[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 days ago

My Trinitron monitor actually had two of those stabilizing wires. They were very thin, much thinner than even a single scan line, but you could definitely notice them on an all white background.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 days ago

It kind of is. It's just the thing being asserted without proof is the one-way speed of light. That you don't seem to find that interesting I guess is where we differ.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 3 days ago

Take 30 seconds to at least glance at the article the other user posted. It's not just myself, there are plenty of very interested physicists who also find the unprovability of the one-way speed of light interesting.

I'm also not sure what your point about orange is supposed to be. Are you suggesting that there is a particular spectra of light that we cannot test?

My reason for being interested isn't just that I think it's "cool". I think it's fascinating that a fundamental underpinning of physics has such a gap in its experimental verifiability.

[-] [email protected] 7 points 3 days ago* (last edited 3 days ago)

For no reason. No one is saying that it is different, only that it's impossible to prove one way or the other. Light traveling the same speed in all directions, and light traveling at 2x c away from an observer and instantaneously on the return, and every other alternative that averages out to c for the round trip, are indistinguishable to any experiment we can conduct.

[-] [email protected] -2 points 3 days ago

...but that's exactly what you're doing. The fact that light travels at the same speed in all directions cannot be proven. You're the one insisting that it does.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 3 days ago

Another interesting way to conceptualize it is that the speed of light is infinite and it's causality/information that is limited to c. You shine a light at the moon and it takes 1.3 seconds for the "fact" that the light was turned on to propagate that far.

[-] [email protected] 16 points 3 days ago

There's no reason it wouldn't be. The point is that it's impossible to prove that it is. There is no conceivable experiment that can be performed to prove the two-way speed of light is symmetric.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 3 days ago

I started watching Star Trek: The Animated Series. As a long time Trekkie who had never checked it out I expected it to be campy and ridiculous, and yes, the is some of that, but there's also some surprisingly good writing in there.

[-] [email protected] 35 points 3 days ago

it'll just let you do that

Pretty much sums up JavaScript's entire philosophy.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 5 days ago

You can give a 400 response a body though. It doesn't stop you from replying.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 6 days ago

I haven't used the PlayStation or Xbox ones, but the Switch mobile device media transfer is remarkably awkward to use. The Switch will broadcast an ad hoc SSID which you can connect a device to and then hit a web server hosted by the Switch to get your pictures. As if that wasn't already kind of awkward lots of phones will fight you on connecting to the SSID because it doesn't have an internet gateway, so they consider it a bad connection and just automatically switch back to mobile data.

[-] [email protected] 17 points 1 week ago

When I heard that BIOS updates were going out automatically via Windows update I had just assumed the devices in question must be using an A/B update scheme to prevent the risk of accidentally bricking the system, because obviously they should.

Absolutely insane that's not the case.

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I can't wait.

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