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2012-02-22 03:57:51 PM  
(Please name it Rupert. Please name it Rupert. Please name it Rupert. Please name it Rupert. Please name it Rupert.)
 
2012-02-22 04:07:25 PM  
TheOriginalEd>(Please name it Rupert. Please name it Rupert. Please name it Rupert. Please name it Rupert. Please name it Rupert.)

Sure thing Sheldon
 
2012-02-22 04:08:15 PM  

TheOriginalEd: (Please name it Rupert. Please name it Rupert. Please name it Rupert. Please name it Rupert. Please name it Rupert.)


Find it and you can name it whatever you want. I'd call it Urectum
 
2012-02-22 04:14:10 PM  
Our sun is taking other planets hostage? Would other stars adopt a "hostage trade'? Or do we not negotiate with terrorist stars?
 
2012-02-22 04:17:30 PM  
Done in one.

/just finished re-reading Mostly Harmless this morning
 
2012-02-22 04:17:39 PM  

TheOriginalEd: (Please name it Rupert. Please name it Rupert. Please name it Rupert. Please name it Rupert. Please name it Rupert.)


No silly that planet is GOR, where all women want to be slaves and all men are manly men.
 
2012-02-22 04:20:41 PM  

Slaves2Darkness: TheOriginalEd: (Please name it Rupert. Please name it Rupert. Please name it Rupert. Please name it Rupert. Please name it Rupert.)

No silly that planet is GOR, where all women want to be slaves and all men are manly men.


And where three people make fun of them from orbit.
 
2012-02-22 04:20:59 PM  
i42.tinypic.com
 
2012-02-22 04:22:29 PM  
img33.imageshack.us

"I'll name it Chaos."
 
2012-02-22 04:29:41 PM  

As a Child of the 90sTM, lemme make one thing abundantly clear:

www.cynicalsmirk.com
IT'S STILL A PLANET TO ME, DAMMIT.



Seriously. I don't care what some jackoff astronomer says.

if(orbit = around sun)
{
if(object = big)
{
printf("It's still a farking planet, jackholes."\n);
}
}
 
2012-02-22 04:31:19 PM  
Wouldn't we have detected the perturbations such a planet would be causing in ever other orbit in the solar system by now?
 
2012-02-22 04:36:08 PM  

Marine1: {
if(object = big)
{
printf("It's still a farking planet, jackholes."\n);
}
}


You realize that means we've got about 60 planets, right? 'Cause there are objects bigger than pluto (and *farther out*) that still orbit the sun.
 
2012-02-22 04:37:20 PM  

Felgraf: Marine1: {
if(object = big)
{
printf("It's still a farking planet, jackholes."\n);
}
}

You realize that means we've got about 60 planets, right? 'Cause there are objects bigger than pluto (and *farther out*) that still orbit the sun.


Yeah, and?
 
2012-02-22 04:39:01 PM  
It's just the Charon Relay distorting the measurements.
 
2012-02-22 04:39:04 PM  

Marine1: Felgraf: Marine1: {
if(object = big)
{
printf("It's still a farking planet, jackholes."\n);
}
}

You realize that means we've got about 60 planets, right? 'Cause there are objects bigger than pluto (and *farther out*) that still orbit the sun.

Yeah, and?


It would make learning the Solar System in school a hell of a lot harder! Some of my fellow students had a hard time with the original 9
 
2012-02-22 04:39:35 PM  
Also, Drew, ffs, when I put it in code tags, I want my spacing to remain. I had it all lined up and now it just looks shiattastic. Sure, it's not going to run through GCC, but what you're doing is just pissing on the Late, Great Dennis Ritchie's grave.
 
2012-02-22 04:40:31 PM  

yves0010: Marine1: Felgraf: Marine1: {
if(object = big)
{
printf("It's still a farking planet, jackholes."\n);
}
}

You realize that means we've got about 60 planets, right? 'Cause there are objects bigger than pluto (and *farther out*) that still orbit the sun.

Yeah, and?

It would make learning the Solar System in school a hell of a lot harder! Some of my fellow students had a hard time with the original 9


I assume they were admitted to the University of Kansas.
 
2012-02-22 04:40:47 PM  
Wait, I don't want more planets...

If there are 60+ planets, what will replace "Mother very effortlessly made a jelly sandwich under no protest"?
 
2012-02-22 04:42:21 PM  

Felgraf: Marine1: {
if(object = big)
{
printf("It's still a farking planet, jackholes."\n);
}
}

You realize that means we've got about 60 planets, right? 'Cause there are objects bigger than pluto (and *farther out*) that still orbit the sun.


Imagine if astronomers followed the same "logic" when they discovered that the Milky Way wasn't the only galaxy.

Just because there's a lot doesn't mean you should twist the facts to keep with a comfortable world view where what you already knew takes some special classification priority to what is newly discovered.

/"No, there is only one star, the Sun. The others are too numerous to be stars. Let's call them dwarf stars and only teach them as less than the Sun if at all; there's already too many things for kids to remember anyways and I don't want to have to count higher than eight or even one."
 
2012-02-22 04:45:36 PM  

Marine1: yves0010: Marine1: Felgraf: Marine1: {
if(object = big)
{
printf("It's still a farking planet, jackholes."\n);
}
}

You realize that means we've got about 60 planets, right? 'Cause there are objects bigger than pluto (and *farther out*) that still orbit the sun.

Yeah, and?

It would make learning the Solar System in school a hell of a lot harder! Some of my fellow students had a hard time with the original 9

I assume they were admitted to the University of Kansas.


Naw... Just could not make it past Uranus without laughing to hard and the teacher taking the quizzes away.
 
2012-02-22 04:50:10 PM  

Marine1: Felgraf: Marine1: {
if(object = big)
{
printf("It's still a farking planet, jackholes."\n);
}
}

You realize that means we've got about 60 planets, right? 'Cause there are objects bigger than pluto (and *farther out*) that still orbit the sun.

Yeah, and?


And they lack gravitational dominance in their immediate vicinity. Also, I haven't seen anyone use printf in years.
 
2012-02-22 04:50:15 PM  
 
2012-02-22 04:56:27 PM  

Ain`Soph: Marine1: Felgraf: Marine1: {
if(object = big)
{
printf("It's still a farking planet, jackholes."\n);
}
}

You realize that means we've got about 60 planets, right? 'Cause there are objects bigger than pluto (and *farther out*) that still orbit the sun.

Yeah, and?

And they lack gravitational dominance in their immediate vicinity. Also, I haven't seen anyone use printf in years.


I'm learning through a class. What's the other way of... well... printing stuff out?
 
2012-02-22 05:02:44 PM  

Marine1: I'm learning through a class. What's the other way of... well... printing stuff out?


Displaying it in a gui.

More likely, that was someone who doesn't use C any more.

Less likely, that was someone who uses putchar(*s++);
 
2012-02-22 05:09:06 PM  

loser0: Marine1: I'm learning through a class. What's the other way of... well... printing stuff out?

Displaying it in a gui.

More likely, that was someone who doesn't use C any more.

Less likely, that was someone who uses putchar(*s++);


cout, you structured programming savage. ;-)
 
2012-02-22 05:12:41 PM  

Fish in a Barrel: cout, you structured programming savage. ;-)


Like I said, not C.
 
2012-02-22 05:31:34 PM  
Pluto didn't get demoted. The "planet" category was split into two sub-categories. Pluto is now a "Dwarf Planet". When it gets demoted to a Kuiper Belt Object, then ... I'll probably still be ok with it.
 
2012-02-22 05:45:02 PM  
encrypted-tbn2.google.com
 
2012-02-22 06:45:43 PM  

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: It's just the Charon Relay distorting the measurements.


I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite comment in the thread.


/March 6th can't come fast enough.
 
2012-02-22 08:58:06 PM  
We need to identify a new 9th planet so when I watch an old sci-fi show with people in the future saying 9 planets there are no discrepancies.
 
2012-02-22 09:09:04 PM  
In recent years, astronomers have discovered a bunch of planets located at least 100 astronomical units, or the distance from the Sun to the Earth, away from their host stars

The distance from the Sun to the Earth is 1 AU not 100 AU.
Mr. Wilkins needs to proofread his reporting.

In recent years, astronomers have discovered a bunch of planets located at least 100 astronomical units, or 100 times the distance from the Sun to the Earth, away from their host stars

Is what his story should say.
 
2012-02-23 02:34:18 AM  

Gumpokc: In recent years, astronomers have discovered a bunch of planets located at least 100 astronomical units, or the distance from the Sun to the Earth, away from their host stars

The distance from the Sun to the Earth is 1 AU not 100 AU.
Mr. Wilkins needs to proofread his reporting.

In recent years, astronomers have discovered a bunch of planets located at least 100 astronomical units, or 100 times the distance from the Sun to the Earth, away from their host stars

Is what his story should say.


Hes just defining AU there, mentioning it is the distance from the sun to the earth, as he just brought it up. Though it could be a lot more clear. It would be easy to assume, like you show, he meant it was 100 times the real distance.

maybe

In recent years, astronomers have discovered a bunch of planets located at least 100 astronomical units from the sun to the earth, One Astronomical Unit is the distance form the Sun to the Earth, away from their host stars.

or

In recent years, astronomers have discovered a bunch of planets located at least 100 astronomical units from the sun to the earth away from their host stars. One Astronomical Unit is the distance form the Sun to the Earth.
 
2012-02-23 02:35:25 AM  
And now I realized I made a typo, then copy and pasted my own typo. I need sleep.
 
2012-02-24 01:29:35 AM  
I find this highly unlikely. We can detect planets in other solar systems, but somehow missed massive gas giants in our own? I'd buy it if they were other small icy bodies like Pluto. But I find it hard to believe there's gas giants out there we just somehow overlooked.
 
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