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  1. Oh, God. Yes. And the same conspirators went back and refused to allow me to keep my Frank Thomas foil rookie card or... maybe Topps publishes so damned many cards in every set that since about 1982 their cards ...all of their cards...are considered to be $0.05 "commons" no matter who is on the card? "Added gravity to the room"? What does that mean? But what does any of this have to do with the physics behind the "cigar" photo? The cigar photo shows light being bent almost 45 degrees less than 6 meters from the camera but that's it. The world reacts appropriately to the gravity of a black hole over "there" but over "here" a few meters closer to the camera the laws of physics do not apply? Light suddenly fails to react to gravity? I don't think so! Either the laws of physics apply or the laws don't apply. And, please, before you reply to my post...let me know what you have done toward studying Special and General Relativity. Making a statement that "well, we don't know all there is to know" is a dodge. I don't care what you don't know, I only care about what you actually do know. PS: I can hear the cogs turning now. What do I know? What does he know? Are you really sure you want to ask that question after my posting here for 16 years?
  2. In case you don't understand: Let's suppose that the quantum state of an object falling past the event horizon of a black hole can be stated as "Psi(A) = 123", Great - we have, in our very uncomplicated world, a complete quantum description of "A". "A" falls into the black hole. Over the course of time "A" is re-emitted from the black hole as a series - 1,1,1,1,...123 times. We have the original state of "123". Wonderful. But at the same time that A fell in B, C and D also fell into the same black hole. Regardless of their initial quantum states they are each also re-emitted as a series of 1,1,1,1... So you have A, B, C and D, with absolutely zero information lost, having their individual quantum states re-emitted as a net series of 1,1,1,1,1,1,1... You can't tell one "1" from any other "1" but have all of the original information. However, it is all mixed up and you have no possibility of distinguishing a "1" from A from a "1" from B, C or D. The information is perfectly conserved but it is of no use to you. Hawking's complete thesis clearly makes that statement. That the quantum state of a chrononaught entering into a black hole is conserved is in no way the same as saying that you can enter a black hole, exit and live to tell about it. That idea is most definitely whistling in the dark.
  3. This thread has absolutely nothing to do with gravitational waves. It is about Hawking and the conservation of information. It's an interesting pop-sci article that somewhat correctly states the gist of what Hawking was stating. But beyond "the gist" its a misleading pop-sci treatment. Hawking, in his paper, is attempting to maintain a conservation law by stating that "information" is conserved thus never lost. The article, however, takes that idea and without any scientific support expands it to "if you go into a black hole you can escape" with the implied message of "you can escape intact". BS That is not the case and it is not what Hawking has said. He has said that "information" goes in and the same information can come back out (eventually). That it comes out one bit at a time, one bit every hundred years, is not in conflict with his thesis. So, if you go in and come back out one atom at a time over the course of a billion years that will be in strict compliance with Hawking's thesis. Great for the theory but not much use for you if you are literally atomized in the process..
  4. Correct. In fact the only time frame that you are able to see is the past. You stand in from of the mirror in the morning and you are seeing yourself about 2 meters in the past (1/150,000,000 sec). The present isn't something that you can actually experience in "real time". All of your senses, including thought processes, operate so slowly in comparison to the speed of light that "the present" is long gone before your mind processes the incoming sensory input.
  5. Yes, that's correct...Once Every Two Weeks Or (so) But it doesn't apply to you or your story. I made it up a decade or more ago when, about every two weeks, we'd have yet another story posted by a hit-and-run poster, i.e. post an outrageously silly story (usually involving Titor), reply to a couple of posters responses and then disappear never to be heard from again.
  6. Titor was right about what? Not a thing that he said would happen has happened. None of it. As of today this planet should have a population that is missing 3 billion people because Russia and the USA had an all out nuclear exchange last year. Didn't happen. Back in 2004 a civil war was supposed to break out. In 2008 that civil war was supposed to have consumed the entire nation. Nope. The proof that he was right is that nothing that he said would happen didn't happen because he said it wouldhappen? So all one needs to do is go online, post a story on a BBS that makes certain predictions about the future and when they don't actually occur you accept that as proof that the story was factual? Wow. You do know that (within the context of this fictional story) Titor/TimeTravel_0 wasn't making predictions? He was describing what his character was supposed to have observed in the future in another, not this, universe. How do we know that he was talking about some other universe and not this universe? Because he told us that that was the case as he described the "email experiment". From "I Am From 2036" thread on Art Bell's "Post-2-Post" BBS This "will not affect you", he says. And in the very next sentence he has a brain fart or assumes that the TTI members are idiots and won't remember two seconds later that this "will not affect you" by writing nd says that it will affect you. What?! One "prediction" that he failed to make? How about the prediction that within just a few weeks of his last post Keith and Mary Rowland (the Admins on the Post-2-Post forum) would get fed up with the BBS, go to Art Bell who in turn would go to Premiere Radio (the radio network that carried Bell's show Coast to Coast AM) and after they all got together they would pull the plug on Post-2-Post BBS without any prior warning whatsoever and shut it down. He never saw that coming. Oh, yeah. About those DOW records in advance? Never happened just like the promised "departure video" never happened. As I said at the beginning, nothing that he said would happen ever happened. :)
  7. We already have a physical science that deals with the relationship between math and music (or sound in general), yes? We call the general science "acoustics". When it relates specifically to music we call it "musical acoustics". With respect to purple squirrels, we call the bio-physical science of reacting to sound, including speech, "psychoacoustics".
  8. Holy crap. You mean that just because there is currently a major war going on in Syria that there will be an otherwise undefined "major assault" in Syria in 2016? A major war will lead to further violence. Wow! Really? Whoda thunk it? If you're going to make such a total surprise prediction let me make mine. My prediction is so over the top that only a legitimate time traveler could make it. I predict that the Los Angeles Angel's center fielder Mike Trout will hit at least five home runs in 2016. OMFG! That's so off the wall. Five...count them...five...home runs hit by Mike Trout. Predicting that is more difficult than predicting a "major assault" in Syria...especially when we don't bother to define "major assault".
  9. Yeah, Matey a bit of explanation is required here. The first explanation should be a concise definition of "center of a black hole." No rambling. Concise definition. I'll give a hint: Because we are talking about black holes we are therefore speaking about a specific class of spacetime geometry. Given this specific class of spacetime geometry defining the "center" is going to be a bit problematic. The second definition might be the class of black hole we're talking about and the parameters of the specific hole.
  10. In Titor's Saga Boomer used the idea of a Kerr-Newman class black hole for his time machine. You can Google Kerr-Newman Black Hole (KNBH) for specific details. The short version is that a KNBH is a spinning black hole (Kerr Black Hole) that has a net electric charge, i.e. it is completely described by its mass, angular momentum and charge. So your recollection of the Titor Saga is correct. He said that his "scientists" spun up the black hole by injecting it with electrons. This might sound convincing but it is utter BS. Yes, there is definitely a KNBH solution to General Relativity. But the solution isn't doable in the real world. Injecting the first electron is no problem. After that every new electron faces an ever increasing repulsive Coulomb Force. The force isn't minor. The force is 10^39 times greater than gravitation. In order to get electrons in they have to be traveling at a large fraction of the speed of light otherwise the repulsive force deflects them. Eventually the net charge would be such that further electrons would have to travel at the speed of light. This isn't a viable solution. Recall, Titor's supposed black holes (two of them) had a combined mass of ~225 kg . We know that because he clearly stated that the entire gadget (box, components and 2 black holes) weighed about 500 lbs (226kg). The box and components had to have some mass and we can assume the two black holes had near equal mass so their individual mass was something on the order of 95-100 kg. A black hole with a mass of 100 kg would have an event horizon smaller than the classical diameter of a proton. You might have a problem sliding a Chevy truck through a BH with that diameter. It actually wouldn't make much difference had his BH's had the mass of Earth. If Earth were to be squeezed down to a BH the event horizon would have a diameter of 9mm. Chevy trucks still have problems fitting through that hole. For his gadget you would need the mass of multiple stars. In order to safely traverse the throat of his wormhole it would have to be hundreds of kilometers in diameter. Gravity isn't the only factor. You have the electrical forces to deal with because in the case of multi-stellar mass BH's you did start off with both protons and electrons. Matter may no longer exist (at least from the perspective of being outside the event horizon) but the mass, energy, charge and angular momentum of the star remains and can be detected outside the event horizon (and down the throat of the wormhole). The throat will be an electrical hell if you don't have a sufficiently wide mouth and manage to navigate right down the middle.Then you have the problem of having the BH in the real world where incoming matter falls into the BH. This results in a gamma ray hell. Matter being accelerated to near the speed of light in a huge gravitational field radiates electrical magnetic energy in the form of gamma rays. It's a nice story but it's also really bad science. Boomer was a decent writer but he didn't know much about physics other than what he would quickly glean from some website. Generally speaking he not only posted the high school physics version he only seemed to have the high school version as a foundation for his personal knowledgebase.
  11. What is the shark chum agreement? Ummm... What does any of the above have to do with "hard science"? What does a 1m wave have to do with time travel? Who said that a 1m wave is a standing wave simply because it is propagated inside a copper sphere? Why a copper sphere instead of an, oh...aluminum, iron, barium, krypton, etc. sphere? Where is the hard science that states 1m EM fields "restore to a previous state, rejuvenate [or] heal" anything? WTF is a "morphic field"? Come on. You made this up just to make a post. Right?
  12. Crap! First it was Philadelphia, then it was Washington, DC followed by Omaha. And now you say it's Miami? Once upon a time it was "First in war, first in peace but last in the American League (the Washington Senators) and now it's the Marlins who are last in the National League? Wow! You are surely a time traveler.
  13. The 1960's are very similar to what?! :thumbsdown: What the hell did 2010 have in common with 1960? The 1950's and the 1980's? Sure, both were similar in the sense of a poor economy but the 1950's were the continuation of the Great Depression whose liberal progressive folly was temporarily interrupted (and propped up) by WWII. The 1950's saw the rise of communism. The 1980's saw the fall of communism. Other than a bad economy what in deep substance do they have in common?
  14. Absolutely perfect. Did Eddy mention that if you look at his website that you eventually discover that it's all about selling books at $30.00 a pop? Eddy, you old rascal. I've called you out on this before. "Academic Paper" my aching ass.
  15. Why, based on legit published reports about the LHC (published, not alt-sci crap ) would you think that the LHC has anything at all to do with time travel? There's nothing in the LHC except a few heavy atoms. That's thousands of atoms, not septillions of atoms. A few thousand atoms in a collider are interesting but they have no effect what-so-ever at a distance of 10^-15 cm (that's 1000 times larger than a typical atomic nucleus, i.e. about the size of an atom). If you know something that the rest of us don't know pray tell. Please; no bat shit crazy Internet silliness. Give us actual scientific papers that we can refer to.
  16. This is not an academic paper i n any sense of the word. It's a selfie website with Eddy's not-so-able opinion. Get the paper published in Physical Letters and then we'll call it an academic endeavor.
  17. Wow! Jump out of bed from a deep sleep, toss on the clothes, grab a camera raw footage of an unplanned time travel departure complete with a horror/sci-fi musical soundtrack. Brilliant! Anna in a Home Depot dust mask. Brilliant! Two cameramen filming the entire event with three cameras from three positions all at one time. Brilliant! I know that I'm sold. This was absolutely the real deal.
  18. Wow! Jump out of bed from a deep sleep, toss on the clothes, grab a camera raw footage of an unplanned time travel departure complete with a horror/sci-fi musical soundtrack. Brilliant! Anna in a Home Depot dust mask. Brilliant! Two cameramen filming the entire event with three cameras from three positions all at one time. Brilliant! I know that I'm sold. This was absolutely the real deal.
  19. Yes, yes. I gave you the entire spectrum of time travel theories in the above post. They are all - every one of them - found in that little book. I'm sorry if that might disappoint you but it is what it is. If you don't understand SR/GR then you cannot possibly understand time travel.
  20. Ummm....Ummm... One and done - another hit-and-run. Get it? Maybe not a "lot" of hoaxers but at least one - the OP.
  21. And that's the rub - searching for time travel theories on fictional physics research websites and fictional time traveler threads. I'm sorry - but neither Anderson nor Boomer (the author of the Titor Saga) demonstrate any understanding of general physics let alone Special Relativity, General Relativity, spacetime mechanics, black hole mechanics or time travel. Why not cut out the middle men and go to the source? Why not start with a little research on your part into Special Relativity and then move on to a bit of General Relativity? I'm not talking about getting a BS degree in physics. Just a little study on your part. Try here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi-k_DaKJm0 It's an audio book reading of Albert Einstein's pop-sci book, "Relativity: The Special and General Theory" and it is the complete book. If you prefer to read the book it's here as a PDF: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/30155/30155-pdf.pdf?session_id=5b9d74e0687b589c1ac013c36a1afdd76ff4f6bb Listen to and/or read the book. You'll come away with a much better idea about what time and space are and how they relate to each other relativistically. It's written with the average high school graduate in mind and has almost no math. What little math that is there is in simple high school level algebra. Just remember that all (not part, a bit or some but all) time travel theories come from Special and General Relativity. You can't understand time travel unless you understand relativity. (Oh...and any theory offered to the contrary is complete and utter bullshit unless it is fully explained in contrast to SR/GR and shows in detail how SR/GR has failed, why 115 years of observation is wrong and where and why the new theory can replace SR/GR with at least equal accuracy. Not simple uninformed opinions but fully detailed scientific analysis absent crap like "and I just need someone to do the math for me because I'm not too good at math" that is stated such that it can be peer reviewed by actual physicists.) Enjoy the book. :)
  22. Yes, you can find theories about time travel on his site. It was a hoot when he had the Time Travel Research Center/Association site. There he would not only have time travel theories, he'd simply copy and paste entire sections from other websites into his website and leave it up to the reader to figure out that it wasn't his ideas that were there, meaning that he never honored the copyright from the other sites and gave the original author(s) full credit for their work. He also solicited money from people to join the site so they could gain access to the super-duper secret member only pages. And they would also receive the monthly newsletter. The reality? They received the one and only edition of the "monthly" newsletter one time. The super-duper secret members only pages were ripped from other websites and had absolutely no "inside" information about physics. The research center and huge laboratory in the photos on the website were stock photos that come with website building kits. He just photo shopped a picture of himself into the stock shots to make it look like he had a lab. The reality? His Time Travel Research Center was a PO Box in Smithtown, NY and a phone number that connected to an answering service. How do I know? 1) I spent the money and joined the TTRC just to find out. 2) I also did some background research. 3) I called the phone number and spoke to the man who got the number when Anderson closed down TTRC - and boy was he pissed about the phone calls he was receiving from angry former "members." In his literature he misspelled "United States of America". Dolt! He got divorced and moved along with his girlfriend Heather Caton to an apartment in Rochester, NY and set up the World Genesis Foundation. For the "time" being time travel no longer interested him. He was now posing as a UN Special Ambassador for UNSECO out of Romania with worldwide headquarters in Rochester, NY. Yup - the worldwide headquarters was their little apartment. I inquired at the UN and specifically at UNESCO. Never heard of him. And in his literature he got the full name wrong that the acronym UNSECO stands for. Double dolt!! Is he a scientist? No. His profession is as a burglar alarm salesman. After he left Smithtown he got a job in Rochester as a VP in marketing for a security alarm firm. When he was hired they posted his credentials in an online article welcoming him to the firm. Education? "Background" in science and engineering. It didn't say that he has an AA, BA/BS, MA/MS or PhD...just "background". This usually means "took some classes but did not earn a degree" ... ...otherwise they would post in 24-pt font "Our new guy has a PhD in physics! And this guy runs a world famous physics laboratory and he is a famous theoretical physicist known worldwide for his theories on time travel! Boy, oh, boy did we scored big time or what?!" No mention of a PhD, laboratory, world fame. Nope - nothing at all like that. "Background in physics and engineering." More recently he and Heather had about a dozen websites up, each one with something for sale, several listed as non-profits. Most have failed and are not up at this time. He was putting them up so quick that the back pages of most of the sites still had the lorem ipsum fill text on them. Yes - they were stock cookie-cutter web pages. So - are the consequences all the same? Oh, yeah. They most certainly are. Just be careful. The consequences just might not be what you planned for. Now do you have a little more understanding of why Ray and I have a problem when someone uses "doctor" David Anderson as any sort of reference? If it's snake oil that's being sold, yes, by all means use Anderson as a reference. Anything else, please - no. There are dozens of real physics sites with real science posted by real scientists that can be used.
  23. Hmmmm...you just had to ask, didn't you? It is apparent to me (and others) that you do not speak, read or write English as your primary language. That's not a criticism. Rather, is it a simple statement of fact based on the evidence at hand (your posts). It's also a fact that you chose to join and post on an English language forum. Therefore, if you desire to communicate your ideas, it is your obligation to write English in such a manner that it can be clearly understood by the average member of the forum. It is not our obligation in any sense to spend time attempting to decipher your posts. Most of what you post as English is gibberish. Here's an example from your most recent post: "That though i think it's abnormal we don't recognize history expanding as does universe...history expanding as does universe, & our not knowing about it" is unintelligible gibberish - as written English it makes absolutely no sense. I'm sorry, my friend, but that's the truth of the matter. Do you now understand why I have no questions of you? If you write unintelligible gibberish it's a bit hard to formulate a meaningful question. Even if I did post a meaningful question why should I believe that your response would be any more intelligible than your prior posts? Now, do you possess sufficient English language skill to have a general conversation with an English speaker? Probably yes; and good for you that you have learned to speak another language. It's just not sufficient to communicate whatever it is that you're attempting to communicate here. Message understood this time?
  24. I'm right there with you. I've read through three or four of his/her posts, concluded that either he can't speak/write English, is intoxicated or both and am ready to move on to another poster. It's not my job to spend time deciphering a foreign language.
  25. Demi, OK, seriously. You brought up Dr. David Anderson as some sort of expert on the topic at hand. Now be specific: what information do you rely on such that it causes you to believe that Anderson is some sort of time travel/physics expert? Show us where we can see the information. I don't mean his personal assertion that he's an expert but something concrete that can be compared to other facts concerning actual physics. You do know, for instance, that "Doctor" David Anderson does not hold a PhD in physics or any other physical science, yes? You also know that Anderson claims to have been in the US Air Force but whenever he's been asked by online sources to state when, where, what rank and his Air Force occupation specialty he's refused to answer? When asked to state when and where he attended university he's refused to answer? As I said, I'm now being serious. The reason that I've asked you about why you conclude him to be an expert goes to his total online persona. He runs more than one non-profit and actively solicits funds from his fans. I really want to know why you (and anyone else) believe him to be a credible source of information so that I can start to know why anyone would send him money. I'm somewhat new to this endeavor because I've only been looking into the topic for 15-ish years. Thanks
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