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Re: Heavy Air
« Reply #50 on: August 11, 2019, 11:13:13 PM »
Now hold on people. Surely all the global warming (co2)  and other pollutants have to play a role here.

The carbon alone has to count. It has to. I saw it on tv. I read it on the interwebs.



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Re: Heavy Air
« Reply #51 on: August 11, 2019, 11:27:47 PM »
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Re: Heavy Air
« Reply #52 on: August 12, 2019, 02:16:29 AM »
Was the "unsealed...opening to the "box" at the top (1 mile elevation), or the bottom (sea level)?? (Won't be "STP" at both points, so drop the "IOW" part and just say "1 cubic mile of air at STP"?).  Anyway, I tend to agree with "BiguN" on this one:

 "Just so you know, there are plenty of people here with the ability to answer the question but, it seems, no one thought it worth the effort.". 

Better to burn brain power on ideas to save the USA from a debt implosion, society's norms/morals unwinding, hyper-inflation, CW2 or something like that.

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Re: Heavy Air
« Reply #53 on: August 12, 2019, 05:17:29 PM »
Was the "unsealed...opening to the "box" at the top (1 mile elevation), or the bottom (sea level)?? (Won't be "STP" at both points, so drop the "IOW" part and just say "1 cubic mile of air at STP"?).  Anyway, I tend to agree with "BiguN" on this one:

 "Just so you know, there are plenty of people here with the ability to answer the question but, it seems, no one thought it worth the effort.". 

How unfortunate that so many people have such a lack of intellectual curiosity, especially AFTER I specifically stated, "The answer will astound you." Their/your loss.

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Better to burn brain power on ideas to save the USA from a debt implosion, society's norms/morals unwinding, hyper-inflation, CW2 or something like that.

Please post a list of threads where such "brain power" has been "burned."  Or something like that.
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Re: Heavy Air
« Reply #54 on: August 12, 2019, 05:24:42 PM »
I think I have discovered our problem @DeerSlayer.  Your question was "what is the mass..."  and I took that to mean weight when you were talking about the density.  But then why was your answer given in pounds?   :shrug:

Mass and weight are interchangeable at earth's sea level.  Moving up or down some miles may change the weight as measured on a scale, but not the mass. 

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Re: Heavy Air
« Reply #55 on: August 12, 2019, 05:31:32 PM »
Mass and weight are interchangeable at earth's sea level.  Moving up or down some miles may change the weight as measured on a scale, but not the mass.

Just so you know, the answer I calculated (just over 11 billion pounds) was very close to the one you endorsed up thread. The difference likely is due to a rounding error in the .0807 number I used.

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Re: Heavy Air
« Reply #56 on: August 13, 2019, 07:46:36 AM »
How unfortunate that so many people have such a lack of intellectual curiosity, especially AFTER I specifically stated, "The answer will astound you." Their/your loss.

Please post a list of threads where such "brain power" has been "burned."  Or something like that.

What an arrogant idea.  I got bored with silly mental exercises that accomplished nothing back in middle school.  I've spent a couple decades in engineering and construction projects in Power, Oil, Gas and PetroChem.  I solve problems that have real world impacts.
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Re: Heavy Air
« Reply #57 on: August 13, 2019, 05:27:52 PM »
Just so you know, the answer I calculated (just over 11 billion pounds) was very close to the one you endorsed up thread. The difference likely is due to a rounding error in the .0807 number I used.

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Re: Heavy Air
« Reply #58 on: August 13, 2019, 05:31:34 PM »
What an arrogant idea. 

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First you attack ME as "arrogant" when in fact what I did was present a fun challenge for people of good cheer.

Then you proselytize to everyone, forgetting about the  Scriptures' many admonitions which you so cavalierly violated.

Since you're so self-important and have no interest in anything I have to say, I'll put you on IGNORE.

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Re: Heavy Air
« Reply #59 on: August 13, 2019, 05:33:58 PM »
Let's calm down a bit here.  It's a frivolous thread, and seven years old.  It certainly does not justify the snippiness being displayed.  Let's move on to something important.
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Re: Heavy Air
« Reply #60 on: August 14, 2019, 02:15:17 PM »
Let's calm down a bit here.  It's a frivolous thread, and seven years old.  It certainly does not justify the snippiness being displayed.  Let's move on to something important.

What, exactly, "important" do we do around here?  I think Brain Candy such as this is very worthwhile as well as stimulating.

Please provide your own five most "important" posts. I'd certainly like to learn from you.

"It's a frivolous thread..."  Are you kidding me?  This website is frivolous.   What would be lost if it were to be terminated today? People come to places like this to jabber, and often on things far less interesting than what is illuminated in my discussion of five million tons of air per cubic mile.
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Re: Heavy Air
« Reply #61 on: August 14, 2019, 02:29:19 PM »
What, exactly, "important" do we do around here?  I think Brain Candy such as this is very worthwhile as well as stimulating.

Please provide your own five most "important" posts. I'd certainly like to learn from you.

"It's a frivolous thread..."  Are you kidding me?  This website is frivolous.   What would be lost if it were to be terminated today? People come to places like this to jabber, and often on things far less interesting than what is illuminated in my discussion of five million tons of air per cubic mile.

More to the point, what would be lost if a single Member were to be terminated for insulting the intelligence of the rest of the Members?
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