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(Fox News)   Well, we're all farked. Twitter is sending a reply to the Wow alien signal that will be composed of Tweets from anybody who wants to send one. Please, people, don't taunt the aliens   (foxnews.com) divider line 30
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2012-06-26 03:39:47 PM
5 votes:
I, for one, welcome our new alien overlords.
2012-06-26 03:30:35 PM
4 votes:
Ever wander past the monkey cage at the zoo and they all freak out and start with their shrieking and hooting and all?
2012-06-26 03:52:07 PM
3 votes:

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.


It is of course well known that careless talk costs lives, but the full scale of the problem is not always appreciated.

For instance, at the very moment that Arthur said "I seem to be having tremendous difficulty with my lifestyle," a freak wormhole opened up in the fabric of the space-time continuum and carried his words far far back in time across almost infinite reaches of space to a distant Galaxy where strange and warlike beings were poised on the brink of frightful interstellar battle.

A dreadful silence fell across the conference table as the commander of the Vl'hurgs, resplendent in his black jewelled battle shorts, gazed levelly at the G'Gugvuntt leader squatting opposite him in a cloud of green sweet-smelling steam, and, with a million sleek and horribly beweaponed star cruisers poised to unleash electric death at his single word of command, challenged the vile creature to take back what it had said about his mother.

The creature stirred in his sickly broiling vapour, and at that very moment the words I seem to be having tremendous difficulty with my lifestyle drifted across the conference table.

Unfortunately, in the Vl'hurg tongue this was the most dreadful insult imaginable, and there was nothing for it but to wage terrible war for centuries.
2012-06-26 03:45:58 PM
3 votes:
Someone should post the plans to the Death Star. Make them think we have that level of gear around just in case they're thinking of coming for piece rather than in peace.

/hey they don't know it's a movie
2012-06-26 03:30:22 PM
3 votes:
No, you're 6EQUJ5!
2012-06-26 04:34:26 PM
2 votes:
This is like the long-term version of poking the universe with a stick.

Assuming it even works/would be detectable...why the hell would we want to announce to anyone who might be out there that we exist? Nothing good will come of that.
2012-06-26 04:11:12 PM
2 votes:
messagetoaliens'; DROP TABLE members; --
2012-06-26 03:55:32 PM
2 votes:
It would be very odd if we made alien contact, but the only way we could communicate with each other was with morse code messages that took 3 years to arrive
2012-06-26 03:43:28 PM
2 votes:
Our response to their distress call is 35 years to late.
2012-06-26 03:34:53 PM
2 votes:
He says the sun came out last night. He says it sang to him.....
2012-06-27 08:28:12 AM
1 votes:
"If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn't turn out well for the Native Americans . . . We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn't want to meet."
-Stephen Hawking
2012-06-26 10:11:23 PM
1 votes:

kd8our: downstairs: No, you're 6EQUJ5!

6EQUJ5 this is KD8OUR I read you 5 by 9 QSL.


That would be one hell of a DX. How many points does that get you on Field Day?
2012-06-26 09:40:29 PM
1 votes:

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.


Base 1, or unary as I called it above, is the lowest possible base. You could call it reality's base, because representing a number requires the same number of marks. But it's also not the

The real reason to use Base 2 (binary) is that you only need two states to encode it, and so you can encode a signal in almost anything. Radio is the current popular choice, but anything that can be turned on and off will work, which is why computers use it. Whatever signalling technology we use after radio should be able to easily encode the same signals, increasing the likelihood of aliens catching one.

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!"


The point of using pi, or some other fundamental constant, is not so much to tell the aliens that we know it as to tell them that this is a signal worth listening to. Radio has lots of random noise, and we cannot rely on the possibility of finding some noiseless signal at some future date, but random noise is unlikely to start spitting out the digits of pi in binary. By using it, we tell the aliens "Hey, that thing your radio's doing? Someone is deliberately making it do that. You should keep listening."
2012-06-26 08:09:15 PM
1 votes:
img20.imageshack.us
2012-06-26 04:29:47 PM
1 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com

"If you come in peace, surrender or be destroyed. If you're here to make war, we surrender."
2012-06-26 04:22:48 PM
1 votes:

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.


It's entirely possible they have a generation of idiots too, you know.
2012-06-26 04:14:48 PM
1 votes:

halB: Free humans. Good for roasting. Fat and tender.


Did anyone mention all the free-range vegans we have for them to snack on?

It's been my hypothesis that any race that's smart enough for inter-solar-system travel isn't going to give a rip about what we have to say, and will treat us as pets or livestock. I'm hoping they're full by the time they finish the vegans.
2012-06-26 04:10:50 PM
1 votes:

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 10

and 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


And the only universal language of math is binary. So drop this "to 10" crap. unless by "10" you meant "2', in which case carry on.
2012-06-26 04:03:56 PM
1 votes:
The only message to broadcast is that there is not one shred of intelligent life on Earth.
2012-06-26 04:02:55 PM
1 votes:

rudemix: Dear Aliens...the darker the skin the more delicious the person. Love, Republicans



Dear Aliens,

Actually, it's "the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice". We can be milked by gently tugging on the third arm with a lubricated palm. You can also use your mouth.

Black Guys

/P.S. We cannot produce milk if you kill us.
2012-06-26 04:02:44 PM
1 votes:
images.wikia.com

This could be problematic.
/Hot like Jenny McNeal in a unisex bathroom
2012-06-26 03:57:26 PM
1 votes:
"Please come to Earth and enjoy the all you can eat Kardashian and religiously-faithful buffet. Free parking!"
2012-06-26 03:50:57 PM
1 votes:

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.


German and japanese porn.

What I sent:

3.14159265 | 1.618 | 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 | 1 3 5 7 11 13 17 | English: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

This limited character stuff is crap.
2012-06-26 03:50:49 PM
1 votes:

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 10

and 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


Is that actually true? Is there a legitimate reason another being wouldn't have math using a base 7? I thought we only used base 10 because we have 10 fingers. Would they still understand it?

/seriously
//used to be good at math, long time ago
2012-06-26 03:50:32 PM
1 votes:

Magorn: 1+1=2 2+2=4 4+4=9...


Yep, we're farked.
2012-06-26 03:48:14 PM
1 votes:
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.
2012-06-26 03:47:48 PM
1 votes:
Nuke this planet from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
2012-06-26 03:41:52 PM
1 votes:
Fark you, I'm behind seven Proximas!!@!@
2012-06-26 03:38:24 PM
1 votes:
"Welcome to Earf!" *smack*
2012-06-26 03:36:11 PM
1 votes:
Just saw "Promethius".......so....this should end well.
 
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