffic again. This is what we're all currently using but 'optics only' is the way of the future.

"Our approach utilises a photonic chip solution which is potentially very simple and compact. By using photons and optics only, we'll be communicating on the freeway the whole time. It means better communication, more bandwidth yet less energy being used."

Professor Ben Eggleton, Director of CUDOS, said Vo's research and results represent another CUDOS record for optical processing.

"We have demonstrated the feasibility of a Tbaud Ethernet link using a photonic chip that generates the signal at the transmitter and uses the same chip to optically switch the signal at the receiver," he said.

"This is very exciting research."

Media inquiries: Rachel Gleeson, 9351 4312, 0403 067 342, [email protected]
finally quantum? photon? computers that will be fast

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Post by Damage » Mon May 24, 2010 1:36 pm

Gotta love Moore's law:

(môrz lâ) (n.) The observation made in 1965 by Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel, that the number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits had doubled every year since the integrated circuit was invented. Moore predicted that this trend would continue for the foreseeable future. In subsequent years, the pace slowed down a bit, but data density has doubled approximately every 18 months, and this is the current definition of Moore's Law, which Moore himself has blessed. Most experts, including Moore himself, expect Moore's Law to hold for at least another two decades.

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