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Re: Random possibly useful fact
« Reply #930 on: December 11, 2017, 07:52:22 PM »
I need a fact about LinkedIn. Can people tell when you’ve viewed their profile?
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Re: Random possibly useful fact
« Reply #931 on: December 11, 2017, 07:54:14 PM »

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Re: Random possibly useful fact
« Reply #933 on: December 11, 2017, 08:00:14 PM »
Oh fuck.

...Thanks though. My friend told me I should get a LinkedIn profile, so I did. Dunno how useful it would be.
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Re: Random possibly useful fact
« Reply #935 on: December 12, 2017, 12:30:26 AM »
I need a fact about LinkedIn. Can people tell when you’ve viewed their profile?

Sometimes. It used to always be the case, but then they came up with anonymous viewing and various paid modes so all you'd see was a note saying that someone viewed your profile--you were given a list of possible viewers. And nowadays, they only give you the names of a handful of the people who viewed your profile, because you aren't paying them.

They want to make money off their creation but know that if they remake everything into a paid service, they lose.
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Re: Random possibly useful fact
« Reply #936 on: December 12, 2017, 12:31:15 AM »
Oh fuck.

...Thanks though. My friend told me I should get a LinkedIn profile, so I did. Dunno how useful it would be.

I'd say it can be useful.
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Re: Random possibly useful fact
« Reply #937 on: January 05, 2018, 05:23:47 PM »
http://www.realitybeyondmatter.com/2017/12/nasas-stunning-breakthrough-its-first.html

Seems like NASA are actively testing proof-of-concept prototype warp-drives (of a variety called an Alcubierre drive, which warps a bubble of space-time around the craft and drive, and then expands space behind it to shoot the vehicle along. Sort of. In that the craft itself experiences no acceleration, it is space and time that are warped, and repositioned to pop the craft off wherever it wants to be. Rather than move the vehicle through space to the destination, it just moves space to position the vehicle at the destination.

That is gonna be SO fucking neat, potentially...if they can get it done on a man-piloted craft, or crewed at least. A week to the nearest star system? just think what that sort of 'speed' could do for solar system exploration. Bugger waiting for years and complicated slingshots around the gravity wells of large planets for unmanned robot probes. Fancy going hunting for alien life on say, triton, then just get in your craft and move the universe so it happens to have the two next together. Then go down there in suitable environment-suits and start drilling through the ice, with sterilized equipment and seeing if we can go facehugger-fishing:D
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Re: Random possibly useful fact
« Reply #938 on: January 05, 2018, 06:45:20 PM »
I need a fact about LinkedIn. Can people tell when you’ve viewed their profile?

Sometimes. It used to always be the case, but then they came up with anonymous viewing and various paid modes so all you'd see was a note saying that someone viewed your profile--you were given a list of possible viewers. And nowadays, they only give you the names of a handful of the people who viewed your profile, because you aren't paying them.

They want to make money off their creation but know that if they remake everything into a paid service, they lose.


After adopting various dating site techniques, they've launched a dating portion to boot. :G

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Re: Random possibly useful fact
« Reply #939 on: January 06, 2018, 04:37:53 AM »
I need a fact about LinkedIn. Can people tell when you’ve viewed their profile?

Sometimes. It used to always be the case, but then they came up with anonymous viewing and various paid modes so all you'd see was a note saying that someone viewed your profile--you were given a list of possible viewers. And nowadays, they only give you the names of a handful of the people who viewed your profile, because you aren't paying them.

They want to make money off their creation but know that if they remake everything into a paid service, they lose.


After adopting various dating site techniques, they've launched a dating portion to boot. :G

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Seriously?
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Re: Random possibly useful fact
« Reply #940 on: January 06, 2018, 04:56:30 AM »
http://www.realitybeyondmatter.com/2017/12/nasas-stunning-breakthrough-its-first.html

Seems like NASA are actively testing proof-of-concept prototype warp-drives (of a variety called an Alcubierre drive, which warps a bubble of space-time around the craft and drive, and then expands space behind it to shoot the vehicle along. Sort of. In that the craft itself experiences no acceleration, it is space and time that are warped, and repositioned to pop the craft off wherever it wants to be. Rather than move the vehicle through space to the destination, it just moves space to position the vehicle at the destination.

That is gonna be SO fucking neat, potentially...if they can get it done on a man-piloted craft, or crewed at least. A week to the nearest star system? just think what that sort of 'speed' could do for solar system exploration. Bugger waiting for years and complicated slingshots around the gravity wells of large planets for unmanned robot probes. Fancy going hunting for alien life on say, triton, then just get in your craft and move the universe so it happens to have the two next together. Then go down there in suitable environment-suits and start drilling through the ice, with sterilized equipment and seeing if we can go facehugger-fishing:D

IIRC, even if the basic theory checks out, the energy requirements are likely to be impossibly large. There's also the fact that according to the theory, there is no way for anyone inside the bubble to hit the breaks, so to speak, as there is no way to communicate with the space-time contraction ahead of the bubble.

Also, you should know that NASA routinely explores a number of more or less exotic ideas for space travel. The Alcubierre drive is just one of them. I seem to remember that there was talk about the Chinese looking into it, too, a few years ago.

It would be awesome if the Alcubierre drive turned out to be feasible. As a physicist, albeit one with very rusty skills, I doubt it but hope for the best.
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Re: Random possibly useful fact
« Reply #941 on: January 06, 2018, 10:26:30 AM »
I need a fact about LinkedIn. Can people tell when you’ve viewed their profile?

Sometimes. It used to always be the case, but then they came up with anonymous viewing and various paid modes so all you'd see was a note saying that someone viewed your profile--you were given a list of possible viewers. And nowadays, they only give you the names of a handful of the people who viewed your profile, because you aren't paying them.

They want to make money off their creation but know that if they remake everything into a paid service, they lose.


After adopting various dating site techniques, they've launched a dating portion to boot. :G

How’s that gonna work if they don’t even let people message each other?
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