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2013-04-29 01:23:43 PM
Given the amount of man-made debris in orbit and the general amount of random objects that get pulled into Earth's gravity well, I would imagine that's a somewhat frequent occurrence.
 
2013-04-29 01:37:33 PM
I like that he clarified that the stone was from the universe.
 
2013-04-29 01:39:25 PM
Well, the thing was blinking its lights through my bedroom window so I shot it!
 
2013-04-29 01:40:52 PM
God damn kids and their BB guns!
 
2013-04-29 01:57:02 PM
That's distinctly different from the Michael Bay version of meteor strikes.


s14.postimg.org
 
2013-04-29 02:05:23 PM
From the grassy knoll?
 
2013-04-29 02:11:28 PM
Sonofabiatch shouldn't be buzzing my property, scarin' the chickens!
 
2013-04-29 02:12:39 PM
You've really made the grade!
 
2013-04-29 02:12:51 PM
Is the damage the top part with what looks like tin-foil ripped up?  Or is the damage that small hole in the panel itself, on the left hand side?
 
2013-04-29 02:13:01 PM
stupid rednecks, always shooting stuff.
 
2013-04-29 02:13:03 PM

oldfarthenry: Well, the thing was blinking its lights through my bedroom window so I shot it!


It should fly by my neck of the woods again then, we enjoy watching it fly overhead.
 
2013-04-29 02:13:06 PM
I  blame Sue Ellen.
 
2013-04-29 02:13:48 PM
guns don't kill people, micrometeorites do.
 
2013-04-29 02:13:54 PM
This wouldn't have happened if the ISS were armed.

/an armed universe is a polite universe.
 
2013-04-29 02:13:54 PM

Relatively Obscure: I like that he clarified that the stone was from the universe.


It's almost as descriptive as "elsewhere"
 
2013-04-29 02:14:00 PM
You need to be very careful what you ask the universe for.
Miles above the earth's surface, please don't wish you were stoned.
 
2013-04-29 02:14:27 PM
CNN reported the object was traveling at 14 times the speed of light when it hit them!!!!!!

It vaporized the ISS and caused the moon to fracture which is now falling on us to cause a tidal wave 1500 miles high killing all life on Earth forever!   But they said I need to stay tuned for their sponsors if I want to know more.
 
2013-04-29 02:14:40 PM
How long until Best Korea takes credit for shooting it?
 
2013-04-29 02:14:50 PM
Was it the Zeta Reticulans doing a drive-by?
 
2013-04-29 02:14:54 PM

Frozboz: Is the damage the top part with what looks like tin-foil ripped up?  Or is the damage that small hole in the panel itself, on the left hand side?


The hole, The ripped foil was ripped when the solar panels deployed.
 
2013-04-29 02:15:13 PM

ko_kyi: You've really made the grade!


I bet the papers want to know whose shirts he wears.
 
2013-04-29 02:15:30 PM
Space exploration is dangerous and that is why we shouldn't do it!

You space nutters are going to get killed in the hard unforgiving vacuum of space!!!!!

Space exploration is BAD!!!

Am I doing it right?


\Troll out
\\LULZ
 
2013-04-29 02:16:21 PM

FullMetalPanda: CNN reported the object was traveling at 14 times the speed of light when it hit them!!!!!!

It vaporized the ISS and caused the moon to fracture which is now falling on us to cause a tidal wave 1500 miles high killing all life on Earth forever!   But they said I need to stay tuned for their sponsors if I want to know more.


Thanks 0Bummer :(
 
2013-04-29 02:16:21 PM
ZOMG Major Ed Dames was right all along!  #APOCALYPSECONSPIRACYKILLSHOT911ALEXJONESARTBELLHAAAAAARPTINFOILHAT
 
2013-04-29 02:16:47 PM

moos: stupid rednecks, always shooting stuff.


Drove home from camping in the San Rafael Swell (UT) this weekend. Every sign had bullet holes in it on the county roads. Every one.
 
2013-04-29 02:16:58 PM
A small stone, must have been Mick.
 
2013-04-29 02:17:16 PM
Back, and to the left.
 
2013-04-29 02:17:48 PM
Hadfield? Isn't he the Canadian who went on Reddit (his son set it up for him) for an AMA?
 
2013-04-29 02:18:17 PM

Relatively Obscure: I like that he clarified that the stone was from the universe.


Well, you know how it is in space. There's always stuff coming through from other universes, and it's nearly all dangerous.
(Unless Star Trek, Babylon 5, Red Dwarf, Andromeda, Doctor Who, and probably every other sci-fi show ever - with the possible exception of Firefly - has lied to me. But that couldn't happen, right?)
 
2013-04-29 02:18:58 PM
Damnit Lana!!!
 
2013-04-29 02:19:31 PM
Lucky it didn't hit him in the hand.
 
2013-04-29 02:20:11 PM
Of course you know, this means war.
 
2013-04-29 02:20:15 PM
Another responsible universe heard from.
 
2013-04-29 02:20:41 PM
Well, stop flashing wads of cash in the wrong part of the solar system at night and maybe you won't get shot at so damn much.
 
2013-04-29 02:20:52 PM
Analyzing their attack, there is a danger...
 
2013-04-29 02:21:08 PM
www.imfdb.org

/hot like a flamethrower
 
2013-04-29 02:21:21 PM
cdn.myanimelist.net
 
2013-04-29 02:21:42 PM
Third stone from the sun.
 
2013-04-29 02:21:58 PM
The Syrians are just getting out of control now.
 
2013-04-29 02:21:59 PM
Sounds like Duke took another potshot at John Denver
 
2013-04-29 02:22:06 PM
Something something grassy knoll.
 
2013-04-29 02:22:08 PM

Pinner: moos: stupid rednecks, always shooting stuff.

Drove home from camping in the San Rafael Swell (UT) this weekend. Every sign had bullet holes in it on the county roads. Every one.


That's one of the most expensive things about putting up power and telecommunications boxes in the wilderness, the rednecks tend to shoot the shiat out of them.
 
2013-04-29 02:22:12 PM

Incog_Neeto: [www.imfdb.org image 600x255]

/hot like a flamethrower


Look at those ears... is that a Mexican Obama?
 
2013-04-29 02:22:19 PM
Twitter, facebook, photobucket, flickr blocked at work.

Anyone got a picture?
 
2013-04-29 02:22:22 PM

Relatively Obscure: I like that he clarified that the stone was from the universe.


That universe. Always one damn thing after another.
 
2013-04-29 02:22:25 PM

Egoy3k: Frozboz: Is the damage the top part with what looks like tin-foil ripped up?  Or is the damage that small hole in the panel itself, on the left hand side?

The hole, The ripped foil was ripped when the solar panels deployed.


Thanks.
 
2013-04-29 02:22:36 PM
Seen leaving the ISS...

goldenarmor.com
 
2013-04-29 02:23:07 PM
Commander Hadfield needs to have his wife up there with him. That way, if one of these things actually hits and pierces the hull, he can put up a sign that reads "SHOOTING STARS ONLY" and then have his wife plug up the hole with her hand.
 
2013-04-29 02:23:07 PM
Another victim of gun violence!!! We need to ban ALL asteroids and Space junk NOW......NO ASTEROIDS IN OUR SCHOOLS!
 
2013-04-29 02:23:11 PM

FARK rebel soldier: Hadfield? Isn't he the Canadian who went on Reddit (his son set it up for him) for an AMA?


Yup.  He's been tweeting and Facebooking all sorts of awesome pictures from his stay on the ISS.

@Cmdr_Hadfield is one of my favourite Twitter feeds.
 
2013-04-29 02:23:18 PM
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
'And they said a 9mm with 200 mile range was a waste of money!'
 
2013-04-29 02:23:49 PM

Analgesic: Of course you know, this means war.


Where was the Kaboom?  There should have been an earth-shattering Kaboom.
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-29 02:24:05 PM
I suggest background checks for meteorites.
 
2013-04-29 02:24:14 PM
I thought it was a streetlight.
 
2013-04-29 02:24:27 PM
For those having problems seeing the damage.
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-29 02:25:02 PM
Too bad its not quite as easy as just editing your persistent.sfs file to remove all the junk your prior attempts have left up there.  Built a speedy little Mun roamer last night using the faster wheels, even stuck some of those tiny rockets and fuel onto the back for a turbo mode( don't go past 60, the tires burst as I discovered :P).  It struck a dip and did a brilliant slow-mo corkscrew flight before landing upside down and self-destructing.  Great, two more Kerbals stuck on the damn Mun.


maniacbastard: Space exploration is dangerous and that is why we shouldn't do it!

You space nutters are going to get killed in the hard unforgiving vacuum of space!!!!!

Space exploration is BAD!!!

Am I doing it right?


\Troll out
\\LULZ


Its a standard that you also need to shoe-horn 3D printing into the rant.  Maybe something about how those printers will never be able to make parts for spaceships or something.
 
2013-04-29 02:25:21 PM

Fisty Bum: FARK rebel soldier: Hadfield? Isn't he the Canadian who went on Reddit (his son set it up for him) for an AMA?

Yup.  He's been tweeting and Facebooking all sorts of awesome pictures from his stay on the ISS.

@Cmdr_Hadfield is one of my favourite Twitter feeds.


I don't follow any Twitter feeds, but boy am I glad when some of the stuff migrates down to Fark. Commander Hadfield is pretty damn awesome.
 
2013-04-29 02:25:27 PM
...let's take a look.

/brought to you by Mutual Life "Because you could die tomorrow"
//just like John David Stutts
 
2013-04-29 02:25:28 PM

I Ate Shergar: Relatively Obscure: I like that he clarified that the stone was from the universe.

Well, you know how it is in space. There's always stuff coming through from other universes, and it's nearly all dangerous.
(Unless Star Trek, Babylon 5, Red Dwarf, Andromeda, Doctor Who, and probably every other sci-fi show ever - with the possible exception of Firefly - has lied to me. But that couldn't happen, right?)


Pretty sure Babylon 5 didn't deal with other universes.
 
2013-04-29 02:25:52 PM
Damn Klendathans!  They got Buenos Aires!

/Would You Like to Know More?
 
2013-04-29 02:26:46 PM
heard just before:
YOU.LL SHOOT YOUR EYE OUT!
 
2013-04-29 02:26:59 PM

BradleyUffner: For those having problems seeing the damage.
[i.imgur.com image 850x566]


That's a speed-hole, makes it go faster.
 
2013-04-29 02:26:59 PM
i171.photobucket.com

No comment!
 
2013-04-29 02:27:22 PM
Jai Guru Deva.


/Om
 
2013-04-29 02:27:42 PM
img1.fark.net A second rock has hit the south solar panel!
 
2013-04-29 02:27:42 PM
Really? We link to tweets now? At least find an article with SOME supporting information in it:

http://www.universetoday.com/101837/warning-shot-a-bullet-hole-on-th e- iss/
 
2013-04-29 02:28:49 PM
www.technologytell.com
 
2013-04-29 02:29:16 PM
I told them not to fly over Detroit.
 
2013-04-29 02:29:20 PM

Evil Mackerel: I  blame Sue Ellen.


you're showing your age...
 
2013-04-29 02:29:46 PM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: This wouldn't have happened if the ISS were armed.

/an armed universe is a polite universe.


hopestillfloats.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-04-29 02:30:09 PM
gopher321: From the grassy knoll?

Nah, from the book suppository building
 
2013-04-29 02:30:31 PM

BumpInTheNight: Great, two more Kerbals stuck on the damn Mun.


You can look at it as a failed exploration mission, or do as I do and call it a successful start of a Mun base.
 
2013-04-29 02:31:37 PM

oldfarthenry: Well, the thing was blinking its lights through my bedroom window so I shot it!


With a laser pointer.

And now you are being buzzed by UFOs with searchlights, right?
 
2013-04-29 02:31:49 PM
I've just been looking at a picture tweeted from a space station. Meanwhile, religion is panicking in case the wrong sorts of couples get married.
 
2013-04-29 02:32:22 PM

Frozboz: Is the damage the top part with what looks like tin-foil ripped up?  Or is the damage that small hole in the panel itself, on the left hand side?


Both. It was from a shotgun.
 
2013-04-29 02:32:58 PM

Fisty Bum: FARK rebel soldier: Hadfield? Isn't he the Canadian who went on Reddit (his son set it up for him) for an AMA?

Yup.  He's been tweeting and Facebooking all sorts of awesome pictures from his stay on the ISS.

@Cmdr_Hadfield is one of my favourite Twitter feeds.


Met him once, back when I was an active rocket head, and ran a tiny aerospace company.

Helluva nice guy.  Smart. Funny.
 
2013-04-29 02:33:01 PM

Evil Mackerel: I  blame Sue Ellen.


But Mary Sue will save the day!
 
2013-04-29 02:33:20 PM
Meh.  Just plug the hole with one of these:

communicategood.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-04-29 02:33:25 PM

SpectroBoy: [www.technologytell.com image 512x288]


came here to post same pic....

**shakes fist & onion belt at SpectroBoy and leaves***
 
2013-04-29 02:34:36 PM
Maggie Simpson.....
 
2013-04-29 02:35:32 PM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: This wouldn't have happened if the ISS were armed.

/an armed universe is a polite quiet universe.


Fixed.

The answer to the Fermi Paradox.  Everyone is mattressed up.
 
2013-04-29 02:35:32 PM

BradleyUffner: For those having problems seeing the damage.
[i.imgur.com image 850x566]


That jagged red circle looks pretty dangerous.
 
2013-04-29 02:36:59 PM
Why does the background of the shot look like sky?
 
2013-04-29 02:37:26 PM

Erix: I Ate Shergar: Relatively Obscure: I like that he clarified that the stone was from the universe.

Well, you know how it is in space. There's always stuff coming through from other universes, and it's nearly all dangerous.
(Unless Star Trek, Babylon 5, Red Dwarf, Andromeda, Doctor Who, and probably every other sci-fi show ever - with the possible exception of Firefly - has lied to me. But that couldn't happen, right?)

Pretty sure Babylon 5 didn't deal with other universes.


Only once.
 
2013-04-29 02:37:31 PM

Erix: Pretty sure Babylon 5 didn't deal with other universes.


Babylon 5: Thirdspace
 
2013-04-29 02:38:23 PM
It's not safe out there. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it is not for the timid.
 
2013-04-29 02:39:23 PM

maniacbastard: Space exploration is dangerous and that is why we shouldn't do it!

You space nutters are going to get killed in the hard unforgiving vacuum of space!!!!!

Space exploration is BAD!!!

Am I doing it right?


\Troll out
\\LULZ


Favorited
 
2013-04-29 02:39:41 PM

Oldiron_79: gopher321: From the grassy knoll?

Nah, from the book suppository building


That's right, private Snowball
 
2013-04-29 02:39:48 PM
I came here for updates...

...stayed for the lulz.

You farkers are funny.
 
2013-04-29 02:39:51 PM

Whiskey Dickens: Why does the background of the shot look like sky?


The shot is taken facing the Earth and what looks like 'sky' is in fact, a cloud.
 
2013-04-29 02:40:09 PM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: This wouldn't have happened if the ISS were armed

WE BANNED ASSAULT METEORS WHARRRRRRGRBL! .
 
2013-04-29 02:40:26 PM
Hadfields furious as 'Bones' McCoy seen smugly cleaning critter gun.
 
2013-04-29 02:40:44 PM

maniacbastard: Space exploration is dangerous and that is why we shouldn't do it!

You space nutters are going to get killed in the hard unforgiving vacuum of space!!!!!

Space exploration is BAD!!!

Am I doing it right?


\Troll out
\\LULZ


Meh. You forgot "nothing useful ever came out of space exploration!"
 
2013-04-29 02:40:49 PM

I Ate Shergar: Erix: I Ate Shergar: Relatively Obscure: I like that he clarified that the stone was from the universe.

Well, you know how it is in space. There's always stuff coming through from other universes, and it's nearly all dangerous.
(Unless Star Trek, Babylon 5, Red Dwarf, Andromeda, Doctor Who, and probably every other sci-fi show ever - with the possible exception of Firefly - has lied to me. But that couldn't happen, right?)

Pretty sure Babylon 5 didn't deal with other universes.

Only once.


Ivo Shandor: Erix: Pretty sure Babylon 5 didn't deal with other universes.

Babylon 5: Thirdspace


My apologies.  On the advice of a friend I never watched the movies other than In The Beginning.
 
2013-04-29 02:40:50 PM
www.retrocrush.com
Looks fine to me.
 
2013-04-29 02:40:56 PM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: This wouldn't have happened if the ISS were armed.

/an armed universe is a polite universe.


It is a polite universe. That's we're the only ones making a racket in the radio spectrum. Some species use that to try to think.
 
2013-04-29 02:42:16 PM

BumpInTheNight: Its a standard that you also need to shoe-horn 3D printing into the rant. Maybe something about how those printers will never be able to make parts for spaceships or something.


Oops forgot that part.

So if you space nutters are going to waste money to die horribly you should bring a 3D printer because a bag of assholes or something.

\This is fun.
 
2013-04-29 02:44:39 PM

Erix: I Ate Shergar: Relatively Obscure: I like that he clarified that the stone was from the universe.

Well, you know how it is in space. There's always stuff coming through from other universes, and it's nearly all dangerous.
(Unless Star Trek, Babylon 5, Red Dwarf, Andromeda, Doctor Who, and probably every other sci-fi show ever - with the possible exception of Firefly - has lied to me. But that couldn't happen, right?)

Pretty sure Babylon 5 didn't deal with other universes.


The closest for B5 probably would have been Day of the Dead.

// Garibaldi, you fool! You should have banged Dodger.
 
2013-04-29 02:44:52 PM
>Fireclown

SHAZAM! That takes me back. ISIS and the Ark II girl - my first TV crushes.
 
2013-04-29 02:45:03 PM
Now hiring garbage collectors with experience in zero gravity. Knowing how to deal with terrorists in outer space is a plus.
xspblog.com
 
2013-04-29 02:45:14 PM
Bicycle Repair Man was busy so NASA went to their second choice-

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-29 02:45:16 PM

Whiskey Dickens: Why does the background of the shot look like sky?


I hear the ISS is orbiting some obscure planet. Could be that planet's atmosphere.

/Should be lots of stars.
//Adjusts tinfoil.
 
2013-04-29 02:45:38 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-29 02:45:48 PM
"Bullet hole - a small stone from the universe went through our solar array. Glad it missed the hull."1.cdn.nhle.com
also glad
 
2013-04-29 02:46:27 PM

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Pinner: moos: stupid rednecks, always shooting stuff.

Drove home from camping in the San Rafael Swell (UT) this weekend. Every sign had bullet holes in it on the county roads. Every one.

That's one of the most expensive things about putting up power and telecommunications boxes in the wilderness, the rednecks tend to shoot the shiat out of them.


Florida Power used to request a police escort to go into St. Pete housing projects.

I'm not sure what my point is, other than too many people have guns.
 
2013-04-29 02:46:40 PM

Erix: I Ate Shergar: Erix: I Ate Shergar: Relatively Obscure: I like that he clarified that the stone was from the universe.

Well, you know how it is in space. There's always stuff coming through from other universes, and it's nearly all dangerous.
(Unless Star Trek, Babylon 5, Red Dwarf, Andromeda, Doctor Who, and probably every other sci-fi show ever - with the possible exception of Firefly - has lied to me. But that couldn't happen, right?)

Pretty sure Babylon 5 didn't deal with other universes.

Only once.

Ivo Shandor: Erix: Pretty sure Babylon 5 didn't deal with other universes.

Babylon 5: Thirdspace

My apologies.  On the advice of a friend I never watched the movies other than In The Beginning.


You didn't miss a lot, to be honest.
 
2013-04-29 02:47:45 PM

Carousel Beast: Meh. You forgot "nothing useful ever came out of space exploration!"


Sorry to disappoint, trolling is hard work.

So you space nutters are going to bring a strain of Space AIDS back from the Moon and that will be the first useful thing to come from space exploration!!! So please don't fark the space monkeys you nutters!

I will live forever in my underground lair. I hate space so much I cannot look at the sky because it is made out of space and I hate space because it is so big!

Star Trek was not a documentary you space geek losers!

\I feel stupid and dirty now.
 
2013-04-29 02:47:50 PM

Erix: I Ate Shergar: Relatively Obscure: I like that he clarified that the stone was from the universe.

Well, you know how it is in space. There's always stuff coming through from other universes, and it's nearly all dangerous.
(Unless Star Trek, Babylon 5, Red Dwarf, Andromeda, Doctor Who, and probably every other sci-fi show ever - with the possible exception of Firefly - has lied to me. But that couldn't happen, right?)

Pretty sure Babylon 5 didn't deal with other universes.


Well, there were the Thirdspace aliens, but I've done my best to pretend that movie never happened.
 
2013-04-29 02:47:53 PM
Maybe it was thISS guy:

www.neatorama.com
 
2013-04-29 02:48:02 PM
At least it wasn't Buckwheat.
 
2013-04-29 02:48:17 PM

stryed: Now hiring garbage collectors with experience in zero gravity. Knowing how to deal with terrorists in outer space is a plus.
[xspblog.com image 850x476]


Up for the job, so to speak.
cosmobells2.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-04-29 02:48:27 PM

BradleyUffner: I told them not to fly over Detroit.


That's what I was thinking.  Especially around New Year.
 
2013-04-29 02:48:32 PM
I read that as ISIS...trying to figure out how Archer was involved
 
2013-04-29 02:49:06 PM

fireclown: [www.retrocrush.com image 580x720]
Looks fine to me.


So you're admitting it was MUSLIMS?

/ancient Egypt, muslims, what's the diff?
// for your viewing pleasure:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-ZNf9j8FUs
 
2013-04-29 02:50:01 PM
YOU SPACE BASTARD
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
YOU KILLED MY PINE
 
2013-04-29 02:50:35 PM

I_AM_SRC: "Bullet hole - a small stone from the universe went through our solar array. Glad it missed the hull."[1.cdn.nhle.com image 432x540]
also glad


Very nice

/go hawks
 
2013-04-29 02:51:02 PM
Has anyone tried to blame this on domestic right-wing terrorism yet?
 
2013-04-29 02:51:15 PM

Erix: I Ate Shergar: Relatively Obscure: I like that he clarified that the stone was from the universe.

Well, you know how it is in space. There's always stuff coming through from other universes, and it's nearly all dangerous.
(Unless Star Trek, Babylon 5, Red Dwarf, Andromeda, Doctor Who, and probably every other sci-fi show ever - with the possible exception of Firefly - has lied to me. But that couldn't happen, right?)

Pretty sure Babylon 5 didn't deal with other universes.


They did have other dimensions tho...

Hyperspace
 
2013-04-29 02:51:34 PM
Hadfield is the coolest Canadian ever.
 
2013-04-29 02:51:57 PM

Stile4aly: Erix: I Ate Shergar: Relatively Obscure: I like that he clarified that the stone was from the universe.

Well, you know how it is in space. There's always stuff coming through from other universes, and it's nearly all dangerous.
(Unless Star Trek, Babylon 5, Red Dwarf, Andromeda, Doctor Who, and probably every other sci-fi show ever - with the possible exception of Firefly - has lied to me. But that couldn't happen, right?)

Pretty sure Babylon 5 didn't deal with other universes.

Well, there were the Thirdspace aliens, but I've done my best to pretend that movie never happened.


That's my excuse for not remembering it. Saw it once.

Day of the Dead is kind of different. Do the dead live in another universe? How are the Brakiri able to bring them back for a short time?
 
2013-04-29 02:53:45 PM

SumoJeb: Hadfield is the coolest Canadian ever.


Only because it's now April and we're all starting to thaw out.  Check the temperatures again next January.
 
2013-04-29 02:53:49 PM

Parthenogenetic: So you're admitting it was MUSLIMS?


SEXY Muslims, yes.

/thanks for the link.  What WAS it about bigfoot?  We loved that stuff in the 70s.
 
2013-04-29 02:54:35 PM

Keyser_Soze_Death: Has anyone tried to blame this on domestic right-wing terrorism yet?


Nope, I think you got dibs on making this partisan.  Congrats.
 
2013-04-29 02:55:59 PM

fireclown: Parthenogenetic: So you're admitting it was MUSLIMS?

SEXY Muslims, yes.

/thanks for the link.  What WAS it about bigfoot?  We loved that stuff in the 70s.


cdn.newsday.com
Yes we did.
 
2013-04-29 02:56:03 PM
The last supply flight delivered a new HR-1307A cooling unit.  So now the old refrigerator is sitting on the porch.
 
2013-04-29 02:56:08 PM

Oldiron_79: gopher321: From the grassy knoll?

Nah, from the book suppository building


Ouch!
 
2013-04-29 02:56:19 PM

maniacbastard: Space exploration is dangerous and that is why we shouldn't do it!

You space nutters are going to get killed in the hard unforgiving vacuum of space!!!!!

Space exploration is BAD!!!

Am I doing it right?


\Troll out
\\LULZ


Space exploration is for robots. Too many dammed unions preventing the robots from taking jobs away from astronauts.
 
2013-04-29 02:56:21 PM
I'm actually amazed this doesn't happen far more often.
 
2013-04-29 02:56:22 PM

TheOtherMisterP: Really? We link to tweets now? At least find an article with SOME supporting information in it:

http://www.universetoday.com/101837/warning-shot-a-bullet-hole-on-th e- iss/


In this case, the tweet is from Commander Hadfield, who is on the International Space Station. Straight from the horse's mouth, as it were. There aren't any media bureaus or reporters on board the ISS as far as I recall.

Any article is just someone on Earth adding their own commentary.
 
2013-04-29 02:58:06 PM

Erix: Keyser_Soze_Death: Has anyone tried to blame this on domestic right-wing terrorism yet?

Nope, I think you got dibs on making this partisan.  Congrats.


I was kidding, but thanks.
 
2013-04-29 02:58:45 PM

Darkrover2: fireclown: Parthenogenetic: So you're admitting it was MUSLIMS?

SEXY Muslims, yes.

/thanks for the link.  What WAS it about bigfoot?  We loved that stuff in the 70s.

[cdn.newsday.com image 380x261]
Yes we did.


And THAT is exactly what I was talking about.  I was in the second grade when that happened, and IIRC it was the most badass thing that has ever happened.  I don't ever want to see it again, because it was probably horrible.

/BIGFOOT!  BIONIC MAN!  EFFING BIGFOOT ROBOTS!
 
2013-04-29 02:58:46 PM
I thought the feud was over.
 
2013-04-29 02:59:13 PM

author1701: stryed: Now hiring garbage collectors with experience in zero gravity. Knowing how to deal with terrorists in outer space is a plus.
[xspblog.com image 850x476]

Up for the job, so to speak.
[cosmobells2.files.wordpress.com image 720x544]


Yes, I know what that pic is of and remember the show -- all without the help of 'Google'.

/Quark
 
2013-04-29 03:00:14 PM

fireclown: Parthenogenetic: So you're admitting it was MUSLIMS?

SEXY Muslims, yes.

/thanks for the link.  What WAS it about bigfoot?  We loved that stuff in the 70s.


My favorite segment, in part 2:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkqfahqJRtw#t=3m59s

She possesses the power of an ancient Egyptian goddess, but she still has to do that hairflip thing after her sexy strut
 
2013-04-29 03:01:07 PM

birchman: I'm actually amazed this doesn't happen far more often.


Sound stages are are actually pretty safe.

/at least, that's what they want you to think. They are probably incredibly dangerous, filled with thermite and shaped charges, and almost certainly fluoridated.
 
2013-04-29 03:02:07 PM

I Ate Shergar: Relatively Obscure: I like that he clarified that the stone was from the universe.

Well, you know how it is in space. There's always stuff coming through from other universes, and it's nearly all dangerous.
(Unless Star Trek, Babylon 5, Red Dwarf, Andromeda, Doctor Who, and probably every other sci-fi show ever - with the possible exception of Firefly - has lied to me. But that couldn't happen, right?)


If the theory of infinite parallel universes is true, then everything, even fictional stuff, must exist somewhere.

Seriously, wouldn't it be something to have a inter-dimensional rip in our solar system and watch as the UFP Enterprise, a Corellian Cruiser, a Wraith Hiveship, a Goa'uld Ha'tak, a Tau'ri F-304,and the Battlestar Galactica duked it out between Mars and the Asteroid Belt?
 
2013-04-29 03:02:10 PM

SumoJeb: Hadfield is the coolest Canadian ever.


One of them

www.thebeerstore.ca
 
2013-04-29 03:02:15 PM

SumoJeb: Hadfield is the coolest Canadian ever.


One cool Canadian does not even start to make up for Justin Bieber and Chad Kroeger.
 
2013-04-29 03:02:35 PM

fireclown: Darkrover2: fireclown: Parthenogenetic: So you're admitting it was MUSLIMS?

SEXY Muslims, yes.

/thanks for the link.  What WAS it about bigfoot?  We loved that stuff in the 70s.

[cdn.newsday.com image 380x261]
Yes we did.

And THAT is exactly what I was talking about.  I was in the second grade when that happened, and IIRC it was the most badass thing that has ever happened.  I don't ever want to see it again, because it was probably horrible.

/BIGFOOT!  BIONIC MAN!  EFFING BIGFOOT ROBOTS!


If you recall, Bigfoot was an alien cyborg.

Also, Steve Austin had to battle a renegade killer Venus probe.  TWICE.

In conclusion, 70s science is bad.
 
2013-04-29 03:02:41 PM

fireclown: [www.retrocrush.com image 580x720]
Looks fine to me.


But I can't see the small hole...
 
2013-04-29 03:05:01 PM
trappedspirit: Oldiron_79: gopher321: From the grassy knoll?

Nah, from the book suppository building

Ouch!


UBIA
 
2013-04-29 03:05:14 PM

orbister: I've just been looking at a picture tweeted from a space station.


Meh.   Hams have been "tweeting" pictures from orbit via ham radio since at least 1999.
 
2013-04-29 03:05:24 PM

trappedspirit: Oldiron_79: gopher321: From the grassy knoll?

Nah, from the book suppository building

Ouch!


Not with adequate lube, and practice.

I'm now banned from all libraries in five states.
 
2013-04-29 03:06:21 PM

author1701: Whiskey Dickens: Why does the background of the shot look like sky?

I hear the ISS is orbiting some obscure planet. Could be that planet's atmosphere.

/Should be lots of stars.
//Adjusts tinfoil.


Yes, you're right, they did forget to photoshop the sky out of the picture and replace it with stars. Too bad the space fundies will claim it doesn't matter and space still exists despite all the evidence to the contrary.
 
2013-04-29 03:06:47 PM

SultanofSchwing: [img1.fark.net image 90x18] A second rock has hit the south solar panel!


It's a false flag stone! This is the Illuminati trying to get us involved in a martian war!1!1111!!111
 
2013-04-29 03:07:47 PM

Parthenogenetic: fireclown: Darkrover2: fireclown: Parthenogenetic: So you're admitting it was MUSLIMS?

SEXY Muslims, yes.

/thanks for the link.  What WAS it about bigfoot?  We loved that stuff in the 70s.

[cdn.newsday.com image 380x261]
Yes we did.

And THAT is exactly what I was talking about.  I was in the second grade when that happened, and IIRC it was the most badass thing that has ever happened.  I don't ever want to see it again, because it was probably horrible.

/BIGFOOT!  BIONIC MAN!  EFFING BIGFOOT ROBOTS!

If you recall, Bigfoot was an alien cyborg.

Also, Steve Austin had to battle a renegade killer Venus probe.  TWICE.

In conclusion, 70s science is bad.


LOL, with the 6-million Dollar Man, you just have to get to the realization that the first time he lifted something really heavy with his bionic arm and bionic legs, his non-bionic spine would have detonated like a bomb and the science is right out the window.
 
2013-04-29 03:08:53 PM
Looks like they need some new aluminum foil on there too.
 
2013-04-29 03:09:42 PM

blottoman: SumoJeb: Hadfield is the coolest Canadian ever.

One of them

[www.thebeerstore.ca image 322x344]


Molson Canadian is only cool because it masks the taste better.
 
2013-04-29 03:10:40 PM

nmiguy: fireclown: [www.retrocrush.com image 580x720]
Looks fine to me.

But I can't see the small hole...



nmiguy: fireclown: [www.retrocrush.com image 580x720]
Looks fine to me.

But I can't see the small hole...



media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-29 03:12:14 PM
Queensowntalia: trappedspirit: Oldiron_79: gopher321: From the grassy knoll?

Nah, from the book suppository building

Ouch!

Not with adequate lube, and practice.

I'm now banned from all libraries in five states.


Go onnn
 
2013-04-29 03:13:19 PM

maniacbastard: Space exploration is dangerous and that is why we shouldn't do it!
You space nutters are going to get killed in the hard unforgiving vacuum of space!!!!!
Space exploration is BAD!!!


Psst! QA, your using the wrong alt!
 
2013-04-29 03:15:18 PM
I didn't do it! You can't prove it was me! >_>'
 
2013-04-29 03:26:00 PM

Darkrover2: Parthenogenetic: fireclown: Darkrover2: fireclown: Parthenogenetic: So you're admitting it was MUSLIMS?

SEXY Muslims, yes.

/thanks for the link.  What WAS it about bigfoot?  We loved that stuff in the 70s.

[cdn.newsday.com image 380x261]
Yes we did.

And THAT is exactly what I was talking about.  I was in the second grade when that happened, and IIRC it was the most badass thing that has ever happened.  I don't ever want to see it again, because it was probably horrible.

/BIGFOOT!  BIONIC MAN!  EFFING BIGFOOT ROBOTS!

If you recall, Bigfoot was an alien cyborg.

Also, Steve Austin had to battle a renegade killer Venus probe.  TWICE.

In conclusion, 70s science is bad.

LOL, with the 6-million Dollar Man, you just have to get to the realization that the first time he lifted something really heavy with his bionic arm and bionic legs, his non-bionic spine would have detonated like a bomb and the science is right out the window.


No, that's why his bionic feats of strength are in slow motion, so his biological parts have time to acclimate to the stresses.
 
2013-04-29 03:26:19 PM
Is THAT how we get ants?
 
2013-04-29 03:27:01 PM
cdn.myanimelist.net
 
2013-04-29 03:31:27 PM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: I Ate Shergar: Relatively Obscure: I like that he clarified that the stone was from the universe.

Well, you know how it is in space. There's always stuff coming through from other universes, and it's nearly all dangerous.
(Unless Star Trek, Babylon 5, Red Dwarf, Andromeda, Doctor Who, and probably every other sci-fi show ever - with the possible exception of Firefly - has lied to me. But that couldn't happen, right?)

If the theory of infinite parallel universes is true, then everything, even fictional stuff, must exist somewhere.

Seriously, wouldn't it be something to have a inter-dimensional rip in our solar system and watch as the UFP Enterprise, a Corellian Cruiser, a Wraith Hiveship, a Goa'uld Ha'tak, a Tau'ri F-304,and the Battlestar Galactica duked it out between Mars and the Asteroid Belt?


I've had the same thought myself. I believe this has been used by authors of crossover fanfics, and at least one comic book (ST:TNG / X-Men).
 
2013-04-29 03:35:22 PM
Why don't we throw in The Pillar of Autumn, The Normandy and Great Fox while we are at it?
 
2013-04-29 03:35:32 PM
images1.wikia.nocookie.net

I bet it came from this wreckage.

/Obscure?  Never.
 
2013-04-29 03:38:05 PM

thaduke: [images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x422]

I bet it came from this wreckage.

/Obscure?  Never.


A visual representation of what Trekkies think Abrams is doing to their beloved canon?
 
2013-04-29 03:40:30 PM

I Ate Shergar: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: I Ate Shergar: Relatively Obscure: I like that he clarified that the stone was from the universe.

Well, you know how it is in space. There's always stuff coming through from other universes, and it's nearly all dangerous.
(Unless Star Trek, Babylon 5, Red Dwarf, Andromeda, Doctor Who, and probably every other sci-fi show ever - with the possible exception of Firefly - has lied to me. But that couldn't happen, right?)

If the theory of infinite parallel universes is true, then everything, even fictional stuff, must exist somewhere.

Seriously, wouldn't it be something to have a inter-dimensional rip in our solar system and watch as the UFP Enterprise, a Corellian Cruiser, a Wraith Hiveship, a Goa'uld Ha'tak, a Tau'ri F-304,and the Battlestar Galactica duked it out between Mars and the Asteroid Belt?

I've had the same thought myself. I believe this has been used by authors of crossover fanfics, and at least one comic book (ST:TNG / X-Men).


Then the fracking Death Star shows up and we're boned.
 
2013-04-29 03:40:30 PM

Egoy3k: Frozboz: Is the damage the top part with what looks like tin-foil ripped up?  Or is the damage that small hole in the panel itself, on the left hand side?

The hole, The ripped foil was ripped when the solar panels deployed.


You said ripp twice.
 
2013-04-29 03:43:26 PM
Well, he warned us, 3,720:1.
0.tqn.com
/never tell me the odds
 
2013-04-29 03:43:41 PM
Must have been parked over Chicago.
 
2013-04-29 03:46:56 PM
ouch... that station is going to need a few replacement panels soon....
 
2013-04-29 03:47:14 PM

UberDave: That's distinctly different from the Michael Bay version of meteor strikes.

[s14.postimg.org image 720x329]


To be fair, if a meteor struck the Space Shuttle in the correct location during a burn, that is exactly what you would see.
 
2013-04-29 03:49:51 PM

thaduke: [images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x422]

I bet it came from this wreckage.

/Obscure?  Never.


You only say that because you were at the airing last Thursday.
 
2013-04-29 03:55:29 PM
On an unrelated note, Space Brothers is pretty great. Its gotten me interested in what NASA does. If you like space, it's a great show.
 
2013-04-29 03:59:49 PM
Always carry "protection" when you go outside of the atmosphere.
circlecitybicycles.com
 
2013-04-29 03:59:56 PM
I blame err.

www.newswire.poormojo.org
 
2013-04-29 04:05:17 PM

fireclown: Parthenogenetic:  What WAS it about bigfoot?  We loved that stuff in the 70s.


It's just as bad now...everybody's tryin' to put Bigfoot on their product around here.


farm5.staticflickr.com
Sasquatch Pizza and Wings...Aberdeen represent, Bro.

also...


farm4.staticflickr.com
good rates, open all year, nothing but ocean and convenience store nearby. Town is 10 miles back.
 
2013-04-29 04:05:39 PM

UberDave: That's distinctly different from the Michael Bay version of meteor strikes.


[s14.postimg.org image 720x329]


Came for that reference.  Would watch it again for the Baysplosions!

/screw you all Armageddon haters, that movie was good enough
//Transformers can EABODs
 
2013-04-29 04:18:41 PM

Oldiron_79: gopher321: From the grassy knoll?

Nah, from the book suppository building


That place sounds pretty uncomfortable..
 
2013-04-29 04:22:25 PM

graeth: Why don't we throw in The Pillar of Autumn, The Normandy and Great Fox while we are at it?


I also want MetaKnight's 'Halberd' as seen in the introduction to SuperSmash Bros. Brawl.   I know next to nothing about the character or story, but when I saw that ship in the intro movie my mind said 'yes! Want that as a model!"
 
2013-04-29 04:35:43 PM

LindenFark: The Syrians Sirians are just getting out of control now.



FTFM
 
2013-04-29 04:43:17 PM
The earth is mostly harmless.
 
2013-04-29 04:54:23 PM
Well, if they'd only come up with shield technology, it wouldn't be an issue, now would it?
 
2013-04-29 04:55:09 PM
If you think Earth's orbit is crowded, you should see Caprica nowadays.

nationalpostcomment.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-04-29 04:59:06 PM
a small stone from the universe

Typical farking scientist.  Instead of saying he doesn't know where the rock came from, he tries to make himself sound smart rather than ignorant.

What sounds smarter:
I don't know the answer to that question
Current data on that subject matter is inconclusive
?

I don't trust scientists, they're always lying and shiat
 
2013-04-29 05:05:16 PM

Trafficguy2000: Damnit Lana!!!


Damnit Trafficguy!  I was going to post the same friggin' line.
 
2013-04-29 05:10:38 PM

thaduke: [images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x422]

I bet it came from this wreckage.

/Obscure?  Never.


img.trekmovie.com

Updated image of ISS crew trying to navigate past debris...
 
2013-04-29 05:12:59 PM

Egoy3k: Frozboz: Is the damage the top part with what looks like tin-foil ripped up?  Or is the damage that small hole in the panel itself, on the left hand side?

The hole, The ripped foil was ripped when the solar panels deployed.


Jiffy Pop in spaaaaaaace!
 
2013-04-29 05:22:21 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-29 05:38:55 PM
I know it's not structural or anything, but that ripping foil up along the top mast is just kind of.. disturbing.
 
2013-04-29 05:47:05 PM
RIP Sterling Mallory Archer
 
2013-04-29 05:55:13 PM

blatz514: Seen leaving the ISS...

[goldenarmor.com image 850x457]


*clang*
i2.ytimg.com
What was that?
 
2013-04-29 06:13:01 PM
Came for Quark, reference, leaving satisfied.

/Loves me some Barnstable twins.
//But now they're old.
///I has a sad.
 
2013-04-29 06:15:28 PM

maniacbastard: Carousel Beast: Meh. You forgot "nothing useful ever came out of space exploration!"

Sorry to disappoint, trolling is hard work.

So you space nutters are going to bring a strain of Space AIDS back from the Moon and that will be the first useful thing to come from space exploration!!! So please don't fark the space monkeys you nutters!

I will live forever in my underground lair. I hate space so much I cannot look at the sky because it is made out of space and I hate space because it is so big!

Star Trek was not a documentary you space geek losers!

\I feel stupid and dirty now.


Alien DNA came from Mars, not the moon.

www.mbc.net
 
2013-04-29 06:22:29 PM
shouldn't have parked it in such a bad neighborhood.
 
2013-04-29 06:23:08 PM

maniacbastard: Space exploration is dangerous and that is why we shouldn't do it!

You space nutters are going to get killed in the hard unforgiving vacuum of space!!!!!

Space exploration is BAD!!!

Am I doing it right?


\Troll out
\\LULZ


STOP THAT!

Damn now everyone has shellshock from that screaming dimwit.
 
2013-04-29 06:27:13 PM

YodaBlues: Given the amount of man-made debris in orbit and the general amount of random objects that get pulled into Earth's gravity well, I would imagine that's a somewhat frequent occurrence.


There are a lot of man made debris yes. But space is a very big place. You just basically said, since there are a lot of marbles in the ocean, I'm surprised I don't come across them all the time. Yes, there may be a billion marbles in the ocean, but the ocean is so huge that is tiny in comparison.

So this makes it a fairly rare occurrence. (which is good because it could have gone though a person)
 
2013-04-29 07:04:15 PM
"Guest Worker's" were shooting off bottle rockets last night.......
 
2013-04-29 07:16:30 PM

Queensowntalia: ko_kyi: You've really made the grade!

I bet the papers want to know whose shirts he wears.


There's nothing I can do.
 
2013-04-29 07:30:32 PM
Oh was that me?

I'm sorry.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-04-29 07:33:16 PM

GregoryD: YodaBlues: Given the amount of man-made debris in orbit and the general amount of random objects that get pulled into Earth's gravity well, I would imagine that's a somewhat frequent occurrence.

There are a lot of man made debris yes. But space is a very big place. You just basically said, since there are a lot of marbles in the ocean, I'm surprised I don't come across them all the time. Yes, there may be a billion marbles in the ocean, but the ocean is so huge that is tiny in comparison.

So this makes it a fairly rare occurrence. (which is good because it could have gone though a person)


It's rare now, but could become far less rare in the future.  Whenever two pieces of space debris collide, they break into a whole bunch of new pieces of debris, many of which still have the necessary mass and velocity to do serious damage to anything they hit.
 
2013-04-29 07:53:04 PM

amquelbettamin: Oh was that me?

I'm sorry.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 300x433]


She never made it into space. The cabin survived intact. They were still strapped into their seats when found...
 
2013-04-29 07:57:28 PM

GregoryD: YodaBlues: Given the amount of man-made debris in orbit and the general amount of random objects that get pulled into Earth's gravity well, I would imagine that's a somewhat frequent occurrence.

There are a lot of man made debris yes. But space is a very big place. You just basically said, since there are a lot of marbles in the ocean, I'm surprised I don't come across them all the time. Yes, there may be a billion marbles in the ocean, but the ocean is so huge that is tiny in comparison.

So this makes it a fairly rare occurrence. (which is good because it could have gone though a person)


The other side of the "space is very big" argument is that everything in orbit is moving extremely fast.  Close approaches between tracked objects aren't very rare at all, and only a small fraction of what's out there is tracked.
 
2013-04-29 08:04:18 PM

FriarReb98: I know it's not structural or anything, but that ripping foil up along the top mast is just kind of.. disturbing.


I'm trying to figure out what happened. Maybe it was related to the deployment of the panels and really isn't an issue.

Anybody know?
 
2013-04-29 08:16:25 PM

anfrind: GregoryD: YodaBlues: Given the amount of man-made debris in orbit and the general amount of random objects that get pulled into Earth's gravity well, I would imagine that's a somewhat frequent occurrence.

There are a lot of man made debris yes. But space is a very big place. You just basically said, since there are a lot of marbles in the ocean, I'm surprised I don't come across them all the time. Yes, there may be a billion marbles in the ocean, but the ocean is so huge that is tiny in comparison.

So this makes it a fairly rare occurrence. (which is good because it could have gone though a person)

It's rare now, but could become far less rare in the future.  Whenever two pieces of space debris collide, they break into a whole bunch of new pieces of debris, many of which still have the necessary mass and velocity to do serious damage to anything they hit.


The ISS isn't a fragile station. It is literally a tank in space. It gets hit by small particles all the time, just not big enough to notice. Something this size wouldn't likely penetrate the hull. It would audibility clang off. My analogy still holds up with your example. Space is that big.  There is still a chance, but it is very small.

If it wasn't as rare as it was, there would be no way the astronauts could spacewalk, because they have no armor. And yeah a marble moving at 17000 miles per hour would clank off a tank, but it would go right though an astronaut.
 
2013-04-29 08:34:21 PM

gopher321: From the grassy knoll?


gassy knoll

FTFY

/pet peave
 
2013-04-29 08:46:49 PM

GregoryD: anfrind: GregoryD: YodaBlues: Given the amount of man-made debris in orbit and the general amount of random objects that get pulled into Earth's gravity well, I would imagine that's a somewhat frequent occurrence.

There are a lot of man made debris yes. But space is a very big place. You just basically said, since there are a lot of marbles in the ocean, I'm surprised I don't come across them all the time. Yes, there may be a billion marbles in the ocean, but the ocean is so huge that is tiny in comparison.

So this makes it a fairly rare occurrence. (which is good because it could have gone though a person)

It's rare now, but could become far less rare in the future.  Whenever two pieces of space debris collide, they break into a whole bunch of new pieces of debris, many of which still have the necessary mass and velocity to do serious damage to anything they hit.

The ISS isn't a fragile station. It is literally a tank in space. It gets hit by small particles all the time, just not big enough to notice. Something this size wouldn't likely penetrate the hull. It would audibility clang off. My analogy still holds up with your example. Space is that big.  There is still a chance, but it is very small.

If it wasn't as rare as it was, there would be no way the astronauts could spacewalk, because they have no armor. And yeah a marble moving at 17000 miles per hour would clank off a tank, but it would go right though an astronaut.


shrug ... all depends on the size & density of the impactor.  There's a significant gap between what the shielding on ISS can reasonably protect against, and what we can effectively track and predict.  And the upper bound for relative velocity for a LEO is more like 37K to 40K MPH

Not sure about the clank - most of the hull is shielded by some variation of a Whipple shield, which takes the initial hit to break up the impactor.  What would hit the hull following that would be basically hypervelocity dust.  Not sure what that would sound like.

Here's an example of a Whipple shiled after a hypervelocity impact
ares.jsc.nasa.gov
 
2013-04-29 09:26:33 PM

gopher321: From the grassy knoll?


That place has great malts.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-29 09:36:40 PM

GregoryD: So this makes it a fairly rare occurrence. (which is good because it could have gone though a person)


GregoryD: The ISS isn't a fragile station. It is literally a tank in space. It gets hit by small particles all the time, just not big enough to notice. Something this size wouldn't likely penetrate the hull. It would audibility clang off. My analogy still holds up with your example. Space is that big.  There is still a chance, but it is very small.

If it wasn't as rare as it was, there would be no way the astronauts could spacewalk, because they have no armor. And yeah a marble moving at 17000 miles per hour would clank off a tank, but it would go right though an astronaut.


So you went from 'it's rare' to 'it happens all the time'.
 
2013-04-29 09:58:19 PM
Whilst flying over Detroit?
 
2013-04-29 10:00:07 PM

stryed: Now hiring garbage collectors with experience in zero gravity. Knowing how to deal with terrorists in outer space is a plus.
[xspblog.com image 850x476]


Came for the Planetes references, leaving satisfied

/Seriously, watch this series.  It's good hard sci-fi.
 
2013-04-29 10:07:23 PM

YodaBlues: GregoryD: So this makes it a fairly rare occurrence. (which is good because it could have gone though a person)

GregoryD: The ISS isn't a fragile station. It is literally a tank in space. It gets hit by small particles all the time, just not big enough to notice. Something this size wouldn't likely penetrate the hull. It would audibility clang off. My analogy still holds up with your example. Space is that big.  There is still a chance, but it is very small.

If it wasn't as rare as it was, there would be no way the astronauts could spacewalk, because they have no armor. And yeah a marble moving at 17000 miles per hour would clank off a tank, but it would go right though an astronaut.

So you went from 'it's rare' to 'it happens all the time'.


Small marble penetrations today = rare

small particles (dust, grains, +smaller) = all the time
 
2013-04-29 10:47:41 PM

maniacbastard: Whiskey Dickens: Why does the background of the shot look like sky?

The shot is taken facing the Earth and what looks like 'sky' is in fact, a cloud.


no no no, it's because the gubmint photoshp experts screwed up and released the wrong picture. they were supposed to use the "space" background!
 
2013-04-29 10:57:42 PM

Oldiron_79: the book suppository building



But what can be done to prevent paper cuts?
 
2013-04-29 11:42:03 PM

Erix: I Ate Shergar: Erix: I Ate Shergar: Relatively Obscure: I like that he clarified that the stone was from the universe.

Well, you know how it is in space. There's always stuff coming through from other universes, and it's nearly all dangerous.
(Unless Star Trek, Babylon 5, Red Dwarf, Andromeda, Doctor Who, and probably every other sci-fi show ever - with the possible exception of Firefly - has lied to me. But that couldn't happen, right?)

Pretty sure Babylon 5 didn't deal with other universes.

Only once.

Ivo Shandor: Erix: Pretty sure Babylon 5 didn't deal with other universes.

Babylon 5: Thirdspace

My apologies.  On the advice of a friend I never watched the movies other than In The Beginning.


You missed out on a lot of crappy shiat.
 
2013-04-29 11:50:13 PM

WeenerGord: Oldiron_79: the book suppository building


But what can be done to prevent paper cuts?


And are those books hard cover or soft cover?
 
2013-04-30 12:22:17 AM

amquelbettamin: Oh was that me?

I'm sorry.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 300x433]


i172.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-30 12:24:53 AM

Kittypie070: Damn now everyone has shellshock from that screaming dimwit.


It did not show up. That is a small victory,
 
2013-04-30 01:15:44 AM

bingethinker: WeenerGord: Oldiron_79: the book suppository building

But what can be done to prevent paper cuts?

And are those books hard cover or soft cover?



These are penetrating questions. Inquiring minds want to know.
 
2013-04-30 01:21:42 AM

Oldiron_79: I Ate Shergar: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: I Ate Shergar: Relatively Obscure: I like that he clarified that the stone was from the universe.

Well, you know how it is in space. There's always stuff coming through from other universes, and it's nearly all dangerous.
(Unless Star Trek, Babylon 5, Red Dwarf, Andromeda, Doctor Who, and probably every other sci-fi show ever - with the possible exception of Firefly - has lied to me. But that couldn't happen, right?)

If the theory of infinite parallel universes is true, then everything, even fictional stuff, must exist somewhere.

Seriously, wouldn't it be something to have a inter-dimensional rip in our solar system and watch as the UFP Enterprise, a Corellian Cruiser, a Wraith Hiveship, a Goa'uld Ha'tak, a Tau'ri F-304,and the Battlestar Galactica duked it out between Mars and the Asteroid Belt?

I've had the same thought myself. I believe this has been used by authors of crossover fanfics, and at least one comic book (ST:TNG / X-Men).

Then the fracking Death Star shows up and we're boned.


Actually, I think the long range photon torpedoes on the Enterprise could probably do a number on the Death Star. And both Wraith Hiveships and Goa'uld Ha'taks carry lots of small fighters similar to the x-wings in terms of armament, no?
 
2013-04-30 01:30:57 AM

maniacbastard: It did not show up. That is a small victory,


...yeah. It is.

I can actually hear myself and everyone else think.
 
2013-04-30 01:34:21 AM

FullMetalPanda: CNN reported the object was traveling at 14 times the speed of light when it hit them!!!!!!

It vaporized the ISS and caused the moon to fracture which is now falling on us to cause a tidal wave 1500 miles high killing all life on Earth forever!   But they said I need to stay tuned for their sponsors if I want to know more.




Cool, I will be able to get a sun sword soon.
collider.com
 
2013-04-30 02:23:45 AM

amquelbettamin: Oh was that me?

I'm sorry.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 300x433]


Dude...too soon...
 
2013-04-30 02:32:30 AM
It was meant for Buenos Aires:

www.technovelgy.com

So, this means:
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

do your part and:
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-04-30 02:46:28 AM

GregoryD: If it wasn't as rare as it was, there would be no way the astronauts could spacewalk, because they have no armor. And yeah a marble moving at 17000 miles per hour would clank off a tank, but it would go right though an astronaut.


Here's a 4 inch hole blasted into a cast aluminum block by a 7 gram bit of lexan going at not quite orbital speeds. The marble might merely leave a tremendous gouge in the armor, but it wouldn't clank off :)
www.martinfrost.ws
 
2013-04-30 08:11:27 AM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: This wouldn't have happened if the ISS were armed.

/an armed universe is a polite universe.


Well till some dick head alien comes cruising up to you with their gun ports open and your primitive scanning technology can't tell if their weapons are hot or if they are just screwing with you. Next thing you know some idiot captain opens fire like a terrorist blowing up a building and the dick headed aliens decide that the only logical solution is to whip your savage war mongering species out.
 
2013-04-30 08:25:19 AM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Actually, I think the long range photon torpedoes on the Enterprise could probably do a number on the Death Star.


The Death Star is the size of a small moon.

The fictional USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) is very roughly the same size as an aircraft carrier:  It's got a length of 289 meters, which is about 925 feet, and the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) has a length of 1,123 feet, or about 342 meters.  For comparison, the Death Star has a diameter of 161,000 meters.  In other words, it's 557 times larger than the Enterprise in all directions.

Even using the equivalent of nuclear weapons (some sort of matter-antimatter explosion?), the damage to something 161 kilometers in diameter is going to be relatively minor.
 
2013-04-30 09:01:57 AM

dittybopper: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Actually, I think the long range photon torpedoes on the Enterprise could probably do a number on the Death Star.

The Death Star is the size of a small moon.

The fictional USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) is very roughly the same size as an aircraft carrier:  It's got a length of 289 meters, which is about 925 feet, and the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) has a length of 1,123 feet, or about 342 meters.  For comparison, the Death Star has a diameter of 161,000 meters.  In other words, it's 557 times larger than the Enterprise in all directions.

Even using the equivalent of nuclear weapons (some sort of matter-antimatter explosion?), the damage to something 161 kilometers in diameter is going to be relatively minor.


All the Enterprise would need to do is fire or beam two torpedoes down an thermal exhaust port.
 
2013-04-30 09:16:27 AM

Oldiron_79: gopher321: From the grassy knoll?

Nah, from the book suppository building


I dunno what you're doing with those books or those buildings, but you're gonna need more lube.
 
2013-04-30 10:53:28 AM

Primitive Screwhead: dittybopper: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Actually, I think the long range photon torpedoes on the Enterprise could probably do a number on the Death Star.

The Death Star is the size of a small moon.

The fictional USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) is very roughly the same size as an aircraft carrier:  It's got a length of 289 meters, which is about 925 feet, and the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) has a length of 1,123 feet, or about 342 meters.  For comparison, the Death Star has a diameter of 161,000 meters.  In other words, it's 557 times larger than the Enterprise in all directions.

Even using the equivalent of nuclear weapons (some sort of matter-antimatter explosion?), the damage to something 161 kilometers in diameter is going to be relatively minor.

All the Enterprise would need to do is fire or beam two torpedoes down an thermal exhaust port.


Not even that. We know that warp capable ships can easily make short jumps, thanks to the Picard Maneuver. The Enterprise would just have to use their tractor beam on a three or four planet killing asteroids, jump to warp while pushing them in front of them, and drop out of warp just ahead of the Death Star. The only defense for the Death Star would be to jump to hyperspace, and hope they make the jump calculation correctly. Even if they manage to bring their lasers to bear on the incoming rocks breaking them up would create an asteroid shotgun.
 
2013-04-30 11:42:36 AM

Slaves2Darkness: asteroid shotgun.


I am so naming my next band "Asteroid Shotgun"
 
2013-04-30 12:28:02 PM
Primitive Screwhead:

blog.zap2it.com

I am so naming my next band "Asteroid Shotgun"
 
2013-04-30 04:08:50 PM

Primitive Screwhead: Slaves2Darkness: asteroid shotgun.

I am so naming my next band "Asteroid Shotgun"


Drop the 't':   Asteroid Shogun is even cooler.
 
2013-04-30 04:48:03 PM

Slaves2Darkness: Primitive Screwhead: dittybopper: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Actually, I think the long range photon torpedoes on the Enterprise could probably do a number on the Death Star.

The Death Star is the size of a small moon.

The fictional USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) is very roughly the same size as an aircraft carrier:  It's got a length of 289 meters, which is about 925 feet, and the USS Enterprise (CVN-65) has a length of 1,123 feet, or about 342 meters.  For comparison, the Death Star has a diameter of 161,000 meters.  In other words, it's 557 times larger than the Enterprise in all directions.

Even using the equivalent of nuclear weapons (some sort of matter-antimatter explosion?), the damage to something 161 kilometers in diameter is going to be relatively minor.

All the Enterprise would need to do is fire or beam two torpedoes down an thermal exhaust port.

Not even that. We know that warp capable ships can easily make short jumps, thanks to the Picard Maneuver. The Enterprise would just have to use their tractor beam on a three or four planet killing asteroids, jump to warp while pushing them in front of them, and drop out of warp just ahead of the Death Star. The only defense for the Death Star would be to jump to hyperspace, and hope they make the jump calculation correctly. Even if they manage to bring their lasers to bear on the incoming rocks breaking them up would create an asteroid shotgun.


Can't tractor and jump to warp at the same time.
 
2013-04-30 07:57:31 PM

dittybopper: Drop the 't':   Asteroid Shogun is even cooler.


I agree and this is for you
 
2013-04-30 09:30:38 PM

Whiskey Dickens: Why does the background of the shot look like sky?


because it is the sky.  just from the other side.
 
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