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We’re scientists with the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, which just announced new evidence for a source of high-energy neutrinos and cosmic rays. Ask Us Anything! by IceCubeObservatory in IAmA

[–]nasaNASA 97 points98 points  (0 children)

Constraints on the mass of the neutrino might be possible. Previous neutrino measurements have indicated that they do have mass, but as yet, we still don’t know what their masses are. With the difference in time of arrival of the neutrino and the photons, you can infer the speed of the neutrino. With the energy measurements, you could then infer a mass. The masses of neutrinos have implications for early universe cosmology.

Constraints on deviations from the “normal” or “measured” speed of light might also be possible. In some models of quantum gravity, the speed of light might be different for particles of different energies. In the past transient events such as blazar flares or gamma-ray bursts have been used to constrain the possibility that photons (light particles) of different energies travel at different speeds. You could attempt to derive similar constraints from this event. - TV

We’re scientists with the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, which just announced new evidence for a source of high-energy neutrinos and cosmic rays. Ask Us Anything! by IceCubeObservatory in IAmA

[–]nasaNASA 41 points42 points  (0 children)

ANITA is a balloon-borne radio instrument that flies over Antarctica looking for ultra-high energy cosmic rays and neutrinos. It saw a couple of strange events in its data — radio signals that indicated they were coming from the ground rather than from the sky, which is indicative of neutrinos. But the angles were very large. So much so that it was difficult to explain even with tau neutrinos. One possible interpretation is that they could have been sterile neutrinos, a type of neutrino whose interactions are much weaker than the active neutrinos we know and love. In the Standard Model of particle physics, neutrinos do not have mass because they do not interact with the Higgs field like massive particles do. But we know from neutrino measurements that they do, in fact, have mass. Sterile neutrinos were proposed to allow neutrinos to have mass in the Standard Model, but there is, as yet, no definitive evidence that they exist. If the ANITA events were sterile neutrinos, then the question of how “normal” neutrinos get mass would be answered. However, sterile neutrinos are just one possible interpretation. Concluding that the events couldn’t come from “normal” neutrinos is based on assumptions about the density of the Earth at that location and the interactions of neutrinos at such high energies, both of which are subject to some degree of uncertainty. As such, while interesting, the jury is still out about how to interpret these events. - TV

IamA veteran beer writer who covers the beer scene for The Atlanta-Journal Constitution. AMA! by ATLreporter in IAmA

[–]punter16 218 points219 points  (0 children)

I agree that the beer is usually still just as good, and from a purely business perspective I can't fault the owners for taking a buy-out. However, IMO the most compelling reason for avoiding the InBev owned craft breweries is all of the money that InBev spends lobbying for laws that make it difficult for small independent craft breweries to compete, or even get off the ground in the first place. InBev doesn't want to compete on a level playing field and they spend a lot of money trying to ensure that they don't have to.

Here in NC, for example, craft breweries are not allowed by law to self-distribute after they surpass the 25000 barrel mark, they're required to go through a distributor. InBev spent a ton of money lobbying against the repeal of this law recently and won. It's now been discovered that InBev had secret, and illegal, deals in place with these same distributors to favor InBev products over the independent craft breweries that they also represented. There's now an ongoing lawsuit over this.

A lot of people don't want to contribute to this sort of thing by buying their product.

I run a Renaissance Festival...AMA by CatieO in IAmA

[–]mapsedge 2604 points2605 points x2 (0 children)

We have an expression at the Kansas City Festival, never has so little been worn by so many who should wear so much.

I run a Renaissance Festival...AMA by CatieO in IAmA

[–]dathyni 347 points348 points  (0 children)

... I'd not thought of it that way. I do find myself gatekeeping with nerd / geek culture sometimes lately out of frustration and I definitely need to work on it with myself. Thanks for the point of view.

I am Justin Lehmiller, a Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute who conducted the largest survey of sexual fantasies in America and just wrote a book about it. AMA! by justinlehmiller in IAmA

[–]blackbeltbud 3113 points3114 points  (0 children)

Wow. That's disgusting! Where are these bars anyways? Just so I know to avoid them. Like, where exactly? Cross street names will be fine

I am Justin Lehmiller, a Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute who conducted the largest survey of sexual fantasies in America and just wrote a book about it. AMA! by justinlehmiller in IAmA

[–]DrunkenGolfer 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Ever try to drive two cars cross country? Take the first a mile, get out, walk back for the second, drive it a mile past the first, get out, walk back for the first, drive it a mile past the second, get out, walk back to the second...etc. now try to make both cars get to the destination at the same time.

IamA veteran beer writer who covers the beer scene for The Atlanta-Journal Constitution. AMA! by ATLreporter in IAmA

[–]hailingburningbones 348 points349 points  (0 children)

Thank you!! I'm one of the owners, and my husband is the brewmaster and president. This kind of support means everything to us and really warms my heart. We love you, too!

And thanks to our buddy Bob (/u/ATLreporter) for the shout-out!

IAmA former museum attendant at the Louvre. AMA. by lickmypoulenc in IAmA

[–]lagato42 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Is there any place you recommend to go in Paris that is a must do? When I went to Paris last time I went to this awesome steak house. Any cool things like that?

I am Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ask Me Anything... by neiltyson in IAmA

[–]lagato42 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hello Dr. Tyson,

I would like to know if you are interested in Chemical Engineering and Bio-molecular Engineering and possibly something you know about these fields that will make a huge impact on our society such as a new Biofuel or super -plastic. Thanks in advance!

Tenacious D AMA - May 11th by leemartin in IAmA

[–]lagato42 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think a good question would be what their morning routine is... I'd like to know what they do in the morning after waking up. Whether they drink coffee or what kinds of breakfast foods they eat to pump themselves up for a rockstar day.

I am Anthony Bourdain and I’m really good at finding cool shit. AMA. by iamAnthonyBourdain in IAmA

[–]lagato42 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Who is the coolest person that you ever had a cigarette with, and what did you talk about?

I was born and raised in a NY Hasidic community, completely isolated from Secular society. AMA by joethefisch in IAmA

[–]CrackaAssCracka 3286 points3287 points  (0 children)

As someone who lives near a relatively large Hasidic community, I can say that a lot of the pushback is less around just plain not liking Hasidim, but the whole bloc voting, gutting schools, strongarming people to sell houses thing. I do realize that children don't choose their society or culture, but neither do anyone else's children. I would like to see where in God's word it says that you should lower your taxes as much as possible, remove other people's right to a good education, and use the savings to fund your private schools.

I was born and raised in a NY Hasidic community, completely isolated from Secular society. AMA by joethefisch in IAmA

[–]earbox 151 points152 points  (0 children)

Saying "Jews" when you mean "Hasidim" is like saying "Christians" when you mean "Westboro Baptist Church members."

I’m a guy who just finished working on the Fourth of July at one of those pop-up fireworks stores. AMA! by Alectrodes in IAmA

[–]killyourmusic 8513 points8514 points  (0 children)

You're gonna stand there, ownin' a fireworks stand, and tell me you don't have no whistlin' bungholes, no spleen splitters, whisker biscuits, honkey lighters, hoosker doos, hoosker don'ts, cherry bombs, nipsy daisers, with or without the scooter stick, or one single whistlin' kitty chaser?