Light speed visualized with minecraft

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+5 1. MakeTnotWar commented 6 years ago

A pretty spectacular view of nothing until the end of time. I'd like that.
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+8 2. RoyalNorwegian commented 6 years ago

Albert Einstein was just about finished with his work on the theory of special relativity, when he decided to take a break and go on a vacation to Mexico. So he hopped on a plane and headed to Acapulco. Each day, late in the afternoon, sporting dark sunglasses, he walked in the white Mexican sand and breathed in the fresh Pacific sea air. On the last day, he paused during his stroll to sit down on a bench and watch the Sun set. When the large orange ball was just disappearing, a last beam of light seemed to radiate toward him. The event brought him back to thinking about his physics work. "What symbol should I use for the speed of light?" he asked himself. The problem was that nearly every Greek letter had been taken for some other purpose. Just then, a beautiful Mexican woman passed by. Albert Einstein just had to say something to her. Almost out of desperation, he asked as he lowered his dark sunglasses, "Do you not think that the speed of light is very fast?" The woman smiled at Einstein and replied, "Si."
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+5 3. orion commented 6 years ago

As a physicist I find this unwatchable. It's just wrong, no other way to put it. This metaphor of doors actually gives you an entirely incorrect look at this phenomenon. You can't explain it like there is a speed limiter in the universe. I half expected this guy to build relativity into the physics engine. Instead I got a misleading pseudo-science clip.
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+8 4. LightAng3l commented 6 years ago

This video explains the speed of light as well as a toaster explains friction.
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-2 5. Tarc commented 6 years ago

#2 too bad he was German and they pronounce "c" differently ;)

#3 Yeah he never even mentioned the fact that by increasing your speed you gain weight.......... anyone could understand it [though not the reason behind it :) ] but he chose to use doors for analogy -.- how pathetic.

And what is this Minecraft thing doing here in the first place? Isn't it enough to visualize lgith taking 3 rotations around Earth a second? Could young people understand it better with some lame Minecraft example? I don't think so. Therefore it smells like a failed attempt of a concept in a game. e.g. "hey could I recreate the speed of light in this here game? let's try!" - so he tries it, gets nothing interesting AND STILL SHARES IT! what? some things are better left out. If I do something and the outcome is not spectauluar, I won't share it anyway, just cuz' I spent time on it...
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+5 6. fjwjr commented 6 years ago

Ummm, if once outside our galaxy other galaxies were too far away to see any light, how can we see them now?
I think he was talking out his arse with that one.
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+1 7. Sizzlik (admin) commented 6 years ago

#6 We dont see the direct light..we can meassure some waves. And the pictures that we get are very old at the point we take them. The pictures of galaxys are from the past..they might be already dead by the time we take the picture..like said in this vid..the sunlight you see is already about 8min old
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0 8. RoyalNorwegian commented 6 years ago

#5 Too bad you misread the joke :P
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+1 9. Randyio commented 6 years ago

Thanks for showing me how lame Minecraft is.
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0 10. vaq1982 commented 6 years ago

Why did this guy that the 'world' of Minecraft is something everyone would understand? I mean, who the hell plays Minecraft anymore?