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12:17 AM
@0ßelö7 DEATH GRIPS IS ONLINE

@BalarkaSen ?

Hah! And you say you're caught up with the memes.

Not edgy teenager music memes

@bbpoltergiest
2.1k tweets, 33.9k followers, following 0 users
dg put up an official tweeter account once again posting "Death Grips Is Online"
and people are creating hundred and thousand memes, writing "Death grips is online" everywhere and they are retweeting and sharing it

I gathered as much. So?

Ah, well. I'm too old for that.
You younguns have fun.

Ok, grand pa :P
...and there's the KICKOFF!!!

1 hour later…
1:47 AM
@ACuriousMind having module troubles again

2 hours later…
3:47 AM
@Slereah ::eye twitch::
38...

4:43 AM
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Consider a $C^k$, $k\ge 2$, Lorentzian manifold $(M,g)$ and let $\Box$ be the usual wave operator $\nabla^a\nabla_a$. Given $p\in M$, $s\in\Bbb R,$ and $v\in T_pM$, can we find a neighborhood $U$ of $p$ and $u\in C^k(U)$ such that $\Box u=0$, $u(p)=s$ and $\mathrm{grad}\, u(p)=v$?

@Blue z is of type char so print it using printf("%c", z) or just putchar(c). You are treating it like a string so you're getting whatever happens to follow the variable z in memory.

@JohnRennie I'm going to sleep but I need you to remind me that I want to use some sort of Cauchy problem to split the derivatives and get the prescribed derivative that way

Will do :-)

I can compute the spatial part using the initial condition and the time part using the time derivative condition
But then I have to worry about the solution being smooth backwards in time...wonder if I can do that
There's something about time reverse continuation criteria that I have to look up
*for Cauchy problems
Use a Cauchy Kovaleska or Borel Whitney Hormander argument
Idk gotta sleep now

1 hour later…
6:11 AM
@0ßelö7 Can't escape it

1 hour later…
7:37 AM
Hi, everyone :-)

Hi pal, wazzup?
:-)

@Kaumudi.H Morning :-)

(-:

@JohnR: I have triumphantly escaped my reading slump!!
@skullpatrol I have just finished reading this book! :-)
Also, the chocolate cake that I made yesterday tastes even better today!

Chocolate cake always tastes good :-)
You finished The Sense of an Ending then?

7:43 AM
Yes!

cool

It was excellent! I am half tempted to give it another read for I might understand even more of it than I did now but it is quite dense, the book, even though it is only 150 pages long.
@JohnRennie I am finishing it now and I kid you not, it tastes great, if I say so myself!

@Kaumudi.H I went a bit mad with eating yesterday. Stem ginger biscuits, chocolate digestive biscuits and two packs of my Mum's fudge. Oh well ... :-)

Whatever happened to your plan of eating like this only on the last two days of your stay?
@skullpatrol And what's up with you? :-)

Not much, just chillin'

7:51 AM
Hmm, OK :-)

@Kaumudi.H well yesterday was the third to last day of my stay, so I'm a day ahead of schedule :-) I'll (try and) eat sensibly today. Fish pie for dinner tonight!!

Haha, nice! :-)
I'm not any better either, really; I am making the best use of my time with my mum! ...by eating all the food that she cooks, down to the very last morsel.

And a friend of Mum's is coming to dinner tomorrow. We're having Morrocan chicken (basically chicken stew :-)

Nice! :-)
And today, I am making Mac. and cheese for dinner again!

I like macaroni cheese!! :-)
Have you tried adding freshly chopped chilli?

7:58 AM
:-) So do my sisters, father and mum-they all liked it!
@JohnRennie No! TIPS! Give me 'em!

It's just that while macaroni cheese is nice it can be a little bland. Adding some coarsely chopped fresh chilli gives it a bit of crunch and of course some spicy zing!
For texture you might also consider adding some chick peas.

spicy zing sounds great! I will do that! While I'm at it, what do you think about adding "freshly chopped tomatoes" to the mix?
@JohnRennie Ugh! Chick peas in Mac. & Cheese?!

I find tomatoes tend to go soggy in things like macaroni cheese. And I don't think the tomato flavour works well with a cheese sauce. Just my personal view though.

@JohnRennie After defeating many beasts of compilation, ProtoBuf version incompatibility defeated me
Which is why I'm moving to Gentoo

@Kaumudi.H for texture. The chick peas add a bit of crunch.

8:05 AM

@BernardoMeurer ProtoBuf?

Ah OK. You have thought that would compile easily. After all it's Google code.
@Kaumudi.H fresh chilli though ... I recommend that.

Yes! You mean green chilies by "fresh", no?

Those are relatively mild chillis. You don't want to dominate the flavour of the cheese.

8:10 AM

That's odd, it works here.

Huh.
In any case, right. I don't have access to those red chilies but I do have some of them green ones in my fridge and I will use them!
When you make it, do you bake it afterward?

I cook the macaroni, then make the cheese sauce. Chop and add the chillis then mix everything together, sprinkle grated cheese on top and put the whole lot under the grill to toast the cheese topping.
So I don't bake it at all.

@JohnRennie To toast, hmm.
I dunno the difference b/w toast and bake :-/

Bake is when you put the disk in the oven. Toast is when you put the disk under the grill.

8:23 AM
Right, but how are the two results achieved different from one another?

Grilling only heats the very top of the dish so you need to cook the macaroni first. You typically only grill for five minutes.
With baking you mix uncooked (or part cooked) macaroni and the sauce and cook it slowly in the oven for 40 minutes or so.

Ah :-( I wish I had a grill.
That is the result I wish to achieve but I cook the rest as well.

@Kaumudi.H Precook the macaroni then put it ina very hot oven for a short time to just crisp the top?

@JohnRennie Oven, hmm, I have two ovens; one is a microwave oven which cannot bake and another one, which can.
OK, I'll see. Thanks! :-)

8:58 AM
But wait!

etymology: noun: from the Latin "etus" ("eaten"), the root "mal" ("bad"), and "logy" ("study of"). It means "the study of things that are hard to swallow."

Touché, good sir.

9:16 AM
oh, btw @JohnRennie, I was reminded of this the other day and I was looking for a brit to make fun of
The tog is a measure of thermal resistance of a unit area, also known as thermal insulance. It is commonly used in the textile industry and often seen quoted on, for example, duvets and carpet underlay. The Shirley Institute in Manchester, England developed the tog as an easy-to-follow alternative to the SI unit of m2K/W. The name comes from the informal word "togs" for clothing which itself was probably derived from the word toga, a Roman garment. The basic unit of insulation coefficient is the RSI, (1 m2K/W). 1 tog = 0.1 RSI. There is also a clo clothing unit equivalent to 0.155 RSI or 1.55 tog...
second only to the stone in unit ridiculousness
The stone or stone weight (abbreviation: st.) is an English and imperial unit of mass now equal to 14 pounds (6.35029318 kg). England and other Germanic-speaking countries of northern Europe formerly used various standardised "stones" for trade, with their values ranging from about 5 to 40 local pounds (roughly 3 to 15 kg) depending on the location and objects weighed. The United Kingdom's imperial system adopted the wool stone of 14 pounds in 1835. With the advent of metrication, Europe's various "stones" were superseded by or adapted to the kilogram from the mid-19th century on. The stone continues...

Stones were used a lot for the original boxing weight divisions.

@skullpatrol Stones are in everyday use in the UK for measuring body weight
the majority of brits I talked with were mostly unable to parse body weights in kilograms

Interesting, the middleweight division is about 1 stone in size.
13 pounds, actually.

9:33 AM
@Balarka: This is my immediate to-read list:

@0ßelö7 What sort of troubles?

@EmilioPisanty I've watched that one :-)
I'm only reading it so that I too can boast of having read it.

@Kaumudi.H that's.... a weird reason to read a book, but to each their own

@EmilioPisanty You're a Gentoo user, right?

@BernardoMeurer nope

9:57 AM
Were?

@BernardoMeurer never been
ubuntu since I switched from Windows

Hmm
I thought someone here used Gentoo
@0ßelö7 Go to bed

10:30 AM
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Can you tell me why this question deserves to be negative? I tried to find faults and I couldn't: I did some research, I did all the calculations I could, and I think it is clear enough . I had deleted it and was going to abandon the site but then I decided to learn what is wrong and see if I ca...

@PhysicsMeta it's just not very good

@JohnRennie I'm so stealing that :D

@Mithrandir24601 it's suuuuuper old

10:49 AM
@EmilioPisanty only I quite like the idea of taking that and adding that they were unable to find any immigrants to measure for extra hilarity

11:04 AM
As opposed to Heisenberg's Immagrant who they are unable to find out how much money they have and where they work at the same time :-)

11:40 AM
@EmilioPisanty I was only kidding :-) I have heard so many differing opinions on the book that I decided to read it once myself!

I am a bit confused in classical physics's angular momentum.
For a orbital motion of a point mass: if we pick a new coordinate (that doesn't move w.r.t. the old coordinate), angular momentum should be still conserved, right?
(I calculated a quite absurd result - it is no longer conserved (an additional term that varies with time )
in new coordinnate: $\vec {L'}=\vec{r'} \times \vec{p'}$
$=(\vec{R}+\vec{r}) \times \vec{p}$
$=\vec{R} \times \vec{p} + \vec L$
where the 1st term varies with time. (where R is the shift of coordinate, since R is constant, and p sort of rotating.)
would anyone kind enough to shed some light on this for me?

The angular momentum in the new frame is conserved, yes
But only within that frame

but d/dt with L' does seem to me not equal to zero, why?
there no additional force, that d/dt L' should really be zero... damn, no idea what's wrong with my calculation.

What part is not equal to 0?

$d/dt (\vec{R} \times \vec p)$
$\vec p$ is (sort of) rotating

11:53 AM
If it's a translation, $R$ is constant, hence it will be 0
If it's a galilean transformation, things are a bit more complicated
You need to change both $r$ and $p$
Do so and develop the expression

thanks! I will try that out

@BernardoMeurer what?
@Qmechanic Move the question if you want, but I need Valter Moretti to see it. If mods were willing to superping, this would all be much easier.
@ACuriousMind

12:16 PM
@0ßelö7: this is your reminder service:
7 hours ago, by 0ßelö7
@JohnRennie I'm going to sleep but I need you to remind me that I want to use some sort of Cauchy problem to split the derivatives and get the prescribed derivative that way

12:29 PM
@Kaumudi Infinite Jest is a big ass postmodern epic

Hi @JohnRennie (not possible to tag you in the JEE preparation room, can you come there for a few minutes)

I honestly doubt if you'll like that book

@BalarkaSen I'm not too sure if I will either. I will read it though.
You seem to have...

Not in it's entirety. I got through a nonzero amount but then ran out of time

I see.
Why dyou believe that I won't like it?

12:36 PM

From what we discussed, your literary taste seems to be classical/conventional in nature. That book is inherently unconventional in nature; it's not supposed to be read as a novel, it's supposed to be read as an encyclopedia

Hey! Could anyone help me with the "think why?" part of the explanation given in the solution? I can't interpret the reason for their having equal velocities.

But I'm glad you're trying out various flavors of literature
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@BalarkaSen Dare I say it, my literary taste continues to change as I have kept on reading :-)
One book that I finished reading today, The Sense of An Ending (different from the movie with the same title) is far from anything I would've been able to read, even, two years ago, but I absolutely loved it.

I see. I have never heard of it.
I've been reading Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury recently. Stylistically very different from anything I have read

12:42 PM
@BalarkaSen Some people seem to love it, as I do, and others hate it with a passion. There doesn't seem to be any middle ground.
@BalarkaSen Ah, I have heard of that one. ::Googles::

Got it. Yeah I have definitely seen that attitude towards a lot of books
Have you read Murakami? Strikes me as something you might like (you're onto mystery thrillers aren't you? Murakami incorporates mystery thriller elements with abstract surrealism)

Oh, my God, they did make a movie based on that book! >.< Gosh, who approved that proposal?!
@BalarkaSen No, I haven't, but I had been meaning to read Norwegian Wood. I haven't gotten the chance yet.

You might end up liking it.

Mystery thrillers, erm, I dunno, not so much, actually.
How did you get that impression?

I dunno, that was just a guess :P

12:48 PM
:-P Ah.

8/10 would reply "yes" to "Do you like mystery thrillers?"

I used to be in a terrible James Patterson phase many years ago but I am infinitely grateful that it passed!

haha

@BalarkaSen Lol, I s'pose that's true. While I will struggle to put in words what sort of books I like, it's definitely not mystery thrillers! They're alright, but I'm not a fan.

Have you read J. K. Rowling's thriller/whodunnit?

12:51 PM
Whodunnit. Oh, wow, I had no idea that such a word existed until a few seconds ago!
And I assume you're referring to The Cuckoo's Calling, in which case, no, I haven't. @JohnR: Why, have you?
@Balarka: I do not believe that you will answer positively, but I will ask anyway: do you enjoy reading pleasant little haikus? :-P

There's not much special place in my heart for haikus unfortunately :P

Ah, just as I guessed :-)
I asked because I have just acquired this gem:

@Kaumudi.H A serialisation of The Cuckoo's Calling has just finished on the UK TV station BBC1. My Mum has been watching it.
Given that you're an HP fan I wondered if you'd read TCC as well.

@JohnRennie Ohh, I see :-) No, I don't feel like reading it.

yeah i saw

12:58 PM
Although, I must say, while we're on the topic of mystery thrillers, that I did like Gone Girl very, very much, in that it sort of blew my mind, the plot.

my taste in poetry remains to be in the most verbose lol

In that genre, I have read Agatha Christy, lots of trashy novels by James Patterson and a few standalone novels like Gone Girl.
Please don't come at me for not having read any Sherlock!! ::Ducks, just in case::

sherlock is life
sherlock holmes is not really mystery thriller

@JohnRennie Thanks. Maybe I should hunt down the hyperbolic PDE person at my school

@BalarkaSen :-o

1:02 PM
super mathematical detective fiction. i mostly get blown away by the logical deductions than the layers of mysteries

@Kaumudi.H I'm not a huge fan of the Sherlock Holmes books. They have some charm but they are so dated stylistically.

@BalarkaSen Ah.
I will read at least one of them at some point.

Agatha Christy is different in style because it's more psychological

@JohnRennie Ah, hmm, I see :-)
@BalarkaSen I read Agatha Christy at an age in which I couldn't care about subtexts or anything :-/

@Kaumudi.H I read all the Inspector Morse books and I quite enjoyed those, and I read some (not all) of the Rebus books and they were OK.

1:05 PM
Of course, Sherlock Holmes was deeply influenced by Poe's Dupin
and Edgar Allan Poe is my jam

@BalarkaSen x'D
I will read some of his works too, at some point. I certainly wish to!

@BalarkaSen why am I not surprised

Ah, I'm afraid I must scoot now; gots to buy a few ingredients to make Mac and cheese! Toodles! :-)

Jesus Christ

1:10 PM
@Kaumudi.H Bye. Good eating!
@0ßelö7 you called?

I called Jesus, not you
@BalarkaSen is there someone in the math room who does hyperbolic PDE?

Not that I know of

@BalarkaSen there's an old Russian woman at my school who's a famous hyperbolic person
She seems scary
Wonder if I should talk to her

1:29 PM
lol

@BalarkaSen she could be like Gromov!

2:06 PM
@BalarkaSen fug, she's teaching ODE 1 during my break today

2:30 PM
I've just started watching the Fall - it seems good so far (after 1 episode)... I'm with @JohnRennie on the Sherlock Holmes books and would add that the most recent TV episodes were appalling. I've been told to read Agatha Christy but haven't got round to it yet

3:12 PM
fiction? read this this summer, given to me by friend, nice read, liked it, can relate various ways, recommend it, charles martin :) charlesmartinbooks.com/books/long-way-gone

@Mithrandir24601 The TV show is trash
Doyle's work is a masterpiece in deductive detective fiction

Anonymous
@JohnRennie Thanks. I got it now!

Yup, it's the same guy
?Is it possible to make a time machine ever? Please give an easy answer,a simple one A simple answer, but a possibly wrong one, is to say that a time machine is not possible. Currently, we don't have either the technology to build one, nor a definite, proven (or generally accepted) idea of how we could build one. — Countto10 47 secs ago

3:32 PM
@vzn if it's a romantic novel, which it looks like, it's probably not for me - I'm getting to be more and more fussy about books and have a ridiculously long list to read as it is. I'm going to counter that one by suggesting Ann Leckie's Ancillary Justice series
Although if you like epic fantasy, Malazan book of the Fallen is fantastic

re zeitgeist/ understanding Brexit/ Trump/ economics influencing politics trends, ran across this recently, recommend it, New Class War by Lind americanaffairsjournal.org/2017/05/new-class-war

I'll stop now, before I fill hbar with lists of novels :P

@Mithrandir24601 lol it has some love story but its written by a guy so cant be a romantic novel... besides what decent stories dont involve love interests anyway :P ... was just reading his blog, they are gonna do a movie of one of his books with kate winslet, cant beat that right? :P variety.com/2016/film/news/…

@vzn about a third of the description screams 'romance' at me and telling me that they're going to make a film involving Kate Winslet isn't doing much to convince me that it's not a romance :P

@Mithrandir24601 lol its not the same book cited by me. so youre averse to romance? yikes, that removes wide swathes of "literature"... or maybe not :P o_O

3:50 PM
@vzn "he falls in love with Daley Cross, an angelic voice in need of a song." I think that counts :P It's not that I don't like it, it's just that authors very rarely do anywhere near a decent job of it. If it's a major part of the plot, it's often either eyeroll worthy and cringy or boring and predictable with OK writing. A notable exception is Stephen Erikson

@JohnRennie It was very good :-)

@Mithrandir24601 lol, not exactly disagreeing with you, but probably any story you like has some love story component...

@Kaumudi.H how did you cook it in the end?

Baked it for 10 minutes as you suggested it :-)

@Mithrandir24601 I struggled with the Malazan books, but I really like the Bauchelain & Korbal Broach novellas. If you haven't read them I think they they display a wonderful dark humour.
@Kaumudi.H to crisp up the top?

4:00 PM
Yep!

BTW, I am starting to work up some anxiety about returning to college :-(
@JohnRennie No, but I did add some red chilli powder.

@Kaumudi.H Courage mon brave
@Kaumudi.H that certainly adds some zing!

@vzn depends exactly what you mean by 'love story component', but often yeah... It's not always so bad in sci-fi and fantasy where it's not in the focus so much and just evolves in a reasonable, if predictable way with the storyline, although it depends on what you read (e.g. Brent Weeks, Brandon Sanderson). Of course Patrick Rothfuss completely inverts this trope :) and Lev Grossman is a study on how to do character development and totally destroys typical romance plots

@JohnRennie I needed to Google this phrase to find out what it means; thanks :-)
@JohnRennie It did! I added some pepper as well, although this is quite standard, I believe.

4:03 PM
@JohnRennie I'll add them to the list, thanks!

@Mithrandir24601 Someone I know might allegedly have epubs of them :-)

Allegedly, you understand x'D

@Kaumudi.H You might say that but I couldn't possibly comment

@JohnRennie I have a bunch of assignments to submit, most of which I haven't even started and exams too, upon returning!
(I hope to book a ticket for the train back on Tuesday)

@Kaumudi.H it's traditional to do all the assignments on the last day :-)

4:08 PM
:-) I'm starting tomorrow! Otherwise, my perfectionism will make it near impossible to finish at all!

It seems a bit harsh to have exams so soon after the holiday, but I guess the holiday comes smack in the middle of a term so the college didn't have much choice.

Oh, no, not smack in the middle at all! My term ends only in December!
Oh, how was your lunch?! Fish pie, no?

@Kaumudi.H I guess the ideal thing would be to charge through the assignments in the next two days and have Monday off.
@Kaumudi.H the fish pie was absolutely wonderful. My Mum's fish pie is always good, but this one was nigh on perfect.

I guess so too :-) I must also prepare for my exams a bit so it's helpful that some of the assignments have me solving problems related to my course.
@JohnRennie Haha, nice! :-)

Doing the assignments will be a good way to get back into the flow of work.

4:11 PM
Yep, yep!
Ooh, BTW:

@Kaumudi.H and I have to confess I have eaten another pack of fudge. Oh well :-)

@JohnRennie Wow, you really are going for it! :-)

@JohnRennie you're making me salivate over the last fish pie I had :) it was so good :)

@Mithrandir24601 I do like a good fish pie!

BTW, @JohnR: Was "Eat like a pig-stay think" a project?

4:17 PM
@heather it appears that the CM is looking at the QC proposal. I feel that this is good as it feels like it's getting closer to happening, but bad as some of the questions are now closed...

I say was because those pictures display exorbitant amounts of food; not unlike the sort of meals you are having now, hmm...so that would make it an ongoing project!

@Kaumudi.H I was curious to see just how much you could eat for around 1,000 calories
And it turns out the answer is quite a lot!

@Kaumudi.H pls cum n?
Can they not write correctly?

@0ßelö7 Excuse their terrible spelling :-/
@JohnRennie Ah! And this was in 2012, no?

@Kaumudi.H I honestly can't remember.
It kind of became a part of my lifestyle because I try to eat around 1,500 calories a day during the week then go mad at the weekend.

4:21 PM
That is what it says on your Fb page :-) I like to browse through all those pictures of food sometimes, especially since I haven't looked through them all.
@JohnRennie Right, right :-)
I'm going to read for a bit before drifting off to sleep. Byebye!

@Kaumudi.H Before you go:
6
Not very good, but the best I could do in five minutes

@JohnR: Oh, my goodness...

4:37 PM
@Slereah The idea is to pick some spacelike hypersurface $\Sigma$ containing $p$. Now specifying $u(p)$ is trivial because the wave equation is invariant under constant perturbations. So that's whatever. But I can specify $\nabla u(p)|\Sigma$ by specifying $u(\cdot, 0)$ and differentiate along the surface. For the Cauchy theorems I can also specify $u_t(\cdot,0)$.
Now take the neigborhood to be $\approx (-\epsilon,\epsilon)\times\Sigma$ and then split the metric like $-dt^2+h$
Do forwards and backwards Cauchy solutions, then check that the derivatives match on the interface $\{0\}\times\Sigma$

@JohnR: Still, that is A+ work for 5 minutes!

@JohnRennie Photoshop is man's greatest invention

@Slereah Now I think that in some Lorentzian tube, the time reverse of a wave equation is a wave equation, so I can get backwards existence theorems.

Anonymous
I'm trying to think of a caption for that picture...:D

I am laughing and cringing x'D I didn't think that such a state was possible, even.

4:39 PM
@JohnRennie LOL

@Kaumudi.H That's 90% the low quality questions here :P

Oh, hahaha x'D

Anonymous
'Kaumudi grinning away to glory on her new bike"
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Okay, some help here. Can anyone think of a word with its 4th letter being "S"?
(And somehow even distantly related to USSR?)

@Sid Russia :P

4:41 PM
@Blue x'D That's Gold!

@ACuriousMind Can you please just ping Valter...

..Except that. :P

@Sid Puzzling problem?

@0ßelö7 Why would I?

@ACuriousMind To help me

Anonymous
4:42 PM

Anonymous
Parse that list

Anonymous
Won't take much time :P

@PrathyushPoduval Yeah.

Can't. too much of a spoiler. (I am creating one, you see)

4:44 PM
Oh okay, nice!

Anonymous

@0ßelö7 That's not what the superping is for.

(I have what I am looking for now..)

@ACuriousMind What is it for?

@0ßelö7 Mod stuff

4:48 PM
@PrathyushPoduval If you want a nice one, see this: we were all extremely impressed with this one. puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/54165/…

Anonymous

@Blue Oh. you have no idea.

@JohnRennie Yep. That was the one I used. :)

You can rely on me to come with food related answers :-)
Though it has to be said that beetroot is not my favourite vegetable ...

5:06 PM
@ACuriousMind is there a rule against using using mod powers to help children in hurricane zones?
@ACuriousMind is it reasonable to assume that people in an analysis seminar know qm

5:27 PM
@Sid That really good

@PrathyushPoduval It is.
@PrathyushPoduval If you are further interested, see the highest-voted questions on the site.
They are awesome

@Sid Yup, I will...

5:56 PM
@0ßelö7 No

as Feynman once said, nobody really "knows" qm

As @DanielSank once said, that's nonsense.

@skullpatrol 🤦🏿‍♂️

6:12 PM
:(

@ACuriousMind can I spoil GoT yet?

6:58 PM
... wondering if PSE is the appropriate place to discuss this topic:
https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/356196/would-it-be-safe-to-hide-in-a-stairwell-during-a-hurricane

@ZeroTheHero No, questions about human safety could only conceivably be on topic if they are about lab safety.

@ACuriousMind right... we're on the same page.

@0ßelö7 I'd prefer you didn't, but I realize at this point it's fully my own fault :P

Why is it that you can only cool down a substance so far before the energy goes into changing it's state? I assume it has something to do with the distance between molecules meaning that intermolecular interactions have less energy in them than making the distance between them even smaller, but why does it create these bonds instead of making the distance smaller / just reducing the temperature more?
@0ßelö7 really? Edups? D e a d m e m e m a n

@Phase I think one thing to consider is that the molecules slow down allowing them to form instantaneous dipole-induced dipole bonds
Essentially at any point the electron cloud could have a higher electron density say - at the bottom and when molecules are moving slowly past each other this can form partial charges between them
So the dipole has been induced by the other atom attracting them to each otheer
And then the second dipole induces the third etc.

7:22 PM
@Phase he's alive and well

Getting sick is the last thing I need...

@BalarkaSen she's scary

Thanks @CooperCape but this leads me another question I forgot ages ago
If you have an electron cloud, is the electric field from that electron just some sort of averaged field from some centre of amplitude or is it a superposition of fields each coming from some point in the cloud?

I really don't feel qualified to answer that sorry :/
It's a region with a high probability of having electrons

Yeah

7:32 PM
I'd assume average as the negative charge has a fixed value I think
probably best to check chem.se
maybe this? @Phase

Assuming that it doesn't cause collapse from the fact that peturbation theory exists with a weak field, im just confused about how you'd actually express the electric field of the electron
?
That doesn't really answer my question as far as I could gather

Apologies...