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Thread: how does a radar detector work?
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BY : Russell McMahon email (remove spam text)

> Russell McMahon wrote:
> > Speed kills.
> > Absolute speed kills absolutely.

> Russell, i'm HORRIFIED to see you propagating
> what is obviously a total lie. This is not
> scientific fact! This is a propaganda buzzphrase
> designed to brainwash the stupid masses.

Well, assuming that it was seen that the above was a joke (and a pun), and
entering into the spirit of Roman's response (t least, I hope I've got it
right) ...

- Absolute speed is, as was noted by the prior poster, about 186,000 miles
per second = "the speed of light".
- Only light can travel at the speed of light. Anything with mass can NEVER
travel at the speed of light as to do so would require infinite energy and
result in infinite mass.
- Anything which has zero res t mass (eg all Photons and POSSIBLY Neutrino's
(which MAY have negative rest mass ;-) ) MUST always travel at the speed of
light.
- At the speed of light time ceases to exist. Everything happens
instantaneously (or not at all). Everything that has happened, is happening,
or ever will happen, happens NOW or not at all (depending on your
perspective). Nothing has velocity or acceleration (as these are a function
of time).

So, to summarise:

Anything which travels at absolute speed must be massless, and not move
in any way.
It clearly CANNOT be alive. Its absolutely dead.
If it ever was alive then its not now so achieving absolute speed must
have killed it.

Therefore, absolute speed kills absolutely

QED :-)

RM

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Russell McMahon wrote:

> I would like to see a sign
> SPEED LIMIT 186000 mps
>
> Ok we seem to have got tot he stage in this thread where I can use these
> lines :-)
>
> Speed kills.
> Absolute speed kills absolutely.

Russell, i'm HORRIFIED to see you propagating
what is obviously a total lie. This is not
scientific fact! This is a propaganda buzzphrase
designed to brainwash the stupid masses.

Speed DOES NOT kill. Ever. You can get in a
737 plane and do 800 kph, in perfect safety.
You can do 20,000 kph on the space shuttle.
You can do 315 kph on a French train every day
to work, in perfect safety. You can get in a
Ferrari, (or my motorbike) and do 200kph
on any reasonable road in perfect safety.

Crashing kills. Accidents kill. Bad driving
kills. Speed does not.

I respect you greatly for your intellect and
sensible attitude in your other posts, please
don't blow it here, on a scientific or social
level. :o)

I have paid good money and invested a huge
amount of hours to become a skilled driver on
the street or the racetrack, and I am the person
who decides the SAFE speed that I need to
travel at. Stupidity kills. Lack of skill kills.
Speed? It's like electricity, it should be
handled by trained, mature, competent people,
not traffic cops or media marketers.
-Roman

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