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2012-11-28 02:58:02 PM  
"Curiosity celebrates its first birthday on Mars, complains it wanted a cowboy theme and not a space one"

Basically this is a subby fail.

Curiosity is neither one year old, nor has it been on the planet Mars for a year. It was launched from Earth one year ago.

Apart from that, the birthday celebration lacked a certain necessary kaboom.
 
2012-11-28 03:01:26 PM  

RoyBatty: Curiosity is neither one year old, nor has it been on the planet Mars for a year. It was launched from Earth one year ago.


So you're saying that life begins at conception, not at launch?
 
2012-11-28 03:11:06 PM  

nekom: RoyBatty: Curiosity is neither one year old, nor has it been on the planet Mars for a year. It was launched from Earth one year ago.

So you're saying that life begins at conception, not at launch?


At conception, or when her keel was laid down, maybe when she was first powered up, and maybe when she first sang Daisy.
 
2012-11-28 03:17:32 PM  
SAM may already have detected something exciting. Curiosity chief scientist John Grotzinger, a geologist at Caltech in Pasadena, told NPR earlier this month that SAM's first tastes of Martian soil are providing data "for the history books."
Grotzinger and others on the Curiosity team will reveal what Curiosity has found on Monday (Dec. 3), during a presentation at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.


a) a human skull
2) one of the pillars they used in the third Transformers' movie
d) carbon, methane, and fossilized remains of single celled organisms
 
2012-11-28 03:18:01 PM  

RoyBatty: nekom: RoyBatty: Curiosity is neither one year old, nor has it been on the planet Mars for a year. It was launched from Earth one year ago.

So you're saying that life begins at conception, not at launch?

At conception, or when her keel was laid down, maybe when she was first powered up, and maybe when she first sang Daisy.


Yes, when she gains sentience is the obvious marker. But that may be a while.
 
2012-11-28 03:18:20 PM  
www.halolz.com
 
2012-11-28 03:19:00 PM  

RoyBatty: nekom: RoyBatty: Curiosity is neither one year old, nor has it been on the planet Mars for a year. It was launched from Earth one year ago.

So you're saying that life begins at conception, not at launch?

At conception, or when her keel was laid down, maybe when she was first powered up, and maybe when she first sang Daisy.


and we can get into the debate when it's martian birthday comes up too

/and subby, why not a space cowboy theme?
//that was a double use of the term, fark nerds will get it
///aren't we all nerds though?
 
2012-11-28 03:19:09 PM  

RoyBatty: "Curiosity celebrates its first birthday on Mars, complains it wanted a cowboy theme and not a space one"

Basically this is a subby fail.

Curiosity is neither one year old, nor has it been on the planet Mars for a year. It was launched from Earth one year ago.



Go rover, it's your birthday
We gonna party like it's your birthday
We gon' sip Bacardi like it's your birthday
And you know we don't give a fark, it's not your birthday
 
2012-11-28 03:20:41 PM  

bulldg4life: SAM may already have detected something exciting. Curiosity chief scientist John Grotzinger, a geologist at Caltech in Pasadena, told NPR earlier this month that SAM's first tastes of Martian soil are providing data "for the history books."
Grotzinger and others on the Curiosity team will reveal what Curiosity has found on Monday (Dec. 3), during a presentation at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.

a) a human skull
2) one of the pillars they used in the third Transformers' movie
d) carbon, methane, and fossilized remains of single celled organisms


)))Hot green women.
 
2012-11-28 03:21:06 PM  

MindStalker: Yes, when she gains sentience is the obvious marker. But that may be a while.


I don't think it's right to abort a launch if the craft is viable.
 
2012-11-28 03:21:43 PM  
Martian year or earth year?
 
2012-11-28 03:22:08 PM  
Launched a year ago and hasn't done shiat yet.
 
2012-11-28 03:27:04 PM  
t.qkme.me

Cowboy or space theme, you say?
 
2012-11-28 03:27:33 PM  

Deep Contact: bulldg4life: SAM may already have detected something exciting. Curiosity chief scientist John Grotzinger, a geologist at Caltech in Pasadena, told NPR earlier this month that SAM's first tastes of Martian soil are providing data "for the history books."
Grotzinger and others on the Curiosity team will reveal what Curiosity has found on Monday (Dec. 3), during a presentation at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.

a) a human skull
2) one of the pillars they used in the third Transformers' movie
d) carbon, methane, and fossilized remains of single celled organisms

)))Hot green women.


It's almost like they announced it right before end of FY because they didn't want funding to get cut.

That said, I think we should put almost all the DoD budget into NASA. We need to have colonized another planet before we hit empty on natural resources here.
 
2012-11-28 03:29:55 PM  

bulldg4life: SAM may already have detected something exciting. Curiosity chief scientist John Grotzinger, a geologist at Caltech in Pasadena, told NPR earlier this month that SAM's first tastes of Martian soil are providing data "for the history books."
Grotzinger and others on the Curiosity team will reveal what Curiosity has found on Monday (Dec. 3), during a presentation at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.

a) a human skull
2) one of the pillars they used in the third Transformers' movie
d) carbon, methane, and fossilized remains of single celled organisms


Something exciting for a geologist but not a thing 90% of us would have any idea about.

/ZOMG!! Subcontained conglomerate eroded basalt/silicon tailings! Or something.
 
2012-11-28 03:32:14 PM  
If you think it could be practical to vacate significant amounts of people to Mars, you know pathetically little about it.
 
2012-11-28 03:32:21 PM  

bulldg4life: SAM may already have detected something exciting. Curiosity chief scientist John Grotzinger, a geologist at Caltech in Pasadena, told NPR earlier this month that SAM's first tastes of Martian soil are providing data "for the history books."
Grotzinger and others on the Curiosity team will reveal what Curiosity has found on Monday (Dec. 3), during a presentation at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.

a) a human skull
2) one of the pillars they used in the third Transformers' movie
d) carbon, methane, and fossilized remains of single celled organisms


How about a buried battlecrab?
 
2012-11-28 03:36:00 PM  

bulldg4life: SAM may already have detected something exciting. Curiosity chief scientist John Grotzinger, a geologist at Caltech in Pasadena, told NPR earlier this month that SAM's first tastes of Martian soil are providing data "for the history books."
Grotzinger and others on the Curiosity team will reveal what Curiosity has found on Monday (Dec. 3), during a presentation at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.

a) a human skull
2) one of the pillars they used in the third Transformers' movie
d) carbon, methane, and fossilized remains of single celled organisms


History books or astronomy books or biology books?

Btw I was an extra in Transformers 3 and even with my fantastic background acting, the movie still sucked.
 
2012-11-28 03:37:10 PM  
SUBBY IS BAD AND SHOULD FEEL BAD
 
2012-11-28 03:40:03 PM  

eltejon: bulldg4life: SAM may already have detected something exciting. Curiosity chief scientist John Grotzinger, a geologist at Caltech in Pasadena, told NPR earlier this month that SAM's first tastes of Martian soil are providing data "for the history books."
Grotzinger and others on the Curiosity team will reveal what Curiosity has found on Monday (Dec. 3), during a presentation at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.

a) a human skull
2) one of the pillars they used in the third Transformers' movie
d) carbon, methane, and fossilized remains of single celled organisms

Something exciting for a geologist but not a thing 90% of us would have any idea about.

/ZOMG!! Subcontained conglomerate eroded basalt/silicon tailings! Or something.


At first glance, I read that as bathsalt... which would make things quite interesting for a whole different subset of folks.
 
2012-11-28 03:40:24 PM  
Keeps sticking to the wheels.

static.caloriecount.about.com
 
2012-11-28 03:41:04 PM  

nickerj1: Deep Contact: bulldg4life: SAM may already have detected something exciting. Curiosity chief scientist John Grotzinger, a geologist at Caltech in Pasadena, told NPR earlier this month that SAM's first tastes of Martian soil are providing data "for the history books."
Grotzinger and others on the Curiosity team will reveal what Curiosity has found on Monday (Dec. 3), during a presentation at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.

a) a human skull
2) one of the pillars they used in the third Transformers' movie
d) carbon, methane, and fossilized remains of single celled organisms

)))Hot green women.

It's almost like they announced it right before end of FY because they didn't want funding to get cut.

That said, I think we should put almost all the DoD budget into NASA. We need to have colonized another planet before we hit empty on natural resources here.



blog.beliefnet.com 
But then we'd still have to worry about terrorist.
 
2012-11-28 03:46:39 PM  

bulldg4life: SAM may already have detected something exciting. Curiosity chief scientist John Grotzinger, a geologist at Caltech in Pasadena, told NPR earlier this month that SAM's first tastes of Martian soil are providing data "for the history books."
Grotzinger and others on the Curiosity team will reveal what Curiosity has found on Monday (Dec. 3), during a presentation at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.

a) a human skull
2) one of the pillars they used in the third Transformers' movie
d) carbon, methane, and fossilized remains of single celled organisms


I've heard through the grapevine that they've discovered the remains of the Beagle spacecraft.
 
2012-11-28 03:46:55 PM  

bulldg4life: SAM may already have detected something exciting. Curiosity chief scientist John Grotzinger, a geologist at Caltech in Pasadena, told NPR earlier this month that SAM's first tastes of Martian soil are providing data "for the history books."
Grotzinger and others on the Curiosity team will reveal what Curiosity has found on Monday (Dec. 3), during a presentation at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.

a) a human skull
2) one of the pillars they used in the third Transformers' movie
d) carbon, methane, and fossilized remains of single celled organisms


It seems that the misunderstanding between Grotzinger and NPR came about because the NASA scientist was discussing Curiosity's mission and findings in general terms as "historic," while the public radio programmer interpreted his words as a reference to a specific and recent discovery made by the surface probe.
Link
 
2012-11-28 03:47:38 PM  
Is it bi-Curiousity or just plain vanilla Curiosity? If it's the former, it had best wait until college, where it is acceptable.
 
2012-11-28 03:49:27 PM  
And nothing of value was obtained
 
2012-11-28 03:50:02 PM  
images1.wikia.nocookie.net 

/getting a kick
 
2012-11-28 03:55:33 PM  

signaljammer: If you think it could be practical to vacate significant amounts of people to Mars, you know pathetically little about it.


Not true, sir, not true at all. Listen here, I have the solution to many a dilemma this country faces, yes sir. You see, what we're gonna do is sub divide up all the people, see, all the fine folks of this great nation into three groups. Three groups. Because, you see, the thing is, we may have too many people, which on the one hand may be bad, but in the other hand, that's a resource, a resource we can send into space! Not just anyone mind you, but important souls, like phone sanitizers and the cast of Jersey Shore and the like. See! You say mars can't be colonized, I say its the perfect place to send some of our ...most valued citizens!
 
2012-11-28 03:56:11 PM  
Probably starting to get pretty lonely...

www.fact.co.uk
 
2012-11-28 03:57:32 PM  

ProfessorOhki: It seems that the misunderstanding between Grotzinger and NPR came about because the NASA scientist was discussing Curiosity's mission and findings in general terms as "historic," while the public radio programmer interpreted his words as a reference to a specific and recent discovery made by the surface probe.
Link


t.qkme.me
 
2012-11-28 04:05:59 PM  

eltejon: bulldg4life: SAM may already have detected something exciting. Curiosity chief scientist John Grotzinger, a geologist at Caltech in Pasadena, told NPR earlier this month that SAM's first tastes of Martian soil are providing data "for the history books."
Grotzinger and others on the Curiosity team will reveal what Curiosity has found on Monday (Dec. 3), during a presentation at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.

a) a human skull
2) one of the pillars they used in the third Transformers' movie
d) carbon, methane, and fossilized remains of single celled organisms

Something exciting for a geologist but not a thing 90% of us would have any idea about.

/ZOMG!! Subcontained conglomerate eroded basalt/silicon tailings! Or something.


Sadly this. NASA really needs some new PR folks, as I feel we have often of late been subjected to 'big news' announcements that -- to the generally public -- would elicit a 'really?'.

Sort of like your kid running up to you screaming so you think something is on fire. What you next notice is their Nintendo DS in hand. Then they excitedly tell you about some rare Pokemon caught in a game. Sure, pretty cool to those who care about Pokemon, but not an actual 'event' in the greater scheme of things.
 
2012-11-28 04:07:24 PM  

ProfessorOhki: bulldg4life: SAM may already have detected something exciting. Curiosity chief scientist John Grotzinger, a geologist at Caltech in Pasadena, told NPR earlier this month that SAM's first tastes of Martian soil are providing data "for the history books."
Grotzinger and others on the Curiosity team will reveal what Curiosity has found on Monday (Dec. 3), during a presentation at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.

a) a human skull
2) one of the pillars they used in the third Transformers' movie
d) carbon, methane, and fossilized remains of single celled organisms

It seems that the misunderstanding between Grotzinger and NPR came about because the NASA scientist was discussing Curiosity's mission and findings in general terms as "historic," while the public radio programmer interpreted his words as a reference to a specific and recent discovery made by the surface probe.
Link


So what will they be announcing on December 3rd? Just that Curiosity is cool in general, but that there's nothing really to report?
 
2012-11-28 04:10:35 PM  

bulldg4life: SAM may already have detected something exciting. Curiosity chief scientist John Grotzinger, a geologist at Caltech in Pasadena, told NPR earlier this month that SAM's first tastes of Martian soil are providing data "for the history books."
Grotzinger and others on the Curiosity team will reveal what Curiosity has found on Monday (Dec. 3), during a presentation at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.

a) a human skull
2) one of the pillars they used in the third Transformers' movie
d) carbon, methane, and fossilized remains of single celled organisms


Didn't they already backtrack on that. I seem to remember reading that it was a misunderstanding as the journalist didn't understand that the nerd was just saying the mission in general was cool.
 
2012-11-28 04:47:43 PM  

signaljammer: If you think it could be practical to vacate significant amounts of people to Mars, you know pathetically little about it.


upload.wikimedia.org 

Elon pondering what signaljammer knows that he doesn't
 
2012-11-28 04:48:21 PM  

Salmon: Probably starting to get pretty lonely...

[www.fact.co.uk image 850x486]


imgs.xkcd.com
 
2012-11-28 05:07:01 PM  

someguy945: ProfessorOhki: bulldg4life: SAM may already have detected something exciting. Curiosity chief scientist John Grotzinger, a geologist at Caltech in Pasadena, told NPR earlier this month that SAM's first tastes of Martian soil are providing data "for the history books."
Grotzinger and others on the Curiosity team will reveal what Curiosity has found on Monday (Dec. 3), during a presentation at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.

a) a human skull
2) one of the pillars they used in the third Transformers' movie
d) carbon, methane, and fossilized remains of single celled organisms

It seems that the misunderstanding between Grotzinger and NPR came about because the NASA scientist was discussing Curiosity's mission and findings in general terms as "historic," while the public radio programmer interpreted his words as a reference to a specific and recent discovery made by the surface probe.
Link

So what will they be announcing on December 3rd? Just that Curiosity is cool in general, but that there's nothing really to report?


I believe they are going to report Curiosity's first results. Basically that the instrument is working really well and they found exactly what they were expecting to find but in much greater detail then ever before. Which will be very exciting to the scientists but everyone else will be saying "WTF?". Well the nutters will be claiming a cover up but everyone else will be saying "ho hum". Here is the original NPR story that got everyone in a tizzy. We'll know soon enough.
 
2012-11-28 05:40:06 PM  
Debbie Jellinsky: I don't wanna hurt anybody. I don't enjoy hurting anybody. I don't like guns, or bombs, or electric chairs. But sometimes people just won't listen. And so, I have to use persuasion. And slides.
[Showing slide pictures]
Debbie Jellinsky: My parents, Sharon and Dave. Generous, doting, or *were they*? All I ever wanted was a Ballerina Barbie. In her pretty pink tutu. My birthday. I was 10, and do you know what they got me? *Malibu* Barbie.
Morticia: Malibu Barbie.
Gomez: The nightmare.
Morticia: The nerve.
Debbie Jellinsky: That's not what I wanted! That's not who I was. I was a ballerina, graceful, delicate! They had to go.
[the next slide shot shows a burning house]
 
2012-11-28 05:50:49 PM  

rwfan: someguy945: So what will they be announcing on December 3rd? Just that Curiosity is cool in general, but that there's nothing really to report?

I believe they are going to report Curiosity's first results. Basically that the instrument is working really well and they found exactly what they were expecting to find but in much greater detail then ever before. Which will be very exciting to the scientists but everyone else will be saying "WTF?". Well the nutters will be claiming a cover up but everyone else will be saying "ho hum". Here is the original NPR story that got everyone in a tizzy. We'll know soon enough.


^ This, I think. It's not like it's a sudden press conference. It's at the American Geophysical Union's fall meeting. It's five days long and Curiosity's is just one of several presentations NASA is doing there:

* 12/3 9:00am - Mars Rover Curiosity's Investigations in Gale Crater
* 12/3 12:30pm - Voyager press availability
* 12/4 8:00am - New Findings, New Enigmas: NASA's Van Allen Probes Begin their Exploration of the Radiation Belts
* 12/4 9:00am - Mars Rover Opportunity's Investigations at Endeavour Crater
* 12/5 9:00am - NASA's Lunar Twins - GRAIL First Science Results

I'm sure the data will be great, but there's no indication of there being any "omg, the public needs to know right now!" type events.
 
2012-11-28 06:40:01 PM  

Galileo's Daughter: [t.qkme.me image 310x236]

Cowboy or space theme, you say?


You said it for me. Well done.
/Galileo High School in San Francisco is one of the best here.
 
2012-11-28 07:09:13 PM  

nickerj1: Deep Contact: bulldg4life: SAM may already have detected something exciting. Curiosity chief scientist John Grotzinger, a geologist at Caltech in Pasadena, told NPR earlier this month that SAM's first tastes of Martian soil are providing data "for the history books."
Grotzinger and others on the Curiosity team will reveal what Curiosity has found on Monday (Dec. 3), during a presentation at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.

a) a human skull
2) one of the pillars they used in the third Transformers' movie
d) carbon, methane, and fossilized remains of single celled organisms

)))Hot green women.

It's almost like they announced it right before end of FY because they didn't want funding to get cut.

That said, I think we should put almost all the DoD budget into NASA. We need to have colonized another planet before we hit empty on natural resources here.


Their fiscal year runs October through September.
 
2012-11-28 07:21:19 PM  

Tax Boy: Salmon: Probably starting to get pretty lonely...

[www.fact.co.uk image 850x486]

[imgs.xkcd.com image 639x862]


Dammit, that XKCD always depresses the heck out of me...

/poor little rover :(
 
2012-11-28 07:27:34 PM  

DesktopHippie: Tax Boy: Salmon: Probably starting to get pretty lonely...

[www.fact.co.uk image 850x486]

[imgs.xkcd.com image 639x862]

Dammit, that XKCD always depresses the heck out of me...

/poor little rover :(


It's ok,it's got Vikings for companionship... Oh wait, not anymore...
 
2012-11-28 07:39:13 PM  

DesktopHippie: Tax Boy: Salmon: Probably starting to get pretty lonely...

[www.fact.co.uk image 850x486]

[imgs.xkcd.com image 639x862]

Dammit, that XKCD always depresses the heck out of me...

/poor little rover :(


Link
 
2012-11-28 08:19:01 PM  
This has been bothering me for a long time and I need to get it out....I farkING HATE websites that have special 'mobile' versions that don't let me" zoom-to-fit" the text or images on my ipad screen. I hope the web designers of said sites DIAF.
 
2012-11-28 08:50:47 PM  

Tax Boy: Salmon: Probably starting to get pretty lonely...

[www.fact.co.uk image 850x486]

[imgs.xkcd.com image 639x862]


Something must be wrong with me but that aways gets me teared up..

/even worse is that I admitted it on Fark..
//please be gentle
 
2012-11-28 10:51:12 PM  

ProfessorOhki: I'm sure the data will be great, but there's no indication of there being any "omg, the public needs to know right now!" type events.


Yup. The general public gets most of their science knowledge from television shows. The fact that the instruments are working *is* exciting and historic news. Sorry kids, they are not going to announce that they found a stargate.
 
2012-11-28 11:01:58 PM  
www.securecrazydiamond.com

"...I wanna know"
 
2012-11-29 12:09:12 AM  

enochianwolf: [images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 720x480] 

/getting a kick


latimesherocomplex.files.wordpress.com

/shiny
 
2012-11-29 12:28:38 AM  

rwfan: ProfessorOhki: I'm sure the data will be great, but there's no indication of there being any "omg, the public needs to know right now!" type events.

Yup. The general public gets most of their science knowledge from television shows. The fact that the instruments are working *is* exciting and historic news. Sorry kids, they are not going to announce that they found a stargate.


Distant cousin?
images.wikia.com
 
2012-11-29 12:44:38 AM  

ProfessorOhki: rwfan: ProfessorOhki: I'm sure the data will be great, but there's no indication of there being any "omg, the public needs to know right now!" type events.

Yup. The general public gets most of their science knowledge from television shows. The fact that the instruments are working *is* exciting and historic news. Sorry kids, they are not going to announce that they found a stargate.

Distant cousin?


2nd generation descendant.
 
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