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blink182nofx

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« on: 11-09-2004 00:19 »

NOW I DONT WANT TO SOUND LIKE A NERD!!!!! OR A GEEEK!!!! OR A POO FKER!!!!

But here it goes :::

In the episode **Futurama.S02E03.When.Aliens.Attack**

The aliens see the tv show they are watching 1000 years later, as there planet is 1000 light years away from earth. Firstly...this is impossible because we didnt send tv signals via lights in 1999...and we dont now  smile, anyway, the aliens get the signal 1000 years later, and appear on earth 1 day later.....ALSO IMPOSSIBLE  smile You cant travel faster than the speed of light.

ANSWER THAT!!!!

(Ps: I love Physics)
Beamer

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« Reply #1 on: 11-09-2004 00:23 »

a) In A Clone Of My Own, we learn that scientists increased the speed later on, hence why the aliens got here within a day. The TV signals traveled on "old light", and the aliens traveled on "new light". It makes little sense, but it's still within Futurama logic.

b) Who says the omicronians got the TV through a light signal? They're aliens, they probably knew some other way to channel into our TV stations.

c) This belongs in the Re-Check forum.
JBERGES

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« Reply #2 on: 11-09-2004 00:30 »
« Last Edit on: 11-09-2004 00:30 »

Light years refers to the distance which something traveling at about 3x10^8 meters/second travels in one Earth year.  It doesn't have to be "light" per se, as in the wavelengths discernable on the visual spectrum, just any wave traveling at said constant.  In that case, I think certain satellite signals would travel at c.

As for the second claim, if you watch the episode, "A Clone of my Own," you'll learn that scientists managed to increase the speed of light.  However, the signals sent Omicron Persei 8's way in 1999 were not "grandfathered" into this new speed, they continued on their way at original c.  When they reached OP8, Lrr and his army were able to travel to Earth at the improved c, which we can assume is thousands of times greater than the original.

EDIT:  7 minutes behind Beamer?!  I'm pathetic!
SlackJawedMoron

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« Reply #3 on: 11-09-2004 00:30 »
« Last Edit on: 11-09-2004 00:30 »

Don't TV signals use radio waves, which move at the speed of light?

N.B. I know very little about physics, so be merciful if I'm being dumb.

I think the real question is... what's a poofker?
Tongue Luck

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« Reply #4 on: 11-09-2004 01:18 »

 
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Originally posted by blink182nofx:
 You cant travel faster than the speed of light.
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ALSO IMPOSSIBLE
Dude, I'm hearing Cubert's voice. If this guy watches A Clone of my Own, he'll see his doppelganger and die.
NoAPOlogies

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« Reply #5 on: 11-09-2004 01:38 »

 
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Originally posted by SlackJawedMoron:
Don't TV signals use radio waves, which move at the speed of light?


Yes, to a good approximation, wavelengths across the radiation spectrum (from high energy gamma waves to low energy micro and radio waves) travel at the speed of light.
Eyedol7513

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« Reply #6 on: 11-09-2004 02:36 »

We don't really know what kind of technology exists 1,000 years from now. But as mentioned before, the speed of light was increased, therefore allowing the Omicronians to travel to Earth in less than a day.

(p.s. I love Biology. Physics is OK.)
DotheBartman

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« Reply #7 on: 11-09-2004 02:41 »

Considering this show once featured a storyline about time literally skipping around randomly, I wouldn't take its science too seriously.
HellsLab
Bending Unit
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« Reply #8 on: 11-09-2004 03:00 »

 
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Originally posted by DotheBartman:
Considering this show once featured a storyline about time literally skipping around randomly, I wouldn't take its science too seriously.

Considering their writing staff has a slew of PhD's, I'm sure many great debates broke out in the writers room (Now THAT would be a great DVD extra! Like the audio from the presidential single-elimination fight.).
Eyedol7513

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« Reply #9 on: 11-09-2004 03:10 »

^Yeah. If you listen to the commentaries, you hear David X. mention arguments breaking out in the writer's room because of something. (Especially about 'The Sting'.)
DotheBartman

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« Reply #10 on: 11-09-2004 03:40 »
« Last Edit on: 11-09-2004 03:40 »

 
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Originally posted by HellsLab:
 Considering their writing staff has a slew of PhD's, I'm sure many great debates broke out in the writers room (Now THAT would be a great DVD extra! Like the audio from the presidential single-elimination fight.).

Well that's all true, and I realize a lot of the show references a lot of scientific and mathematical ideas that only people with degrees in these fields would ever come close to noticing.  But alls I'm saying is that, at the very least, the science on the show isn't consistant.  Sometimes it'll nail some obscure fact perfectly, and then in the next scene there's sound in space.

Mind you, that's a piece of what makes the show so great.  wink
bender+fry

Professor
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« Reply #11 on: 11-09-2004 06:13 »

 
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Originally posted by SlackJawedMoron:

I think the real question is... what's a poofker?

Ohhh! Ohhh! I know this one!

Poofker someone who f[uc]kes poo

Of course, the reason that someone who commit such an act is beyond me, but I can assume that the insult is that someone is so lonely that the can't control their urges.

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