[LMB] Old Moldy OT:

James cessnadriver at gmail.com
Thu May 11 05:56:32 BST 2006


I don't know if this happened, but since it deals with chemistry or
physics... calculating temperatures and ending up with -300 degrees
Ceslus? Has that happened?

On 5/10/06, David McMillan <skyefire at skyefire.org> wrote:
> Joel Polowin wrote:
> > And yes, in general people are not good about sanity checks on
> > calculated results.  "Okay, you calculated the pressure in the system
> > as around -100,000 atmospheres.  Doesn't that number seem... *large*?
> > And what *is* a large *negative* pressure supposed to mean?"  "But
> > that's what the calculator said!"  <*sigh*>
>        Heh.  That reminds me...
> http://tinyurl.com/meqza
>        "Pockets of vacuum."  Heh.  It'd be hysterical if it weren't TRUE.
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