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Answer promoted in topic Cricket (sport). 24m ago


Cricket (sport): Is Dhoni an above average wicket keeper and
batsman?
Shubham Choudhary, Procrastinator. Writer. Freeloader.
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Let's start with dismissals. ​


So this table puts him above many well known
ones and if you don't go on numbers and consider the average dismissals per
match, he is still far beyond normal. Note: Adam Gilchrist is an exception,
please do comparisons with normal people. ... (more)
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Answer added to topic Entrepreneurship. 6h ago


What are the most inspirational success stories ever?
Maheshkumar Yadav, on a pursuit to have some :)
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A guy who got into IIT and Google. Naga Naresh Karutura has just passed out
of IIT Madras in Computer Science and has joined Google in Bangalore. You
may ask, what’s so special about this 21-year-old when there are hundreds of
students passing from various IITs and joining big companies like Go... (more)
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Question added to topic Religion. 5m ago


Christianity: What is the best book on christian theology?

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Answer added to topic Politics. 6h ago


India: Which Indian is the biggest threat to our country?
Tarun Agrawal, tarunthevoice.blogspot.com
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I Think this lady. Arundahti Roy. Reasons being:


1. She keeps on borrowing terms like Fascist and arbitrarily use them in
Indian Context. She thinks that B.J.P.(the main opposition party of India) is
fascist. I don't understand how could she called them Fascist, Adolf Hitler
was a Fascist. Now cal...
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Question promoted in topics Science and Physics. 14m ago


Physics: Can anyone float in water for hours without moving
their body?
My girl friend says she can float in water for hours without doing anything(no
movement of body). I disagreed saying human body's specifi... (more)
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Question added to topic Word Definitions, Terminology, and Jargon.


29 Sep, 2012
Serial Technology: What is serial technology and where is it
used?

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★ Common Misconceptions: What were your misconceptions as a
kid?
Syed Abdul Muqtadir
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WWE is real and Undertaker has seven lives


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Question added to topic Interaction Design. 13 May


Visual Website Optimizer: Which one is better to use? Test &
Target or VWO?
I want to conduct MVT tests for my website but I find myself in a fix between
these two.

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Question added to topic Current Events. 12 Jul, 2010


What is Quora's policy on current events?
Questions that are related to an event that is underway may have answers
where the most upvoted ones (ones that most people are more like... (more)

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Answer promoted in topic Psychology. 58m ago

★ Facts and Trivia: What are Some of the Greatest Mind-f***s?


Prasad Khare, Curious
73

Shortly before John Wilkes Booth assassinated Abraham Lincoln , Robert


Todd Lincoln (Abraham's son) fell off a train platform and onto the tracks at a
New Jersey station. He was grabbed by the collar by a bystander and plucked
to safety, saving his life. The name of the lifesaving stranger? Edwin Booth ,
the older brother of John Wilkes Bo... (more)
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Sayantan Mukherjee voted up an answer. 5m ago


Attractive Women: Who are some of the most beautiful women in
India who are not fashion models?
Anonymous
My mother. And yes, yours too. 3.3k

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Question added to topic Interaction Design. 6 Apr, 2011


Interaction Design: What are common Search Wildcard Patterns?
While running a search, the use of an * asterisk (or another character) is
common. Are there patterns that specify how the asterisk is to... (more)

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Question added to topic Military History and Wars. 27 May


Military History and Wars: What is project MK ultra?

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Sayantan Mukherjee voted up an answer. 5h ago


India: Which Indian is the biggest threat to our country?
Anonymous
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Rahul Gandhi This answer has been given by many others, but I want to
elaborate on this point. He is a very real threat. I say this because, at some
stage, maybe in 2014 or 2019 or 2024 we will have him as our PM. There is no
scenario in which he is alive and active in politics and not our PM... (more)
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Question added to topic Astronomy. 27 Sep


Astronomy: Does tyndall effect has any thing to do with shine of
stars in sky?

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Question added to topic Interaction Design. 29 Mar, 2011


What are the best Interaction Design masters programs in India?
Preferably by personal experiences of Ixd alumni's

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Attractive Women: Who are some of the most beautiful women in
India who are not fashion models?
Anurag Sethi, People's man, Only the people matter.
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Shreya Ghoshal Arguably the most talented playback singer of her generation.
Also among the most elegant, graceful, beautiful. Shreya Ghoshal
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Question added to topic Government. 19 Jul


Government: Who Runs This World or Lets Just Say India?

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Post added in topic Photography. 31 Jul


Sea of Knowledge: Photographer follows his girlfriend
around the world 1k

Sanjay Verma

Passionate, Romantic, Unique. In his photo series “Follow Me To”,


Russian photographer Murad Osmann is taking the viewer on an intimate
journey together with his girlfriend who’s leading him around... (more)
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Answer added to topic Mathematics. 8h ago


Education: Mathematics eduation: How do you persuade
someone that maths is important, even in daily life?
Brian Mickel
8

Research the Examples of Applications Online. There is a great wealth of


material online. Plus, you can practice your search skills in this new age of
search. Then share applications with students. Here is a fun one that I took to
heart because I love pizza: Yes, this does add work to you but t... (more)
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Answer added to topics Literary Fiction and 3 more. 6h ago


Fiction: What are some of the good books (fiction or non fiction)
that contain good philosophical elements in it something like
Fountainhead, Crime and punishment?
Gauri Noolkar, Aspiring Polymath
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Question added to topic Astronomy. 15 May


Astronomy: How does the lunar cycle work?
sometimes the moon appears during the day time as well. how is that? if one
side of the earth sees a crescent of the moon does the opposi... (more)

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Question added to topic Men's Fashion and Style. 11 Feb


Mumbai, Maharashtra, India: Where can I rent a tuxedo/suit in
Mumbai?
I need a tuxedo/suit for a special occasion.I don't have the time or extra money
to get a new one tailor made as I need it just for a day... (more)

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Answer added to topics Psychology and Life. Thu


★Survey Questions: What is something you pretend to
understand, but really don't?
Ellen Vrana, my profile is incomplete
146

The MEDICAL PAIN SCALE In a recent surgery I was asked to 'rate my pain
from 0-10.' I was shown this chart. I thought it was a joke. Nope. The Pain
Scale is a standard U.S. test that’s not grounded in medical evidence and yet
will determine serious things; how much morphine I get, how ... (more)
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Question added to topic Fashion Trends. 19 Jun


Fashion and Style: What are the best fashion blogs for muslim
wear?

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Answer added to topics Social Psychology and Human Behavior. 5h ago


Women: Are beautiful women mostly confused?
Tanmay Mhatre, Psychologist
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boys should....
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Question added to topic Men's Fashion and Style. 28 Mar


Men's Fashion and Style: How often do you chest wax?
is it at your home or do you go to a parlor? and how is your experience with
chest/underarm waxing..

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Answer added to topic Movies. 20 Oct


Telugu Movie Reviews: What is the all time best Telugu movie
you have ever seen?
Anonymous
23

The movie deals with contemporary issues in society and about a young lad
who wish to make a difference. It also portrays the emotional and physical
hardship that one goes through when they are up to changing the prevalent
practices and notions. It is one of those rare movies where every thing se...
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Question added to topic Education Reform and Disruption. 21 Feb


Education Reform and Disruption: Why we need to work for other
countries?
Why we need to work for other countries? why I need to type in english? why
we put the same constitution left by britishers? I'd like to ... (more)

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Question added to topic Astronomy. 5 Aug


Astronomy: Should i write any exams to do msc astronomy in
foreign countries?

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Answer added to topic Neuroscience. Fri


Neuroscience: What are some good books to read about
neuroscience?
Mithil Kamble, Exploring curiously
2

Phantoms in the Brain I would strongly recommend this book to everyone


who is curious about neuroscience. The reading does not require any prior
knowledge of neuroscience or structure of brain. Everything is explained from a
very basic level. ... (more)
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Question added to topic Men's Fashion and Style. 23 Jul


Men's Fashion and Style: How do I get rid of excess hair on my
face?
I have hair almost till my eyes....obviously because of improper shaving
techniques. What can i do about it now? please help

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Answer added to topics Education and Education Reform and Disruption.


20m ago
Education: What are some flaws in the Indian education system?
Chandra Chilappagari
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Question added to topic Current Events. 27 May


Current Events: What would have happened if BJP/VHP had
concentrated on Krishna Janmabhoomi rather than Ram
Janmabhoomi?
BJP/VHP talked about both Krishna and Ram Janmabhoomi but concentrated
their actions on the later. The two most stout defenders of Muslim... (more)

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Answer added to topic Love. 58m ago


Friendship: What are some good photographs depicting
friendship?
Mitender Yadav, Exploring thngs....:)
2

When u feel shitty all around....U r with ur frnz.....holding ur nerves....Jst 2 get


a click with cake....Before it is charged upon... .U f**k the shit out of
opponents.....Nd win 2gether....U get a cusion below ur head....Aftr 60 km
run.....U get d restaurant cook on toes by ur hogging capabilities. ....
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Question added to topic Singers and Musicians. 21 Aug


Singers and Musicians: Who stands as the best singer in the
world?

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Answer added to topic Cricket (sport). 21 Oct


Cricket (sport): What is the best picture of Sachin Tendulkar you
have ever come across?
Shivashish Kumar, Its all about priorities...
4

After WC 2011 Air Force Group Captain 2003 WC


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Question added to topic Movie Business. 26 May, 2012


Movie Posters: What are the banned movie posters of all time?

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Post added in topic Learning. 13 Sep


The Good Reads: Seeing a Woman: A conversation between
a father and son 406

Pragati Singh

By Nate Pyle Someday I am going to have to have the conversation


with my son. The one that happens after I catch his eye doing what male
eyes do well – following an object of lust. And then it wi... (more)
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Answer added to topic Education Reform and Disruption. 7 Oct


★ Education Reform and Disruption: To what extent will online
education replace brick-and-mortar education in the next 10
years?
Jane Chin, I went to school for decades.
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I've taken several Coursera classes at this point, from Wesleyan to Duke to
Stanford to Case Western Reserve -- dropped (unenrolled) many more -- and
am auditing (not planning on taking any quizzes or doing any assignments) a
few. I will soon be starting a NovoEd course provided by Stanford schoo...
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Question added to topic Neuroscience. 7 Jun, 2012


Mobile Applications: How does Dream on work?
I just downloaded the Dream on App (http://www.dreamonapp.com/ ) and I'm
not sure how it works. Heck, I'm not even sure if it is working. ... (more)

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Answer added to topic Mathematics. 12 Oct


Mathematics: Both physics and math, at their highest levels, are
fairly obscure topics that require advanced skills to understand,
but contain immense beauty. Yet physics seems to enjoy a much
more prominent seat in pop culture. Why is this? How come
there are so few prominent 'pop-mathematicians'?
Lors Soren, http://isomorphismes.tumblr.com
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tl,dr: The public is not interested in pedantic symbol-scratchers or trivialities.


They want to be awed by Nature. And they want their senses to wash over—
not their cerebral cortex.
1. Matter at nanoscopic or galactic scales is more concrete than pure ideas.
So already the physicists have a head st...
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Question added to topic Astronomy. 13 Oct


Nuclear Weapons: What if we nuke another planet (Mars)?
What will be the effects of such deed? Can we find any things by nuking
another planet or moon? What are the pros or cons? Would it terraform Mars?

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Answer added to topic History. Mon


Why did factories have those typical sloped roofs, back in the
early 20th century?
Isaac Gaetz, Structural Engineer

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It is hard to tell without further details, but I think you are referring to a Saw-
tooth roof. Like this: Or this: ... (more)
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Question added to topic The Big Philosophical Questions. 1h ago


Afraid: What are you most afraid of?
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Answer added to topic Word Definitions, Terminology, and Jargon. 29 Sep


Semantics: What's the difference between snuggling and
cuddling?
Orion Montoya, "A trifle bombastic." Lexicographer/Engineer
27

Cuddling is primarily an expression of affection. Snuggling is a way of getting


warm and comfortable using external objects. Cuddling practically requires an
animate (or anthropomorphized) partner; snuggling may be done with a partner
or alone. It is interesting to see all of the "and/or" alter... (more)
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Question added to topic U.S. History. 24 Aug


U.S. History: What is the conflict between U.S. and Libiya?

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Answer added to topic Stanford University. 13 Oct


Stanford University: Could Stanford pursue a more aggressive
growth / leadership strategy if its goal is to become the leading
university in the world?
David Khavari, Stanford Student
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Great question, but one that requires a foundation - first, is there concrete
evidence that Harvard is, in fact, the top school? Caveat I was accepted to
Stanford, Harvard and Princeton for undergraduate, and I chose Stanford. There
will clearly be some amount of bias in this article, but I wil... (more)
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Question added to topic Physics. 1h ago


Home Improvement: How often should I change my hot tub
water?

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Question added to topic Cameras. 11 Dec, 2012


India: Where can I buy a LYTRO camera in India?

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Answer added to topic Harry Potter (books, movies and creative franchise).
11 Oct
★Harry Potter (books, movies and creative franchise): If Harry
Potter had an Indian cast who would you want to play what roles?
Vaishali Iyer, Always pay your debts.
80

Satish Shah as Rubeus Hagrid. Who can be a better choice than the oh-so-
lovable Indravadhan Sarabhai to play the cutest giant ever?! Imran Khan as Ron
Weasley for obvious reasons. Both known for their "chocolate boy" image. ...
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Question added to topic World War II. 3 Aug


World War II: Hitler's ideas of racism were based the work of
which famous Scientist?

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Answer added to topic Cricket (sport). 19 Oct


Cricket (sport): What is the best picture of Sachin Tendulkar you
have ever come across?
Ipsita Nayak, Teacher and trainer
11

I am totally confused so you decide on my behalf which is the best one: ...
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Question added to topic Adobe Photoshop. 20 May, 2012


Adobe InDesign: What are the good tools to design a good PDF
ebook?
Guys, please check http://speckyboy.com/2010/09/02/... you can see all
the PDF files are more good look and trendy ? can you say how can ... (more)

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Answer added to topic Military History and Wars. Tue


Military: What is the best military airplane (spy, bomber, fighter)?
Graeme Shimmin, Writer.
82

One aircraft is the coolest. There's no way any aircraft is the 'best' under all
circumstances as Paul A Allcock points out. But 'coolest', that's possible. A
lot of people like the Mustang, but it's a bit too fat around the middle to be truly
cool. I can't deny that the Sabre is cool though: ... (more)
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Question added to topic Political Campaigns and Elections. 23 Mar, 2012


Political Campaigns and Elections: How much is the typical
election budget?
for a small town municipal election ? vs a presidential campaign ?

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Answer added to topic World War II. 22 Aug


World History: Why has every person who has dreamt of
conquering Europe faltered in Russia?
Balaji Viswanathan, History buff.
Votes by Tan Wei Yen, Supreeth Murthy, Igor Kholkin, Saurabh Kumar, and
525 more.

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Mongols captured Russia. So, it is not like everyone who dreamt of conquering
Russia failed. But, there is a catch. Also, cold weather is not the only defense
for Russia. I will cover both.

Unlike the time of the Mongols, both Napoleon and Hitler faced a much bigger
and a much stronger Russia. Here is the map of Russia at the time of the
Mongol invasion . It was not just small, it was highly divided and internally
weakened.

Napoleon and Hitler faced a Russia that looked like this. A dozen times bigger
than the one Mongols invaded (the light purple region is the original Russia
before 1500).

More importantly, Mongols took 17 years (1223-1240) to make the invasion.


This gave them enough time to consolidate and build. Both, Napoleon and
Hitler were far more impatient. Napoleon tried his Russian invasion over a
single year (1812) - French invasion of Russia and Hitler tried it over 2 years
in 2 campaigns (1941 and 1942). Operation Barbarossa

No human has ever succeeded in invading that big a territory anywhere


in the world in such short a period.

Why is conquering Russia hard:


1. Russia is maaasive. Russia in 1812 and 1942 was more than 30 times
the size of either France or Germany. Napoleon and Hitler were like tiny
little ants trying to swallow an elephant.
2. Fighting multiple fronts while invading Russia is suicidal. Mongols
were single minded in invading Russia. Both Napoleon and Hitler were
facing multiple fronts while invading Russia. Napoleon was still fighting
rebels in Spain. Hitler was fighting in North Africa and British Channel. You
don't mess with Russia when you are fighting war elsewhere.
3. Russia was infamous for their Scorched earth defence. They would
destroy all the food sources on the way of invading armies. This kind of
brutal self-destruction was not familiar for the invading Western European
armies. Napoleon's horses were starved and eaten by its starving troops.
As the horses were lost, the troops left behind the cannons and other
weaponry.

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4. Undeveloped for the most part. Unlike Western Europe, Russia at that
time had fewer roads and the towns were very spaced pretty far. This put a
lot of strain on the invading armies who found it both hard to travel and to
get the resources.
5. Nothingness. Assuming you reach Moscow, what next? You would
assume that your problems are over. But, it is not. Moscow was
surrounded by 100s of kilometers of nothingness. When Napoleon captured
Moscow he found that his troops exhausted all of its resources in weeks.
The nearest major city was 700 kilometers away.
6. Russian weather is brutal. Russia is not just frigid in winter, it can also
be terribly hot in summer (especially the central Asian portion). The
temperature range of Russia is -71C in December to 45C in July. A big
chunk of Napoleon's army died of thirst. The marshes of Ukraine (Pinsk
Marshes ) can be deadly with Malaria - that affected both Hilter's and
Napolon's troops. The Mongols were used to harsh climates. Western
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Europeans were not.

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Question added to topic Men's Fashion and Style. 15 Mar


Men's Fashion and Style: Who is best dresser in Ahmedabad for
men?

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Post added in topic Harry Potter (books, movies and creative franchise).
11 Oct
Brain floss: For all Potterheads.
154
Manas J Saloi

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Answer added to topics Literary Fiction and 3 more. Fri


Overrated Things: Who are the most overrated authors?
Vidyasagar Seerapu, knew Schrödinger's cat before the Big bang
theory 13

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This guy.. Salman Rushdie Long before Danny Boyle sold the poverty porn
“Slumdog millionaire” to the west, this guy wrote a “literary masterpiece” that
glorified India as a land of snake charmers and magicians, the west lapped it
up like anything even giving him a Man Booker because his book was ...
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Question added to topic Military History and Wars. 9 Aug


Why are Indians so jingoistic and quick to suggest going to war
with Pakistan?
Take the recent case of 5 soldiers getting killed on the LOC. ... (more)

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Answer added to topic The Big Philosophical Questions. 3 Sep

★ The Big Philosophical Questions: How do you deal with the fear
of dying?
Kai Peter Chang, Mortal, but I teach lifesaving skills.
852

I too, find myself contemplating my mortality from time to time. I cope by


flipping it around into something a bit more optimistic. Perhaps this will work
for you. :) Consider this: In a harsh and unforgiving universe, your very
existence represents an unbroken line of ancestors, ALL of whom ... (more)
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Question added to topic Web Design. 1h ago


Business-to-Business: How should i approach towards creating
a B2B directory website?
Mahesh Bhatia

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Answer added to topic Mumbai Indians. 27 Aug


Cricket (sport): Who is the favorite Indian Cricketer of all time in
India and why?
Vaibhav Sharma, Watching cricket for the past 12 years
19

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Without an iota of doubt, it is this man- The name is Sachin Ramesh


Tendulkar. Can you imagine an Indian crowd in an Indian stadium baying
desperately for the second Indian wicket to fall in a match involving India? It
happens when Sachin Tendulkar bats at number four. He is truly the nation's
f... (more)
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Question added to topic World History. 25 May


World History: What is the history of Syria after 1979?

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Answer added to topic Government. 3am


U.S. Politics: Why do educational institutions and their students
seem to be penalized most by budget cuts, when they are the
future of America?
Dan Munro, campaign finance reformanista!
1

It's a bit more complicated than that. Governments are always looking for ways
to cut spending - and public education is a big part of every State and local
budget. Meanwhile, privately held higher-level institutions do see sizable
profits. Two of the biggest are right here in AZ - both public... (more)
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Question added to topic Restaurants. 29 Jan


Restaurants: Can I book a table at Hakkasan (Mumbai) for 4
people, how can I do it?
I am planning to go to Hakkasan with 3 of my friends on friday and I need to
book a table in advance. How can I go ahead with it?

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Answer added to topic Food. 12 Oct


Food: If I visit your country, what is that one dish which I should
not miss?
Zaid Ur Rahman
151

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Alright, with these bunch of answers about India already, I don't think anyone
has mentioned the specialties of Lucknow. One thing that I believe: "If you
think you are food lover, and you haven't eaten in Lucknow, you should Kill
Yourself." You really have no idea what you are missing on. You... (more)
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Question added to topic Foreign Policy. 28 Jul


Foreign Policy: Why indian forigen policy has been so weak that
it is unable to bring justice for 2008 Mumbai attacks?
the only way to answer this is to see our history in foreign policy. to me, India
did not build herself to her own suitability in foreign... (more)

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Question added to topic Music Industry. 14 Aug


Music Industry: Why the best artist will loss award or fame?
Its mean that Great artist(Outlandish, Linkin Park, Green Day, Josh Groban,
Andy Mckee) give lots of hours to the music and make some inc... (more)

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Answer added to topic Writing. 13 Sep


If you have an idea for a story, but no confidence in your ability
to write it, what should you do?
Brian Browne Walker, so-so writer 2012.
Votes by Steve Perry, Kate Simmons, Subramanyam Pidaparthy, Joel V
Benjamin, and 562 more.
The same thing you'd do if you were a virgin but found yourself entwined with
someone luscious: wing it. Get naked and vulnerable. Figure it out. Make
mistakes. Learn. Grow through trial and error.

All writing is rewriting, anyway. However bad or good your first effort is, you're
going to scratch a bunch of it out and revise it. That's what writers do.

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(Walt Whitman, revising Leaves of Grass, American Treasures Exhibition,


Library of Congress)

Every great writer who ever wrote, like every lover who ever loved, started from
just this position: inspiration, no experience, no confidence. You don't need
therapy, you just need to take the cap off a cheap pen and start scribbling.
Make a mess of it. Then make it prettier. Start today like you're dying,
because of course you are.
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(at BBW )
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Question added to topic Fashion Trends. 30 Aug


Fashion Trends: What is ethnic bazaar?
online saree shopping, online shopping wedding sarees and apparel shopping
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Astronomy: Despite having telescopes like Hubble that can look
at galaxies billions of lightyears away, why is the best image of
Pluto we have a smudge?
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Galaxies are huge. Pluto is small. Their respective distances don't


compensate for that difference. Hubble's Wide Field Camera (WFC) has a
resolution of about 0.05 arc seconds. We can figure out what that means with
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Novels: What are the 5 idioms used in "Three men in a boat"?

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Food: What is the strangest food you have ever eaten and did
you enjoy it?
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Fried Scorpion. Which tasted delicious initially, in the sort of fashion that all
fried food does, with its crispy greasy awesome. Beyond its batter barrier
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Scientific Research: How the Earth Was Made?

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Photography: Is it different to shoot with "fish eye" lens than
normal conventional D-SLR zoom lens?
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Why do we tear up when singing at high pitches?
Can artists (singers) manage to sing without tearing up?

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This is happening, I am here and I am look ing at her. And she is so beautiful.
I can see it. This one moment when you k now you're not a sad story. You are
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Attractive Women: Who are some of the most beautiful women in
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Sumesh Dugar, Ideator!
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And India's obsession with fairness goes on! Evidence: pics on all other
answers. We are probably the most racist country in the world. It never comes
out in the limelight. Beauty is within. Thus she is the woman I would consider
as the most beautiful: Mother Teresa. Need I say more?
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Samsung Galaxy Gear: Is the Samsung Galaxy Gear really worth
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What was your proudest moment as a Gooner?
Amit Roushan, Optimist. Learner. Arsenal FC supporter.
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Nutrition: What are the foods to Stop and Regain hair?

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India: What is unique about your college?
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Political Campaigns and Elections: What are the ways to compete
in elections in India?
documentation and other requirements in order to compete a municipal
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★ Happiness: What is your idea of happiness?
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Product Design (physical goods): How can I make a product like
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Patha Bhavan a better school? (I know it is already the best!)
Sayantan Mukherjee, Beautiful, blessed and beloved
Good teachers. Lots of them . Recently the school has lost some of its elite 3
teachers. we need more of them Also need better labs understanding teachers
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Sports Business: I intend to start a Futsal Arena in India and am
currently in the process of finding investors. Who would be the
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★ Mathematics: What is the best math joke you have ever heard?
Doshi Shreyans
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Geometry: ABC is an acute triangle with ∠BCA=35∘. Denote the
circumcenter of ABC as O and the orthocenter of ABC as H. If
AO=AH, what is the value of ∠ABC (in degrees)?
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Atheism: Could an atheist and a religious person ever be good
friends?
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You don't really have to define parameters of these kinds to be good friends. 3
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great friends. I have many good friends who are atheist and many of the types
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Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki (August 1945): Were
the Japanese bombed with nukes partially because they were
Asian?
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Germany had already surrendered by the time the Atomic bomb was ready.
There are plenty of reasons why Germany would not have been chosen even if
the bomb were invented earlier.
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the "Japs". The racism made the decision a li...
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Fashion Trends: How long should a girls' hair be shoulder
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Wrangle on Quora: ALERT Facebook Users: Facebook's
photo privacy is not so private
Aishwarya Shiva Pareek
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Maknojia, and 22 more.

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Today me and my friend Chetan performed an experiment on Facebook's


privacy settings and found a two big glitches. Facebook provides a
privacy option for each picture we post. We tried to change one of the
picture's privacy settings to "Only Me" but the image file link to that
picture was still alive for others.

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Answer added to topics Food and 2 more. Fri


Food: If you were to die in the next half an hour, what would be
the last thing you would eat? Considering you can eat just one
dish.
Alok Gunjan
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1-Up Mushroom from mario ;) For people who don't follow mario, this gives an
extra live.
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Government: Why should I have to pay a bribe even when all my
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Symbols: What is an Ouroborus?
Douglas Girard, Pupil
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more.
There are many symbols compacted into the ouroboros. To more fully grasp
the concept, these symbols must be unpacked.

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Circle.

A circle has no beginning, no middle, no end. As such, it is a symbol of


immortality. The Japanese symbol ensō is common in calligraphy. It
symbolizes perfection, enlightenment. The symbol is created in one
movement, and there is no possibility for modification. Zen Buddhists believe
that "the character of the artist is fully exposed in how she or he draws an
ensō. Only a person who is mentally and spiritually complete can draw a true
ensō. Some artists will practice drawing an ensō daily, as a kind of spiritual
practice." This is reminiscent of the myth of the perfect circle. The story goes
Giotto drew a perfect circle freehand for Pope Boniface VIII in order to be
commissioned to paint for St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. It is also a symbol of
oneness. It is essentially a line with all points drawn equally towards a single
coordinate.

The animal who eats/swallows its own tail.

Life depends on life. In fact, life depends on the death of life. So life depends
on death. The two must be interconnected.

"Life lives on life. This is the sense of the symbol of the Ouroboros, the
serpent biting its tail. Everything that lives lives on the death of something
else. Your own body will be food for something else. Anyone who denies
this, anyone who holds back , is out of order. Death is an act of giving."
Joseph Campbell

Campbell again:

"The battlefield is symbolic of the field of life, where every creature lives on
the death of another. A realization of the inevitable guilt of life may so
sick en the heart that, lik e Hamlet or lik e Arjuna, one may refuse to go on
with it... the goal of the myth is to dispel the need for such life ignorance by
effecting a reconciliation of the individual consciousness with the universal
will. And this is effected through a realization of the true relationship of the
passing phenomena of time to the imperishable life that lives and dies in
all."

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The ritual of swallowing is often interpreted as a returning to the womb. There


are many stories of man being taken into the belly of the beast (e.g., Jonah).
This is a return to the embyronic state -- the state of total unity and oneness
with another. When the hero is cast forth again, we have a resurrection myth.
Man has died, but is reborn. Dependence becomes autonomy, unity becomes
separation, oneness becomes differentiation. The snake is the mother of man's
second birth. We see this in the Garden of Eden story as well.

Serpent.

The snake is a symbol of transformation. A serpent sheds its skin. Newness


follows loss. Here we see the circular, repetitious pattern again. The snake, in
and of itself, possesses this cyclicity.

"The power of life causes the snak e to shed its sk in, just as the moon
sheds its shadow. The serpent sheds its sk in to be born again, as the
moon its shadow to be born again. They are equivalent symbols.
Sometimes the serpent is represented as a a circle eating its own tail.
That's an image of life. Life sheds one generation after another, to be born
again. There is something tremendously terrifying about life when you look
at it that way. And so the serpent carries in itself the sense of both the
fascination and the terror of life. Furthermore, the serpent represents the
primary function of life, mainly eating. Life consists in eating other
creatures. You don't think about that very much when you mak e a nice-
look ing meal. But when what you're doing is eating something that was very
recently alive... The serpent is a travelling alimentary canal, that's about all
it is. And it gives you that primary sense of shock , of life at its most primal
quality. There is no arguing with that animal at all. Life lives by k illing and
eating itself, casting off death and being reborn, lik e the moon. This is one
of the mysteries that these symbolic, paradoxical forms try to represent."
Joseph Campbell

In the Abrahamic religions, the serpent's role in the myth of the Fall is well-
known, but perhaps mythologically misunderstood. A fall from grace is a fall
from perfection into imperfection, from the heaven realm into the life realm.
"Life, by definition, implies death. To be alive is to be imperfect, to be on an
evolving path toward death." (Leeming, 1990). This myth belongs to the book of
Genesis -- the book of creation. The serpent's role is in fact critical to the
creation of life.

"The idea in the biblical tradition of the Fall is that nature as we k now it is
corrupt, sex in itself is corrupt, and the female as the epitome of sex is a
corrupter. Why was this k nowledge of good and evil forbidden to Adam and
Eve? Without that k nowledge, we’d all be a bunch of babies still in Eden,
without any participation in life. Woman brings life into the world. Eve is the
mother of this temporal world. Formerly you had a dreamtime paradise there
in the Garden of Eden – no time, no birth, no death – no life. The serpent,
who dies and is resurrected, shedding its sk in and renewing its life, is the
lord of the central tree, where time and eternity come together. He is the
primary god, actually, in the Garden of Eden. Yahweh, the one who walk s
there in the cool of the evening, is just a visitor. The Garden is the
serpent’s place. It is an old, old story. We have Sumerian seals from as
early as 3500 B.C. showing the serpent and the tree and the goddess, with
the goddess giving the fruit of life to a visiting male." Joseph Campbell

Western Dragon.

Sometimes the ouroboros appears alternately as a dragon.

"Whenever there is a strong lock used, there is something extremely


precious hidden. The thick er the veil, the more valuable the jewel. A hoard
of treasure is guarded by a large snak e; do not dwell on the hideousness of
the snak e, contemplate the dazzling and the priceless things you'll discover
in the treasure." Rumi

In occidental mythology, a dragon steals and conceals something valuable. It


captures gold or a maiden, hides it in a cave, and sits at the cavern's mouth to
guard it. Ironically, it has no use for these valuables -- so it is sometimes seen
as a symbol of greed. In the West, it is a symbol of evil. Indeed, the devil is
sometimes depicted as a snake. And so the good knight journeys to slay the
dragon to unlock the hidden forces.

Freeing the maiden is also an act of romantic love. A new mythology began
with the troubadours who popularized this concept of courtly love --
superseding the tradition of arranged marriage. Love transitions from a social,
communal function to an erotic experience -- the intimacy of a person-to-
person affair. Sometimes the ouroboros is depicted as two snakes eating each
other. This is a symbol of the union of the pair of opposites.

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The yin-yang symbol is similar. In love, dualities break down. And yet a self-
begetting theme arises again -- the sexual act gives rise to the miraculous
birth of a new generation.

Eastern Dragon.

In contrast to the European dragon, the Chinese dragon is benevolent. It is a


swamp-dwelling dragon. Like the snake, it is a chthonic, subterranean symbol.
As such, it is often associated with the unconscious -- with more primitive
aspects of man. But it represents the vitality of nature, from which man must
not divorce himself. In the East, dragons are often guardians of the sacred.
They stand in pairs at the gate of Buddhist temples to ward off evil spirits.
Actually, gargoyles on churches are similar. Dragons are thought to possess
great power, strength, and wisdom. Dragon dances at annual Chinese New
Year celebrations are believed to bring good luck.

Medicine/Healing and Poison/Death.

In some myths, destruction of the dragon is followed by the hero tasting the
dragon's blood which brings powers of invincibility. This is similar to the
immortality or "life lives on life" motifs. When Siegfried tastes the blood of the
dragon, he is allowed to understand the language of the forest bird. Thus, its
blood has magical properties. The Rod of Asclepius -- the serpent-entwined
staff -- is still used as a symbol of medicine today.

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In other myths, the effects of the dragon's blood (or the snake's venom) are just
the opposite: it is poisonous, and the hero murders the beast only to be killed
by a drop of its blood. And yet the princess is still released. We see again the
duality of symbols. In the ouroboros, the snake is constantly recreating itself
and yet constantly consuming/ destroying itself.
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Can I try this kind of hacking once,What is the process involved
to steal at least $10 Million from bank?
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★ Common Misconceptions: What were your misconceptions as a


kid?
Sourabh Agrawal, Programmer, Startup Enthusiast
That the money the bus conductor collected was entirely his. I spent my initial 1.7k

childhood hoping to become a bus conductor.


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Why am I suddenly beset with Seasonal Affective Disorder? I've
not had it before, why now?

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Answer added to topic Mathematics. 16 Oct


Mathematics: What is the first little bit of math that made you
realize that math is beautiful?
Neal Wu, searching for truth

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Mathematics; Mathcircler., Kevin Lin, PhD in Mathematics from UC Berkeley,
William Chen, and 412 more.
How many ways can you give 8 apples to 4 people? Not everyone has to
receive the same number of apples, and someone could even receive no
apples.

Sounds pretty simple... there couldn't be that many different ways, right? Let's
give the people names: Alice, Bob, Carol, and Dave. So you could give Alice 8
apples, or you could give her 7 apples and give someone else 1 apple, or you
could give Alice 6 apple and then... OK, maybe this is more complicated than
we thought.

Let's just start listing examples at random and see if we can find a pattern.

Apples given to (Alice, Bob, Carol, Dave):


(8, 0, 0, 0)
(7, 1, 0, 0)
(7, 0, 1, 0)
(6, 2, 0, 0)
(2, 2, 2, 2)
(5, 1, 0, 2)

So what's going on? We really just need to pick four whole numbers that add
up to 8. But how many ways can we do that?

Hmm, let's try representing the apples with stars instead. Same examples as
before:

1 Alice | Bob | Carol | Dave


2 ******** | | |
3 ******* | * | |
4 ******* | |* |
5 ****** | ** | |
6 ** | ** | ** | **
7 ***** |* | | **

But wait. What if we squished down each of the rows? It just becomes a
sequence of stars and dividers:

1 Alice|Bob|Carol|Dave
2 ********|||
3 *******|*||
4 *******||*|
5 ******|**||
6 **|**|**|**
7 *****|*||**

So now these are sequences of 11 symbols that always contain 8 *'s and 3 |'s.
But can we get any sequence like this? ... Yes, any sequence with 8 *'s and 3
|'s can be turned uniquely into a way to divide up the apples. Just count the
number of stars between dividers.

What about the other way around? Does every way to divide the apples give a
different sequence? Yes, that's true too. So we have a 1-to-1 correspondence,
also called a bijection. That means the number of ways to divide up the apples
is the exact same as the number of 11-symbol sequences that have 8 *'s and
3 |'s.

But that number is simple. It's exactly 11 choose 3, or the number of ways to
get from the top of Pascal's triangle to row 11, entry 3. So we know the

answer is

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When math is no longer just a homework assignment telling you exactly what
formula to use, it becomes a puzzle, an exploration.

Sometimes seemingly unrelated concepts can link together. Sometimes we


can put together things that we know in order to solve a problem that looks like
something we could never know. And sometimes we can learn something new 417
along the way. That's what math has taught me.
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Restaurants: Which are some must visit restaurants in Mumbai?

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Fast Food Workers Strike for $15/hour (Summer 2013): Should
fast food workers in the US get $15.00/hr?
Robert Frost, Foodie.
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No, fast food employees should not, all across the nation, be elevated to $15 a
hour. There should not be a national minimum salary because the cost of
living varies greatly across the states and from suburban to urban areas (an
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Learning: Does age affect our ability to learn in some ways?
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What are all of the types of women's trousers?
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Football (soccer): How do you stop Messi in a football match?
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Songs: Why is YMCA so popular?

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Who is the best among Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak
Djokovic and why?
Nachiket Bhagwat, we are what we repeatedly do. excellence then is
not an act but a habit. aristotle 32

Rafael Nadal. Nadal has winning record against top 30 players right now. Only
Borg would have come close to this. And he retired at age of 26. Rafa's
Winning Record Against Top 30 Nadal's rivalry against Djokovic and Federer
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Music: Can someone help me find which track is being played in
this video?

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★ Countries: What do you think every foreigner must know about


your country?
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Blog Posts Restaurants: Which is a good restaurant in mumbai to have a


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Physics: Can the whole theory of relativity (both of them) be
summarized in laymen terms that everything is changing its
shape and time rate as a function of relative change in energy
density (all forms of energy combined) and that the gradient of
this change is manifested as an inertial force or gravity?
Mike Cavedon
Einstein as a teenager understood aether has mass.

Albert Einstein's 'First Paper'; a letter to his Uncle by Mike Cavedon on Posts

"The velocity of a wave is proportional to the square root of the elastic forces
which cause [its] propagation, and inversely proportional to the mass of the
aether moved by these forces."

Einstein is referring to the state of displacement of the aether.

The velocity of a wave is proportional to the square root of the elastic forces
which cause its propagation, and inversely proportional to the mass of the
aether displaced by these forces.

Einstein would later describe the state of the aether as determined by its
connections with the matter and the state of the aether in neighboring places.

Einstein: Ether and Relativity

"the state of the [ether] is at every place determined by connections with the
matter and the state of the ether in neighbouring places"

The physical state of the aether at every place determined by its physical
connections with the matter and the physical state of the aether in neighboring
places is the state of displacement of the aether.
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Aether has mass, physically occupies three dimensional space and is


physically displaced by particles of matter.

There is no such thing as non-baryonic dark matter anchored to matter.

Matter moves through and displaces the aether.

"The word 'ether' has extremely negative connotations in theoretical physics


because of its past association with opposition to relativity. This is unfortunate
because, stripped of these connotations, it rather nicely captures the way
most physicists actually think about the vacuum. . . . Relativity actually says
nothing about the existence or nonexistence of matter pervading the universe,
only that any such matter must have relativistic symmetry. [..] It turns out that
such matter exists. About the time relativity was becoming accepted, studies
of radioactivity began showing that the empty vacuum of space had
spectroscopic structure similar to that of ordinary quantum solids and fluids.
Subsequent studies with large particle accelerators have now led us to
understand that space is more like a piece of window glass than ideal
Newtonian emptiness. It is filled with 'stuff' that is normally transparent but can
be made visible by hitting it sufficiently hard to knock out a part. The modern
concept of the vacuum of space, confirmed every day by experiment, is a
relativistic ether. But we do not call it this because it is taboo." - Robert B.
Laughlin, Nobel Laureate in Physics, endowed chair in physics, Stanford
University

The following image supposedly represents non-baryonic dark matter anchored


to matter. Think of the following image as being a piece of window glass where
the space surrounding the galaxies represents the state of displacement of the
aether. What exists in the space surrounding the galaxies does not travel with
the galaxies. The galaxies are moving through and displacing the aether. An
analogy which might help is to think of a bunch of submarines moving through
the ocean. The submarines displace the water as they move through the
ocean. In the image below the galaxies are moving through and displacing the
aether.

The aether is, or behaves similar to, a supersolid, which is described in the
following article as the 'fluidic' nature of space itself. The article describes a
'back reaction' associated with the 'fluidic' nature of space itself. This is the
displaced aether 'displacing back'.

[1208.3458] An Extended Dynamical Equation of Motion, Phase Dependency


and Inertial Backreaction

"We hypothesize that space itself resists such surges according to a kind of
induction law (related to inertia); additionally, we provide further evidence of the
“fluidic” nature of space itself. This "back-reaction" is quantified by the
tendency of angular momentum flux threading across a surface."

The following article describes the aether as that which produces resistance to
acceleration and is responsible for the increase in mass of an object with
velocity and describes the "space-time ideal fluid approach from general
relativity."

On parallels between electromagnetic and fluidic inertia

"It is shown that the force exerted on a particle by an ideal fluid produces two
effects: i) resistance to acceleration and, ii) an increase of mass with velocity.
... The interaction between the particle and the entrained space flow gives rise
to the observed properties of inertia and the relativistic increase of mass. ...

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Accordingly, in this framework the non resistance of a particle in uniform
motion through an ideal fluid (D’Alembert’s paradox) corresponds to Newton’s
first law. The law of inertia suggests that the physical vacuum can be modeled
as an ideal fluid, agreeing with the space-time ideal fluid approach from general
relativity."

The relativistic mass of an object is the mass of the object and the mass of the
aether connected to and neighboring the object which is displaced by the
object. The faster an object moves with respect to the state of the aether in
which it exists the greater the displacement of the aether by the object the
greater the relativistic mass of the object.

The relativistic mass of the Milky Way is the mass of the Milky Way and the
mass of the aether connected to and neighboring the Milky Way which is
displaced by the matter the Milky Way consists of.

The relativistic mass of the Milky Way accounts for the speed at which the
matter in the Milky Way moves.

[1305.5759] Comment on higher derivative Lagrangians in relativistic theory

"The relativistic theory of an Aether was discussed several time, see for e.g.
[8], [9]. In this paper, our hypothesis is different and gives a relativistic theory
of the deformation of continuous media (for which the geometry is described by
the metric field)."

The Milky Way's halo is the deformation of continuous media.

The Milky Way's halo is curved spacetime.

The Milky Way's halo is the state of displacement of the aether.

What is referred to as the curvature of spacetime is the state of displacement


of the aether.

The pseudo-force of curved spacetime physically exists in nature as the force


of the displaced aether.

Einstein: Ether and Relativity

"Think of waves on the surface of water. Here we can describe two entirely
different things. Either we may observe how the undulatory surface forming the
boundary between water and air alters in the course of time; or else-with the
help of small floats, for instance - we can observe how the position of the
separate particles of water alters in the course of time. If the existence of such
floats for tracking the motion of the particles of a fluid were a fundamental
impossibility in physics - if, in fact nothing else whatever were observable than
the shape of the space occupied by the water as it varies in time, we should
have no ground for the assumption that water consists of movable particles.
But all the same we could characterise it as a medium."

if, in fact nothing else whatever were observable than the shape of the space
occupied by the aether as it varies in time, we should have no ground for the
assumption that aether consists of movable particles. But all the same we
could characterise it as a medium having mass which is displaced by the
particles of matter which exist in it and move through it.

Displaced aether pushing back and exerting inward pressure toward matter is
gravity.

Everything is with respect to the state of the aether in which it exists, including
the rate at which an atomic clock ticks. The state of which as determined by
its connections with the matter and the state of the aether in neighboring
places is the state of displacement of the aether. This is why the speed of light
is always determined to be 'c'.

The faster an atomic clock moves with respect to the state of the aether in
which it exists the greater the displacement of the aether by the clock the
greater the pressure exerted toward and throughout the atomic clock by the
displaced aether the slower the clock ticks.

In the Hafele–Keating experiment the plane flying Eastward is flying into a


'head wind'', causing the clock to tick slower. The plane flying Westward is
flying with the state of displacement of the aether, allowing the clock to tick
faster.

Watch the following video starting at 0:45 to see a visual representation of the
state of the aether. What is referred to as a twist in spacetime is the state of
displacement of the aether.

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The rate at which an atomic clock ticks is a physical process determined by


the physical state of the aether in which it exists. If you take an atomic clock
to the top of a mountain it ticks faster due to the change in the state of the
aether.
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