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(USA Today)   Scientists find out origins of Russian meteor. I'm gonna take a wild guess and say "outer space"   (usatoday.com) divider line 80
    More: Followup, meteors, Russians, trigonometry, Russian Academy of Sciences, asteroid belt, Russia Today, chondrites, space rocks  
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2013-02-26 02:21:33 PM
470 kilotons. Holy shiat!

Man, we are so lucky that thing didn't come down further before it detonated.
 
2013-02-26 02:31:17 PM
From inside the arachnid quarantine zone?
 
2013-02-26 02:50:20 PM
Как метеор забастовку как развод русского олигарха?
В обоих случаях кто-то теряет цинковый завод.

(В России партия придет искать тебя. )
 
2013-02-26 02:51:51 PM

KarmicDisaster: From inside the arachnid quarantine zone?


Well played, Rico.
 
2013-02-26 02:52:21 PM
FTFA: Volunteer skiers traversed 31 miles of its debris field this weekend, picking up more than 100 pieces, the largest of which weighs in at about 2.2 pounds.
You know how I know the original article stated the weight in metric?

/Besides the link in the story
//Nothing weighs "about" 2.2 pounds, dumbass
 
2013-02-26 02:53:26 PM
THE METEORS ARE COMING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE!!!
 
2013-02-26 02:54:24 PM
A SECOND METEOR HAS JUST HIT THE SOUTH RUSSIA
 
2013-02-26 02:54:40 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: Как метеор забастовку как развод русского олигарха?
В обоих случаях кто-то теряет цинковый завод.

(В России партия придет искать тебя. )



Like a meteor strike as divorce Russian oligarch?
In both cases, someone loses Zinc Plant.
(In Russia, the party will come looking for you.)

/lolwut
 
2013-02-26 03:05:42 PM

show me: Because People in power are Stupid: Как метеор забастовку как развод русского олигарха?
В обоих случаях кто-то теряет цинковый завод.

(В России партия придет искать тебя. )


Like a meteor strike as divorce Russian oligarch?
In both cases, someone loses Zinc Plant.
(In Russia, the party will come looking for you.)

/lolwut


I love Google Translate.
 
2013-02-26 03:11:58 PM
Gamilon?
 
2013-02-26 03:15:06 PM

KarmicDisaster: From inside the arachnid quarantine zone?


mobileinfantry.free.fr

/Hot like a young Dina Meyers
 
2013-02-26 03:17:18 PM
Oh,yeah. My bad. I was playing catch with the young-un. He got a little excited and launched the ball into space. He's a little strong for his age. I guess it broke an asteroid or something and one of the chunks fell down.
 
2013-02-26 03:17:46 PM

Whatthefark: Gamilon?


勝つ
 
2013-02-26 03:18:50 PM
It's good this kind of thing only happens once every few centauris.
 
2013-02-26 03:19:53 PM

Starship Troopers again? AGAIN? Can't we get something different?

www.nightmares.com

"Fire the meteor gun!"
 
2013-02-26 03:21:42 PM

cgraves67: Oh,yeah. My bad. I was playing catch with the young-un. He got a little excited and launched the ball into space. He's a little strong for his age. I guess it broke an asteroid or something and one of the chunks fell down.


Oh, crap, Zod's here!  Look busy.
 
2013-02-26 03:26:38 PM
FTFA:  It's called a chondrite-the most common kind of space rock near Earth.

That's kinda like saying you've discovered a new species of animal and just telling people "it's a mammal."  What KIND of chondrite?  Ordinary?  Carbonaceous?  Enstatite?  If it was an ordinary chondrite, was it high- or low-iron?  If it was carbonaceous, what type was it?

I want more information!
 
2013-02-26 03:26:45 PM

ShawnDoc: KarmicDisaster: From inside the arachnid quarantine zone?

[mobileinfantry.free.fr image 850x478]

/Hot like a young Dina Meyers


Call me, darlin', Bird likes you as you are. Just lean over a bit more...
 
2013-02-26 03:28:27 PM

Lachwen: FTFA:  It's called a chondrite-the most common kind of space rock near Earth.

That's kinda like saying you've discovered a new species of animal and just telling people "it's a mammal."  What KIND of chondrite?  Ordinary?  Carbonaceous?  Enstatite?  If it was an ordinary chondrite, was it high- or low-iron?  If it was carbonaceous, what type was it?

I want more information!


It is a.... uh....  exploded chondrite.
 
2013-02-26 03:30:21 PM

WippitGuud: Starship Troopers again? AGAIN? Can't we get something different?

[www.nightmares.com image 540x265]

"Fire the meteor gun!"


This is better:
www.giantfreakinrobot.com
 
2013-02-26 03:31:10 PM
FTA: Turns out there is a cool use for trigonometry...

For certain values of "cool."
 
2013-02-26 03:37:55 PM
Laughs at your silly Bug reference.

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-02-26 03:41:45 PM
image.com.com

Wanted for questioning
 
2013-02-26 03:42:26 PM
The Talosian Density?

/more obscure than thou
 
2013-02-26 03:44:09 PM

ShawnDoc: WippitGuud: Starship Troopers again? AGAIN? Can't we get something different?

[www.nightmares.com image 540x265]

"Fire the meteor gun!"

This is better:
[www.giantfreakinrobot.com image 590x230]


The Yamato has a wave motion gun. Not a meteor gun.  It;s the Gamilons who shoot meteors.
 
2013-02-26 03:45:18 PM
Um, it looks like CNN (and BBC it seems) are leaving out an important part:
http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/02/26/amateur-sleuth-uses-viral-vi de os-to-trace-the-origins-of-russian-meteor/

/y'know, for the guy in the car crash in Contact
 
2013-02-26 03:47:52 PM

WippitGuud: The Yamato has a wave motion gun. Not a meteor gun. It;s the Gamilons who shoot meteors.


I'm well aware.  Couldn't find a photo of the Gamilon meteors, so went with a shot of the  Yamato hovering over a meteor destroyed Earth.
 
2013-02-26 03:50:37 PM

WippitGuud: Starship Troopers again? AGAIN? Can't we get something different?

[www.nightmares.com image 540x265]

"Fire the meteor gun!"


'What do we do?'
 
2013-02-26 03:51:03 PM

ShawnDoc: WippitGuud: The Yamato has a wave motion gun. Not a meteor gun. It;s the Gamilons who shoot meteors.

I'm well aware.  Couldn't find a photo of the Gamilon meteors, so went with a shot of the  Yamato hovering over a meteor destroyed Earth.


Well... good.

Still prefer The Last Starfighter reference :)
 
2013-02-26 03:52:43 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: WippitGuud: Starship Troopers again? AGAIN? Can't we get something different?

[www.nightmares.com image 540x265]

"Fire the meteor gun!"

'What do we do?'



... "We die."

images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-02-26 03:55:58 PM

MrEricSir: FTA: Turns out there is a cool use for trigonometry...

For certain values of "cool."


i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-26 03:56:20 PM
Watching those videos reminds me... We had one fly over Salt Lake a few years ago, but it was dead in the middle of the night, not dawn like on these, with at least SOME light in the sky. No major explosion, but watching all of the security camera footage that people sent in, it went from night to noon, with objects casting shadows, enough like to read by, everything just as if it was the middle of the day. Farking amazing.

My wife is one of those people who can't understand why we can't track even these little rocks.
 
2013-02-26 04:00:40 PM

Some 'Splainin' To Do: 470 kilotons. Holy shiat!

Man, we are so lucky that thing didn't come down further before it detonated.


Or directly above the city... I think the detonation actually happened over the lake, didn't it?
 
2013-02-26 04:13:58 PM
Mikey1969:

My wife is one of those people who can't understand why we can't track even these little rocks.

Was going to make a snarky remark like, "Well, you have to admit she is very good at finding very small things!" but that would just be mean. Not gonna do it.
 
2013-02-26 04:20:18 PM

sxacho: It's good this kind of thing only happens once every few centauris.



Unless someone decides to put their Foot down.
 
2013-02-26 04:21:08 PM

show me: FTFA: Volunteer skiers traversed 31 miles of its debris field this weekend, picking up more than 100 pieces, the largest of which weighs in at about 2.2 pounds.
You know how I know the original article stated the weight in metric?

/Besides the link in the story
//Nothing weighs "about" 2.2 pounds, dumbass


Unless the press release the author of TFA used stated something like "about 1kg" and said author decided to convert it to lbs for an American readership (and doesn't understand the concept of significant figures).
 
2013-02-26 04:24:18 PM

show me: Mikey1969:

My wife is one of those people who can't understand why we can't track even these little rocks.

Was going to make a snarky remark like, "Well, you have to admit she is very good at finding very small things!" but that would just be mean. Not gonna do it.


LOL, good thing you didn't...
 
2013-02-26 04:28:32 PM
show me: //Nothing weighs "about" 2.2 pounds, dumbass

Everything is "about" when you have to convert to farking imperial units. I'm pretty sure it's the dumbasses who can't get with the rest of the planet.

/I'm glaring at you, NASA.
 
2013-02-26 04:29:05 PM

threedingers: show me: FTFA: Volunteer skiers traversed 31 miles of its debris field this weekend, picking up more than 100 pieces, the largest of which weighs in at about 2.2 pounds.
You know how I know the original article stated the weight in metric?

/Besides the link in the story
//Nothing weighs "about" 2.2 pounds, dumbass

Unless the press release the author of TFA used stated something like "about 1kg" and said author decided to convert it to lbs for an American readership (and doesn't understand the concept of significant figures).

proselyytti.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-26 04:29:30 PM

WippitGuud: Starship Troopers again? AGAIN? Can't we get something different?

[www.nightmares.com image 540x265]

"Fire the meteor gun!"


The judges would also have accepted
media.comicvine.com
 
2013-02-26 04:33:03 PM

sxacho: It's good this kind of thing only happens once every few centauris.


dl.dropbox.com

Sees what you did there.
 
2013-02-26 04:39:48 PM

SewerSquirrels: show me: //Nothing weighs "about" 2.2 pounds, dumbass

Everything is "about" when you have to convert to farking imperial units. I'm pretty sure it's the dumbasses who can't get with the rest of the planet.

/I'm glaring at you, NASA.


Screw metric. Get with the times and change to binary or hex and we'll talk.
 
2013-02-26 04:55:01 PM
People volunteered to look for pieces which "are being sold online for as much as $16,000?" Somehow I don't think I'd call them "volunteers."
 
2013-02-26 04:59:54 PM

umad: Screw metric. Get with the times and change to binary or hex and we'll talk.


Great; more unit converstion. What is a LoC in hex anyway?

I should know this; I'm a drafter.
 
2013-02-26 04:59:59 PM
Meteors are the universe's way of reminding us that we are tiny bugs on a little ball.
 
2013-02-26 05:09:34 PM

common sense is an oxymoron: sxacho: It's good this kind of thing only happens once every few centauris.


Unless someone decides to put their Foot down.


Launch the Archangel
 
2013-02-26 05:11:04 PM

SpdrJay: Meteors are the universe's way of reminding us that we are tiny bugs on a little ball.


They have cream for that, you know.
 
2013-02-26 05:17:21 PM

show me: Nothing weighs "about" 2.2 pounds


Something that weighs 2.215 pounds weighs "about" 2.2 pounds.
 
2013-02-26 05:30:02 PM
I was hoping it was Oprah but alas, it was not to be.
 
2013-02-26 05:51:30 PM

WippitGuud: Still prefer The Last Starfighter reference :)


Don't force me to dig up old MST3K episodes.
 
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