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2013-02-18 03:53:55 PM
Damn it all to hell, I love that movie. I know it is a piece of god awful schlock but I love it.

/the only good bug is a dead bug
//liked the book too, though it is hard to consider the film and it related
 
2013-02-18 03:54:51 PM
♫  K-K-K-K-K-Klendathu,

I think that's where I'm going to ♫
 
2013-02-18 03:56:33 PM

Macular Degenerate: Ftfa: It's a coincidence

No, it's because space debris tends to follow in fairly tight orbits after collisions. It's likely that Earth is plowing into bits of  012 DA14 that broke off due to previous impacts and are now all clustered in roughly the same orbit.

Space is really really farking big. There is an infinitesimally small probability that this is just "coincidence"


Because People in power are Stupid: That's not a stochastic process, which is a self correcting process.


nerdcoretheology.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-18 04:02:33 PM

FarkingReading: People_are_Idiots: I've been saying that maybe these are meteors knocked to Earth by the big one. Things the size of baseballs and Volvos.

And you've been wrong.


No one proved it yet. It's not as bad as the big one hitting, but just because the big meteor's not gonna hit doesn't mean the little brothers and sisters it plays with won't

/still no reason to panic yet.
 
2013-02-18 04:08:34 PM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Can we stop talking about the Cuba thing like it was real?

Also, somebody call Dina Meyer, I'll warm up the co-ed shower.....


www.gulum.net
 
2013-02-18 04:10:27 PM

js34603: Damn it all to hell, I love that movie. I know it is a piece of god awful schlock but I love it.

/the only good bug is a dead bug
//liked the book too, though it is hard to consider the film and it related


Agreed 100%. I watch it once a year or so to this day.
 
2013-02-18 04:14:24 PM

Mad_Radhu: Albert911emt: Odd Bird: Thread fails without Dina Meyer
[images.wikia.com image 409x544]

I always thought Dina Meyer was waaaay hotter than Denise Richards.

\I'm dizzy for Dizzy

Red on the head, crazy fun in the bed.


Plus she was Batgirl...

bruehoyt.com
 
2013-02-18 04:14:43 PM

js34603: Damn it all to hell, I love that movie. I know it is a piece of god awful schlock but I love it.

/the only good bug is a dead bug
//liked the book too, though it is hard to consider the film and it related


It was a great turn your brain off and enjoy movie1
 
2013-02-18 04:15:12 PM

Macular Degenerate: Ftfa: It's a coincidence

No, it's because space debris tends to follow in fairly tight orbits after collisions. It's likely that Earth is plowing into bits of  012 DA14 that broke off due to previous impacts and are now all clustered in roughly the same orbit.

Space is really really farking big. There is an infinitesimally small probability that this is just "coincidence"


I'm pretty sure someone somewhere said that DA14 and the Russian one were travelling in different directions, so they couldn't have been "roughly in the same orbit".

Also, "an infinitesimally small probability" is still a possibility. And why it doesn't happen more often.
 
2013-02-18 04:16:40 PM

Macular Degenerate: Ftfa: It's a coincidence

No, it's because space debris tends to follow in fairly tight orbits after collisions. It's likely that Earth is plowing into bits of  012 DA14 that broke off due to previous impacts and are now all clustered in roughly the same orbit.

Space is really really farking big. There is an infinitesimally small probability that this is just "coincidence"


Did you read the article?

I agree that what you say is possible. In fact, I made the same points about the events Friday when people were saying it had to be coincidence. I do think there are cases where an asteroid or comet might, say, break up as it slingshots past a gas giant or the sun or something. I imagine the pieces would travel like shot from a shotgun; as more time passes and the distance from the breakup event grows: the pieces would spread out more and more (much as the pattern from a shotgun blast is measured in feet at 25 yards but in mere inches at 10 feet). But the pieces would still be travelling in roughly the same direction. Sure, as eons pass, so many outside forces will work on the fragments that they'll eventually not be considered a group any more.

I thought your scenario might possibly be the case last week before the facts were presented. As the article states the objects were travelling on different orbital paths: different enough that I think it VERY unlikey they were related. Still possible? Sure. Humans don't KNOW sh*t in the scheme of things. No way to really know without examining a piece of each rock (and then a stastically significant number of other asteroids, too)?

Why not be open to evidence and open to changing your opinion when evidence contrary to said opinion presents itself?

On Friday I thought there was a decent chance they were related. At that point in time I knew nothing of their orbits. But I knew that evidence of their original vectors was probably forthcoming and that would allow me to make a more educated decision about the matter. Now that information is available I think the chance they were related is very, very small indeed.

Science, how does it work?
 
2013-02-18 04:19:36 PM

People_are_Idiots: FarkingReading: People_are_Idiots: I've been saying that maybe these are meteors knocked to Earth by the big one. Things the size of baseballs and Volvos.

And you've been wrong.

No one proved it yet. It's not as bad as the big one hitting, but just because the big meteor's not gonna hit doesn't mean the little brothers and sisters it plays with won't

/still no reason to panic yet.


Are you a people?
 
2013-02-18 04:22:17 PM

Snarfangel: They have just tested their second meteorite bomb. We can ill afford a meteorite gap with the Russians.


Huh? We launched the first ones ourselves. Didn't you read what that Russian diplomat said about our meteor weapons test?
 
2013-02-18 04:28:53 PM
- "To fight the bug, we must first understand the bug."
- "But how, Sky Marshal?"
- "Co-ed showers."
- "As you command!"
 
2013-02-18 04:36:47 PM
All is proceeding according to Skynet's plan.

i.imgur.com

/what do you think it was really doing up there?
 
2013-02-18 04:44:17 PM
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2013-02-18 04:48:30 PM

Macular Degenerate: Ftfa: It's a coincidence

No, it's because space debris tends to follow in fairly tight orbits after collisions. It's likely that Earth is plowing into bits of  012 DA14 that broke off due to previous impacts and are now all clustered in roughly the same orbit.

Space is really really farking big. There is an infinitesimally small probability that this is just "coincidence"


The orbit of the Russian meteor was nothing like the orbit of the near-miss asteroid. If you reject the idea that these things were causally unrelated (i.e., a coincidence) then "hurled by angry space bugs" is no less plausible than "two bits of the same space rock ended up in radically different orbits but passed by or hit the earth within a couple days of each other."

I mean, yeah, the Perseids and the Geminids and the Leonids are all the result of stuff flaking off their respective comets. Astronomers know all about that stuff. But they're pretty much unanimous that this isn't that.

On the other hand, almost any explanation would be more  interesting than "it's a coincidence," so I'm going to keep an open mind about the Klendathu theory.
 
2013-02-18 04:51:02 PM
Why does everyone get that RoboCop is supposed to be funny, but almost nobody understands that Starship Troopers was yet another piece of satire?
 
2013-02-18 04:51:21 PM

LonMead: KLAATU... BARATA...  NNNN... necktie? nectarine?

something with an "n", I know it...


Just cough when you say it.  Nobody will notice the difference.
 
2013-02-18 04:53:08 PM
 
2013-02-18 04:53:19 PM
Oh. My. God.

3.bp.blogspot.com

The Palestinians have made it to space.
 
2013-02-18 04:54:41 PM
As far as I can discern, the chances of a meteor striking the Earth are exactly the same as they were a week ago...

And there was NO meteor strike over Cuba.
 
2013-02-18 04:55:33 PM

People_are_Idiots: I've been saying that maybe these are meteors knocked to Earth by the big one. Things the size of baseballs and Volvos.


upload.wikimedia.org
No, somebody's just playing pool.

Get a vindaloo ready, just in case.
 
2013-02-18 04:57:44 PM
It is really amusing that there seems to be so many of these things happening within days/weeks of each other.  But I agree with the author.  It's just coincidence.

During the last meteor shower, (Leonids, I think), my son and I were out there watching.  We saw a couple of little streaks, nothing to brag about.  Then we decided it was too cold to stay out there any longer.  Just as that decision was made, an enormous bright streak with a sizeable front to it flew, across the sky.  It was awesome.  Both of us were floored.  "Well, that was worth waiting for!!"

The only thing I've ever seen that was as impressive as that was a really BIG chuck of rock that came tumbling down on fire.  It was moving really slow by meteor standards, and it took a long time to burn out.  That was cool.
 
2013-02-18 05:00:41 PM

Cyno01: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x850]


That fox news screencap cannot be a real thing.
 
2013-02-18 05:11:20 PM
Typical coincidence theorist.

He left out about 3 others which were larger than usual that happened recently. It's harder to believe it's all some coincidence than that we're simply moving through a patch of them. Occam's razor and all.
 
2013-02-18 05:15:48 PM
Klendathu, or the Loonies are catapulting rocks our way to promote their socialist agenda.

Mannie & Rico's Roughnecks together...combining unlimited bug-piercing rounds and Hong-Kong bucks.
 
2013-02-18 05:21:16 PM

Bastard Toadflax: Meteorologists are strangely silent on all these meteors. Conspiracy?


Awesome. +1
 
2013-02-18 05:24:20 PM

lockers: Cyno01: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x850]

That fox news screencap cannot be a real thing.


It isn't, although CNN anchor Deb Feyerick really did ask Bill Nye the Science Guy, "Is this an effect of, perhaps, of global warming or is this just some meteoric occasion?"
 
2013-02-18 05:27:02 PM

minnesotaboy: Starship Troupers thread without shower scene pics?

[www.hotflick.net image 720x540]

FARK, I am disappoint.


i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-18 05:28:50 PM

LesserEvil: minnesotaboy: Starship Troupers thread without shower scene pics?

[www.hotflick.net image 720x540]

FARK, I am disappoint.

[i.imgur.com image 599x466]


You don't happen to have the original of that pic, do you?
 
2013-02-18 05:29:10 PM
Yeah, well who cares what they think in Nepal?
 
2013-02-18 05:29:52 PM

LonMead: LesserEvil: minnesotaboy: Starship Troupers thread without shower scene pics?

[www.hotflick.net image 720x540]

FARK, I am disappoint.

[i.imgur.com image 599x466]

You don't happen to have the original of that pic, do you?


Sure...

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-18 05:32:15 PM
Oh, and
cdn2.holytaco.com

nom... nomnomnom... nom...
 
2013-02-18 05:34:52 PM
It's a plot by the skinnies
 
2013-02-18 05:49:50 PM

js34603: Damn it all to hell, I love that movie. I know it is a piece of god awful schlock but I love it.

/the only good bug is a dead bug
//liked the book too, though it is hard to consider the film and it related


Only stupid people think that's a bad movie. Sure, some parts are less than plausible. For example, the first time they encounter a spider thing, it takes 8 troopers their entire magazines to bring it down. Then at the end, when Johnny and Carmen are fleeing the bug tunnel and the other dying dude stays behind to cover their retreat, he's killing bugs with one shot. So some of the action scenes are crap, but the satire and political commentary... Yes, narrator, I would like to know more.
 
2013-02-18 05:55:55 PM

s1ugg0: That movie was painfully bad.



The movie was a brilliant piece of satire depicting the first few years of "the war on terror," post 9/11. The fact that it came out a few years before only makes it that much more eerie (eerier?).
 
2013-02-18 06:17:17 PM

NathanAllen: Why does everyone get that RoboCop is supposed to be funny, but almost nobody understands that Starship Troopers was yet another piece of satire?


Everybody's seen RoboCop but almost nobody's read Heinlein.
 
2013-02-18 06:27:13 PM

Gyrfalcon: NathanAllen: Why does everyone get that RoboCop is supposed to be funny, but almost nobody understands that Starship Troopers was yet another piece of satire?

Everybody's seen RoboCop but almost nobody's read Heinlein.


There's a reason for that.
 
2013-02-18 06:30:36 PM
Happy to see so many people enjoyed the movie everyone loves to trash. Personally I greatly enjoyed armageddon AND starship troopers.

I also enjoyed Lost in Space.  Sci-Fi doesn't have to be cerebral.

/NTTAWWT
 
2013-02-18 06:31:41 PM

LesserEvil: LonMead: LesserEvil: minnesotaboy: Starship Troupers thread without shower scene pics?

[www.hotflick.net image 720x540]

FARK, I am disappoint.

[i.imgur.com image 599x466]

You don't happen to have the original of that pic, do you?

Sure...

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 300x375]


Yep, still hilarious.
 
2013-02-18 06:32:39 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-18 06:36:23 PM

Amos Quito: Oh. My. God.

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 400x269]

The Palestinians have made it to space.


www.moneyandshit.com
 
2013-02-18 06:37:07 PM

BullBearMS: Happy to see so many people enjoyed the movie everyone loves to trash. Personally I greatly enjoyed armageddon AND starship troopers.

I also enjoyed Lost in Space.  Sci-Fi doesn't have to be cerebral.

/NTTAWWT


How can you think ST wasn't cerebral? Oh wait, the co-ed showers, of course.
 
2013-02-18 06:38:55 PM
Everyone is doing their part. Are you?
 
2013-02-18 06:50:46 PM
"Mr. Rico!"


encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2013-02-18 06:52:14 PM

LesserEvil: LonMead: LesserEvil: minnesotaboy: Starship Troupers thread without shower scene pics?

[www.hotflick.net image 720x540]

FARK, I am disappoint.

[i.imgur.com image 599x466]

You don't happen to have the original of that pic, do you?

Sure...

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 300x375]


That's STILL funny to me - it shouldn't be, but it is.  Maybe it's just the dumb smile on his face, I don't know.
 
2013-02-18 07:07:14 PM

LesserEvil: LonMead: LesserEvil: minnesotaboy: Starship Troupers thread without shower scene pics?

[www.hotflick.net image 720x540]

FARK, I am disappoint.

[i.imgur.com image 599x466]

You don't happen to have the original of that pic, do you?

Sure...

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 300x375]


The Fast Break Dunk of Fark.
 
2013-02-18 07:14:01 PM
Wake me when Ghidorah gets here.
 
2013-02-18 07:21:37 PM
It's afraid.

IT'S AFRAID!!
 
2013-02-18 07:24:03 PM

mat catastrophe: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 720x480]


You mean I wear this shiat on my head, to protect me from the shiat hitting my head?

/less funny than the original
 
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