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#1 2013-06-05 11:34:39

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Mercury


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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#2 2013-06-05 13:33:33

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Re: Mercury

Basically just a big rock in space. Good page!


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#3 2013-06-05 13:40:20

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Re: Mercury

Interesting to think about living there. If you were well insulated (say underground) the high and low temps would average out to around 130 degrees. With some solar collectors and heat pumps you could make it quite bearable.


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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#4 2013-06-05 13:42:48

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Re: Mercury

You know they sometimes mention a place in the Sahara as achieving a higher temperature than Death Valley.

Believe me 130 is not livable. It was 110 here and it is hot!


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#5 2013-06-05 14:21:42

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Re: Mercury

bobbym wrote:

You know they sometimes mention a place in the Sahara as achieving a higher temperature than Death Valley.

Believe me 130 is not livable. It was 110 here and it is hot!

Yeah,put some ice cubes, smile


Hey.

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#6 2013-06-05 14:28:26

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Re: Mercury

There aren't any ice cubes here. I was walking home from shopping and sat down to rest and drink something. I heard a little tweaking sound coming closer. I leaned over to see a scorpion approaching. He was wobbling badly from dehydration. He was begging for water and went belly up right in front of me. Short but pointless anecdote about the heat.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#7 2013-06-05 14:30:26

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Re: Mercury

Sounds like something from Breaking Bad.


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

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#8 2013-06-05 17:19:01

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Re: Mercury

Bobbym, are you not afraid of Scorpions..?


Jake is Alice's father, Jake is the ________ of Alice's father?
Why is T called island letter?
think, think, think and don't get up with a solution...

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#9 2013-06-06 09:02:23

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Re: Mercury

Hi MIF

A person on Mercury wouldn't have less mass. They would simply have less weight, which is measured in Newtons (new tons? smile).


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