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tags
03-05-2005, 11:14 PM
ok, something has really been buggin me, call me weird but I got a question for whoever can answer it. If there are difffernt kinds of colored stuff, why do the final lasting embers of those objects that are burned turn out the same color? and have you ever noticed that there is barely anyone at the forums who post stuff about star wars?

Lightsaberboy
03-05-2005, 11:26 PM
this is yoda's swamp, the off topic section where we dont talk about star wars stuff..... >_>

Rogue15
03-05-2005, 11:32 PM
www.lucasforums.com click on the star wars forum.

edit: here:
http://www.lucasforums.com/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=436

Vikinor
03-05-2005, 11:49 PM
I think you should ask that question to the Monkey Island people. :D This area is for the Jedi Knight games too, not really Star Wars even though they are Star Wars games. I just confused myself. Would you get in trouble if you posted stuff about Star Wars movies in here or somewhere else like The Cantina?

ZBomber
03-05-2005, 11:51 PM
Originally posted by VikingLarz
I think you should ask that question to the Monkey Island people. :D This area is for the Jedi Knight games too, not really Star Wars even though they are Star Wars games. I just confused myself. Would you get in trouble if you posted stuff about Star Wars movies in here or somewhere else like The Cantina?

No, you're allowed to. They just don't want you posting abou Jedi Knight in... oh say, the Battlefront forums, stuff like that.

Vikinor
03-05-2005, 11:54 PM
:lol: I guess that would make sense.

Astrotoy7
03-06-2005, 07:15 AM
he he....there are indeed different things that turn different colours. but it is the substance that is important, not its colour. In fact, this is a very exact science, an area of chemistry in fact, called chromatography Substance analysis, eg, in forensics often relies on chromatography. Back in the day, in senior high, we did some very simple chroma experiments, lighting things, measuring color and gaseous volume, ie. the basic elements of chromatography... ;) let me give you an example, the (IIRC magnesium) filament of a light bulb makes a white glow when heated.... lighting a piece of paper makes an orange type of glow....

thus ends todays Science Lesson :)

as for starwars, yes, this being the swamp, you often dont find many SW related threads. There are a couple of general ones, usually started by me :)

if you want to talk about a specific movie.....go to the swforums from the link given above. If you want to talk about the characters/elements in the books/comics/games ie the "expanded universe" follow my sig.... :) The Cantina is the swforums equivalent of the swamp, but isnt as busy as here :)

mtfbwya

jon_hill987
03-06-2005, 08:20 AM
While people are asking questions about the forum, wht the hell does mtfbwya mean? I googled it and just got one of Astrotoy7's posts.

BawBag™
03-06-2005, 08:33 AM
Originally posted by jon_hill987
wht the hell does mtfbwya mean?
May the Force be with You All.

jon_hill987
03-06-2005, 09:15 AM
Ah, should have known it would be something like that.

BawBag™
03-06-2005, 10:03 AM
Originally posted by jon_hill987
Ah, should have known it would be something like that.
Or knowing Astro, something dirty. :xp:

Vikinor
03-06-2005, 11:12 AM
Is that Astros signature or something just typed at the end of every post?

jebbers
03-06-2005, 12:34 PM
yea... something he does at the end of every post

edlib
03-06-2005, 01:19 PM
I always assumed it was: May the Force be with you, always.

ET Warrior
03-06-2005, 01:27 PM
Originally posted by edlib
I always assumed it was: May the Force be with you, always.

:wstupid:

That's what I thought.....

Astro best get in here tell us which one it is :)

Vikinor
03-06-2005, 01:46 PM
You sure about that? I mean I have heard that Astros mind is a place that NO ONE wants to go. And if you ask something that was taken out of his mind like mtfbwya then you unleash his mind.

BongoBob
03-06-2005, 04:30 PM
I think I remember one time that he said it meant always.

And yes, inside Astros mind lies a perverse world of madness.

narfblat
03-07-2005, 03:21 AM
Originally posted by Astrotoy7
let me give you an example, the (IIRC magnesium) filament of a light bulb makes a white glow when heated.... lighting a piece of paper makes an orange type of glowI thought it was tungsten for lighbulb filaments. Maybe tungsten is just what they used at first.

Originally posted by edlib
May the Force be with you, always. I'm glad someone finally cleared that up. I've been wondering what that meant for a long time.

Astrotoy7
03-07-2005, 05:41 AM
yes, tungsten in is..... :) same chroma effect tho as magnesium...

as for my callsign thingy, it is a remnant of my years of tenure at TFN forums :) a few of us old timers had it over there... I seem to be the only that has kept it :p

...remember ObiWans voiceover after luke has blown up the death star...

Remember, the force will be with you, always....

thats where the always comes from, added onto mtfbwy = may the force be with you

now you know !

mtfbwya ;)

tags
03-07-2005, 07:32 AM
i asked the question but didn't expect an answer like that. To smart and to many big words for me. would you like to shorten it?

Vikinor
03-07-2005, 10:56 PM
I often wondred what mtfbwya meant, but was too scared to ask. And for a siimplified answer tungsten is a metal that is the only metal that can stand the high heat a lightbulb puts off. Ever touched a lightbulb that has ben on for a while? IT BURNS MAN! IT BURNS!

ET Warrior
03-08-2005, 12:15 AM
Well...yeah it burns, you'r running 120 volts across something with a resistance of approximately 1.14 ohms you're gonna generate a lot of heat :\

Samuel Dravis
03-08-2005, 12:52 AM
Originally posted by VikingLarz
I often wondred what mtfbwya meant, but was too scared to ask. And for a siimplified answer tungsten is a metal that is the only metal that can stand the high heat a lightbulb puts off. Actually, it can't stand up to the heat if the bulb isn't filled with an inert gas (like argon). Most things start burning at 4000 degrees F if you let oxygen get near them. :)

Astrotoy7
03-08-2005, 07:58 AM
hey ! we should have a permanently stuck, "Swamp Science Facts !" thread [/crappiest thread idea ever]

:p

mtfbwya

El Sitherino
03-08-2005, 08:40 AM
Originally posted by Samuel Dravis
inert gas (like argon). Damn, I read that as Aragorn...

But anyway.... yeah.

Vikinor
03-08-2005, 07:48 PM
HA HA! You LOTR nerd. (I read it like that too)