• Could Conservation of energy actually apply on a Cosmic scale within our Universe?

    WARNING, Long, complex, highly speculative, and will take more math, knowledge, and data than I, or most of us, have to evaluate, but at least worth the read IMHO. The idea isn't anything like a 'theory', and I'm incapable of taking it much further. It just seems too 'neat' not to play with, and maybe pursue a bit. ... show more
    WARNING, Long, complex, highly speculative, and will take more math, knowledge, and data than I, or most of us, have to evaluate, but at least worth the read IMHO. The idea isn't anything like a 'theory', and I'm incapable of taking it much further. It just seems too 'neat' not to play with, and maybe pursue a bit. Known: * We cannot account for the Dark Energy driving the observed, accelerating expansion of our Universe. * We observe the loss of energy in the Red Shifted photons due to that same expansion that is explained by it but not 'conserved' by the process. *The two are connected, linked to the same process. * The Dark Energy is reported to be increasing exponentially. * Photons 'live' and lose energy by that Red Shift until they interact with matter. * The great majority of the Photons produced since 'transparency' are still out there contributing to the referenced 'loss'. and more free photons are constantly being produced. *The energy they loose is therefore growing with their numbers on an exponential curve similar to an unregulated biological growth curve. (Those familiar will know that these get steep.) * The Total amount of 'lost' energy we discuss here is large: ( Consider only the CMB: It represents the energy concerned in the entire mass of the Universe from Gama ray color temperature to the present Microwave (~3 K.) Temperature. - That's a huge number and it represents only a small slice of the total.time involved!) Speculation #1 Could these two energy quantities 'cancel out'? Speculation #2 (Far more extreme) - Could the Loss somehow directly drive the Expansion? As to #1: A Value for Dark energy has been quantified within limits & published. In regard to light energy lost: All i can say with any confidence is that the two quantities seem bound to behave in a somewhat similar manner in regard to their growth. I don't even have a clue how to quantify initial photon numbers, production over the time involved, and possibly 'variable with frequency', and thus time, rate of energy loss per photon. (See #2). One thing for sure, it will involve dealing with numbers at both ends of the magnitude scale that even most scientific calculators don't have scale space to hold in complex integration operations.. Any suggestions? As to #2: A far out speculation, but is at at all reasonable to posit that the passage of a photon through quantum space creates a new Plank length 'bubble' in the Quantum foam with each rotation at it's frequency? Since the 'space' created is mass-less the energy loss must appear in the 'Motion' of the objects being 'separated'. This is also oddly in accord with 'normal' thermodynamics in my experience. Any comments? Please, no nastier than "Oh what a noble mind is here oerthrown.!"
    6 answers · Astronomy & Space · 4 years ago
  • Is there no remedy under Law?

    This question concerns the injustice in the manner in which the 'plastic' credit/banking system is funded. Commercial law, as written, permits the fees for the system to be charged to the retailer, who takes them as a business expense which is reflected in his retail pricing. Those fees then effectively represent a hidden surcharge on all... show more
    This question concerns the injustice in the manner in which the 'plastic' credit/banking system is funded. Commercial law, as written, permits the fees for the system to be charged to the retailer, who takes them as a business expense which is reflected in his retail pricing. Those fees then effectively represent a hidden surcharge on all retail transactions whether they use the system or not. They are in effect, a sales tax on the entire retail economy levied, not by any Government, but by commercial institutions. Hidden fees such as this have always been considered 'sharp practice', unethical, at best. To make matters worse, the card issuers are now offering promotional rebates in effect 'giving back' part of the money they get from those who use cash, to those who actually use the service. this victimizes those who don't can't use the system, (often those most in need). A large part of the cost of the system is due to the high level of fraud it permits and the banks have little incentive to improve that situation because they just pass the cost in the unfair fee structure already described. Those who don't or can't use 'plastic are clearly being victimized, deprived of money for no benefit received. Is there no way they can constitute a class to sue to amend the offending federal law? Wouldn't Brandeis have accepted it as a Civil Suit?
    2 answers · Law & Ethics · 4 years ago
  • Chances for a Class Action Suit?

    What would be the chances of filing a Class Action Lawsuit against the Government for the manner in which the credit/debit card system is funded? It is manifestly unfair to those who choose not to use the system, by surcharging the retailer, and thus eventually raising all prices, it hides the cost from the consumer and places a surcharge on... show more
    What would be the chances of filing a Class Action Lawsuit against the Government for the manner in which the credit/debit card system is funded? It is manifestly unfair to those who choose not to use the system, by surcharging the retailer, and thus eventually raising all prices, it hides the cost from the consumer and places a surcharge on the entire economy. This is, in effect, a sales tax, levied not by any Government, but by commercial institutions. It seems to be a tort on the face of it and it seems that a case could be made, and a social wrong righted. If it's a 'service' then it should be charged to those who use it. If we are to believe the gasoline industry price structure, the costs rum about 5%. I don't know about the rest of you, but I could use that kind of break at the supermarket. It might even be on a Constitutional basis as it deprives a consumer of property, (cash), without due process. Anybody with real legal knowledge out there?
    1 answer · Law & Ethics · 4 years ago
  • Anybody notice what tried to 'sneak through"....?

    under cover of the marathon bombing?? I wonder how he will counter a simple refusal to provide any information to the system in the absence of of the customary guarantee of confidentiality. http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/US-Obam...
    under cover of the marathon bombing?? I wonder how he will counter a simple refusal to provide any information to the system in the absence of of the customary guarantee of confidentiality. http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/US-Obam...
    2 answers · Government · 4 years ago
  • How do i get rid of this annoying pop-up?

    This #&%$#@ Face Book 'LOG IN keeps showing up and just refuses to Cancel?
    This #&%$#@ Face Book 'LOG IN keeps showing up and just refuses to Cancel?
    2 answers · Yahoo Answers · 5 years ago
  • Higgs Boson and Symmetry ?

    I know it's theoretical at this point, but does the Higgs have an anti particle? And what would be expected of it's mass?
    I know it's theoretical at this point, but does the Higgs have an anti particle? And what would be expected of it's mass?
    3 answers · Physics · 5 years ago
  • "Deserve a Vote" Mr. President?

    Yes Mr. President. the victims do 'deserve a vote', but why don't the rest of us? The reason you've got so much trouble with your agenda is simply that so many of us disagree with it. Comments?:
    Yes Mr. President. the victims do 'deserve a vote', but why don't the rest of us? The reason you've got so much trouble with your agenda is simply that so many of us disagree with it. Comments?:
    14 answers · Politics · 5 years ago
  • Chained CPI: Do we need another voodoo number?

    Inflation, Cost of living and Consumer Price index are already so amnipulated as to be meaningless in terms of their original intents. Now a new 'phantom number' is proposed. Wouldn't it be more 'transparent' to just keep the numbers accurate? "Low inflation"???? Stable Cost of Living???? Has anybody been to the... show more
    Inflation, Cost of living and Consumer Price index are already so amnipulated as to be meaningless in terms of their original intents. Now a new 'phantom number' is proposed. Wouldn't it be more 'transparent' to just keep the numbers accurate? "Low inflation"???? Stable Cost of Living???? Has anybody been to the supermarket lately?
    4 answers · Other - Politics & Government · 5 years ago
  • Entanglement, - key to the 'arrow of time' question?

    At the quantum level: Past - entangled particles. Future - no entanglements. Does this somehow anchor us in, or create a preferred frame for, 'the present'? Any thoughts?
    At the quantum level: Past - entangled particles. Future - no entanglements. Does this somehow anchor us in, or create a preferred frame for, 'the present'? Any thoughts?
    2 answers · Physics · 5 years ago
  • Real annoying roll-over?

    Does anyone else find this 'Amdro' double roll-over ad real annoying? Lets agree not to buy the stuff.
    Does anyone else find this 'Amdro' double roll-over ad real annoying? Lets agree not to buy the stuff.
    2 answers · Do It Yourself (DIY) · 5 years ago
  • Fairness in credit card regulations?

    f the Obama Government has properly 'regulated' the banking and credit card industry so it's 'consumer friendly' howcum those of us who don't want to use it still have to pay for it? The banks get 5% or better of every transaction through a charge to the merchant. The merchants include this charge in their price... show more
    f the Obama Government has properly 'regulated' the banking and credit card industry so it's 'consumer friendly' howcum those of us who don't want to use it still have to pay for it? The banks get 5% or better of every transaction through a charge to the merchant. The merchants include this charge in their price structure. ALL our prices go up to support this 'service'. We ALL wind up paying a 5%+ 'sales tax, not to any government, but to the banks. This is supposed to be a 'service' right? Then let those who want to use it pay for it. Personally, I'd rather get an extra steak for the $100 or so that I cant get out of the supermarket for less than. If it's a service, howcum the price for it isn't apparent even to those that do use it so that market forces and competition will regulate its cost? If YOU had to pay that 5% to use a card, how often would you CHOOSE to do so? Don't we deserve that choice? Maybe "there oughta be a law?" That's the nickel rant. - I'll bill you later. For the more florid and complete and complex $1.50 rant, - I'll need a credit card number.
    6 answers · Credit · 5 years ago
  • Credit card industry regulation for fairness?????? - Bull !?

    If the Obama Goverment has properly 'regulated' the banking and credit card industy so it's 'consumer friendly' howcum those of us who don't want to use it still have to pay for it? The banks get 5% or better of every transaction through a charge to the merchant. The merchants include this charge in their price... show more
    If the Obama Goverment has properly 'regulated' the banking and credit card industy so it's 'consumer friendly' howcum those of us who don't want to use it still have to pay for it? The banks get 5% or better of every transaction through a charge to the merchant. The merchants include this charge in their price structure. ALL our prices go up to support this 'service'. We ALL wind up paying a 5%+ 'sales tax, not to any government, but to the banks. This is supposed to be a 'service' right? Then let those who want to use it pay for it. Personally, I'd rather get an extra steak for the $100 or so that I cant get out of the supermarket for less than. If it's a service, howcum the price for it isn't apparent even to those that do use it so that market forces and competition will regulate its cost? If YOU had to pay that 5% to use a card, how often would you CHOOSE to do so? Don't we deserve that choice? Maybe "there oughta be a law?" That's the nickel rant. - I'll bill you later. For the more florid and complete and complex $1.50 rant, - I'll need a credit card number.
    4 answers · Law & Ethics · 5 years ago
  • What happened to 'write Email' in 'standard'.?

    Miss being able to 'send'.
    Miss being able to 'send'.
    1 answer · Other - Yahoo Mail · 5 years ago
  • What question limit???????????????

    At my point ;level I'm supposed to have unlimited answers. Suddenly I start seeing a 'Daily limit????? What gives?
    At my point ;level I'm supposed to have unlimited answers. Suddenly I start seeing a 'Daily limit????? What gives?
    5 answers · Yahoo Answers · 5 years ago
  • Pilot-less drones?????????????

    What do you guys thing of the current initiative to let Gov't. and private agencies turn these babies loose in OUR airspace? Even a little 50 pounder could ruin your whole day.
    What do you guys thing of the current initiative to let Gov't. and private agencies turn these babies loose in OUR airspace? Even a little 50 pounder could ruin your whole day.
    8 answers · Aircraft · 6 years ago
  • What would G & S say today?

    To 'Titwillow' from Mikado: One a tree by a river, a little tom twit, cried 'Libral/Con./Libral/Con./Libral!' And I said to him idiot, why do you sit, Crying "Libral/Con./Libral/Con./Libral"? Is it weakness of intellect, birdie I cryed, That you cannot your vote on the issues decide, With a shake of his poor empty... show more
    To 'Titwillow' from Mikado: One a tree by a river, a little tom twit, cried 'Libral/Con./Libral/Con./Libral!' And I said to him idiot, why do you sit, Crying "Libral/Con./Libral/Con./Libral"? Is it weakness of intellect, birdie I cryed, That you cannot your vote on the issues decide, With a shake of his poor empty head he replied, Oh Libral/Con./Libral/Con./Libral
    2 answers · Politics · 6 years ago
  • Port Authority of New York Toll increase?

    The P.A. claims it's short of funds with the income they already have? Why is no one asking how much public funds are being dumped into that W.T.C boondoggle which involves soem of Bloomberg's private real estate investor chronies? Why build an office tower when what the area really needed was a large parking structure transit... show more
    The P.A. claims it's short of funds with the income they already have? Why is no one asking how much public funds are being dumped into that W.T.C boondoggle which involves soem of Bloomberg's private real estate investor chronies? Why build an office tower when what the area really needed was a large parking structure transit terminal, and commercial retail spaces?
    1 answer · Politics · 6 years ago
  • You can protest deletions and damage the deleter's community influence?

    The rules say so. Does it work?
    The rules say so. Does it work?
    3 answers · Civic Participation · 6 years ago