Adam

active 4 weeks, 1 day ago
active 4 weeks, 1 day ago
  • Adam posted a new activity comment 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    I know it’s not very scientific but it just seems too mind blindingly far out to be true. If eventually we find indisputable proof that it truly is the case then okay but right now I think you need some pretty extraordinary proof for such extraordinary claims.

    Odds or rarity would no longer have any meaning, if the chance of it happening is more…[Read more]

  • Adam posted a new activity comment 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    I just can’t accept the universe is infinite, or what I should say is that my limited understanding of the evidence for it is not enough to convince me it’s true.

    By infinite, I mean containing a truly never ending number of things whether that be atoms, stars or galaxies however thinly spread they might be. The implications would be that…[Read more]

    • Why are you unconvinced about this?

      • I know it’s not very scientific but it just seems too mind blindingly far out to be true. If eventually we find indisputable proof that it truly is the case then okay but right now I think you need some pretty extraordinary proof for such extraordinary claims.

        Odds or rarity would no longer have any meaning, if the chance of it happening is more…[Read more]

    • I have more trouble getting my head round a finite universe than an infinite one!

      • I’m not a scientist, but I thought this idea of a centre of the universe, or of some kind of possibly infinite ‘body’, was something we were meant to have got out of our heads, post-Einstein (and, at the other extreme, post quantum physics, for that matter). Because it still makes us think of the universe as some kind of huge, expanding Newtonian…[Read more]

      • There are privileged positions on the number line. If we consider multiplication for example, 0 is the only number that gives you the same result no matter what you multiply it by, and 1 is the only number that always gives you back the other number. -83.24 whilst I’m sure interesting doesn’t as far as I’m aware fulfill any of these special…[Read more]

        • “Re the universe being infinite, my understanding […] is that it’s not infinite, …”

          Well we don’t really know, since we can’t see further than the observable horizon. The default model assumes that it is infinite (but that just means “large compared to the observable horizon”).

          ” … it’s been expanding from a size of effectively zero at…[Read more]

          • “Well we don’t really know, since we can’t see further than the observable horizon. The default model assumes that it is infinite (but that just means “large compared to the observable horizon”).”

            Exactly, just like no one in particle physics believes that the results of the Standard Model of particle physics will hold up to infinite energy…[Read more]

  • Adam posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    Well we should control it and I don’t see why not. The sort of stuff that’s being discussed comes out of silicon valley type companies, Google, Apple etc and ultimately therefore we know where the money goes. There’s no reason we shouldn’t tax them in a way that provides a universal income but keeps the economics of the world ticking over.

    I’m…[Read more]

  • That would depend on the job… Should the disabled be forced to work?

    If there is a suitable career, yes, just like everyone else effectively is. A wheelchair would not be an encumberance on me doing my job, for example – I primarily work from home doing IT, and when visiting client sites it wouldn’t be at all hard to make reasonable…[Read more]

  • Adam replied to the topic How do you buy a car? in the forum General Chat 3 months ago

    I tend to have a pretty solid idea of what i want, so all this test driving and shopping around i don’t understand.

    Eg: I wanted a food focus, so I went and bought one.

    In all seriousness, there are some amazing lease deals around at the moment, im tempted myself.

  • Adam replied to the topic how to cure muscle spasms in back? in the forum Health 3 months ago

    I second diazepam! Last time my back spasmed, I literally couldn’t move. Took a diazepam, went to bed, and woke up cured!

  • Adam changed their profile picture 3 months, 1 week ago

  • Adam replied to the topic I've given up diet drinks in the forum Health 3 months, 1 week ago

    Are flavored sparkling waters as bad, I like sainsburys apple and kiwi. Can’t bear coke, fanta etc but am partial to ginger beer.

  • Using a company will usually mean that even if your “regular” cleaner is off you’ll get someone cleaning your house whereas if it’s a private arrangement if they’re ill on on holiday then there’s no one to cover. Companies are usually more expensive as obviously they have more overheads but will be insured for any damage etc. One off deep cleans…[Read more]

  • Adam replied to the topic How to grow taller? in the forum Health 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Thanks for all your comments guys. Surgery is not something that I would want to do. Sounds too drastic and could go wrong. Was thinking more in terms of Cuban shoes without the obvious big heels. Plus you are right about accepting myself for who I am! Now I think about it.. getting taller is only too please other people and to stop snide comments…[Read more]

  • Adam started the topic How to grow taller? in the forum Health 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Id love to be taller.. who wouldn’t! As a kid I had my growth spurt to early which meant I was the tallest in my primary school class for years but like Daniel Radcliffe in Harry potter..I never did get any taller. Now I am in my 20’s and at 5 ft 6 Iv lost hope of ever growing taller as I am presuming my growth plates have now closed so was…[Read more]

  • Have you tried swapping SIMs between one of the Android phones that does receive texts from the iPhone 6, and one of the ones that doesn’t? (Don’t forget to send the test texts to the right numbers!)

    If the same phone still doesn’t receive texts even with a different SIM in then that may, indeed, suggest that the problem is at least partly due to…[Read more]

  • I agree silicon valley nerds of EVIL! Just check out this story of a silicon tech boss complaining about fruit sellers on the streets and wanting to get rid of them https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/may/02/mark-woodward-facebook-fruit-vendor-comments

  • Adam replied to the topic How to get rid of Norovirus in the forum Health 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    I haven’t caught anything yet, surprisingly, as I catch everything.

    One of my brothers has that horrible cold/cough virus thing and was in bed and seemed very fluey for 2/3 days. I’ve surprisingly managed to avoid it so far but I can feel a cold coming on (or I’m having an allergic reaction to either my horse or the haylage possibly?). Since I…[Read more]

  • Adam replied to the topic Best pubs in the uk in the forum General Chat 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    There is a pub in the north east of England called ‘The Beamish Mary’ it’s in a village called No Place. They have a great selection of real ales, on open coal fire and real chips with their hot beef sandwiches. The lounge was modernised so it could be used for an ITV period Drake a while back. The bar staff are great, just the right amount of pe…[Read more]

  • Adam replied to the topic Worst pubs ever in the forum General Chat 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    The Knave of Clubs, Chell Heath, Stoke.

    Not sure if it still exists, but this was a shit hole pub on a shit hole estate.
    If you were from the neighbouring village across the fields then it was a no go. I was probably a bit naive that I wouldn’t get noticed but…. a late night lock in was promised back in the day before daft hours in p…[Read more]

  • Adam replied to the topic Wisdom Teeth Removal in the forum Health 3 months, 4 weeks ago

    I had one removed, went home feeling sorry for myself, ate a family bag of lightly salted crisps and two of the six stitches went down with the crisps…
    A salt water mouth wash every few hours is good for healing.
    Good luck, you should be back in action well in time for Christmas lunch!

  • If you looking at something for nothing you need look no further than your local council, if it’s owt like ours. New housing development needs to be built, council asks for sponsorship of a bus service for the next 15 years, where does that money come from?

    And after 15 years the bus service stops!

    That’s happened in Sheffield, the bus which…[Read more]