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(Giant Freakin Robot)   NASA to name the Curiosity landing site after Ray Bradbury   (giantfreakinrobot.com) divider line 41
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2012-08-23 05:47:27 PM  
Good evening JF

/got nuthin
 
2012-08-23 05:47:31 PM  
I kept telling them that the skycrane should have had a plaque attached to the top of it and a little flag.
 
2012-08-23 05:49:11 PM  

whither_apophis: Good evening JF

/got nuthin


From "Bradbury" to "Bradbury Building" to "Blade Runner" to "Good evening JF"

Not bad, no signs of violence or depression, I think your dosages are working out fine.
 
2012-08-23 05:49:54 PM  
mars.jpl.nasa.gov

What Bradbury Landing looks like since no picture was included in the article.
 
2012-08-23 05:49:57 PM  
Good.

/Always had the idea that 'Downtown Bradbury' on Mars would be a great setting for an SF story.
//All I need now is the plot.
 
2012-08-23 05:52:37 PM  

RoyBatty: whither_apophis: Good evening JF

/got nuthin

From "Bradbury" to "Bradbury Building" to "Blade Runner" to "Good evening JF"

Not bad, no signs of violence or depression, I think your dosages are working out fine.


Thanks, I own a mansion and a yacht as well.
 
2012-08-23 05:53:00 PM  
If someone wants to name something (ideally a good thing), I hope they do it before I die.
 
2012-08-23 05:53:34 PM  
guyhaley.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-08-23 06:00:59 PM  
Can never pass up s Bradbury story without posting this booby goodness... NSFW

Fark me, Ray Bradbury
 
2012-08-23 06:01:35 PM  
I'm glad we are chronicling this story here on the pages of Fark.
 
2012-08-23 06:11:19 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: I'm glad we are chronicling this story here on the pages of Fark.


Will there be illustrations, too?
 
2012-08-23 06:34:15 PM  

StrikitRich: AdolfOliverPanties: I'm glad we are chronicling this story here on the pages of Fark.

Will there be illustrations, too?


Oh, man!
 
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2012-08-23 06:38:00 PM  
Damn, it's dusty on mars.
 
2012-08-23 07:17:37 PM  
If anybody ever tells you that science fiction isn't literature you can always beat them senseless with a Ray Bradbury novel. Or a shovel, which is easier.
 
2012-08-23 07:41:01 PM  
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2012-08-23 07:44:00 PM  
Hopefully one day, there will be Bradbury City, where a million well-read people will live in homes that look like chess pieces.
 
2012-08-23 07:45:13 PM  

red5ish: If anybody ever tells you that science fiction isn't literature you can always beat them senseless with a Ray Bradbury novel. Or a shovel, which is easier.


Most sci-fi is bilge, though. But try Cordwainer Smith.
 
2012-08-23 07:46:58 PM  

red5ish: If anybody ever tells you that science fiction isn't literature you can always beat them senseless with a Ray Bradbury novel. Or a shovel, which is easier.


Except that Bradbury's stuff wasn't as much Sci-Fi as fantasy. There's not really the 'Sci' in it. Not that I don't love his stuff, but I think even he was a little leery of the Sci-Fi tag.
 
2012-08-23 08:19:37 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Cordwainer Smith.


Or Cordwainer Bird for that matter.
 
2012-08-23 08:34:50 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Quantum Apostrophe: Cordwainer Smith.

Or Cordwainer Bird for that matter.


www.oldfutures.com
 
2012-08-23 08:42:05 PM  
Screw you, NASA.

/Ray Walston was robbed
 
2012-08-23 11:54:40 PM  
But the only thing at Bradbury Landing will be where the Curiosity tracks begin.
 
2012-08-23 11:55:43 PM  

WelldeadLink: But the only thing at Bradbury Landing will be where the Curiosity tracks begin began before the first dust storm.


FTFM
 
2012-08-24 12:22:13 AM  
Sadly, due to the commercialization of space exploration, by the time humans get there, a consortium of electronics companies including Sony, Philips, LG, Sharp, Samsung and Pioneer will step in to fund Mars missions and will rename it Blu-Ray Bradbury Landing.


/And then Bowie Base One will be built there, and the whole thing will become a smoking crater when they're forced to use Action Five.
 
2012-08-24 12:24:22 AM  
They should send beacons that broadcast relevant atmospheric conditions back, they should send high-tech stakes on the next one to plant at intervals along its route, they could be gettin' precise details relayed back in near-real time.

/cue ...whats her name the hottie from Buck Rogers
//no tweakies allowed
 
2012-08-24 12:30:02 AM  

urban.derelict: They should send beacons that broadcast relevant atmospheric conditions back


Like this?
http://marsweather.com/
 
2012-08-24 01:43:48 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: red5ish: If anybody ever tells you that science fiction isn't literature you can always beat them senseless with a Ray Bradbury novel. Or a shovel, which is easier.

Most sci-fi is bilge, though. But try Cordwainer Smith.


95% of all fiction is bilge. But try William Gibson.

Mikey1969: red5ish: If anybody ever tells you that science fiction isn't literature you can always beat them senseless with a Ray Bradbury novel. Or a shovel, which is easier.

Except that Bradbury's stuff wasn't as much Sci-Fi as fantasy. There's not really the 'Sci' in it. Not that I don't love his stuff, but I think even he was a little leery of the Sci-Fi tag.


You won't get an argument from me, but what about Fahrenheit 451 or the Martian Chronicles? Certainly not HARD science fiction, but sort of kind of science fiction. If anyone tells you that fantasy isn't literature you can kill them with a Gabrial Garcia Marquez novel. Sure they may tell you that that is "fantastic" literature, but they'd die with those words on their lips.
 
2012-08-24 02:31:18 AM  

bbfreak: mars.jpl.nasa.gov

What Bradbury Landing looks like since no picture was included in the article.


You know, I think that's one of the coolest pictures I've ever seen

/right up there with watching Neil Armstrong take his first steps down onto that soundstage
 
2012-08-24 03:05:31 AM  

red5ish: Quantum Apostrophe: red5ish: If anybody ever tells you that science fiction isn't literature you can always beat them senseless with a Ray Bradbury novel. Or a shovel, which is easier.

Most sci-fi is bilge, though. But try Cordwainer Smith.

95% of all fiction is bilge. But try William Gibson.

Mikey1969: red5ish: If anybody ever tells you that science fiction isn't literature you can always beat them senseless with a Ray Bradbury novel. Or a shovel, which is easier.

Except that Bradbury's stuff wasn't as much Sci-Fi as fantasy. There's not really the 'Sci' in it. Not that I don't love his stuff, but I think even he was a little leery of the Sci-Fi tag.

You won't get an argument from me, but what about Fahrenheit 451 or the Martian Chronicles? Certainly not HARD science fiction, but sort of kind of science fiction. If anyone tells you that fantasy isn't literature you can kill them with a Gabrial Garcia Marquez novel. Sure they may tell you that that is "fantastic" literature, but they'd die with those words on their lips.


Martian Chronicles is one of my favorite books, and I have a huge selection to choose from, but it's more like a story that just happens to take place in space, similar to Star Wars being called SciFi when it's really just an oat opera in space.

451, on the other hand, dealt with a scientific advancement and the resulting changes xue to fireproof houses. I consider that one to be SciFi, not hard stuff, with focus on the science and a tendency to follow the rules by having things exist that comply with current scientific theory, but the kind that correctly analyzes a future society and the impact of the new device on them. Chronicles just dealt with Mars. The real story was back home, where we blew ourselves up, and the resulting abandonment of Mars. More of a morality play, really. I read the chapter There Will Come Soft Rains (August 2026) I'm fifth grade, and it has been a sad, tragic anti war story. It also in incidentally the most science - y part of the book, dealing with all the advanced technology in the automated house. It's one of my favorite short stories to share today, along with Clarke's The Star. Those two back to back will really make people sit down and think about their place in the circle of life and the karmic effects of their actions.
 
2012-08-24 03:19:06 AM  

Grotesk: Sadly, due to the commercialization of space exploration, by the time humans get there, a consortium of electronics companies including Sony, Philips, LG, Sharp, Samsung and Pioneer will step in to fund Mars missions and will rename it Blu-Ray Bradbury Landing.


/And then Bowie Base One will be built there, and the whole thing will become a smoking crater when they're forced to use Action Five.


The commercialization of space had to happen. With space exploration and funding at the whim of a bunch of moronic politicians with no clue as to what they are doimg(kinda like the Utah Liquor Board), it was set to stagnate long ago, it needed to be run like a business. We can do a lot on the moon without polluting it, like build ships for longer voyages and supplying outposts on Mars. We can even use it as a staging area for rotating work crews.

Government would never committ this far without another Cold War to push us, NASA's budget will always get held hostage and over spent. Business on the other hand, will be about making it profitable and efficient, and as soon as they can.

Of course, I also think that we should have a world government to do away with all of these wasteful wars and all this distrust when it comes to sharing advances in. Science, not to mention the time and lives lost to stupid 'my god is bigger.' pissing contests....
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2012-08-24 03:37:49 AM  

Mikey1969: Can never pass up s Bradbury story without posting this booby goodness... NSFW

Fark me, Ray Bradbury


Come on man, you can't promise NSFW booby goodness and then link to freaking youtube. There are no boobs on youtube.
 
2012-08-24 04:23:08 AM  

bbfreak: Like this?
http://marsweather.com/


very nice.

Humidity? o.O

/that new thing can't have been there 16 days already... can it?
//was thinking real time (8min lag) tracing of several points on Mars' surface across the night sky -- for months -- with a clear planet on a 3d cartesian plane -- see how co-orbital it is with its 2 moons
/like how earth and moon actually dance around each other every earth day -- like a double-helix strand, honestly, twisting eternally toward each other around the sun
//mind.blown.
 
2012-08-24 07:26:55 AM  

urban.derelict: bbfreak: Like this?
http://marsweather.com/

very nice.

Humidity? o.O

/that new thing can't have been there 16 days already... can it?
//was thinking real time (8min lag) tracing of several points on Mars' surface across the night sky -- for months -- with a clear planet on a 3d cartesian plane -- see how co-orbital it is with its 2 moons
/like how earth and moon actually dance around each other every earth day -- like a double-helix strand, honestly, twisting eternally toward each other around the sun
//mind.blown.


Link
 
2012-08-24 09:45:08 AM  

red5ish: 95% of all fiction is bilge. But try William Gibson.


Gibson was great when I was 19. I got my copy of Neuromancer signed. Try reading it lately? You might change your mind.
 
2012-08-24 10:39:05 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: red5ish: If anybody ever tells you that science fiction isn't literature you can always beat them senseless with a Ray Bradbury novel. Or a shovel, which is easier.

Most sci-fi is bilge, though. But try Cordwainer Smith Larry Niven.

 
2012-08-24 10:48:56 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Quantum Apostrophe: red5ish: If anybody ever tells you that science fiction isn't literature you can always beat them senseless with a Ray Bradbury novel. Or a shovel, which is easier.

Most sci-fi is bilge, though. But try Cordwainer Smith Larry Niven E.E. "Doc" Smith.

Then you'll have a better definition of bilge.
 
2012-08-24 11:11:59 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Quantum Apostrophe: red5ish: If anybody ever tells you that science fiction isn't literature you can always beat them senseless with a Ray Bradbury novel. Or a shovel, which is easier.

Most sci-fi is bilge, though. But try Cordwainer Smith Larry Niven.


Niven? I liked his early stuff like World of Ptaavs and A World out of Time and especially Protector. Ringworld is great escapist fantasy. After that, eh, I don't know.
 
2012-08-24 12:27:26 PM  
"Colossal Wasteofmoney" was taken?
 
2012-08-24 12:27:54 PM  
I like some SciFi, but I am not the aficionado that many Farkers are. So I genuinely wonder, was it just me, or did the TV miniseries version of The Martian Chronicles suck ass?
 
2012-08-24 03:45:18 PM  

Neondistraction: Mikey1969: Can never pass up s Bradbury story without posting this booby goodness... NSFW

Fark me, Ray Bradbury

Come on man, you can't promise NSFW booby goodness and then link to freaking youtube. There are no boobs on youtube.


It's NSFW due to the lyrics. And you have to admit, her blouse is quite revealing in the video.

/should have won "Best Dramatic Presentation: Short Form" at last year's Hugo awards
//yes, it was actually nominated
 
2012-08-24 04:27:27 PM  

SevenizGud: "Colossal Wasteofmoney" was taken?


GIS for Colossal Wasteofmoney returns your Dad holding a package of condoms.
 
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