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Simm Nixxon

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« on: 03-17-2002 19:40 »

OK, most of us with at least a basic science education knows by now that sound absolutley cannot travel thru space. Soo...How could the following happen?
And no posts regarding it was a miracle, because Fry was able to (repeatedly)reach someone else, when they replied "No!Stop asking us!"

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cellery

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« Reply #1 on: 03-17-2002 19:42 »

Perhaps the sound waves were converted to radio waves, which could travel through space. The red ring effect used to represent Fry's transmission looked similar to the radio wave transmission of "Single Female Lawyer" to Omicron Persei 8 seen in "When Aliens Attack". That's my theory.   smile
Nixorbo

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« Reply #2 on: 03-17-2002 20:15 »

 
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Originally posted by cellery:
Perhaps the sound waves were converted to radio waves, which could travel through space. The red ring effect used to represent Fry's transmission looked similar to the radio wave transmission of "Single Female Lawyer" to Omicron Persei 8 seen in "When Aliens Attack". That's my theory.

Well duh.  It's a microwave telescope, it doesn't transmit soundwaves.

My question is, wouldn't they have a slightly more sophisticated method in a thousand years than a plain old radio telescope?

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MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #3 on: 03-17-2002 20:26 »

Of course they had to have been somewhat close because nothing can go faster then the spead of light.
Nixorbo

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« Reply #4 on: 03-17-2002 20:31 »

Of course not, that's why scientists increased the speed of light in 2XXX
meisterPOOP

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« Reply #5 on: 03-17-2002 20:36 »

God sure knew where to go when he heard it.
B.Frankendorfer

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« Reply #6 on: 03-17-2002 20:45 »

He heard where it was coming from.  smile

If you guys want to dispute this than you'd have to dispute all the different times that Bender talks in space.
cellery

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« Reply #7 on: 03-17-2002 20:54 »

*Mild spoilers in this post*

 
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Originally posted by Nixorbo:
 Well duh.  It's a microwave telescope, it doesn't transmit soundwaves.

My question is, wouldn't they have a slightly more sophisticated method in a thousand years than a plain old radio telescope?


Yeah, I know that it doesn't transmit soundwaves, but the original post made it seem like that was the case.

 
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Originally posted by Simm Nixxon:
OK, most of us with at least a basic science education knows by now that sound absolutley cannot travel thru space. Soo...How could the following happen? In "Godfellas", Fry is able to reach Bender in the vast reaches of space via an ultra-powerful microphone system.


I was also wondering about the radio telescope, but then I figured a wizard had something to do with it. They have spaceships and dark matter, but still have AOL and radio telescopes? That's just wrong.
B.Frankendorfer

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« Reply #8 on: 03-17-2002 20:57 »

They also are able to smell things through space, but don't mention it to anyone or a robot with shock you.  smile
MuscaDomestica

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« Reply #9 on: 03-17-2002 21:39 »

It had to have been a Wizard!

damn those wizards! Take your mucking with the laws of the universe and shove it...
Just Chris

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« Reply #10 on: 03-18-2002 00:15 »

Smell molecules can travel thru space, how they get there so quickly from their destination is a mystery. I know why they use radio telescopes. Although it is the 31st century, the government still keeps the latest technology to themselves.

On another subject, how does one transmit themselves into the ultra-high bandwith virtual-world internet with a standard telephone line?
Zed 85

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« Reply #11 on: 03-18-2002 11:36 »

 
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Originally posted by Just Chris:
On another subject, how does one transmit themselves into the ultra-high bandwith virtual-world internet with a standard telephone line?

Another question would be how to simulate yourself flying, walking and playing a deathmatch over a large area without bumping into real life objects (ie walls of rather small room you're netsuits are in)

But in answer to the sound thing, scientists changed the speed of light so I don't see how impossible it would be alter some other fundemental laws like sound being able to travel across a vaccum.


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« Reply #12 on: 03-18-2002 15:01 »

One other thing I noiced is that Fry left the telescope on the God Nebula, so unless they go back and screw with it when they release the monks, the monks would be able to find God.
B.Frankendorfer

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« Reply #13 on: 03-18-2002 16:53 »

That's why I bet we see them, and God, again.  Unless of course it was one of the episode ideas that got written and never produced.  frown
Delta-V

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« Reply #14 on: 03-19-2002 09:38 »

 
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Originally posted by Zed 85:
 Another question would be how to simulate yourself flying, walking and playing a deathmatch over a large area without bumping into real life objects (ie walls of rather small room you're netsuits are in)
Easy.  You intercept the signals to and from the brain.  When you jump in virtual reality, the real body never receives the signal to jump, only the virtual body.
Just Chris

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« Reply #15 on: 03-19-2002 09:46 »

Exactly. That's why people I see in movies never seem to move much even when they are overstimulated in virtual reality. i.e. The Matrix and Total Recall.
RedHotLlama

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« Reply #16 on: 03-20-2002 07:12 »

But how come in 'Parasites Lost' they do move when in their netsuits.
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« Reply #17 on: 03-20-2002 10:12 »

 
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Originally posted by Simm Nixxon:Fry was able to (repeatedly)reach someone else, when they replied "No!Stop asking us!"

Was it just me or did that person he kept reaching sound like Lrr?  (Or maybe Lrr just sounds similar to a generic angry alien.)

McGrady

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« Reply #18 on: 03-20-2002 16:59 »

It was Lrr, that was the joke.
Torquemada

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« Reply #19 on: 03-22-2002 10:55 »

In theory both sound and scent can travel through space.

1)Smell.
Everything has a vapour pressure. Everything gives off some vapour, even if it is very little, this is at it's greatest when in a vacuum (I am leaving heat out of the equation for now). Therefore anything in space will be shedding atoms or molecules in an ever expanding shell around it, hence it gives off a smell.

2) Sound
If you could generate a sound wave with a wavelength measured in lightyears, then you could speak at other planets in distant solar systems. The sheer energy transfered into the molecules in the air would cause them to shoot off through space at speeds far in excess of the speed of sound.
However the pressure wave generated by this sound would probably be so enormous as to have detremental effects on the target planet and anything in between.
dschomburg

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« Reply #20 on: 03-22-2002 21:11 »

To shreds you say?!

Sounds plossible. But I agree with the Wizard theory.
DrThunder88

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« Reply #21 on: 04-19-2002 00:25 »

Subspace transmissions...
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« Reply #22 on: 04-19-2002 01:47 »

Fry: "Magic. Got it."
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #23 on: 04-19-2002 03:11 »

 
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Originally posted by RedHotLlama:
But how come in 'Parasites Lost' they do move when in their netsuits.

Your question makes Morbo's brain hot, puny human mammal! Morbo will destroy you!

While the helmet and gloves directly simulate the actions of the upper human body, the boots are used in coordination with hand-signals to simulate lower body action differently, much like the "gas" and "brake" pedals on your puny human automobile, or microwave oven. If you wish to "fly," you must assume the puny-human-Superman flying pose while taking care that your weak human body does not topple forward, breaking your weak human nose on the back of your weak human chair. To "kick your friend in the throat," you must first type Alt+G on your glove-keys to ground yourself or you will burrow deep into the cyberearth. To walk, simply type Ctrl+Alt+W and point your easily-crushed human toes in the direction you wish to walk.

This is why the doomed soft creature known as "Fry" does not spend twenty hours each day on the Internet; modern netsuits are too much like exercise, and if he got any, his physique might attract the attention of the infinitely-superior Morbo, and I would be forced to crush his knees!! Mwahahahahahahahaha!! 

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