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Question #91127 posted on 04/13/2018 11:48 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

what the heck is fuego? like in the context of a thing BYU students go to? I hear people talking about it but I have no clue and at this point I'm too afraid to ask

-I know it means fire in spanish but that's it

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Dear dazed and confused,

I believe you mean Afuego Fridays. There is a Latin dance club and they have a Friday special. Many BYU students love to dance and this provides them with an opportunity to let themselves go...or that's what my sister-in-law says. She actually met her boyfriend there so if you are wanting to find more than just a dancing partner, this may be the place for you!

-Sunday Night Banter

Question #91153 posted on 04/13/2018 3:06 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I made an off-the-cuff t-shirt design that I've been told is good enough that I could think about selling it somewhere like RedBubble. Unfortunately, as I've been doing my homework, I've discovered several similar designs, including this nearly identical one. Would I violate copyright by selling mine?

I can find lots online about selling work inspired by others, but not anything about work you totally came up with yourself that you later discover is similar to others' (probably because it's so dead simple).

-Arn

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Dear Arn,

We here at the board are not lawyers; which means we cannot offer legal advice. For actual legal advice you should talk to a lawyer. It seems like your concern is a question of substantial similarity, which is whether your work is close enough to be prosecuted for copyright infringement. I skimmed over the Wikipedia article on substantial similarity and it does a pretty good job of explaining things. For more in depth research it has plenty of links to follow. I hope this was helpful. If you're really worried you could possibly change up your design a bit so that it's definitely unique. This isn't legal advice, but it's just a thought to consider. Good luck.

Peace,

Tipperary

Question #91139 posted on 04/13/2018 3 p.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

So. Our solar system is currently swinging around a supermassive black hole known as Sagittarius A*. Here are my questions, from someone who got a C in high school physics and somehow never had to revisit it in college:

(1) How much bigger would Sagittarius A* have to get to turn our orbit into a crash path, sucking us into its impossible denseness from whence there is no return?

(2) If Sagittarius A* somehow consumed enough matter to get that big, how long would it take for it to draw our solar system to the event horizon? Would it be on the order of thousands of years or trillions? Does the amount of time it would take change depending on just how massive the black hole is? (2a) Is such an increase in size possible? (2b) Have we seen this happen in other galaxies?

(3) What are the chances that humans will make the jump to other habitable planets before (a) being consumed by our sun in a few billion years or (b) falling into the black hole at the center of our galaxy?

-guess what keeps me awake at night

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Dear Awake,

The short answer is that it would have to be impossibly big, and would basically take forever. The real answer is a bit more interesting.

So, while we commonly think of black holes as giant space vacuums, their pull just from having massive amounts of gravity (Thanks Quora). If there was a black hole the size of the sun in the center of our solar system instead of the sun we wouldn't even notice (except for freezing to death). Even if we were close enough to have our orbit affected by the black hole, this NASA article states there would only be a 1% chance of us actually being entirely consumed by it (although if we got close enough it would tear us to shreds and fling us into space).

The most likely chance of us being consumed by a black hole is in about 4 billion years when our galaxy collides with the Andromeda galaxy. The interactions between all the star systems could lead to us being flung off our orbit toward a black hole. If we were able to survive that it'd be just another short billion years give or take a few until the sun dies out. 

So that gives us about 4 billion years to jump ship. I think given 4 billion years we could have the technology if we don't all die from destroying earth first. So, on that happy thought... Hope this helps!

Peace,

Tipperary

P.S. I got most of my info from this video, so if you want to learn more you could follow the link. And if you wanted to learn even more you could use that video as a jump off point into the black hole of YouTube.

Question #91155 posted on 04/13/2018 4:36 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

I seem to remember hearing a quote from a general authority during the time they were building the Provo temple expressing concern that BYU students would spend too much time in the temple and not enough time studying. Can you help me find the quote?

-Apparently I Suck at Googling

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Dear same,

I'm almost ashamed to say how long it took me to find this. I had heard it before, but I could of sworn it was said by President Hinckley. I spent a ridiculous amount of time googling "Hinckley" and "Provo temple" and "studying" before I finally realized Hinckley didn't say it. One (corrected) google search later, and boom—Harold B. Lee had said this to then-Elder Oaks, who included it in his 1994 General Conference talk:

Similarly, I remember the concerns President Harold B. Lee expressed to me when I was president of BYU. Shortly before the Provo Temple was dedicated, he told me of his concern that the accessibility of the temple would cause some BYU students to attend the temple so often that they would neglect their studies. He urged me to work with the BYU stake presidents to make sure the students understood that even something as sacred and important as temple service needed to be done in wisdom and order so that students would not neglect the studies that should be the major focus of their time during their student years.

So there you have it. Don't neglect your studies. But don't neglect the temple. Moderation in all things!

-guppy of doom

posted on 04/13/2018 3:55 p.m.
This was not given at general conference, but a BYU stake fireside. Generally, speaking, the apostles strongly encourage temple attendance. Specifically, BYU is a place where that can be overdone. Also, if you read to the bottom of the talk, Elder Oaks warns against “Moderation in all things” because in the doctrine and covenants the Lord says if you are luke warm He will spew thee out

“Moderation in all things is not a virtue, because it would seem to justify moderation in commitment. That is not moderation, but indifference. That kind of moderation runs counter to the divine commands to serve with all of our “heart, might, mind and strength” (D&C 4:2), to “seek … earnestly the riches of eternity” (D&C 68:31), and to be “valiant in the testimony of Jesus” (D&C 76:79). Moderation is not the answer.”

The answer Elder Oaks prescribes is humility.

-Potato Tomato