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(Cosmiverse)   Explanation of diagram sent out with Pioneer 10 spacecraft   (cosmiverse.com) divider line 72
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2002-02-28 03:25:51 PM
Send the directions to some of the chicks I dated.
They always made me wear rubbers.
 
2002-02-28 03:26:20 PM
Oh my Gawd! Check the boobies on the chick in the diagram> Boobies, boobies, boobies! Finally some boobies!
 
2002-02-28 03:26:31 PM
That's it, I have had it up to here with Commie-Verse!!

Who's dick have these clowns been sucking?
 
2002-02-28 03:28:50 PM
The man's hand is raised in a gesture of good will.

Lets hope that gesture doesn't mean "we want your women" in some alien culture...
 
2002-02-28 03:29:38 PM
/ begin whine /

Yeah, who keeps submitting links from this site? Practically the whole site has been posted here. Anyway, the explanation of the plate has been public knowledge since they launched the thing. Why did this get posted and my picture of Bush puckering up to Lizzy Dole not go up for photoshopping?

/ end whine /
 
OBB
2002-02-28 03:29:49 PM
If they have to explain the plaque to us, how's ET going to understand it?
 
2002-02-28 03:29:49 PM
Looks like the Rebus From Hell to me
 
2002-02-28 03:30:30 PM
I now will retract my rant and say, "This is damned interesting, especially to me since Pioneer was launched the day I was born."

hot damn!
 
2002-02-28 03:30:35 PM
Rogue,
Nah, that is the extraterrestrial way of saying
"Pass the bong Mo Fo !"
 
2002-02-28 03:30:57 PM
Great, it'll crash on planet Nudos and 2.3 billion alien nudists will come here thinking earth is some kind of interstellar nudist camp.

Unless it crashes on planet Nymphos, life will suck.
 
2002-02-28 03:31:12 PM
The first question the aliens will ask when they find us:

"what in the hell does this stupid plaque mean?"
 
2002-02-28 03:33:40 PM
MisterSparkle Assuming that their version of intercourse is compatible with ours. Or are you into tentacles?
 
2002-02-28 03:37:53 PM
Obviously, the alien culture that finds this will consider it to be some kind of interstellar "most wanted" poster, complete with directions on where the culprits were last seen. Using their atomic particle lasers they will vaporize the planet containing the villains and wait for their reward.
 
2002-02-28 03:37:56 PM
Astra: We're men...we're pretty much into potted plants if it means we're getting some.
 
2002-02-28 03:38:57 PM
ASTRA - did you say tentacles, or testicles?

....if so, neither.

But if it's carbon-based, I'll consider anything.
 
2002-02-28 03:39:45 PM
Nevermind. Logic does not apply to men and sex. My mistake :)
 
2002-02-28 03:41:36 PM
Digitalchris: Lol! They'll most likely think it came from the "planet of really baad artists", and avoid us completely (which is what they should do anyway).

Seriously, that plaque says "please come to our planet so we can steal your high-tech weapons and kill more of ourselves".
 
2002-02-28 03:42:03 PM
Ashcroft better act quick and get a curtain sent out to be attached to that spacecraft
 
2002-02-28 03:42:31 PM
Just imagine the sexual possibilities a few extra orifices would afford us...mmm.

MMMM
 
2002-02-28 03:43:50 PM
How much for the crotchless panties?
 
2002-02-28 03:46:28 PM
Heck, NaTaX beat me to it. If that plate was drawn today, Ashcroft would put a burqa on the woman. Probably would leave the guy naked though. He doesn't seem to be bothered by that.
 
2002-02-28 03:48:07 PM
 
2002-02-28 03:48:19 PM
If any other being exists and finds this - they are more than likely going to think we're mini-beings.
How they are going to figure out the size from that should have been immediately questioned.
 
2002-02-28 03:51:16 PM
How the hell will those aliens understand it, they have no frame of reference to know that little dashed mean a binary 8.
 
2002-02-28 03:51:48 PM
Lomis, well if you look at the picture, our height is OBVIOUSLY 8 times the height of the sign wave created by a reversed hydrogen atom. DUH.
 
2002-02-28 03:52:15 PM
we should have sent a copy of the periodic table of elements.
 
2002-02-28 03:54:00 PM
Image 2 does not represent 21 centimeters. Image 2 is clearly the front view of a Bespin Cloud Car.
 
2002-02-28 03:54:11 PM
The first thing aliens will do is make fun of the human male's incredibly small penis.
 
2002-02-28 03:56:18 PM
Digitalchris-
I know. I just don't get it sometimes.
Perhaps if Cliche Kitty was included as a point of reference . . . .
 
2002-02-28 03:56:24 PM
MMmmmm...Gooey galactic center....Ahhhuuuugghhhh
 
2002-02-28 03:56:25 PM
If only computers can understand binary, does that mean Aliens are computer-based life-forms?

This plaque is flawed on so many levels. Obvious thing would be to send "Encounters of the third kind"-type periodic color-music thingies to them.
 
2002-02-28 03:58:22 PM
I think comparing our size to that of the probe makes much more sense that that cryptic-as-all-fark 3 dashes sign wave hydrogen. The pulsars thing is no good either. Luckily Aliens will common scense can figure out where the probe came from based on its trajectory assuming it didn't land someplace.
 
2002-02-28 03:59:39 PM
it probably wouldn't surprise you to find out that cooky ET scientist Carl Sagan and his cronies were responsible for this particular plaque.
 
2002-02-28 04:01:07 PM
Lomis - I hope my sarcasm came through there.

It doesn't really matter anyway. Any advanced civilization will be paranoid enough to vaporize before it can get close enough to destroy them, and any early civilization that finds it will smash it and either wear it or sacrifice it to the volcano gods.
 
2002-02-28 04:06:37 PM
Why do they assume that a raised hand is a sign of good will on another planet? For all we know, it could mean "come fvck my wife"
 
2002-02-28 04:06:41 PM
digitalchris-
I read you loud and clear, as opposed to that plaque.

No matter what we send, it will end up being idiotic.
If we sent ACGT sequences, the aliens would probably think we were trying to "say" something.

Even if they intercepted TV signals, I'm sure they would be confused as hell from all of the wacked sitcom garbage we send out.

Event if they did know what we were like - I'm sure anything would avoid us as best as possible.

We are farked and that much is obvious.
 
2002-02-28 04:07:18 PM
Zachery - it would be impossible to figure out where it came from due to its trajectory (even if it didn't land someplace). There are rockets on the side of the spacecraft that could have been remotely fired at any time, meaning a change in direction. (as they did to get closer to a planet to use its gravity as a more efficient means of power).
No time to get inot specifics now, but its like looking at a plane in the sky and saying "that plane just came from Logan Airport"...unless it was headed directly towards a national monument of some sort.
 
2002-02-28 04:08:27 PM
Pseudo Psy-
I'm sure it's to show that we hold no weapons.
It's a natural/societal/historic artifact humans have used for ages.
 
2002-02-28 04:08:29 PM
DigitalChris: Or maybe they would worship it as a god.
 
2002-02-28 04:09:04 PM
We should have sent something cool...like Pez dispensers and Tom Waits albums, but NOOOOOOOO, we sent them galactic crap.
 
2002-02-28 04:09:44 PM
Who did what in the where now?
 
2002-02-28 04:12:57 PM
I certainly hope that the "scientist" that finds this isn't as stupid as me.

sorry, i didn't see the reverse direction of the hydrogen atom related the height of the ho with the boobies hangin out.
 
2002-02-28 04:13:07 PM
I think we should have just written down "This hunk of crap came from Earth in 1978. The dude is saying Hello, the broad is 5 feet, 5 inches tall, and the guys who thought of how to say this have never been laid in their lives, and never will. If you can't understand this, tough sht. San Dimas High School Football Rules!"

That would have been less complicated than this binary hydrogen = 23 cm crap.
 
2002-02-28 04:13:56 PM
Frank2-
Example- France raises their when surrendering in order to show their unarmed.
 
2002-02-28 04:14:17 PM
Damn. You'd have to be a rocket scientist to figure all that out.
 
2002-02-28 04:15:49 PM
Okay, granted none of us would be able to figure out the plaque in its entirety if we found the thing crashed down in the street somewhere. However, if an alien culture did send out something similar, and that thing did crash down in the desert somewhere, the plaque would eventaully get into the right hands and be deciphered. We're hoping for the same thing on another planet. Everyone can point out reasons they think the plaque is dumb, but does anyone have a better way to encapsulate the human race and our place in the solar system on a 6x9 piece of metal?
 
2002-02-28 04:15:56 PM
Okay, granted none of us would be able to figure out the plaque in its entirety if we found the thing crashed down in the street somewhere. However, if an alien culture did send out something similar, and that thing did crash down in the desert somewhere, the plaque would eventually get into the right hands and be deciphered. We're hoping for the same thing on another planet. Everyone can point out reasons they think the plaque is dumb, but does anyone have a better way to encapsulate the human race and our place in the solar system on a 6x9 piece of metal?
 
2002-02-28 04:16:30 PM
CoglioniGrandi: That's what I'm sayin...
 
2002-02-28 04:22:43 PM
Impulse-

Piece of paper, pencil, thumbtack. Affix the following message to the spacecraft:


"This hunk of sht came from Earth. If you don't know where that is, that isn't our problem. The dude is saying hello. He has a small wang, but so do most rocket scientists. The broad is 5 feet 5 inches tall and she blows the dude next to her because she can't get laid by anyone else. That's about it. Drop us a line if you feel like it. Later."
 
2002-02-28 04:25:25 PM
Impulse has "plaque-envy".
 
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