Talk:1486: Vacuum

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This is obviously a reference to Vacuum Energy. The "Tremendous" part is because calculation based on quantum electrodynamics suggest it should be 100 order of magnitudes larger than measured (That is a "1" with 100 zeros after it). 09:42, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

AKA a googolplex -- Brettpeirce (talk) 12:55, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
No, that's just a googol. 13:55, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Wondering if this is a reference to Terramex [1] -- Stese (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

My antivirus says this link is not safe. 10:50, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
I see what you did there. - Equinox 17:03, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
can't speak to your antivirus, but I don't see any problem with the site (TVTropes) - it's a page about a video game called "Terramex" (which in summary is a game about adventurers finding a scientist that can prevent a meteor from hitting Earth) - no idea what that might have to do with vacuum energy, vacuum cleaners, living rooms, berets, or billiard balls, or even flying, but oh well -- Brettpeirce (talk) 12:55, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
You completely missed the point. xkcd comic 609 referenced TVTropes' addictive power. You can get trapped in the web of links all day. Therefore, was simply joking that their antivirus had detected this, and warned them that the site was not safe. I understand not seeing the comic before, but the IP did provide a link to explain the joke. NealCruco (talk) 18:00, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

I tried to read this explanation, but couldn't because of xkcd 1240 10:23, 13 February 2015 (UTC) I was expecting something related to February 14. You know, something about YouTube, IBM, ENIAC, Pale Blue Dot, Shoemaker, Hilbert, Catalan, etc. 10:39, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Isn't 'the universe is mine to command!' a quote from Aladdin?? -- Atty70 (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Yes it is a quote from Aladdin (by Jafar when he becomes a genie) [2]. It is also a quote from "insert your bond/sci-movie here" as it is the usual goal for any scientist that creates a lot of energy or a new weapon (only exception to this is in the real world with Einstein and the atomic bomb). Maybe something to add to the description (looking at someone with better english and story telling skills than I got) Aquaplanet (talk) 12:44, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

faced? 12:53, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Has anyone found a calculation or example of how much energy would be required to run a "vacuum (in the space time sense) cleaner"? And what would it be cleaning exactly? Iggynelix (talk) 18:50, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

I suppose it would clean a soft vacuum into a hard vacuum, so it would be cleaning particles. Which is kind of exactly what vacuum (in the household appliance sense) cleaner does, just on a larger scale. Shishire (talk) 20:57, 13 February 2015 (UTC)