I identified the physcist I was citing and posted a link in the initial post. I'm curious as to why you didn't see that.
Ahh, That's where you got it from. My mistake. Still that's got to be a derived value, and from what I read one you took out of context?? Unsure who/what "The Physicist" is, other than a burning man duo. Not to fall into an argument from authority fallacy but...I have no reason to take them as authority.
If you want to know measured spatial distortion, your best bet is to cut out middle men like that (and me) and go read up on a fancy experiment from a few years ago. Get the actual data, rather than some derived value from arbitrary source. What you're looking for is arcsecond deviation. Remember sin cos tan? Pi? Highschool maths is enough to get the Euclidean values and see why you need tensors to account for the deviation.
Petulant? I'm sorry, I didn't realize that the mods on this cite require one to have a theory superior to GR before he is allowed to ask a question about an extremely dubious analogy.
Your response to my question, and your defense of that suspect "trampoline" analogy, strikes me as rather weak and as motivated by something other than considered, mature, rational comment, gahd. Not sure what you're pissed about, exactly, but apparently something.
I'm not acting as mod when I say that. I try to only play with Thor powers in relation to spam.
You also weren't really asking a question, now were you? You just expressed disdain in a petulant manner. I kind of see why you did, but you can't really blame anyone for returning it in kind. I don't mind returning vitriol back unto those who expressed it, it's often the only language they understand, in your case that seems to be accurate, no?
There are plenty of pompous, arrogant, pretentious posters here who imagine themselves to be geniuses and who sneer, as you do, GAHD, at the poor idiots who have "an IQ a few decimals short of 140." I just didn't think you were one of them.
What's your IQ, by the way? I bet it's at least 200. I've yet to see anyone announce their IQ on the internet who had an IQ less than that.
Yup. You're one of them. Ain't it grand?
Last I tested I was mid 140s. My age bracket dropped it down from the 160s I had as a teen. I test strongest in spatial awareness and logic. There's a reason I say sub140 have trouble grasping things: it's a mindset and amount of accumulated tools rather than just the ability to regurgitate facts. I'm probably guilty of the fact regurgitation a bit myself, but I do try to point people towards the tools themselves rather than the end answer. If you can't build it yourself you cannot understand it, and I assume you and others want to understand the answer not just memorize a fact. Being able to build that answer from the data by nature will propel anyone who can into that category on an IQ test.