Chinese IS a blackhole

March 09, 2011, 08:40 PM posted in General Discussion

Just came across this forum post from 2007 which explains perfectly why my brain feels like a squeezed lemon every now and then...

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March 10, 2011, 01:37 AM

Where's the Chinese event horizon? What's Chinese's mass? I get what Rich means, but I think he was confusing inertia with momentum.  If we ask about Chinese's momentum, his humorous statements make a bit more sense.  But then I couldn't figure out what the speed of light is.  Or rather, what light is relative to the Chinese black hole. Maybe light is the maninfestation of frustration.  Maybe the speed of frustration is 770 mph, because spoken Chinese travels at the speed of sound, assuming sea level standard temperature and pressure.  More work is needed.


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March 10, 2011, 02:48 AM

'The better you get at Chinese, the slower you improve, to the point where from your vantage point you're not moving at all.'

I guess this might be true but I will not see it in my lifetime. 

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March 10, 2011, 03:06 AM

'The better you get at Chinese, the slower you improve'

Doesn't that apply equally to the learning of anything? 

Perhaps I didn't understand Physics at Uni, but doesn't time dilation and what-not in relativity only occur from someone else's perspective? Maybe I'm too literal, but I don't see any parallel.

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Oh yeah.... I think you're right ... ther person falling into the black hole still thinks their falling into the hole at normal speed, but everyone else watching thinks the person disappears behind the event horizon.... well, its just a metaphor.