Andrew Taylor

Hamilton, New Zealand

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I'm passionate about

Reforming things from useless to useful. Cosmology. Understanding of physical actualities. Becoming knowledgeable of pretty much everything applicable to anything that i have a small interest in.

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Whatever you want as long as it is presented objectively to a point that you wish to make (and without blatantly saying because you're wrong and I'm right, sans-explanation)

People don't know I'm good at

Putting accents with my voice

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Andrew Taylor
Posted over 1 year ago
Freeman Dyson: Let's look for life in the outer solar system
The Moons actual name is in fact the Moon. Other moon like objects are called planetary satellites and have their respective names (the Moon is also a planetary satellite). We actually call things by the name moon/s so as to give an understanding in the difference between artificial satellites (orbital man made electronic stuff), planets, asteroids, planetoids (all of which are also satellites). As for that idiot who obtusely feels as though there are no other solar systems, I mean wow really the term basically means a star with celestial bodies in orbit around it. And lastly yeah there is no name, or at least not that I know of, for the solar system we live in (other than the "Our" that we commonly put in front of it).
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Andrew Taylor
Posted over 1 year ago
Kary Mullis: Play! Experiment! Discover!
Ah so he seems to be suggesting that 5.5 W/m2 is greater than 1 W/cm2 however, 5.5 W/m2 / 1000 (there's 1000 cm2 per m2) = 0.00055 W/cm2 so in comparison with 1 W/cm2 that's 1,818 times less energy input than required to do what he's saying. Therefore he doesn't seem to understand metric values. And with these values it would be easy to say that it is happening but is severely over exaggerated rather than his out-take of it isn't happening at all.
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Andrew Taylor
Posted over 1 year ago
Peter Diamandis: Abundance is our future
There are some interesting facts about Coca-cola in this episode of secrets of the super-brands http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlDOI6RsaS4 Also note that they do in fact sell water through one of their companies
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Andrew Taylor
Posted over 1 year ago
Ray Kurzweil: The accelerating power of technology
the two main reasons that they aren't similar or near similar to what he was saying are: 1: The computers are able to be smaller and faster but we can't cool them fast enough and with out being to do so we have a predicament of either make them faster and watch them melt, or leave them as they are until we find a solution (and we are getting better at cooling them down). 2: A recession hit and many computer technology companies put their research on the back burner in favour of selling product for profit.