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Bound up electrons

Post by ed » Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:15 pm

Just thought of something that is making me nervous.

If when we use electronic devices we decrease entropy (RIGHT? A. "1" means that the electrons are bound up) that means that. Vone day everything will just stop, right?

Anyway, is anyone else worried? Should I go for a gig on doomsday preppers?
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Re: Bound up electrons

Post by DrMatt » Wed Nov 27, 2013 2:03 pm

No.
Sometimes entropy is locally decreased as electrons pour over fractal-like crystal surfaces, but over a larger volume, entropy increases.
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Re: Bound up electrons

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Nov 27, 2013 4:06 pm

Actually Matt, he's on to something. When using a message board, the solution is to use characters whose ASCII binary equivalents have more 0's than 1's.

That should keep us safe. For a while.

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Re: Bound up electrons

Post by DrMatt » Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:40 pm

Rob Lister wrote:Actually Matt, he's on to something. When using a message board, the solution is to use characters whose ASCII binary equivalents have more 0's than 1's.

That should keep us safe. For a while.
Oh, yes, that will cause us to go backwards in time, reversing Shannon's law and the second law of thermodynamics.
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Re: Bound up electrons

Post by gnome » Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:35 pm

If we get really good at decreasing local entropy, billions of years from now we'll collect the last of the energy that isn't waste heat to boost the last of our white dwarf centered habitats for another few dozen millenia... then it might be time to start packing.
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Re: Bound up electrons

Post by DrMatt » Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:46 pm

gnome wrote:If we get really good at localizing entropy, billions of years from now we'll collect the last of the energy that isn't waste heat to boost the last of our white dwarf centered habitats for another few dozen millenia... then it might be time to start packing.
What, sending entropy overseas isn't good enough for you?
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Re: Bound up electrons

Post by gnome » Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:51 pm

Good point. We WANT to outsource our entropy.

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Re: Bound up electrons

Post by DrMatt » Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:25 pm

What about pardoning your entropy and sending it to Obamacare?
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Re: Bound up electrons

Post by gnome » Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:27 pm

Right now Obamacare has enough chaos, it could use a little less.
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Re: Bound up electrons

Post by DrMatt » Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:45 pm

gnome wrote:Right now Obamacare has enough chaos, it could use a little less.
Oh, right, when you pardon something, send it to Portugal. They can always use it.
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Re: Bound up electrons

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Re: Bound up electrons

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:57 pm

ed wrote:Just thought of something that is making me nervous.

If when we use electronic devices we decrease entropy (RIGHT? A. "1" means that the electrons are bound up) that means that. Vone day everything will just stop, right?

Anyway, is anyone else worried? Should I go for a gig on doomsday preppers?
Never mind that.

When you are riding up an escalator do you gain weight (due to acceleration), or lose weight (due to increased altitude)?

Do coriolis forces affect you enough that it might be one answer facing east, and the other answer facing west?

I'm on a diet and I ride escalators so this is a very important question to me.

Thank you. :coolspecs:
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Re: Bound up electrons

Post by DrMatt » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:17 pm

Get rid of your Higgs Bosons. Shed mass, and let weight follow.
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Re: Bound up electrons

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:22 pm

DrMatt wrote:Get rid of your Higgs Bosons.
I'd have to walk up the stairs to do that. :evil:
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Re: Bound up electrons

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Re: Bound up electrons

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:31 pm

Clowns are evil.

They are fattening me up for the kill. :o
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Re: Bound up electrons

Post by gnome » Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:26 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
When you are riding up an escalator do you gain weight (due to acceleration), or lose weight (due to increased altitude)?

Do coriolis forces affect you enough that it might be one answer facing east, and the other answer facing west?

I'm on a diet and I ride escalators so this is a very important question to me.

Thank you. :coolspecs:
Submit that question to Randall Munroe (of XKCD). I'm serious, it's just the sort of thing he does.

http://what-if.xkcd.com/archive/
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Re: Bound up electrons

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun May 03, 2015 12:04 pm

gnome wrote:
Abdul Alhazred wrote:
When you are riding up an escalator do you gain weight (due to acceleration), or lose weight (due to increased altitude)?

Do coriolis forces affect you enough that it might be one answer facing east, and the other answer facing west?

I'm on a diet and I ride escalators so this is a very important question to me.

Thank you. :coolspecs:
Submit that question to Randall Munroe (of XKCD). I'm serious, it's just the sort of thing he does.

http://what-if.xkcd.com/archive/

Naah. He's too much of a smartass. :BigGrin3:
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Re: Bound up electrons

Post by Anaxagoras » Sun May 03, 2015 12:13 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
I'm on a diet and I ride escalators so this is a very important question to me.

Thank you. :coolspecs:

If you're on a diet you ought to be taking the stairs you lazy dipshit!!!!!1ELEVENTY!!! :roll:
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Re: Bound up electrons

Post by Captain » Sun May 03, 2015 12:56 pm

Any man uses too many electrons spends a night in Schrödinger's Box.
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