Sticky Hands: How will they even know?for all we know "suck my saggy old balls" is alien speak for "very pleased to meet you"heck, it sometimes means that here.
kd8our: downstairs: No, you're 6EQUJ5!6EQUJ5 this is KD8OUR I read you 5 by 9 QSL.
ciberido: Base 2 is universal in the sense that it's the lowest possible base, yes. If I had to guess what base an alien race was going to use, and I had NO other information to go on, then yes, I'd guess base 2. If, on the other hand, I knew for a fact that they had two hands with five fingers on each hand, then 10 would be a better guess. Since all of our attempts to communicate with aliens make it a point of telling them we have 10 fingers, I think the "We have to use base 2 or they won't understand us!" argument is pretty weak.
ciberido: By the way, I would say the same of pi. It's such a fundamental thing that pi is an irrational number equal to 3.14... that the only reason to talk to the aliens about pi is to get the silly stuff out of the way so we can talk about -real- math. Knowing the value of pi is literally caveman stuff. Obviously if we can send radio signals into space we've know about pi for thousands of years. Yet for some reason people are always like, "Oooooh, tell the aliens we know about pi!"
Tat'dGreaser: I really enjoy joking around and making fun of people, but this really has to be the worst idea ever. Trying to communicate with intelligent life using Youtube comments.I would not be surprised if they destroyed our entire planet.
halB: Free humans. Good for roasting. Fat and tender.
Magorn: 1+1=2 2+2=4 4+4=9 (or actually I+I=II (2) I+II=III (3) II+II=IIII (4) ) etc to 10and then start on th multiplaction and division tables. Stop right before you get to E=mc2 just in case they haven't worked that one out for themselves yet.Math is the only true universal language
rudemix: Dear Aliens...the darker the skin the more delicious the person. Love, Republicans
Nana's Vibrator: For god's sake, just send back the same exact message we received so they'll know we're just as smart as they...were in ...1977. Asshole Tweeting scientists.Just do that music from Close Encounters; or the hockey fight scene from Strange Brew.
Magorn: 1+1=2 2+2=4 4+4=9...
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