Fascinating Quotes From Wikipedia

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ViestiKirjoittaja Santeri » 09 Huhti 2013 07:24

Time dilation

In theory, and to make a clearer example, time dilation could affect planned meetings for astronauts with advanced technologies and greater travel speeds. The astronauts would have to set their clocks to count exactly 80 years, whereas mission control—back on Earth—might need to count 81 years. The astronauts would return to Earth, after their mission, having aged one year less than the people staying on Earth. What is more, the local experience of time passing never actually changes for anyone. In other words, the astronauts on the ship as well as the mission control crew on Earth each feel normal, despite the effects of time dilation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_dilation


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ViestiKirjoittaja Santeri » 14 Huhti 2013 06:22

Making of Avatar

To render Avatar, Weta used a 10,000 sqft server farm making use of 4,000 Hewlett-Packard servers with 35,000 processor cores with 104 terabytes of RAM and three petabytes of network area storage running Ubuntu Linux, Grid Engine cluster manager, and Pixar's Alfred queue management system. The render farm occupies the 193rd to 197th spots in the TOP500 list of the world's most powerful supercomputers.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avatar_(2009_film)
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ViestiKirjoittaja Santeri » 22 Huhti 2013 07:25

Fattail Scorpion

Fattail scorpion or fat-tailed scorpion is the common name given to scorpions of the genus Androctonus, one of the most dangerous groups of scorpions species in the world. They are found throughout the semi-arid and arid regions of the Middle-East and Africa. They are a moderate sized scorpion, attaining lengths of 10 cm (just under 4 in). Their common name is derived from their distinctly fat metasoma, or tail, while the Latin name originates from Greek and means "man killer". Their venom contains powerful neurotoxins and is especially potent. Stings from Androctonus species are known to cause several human deaths each year.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fattail_scorpion
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ViestiKirjoittaja Santeri » 07 Touko 2013 10:18

Pirate utopias

Pirate utopias were described by anarchist writer Peter Lamborn Wilson in his 1995 book Pirate Utopias: Moorish Corsairs & European Renegadoes as secret islands once used for supply purposes by pirates. In Wilson's view, these pirate enclaves were early forms of autonomous proto-anarchist societies in that they operated beyond the reach of governments and embraced unrestricted freedom.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirate_utopia
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ViestiKirjoittaja Santeri » 14 Touko 2013 03:33

ECT

The aim of ECT is to induce a therapeutic clonic seizure (a seizure where the person loses consciousness and has convulsions) lasting for at least 15 seconds. Although a large amount of research has been carried out, the exact mechanism of action of ECT remains elusive. ECT doctors claim it may "jumpstart the brain", helping boost neurotransmission, while others like Peter Breggin, claim it causes the "euphoric" effects similar to the effects found in "closed head injury" or people with fresh traumatic brain injury.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electroconvulsive_therapy
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ViestiKirjoittaja Harri » 14 Touko 2013 10:28

Vittu Thana mitä paskaa...

Ota kuule lepo. Ota iso lepo. Älä tunge tänne meille tuota kökkää...

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ViestiKirjoittaja ... » 14 Touko 2013 11:27

thanavuddho kirjoitti:ECT


I think that treatment is inhumane. Example doesn't apply to it's whole extent, but it's worth noticing that Hemingway killed himself after he went through this treatment. In his own words, he said that he lost about 20-years of his life - he couldn't anymore recall what happened during his adolescence.

ECT, among other things, when historians study it in 23th century, I wonder what they think about it.

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ViestiKirjoittaja tommi » 14 Touko 2013 20:30

I have heard of a person who had very serious depression, and was hospitalized because of it, and who was instantly cured by electroshock therapy. I heard of it from a friend, who thought it was strange that the person used to be really depressed and then suddenly next week was completely happy, laughing and smiling, and saying stuff like "that's all in the past, there's no point in worrying about it".

ECT is an interesting treatment, because it works instantly and the change is really dramatic, unlike many other treatments for depression, but still it's a total mystery why it works.

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ViestiKirjoittaja ... » 14 Touko 2013 22:45

tommi kirjoitti:I heard of it from a friend, who thought it was strange that the person used to be really depressed and then suddenly next week was completely happy, laughing and smiling, and saying stuff like "that's all in the past, there's no point in worrying about it".


I've read about similar experiences. In addition, about how they usually are being hit with big ass "withdrawal", if you can call it as such, on long term period. ETC still seems in many ways quite brutal way to work with it, but if on the other hand there's 90% suicide risk...

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ViestiKirjoittaja Santeri » 16 Touko 2013 00:02

Harri kirjoitti:Vittu Thana mitä paskaa...

Ota kuule lepo. Ota iso lepo. Älä tunge tänne meille tuota kökkää...


Haluatko tapella :twisted:

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