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Time does not exist??? what!!!! how old are you, or are u joking?

Well time is relative, that's (in a high level) half of Einstein's Special Relativity; the closer you travel to the speed of light relative to an object, the greater the time dilation (i.e. the slower you perceive a clock in rest with respect to that object). There's also gravitational time dilation from Einstein's General Relativity which states that time "flows" slower in stronger gravitational fields. It's believed that gravity at the center of a black hole is so strong that time actually stops.
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looks like something that would be featured in "Rig of the Month".
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looks like something that would be featured in "Rig of the Month".

Which leads us to our next question...

Has anyone tried overclocking it yet?
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Which leads us to our next question...

Has anyone tried overclocking it yet?

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Well time is relative, that's (in a high level) half of Einstein's Special Relativity; the closer you travel to the speed of light relative to an object, the greater the time dilation (i.e. the slower you perceive a clock in rest with respect to that object). There's also gravitational time dilation from Einstein's General Relativity which states that time "flows" slower in stronger gravitational fields. It's believed that gravity at the center of a black hole is so strong that time actually stops.

Yes but none of us are travelling anywhere close to the speed of light nor do we live in black holes so.....
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post #66 of 72
New's very intriguing, not so much the comments from some of the sociopaths or willful trolls commenting on it.

There are plenty of applications in physics and astronomy to this new amazing device.
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question : Did they use the Earth's rotation around the sun to figure out that error margin?

With it being the most accurate clock that exists already and time is only relative, I simply can't understand what you can compare it to to get the "true value".

It's like being the best performing student and getting 98/100 in your test and nobody got the last 2-point question right. If the teacher doesn't give you the model answer, you will never know what it is even though you're doing the best in the class.
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question : Did they use the Earth's rotation around the sun to figure out that error margin?

With it being the most accurate clock that exists already and time is only relative, I simply can't understand what you can compare it to to get the "true value".

It's like being the best performing student and getting 98/100 in your test and nobody got the last 2-point question right. If the teacher doesn't give you the model answer, you will never know what it is even though you're doing the best in the class.

Nowadays, a second is defined as some physical process happening to an atom of a certain element. The details are somewhere in the Wikipedia article about the second or in the article about atomic clocks.

About Earth's rotation around itself and around the Sun, that's both slowing down over time, but it's not a problem because it's simply not used anymore, as there are atomic clocks.
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Nowadays, a second is defined as some physical process happening to an atom of a certain element. The details are somewhere in the Wikipedia article about the second or in the article about atomic clocks.

About Earth's rotation around itself and around the Sun, that's both slowing down over time, but it's not a problem because it's simply not used anymore, as there are atomic clocks.

I actually did not know about that one(the atomic part). I feel dumb redface.gif That is the kind of thing that I should know
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Ahh, "aliens told me". Compelling evidence.
You got i \t all wrong dude. Nobody told me anything !
And youre suppose to be one of those who thinks his race is the only one in the whole universe ?

I could explain you how the manage to travel 400 light years in 7 hours if you are interested, but i suppose you would dismissied my explication just as easily so i wont bother, unless someone else is interested, that is.
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