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2013-09-03 02:42:55 PM  
the planet at 1,700 degrees F, you will be melted before you even feel the molten glass rain.
 
2013-09-03 02:53:09 PM  

SlothB77: the planet at 1,700 degrees F, you will be melted before you even feel the molten glass rain.


Sometimes you have to live with sorry and live with pain, even if you're just trying to laugh at the molten rain.

/Shut up Weasel, that doesn't even make sense.
//Yes, but now you're quietly singing "Molten Rain....Molten rain..." to yourself, aren't you?
 
2013-09-03 03:24:42 PM  
Guess you better pick the extra thick roof on your condo when you move there.
 
2013-09-03 03:28:51 PM  
No ex-wives or mother-in-laws

I'm not so sure... generating howling 7000 mph, 1700 degree winds were my ex wife and mother in law's specialties, this might explain a lot of things about where they came from.
 
2013-09-03 03:29:33 PM  
Well, this thread just got shiat all over. Thanks a heap, asshole.
 
2013-09-03 03:31:46 PM  
We finally found this super villain's homeworld

blogs.citypages.com
 
2013-09-03 03:32:04 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Guess you better pick the extra thick roof on your condo when you move there.


It's cool that we're discovering the variety that exists in the solar system.  The infographic in the article is neat in that it shows what a tiny fraction of space we're actually capable of searching for exoplanets right now.

Perhaps once we discover a few actual earthlike worlds of similar size to Earth in the habitable zone showing evidence of water it will spur more interest in exploration.
 
2013-09-03 03:33:33 PM  
I move away from the mic to not get hit with glass

bbsimg.ngfiles.com
 
2013-09-03 03:38:23 PM  

SlothB77: the planet at 1,700 degrees F, you will be melted before you even feel the molten glass rain.


Not if I'm wearing thermal underwear.
 
2013-09-03 03:48:03 PM  
Sounds like Phoenix in August.
 
2013-09-03 03:52:52 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: The infographic in the article is neat in that it shows what a tiny fraction of space we're actually capable of searching for exoplanets right now.


That was very cool.

It also gave me the great idea of having a Misfits cover band called Brown Dwarf.
 
2013-09-03 03:55:54 PM  
One day it started raining, and it didn't quit for four months. We been through every kind of rain there is. Little bitty stingin' rain... and big ol' fat rain. Rain that flew in sideways. And sometimes rain even seemed to come straight up from underneath. Shoot, it even rained molten glass.
 
2013-09-03 03:56:22 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Perhaps once we discover a few actual earthlike worlds of similar size to Earth in the habitable zone showing evidence of water it will spur more interest in exploration.


Life is funny, despite the fact that the universe tends toward higher entropy solutions, low entropy solutions such as life seem to be prevalent in every place we look on our own planet. Given the continuity of physical laws across observable space, it would be reasonable to assume that the prevalance of life is likewise continuous. The weird thing is why does life contradict what are otherwise consistent trends of entropy?
 
2013-09-03 04:02:20 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Quantum Apostrophe: Guess you better pick the extra thick roof on your condo when you move there.

It's cool that we're discovering the variety that exists in the solar system.  The infographic in the article is neat in that it shows what a tiny fraction of space we're actually capable of searching for exoplanets right now.

Perhaps once we discover a few actual earthlike worlds of similar size to Earth in the habitable zone showing evidence of water it will spur more interest in exploration.


What variety in the solar system? The planet in the article circles the star "HD 189733". That's "a" solar system.

How will it spur more interest in exploration? Seems we're doing fine right now with our instruments right here.

.... oooohhh, you probably mean going there in person?

Can you explain how you plan to bridge light years when we don't even have supersonic passenger transport anymore?

Or why you think life forms that live a handful of decades would care about projects with time spans in the millenia?
 
2013-09-03 04:09:07 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Can you explain how you plan to bridge light years when we don't even have supersonic passenger transport anymore?


So you can think we could maybe fly an air breathing SST to another planet?

Hmm, not too bright are you?
 
2013-09-03 04:15:18 PM  
I never meant to cause you lacerations.
I never meant to cause you any pain.
I only wanted to one time see you screaming.
I only wanted to see you screaming in the molten rain.
Molten rain, glassy rain.
Molten rain, glassy rain.
Molten rain, glassy rain.
I only wanted to see you dying in the molten rain.


soniceditions.com
 
2013-09-03 04:18:02 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: TuteTibiImperes: Quantum Apostrophe: Guess you better pick the extra thick roof on your condo when you move there.

It's cool that we're discovering the variety that exists in the solar system.  The infographic in the article is neat in that it shows what a tiny fraction of space we're actually capable of searching for exoplanets right now.

Perhaps once we discover a few actual earthlike worlds of similar size to Earth in the habitable zone showing evidence of water it will spur more interest in exploration.

What variety in the solar system? The planet in the article circles the star "HD 189733". That's "a" solar system.

How will it spur more interest in exploration? Seems we're doing fine right now with our instruments right here.

.... oooohhh, you probably mean going there in person?

Can you explain how you plan to bridge light years when we don't even have supersonic passenger transport anymore?

Or why you think life forms that live a handful of decades would care about projects with time spans in the millenia?


I misspoke, I should have said 'galaxy' or 'universe' instead of solar system.

We're fully capable of building another Concorde right now.  If there weren't so many regulations about where sonic booms were banned we might even be able to do it profitably.  It also has nothing to do with space exploration.

We're doing an OK job with telescopes now, though I'd favor more investment to get more detailed readings and be able to search a larger area.  Once we find something worth going to of course the ultimate goal will be manned missions.

That may take centuries or millenia, but we'll crack FTL, and we'll expand humanity's reach throughout the galaxy.
 
2013-09-03 04:24:34 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Quantum Apostrophe: TuteTibiImperes: Quantum Apostrophe: Guess you better pick the extra thick roof on your condo when you move there.

It's cool that we're discovering the variety that exists in the solar system.  The infographic in the article is neat in that it shows what a tiny fraction of space we're actually capable of searching for exoplanets right now.

Perhaps once we discover a few actual earthlike worlds of similar size to Earth in the habitable zone showing evidence of water it will spur more interest in exploration.

What variety in the solar system? The planet in the article circles the star "HD 189733". That's "a" solar system.

How will it spur more interest in exploration? Seems we're doing fine right now with our instruments right here.

.... oooohhh, you probably mean going there in person?

Can you explain how you plan to bridge light years when we don't even have supersonic passenger transport anymore?

Or why you think life forms that live a handful of decades would care about projects with time spans in the millenia?

I misspoke, I should have said 'galaxy' or 'universe' instead of solar system.

We're fully capable of building another Concorde right now.  If there weren't so many regulations about where sonic booms were banned we might even be able to do it profitably.  It also has nothing to do with space exploration.

We're doing an OK job with telescopes now, though I'd favor more investment to get more detailed readings and be able to search a larger area.  Once we find something worth going to of course the ultimate goal will be manned missions.

That may take centuries or millenia, but we'll crack FTL, and we'll expand humanity's reach throughout the galaxy.



1.bp.blogspot.com
"Forget it, Jake, it's Quantum Asshole."
 
2013-09-03 04:30:37 PM  
Unrelated: is there a way to see approved submissions for all time or does it only go back 720 days?

/apologies to the ex-wive and mother-in-law Farkettes
 
2013-09-03 04:43:08 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: That may take centuries or millenia, but we'll crack FTL, and we'll expand humanity's reach throughout the galaxy.


I suspect that probability function collapse devices will be more useful than FTL for getting to other stars.

As matter your probability function says that you exist everyplace in the universe right now, it is just that the greatest likehood of where you will be located is right where you are located, however if you can manipulate the probability of where you are, then you might be able to change your most likely location and by doing so you will actually arrive there. I think that there will be more success with wave function collapse devices than something that travels FTL.
 
2013-09-03 04:52:02 PM  

maniacbastard: TuteTibiImperes: That may take centuries or millenia, but we'll crack FTL, and we'll expand humanity's reach throughout the galaxy.

I suspect that probability function collapse devices will be more useful than FTL for getting to other stars.

As matter your probability function says that you exist everyplace in the universe right now, it is just that the greatest likehood of where you will be located is right where you are located, however if you can manipulate the probability of where you are, then you might be able to change your most likely location and by doing so you will actually arrive there. I think that there will be more success with wave function collapse devices than something that travels FTL.


Who knows, maybe, I've never really been able to wrap my head around quantum theory, folding space, or any of that.  Then again, I'm not working on designing any of our potential means of interstellar travel.

If they can make it work, awesome.
 
2013-09-03 04:53:09 PM  
subby:  Imagine an environment hostile to mankind that perpetually rains glass. Difficulty: no ex-wives or mother-in-laws

me:  The set of Prometheus.
 
2013-09-03 05:15:41 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: maniacbastard: TuteTibiImperes: That may take centuries or millenia, but we'll crack FTL, and we'll expand humanity's reach throughout the galaxy.

I suspect that probability function collapse devices will be more useful than FTL for getting to other stars.

As matter your probability function says that you exist everyplace in the universe right now, it is just that the greatest likehood of where you will be located is right where you are located, however if you can manipulate the probability of where you are, then you might be able to change your most likely location and by doing so you will actually arrive there. I think that there will be more success with wave function collapse devices than something that travels FTL.

Who knows, maybe, I've never really been able to wrap my head around quantum theory, folding space, or any of that.  Then again, I'm not working on designing any of our potential means of interstellar travel.

If they can make it work, awesome.


Folding Space:

images3.wikia.nocookie.net
ON IT

 
2013-09-03 05:21:31 PM  

Ed Grubermann: Well, this thread just got shiat all over. Thanks a heap, asshole.


I've got him on Ignore so I had no idea. Thanks for not quoting him, though.

For everybody else: QUIT QUOTING QA, some of us have him on our ignore list.
 
2013-09-03 05:21:40 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com

As long as we avoid the knife storm!
 
2013-09-03 05:28:21 PM  
No need to imagine. I've played through Gears of War. Razor rain sucks.
 
2013-09-03 05:29:51 PM  
Anybody ever muse over QA's name and think up alts for him?

Quaternary Aardvark
Questionable Apologist
Quacking Anomaly
Queen's Apothecary
Quercus Alba
Quality Appellation
Quark Apogee
Quintus Arius
Quest Appendix
Quantitative Amusement

/I could go on, but this should be enough for now.
//No, I am not drunk... Should I be?
 
2013-09-03 05:32:53 PM  

maniacbastard: TuteTibiImperes: That may take centuries or millenia, but we'll crack FTL, and we'll expand humanity's reach throughout the galaxy.

I suspect that probability function collapse devices will be more useful than FTL for getting to other stars.

As matter your probability function says that you exist everyplace in the universe right now, it is just that the greatest likehood of where you will be located is right where you are located, however if you can manipulate the probability of where you are, then you might be able to change your most likely location and by doing so you will actually arrive there. I think that there will be more success with wave function collapse devices than something that travels FTL.


My understanding is that Quantum Theory only applies to subatomic particles. I also believe the probability function is a model of what is happening. You can't simply collapse your own probablity function.
 
2013-09-03 05:38:56 PM  

washington-babylon: Anybody ever muse over QA's name and think up alts for him?

Quaternary Aardvark
Questionable Apologist
Quacking Anomaly
Queen's Apothecary
Quercus Alba
Quality Appellation
Quark Apogee
Quintus Arius
Quest Appendix
Quantitative Amusement

/I could go on, but this should be enough for now.
//No, I am not drunk... Should I be?


Quietly Appalling
Qualitative Anus
Quail Asshole
 
2013-09-03 05:58:01 PM  

Tobin_Lam: My understanding is that Quantum Theory only applies to subatomic particles. I also believe the probability function is a model of what is happening. You can't simply collapse your own probablity function.


It applies to everything, but the statistical likelihood of ever seeing quantum effects at a macroscopic scale are so incredibly unlikely it'll never happen. The largest object that there are statistically significant observable quantum effects are Bose Einstein condensates.

My suggestion is that perhaps in the same fashion that we can create visible Bose Einstein condensates that display noticeable quantum effects are are visible almost to the naked eye that perhaps in the future we will be able to construct a device that somehow manipulates the probability for other objects and we can ride on their coattails.
 
2013-09-03 05:58:59 PM  

whosits_112: Quietly Appalling
Qualitative Anus
Quail Asshole


I like Quail Anus personally.

\It's like calamari.
 
2013-09-03 06:01:38 PM  

maniacbastard: whosits_112: Quietly Appalling
Qualitative Anus
Quail Asshole

I like Quail Anus personally.

\It's like calamari.


Not as chewy...
 
2013-09-03 06:07:20 PM  

whosits_112: washington-babylon: Anybody ever muse over QA's name and think up alts for him?

Quaternary Aardvark
Questionable Apologist
Quacking Anomaly
Queen's Apothecary
Quercus Alba
Quality Appellation
Quark Apogee
Quintus Arius
Quest Appendix
Quantitative Amusement

/I could go on, but this should be enough for now.
//No, I am not drunk... Should I be?

Quietly Appalling
Qualitative Anus
Quail Asshole


Nice.

Quadruple Asterisk
Query Arguments
Quintuple Alimony
Quiet Astroglide
 
2013-09-03 06:13:10 PM  

washington-babylon: whosits_112: washington-babylon: Anybody ever muse over QA's name and think up alts for him?

Quaternary Aardvark
Questionable Apologist
Quacking Anomaly
Queen's Apothecary
Quercus Alba
Quality Appellation
Quark Apogee
Quintus Arius
Quest Appendix
Quantitative Amusement

/I could go on, but this should be enough for now.
//No, I am not drunk... Should I be?

Quietly Appalling
Qualitative Anus
Quail Asshole

Nice.

Quadruple Asterisk
Query Arguments
Quintuple Alimony
Quiet Astroglide


Fitting, I think

Also:

QWERTY Assault
Queen Armageddon
Quince Alliteration
 
2013-09-03 06:56:09 PM  
This thread has put me to sleep. Night all. Zzzzzzzzzz.........
 
2013-09-03 06:57:05 PM  
The Heraldry of, the stained glass rain
 
2013-09-03 07:25:14 PM  

whosits_112: washington-babylon: whosits_112: washington-babylon: Anybody ever muse over QA's name and think up alts for him?

Quaternary Aardvark
Questionable Apologist
Quacking Anomaly
Queen's Apothecary
Quercus Alba
Quality Appellation
Quark Apogee
Quintus Arius
Quest Appendix
Quantitative Amusement

/I could go on, but this should be enough for now.
//No, I am not drunk... Should I be?

Quietly Appalling
Qualitative Anus
Quail Asshole

Nice.

Quadruple Asterisk
Query Arguments
Quintuple Alimony
Quiet Astroglide

Fitting, I think

Also:

QWERTY Assault
Queen Armageddon
Quince Alliteration


Heh, Try these:

Quaternion Asshat
Quarter Ataxia
Queef Alarm
Quaff Alehouse
Quasi Astronomer
 
2013-09-03 07:46:17 PM  
Quaint Assumptions
 
2013-09-03 08:46:34 PM  
Quiet Ablation
 
2013-09-03 09:10:56 PM  
Why am I not allowed to send my ex there?
 
2013-09-03 09:47:27 PM  

jbezorg: One day it started raining, and it didn't quit for four months. We been through every kind of rain there is. Little bitty stingin' rain... and big ol' fat rain. Rain that flew in sideways. And sometimes rain even seemed to come straight up from underneath. Shoot, it even rained molten glass.


"The sun is like a golden flower
That only blooms for one hour."
 
2013-09-04 01:57:02 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Can you explain how you plan to bridge light years when we don't even have supersonic passenger transport anymore?

Or why you think life forms that live a handful of decades would care about projects with time spans in the millenia?


I would volunteer to download my 'self' into a nearly-immortal machine body, as long as I could shut myself off. Does that help?

(looks at user name)

Oh, goddammit...I need to clean my glasses

Here, this is for you QA
www.explosm.net
 
2013-09-04 01:57:44 AM  
Nice thread-jack losers.

Anyway, who gives a fark about this bullshiat. Wild guess at temperature by people who don't know ass from 3rd base. Call me when we've found a planet within 10% of earth mass, within 10% of earth volume, a surface temperature between -40 and 40 C, and is directly imageable.
 
2013-09-04 03:05:02 AM  

maniacbastard: TuteTibiImperes: That may take centuries or millenia, but we'll crack FTL, and we'll expand humanity's reach throughout the galaxy.

I suspect that probability function collapse devices will be more useful than FTL for getting to other stars.

As matter your probability function says that you exist everyplace in the universe right now, it is just that the greatest likehood of where you will be located is right where you are located, however if you can manipulate the probability of where you are, then you might be able to change your most likely location and by doing so you will actually arrive there. I think that there will be more success with wave function collapse devices than something that travels FTL.


And it'll either turn you into a sofa or land you on a ship with Zooey Deschanel.
 
2013-09-04 04:38:15 AM  

DarthBart: maniacbastard: TuteTibiImperes: That may take centuries or millenia, but we'll crack FTL, and we'll expand humanity's reach throughout the galaxy.

I suspect that probability function collapse devices will be more useful than FTL for getting to other stars.

As matter your probability function says that you exist everyplace in the universe right now, it is just that the greatest likehood of where you will be located is right where you are located, however if you can manipulate the probability of where you are, then you might be able to change your most likely location and by doing so you will actually arrive there. I think that there will be more success with wave function collapse devices than something that travels FTL.

And it'll either turn you into a sofa or land you on a ship with Zooey Deschanel.


Would Zooey Deschanel sit on me-as-a-sofa?
 
2013-09-04 06:57:52 AM  

Ed Grubermann: Well, this thread just got shiat all over. Thanks a heap, asshole.




firedaily.com
 
2013-09-04 06:59:14 AM  

turboke: DarthBart: maniacbastard: TuteTibiImperes: That may take centuries or millenia, but we'll crack FTL, and we'll expand humanity's reach throughout the galaxy.

I suspect that probability function collapse devices will be more useful than FTL for getting to other stars.

As matter your probability function says that you exist everyplace in the universe right now, it is just that the greatest likehood of where you will be located is right where you are located, however if you can manipulate the probability of where you are, then you might be able to change your most likely location and by doing so you will actually arrive there. I think that there will be more success with wave function collapse devices than something that travels FTL.

And it'll either turn you into a sofa or land you on a ship with Zooey Deschanel.

Would Zooey Deschanel sit on me-as-a-sofa?


www.neatorama.com
 
2013-09-04 12:47:21 PM  
When are the mods just going to ban that stupid threadshiatting asshole?  Ignore doesn't work because he inevitably gets quoted by someone else caught up with his assholery.
 
2013-09-04 04:52:32 PM  

StrangeQ: When are the mods just going to ban that stupid threadshiatting asshole?  Ignore doesn't work because he inevitably gets quoted by someone else caught up with his assholery.


THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS

But it will never happen because that troll is obviously an admin alt. If he weren't, he would have banned long long ago.

If you are a real human being, QA, I honestly feel very bad for you. You are clearly a miserable person devoid of whimsy, joy, and imagination. I hope you find some help for your anger and hatred issues. And please, do us all a favor, and stop shiatting all over every space/science/geek thread. You most certainly won't but if you would then perhaps there is some hope for you.

/luddite
//luddite
///luddite
 
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