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    Check out this website...and plug in your birthdate. My question is...how would this affect mortality rates?



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    Quote Originally Posted by wegs View Post
    My question is...how would this affect mortality rates?
    Being on any other planet in this solar system is very hazardous to your health.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RedPanda View Post
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    My question is...how would this affect mortality rates?
    Being on any other planet in this solar system is very hazardous to your health.
    haha, good point!

    it's so unfathomable at times, when i think of the universe...how we (earth) are but a speck of dust in it all...yet we host life? it's pretty incredible.
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    Apart from Red Panda's point it doesn't affect mortality.
    All you're doing is swapping the units that you measure age by.
    The equivalent of a 5' 6" person claiming they're grown rapidly and massively because "now" they're 167.64 cm tall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
    Apart from Red Panda's point it doesn't affect mortality.
    All you're doing is swapping the units that you measure age by.
    The equivalent of a 5' 6" person claiming they're grown rapidly and massively because "now" they're 167.64 cm tall.
    I see, yes...it would be relative, then.
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    I'm not sure "relative" is the term we're looking at here.
    After all, all they've done is use different units.
    If you talked to a Frenchman and asked how far it is to walk down the Champs-Elysées he'd tell you "1,91 km" 2 or maybe "dix-neuf cent metres" 3.
    Ask an American how he'd walked from one end to the other and you'd get the reply "1.18 miles".
    Regardless of the units used the distance remains the same - and can be understood by all once a suitable comparison is established.

    1 And remember that a year is an arbitrary unit - we selected that because it has a meaning to us, and it's handy.
    2 Unless he was actually a Parisian, in which case he'd probably just turn his nose up at you and sneer.
    3 That's me being swank - nineteen hundred metres.
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    I need to point out a problem with the site. The age in days given for Mercury and Venus are wrong. When we count days as a unit of time, we use the Solar Day, or the time it takes for the Sun to return to the same spot in the sky. The site used sidereal days or the time it takes for the planet to rotate once with respect to the stars. Because Mercury and Venus have slow rotation rates, there is a large difference between their sidereal and Solar days. The Mercury Solar day is is almost 2 times as long as what they use, and the Venus solar day is about 1/2 the value they use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Janus View Post
    I need to point out a problem with the site. The age in days given for Mercury and Venus are wrong. When we count days as a unit of time, we use the Solar Day, or the time it takes for the Sun to return to the same spot in the sky. The site used sidereal days or the time it takes for the planet to rotate once with respect to the stars. Because Mercury and Venus have slow rotation rates, there is a large difference between their sidereal and Solar days. The Mercury Solar day is is almost 2 times as long as what they use, and the Venus solar day is about 1/2 the value they use.
    Thank you for pointing this out! Wow, that is a big difference! O_o
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    Hopefully we'll be able to travel other planets by our stands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wegs View Post
    check out this website...and plug in your birthdate. My question is...how would this affect mortality rates?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
    Apart from Red Panda's point it doesn't affect mortality.
    All you're doing is swapping the units that you measure age by.
    The equivalent of a 5' 6" person claiming they're grown rapidly and massively because "now" they're 167.64 cm tall.
    But Mr. Ducky, it is FUN and rather interesting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by overthelight View Post
    Hopefully we'll be able to travel other planets by our stands.
    Hell then I better hurry *L*....
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    Quote Originally Posted by babe View Post
    But Mr. Ducky, it is FUN and rather interesting!
    Well, granted.
    When I owned my first motorbike I used to calculate my speed as a Mach number, especially each time I passed RAF Waddington (roughly four times a month).
    Unfortunately, that simply made my bike seem even slower than it really was...

    It was a CZ125 and incapable of even Mach 0.1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by babe View Post
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    check out this website...and plug in your birthdate. My question is...how would this affect mortality rates?



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    i love this!! Thank you!
    yeah, just something fun to do
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    Quote Originally Posted by shlunka View Post
    My dog might be interested in this.
    have your dog post his/her thoughts then, please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
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    But Mr. Ducky, it is FUN and rather interesting!
    Well, granted.
    When I owned my first motorbike I used to calculate my speed as a Mach number, especially each time I passed RAF Waddington (roughly four times a month).
    Unfortunately, that simply made my bike seem even slower than it really was...

    It was a CZ125 and incapable of even Mach 0.1.
    Leg or motor powered bike?
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    Quote Originally Posted by babe View Post
    Leg or motor powered bike?
    Um...
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    When I owned my first motorbike ...
    On a push bike (as we call them over here, or bicycle) I never managed better than just over Mach 0.05.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
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    Leg or motor powered bike?
    Um...
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    When I owned my first motorbike ...
    On a push bike (as we call them over here, or bicycle) I never managed better than just over Mach 0.05.
    Harley's are huge here and in Hawai'i.......they even rent them and you can go around the island if you have an approved license to drive them.

    Are you a whacky Mr. Duck on them and make your feathers fly back or just let them get *cough* ruffled?
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    Quote Originally Posted by babe View Post
    Harley's
    Oh, I was talking about motorbikes, not powered sofas.

    if you have an approved license to drive them.
    One rides a bike, not drives.

    Are you a whacky Mr. Duck on them and make your feathers fly back or just let them get *cough* ruffled?
    Not quite, but there was an occasion when I had a "slightly" larger bike -

    - and I'd just had the braids and beads in my hair redone - I thought for most of the journey that it was hailstones hitting my helmet because I kept hearing a persistent semi-rhythmic crack - it turned out to be the beads blowing in the slipstream and bouncing off my helmet before re-settling against my back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
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    Harley's
    Oh, I was talking about motorbikes, not powered sofas.

    if you have an approved license to drive them.
    One rides a bike, not drives.

    Are you a whacky Mr. Duck on them and make your feathers fly back or just let them get *cough* ruffled?
    Not quite, but there was an occasion when I had a "slightly" larger bike -

    - and I'd just had the braids and beads in my hair redone - I thought for most of the journey that it was hailstones hitting my helmet because I kept hearing a persistent semi-rhythmic crack - it turned out to be the beads blowing in the slipstream and bouncing off my helmet before re-settling against my back.
    Dang and I thought you had a REAL bike like a Harley or a DUCATI! I am so bummed now Mr. Ducky!

    I am glad ya got the beads fixed before your feathers melted into the breeze in your face! *ducking from a Duck*
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    Quote Originally Posted by babe View Post
    Dang and I thought you had a REAL bike like a Harley or a DUCATI! I am so bummed now Mr. Ducky!
    Ducati?
    They look good but... I once spent an evening in a pub talking to a guy who worked for Ducati - selling them.
    He told me that if he'd been given a £100 pound "bonus" any time a brand new Ducati was returned to the shop with faults he'd have retired 10 yeras earlier.
    According to him around 50% of new Ducatis were brought back to have faults fixed within the first month.
    Harleys... you can't get your knee down on tight corners.
    And they won't hit 70 mph before I get to the end of the street.

    If someone gave me one I'd sell it without a second thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dywyddyr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by babe View Post
    Dang and I thought you had a REAL bike like a Harley or a DUCATI! I am so bummed now Mr. Ducky!
    Ducati?
    They look good but... I once spent an evening in a pub talking to a guy who worked for Ducati - selling them.
    He told me that if he'd been given a £100 pound "bonus" any time a brand new Ducati was returned to the shop with faults he'd have retired 10 yeras earlier.
    According to him around 50% of new Ducatis were brought back to have faults fixed within the first month.
    Harleys... you can't get your knee down on tight corners.
    And they won't hit 70 mph before I get to the end of the street.

    If someone gave me one I'd sell it without a second thought.
    You have now ruined all my old boyfriends romances.

    SOBBING!!

    Hope it made YOU feel better!
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