• Did anyone else notice a strange object in the sky? Iridium flare?

    About ten minutes ago I saw something rather odd in the sky roughly to the northwest (possibly closer to north-by-northwest). Between Epsilon Ursa Majoris and Alpha Draconis, I saw from what was from my perspective a small bright object appear, grow a small tail toward the horizon and the west, and then disappear completely. Object did not appear... show more
    About ten minutes ago I saw something rather odd in the sky roughly to the northwest (possibly closer to north-by-northwest). Between Epsilon Ursa Majoris and Alpha Draconis, I saw from what was from my perspective a small bright object appear, grow a small tail toward the horizon and the west, and then disappear completely. Object did not appear to be moving from my perspective. My position is roughly 40.47N, 78.43W. Anyone have any idea what this might have been? I have not ruled out an Iridium flare, but I do not know if they can appear motionless.
    5 answers · Astronomy & Space · 2 years ago
  • How would a dot of light appear if the dot itself were moving as fast or faster than the speed of light?

    Let s say that you re in a circular room with a radius of 95,426.9032km and a circumference of 599,584.9161km (1 light second), and you set a laser in the center of the room with a beam strong enough and coherent enough to be seen on the wall and had it rotate at 1rps. The dot would appear to travel at twice the speed of light. While this wouldn t... show more
    Let s say that you re in a circular room with a radius of 95,426.9032km and a circumference of 599,584.9161km (1 light second), and you set a laser in the center of the room with a beam strong enough and coherent enough to be seen on the wall and had it rotate at 1rps. The dot would appear to travel at twice the speed of light. While this wouldn t be a violation of the laws of physics (no information is being sent at faster than c), how would the appearance of the dot be perceived by the person in the centre of the room (other than appearing out of sync with the emitter by 0.637 seconds)? How would the movement of the dot be perceived by a person standing at the the wall as the beam moves along it, approaching and sweeping past him?
    3 answers · Physics · 3 years ago
  • How would I shorten this VB code?

    Looking for a way to shorten this in Visual Basic. Ashamed to admit that I'm EXTREMELY rusty with coding. If Range("Jerry!G2") = 0 Then Rows("2").EntireRow.Hidden = True End If If Range("Jerry!G3") = 0 Then Rows("3").EntireRow.Hidden = True End If If Range("Jerry!G4") =... show more
    Looking for a way to shorten this in Visual Basic. Ashamed to admit that I'm EXTREMELY rusty with coding. If Range("Jerry!G2") = 0 Then Rows("2").EntireRow.Hidden = True End If If Range("Jerry!G3") = 0 Then Rows("3").EntireRow.Hidden = True End If If Range("Jerry!G4") = 0 Then Rows("4").EntireRow.Hidden = True End If If Range("Jerry!G5") = 0 Then Rows("5").EntireRow.Hidden = True ... and it continues on for some time. Thanks,
    3 answers · Programming & Design · 4 years ago
  • Shouldn't LOOKUP function work past 256 roles in Excel?

    I'll spare the boring details of what I'm looking up, but there's I noticed that a LOOKUP function I entered stopped looking up values past row 256. I've deleted rows, altered the values, and the problem definitely seems to be due a limitation I didn't think should exist. I am using MS Excel 2010, and the spreadsheet in... show more
    I'll spare the boring details of what I'm looking up, but there's I noticed that a LOOKUP function I entered stopped looking up values past row 256. I've deleted rows, altered the values, and the problem definitely seems to be due a limitation I didn't think should exist. I am using MS Excel 2010, and the spreadsheet in question is saved as a .xlsx file. Any help would be appreciated. If you need more information, please let me know.
    1 answer · Software · 4 years ago
  • Can Heard Island be considered an integral part of Australia?

    While Norfolk Island and Christmas Island can both be argued to be integral parts of the Commonwealth of Australia, can the same be said of Heard Island and McDonald Islands? Or is it that their political relationship is more akin to the various territories of the U.S./U.K. and the latter countries proper?
    While Norfolk Island and Christmas Island can both be argued to be integral parts of the Commonwealth of Australia, can the same be said of Heard Island and McDonald Islands? Or is it that their political relationship is more akin to the various territories of the U.S./U.K. and the latter countries proper?
    1 answer · Geography · 7 years ago
  • How can I repair a connection issue with a network printer?

    I'm currently running a a set of printers which have displayed connectivity issues since switching to a VPN tunnel at my workplace last week. The three printers are Printronix Model MVPs (vintage early '80s), connected through HP JetDirect cards (two 300X, one 170X), and operated using Enterprise Server VPS/VMCF. The errors are usually... show more
    I'm currently running a a set of printers which have displayed connectivity issues since switching to a VPN tunnel at my workplace last week. The three printers are Printronix Model MVPs (vintage early '80s), connected through HP JetDirect cards (two 300X, one 170X), and operated using Enterprise Server VPS/VMCF. The errors are usually correctable after shutting off the printer and disconnecting the JetDirect Card; however, two of the printers has been experience an issue for the last few days displaying an error message of "WCONNECT." While this is often correctable using the above message for the other two printers, one of them at any given time is completely non-responsive. Calls to my IT department and the helpdesks of HP, Enterprise, and the company which maintains our printers have yielded no results. Will happily provide any further information which is needed to diagnose. Thank you.
    1 answer · Computer Networking · 7 years ago
  • Question about Romanian Folklore?

    I remember when I was small hearing about about troll-like creatures whose name sounded like "cobalt." Could someone give me some information on them, or at least tell me the correct way to spell it?
    I remember when I was small hearing about about troll-like creatures whose name sounded like "cobalt." Could someone give me some information on them, or at least tell me the correct way to spell it?
    3 answers · Mythology & Folklore · 9 years ago
  • How does one say in Arabic...?

    All right, I know "The boy's white bicycle" is: "درّجة الولد البيضاء" (darraajat al-walad al-baydaa') and "The small boy's bicycle" is: "درّجة الولد الصغير" (darraajat al-walad as-saghiyr) How does one say, then, "The small boy's white bicycle?" Is it: درّجة الولد البيضاء... show more
    All right, I know "The boy's white bicycle" is: "درّجة الولد البيضاء" (darraajat al-walad al-baydaa') and "The small boy's bicycle" is: "درّجة الولد الصغير" (darraajat al-walad as-saghiyr) How does one say, then, "The small boy's white bicycle?" Is it: درّجة الولد البيضاء الصغير (darraajat al-walad al-baydaa' as-saghiyr) or درّجة الولد البيضاء والصغير (darraajat al-walad al-baydaa' wa s-saghiyr) or something completely different?
    1 answer · Languages · 9 years ago
  • Learning Arabic, need help with nouns.?

    Well, a good many of the words for that matter. I understand that most Arabic words are derived from three root consonants, and right now I'm focusing on Modern Standard Arabic. Can any of you suggest a good memorisation tool for pronouncing which vowels where as they shift around between related words? Thanks!
    Well, a good many of the words for that matter. I understand that most Arabic words are derived from three root consonants, and right now I'm focusing on Modern Standard Arabic. Can any of you suggest a good memorisation tool for pronouncing which vowels where as they shift around between related words? Thanks!
    5 answers · Languages · 9 years ago
  • How do I lay down a new audio track for a video file?

    Right now, I'm using AVS Video Tools to rip scenes from DVDs, but I'm still having trouble setting up a new audio track for the movies (in other words, I don't have a clue in hell how to do it). I'd like to use MP3s I have stored on my hard drive and can convert them easily to wav files if necessary. Any idea how I can get new... show more
    Right now, I'm using AVS Video Tools to rip scenes from DVDs, but I'm still having trouble setting up a new audio track for the movies (in other words, I don't have a clue in hell how to do it). I'd like to use MP3s I have stored on my hard drive and can convert them easily to wav files if necessary. Any idea how I can get new audio tracks laid down?
    2 answers · Software · 1 decade ago