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2013-02-18 07:26:23 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"


Clustered around the same orbit but coming from opposite directions from totally different orbits...you really don't have a farking clue what you are talking about, do you?
 
2013-02-18 07:26:44 PM

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


No...that has to....that has to be photoshopped.  It has to be, right?  There's no way that is real.  I mean...really?  Oh god, please tell me that's not real.
 
2013-02-18 07:27:18 PM

Mike Chewbacca: 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.


While i agree the book and movie are unrelated the scource material in the book alludes to learning that bugs have a nerve centre that can be shot out.

State_College_Arsonist: Seriously, traveling across the galaxy at sub-light speeds would take very, very long, meaning the asteroid would have been launched long before humans and bugs had ever met.


In the book it seems allot more like it actually was the bugs. They are presented as a much more formidable and organized in the book. They are even capable of forming alliances which is why at the start of the book the troopers are terrorizing an alien world.

The movie made it into some false flag facist thing. The bugs in the book i absolutely believe launched an asteroid at the earth. Both sides seemed entirely capable of faster than light speeds and space travel.
 
2013-02-18 07:29:18 PM
Oh thank god, it's a shop:   Linky
 
2013-02-18 07:40:52 PM

ArcadianRefugee: Ed Finnerty: Is that a Kardashian?

No, this is:

[images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 400x393]


Goddammit, do you know how hard it is to clean bits of cheese out of a keyboard?
 
2013-02-18 07:45:23 PM

Jensaarai: The asteroid our government blames on Klendathu was an inside job. Wake up, sheeple!


imgs.xkcd.com
 
2013-02-18 07:45:24 PM

Lor M. Ipsum: Oh thank god, it's a shop:   Linky


Ah, Poe strikes again at Fox News.  Too bad they are too thick to ever be embarrassed by it.
 
2013-02-18 07:57:06 PM

JohnBigBootay: Personally I greatly enjoyed armageddon AND starship troopers. If they could get the original cast I'd love to see a sequel to armageddon - minus bruce willis of course.


Hard to do that without Bear ....  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0003817/?ref_=tt_cl_t9

: (
 
2013-02-18 08:08:01 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?


I genuinely had no idea that RoboCop was supposed to be funny.

Starship Troopers is a good movie because it works just as well for when you're 11 (ZOMG LASERS AND BOOBIES) as when you're 33 (ha ha, satirical critique of fascism AND BOOBIES).
 
2013-02-18 08:11:51 PM
That Russian meteor vid was sweet. The sonic boom rattled that guy's skull.
 
2013-02-18 08:13:20 PM
While I watch the movie a lot, I still dislike the fact that in the book Dizzy was a dude. No Rico didn't fark him like in the movie.

/good book, I recommend it
 
2013-02-18 08:21:37 PM

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

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


done in nine
 
2013-02-18 08:27:56 PM

neuroflare: While I watch the movie a lot, I still dislike the fact that in the book Dizzy was a dude. No Rico didn't fark him like in the movie.

/good book, I recommend it


I prefer the book to the movie. For armored bug-hunts I prefer Armor by John Steakley.

That's just me of course, your mileage may vary.
 
2013-02-18 08:32:24 PM

Publikwerks: [toomanyposts.files.wordpress.com image 500x281]


Dizzy: Rico, I'm dying.
Johnny Rico: No Diz, you'll be fine.
Dizzy: But it's OK, because I got to have you.


Step aside kiddies...

images3.wikia.nocookie.net

And they ain't no bugs... They're Zerg.
 
2013-02-18 08:32:27 PM

Lord Snoopy's G.P.E.H.: Just remember to send the battleships at the enemy in a really close formation, so one enemy hit will cripple several ships. Also, don't worry about ammo, it's unlimited. Shoot each bug hundreds of times at least, even after it's been blown to bits.

Now all we need is beer, a football, and an electric violin.


Yeah, it's too bad there isn't any room to maneuver in space.
 
2013-02-18 08:34:50 PM

A Shambling Mound: For armored bug-hunts I prefer Armor by John Steakley.


I second this opinion. I think it was a lot better, in fact.
 
2013-02-18 08:36:14 PM
"In a word: nope. It's coincidence. "


Counterpoint:
dl.dropbox.com

If you want to loosen up the purse strings of the public to fund asteroid research, stop trying to  downplay the threats that exist.
Instead, scare the shiat out of people as often as you can at every (rare) opportunity. The people expect bad news and the media is ready to inflate any claim you make.  Just give in to the dark side and do it!

/We've seen this work for a number of other issues. If you can put enough fear in the populace, they'll clamor for a solution whether they need it or not.
/Keep being reasonable = Keep getting your funding requests kicked down the road.
 
2013-02-18 08:36:50 PM

A Shambling Mound: neuroflare: While I watch the movie a lot, I still dislike the fact that in the book Dizzy was a dude. No Rico didn't fark him like in the movie.

/good book, I recommend it

I prefer the book to the movie. For armored bug-hunts I prefer Armor by John Steakley.

That's just me of course, your mileage may vary.


I wish there was the movie technology when the movie was made to put them in proper powered armor suits, instead of just infantry. I don't call them mobile infantry because mobile infantry have powered armor with jump jets dammit! That and I want to know just what a skinny look like.
 
2013-02-18 08:37:55 PM

A Shambling Mound: For armored bug-hunts I prefer Armor by John Steakley.


Never read it, but book-wise starship troopers is not an armored bug-hunt, really.
 
2013-02-18 08:38:14 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]


I swear.  Just asking for the original of the Rock pic has become a meme itself.  I don't think I've wandered into a thread with a Rock "Hey Guys" pic without somebody asking for the original.
 
2013-02-18 08:41:08 PM

Skyrmion: A Shambling Mound: For armored bug-hunts I prefer Armor by John Steakley.

I second this opinion. I think it was a lot better, in fact.


Armor was a great book, but some of the plot twists (in the Felix section) were pretty well telegraphed, ie

Engineer: this concrete is strong but masks our sensors
 
2013-02-18 08:58:48 PM

A Shambling Mound: I prefer the book to the movie. For armored bug-hunts I prefer Armor by John Steakley.


Agreed, Armor needs to be made into a movie. A 2 parter, in fact.
And if they ever do, all fans talk it up as much as you can before CNN and all can trash it.
 
2013-02-18 09:10:02 PM

neuroflare: A Shambling Mound: For armored bug-hunts I prefer Armor by John Steakley.

Never read it, but book-wise starship troopers is not an armored bug-hunt, really.


Um, yes, yes it is. They didnt use drop ships, they dropped in suits. And engaged the bugs, in said powered armoured suits.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_Infantry_(Starship_Troopers)
 
2013-02-18 09:11:34 PM

A Shambling Mound: neuroflare: While I watch the movie a lot, I still dislike the fact that in the book Dizzy was a dude. No Rico didn't fark him like in the movie.

/good book, I recommend it

I prefer the book to the movie. For armored bug-hunts I prefer Armor by John Steakley.

That's just me of course, your mileage may vary.


"He sounds like a single man."
"But he drinks like a goddam couple!"
 
2013-02-18 09:14:37 PM

alienated: neuroflare: A Shambling Mound: For armored bug-hunts I prefer Armor by John Steakley.

Never read it, but book-wise starship troopers is not an armored bug-hunt, really.

Um, yes, yes it is. They didnt use drop ships, they dropped in suits. And engaged the bugs, in said powered armoured suits.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_Infantry_(Starship_Troopers)


Husdon thought it was gonna be just another bug-hunt, and look what happened to him.

And he was short, man.
 
2013-02-18 09:14:45 PM

Kurmudgeon: A Shambling Mound: I prefer the book to the movie. For armored bug-hunts I prefer Armor by John Steakley.

Agreed, Armor needs to be made into a movie. A 2 parter, in fact.
And if they ever do, all fans talk it up as much as you can before CNN and all can trash it.


At least they made Vampire$ into a movie.

/Cannot understand why he didn't write more books
 
2013-02-18 09:18:17 PM
Yeah dizzy bit the dust at the end of the prologue. Hes just a fellow trooper who kicks the can. There is LITERALLY (Because its a book! amirite?) no exposition regarding the character "dizzy"

It was too bad they couldn't have just picked a different name for their movie character.
 
2013-02-18 09:22:10 PM

alienated: neuroflare: A Shambling Mound: For armored bug-hunts I prefer Armor by John Steakley.

Never read it, but book-wise starship troopers is not an armored bug-hunt, really.

Um, yes, yes it is. They didnt use drop ships, they dropped in suits. And engaged the bugs, in said powered armoured suits.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_Infantry_(Starship_Troopers)


you missed the post before it. Yeah it's there, but there's a hell of a lot of non-combat. Context, man!
 
2013-02-18 09:26:05 PM
In other power-armor-marine story news, I just noticed they are making a movie of All You Need is Kill.

With Tom Cruise.
 
2013-02-18 09:27:46 PM

neuroflare: alienated: neuroflare: A Shambling Mound: For armored bug-hunts I prefer Armor by John Steakley.

Never read it, but book-wise starship troopers is not an armored bug-hunt, really.

Um, yes, yes it is. They didnt use drop ships, they dropped in suits. And engaged the bugs, in said powered armoured suits.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_Infantry_(Starship_Troopers)

you missed the post before it. Yeah it's there, but there's a hell of a lot of non-combat. Context, man!


I re-read your op and stand corrected. I thought you said you had never read ST. My mistake.
And yes, a lot of non combat but, folks like splosions and stuff in films ...
 
2013-02-18 09:30:02 PM
s3.postimage.org
 
2013-02-18 09:36:06 PM

alienated: neuroflare: alienated: neuroflare: A Shambling Mound: For armored bug-hunts I prefer Armor by John Steakley.

Never read it, but book-wise starship troopers is not an armored bug-hunt, really.

Um, yes, yes it is. They didnt use drop ships, they dropped in suits. And engaged the bugs, in said powered armoured suits.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_Infantry_(Starship_Troopers)

you missed the post before it. Yeah it's there, but there's a hell of a lot of non-combat. Context, man!

I re-read your op and stand corrected. I thought you said you had never read ST. My mistake.
And yes, a lot of non combat but, folks like splosions and stuff in films ...


In hindsight, I should have bolded the book title
 
2013-02-18 09:43:39 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"


Not so much coincidence but now media pandering. Last summer there was another meteor spotted in Cal. if I remember correctly. In the past meteors barely made the news or ended up buried near the end of the broadcast, however now every video of a meteor is getting attention because it is the 'it' topic. If the Russian meteor happened over the mid ocean chances are nothing would have made it in the news about any of these sightings.
 
2013-02-18 10:18:30 PM

Publikwerks: [toomanyposts.files.wordpress.com image 500x281]


Dizzy: Rico, I'm dying.
Johnny Rico: No Diz, you'll be fine.
Dizzy: But it's OK, because I got to have you.


all i can see are teath
 
2013-02-18 10:38:36 PM

alienated: neuroflare: A Shambling Mound: For armored bug-hunts I prefer Armor by John Steakley.

Never read it, but book-wise starship troopers is not an armored bug-hunt, really.

Um, yes, yes it is. They didnt use drop ships, they dropped in suits. And engaged the bugs, in said powered armoured suits.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_Infantry_(Starship_Troopers)


Dude, you're basically saying Utopia was a travelogue.
 
2013-02-18 10:52:42 PM

Publikwerks: Dizzy: Rico, I'm dying.
Johnny Rico: No Diz, you'll be fine.
Dizzy: But it's OK, because I got to have you.


"Ma'am, I'm sorry to have to tell you this, but your daughter was in a terrible car accident. We rushed her to the hospital, but she didn't survive."
"Oh, no! Please... please tell me that she got to fark Casper van Dien before she died."
"I'm sorry. We did everything we could, but he couldn't get there in time."
"NOOOOOOOOOOOO!"
 
2013-02-18 11:03:39 PM

Lt_Ryan: however now every video of a meteor is getting attention because it is the 'it' topic.


The big bright ones have always gotten attention. Used to hear about maybe one a year, perhaps caught on CCTV or a dashcam, and that's what all these recent ones are. Usually the most common ones are the brief little streaks in the sky, like we see with the annual meteor showers, but that's not what people are seeing and filming now, or what the media is making a big deal about. To have so many big ones in such a short period is unusual. It's not beyond the realm of coincidence, but it's still more likely we're moving through a group of them. Or hopefully moved through a group of them, and they have no plans of returning.
 
2013-02-18 11:38:19 PM

vrax: Lor M. Ipsum: Oh thank god, it's a shop:   Linky

Ah, Poe strikes again at Fox News.  Too bad they are too thick to ever be embarrassed by it.


While I'm glad that was a shop, I had no trouble at all believing it was genuine.  After one of their 'news anchors' referred to a gesture between Obama and his wife as a "terrorist fist bump" nothing out of that schlock factory surprises me anymore.
 
2013-02-19 12:14:05 AM

namatad: Wouldnt it be AWESOME if the latest media scare actually led to more funding for nasa?
EVEN if it were just for asteroid defense?


www.scottdecker.com

50million should do it.
 
2013-02-19 12:37:58 AM

namatad: Wouldnt it be AWESOME if the latest media scare actually led to more funding for nasa?
EVEN if it were just for asteroid defense?


We need a real XCOM
 
2013-02-19 12:41:16 AM

MemeSlave: 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.


RoboCop can be watched with the brain turned off. Heinlein can't be read that way. Even his Juveniles require a certain amount of smarts.
 
2013-02-19 01:52:31 AM
First off, what the hell is wrong with her tits? Every time I see that shower scene it freaks me out. They're like, flat, or something. It's weird.

I actually liked the movie apart from those weird tits. It's campy and fun. In my mind the book and movie are not related because, let's face it, they have almost nothing in common with one another.
 
2013-02-19 01:59:39 AM

Skyrmion: In other power-armor-marine story news, I just noticed they are making a movie of All You Need is Kill.

With Tom Cruise.


It does have Bill paxton, though.
 
2013-02-19 02:11:34 AM

AdrienVeidt: Dude, you're basically saying Utopia was a travelogue.


What you are smoking, wanna share ?
No, I am just saying that the book had some elements that even the first time I read it made me think "how can i film that?" and when the film came out, some 30 years later, i had a sad.
No Rodger Young Music, no powered suits, no meeting his dad who enlisted and was transfered into Ricos Roughnecks ....
I still like the film, in a way  but i wish it had a different name is all.
I wont go into Heinleins political views as they do not match mine, but damn, so of the guys books still hold up. Can you grok that ?
/the last book i quoted from  is a waste of paper and energy to make it a book, imho.
 
2013-02-19 02:12:53 AM
* so of = some of. oops. Would you like to know more ?
 
2013-02-19 02:21:53 AM
I realize tis jokey thread but.

poor appreciation of stochastic events
 
2013-02-19 03:57:34 AM
api.ning.com
 
2013-02-19 04:56:50 AM

sexorcisst: [api.ning.com image 350x355]


That is the funniest picture that I have seen for 96 hours. Well played.

Someone should add a tag to this person, imho . Why ? Why not. Look at that pic.
 
2013-02-19 06:05:52 AM
geektyrant.com

Klendathu .. barretta .. necktie?
 
2013-02-19 07:03:00 AM

s1ugg0: Lord Snoopy's G.P.E.H.: Just remember to send the battleships at the enemy in a really close formation, so one enemy hit will cripple several ships. Also, don't worry about ammo, it's unlimited. Shoot each bug hundreds of times at least, even after it's been blown to bits.

Now all we need is beer, a football, and an electric violin.

That movie was painfully bad.  Which is a shame because the book is virtually tailor made for a big sci fi flick.


Yes, yes it was...yet each of the sequels made the movie before them look like farkin' Shakespeare.
 
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