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2012-11-12 02:08:22 PM
Cool, as long as you keep getting greens on Fark, I'll be reading.
 
2012-11-12 02:13:15 PM
Meh.

I liked the layout on Discover better. And it seemed a more appropriate forum for the content.

/ but I'll get over it
 
2012-11-12 02:14:38 PM
So he's getting closer?

/really obscure
 
2012-11-12 02:24:48 PM
This Phil kid never seems to stay in one place.
 
2012-11-12 02:40:31 PM

whistleridge: Meh.

I liked the layout on Discover better. And it seemed a more appropriate forum for the content.

/ but I'll get over it


Maybe on Discover he had to stick w/science-based posts. He'll have more free reign to geek out on Slate.
 
2012-11-12 03:07:59 PM
It's okay, Phil. Sooner or later everyone realizes that the Sun revolves around the Earth and not the other way around.
 
2012-11-12 03:13:21 PM
Why in the hell did you do that? Slate has been going downhill IMO. Yeah, maybe Discovery wasn't great, but you just swapped from one dying source to another, and probably lost a lot of people like incidental readers.
 
2012-11-12 03:14:28 PM

PainInTheASP: It's okay, Phil. Sooner or later everyone realizes that the Sun revolves around the Earth and not the other way around.


In your heart, you know it's flat.
 
2012-11-12 03:32:33 PM
As long as you keep writing, I'll keep reading, no matter where you are.
 
2012-11-12 03:41:42 PM
Congratulations! Good for you Phil!

Now I'll whine.

One problem with Slate is that like HuffPo there are too many commenters and commenting is a pain in the ass.

At Discover there could actually be a conversation and question and answers in the comments similar to FARK or other blogs.
 
2012-11-12 03:56:33 PM

RoyBatty: Congratulations! Good for you Phil!

Now I'll whine.

One problem with Slate is that like HuffPo there are too many commenters and commenting is a pain in the ass.

At Discover there could actually be a conversation and question and answers in the comments similar to FARK or other blogs.


In general reading comments is a mistake on the Internet. Even on Fark it's pointless to look at the comments after it enters Liter Land.
 
2012-11-12 03:58:24 PM
So he's finally acknowledging 4 simultaneous days in a 24 hour period?
 
2012-11-12 03:59:21 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: RoyBatty: Congratulations! Good for you Phil!

Now I'll whine.

One problem with Slate is that like HuffPo there are too many commenters and commenting is a pain in the ass.

At Discover there could actually be a conversation and question and answers in the comments similar to FARK or other blogs.

In general reading comments is a mistake on the Internet. Even on Fark it's pointless to look at the comments after it enters Liter Land.


Yeah, I'm afraid I contribute to that problem :(
 
2012-11-12 05:11:16 PM
So, your blog used to be on Discover, and now it's on Slate? How does something just go from one site to another....doesn't it have to travel through the Van Allen belt?

www.hollywoodauditions.com
 
2012-11-12 05:11:19 PM
Hmph. If you want to deal in reality, how about you stop colourizing the Hubble photos to make them look "cooler"?

/pet peeve
 
2012-11-12 05:12:00 PM
minnesota.publicradio.org

Approves.
 
2012-11-12 05:17:03 PM
Slate, Discover, whatever....Phil is like Dr. Michio Kaku... Where ever he posts his views, thoughts and ideas I'll read them with the anticipation and awe of a child on Christmas morning.

Fark, Bad Astronomy and bigthink.com (where Dr. Kaku posts weekly). The three webpages I visit every day and often more than once a day.
 
2012-11-12 05:17:49 PM
Would be cool if there were a Bad Astronomy podcast that got put into the Slate daily podcast rotation.
 
2012-11-12 05:18:34 PM
As long as he stays on topic of science - more power to him.

/its when he strays from that topic that makes him unbearable to read
 
2012-11-12 05:19:26 PM

Bhruic: Hmph. If you want to deal in reality, how about you stop colourizing the Hubble photos to make them look "cooler"?

/pet peeve


This.

NASA loves them some fake images. I'd burn the negatives for every colorized photo and artist's rendition to get one good raw shot from a space probe.

You should link more of those, if possible. I know some photos are all Xray or infrared. Post other photos too, is all.
 
2012-11-12 05:21:38 PM
Awww, the naivete is so cute!
He actually believes that
1) people are willing to question, even reject, the dogma attached to all of their petty and selfish personal agendas, and
2) the Earth is round! What a maroon!
 
2012-11-12 05:23:08 PM

brigid_fitch: whistleridge: Meh.

I liked the layout on Discover better. And it seemed a more appropriate forum for the content.

/ but I'll get over it

Maybe on Discover he had to stick w/science-based posts. He'll have more free reign

rain to geek out on Slate.

Pet peave.
 
2012-11-12 05:23:56 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Even on Fark it's pointless to look at the comments after it enters Liter Land.


i remember the good ole days when TFers were cool

now they're just as bad as the iCultists, srsly guys you need to get over yourselfs

qzprod.files.wordpress.com
we paid $5!! that means our posts have value are awesome!!!1! :D
 
2012-11-12 05:24:21 PM
Good, now I know where to look for the Hubble pic of the universe that gets reposted here every few weeks,
 
2012-11-12 05:27:26 PM

Bhruic: Hmph. If you want to deal in reality, how about you stop colourizing the Hubble photos to make them look "cooler"?

/pet peeve


I only look at Hubble photos in the original ultraviolet. Sure it may burn my corneas a bit, but it's a small price to pay for optical purity.
 
2012-11-12 05:27:29 PM
We can't do anything to change global warming. Thinking otherwise is bad science.
 
2012-11-12 05:33:16 PM
Between this and the recent greenlit link to an article on DISCOVER about an analysis of the myth of Adam's Rib make
me wonder if DISCOVER hasn't been bought out by an evangelical concern.
 
2012-11-12 05:33:58 PM
Bad Astronomy is a good blog, I like it. Don't much care what tube it comes out of.

/have been sponsored a few times for TF, did not like it.
//nothing rings as self-important and laughably ridiculous as TFers talking down about liters or things "going green", teh oh noes!
 
2012-11-12 05:37:12 PM
As long as he stays on topic of science - more power to him.

/its when he strays from that topic that makes him unbearable to read


THIS

Methinks Discovery got fed up with his political rants.

I'm a Republican, with three frikin' college degrees, more than a little conversant with science, and his little anti-republican rants, lumping me in with the fundie idiots, just piss me off.

It isn't anti-science to want smaller government, unmolested gun rights, freedom from PC diversity crap and maybe a little more states rights, and less federalism.

Engineers tend to be conservative, and they form a significant chunk of Discover's readers. We'll only put up with being pissed on for just so long.

Off to Slate with him, so I can avoid him...
 
2012-11-12 05:38:23 PM
Kind of a bummer. I'd prefer he stay somewhere decidedly more apolitical.
 
2012-11-12 05:48:52 PM
Could there be anything more impractical than farking ASTRONOMY? Thank you
Phil and Neil DeGrasse for helping NOBODY with your boring science
 
2012-11-12 05:52:52 PM

Bhruic: Hmph. If you want to deal in reality, how about you stop colourizing the Hubble photos to make them look "cooler"?

/pet peeve


You're saying it's only turtles half way down?
 
2012-11-12 05:55:33 PM
A strange move but so long as the blog keeps updating, I'll keep reading.
 
2012-11-12 06:01:37 PM

mark12A: I'm a Republican, with three frikin' college degrees, more than a little conversant with science, and his little anti-republican rants, lumping me in with the fundie idiots, just piss me off.

It isn't anti-science to want smaller government, unmolested gun rights, freedom from PC diversity crap and maybe a little more states rights, and less federalism.

Engineers tend to be conservative, and they form a significant chunk of Discover's readers. We'll only put up with being pissed on for just so long.


The concept that "engineers tend to be conservative" is unsupported by any evidence, and is contrary to correlations regarding conservatism and education. Accordingly, believing that engineers tend to be conservative is anti-science.
So maybe lumping you in with the fundies isn't too far off.
 
2012-11-12 06:06:37 PM
Bad Astronomy blog changes position

Is that related to the "I caught my son in a compromising position with a vacuum cleaner" link highlighted in the sidebar?

Hey, I'm just asking questions here.
 
2012-11-12 06:07:46 PM
Drew, now is the time to start the Fark Blog Network
 
2012-11-12 06:10:44 PM
Congratulations to the guy, he already got his very first Grammar Nazi or something lol :D
 
2012-11-12 06:11:23 PM

I drunk what: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Even on Fark it's pointless to look at the comments after it enters Liter Land.

i remember the good ole days when TFers were cool

now they're just as bad as the iCultists, srsly guys you need to get over yourselfs

[qzprod.files.wordpress.com image 850x477]
we paid $5!! that means our posts have value are awesome!!!1! :D


Come on bud. Leave the guy to his fantasies he has only been here a few months.
 
2012-11-12 06:13:11 PM

I drunk what: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Even on Fark it's pointless to look at the comments after it enters Liter Land.

i remember the good ole days when TFers were cool

now they're just as bad as the iCultists, srsly guys you need to get over yourselfs

[qzprod.files.wordpress.com image 850x477]
we paid $5!! that means **conversations can actually happen with a minimum of troll spam and off-handed comments interrupting them**


FTFY
 
2012-11-12 06:21:45 PM

mark12A: As long as he stays on topic of science - more power to him.

/its when he strays from that topic that makes him unbearable to read

THIS

Methinks Discovery got fed up with his political rants.

I'm a Republican, with three frikin' college degrees, more than a little conversant with science, and his little anti-republican rants, lumping me in with the fundie idiots, just piss me off.

It isn't anti-science to want smaller government, unmolested gun rights, freedom from PC diversity crap and maybe a little more states rights, and less federalism.

Engineers tend to be conservative, and they form a significant chunk of Discover's readers. We'll only put up with being pissed on for just so long.

Off to Slate with him, so I can avoid him...


As an engineer I am always amused by the "engineers are usually conservative" line. My own first hand experience just so completely refutes it.

And it's been a very long time since any republican politician has acted on the idea of small government. Or since there's been any kind of threat to gun rights in this country.
 
2012-11-12 06:24:00 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: RoyBatty: Congratulations! Good for you Phil!

Now I'll whine.

One problem with Slate is that like HuffPo there are too many commenters and commenting is a pain in the ass.

At Discover there could actually be a conversation and question and answers in the comments similar to FARK or other blogs.

In general reading comments is a mistake on the Internet. Even on Fark it's pointless to look at the comments after it enters Liter Land.


You shut your whore mouth. That's where the best trolls are found.
 
2012-11-12 06:29:15 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: I drunk what: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Even on Fark it's pointless to look at the comments after it enters Liter Land.

i remember the good ole days when TFers were cool

now they're just as bad as the iCultists, srsly guys you need to get over yourselfs

[qzprod.files.wordpress.com image 850x477]
we paid $5!! that means **conversations can actually happen with a minimum of troll spam and off-handed comments interrupting them**

FTFY


You obviously don't spend ANY time on TotalFark Discussion.

It's worse than the main page.
 
2012-11-12 06:35:00 PM

Cyclometh: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: I drunk what: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Even on Fark it's pointless to look at the comments after it enters Liter Land.

i remember the good ole days when TFers were cool

now they're just as bad as the iCultists, srsly guys you need to get over yourselfs

[qzprod.files.wordpress.com image 850x477]
we paid $5!! that means **conversations can actually happen with a minimum of troll spam and off-handed comments interrupting them**

FTFY

You obviously don't spend ANY time on TotalFark Discussion.

It's worse than the main page.


Oh I spend time there, but see, in TFD everyone is trolling everyone 95% of the time, so it doesn't bug me.
 
2012-11-12 06:36:06 PM

gbv23: Could there be anything more impractical than farking ASTRONOMY? Thank you
Phil and Neil DeGrasse for helping NOBODY with your boring science


May a disused telecommunications satellite fall on your sister.
 
2012-11-12 06:38:10 PM
And it's been a very long time since any republican politician has acted on the idea of small government. Or since there's been any kind of threat to gun rights in this country.

Oh, and voting for the Democrats would facilitate these things?
 
2012-11-12 06:39:07 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Cyclometh: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: I drunk what: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Even on Fark it's pointless to look at the comments after it enters Liter Land.

i remember the good ole days when TFers were cool

now they're just as bad as the iCultists, srsly guys you need to get over yourselfs

[qzprod.files.wordpress.com image 850x477]
we paid $5!! that means **conversations can actually happen with a minimum of troll spam and off-handed comments interrupting them**

FTFY

You obviously don't spend ANY time on TotalFark Discussion.

It's worse than the main page.

Oh I spend time there, but see, in TFD everyone is trolling everyone 95% of the time, so it doesn't bug me.


Nice logic you have there.
 
2012-11-12 06:39:20 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Even on Fark it's pointless to look at the comments after it enters Liter Land.


img.photobucket.com
Look out folks, we have ourselves a 5-dollar bad ass here!
 
2012-11-12 06:43:07 PM
Glad to hear he'll stop making up lame words and "attempting" humor...oh wait.
 
2012-11-12 06:47:37 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: In general reading comments is a mistake on the Internet. Even on Fark it's pointless to look at the comments after it enters Liter Land.


I was gifted a TF subscription once... Turns out pages upon pages of repeats with 0-1 comments isn't anywhere as interesting as you guys make it out to be.

It was interesting to see how much hive-mind there is in headlines though. A, B, C; Your dog wants; no cure for; Sarah Connor; etc. Fellow liters, know that for every cliche headline you see, at least 5 people thought it was clever.
 
2012-11-12 07:00:41 PM
I'm so glad he views it as his responsibility to change my view that vaccines cause autism. Bad astronomy, indeed.
 
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