I now want both a Sitar and a Didgeridoo. Would a song “composed” with both of those not be radical?
Adam Savage from Mythbusters
If you already intend to tl;dr out of this, let me nutshell it for you:
There are Neutron Stars composed entirely of Neutronium (a thimble of it would weigh approximately 100 million tons) called Magnetars. These horrendous stars are the machinations of the devil I suspect, as when something happens to them (such as they distabalize; and if you’re physical qualities are like theirs, its a wonder you last at all), they send out omnidirectional gamma radiation bursts large enough to evaporate everything on our planet. In fact, we’ve been hit with three (But Yale, you said it would kill us all like Darth Vader vs. Ewoks!); but thankfully they came from so far away, only one of them did “anything”; it displaced our ionosphere. If something 50,000 light years away can noticeably— and at least temporarily damagingly— disrupt our atmosphere, imagine what it would do if it were close.
Granted that wasn’t exactly as short as I intended it to be, but whatever. I had a lot I wanted to say on the subject. Its a cool idea anyways, I think when I write Sanctuary 3: Nightfall, I’ll include some sort of ship (not from the Phratry or Humans, that’s far too advanced of a weapon for them) that has the capability of firing gamma radiation in bursts from controlled magnatars.
If you would, answer the following question:
Is that too out there?
This article is a translated French soldier’s opinion of American forces. I add my own bit of commentary below it.
“I’m never getting that!”
Two days later
Look me up.
My sister sent me a package an it had in it a stock broker’s pad from the next batman movie, Dharma Initiative water (Lost), and a blank that someone shot at her on-set for a movie.
I realized this a few minutes ago, let me organize my thoughts in a tumblr post (where else, right?):
As the diameter of a circle increases, the curvature of a given length of its circumference decreases.
From that it follows that a circle as large as Saturn would seem to have no curvature; it would seem to be a straight line.
And a circle of infinite size would have no curvature at all, it would in fact be a straight line!
(d —> ∞, Cu(Ci) —> -∞)
Cu(CI)= curvature of a given length of the circumference
Everything is weird once you get into infinites…