Talk:1206: Einstein

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I think left Cueball was just trolling. 81.23.24.48 05:00, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

"Disproving Einstein" is usually thought to be disproving special or general relativity theory --83.20.253.13 05:46, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

I am pretty sure the joke is that disproving anything Einstein said is "disproving Einstein". 184.66.160.91 09:04, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
Wasn't the "disproving special or general relativity theory" already sort of done with quantum physics? Or do we only suspect that but lack the actual proof until we have confirmed Quantum gravity? -- Hkmaly (talk) 10:34, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
In physics an experimentally likely theory is disproved by making an experiment that gives different results than the theory predicts. As none of the theories of relativity say anything about the statistical properties of electrons and photons, quantum experiments do not really disprove relativity. If you could measure gravitation on atomic scales you might, but there are no guarantees, as it might behave as relativity predicts, which would mean that some part of quantum field theory is either wrong, or not yet discovered (interestingly nine fold SUSY with local invariance might still reproduce general relativity at large scales, the theorists are still calculating). Generally, one wants to modify quantum theory, and keep relativity as it is (in a way what string theory does) and not the other way around.85.164.251.29 08:16, 1 September 2013 (UTC)


Is it just me or did Cueball travel back in time to 1947? That would certainly be a bigger way to disprove Einstein than to go after his opinion of sandwich shoppes. -- Sturmovik

{{Like}}<!-- someone should import that template --> PinkAmpersand (talk) 19:58, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
LOL, wrong patent
Moved from Talk:Main Page -- Mark Hurd (talk) 04:30, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

I googled patent number 39561 and got this, which is a patent for carriage wheels, not a gravel sorter. I'm like, "You bet Einstein was wrong if he called that a gravel sorter!" Then I realized that he wasn't a patent clerk in the US patent office, but rather the Swiss. --138.67.184.240 03:23, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

I googled "patent 39561 gravel sorter". Screenshot. Notice that first 9 links are about this comic xD --DiEvAl (talk) 22:24, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
The Swiss Patent Office has a FAQ page, which also includes a link to Patent 39561 Gravel Sorter Full FAQ: Swiss Patent Office--Philster (talk) 12:10, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

Has terminology changed since Einstein was an examiner. Provisional patents are not reviewed for patentability 96.248.90.153 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

I think part of the joke is that by "I am currently...", Cueball is describing what he is doing right now in the diner, i.e. eating a sandwich. 94.101.35.45 11:23, 3 May 2013 (UTC)

Maybe it's because of changing tastes and whatnot. In the mid-20th century, sandwiches were either homemade or available from delicatessens. Now we have places like Subway and Jimmy John's. 108.162.250.223 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

or Potbelly, or Panera, or Pret, or Blimpie, or au Bon Pain... the possibilities are virtually limitless! Orazor (talk) 05:26, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
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