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Rockbomb
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2009 Nov 13 • 2045
So I've always been fascinated by this, but have never really taken the time to do any research about it, so imma make this truck about it.

Radio waves... they're amazing. One device sends out signals, bounces them off of a satellite thousands of miles away, and another device receives the signals... undistorted... in a matter of seconds (much less actually).

So I guess part of the reason I don't really understand/am fascinated by this is, I don't really know what a radio wave IS. Is it sound? Light? Matter? What are they?
Also, how can they travel so far, through so many obstacles, without them being distorted? Surely when these waves hit the roof of my house trying to get to my cell phone they will be distorted at least a little right? Fuck no, they go right through with no interference at all.
And then, how do these signals get pointed at a direct location? Surely they can't be broadcasted across thousands of miles in span right? They sure can... which brings me to yet another pondering... how is it that millions of people can be broadcasting these signals through the air and none of them interfere with each other?

The more I think about it, the more unreal it seems. Anyone care to explain?
 
 
2010 Oct 31 at 23:39 PDT
aaronjer
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MoThErFuCkIn' MiRaClEs, MaN!

http://tinyurl.com/MoThErFuCkInMiRaClEs
 
 
2010 Nov 1 at 00:55 PDT
molkman
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Fucking magnets, how do they work?
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2010 Nov 1 at 02:44 PDT
Down Rodeo
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Radio waves are electromagnetic waves like light, microwaves, gamma ray radiation, but are at the other end of the scale. They have low energy and long wavelength. They travel at the speed of light (whatever that might be in the local medium). I'm going to post this, reread your post then editify.

Radio waves do spread over thousands of miles because they diffract. You're right, it is pretty amazing. As always Wikipedia probably has better answers than me :p
 
 
2010 Nov 1 at 03:10 PDT — Ed. 2010 Nov 1 at 03:18 PDT
SRAW
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2007 Nov 6 • 2525
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Fun fact:

We know how but now why.
Free Steam Games
 
 
2010 Nov 1 at 04:23 PDT
aaronjer
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I have difficulty understanding how there are people that don't like ICP. That's a true mystery.
 
 
2010 Nov 1 at 07:16 PDT — Ed. 2010 Nov 1 at 07:16 PDT
molkman
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Me neither, haha. That song is a quote goldmine.
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2010 Nov 1 at 07:49 PDT
Down Rodeo
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2010 Nov 1 at 08:43 PDT
the_cloud_system
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i dont like them cause theres s much hate

but people around me like them so meh
I drink to forget but I always remember.
 
 
2010 Nov 1 at 19:35 PDT
SuperJer
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2005 Mar 20 • 6311
Whoa whoa whoa!

Radio waves experience tons of distortion and interference. All the time. That's why there are strict laws about who can use what frequencies where and why.

With the basic design of a cell phone network, only about 50 people can use a cell phone in, for example, a 10 sq mile area at a time. But mobile phones do crazy shit like using multiple, changing frequencies and different time slices to allow a lot more. If just 2 phones use the same freq. at the same time it will cause problems.

Matter is mostly empty space, so when a radio wave goes through your roof, some of it is deflected. But not most. Unless you have a solid lead roof.
 
 
2010 Nov 1 at 19:50 PDT — Ed. 2010 Nov 1 at 19:51 PDT
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
So most cell phones will use slightly different frequencies?
Also what about wireless internet? How do those signals not cross? And tv?
 
 
2010 Nov 1 at 19:55 PDT — Ed. 2010 Nov 8 at 14:13 PST
sprinkles

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Personally I think black holes are fascinating. How can something be so dense light can't even escape its gravitational pull!?
 
 
2010 Nov 1 at 21:04 PDT
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Down Rodeo said:
I think people don't like them BECAUSE THEY ARE RETARDED.


You know they're joking, right? Every one of their songs is a joke. You're not supposed to take them seriously. Unfortunately, lots of their fans think they are serious.
 
 
2010 Nov 1 at 23:00 PDT
Down Rodeo
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They're hardcore nutcase Christians. And, as far as I can tell, have some serious mental problems (possibly some kind of long-standing depression? I dunno).

WiFi and TVs all have different frequencies.

Sprinkles: we actually went through a derivation yesterday showing that someone accelerating particularly quickly would undergo the same effect. Since acceleration and gravity are essentially the same, bingo! Event horizon.
 
 
2010 Nov 2 at 01:43 PDT
aaronjer
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Down Rodeo said:
They're hardcore nutcase Christians.


What?
 
 
2010 Nov 2 at 02:31 PDT
Down Rodeo
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Ok, I retract Christian, but they do believe in "God" very strongly, and they are definitely nutcases.
 
 
2010 Nov 2 at 03:24 PDT
aaronjer
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I'm not arguing with them having emotional problems, or being very obsessed with their... weird... carnival religion? But it's extremely funny, and not bad in any way I can comprehend.

Also that they're joking. Really. They're not actually trying to convince anyone that they cut off Rick Allen's arm.
 
 
2010 Nov 2 at 03:44 PDT — Ed. 2010 Nov 2 at 03:48 PDT
molkman
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But the song Miracles doesn't sound so much ironic. HMMM.
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2010 Nov 2 at 07:52 PDT
Rockbomb
Dog fucker (but in a good way now)

2009 Nov 13 • 2045
aaronjer said:

You know they're joking, right? Every one of their songs is a joke. You're not supposed to take them seriously. Unfortunately, lots of their fans think they are serious.


Well, the thing is.. they're not joking. Yeah, they do have a lot of songs in which they are joking, but a lot f them they are serious... for instance, the Miracles song. If you don't believe me go watch some of the interviews they've done about it.


But either way, the reason I can't stand listening to them isn't too much because of their music (which lets be honest, 90% of it is crap), but instead this supposed 'family' that follows them. Every juggalo I've ever met has been a complete moron, and if you tell them that you will get the same response every time "Why don't you say that to my face when I'm with my family? We'll all come with axes and chop the shit out of you! WHOOP WHOOP CLOWN LOVE!".
 
 
2010 Nov 2 at 08:04 PDT
aaronjer
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And you don't find that hilarious...? What is it that I'm missing here? ICP is funny whether they're being crazy, stupid or joking around. Juggalos are pretty much exactly as funny. I don't get what the problem is here.

I've never seen or heard them be actually serious about anything ever before, so I have a hard time believing they are serious about Miracles. I haven't seen any interviews of them, and frankly, I find it weird that anyone here has. I guess I'll just have to trust you that they were serious this one time? Regardless, they don't sound like they're joking much of the time when they sing about killing rednecks, racists and adulterous women... but they don't actually believe in doing that.

In the end I find Miracles to be exactly as funny whether they're being serious or not.
 
 
2010 Nov 2 at 08:37 PDT — Ed. 2010 Nov 2 at 08:46 PDT
Down Rodeo
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The had an interview with The Guardian. They came across as very disturbed. But what they said was that the whole thing was warning people against the dangers of Satan. They also sounded rather unintelligent.
 
 
2010 Nov 2 at 08:58 PDT
Rockbomb
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2009 Nov 13 • 2045
Here's a link to the article DR was talkin' about. Link.
 
 
2010 Nov 2 at 10:02 PDT
aaronjer
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I'd rather not know something that might result in me enjoying their music less. Call me blissfully ignorant.

No, the irony of this decision is not lost on me.
 
 
2010 Nov 2 at 21:07 PDT — Ed. 2010 Nov 3 at 00:34 PDT
Down Rodeo
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2010 Nov 3 at 03:51 PDT
molkman
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Down Rodeo said:
Everyone should listen to The Suburbs by Arcade Fire, it's awesome.

That is super true DR, it is in fact really awesome.
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2010 Nov 3 at 06:07 PDT
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