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Ragtime
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03 Dec 2011, 10:44 am

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Just tell me how this blasted thing works.

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It malfunctioned once while a doctor was making a call and during the malfunction he forgot what his name was.

But I like the idea in this tardis where the inside has much more space than is apparent.


Ya, the internal/external size discrepancy was what I was mostly referring to.

My wife and I watched this video: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoVb6-s-wEA[/youtube]
And I asked her why, after the one-minute mark, the guy starts listing visually-obvious size discrepancies about his balls.
At one point, he compares them to the size of the moon, so I asked my wife why the lyrics were so inaccurately chosen.
She replied that his pants might be like the TARDIS. :lmao:


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03 Dec 2011, 10:55 am

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Dimensions don't work like that. Time-like dimensions don't govern space-like dimensions, anymore than the x axis of a graph can be said to govern the y axis or vice versa.

How about the space-time continuum? and well, one variable is dependent on the other.



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03 Dec 2011, 2:29 pm

Ragtime wrote:
Robdemanc wrote:
Ragtime wrote:
Just tell me how this blasted thing works.

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:lol:


It malfunctioned once while a doctor was making a call and during the malfunction he forgot what his name was.

But I like the idea in this tardis where the inside has much more space than is apparent.


Ya, the internal/external size discrepancy was what I was mostly referring to.

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I don't know how it works but I presume they are trying to demonstrate that the Doctor goes into the tardis and steps into a new spatial dimension.



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04 Dec 2011, 3:37 am

I've seen it played with before, it seems like a cute and edgy concept but what I don't understand is how such an object (4th dimensional) would interact with its surroundings or that the extra fourth dimension would be in a spatial sense. When I see it attempted it seems like an attempt to imply a partially inside-out factor of some type or saying that an object has some visual trickery to it - which when looked at that way would make you wonder whether its truly 4 dimensional or whether the particular visual vantage point is deceptive. The gif on the front page of the seeming cube but not a cube is a good example - where the lines line up to look like a cube but when it rotates you see that its not really a cube in there but rather just something that looks like that from a given vantage point (much like Julian Beever's sidewalk art looks 3D from the proper angle).


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04 Dec 2011, 10:17 am

blunnet wrote:
nat4200 wrote:
Dimensions don't work like that. Time-like dimensions don't govern space-like dimensions, anymore than the x axis of a graph can be said to govern the y axis or vice versa.

How about the space-time continuum? and well, one variable is dependent on the other.


Only on a world-line. Not throughout the entire space. The equation for a circle makes the x co-ordinate dependent on the y or the other way around.

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07 Dec 2011, 11:07 pm

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I wonder if you'd be able to actually see normally invisible forces like Gravity or Magnetism.


I have wondered that. If you could see the whole EM spectrum would be confusing to say the least. But it would be cool if you could tune your senses into any part of the spectrum at will.


Like Predator?

That would be cool!