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August 2003

Updated 2003Q3 Random Trip Info

Just added a little new random trip info to the Idaho trip page.

2003 Q3 Random Trip

Well, who is coming and when we are going is now set.  On this random trip I will be accompanied by Chad, Marilyn and my cousin Seth.  The dates that turned out to be best for everybody were around Labor Day, so people could save on vacation days.  We’ll be going from August 30th to September 7th.   Which means we will miss the great Mackay BBQ festival.  But that is OK, there will be plenty of other things to do.

The Nature of Time

This looks very cool. This article is pretty vague and handwaving. I’d like to see something more detailed or the actual paper sometime. It looks like a very interesting approach. And is exactly the kind of turn it on its side “duh why couldn’t I think of that” sort of thing that challenges basic assumptions and leads to new cool stuff. Or it could be a bunch of nothing. But interesting anyway.

Ground-breaking work in understanding of time

In the paper, “Time and Classical and Quantum Mechanics: Indeterminacy vs. Discontinuity”, Peter Lynds, a 27 year old broadcasting school tutor from Wellington, New Zealand, establishes that there is a necessary trade off of all precisely determined physical values at a time, for their continuity through time, and in doing so, appears to throw age old assumptions about determined instantaneous physical magnitude and time on their heads. A number of other outstanding issues to do with time in physics are also addressed, including cosmology and an argument against the theory of Imaginary time by British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking.

(via Slashdot)