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2012-10-15 03:29:24 PM
Bravo, subby! A masterpiece of a headline. A handful of people will get the reference.
 
2012-10-15 04:38:41 PM
Well done, submitter.
 
2012-10-15 04:57:45 PM
The reference I get... the article I don't understand.
 
2012-10-15 05:08:38 PM
www.thetick.ws
 
2012-10-15 05:24:39 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: The reference I get... the article I don't understand.


Indeed, the reference was nice... the article was someone with a rapidly approaching deadline.
 
2012-10-15 05:49:30 PM
home.jps.net
 
2012-10-15 05:51:11 PM
Spoon!
 
2012-10-15 06:11:07 PM
context headline of the year?
 
2012-10-15 06:12:19 PM
I have to stop. I keep losing pressure after 5 letters

/need more beer
 
2012-10-15 06:13:53 PM
www.keyframeonline.com
 
2012-10-15 06:14:54 PM

gopher321: Spoon!


came here to say this

Uzzah: [www.keyframeonline.com image 244x156]


Sponge Monkeys!! have not thought of those guys in awhile
 
2012-10-15 06:15:06 PM

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: The reference I get... the article I don't understand.


WIkipedia says "Robert Krulwich is an American radio and television journalist whose specialty is explaining complex topics in depth." WTF kind of specialty is that? I always just thought of him as another one of those vaguely futzy New Yorkers public radio can't seem to get enough of.
 
2012-10-15 06:15:32 PM
www.unwinnable.com
Agrees.

s3.amazonaws.com
Wanted for questioning.
 
2012-10-15 06:18:04 PM
Splendid, chum-mitter.
 
2012-10-15 06:18:19 PM
+1 Subby.
 
2012-10-15 06:18:35 PM
That's no moon, its huge banner in low earth orbit. Coming soon to a sky near you! (Once the cost of commercial space travels drops.)
 
2012-10-15 06:18:49 PM
I wanted to make reference to when Cobra Commander used a laser to etch a giant likeness of himself on the moon (hooded version, not masked), but I couldn't find reference to it in GIS.
 
2012-10-15 06:19:14 PM
pbfcomics.com
 
2012-10-15 06:20:27 PM
i approve of this thread and headline.
 
2012-10-15 06:21:43 PM
So help me if they ever make a laser powerful enough and I get my hands on it, that is exactly what I'll write on the moon.

/if only to confuse the aliens.
 
2012-10-15 06:23:39 PM
Bravo indeed.
 
2012-10-15 06:24:17 PM

moops: I wanted to make reference to when Cobra Commander used a laser to etch a giant likeness of himself on the moon (hooded version, not masked), but I couldn't find reference to it in GIS.


2.bp.blogspot.com

Then there's the other half of how it would go down.  Image too large for the filter
 
2012-10-15 06:24:49 PM
Oh, carving stuff into the moon?

Been there... i4.ytimg.com...done that.
/COBRA!
 
2012-10-15 06:25:02 PM
So, how about those NASA JPL guys. They couldn't find a better way to track the position of the Mars rover, like, I don't know, maybe GPS? Or perhaps a rotary encoder on the drive axles? Or maybe an odometer from a '57 Bel-Air? Of all the possible ways, they decided that pointing the camera at the tracks was the best way to do it? I guess this is what you get for trying to hire engineers at GS-5 wages.
 
2012-10-15 06:25:26 PM
i137.photobucket.com

Don't make us bite you in hard-to-reach places!
 
2012-10-15 06:29:21 PM
Jeez, he writes just like he talks.
 
2012-10-15 06:30:57 PM
Humans purpose in the Universe is to spread litter and graffiti everywhere.
 
2012-10-15 06:32:32 PM
At this point, I'm starting to believe that some people are paid to write crap onto the internet, just so they can appropriately make an obscure reference while linking it on an aggregator site.
 
2012-10-15 06:34:44 PM

Yoyo: So, how about those NASA JPL guys. They couldn't find a better way to track the position of the Mars rover, like, I don't know, maybe GPS? Or perhaps a rotary encoder on the drive axles? Or maybe an odometer from a '57 Bel-Air? Of all the possible ways, they decided that pointing the camera at the tracks was the best way to do it? I guess this is what you get for trying to hire engineers at GS-5 wages.


How exactly do you think GPS works?
 
2012-10-15 06:37:15 PM

Yoyo: So, how about those NASA JPL guys. They couldn't find a better way to track the position of the Mars rover, like, I don't know, maybe GPS? Or perhaps a rotary encoder on the drive axles? Or maybe an odometer from a '57 Bel-Air? Of all the possible ways, they decided that pointing the camera at the tracks was the best way to do it? I guess this is what you get for trying to hire engineers at GS-5 wages.


I wasn't aware that there are global positioning satellites circling the moon.
 
2012-10-15 06:38:01 PM

Mmmrky: Yoyo: So, how about those NASA JPL guys. They couldn't find a better way to track the position of the Mars rover, like, I don't know, maybe GPS? Or perhaps a rotary encoder on the drive axles? Or maybe an odometer from a '57 Bel-Air? Of all the possible ways, they decided that pointing the camera at the tracks was the best way to do it? I guess this is what you get for trying to hire engineers at GS-5 wages.

How exactly do you think GPS works?


God, duh. What do you think the G stands for?
 
2012-10-15 06:38:52 PM
CSB time.

My first job after college I worked with this guy who had interned at Fox Kids during The Tick's run. We were talking about his internship one day, and I let him know how much I had enjoyed The Tick. He then told me an interesting story about how the reason the show was cancelled was entirely because of the episode "The Tick vs. Prehistory". That show committed the ultimate taboo of having explicit references to evolution and, even worse, mankind's descent from other Homo species.

Evolution? On Fox? Naturally, this pissed someone off at Fox corporate to no end, rumored to be Rupert himself. After they got wind of it the show was summarily cancelled.

There was more to his story than what I remember here, but that was the gist of it.

I've never forgotten that. If this was true then it makes me all kinds of happy to see that the Tick continues to live on.
 
2012-10-15 06:39:15 PM

libranoelrose: Yoyo: So, how about those NASA JPL guys. They couldn't find a better way to track the position of the Mars rover, like, I don't know, maybe GPS? Or perhaps a rotary encoder on the drive axles? Or maybe an odometer from a '57 Bel-Air? Of all the possible ways, they decided that pointing the camera at the tracks was the best way to do it? I guess this is what you get for trying to hire engineers at GS-5 wages.

I wasn't aware that there are global positioning satellites circling the moon.


The Mars Rover isn't on the moon, silly.
 
2012-10-15 06:41:45 PM

i upped my meds-up yours: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: The reference I get... the article I don't understand.

WIkipedia says "Robert Krulwich is an American radio and television journalist whose specialty is explaining complex topics in depth." WTF kind of specialty is that? I always just thought of him as another one of those vaguely futzy New Yorkers public radio can't seem to get enough of.


i google and see people using the term futzy but i cannot find an actual definition. using a term which has no definition is expressing ones self in undefined terms. i confused.
 
2012-10-15 06:43:02 PM

LesserEvil: libranoelrose: Yoyo: So, how about those NASA JPL guys. They couldn't find a better way to track the position of the Mars rover, like, I don't know, maybe GPS? Or perhaps a rotary encoder on the drive axles? Or maybe an odometer from a '57 Bel-Air? Of all the possible ways, they decided that pointing the camera at the tracks was the best way to do it? I guess this is what you get for trying to hire engineers at GS-5 wages.

I wasn't aware that there are global positioning satellites circling the moon.

The Mars Rover isn't on the moon, silly.


that's what THEY want you to think.
 
2012-10-15 06:43:31 PM

LesserEvil: libranoelrose: Yoyo: So, how about those NASA JPL guys. They couldn't find a better way to track the position of the Mars rover, like, I don't know, maybe GPS? Or perhaps a rotary encoder on the drive axles? Or maybe an odometer from a '57 Bel-Air? Of all the possible ways, they decided that pointing the camera at the tracks was the best way to do it? I guess this is what you get for trying to hire engineers at GS-5 wages.

I wasn't aware that there are global positioning satellites circling the moon.

The Mars Rover isn't on the moon, silly.


Yeah, I know, I was typing fast between a call and still had the Moon Morse code on the brain. My bad.
 
2012-10-15 06:43:36 PM
Headline = Awesome
Article = Stupid

/ "You're not going crazy, Arthur, you're going SANE in a CRAZY WORLD!"
// One of my favoritest quotes of all time
 
2012-10-15 06:44:34 PM

Yoyo: So, how about those NASA JPL guys. They couldn't find a better way to track the position of the Mars rover, like, I don't know, maybe GPS?


You need four or more satellites for that. There aren't currently that many orbiting Mars.

A GPS system for Mars
Scientists move to develop satellite infrastructure
 
2012-10-15 06:45:57 PM

Yoyo: So, how about those NASA JPL guys. They couldn't find a better way to track the position of the Mars rover, like, I don't know, maybe GPS? Or perhaps a rotary encoder on the drive axles? Or maybe an odometer from a '57 Bel-Air? Of all the possible ways, they decided that pointing the camera at the tracks was the best way to do it? I guess this is what you get for trying to hire engineers at GS-5 wages.


Well, GPS isn't going to work without satellites surrounding Mars. But overall I didn't get the point of this either -- accurate knowledge of the height and different angles of the camera (or, if the angle is fixed, knowledge of the fixed height and angle plus a speedometer) should be able to give an accurate measurement of distance. I can only speculate that it comes in handy when driving over rocky surfaces; maybe they can use the tire mark data to back out how big a hump the thing went over.
 
2012-10-15 06:49:06 PM
Says-it used to have a "pave the moon" image generator. Alas, they don't anymore.

imageshack.us
 
2012-10-15 06:50:03 PM
This is not an old man yelling at clouds, this is a caveman yelling at the fire.
 
2012-10-15 06:51:22 PM

fusillade762: Yoyo: So, how about those NASA JPL guys. They couldn't find a better way to track the position of the Mars rover, like, I don't know, maybe GPS?

You need four or more satellites for that. There aren't currently that many orbiting Mars.

A GPS system for Mars
Scientists move to develop satellite infrastructure


I am convinced our first interactions with aliens will be some sort of space police ticketing us for littering.
 
2012-10-15 06:51:44 PM
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-10-15 06:52:59 PM
I approve of this headline.
 
2012-10-15 06:53:01 PM
moon = -- --- --- -.
luna = .-.. ..- -. .-
. - . - = e t e t

So I guess I am a tard for not getting it.
 
2012-10-15 06:55:09 PM

Benjimin_Dover: moon = -- --- --- -.
luna = .-.. ..- -. .-
. - . - = e t e t

So I guess I am a tard for not getting it.


.-.- is earth to earth transmission.
I think the headline referances a cartoon that I never watched.
 
2012-10-15 06:55:13 PM
Not sure if the author is a jackass...
 
2012-10-15 06:57:43 PM

illegal.tender: CSB time.

My first job after college I worked with this guy who had interned at Fox Kids during The Tick's run. We were talking about his internship one day, and I let him know how much I had enjoyed The Tick. He then told me an interesting story about how the reason the show was cancelled was entirely because of the episode "The Tick vs. Prehistory". That show committed the ultimate taboo of having explicit references to evolution and, even worse, mankind's descent from other Homo species.

Evolution? On Fox? Naturally, this pissed someone off at Fox corporate to no end, rumored to be Rupert himself. After they got wind of it the show was summarily cancelled.

There was more to his story than what I remember here, but that was the gist of it.

I've never forgotten that. If this was true then it makes me all kinds of happy to see that the Tick continues to live on.


Isn't it available on DVD? If so, it's because of this story that I'm going to buy a copy for my daughter...and me.
 
2012-10-15 06:58:16 PM
This one made my day! Thanks subby!
 
2012-10-15 06:58:29 PM

crotchgrabber: Benjimin_Dover: moon = -- --- --- -.
luna = .-.. ..- -. .-
. - . - = e t e t

So I guess I am a tard for not getting it.

.-.- is earth to earth transmission.
I think the headline referances a cartoon that I never watched.


Ahhh. Thanks.

/I'm still a tard
 
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