Archive for March, 2008

Slowing Time March 31st, 2008

They say that when you are moving then time slows down for you. If you go in an airplane then time slows down for you, if you go faster than that then it slows down even more. The closer you travel at the speed of light the more time slows down. In theory if you travel at the speed of light then you simply don’t age at all. That part is only a theory because nothing with mass can travel that fast.

Physicists say that to think this way would be throwing the laws of nature out the window. I learned this stuff in high school in my physics class, and the teacher didn’t once say that it was impossible, they said it was theoretical and cannot be proven or disproven just yet. The consensus is if you travel fast than the speed of light that you could turn around and see yourself going backwards, essentially seeing yourself go back to the point in which you started traveling that fast.

Thinking about this today lead me to question that, seeing as how if you are moving at faster than the speed of light, then light cannot wrap around you and therefore your presence would be unknown. Einstein thought that traveling faster than the speed of light was possible. Just by proving that the faster you move, the more time slows down, showed him that time could be manipulated with movement, so why wouldn’t time be manipulated in such a way that we travel back or forward in time?

Many people believe that time travel is impossible because we have yet to see any futuristic tourists. Of course this might be because time travel is too dangerous and we wouldn’t want to see them fall into the wrong hands, so we simply do not use it in the future. Another possibility would be that people do travel here but are careful enough to know what they change and how it will affect the future, so as to avoid a grandfather paradox. Another idea is that anything a time traveler does is already done and is part of history. There is yet another possibility, going back in time creates an alternate timeline in which the traveler can do anything he wishes and not affect the current one.

We may never know if it is possible to time travel, until the day comes in which we invent a way to do it. I think one thing is safe to say though, a delorean will not be doing the time traveling, even though that would be pretty cool.

1 leprakhaun running around
New Home Page style March 30th, 2008

As you can tell, I have updated the home page of Lep’s Lair so as to answer some questions that people have whenever they first come here. I think it brings everything together in a nice way, after all the other way it made it seem like the site was all about the blog, when I have said time and again that I did not want that to be the main focus of the site and now it is just a feature.

There was another reason I did this though. Now that I have the blog in a separate category, I can keep things blog related with it. I could have categories, or other blog features that would add to it, without having it on the entire site. All in all I believe that this will add to the functionality of the site and be the best thing for it.

1 leprakhaun running around
WordPress 2.5 March 29th, 2008

I just upgraded to WordPress 2.5 and the backend is… different. It takes some getting used to I suppose, but it is all right I suppose. I did notice that the gravatars aren’t working so I have to see why that is. On the plus side though, the Leprakhauns Wordcount Plugin is working great in this new version.

1 leprakhaun running around

February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
October 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
June 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
August 2013
July 2013
January 2013
December 2012
October 2012
August 2012
June 2012
March 2012
February 2012
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
May 2006
March 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005


Link Directory | link directory | GeekySpeaky: Submit Your Site! | Blog Matter

Copyright © 2004-2018 Sean Noble, All rights reserved
Read our Disclosure Policy