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## #51 2012-01-29 03:30:00

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### Re: Fermi's questions!!!

Hi;

Shrinking myself and my ruler using Benes' miniaturization formulas ( see Fantastic Voyage ) I was able to measure very roughy the size of a proton. I got 10^(-12) mm in diameter. More difficult was measuring the diameter of a hydrogen atom. That darn electron kept hopping and shrinking and reappearing all over the place. Was actually kind of electron cloudy, I thought it was going to rain. Anyway, the diameter of the hydrogen atom is 5 x 10^(-8) mm.

Forming a simple proportion:

Solving for d =3.7 kilometers in diameter which means it is about as wide as Manhattan.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattan

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## #52 2012-01-29 06:16:08

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### Re: Fermi's questions!!!

hi bobbym

nice work very good!you're getting the hang of this!

Q:"How many 1 liter buckets would it take to fill up an Olympic pool?"

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## #53 2012-01-29 06:42:30

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### Re: Fermi's questions!!!

i posted a new Q in #52

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
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## #54 2012-01-29 08:58:03

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### Re: Fermi's questions!!!

Yes, I saw that. Will work on it.

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## #55 2012-01-30 01:08:17

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### Re: Fermi's questions!!!

Since you are insisting on a new post for the answer...

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## #56 2012-01-30 01:18:10

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### Re: Fermi's questions!!!

nice work! and it's coach because those kinds of jobs have one name for both males and females.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
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## #57 2012-01-30 01:30:55

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Yes, strange about those titles. You can call feminine royalty, "your highness" but you can not say to masculine royalty, "your high."

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## #58 2012-01-30 08:13:04

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### Re: Fermi's questions!!!

well,i think you say highness to both males and females because i think the -ness in this context isn't for femaleness.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #59 2012-01-30 08:21:29

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### Re: Fermi's questions!!!

I will definitely try that next time I am in the presence of royalty. If I get in trouble I will blame you.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #60 2012-01-30 08:25:34

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### Re: Fermi's questions!!!

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #61 2012-01-30 08:30:24

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### Re: Fermi's questions!!!

Hmmmm. Yes, but if I am wrong I will be either beheaded or imprisoned in a dungeon for 175 years. I will bet if Rico was facing the same threat he would not be so quick or so sure of his answer.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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## #62 2012-01-30 08:50:53

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### Re: Fermi's questions!!!

he's not the only one who said so!

and you can always ask bob.he's from england!

next Q:"If the mass of one teaspoon of water could be converted entirely into energy in the form of heat,what volume of water (in liters),initially at room temperature,could it bring to a boil?"

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Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #63 2012-01-30 09:01:04

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### Re: Fermi's questions!!!

A wise man once told me that with one six shooter he could hold back 2000 men.

That problem requires much estimation, it will take me a while.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #64 2012-01-30 09:03:37

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### Re: Fermi's questions!!!

was that wise man your Grandpa or you?

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
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## #65 2012-01-30 09:04:40

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My Grandpappy, it surely was! Claimed he did it when he was the sheriff of Dodge City.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #66 2012-01-30 09:17:53

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it's nice to see people talk about their elders like that.is he alive?

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #67 2012-01-30 09:22:04

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### Re: Fermi's questions!!!

No, he is gone a long time.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #68 2012-01-30 09:37:56

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### Re: Fermi's questions!!!

when did he pass away?

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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## #69 2012-01-30 09:45:39

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### Re: Fermi's questions!!!

If I tell that you will be able to surmise my age.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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## #70 2012-01-30 09:50:32

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### Re: Fermi's questions!!!

not really.

could dig me up the topic "Inter-language puzzles"

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
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## #71 2012-01-30 09:52:47

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### Re: Fermi's questions!!!

Inter language puzzles? I am not following you.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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## #72 2012-01-30 10:00:08

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### Re: Fermi's questions!!!

the thread i posted.about the cheese and the wine and the pigs.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
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## #73 2012-01-30 10:07:02

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### Re: Fermi's questions!!!

I do not remember it. What was it about?

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
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## #74 2012-01-30 10:08:25

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### Re: Fermi's questions!!!

i posted a puzzle that included the use of both English and Serbian.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment
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## #75 2012-01-30 10:09:33

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### Re: Fermi's questions!!!

Oh, I remember that. Yes, sounds like a pig but it is a cheese.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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