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(Guardian)   The planet Krypton has been located 27.1 light years from Earth   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 27
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2012-11-05 08:42:01 PM  
OMFG I love NDTyson!
 
2012-11-05 09:48:37 PM  
Don't trust him, Superman! Lando will sell you out to the Empire in a heartbeat!
 
2012-11-05 09:48:38 PM  
This has nothing to do with Tyson or Superman, but I just wanted to come randomly into this thread and complain about the ultra-shrill singing going on upstairs on that Voice show my wife & mother-in-law are watching.

I'm in the basement looking at Fark links, hating Earth, wishing it would explode in a Kryptonian apocalypse.

OH GOD it's so shrill... I tried closing the door.... my dear head... AGGGHHHHHHHH
 
2012-11-05 09:53:27 PM  

Parallax: This has nothing to do with Tyson or Superman, but I just wanted to come randomly into this thread and complain about the ultra-shrill singing going on upstairs on that Voice show my wife & mother-in-law are watching.

I'm in the basement looking at Fark links, hating Earth, wishing it would explode in a Kryptonian apocalypse.

OH GOD it's so shrill... I tried closing the door.... my dear head... AGGGHHHHHHHH


if you think it's bad now, I suggest unplugging your TV for the next 36 hours
 
2012-11-05 09:54:27 PM  
FTA: In the newest issue of DC Comics' Action Comics #14, Tyson helps Superman find his home planet of Krypton on the last day of its existence.

No! Not again! First Pluto, now Krypton.

Even Superman is helpless to stop this planet killing monster. Who will save the planets from deTyson?
 
2012-11-05 09:54:56 PM  
We found a fictional asteroid belt that Superman has visited in past incarnations? Whoopi-freaking-Goldberg-a-didgeridoo.

And great, now we have the need to explain how fast Superbaby was flying to earth, how Superdad figured out Earth was there and had life, the thrust the rocket ship needed to counteract an increasing pull of gravity from Krypton's expanding sun, average speed of the floating Phantom Zone mirror thing, how long it would take a chunk of Krypton to land in Addis Ababa ... sigh.

RELEASE THE GEEKDOM.
 
2012-11-05 10:12:13 PM  

Practical_Draconian: We found a fictional asteroid belt that Superman has visited in past incarnations? Whoopi-freaking-Goldberg-a-didgeridoo.

And great, now we have the need to explain how fast Superbaby was flying to earth, how Superdad figured out Earth was there and had life, the thrust the rocket ship needed to counteract an increasing pull of gravity from Krypton's expanding sun, average speed of the floating Phantom Zone mirror thing, how long it would take a chunk of Krypton to land in Addis Ababa ... sigh.

RELEASE THE GEEKDOM.


Just to piss you off, allow me to point out that gravity is determined by mass and the square root of the distance between the two objects. A 5 solar mass star and a 5 solar mass black hole have the same gravitational field unless you're so close that you'd be inside the photosphere of the star.

Inside that distance, you have to start thinking about how much star is "above" you. gravity at the center of a non-singularity is effectively zero. Gravity at the center of a singularity is math I don't know how to do :P
 
2012-11-05 10:17:21 PM  
And Sam and Max just shot a nuclear missile at it.
 
2012-11-05 10:27:01 PM  
I'm just gonna leave this here... >.>

i155.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-05 10:42:33 PM  
I like Neil, but the internet's obsession with him gets a bit annoying
 
2012-11-05 10:48:09 PM  

Practical_Draconian: We found a fictional asteroid belt that Superman has visited in past incarnations? Whoopi-freaking-Goldberg-a-didgeridoo.

And great, now we have the need to explain how fast Superbaby was flying to earth, how Superdad figured out Earth was there and had life, the thrust the rocket ship needed to counteract an increasing pull of gravity from Krypton's expanding sun, average speed of the floating Phantom Zone mirror thing, how long it would take a chunk of Krypton to land in Addis Ababa ... sigh.

RELEASE THE GEEKDOM.


No, we don't. Jor-El was just impossibly smart and with infinitely more resources/knowledge than us :P
 
2012-11-05 10:49:24 PM  
I love the good Doctor DT. He's making smart cool again. We need an entire generation of kids to emulate him.
 
2012-11-05 11:01:01 PM  
 
2012-11-05 11:09:53 PM  

machoprogrammer: I like Neil, but the internet's obsession with him gets a bit annoying


i0.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-11-05 11:16:26 PM  
We need to get Neil that cool Wizard-Vest he's wearing in the cartoon, and maybe a matching Wizard-Hat.
 
2012-11-05 11:27:37 PM  

GrendelMk1:
Just to piss you off, allow me to point out that gravity is determined by mass and the square root of the distance between the two objects. A 5 solar mass star and a 5 solar mass black hole have the same gravitational field unless you're so close that you'd be inside the photosphere of the star.

Inside that distance, you have to start thinking about how much star is "above" you. gravity at the center of a non-singularity is effectively zero. Gravity at the center of a singularity is math I don't know how to do :P


24.media.tumblr.com
"Dude, I need to warn y'all of Earth ... Math is coming. And my hair is a bird."

Actually, I'm more intrigued by the Addis Ababa meteorite and how that got here in time for Superman.
Maybe it was just a brick of bad weed Haile Selassie got from his visit to his Rastafarian faithful in Jamaica, or that it was green-colored silver kryptonite.

/actually, a Superman movie with Nic Cage as a drug-abusing, cynical, amoral, out-of-touch Kryptonian who has trouble relating to Earthlings would be interesting.
 
2012-11-05 11:47:23 PM  
Practical_Draconian:"Dude, I need to warn y'all of Earth ... Math is coming. And my hair is a bird."

Actually, I'm more intrigued by the Addis Ababa meteorite and how that got here in time for Superman.
Maybe it was just a brick of bad weed Haile Selassie got from his visit to his Rastafarian faithful in Jamaica, or that it was green-colored silver kryptonite.

/actually, a Superman movie with Nic Cage as a drug-abusing, cynical, amoral, out-of-touch Kryptonian who has trouble relating to Earthlings would be interesting.


You ought not to dismiss math in such a cavalier manner. After all, how else but math would you determine if you're getting good value on a $200 ounce?

/yer right, Nic Cage as a druggie alien with super powers would be cool.
//Nic needs to be actually stoned for the whole shoot :P
 
2012-11-06 01:09:59 AM  

JoeJitsu: Don't trust him, Superman! Lando will sell you out to the Empire in a heartbeat!


That's the first thing I thought of. ( FARKERs think alike...)
 
2012-11-06 01:17:22 AM  
Be careful. Merging popular fiction with stellar cartography is how religions get started.
 
2012-11-06 03:03:14 AM  
Didn't he fly back to his home planet in Superman Returns? Or don't we talk about that?
 
2012-11-06 04:21:44 AM  

Practical_Draconian: GrendelMk1:
Just to piss you off, allow me to point out that gravity is determined by mass and the square root of the distance between the two objects. A 5 solar mass star and a 5 solar mass black hole have the same gravitational field unless you're so close that you'd be inside the photosphere of the star.

Inside that distance, you have to start thinking about how much star is "above" you. gravity at the center of a non-singularity is effectively zero. Gravity at the center of a singularity is math I don't know how to do :P

[24.media.tumblr.com image 471x480]
"Dude, I need to warn y'all of Earth ... Math is coming. And my hair is a bird."

Actually, I'm more intrigued by the Addis Ababa meteorite and how that got here in time for Superman.
Maybe it was just a brick of bad weed Haile Selassie got from his visit to his Rastafarian faithful in Jamaica, or that it was green-colored silver kryptonite.

/actually, a Superman movie with Nic Cage as a drug-abusing, cynical, amoral, out-of-touch Kryptonian who has trouble relating to Earthlings would be interesting.


I don't think anything about that picture could look more like shiat if we focused the worlds photoshopping skills on it.

It is at maximum shiattery. Utter shiatsaturation... shiaturation if you will.
 
2012-11-06 05:11:14 AM  

JoeJitsu: Don't trust him, Superman! Lando will sell you out to the Empire in a heartbeat!


Watch out guys,
www.forevergeek.com
we're dealing with a badass over here
 
2012-11-06 05:11:32 AM  

MurphyMurphy: It is at maximum shiattery. Utter shiatsaturation... shiaturation if you will.


img198.imageshack.us

You wanna see shiaturation? Drop by the park in a few months when those recidivist shiat-idiots Ricky and Julian get out of con college.
 
2012-11-06 06:51:12 AM  
I see it's the weekly NDT cock sucking thread.

/wipe your chin when your done!
 
2012-11-06 11:38:55 AM  

farkeruk: Didn't he fly back to his home planet in Superman Returns? Or don't we talk about that?


I think he was killed on his way home, and then the Joker had a signed affadavit that he would never ever return
 
2012-11-06 01:44:10 PM  

GrendelMk1: RELEASE THE GEEKDOM.

Just to piss you off, allow me to point out that gravity is determined by mass and the square root of the distance between the two objects.


1/R^(2), not R^(1/2)
inverse squares everywhere!
 
2012-11-06 06:48:54 PM  
Which piece?
 
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