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(Gizmodo)   NORAD says Best Korea's new satellite is spinning out of control. Mariana Trench put on alert   (gizmodo.com) divider line 251
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2012-12-12 05:46:51 PM
Best GIF of 2012... right there.
 
2012-12-12 06:04:11 PM
Came here to say what he said. Best Gif 2012.
 
2012-12-12 06:09:59 PM
THEY MEANT TO DO THAT!
 
2012-12-12 06:12:25 PM

luniz5monody: Came here to say what he said. Best Gif 2012.


I'm tempted to agree, but there could have been a bit more spinning to really put it over the top.
 
2012-12-12 06:34:43 PM

luniz5monody: Came here to say what he said. Best Gif 2012.


I withdraw my unwavering support of this gif. I've just been to the Carmen Electra link. The jury is out.
 
2012-12-12 06:35:23 PM

unyon: luniz5monody: Came here to say what he said. Best Gif 2012.

I withdraw my unwavering support of this gif. I've just been to the Carmen Electra link. The jury is out.


Gaah. Here's the link
 
2012-12-12 06:56:08 PM

unyon: luniz5monody: Came here to say what he said. Best Gif 2012.

I withdraw my unwavering support of this gif. I've just been to the Carmen Electra link. The jury is out.


Can't like her. Went to school with her in Cincy.
 
2012-12-12 08:29:05 PM
P.S. Quit launching over Japan, or face the destruction of every item you float ever. Word.
 
2012-12-12 08:30:07 PM
www.brookings.edu
 
2012-12-12 08:32:13 PM
A link from a real news page versus bitter no talent children
 
2012-12-12 08:32:54 PM
Time to get the Planetes crew up and running...
 
2012-12-12 08:33:18 PM
I submitted it because of the gif lol
 
2012-12-12 08:33:50 PM
Is NORAD sure that's not just Santa Claus?
 
2012-12-12 08:33:56 PM

gingerjet: A link from a real news page versus bitter no talent children

To diss

 
2012-12-12 08:34:41 PM
North Korea had better hope to hell that that ISN'T a nuclear warhead, and if so, that it doesn't hit something and go blooey. If it even so much as falls in a random spot in the Mauritanian desert, if it detonates, Kim's ass will be joining it in Mauritania for all the Western missiles blowing it there.
 
2012-12-12 08:34:42 PM
I guess the new Red Dawn isn't so silly now after all, is it?
 
2012-12-12 08:35:04 PM

Indubitably: P.S. Quit launching over Japan, or face the destruction of every item you float ever. Word.


The Japanese can't even detect the launch. They rely on the American forces in the area to notify the Japanese that something is going on.

The missile took 10 minutes to fly from Best Korea to the Philippines. If they wanted to, the North Koreans could hit Tokyo before anyone had time to react.
 
2012-12-12 08:36:06 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: Indubitably: P.S. Quit launching over Japan, or face the destruction of every item you float ever. Word.

The Japanese can't even detect the launch. They rely on the American forces in the area to notify the Japanese that something is going on.

The missile took 10 minutes to fly from Best Korea to the Philippines. If they wanted to, the North Koreans could hit Tokyo before anyone had time to react.


NSS?
 
2012-12-12 08:36:26 PM
They must be using Apple maps.
 
2012-12-12 08:37:15 PM
Can't somebody just capture the thing with a net and send it back crashing down to Best Korea? Blowing it up in space wouldn't be a good idea because the fragments might hit friendly space things.
 
2012-12-12 08:37:48 PM
It's a big boy!
 
2012-12-12 08:38:17 PM
How 'bout this: in a gesture of goodwill, the ISS (is it still functional? not a newsie) retrieves, relaunches in a stable attitude so Best K has weather monitoring capability.

/After a little tweaking, of course.
 
2012-12-12 08:38:32 PM

GreenSun: Can't somebody just capture the thing with a net and send it back crashing down to Best Korea? Blowing it up in space wouldn't be a good idea because the fragments might hit friendly space things.


If we had that technology, we'd be using it on the random space junk already up there. That thing is going to hit whatever it's going to hit.
 
2012-12-12 08:40:18 PM
As I was driving home from work tonight I thought "Where is that f*cker going to fall back and how soon?"

Then I was reminded of the scene in "Dogs In Space" (obscure, don't try) where they try to fake pieces of Skylab to get some money. So if the Best Korean Space Shiat (TM) falls in my yard, do I get rich?
 
2012-12-12 08:41:24 PM
 
2012-12-12 08:42:23 PM

gingerjet: A link from a real news page versus bitter no talent children


They need a better gif generator
 
2012-12-12 08:42:41 PM

crabsno termites: How 'bout this: in a gesture of goodwill, the ISS (is it still functional? not a newsie) retrieves, relaunches in a stable attitude so Best K has weather monitoring capability.

/After a little tweaking, of course.


At the speeds things are going in orbit, you could damn near liquify the ISS hulls with a single random stray screw. That's all it takes. It's all they can do to get the important stuff out of the way when a piece of junk they know the trajectory of is coming near. A randomly-flailing whatzahoozit from North Korea is sooner or later going to slam into something important that doesn't know which way to dodge, probably sooner.
 
2012-12-12 08:43:37 PM
www.millionaireplayboy.com

Lex Luthor Unavailable for comment

//Will stay in Otisburg
 
2012-12-12 08:44:32 PM
In unrelated news, the US Air Force just launched another X-37B test vehicle.
 
2012-12-12 08:44:50 PM
1. ????????
2. Blow up stuff
3. Profit
 
2012-12-12 08:46:05 PM

crazytrain: In unrelated news, the US Air Force just launched another X-37B test vehicle.


Grab it.

*)
 
2012-12-12 08:46:49 PM

Indubitably: crazytrain: In unrelated news, the US Air Force just launched another X-37B test vehicle.

Grab it.

*)


P.S. To ribbit, as in a frog vocalizing...
 
2012-12-12 08:47:31 PM

GanjSmokr: Track it


Heavens Above also has an entry for it.

1 39026U 12072A 12347.60979993 .00129551 00000-0 79618-2 0 55
2 39026 097.4072 036.5330 0064702 173.0179 187.1881 15.07721442 94

Epoch (UTC): 12 December 2012 14:38:06
Eccentricity: 0.0064702
inclination: 97.4072°
perigee height: 498 km
apogee height: 588 km
right ascension of ascending node: 36.5330°
argument of perigee: 173.0179°
revolutions per day: 15.07721442
mean anomaly at epoch: 187.1881°
orbit number at epoch: 9

Even if it is "spinning out of control" it seems to be in a decent orbit. For comparison the ISS is currently orbiting between:
perigee height: 399 km
apogee height: 422 km
 
2012-12-12 08:47:37 PM
North Koreans build dirty bomb, make it resemble a satellite. Launch it into orbit, where it "spins out of control" until it finally comes down in a fine mist over some US suburban area.

PROFIT.

Best thing: the world knows they suck at this stuff. So have plausible deniability.
 
2012-12-12 08:48:01 PM
+2 Kudos for the hilarious header graphic.
-257 Kudos for using a 2,080kb 300 frame .gif. This is 2012.
 
2012-12-12 08:48:29 PM
...To the surprise of absolutely no one.
 
2012-12-12 08:48:36 PM
Wouldn't it be hilarious if it fell right back on top of them?
 
2012-12-12 08:53:22 PM
anyone notice the altitude on the tracker is dropping
 
2012-12-12 08:53:34 PM

Indubitably: Indubitably: crazytrain: In unrelated news, the US Air Force just launched another X-37B test vehicle.

Grab it.

*)

P.S. To ribbit, as in a frog vocalizing...


*whoosh* hey, must be a draft in here.
 
2012-12-12 08:54:17 PM
oi47.tinypic.com
 
2012-12-12 08:55:04 PM

crazytrain: Indubitably: Indubitably: crazytrain: In unrelated news, the US Air Force just launched another X-37B test vehicle.

Grab it.

*)

P.S. To ribbit, as in a frog vocalizing...

*whoosh* hey, must be a draft in here.

To vocalize

 
2012-12-12 08:55:29 PM
It's over Best Carolina right now.
 
2012-12-12 08:55:47 PM

lifeboat: [oi47.tinypic.com image 640x516]


Blueberry, hopefully.
 
2012-12-12 08:57:50 PM

ItchyMcDoogle: [www.millionaireplayboy.com image 400x250]

Lex Luthor Unavailable for comment

//Will stay in Otisburg


I would gladly have spent some time in Teschmacher Peaks.
 
2012-12-12 08:58:35 PM

dopirt: It's over Best Carolina right now.


Now it's in Canada. I had no idea they moved so damned fast. I guess I just never really though about it.
 
2012-12-12 08:59:28 PM
The altitude is one thing- if Angry Birds Space has taught me anything, satellite orbits can oval a little bit without hitting land. It's a decaying speed that's going to worry me a lot. We're at 7.65 right now; no idea what it's 7.65 of, but there you go.
 
2012-12-12 08:59:44 PM

dopirt: It's over Best Carolina right now.


LOL. That thing's just cruisin', ain't it? You wouldn't even be able to catch it flying over, it's going so fast.
 
2012-12-12 09:00:26 PM

Ivo Shandor: Heavens Above


Oh god, it's right over my house now.
 
2012-12-12 09:02:25 PM
every day lil boots treachery power grows. instead of just leveling the luxury liner where campbell soup kid & his lackeys hang five and eliminating a threat just let the farker get more dangerous with each passing year. more fun that way, scare the mericanos. its easier to put out a fire thats still small, call me kookie. take out the garbage, clean up the mess, give Best Korea to China, wipe out honorable debt.
 
2012-12-12 09:02:51 PM

JonnyG: dopirt: It's over Best Carolina right now.

LOL. That thing's just cruisin', ain't it? You wouldn't even be able to catch it flying over, it's going so fast.


Apparently, it's traveling at just over 17,000 mph. I wonder if this is normal for satellites?
 
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