Please see the rest of the thread. I assure you, I fully grasp how this works. The point is that this technology does not allow a physical object to outrun a beam of light, which is the fundamental limit set by relativity.

In order for a vessel to travel to Proxima Centauri in fewer than four years, any beam of… » 9/13/14 7:02pm Saturday 7:02pm

Well, if it's no big deal that there are dicks on the internet, why get all riled up about Sarkeesian or any of her supporters? They're on the internet too. Shock horror: there are dicks on the internet who complain about all the other dicks. » 8/28/14 5:54pm 8/28/14 5:54pm

8) It's called "adaptation" for a reason. Books are not movies or TV shows. Having three space battles in a book costs the same as having one space battle. Books that can support dozens of characters each with unique internal monologues become overpopulated and messy when brought to the screen. Consolidating three… » 8/27/14 10:49am 8/27/14 10:49am

Once again: it's remained relatively flat compared to the warmest year recorded in the 90s The trend however has risen so that temperature is now the new normal. And we've had a few years that have been warmer than that year. The trend has risen to match the cherry picked local maxima from a decade and a half ago. » 8/26/14 5:08pm 8/26/14 5:08pm