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Coin Battle. September 20th, 2006 I'M GOING FOR A WHOLE NEW STYLE!

Coin Battle

Whoah! Different! You never know what I'm going to do next! Golly gee! Ah, coin'd think random money spurting out of people would be taken advantage of more often.

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February 1st, 2003. Comics - Start! Archive » The Dreadful – 001. Archive » Episode 001: We’re going where? Prologue – page 1. RA. To anyone who finds this tooth memory card and the messages left within...


My name is Charles Snippy and I am probably the last sane human being left on Earth. I know not whether you will understand this message. I know not whether you'll even be able to decode the ones and zeros on this data card. I know not whether my voice will ever reach anyone. I know not whether the microscopic drives will last long enough and whether the plastic and metal parts will not disintegrate into dust as centuries pass or whether the titanium shell encasing them will remain in place or be consumed by the ever-changing landscape, lost forever. If you are still human, then this will be a story about the collapse of the civilization of your forefathers through greed and arrogance. I've been narrating my life to myself as an exercise recommended long ago by an "online psychiatrist" as a way to "maintain sanity" in "highly stressful situations". Well... ...Where to begin? "M'YEES... "Awgh, come on!

" MS Paint Adventures. Slightly Damned - New comics every Wednesday and Saturday! Girl Genius Online Comics! Girl Genius is written by Professors Phil & Kaja Foglio of TPU, with drawings by Prof.

Girl Genius Online Comics!

P. Foglio. Volume One was inked by Brian Snoddy. Volumes Two and Three were colored by Mark McNabb. Volume Four was colored by Laurie E. Girl Genius is a registered trademark of Studio Foglio, LLC. AutoKeen Lite programmed by Darren Bleuel, as a service of Keenspot Comics. Court - By Tom Siddell. Home - Twokinds - Next Update: Thursday. Giant In the Playground Games. Unsounded. Relativistic Baseball.

What would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90% the speed of light?

Relativistic Baseball

- Ellen McManis Let’s set aside the question of how we got the baseball moving that fast. We'll suppose it's a normal pitch, except in the instant the pitcher releases the ball, it magically accelerates to 0.9c. From that point onward, everything proceeds according to normal physics. The answer turns out to be “a lot of things”, and they all happen very quickly, and it doesn’t end well for the batter (or the pitcher). The ball is going so fast that everything else is practically stationary. The ideas of aerodynamics don’t apply here. These gamma rays and debris expand outward in a bubble centered on the pitcher’s mound.

The constant fusion at the front of the ball pushes back on it, slowing it down, as if the ball were a rocket flying tail-first while firing its engines. After about 70 nanoseconds the ball arrives at home plate. Suppose you’re watching from a hilltop outside the city.