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2014-01-01 10:10:41 AM
... It was aliens?
 
2014-01-01 10:16:52 AM
There are some kind of visible tracks on the left leading to the man-made design.
 
2014-01-01 10:18:48 AM
...it was Wilford Brimley?
 
2014-01-01 10:20:42 AM
Another crop circle, meh.  Gimme a cryptozoological sex tape.
 
2014-01-01 10:22:25 AM

Jakesta: ...it was Wilford Brimley?


Elving, hand whichever one of these crop-circles you like a subpoena.
 
2014-01-01 10:22:41 AM
I bet the farmer is thrilled that half his crop was destroyed.
 
2014-01-01 10:23:30 AM
Yeah, centering it right in front of the entrance just is a FAIL....

Mysterious green lights....emanating....must be aliens as they only use the words emanating for the real ufo cases....
 
2014-01-01 10:24:26 AM
FTFA: "An unexplained crop circle in Salinas, Calif., has captured the curiosity of alien enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists across the nation."


lolwut? Crop circles haven't been "unexplained" for many years at this point. People do them. A few pieces of wood and a small length of rope are all you need.
 
2014-01-01 10:25:08 AM
does it have MMX4 with hyperthreading?
 
2014-01-01 10:27:04 AM
Looks like a circuit board.  Clearly it's aliens trying to tell us how to make warp speed.
 
2014-01-01 10:29:32 AM
What a coincidence that an aerial photographer happened to fly over that field.
 
2014-01-01 10:29:53 AM
This is why you don't grow weed outside.

Aliens will drop by, get stoned, and invent a board game using your lawn.
 
2014-01-01 10:31:51 AM

utah dude: does it have MMX4 with hyperthreading?


Aliens are here to party. Chips in a dip!
 
2014-01-01 10:33:18 AM

unfarkingbelievable: There are some kind of visible tracks on the left leading to the man-made design.


Yep. You can see a lot of access points to this man made design.
 
2014-01-01 10:33:21 AM
These people that ruin food because they think they are clever. . .
 
2014-01-01 10:33:45 AM
"Aerial images show bizarre markings in a field"

It's not bizarre. It's the divine language spoken throughout the universe before time was time.
 
2014-01-01 10:35:12 AM

mongbiohazard: FTFA: "An unexplained crop circle in Salinas, Calif., has captured the curiosity of alien enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists across the nation."


lolwut? Crop circles haven't been "unexplained" for many years at this point. People do them. A few pieces of wood and a small length of rope are all you need.


My only problem with the debunking is that every time they demonstrate how they do it, they make a small crappy raggedy-ass crop-circle, and every time one is unexplained, they're giant razor-sharp labor-intensive productions that defy logic. I want to see the debunkers do one of these:

upload.wikimedia.org

because this:

www.lastwordonnothing.com

is unconvincing.
 
2014-01-01 10:35:39 AM

baronbloodbath: utah dude: does it have MMX4 with hyperthreading?

Aliens are here to party. Chips in a dip!

 Semiconductor
manufacturing
processes
10 µm - 1971
3 µm - 1975
1.5 µm - 1982
1 µm - 1985
800 nm - 1989
600 nm - 1994
350 nm - 1995
250 nm - 1997
180 nm - 1999
130 nm - 2002
90 nm - 2004
65 nm - 2006
45 nm - 2008
32 nm - 2010
22 nm - 2012

aliens: 2 feet = 61 cm, 2014. We're winning the aliens, at Moore's law.
 
2014-01-01 10:38:56 AM
Alien? I ain't no alien mang! I was born in East L.A.
 
2014-01-01 10:41:38 AM
Well, I see a Morse code V or B (depending on which way is "up"), and the stuff in the center square looks like it could be Braille. So, I'd say there is a message to be decoded...

ob: "be sure to drink your Ovaltine"
 
2014-01-01 10:44:00 AM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: mongbiohazard: FTFA: "An unexplained crop circle in Salinas, Calif., has captured the curiosity of alien enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists across the nation."


lolwut? Crop circles haven't been "unexplained" for many years at this point. People do them. A few pieces of wood and a small length of rope are all you need.

My only problem with the debunking is that every time they demonstrate how they do it, they make a small crappy raggedy-ass crop-circle, and every time one is unexplained, they're giant razor-sharp labor-intensive productions that defy logic. I want to see the debunkers do one of these:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 595x451]

because this:

[www.lastwordonnothing.com image 800x527]

is unconvincing.


api.ning.com

Damn, I farking hate Crop Circle Dumbasses so farking much. You and those bigfoot assholes.
 
2014-01-01 10:48:48 AM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: mongbiohazard: FTFA: "An unexplained crop circle in Salinas, Calif., has captured the curiosity of alien enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists across the nation."


lolwut? Crop circles haven't been "unexplained" for many years at this point. People do them. A few pieces of wood and a small length of rope are all you need.

My only problem with the debunking is that every time they demonstrate how they do it, they make a small crappy raggedy-ass crop-circle, and every time one is unexplained, they're giant razor-sharp labor-intensive productions that defy logic. I want to see the debunkers do one of these:



because this:



is unconvincing.


That's not a problem, that's just confirmation bias and you failing at basic reasoning.

There have some folks who have admitted making some pretty good ones, and at this point it's a subculture competing with each other. And when someone is just doing a demonstration for the overly credulous like yourself they aren't probably going to have practiced until they got good at it, nor are they going to be spending all night with their buddies doing them either.

It's not unrelated that crop circles spread around the world at the speed of the media coverage of them...
 
2014-01-01 10:49:21 AM

GungFu: Damn, I farking hate Crop Circle Dumbasses so farking much. You and those bigfoot assholes.


You didn't read what I wrote. If you're gonna debunk, go big. By going out and doing a 20-foot circle, and not replicating or creating something on a par with the unclaimed crop-circles, you perpetuate the myth and do a disservice to the credulous masses.
 
2014-01-01 10:57:52 AM
Looks like a computer CPU to me.

www.pcper.com
Is that area near Silicon Valley?
 
2014-01-01 11:00:33 AM

baronbloodbath: utah dude: does it have MMX4 with hyperthreading?

Aliens are here to party. Chips in a dip!


i28.photobucket.com 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dual_in-line_package
 
2014-01-01 11:04:22 AM

oukewldave: Looks like a circuit board.  Clearly it's aliens trying to tell us how to make warp speed.

Game and Watches.

static.gamesradar.com
 
2014-01-01 11:13:10 AM

mongbiohazard: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: mongbiohazard: FTFA: "An unexplained crop circle in Salinas, Calif., has captured the curiosity of alien enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists across the nation."


lolwut? Crop circles haven't been "unexplained" for many years at this point. People do them. A few pieces of wood and a small length of rope are all you need.

My only problem with the debunking is that every time they demonstrate how they do it, they make a small crappy raggedy-ass crop-circle, and every time one is unexplained, they're giant razor-sharp labor-intensive productions that defy logic. I want to see the debunkers do one of these:



because this:



is unconvincing.

That's not a problem, that's just confirmation bias and you failing at basic reasoning.

There have some folks who have admitted making some pretty good ones, and at this point it's a subculture competing with each other. And when someone is just doing a demonstration for the overly credulous like yourself they aren't probably going to have practiced until they got good at it, nor are they going to be spending all night with their buddies doing them either.

It's not unrelated that crop circles spread around the world at the speed of the media coverage of them...


Ha! "You failing at basic reasoning"...way to present an argument asshole.

I've accepted as fact that people with 2x4's and rope are behind this and tend to ridicule those that do not accept same fact despite my "I want to beleive" attitude. However, can we see some fantastic circles that are verifiably done by people in one night? The poster's original point regarding circle quality is interesting.
 
2014-01-01 11:19:24 AM

MechaPyx: "Aerial images show bizarre markings in a field"

It's not bizarre. It's the divine language spoken throughout the universe before time was time.


I love that movie!!!
 
2014-01-01 11:28:52 AM
lemme try Crysis on that thing.
 
2014-01-01 12:01:33 PM
I don't know Braille for jack, but based on 10 seconds on Wikipedia and some ZOOM-ENHANCE in gimp, I'm getting "192" repeated over and over for the braille-looking bit in the middle. Just me?
 
2014-01-01 12:07:11 PM

friar: I don't know Braille for jack, but based on 10 seconds on Wikipedia and some ZOOM-ENHANCE in gimp, I'm getting "192" repeated over and over for the braille-looking bit in the middle. Just me?


Zimmerman Flew
Tyler Knew
 
2014-01-01 12:07:22 PM

utah dude: lemme try Crysis on that thing.


Nope. It's a PS1 chip. Memory array is too small.

/that's what she said
 
2014-01-01 12:11:10 PM

Jack_Knopf: Ha! "You failing at basic reasoning"...way to present an argument asshole.

I've accepted as fact that people with 2x4's and rope are behind this and tend to ridicule those that do not accept same fact despite my "I want to beleive" attitude. However, can we see some fantastic circles that are verifiably done by people in one night? The poster's original point regarding circle quality is interesting.


Thanks. I appreciate the kind words (awesome!), but I gotta go a bit easier on both respondents to my post because I was ambiguous in making my point. I should have made myself clearer. My post made it sound like I was attacking mongobiohazard's post, and and that wasn't my intent. I gave the wrong impression.

/working on my concisetiness
/cromulent
 
2014-01-01 12:21:56 PM
This thing is an acre. That's a lot of man-hours for "kicks." Not saying you're wrong, but I'd just like to point out that if you believe there is a "subculture" of art students with boards and rope secretly competing around the world to see who can make the most creative crop circle designs, then you, my friend, are a hog-wild conspiracy theorist who believes in a very widespread conspiracy.
 
2014-01-01 12:23:00 PM

GungFu: api.ning.com

Damn, I farking hate Crop Circle Dumbasses so farking much. You and those bigfoot assholes.


OK... That was both new to me and (pardon the pun) incredibly cool!
 
2014-01-01 12:39:12 PM
Isn't that the level 5 dungeon in Zelda?
 
2014-01-01 01:01:14 PM
Yeah Salinas! Broccolini, Strawberries and Artichokes... Praiz the Lard!
 
2014-01-01 01:14:32 PM

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: mongbiohazard: FTFA: "An unexplained crop circle in Salinas, Calif., has captured the curiosity of alien enthusiasts and conspiracy theorists across the nation."


lolwut? Crop circles haven't been "unexplained" for many years at this point. People do them. A few pieces of wood and a small length of rope are all you need.

My only problem with the debunking is that every time they demonstrate how they do it, they make a small crappy raggedy-ass crop-circle, and every time one is unexplained, they're giant razor-sharp labor-intensive productions that defy logic. I want to see the debunkers do one of these:

[upload.wikimedia.org image 595x451]

because this:

[www.lastwordonnothing.com image 800x527]

is unconvincing.


That first one used to blow my mind, until I took a really close look at it.  It's good, but it has imperfections that wouldn't be there if it was done by machine. It's so intricate, it fools you into thinking it's precise, but look at the tiniest circles, specifically at the distance between them - it's different between every pair of arms. Look at the outermost circle in each arm - they're not all the same size. They were done last and made to be whatever size was needed to close that final gap. The piece is impressive, but not impossible. A small team with enough skill and the right tools could pull that off.
 
2014-01-01 01:15:23 PM
Somewhere Cesar Chavez is proud of how far the aliens have come.
 
2014-01-01 01:19:17 PM

Bonobo62: The piece is impressive, but not impossible. A small team with enough skill and the right tools could pull that off.


That's just what they:

files.abovetopsecret.com

want you to think!
 
2014-01-01 01:27:14 PM
BY THE GHOST OF JOHN STEINBECK!
 
2014-01-01 01:33:45 PM
It is all done by GPS.

So the next time that stupid voice tells you to turn right into a cornfield, a lake, or a wall, ignore it.

Aliens gotta pass the time. Watching us do stupid things is their idea of a fun way to pass an evening.
 
2014-01-01 01:44:31 PM
Some things which humans do for a lark:

Mow Elvis Presley portraits into lawns
Plant elaborate paintings in rice paddies with different coloured rice plants
Make copies of the Mona Lisa with toast
Stomp elaborate "crop circles" into the snow
Make images in the Australian desert that are tens of miles long and can be seen from the edge of space
Make crop circles of elaborate geometric pattern or figurative crop circles based on human cultural artifacts

Aliens need not apply. They did not build the pyramids. They did not lay out the Nazca lines. They have nothing to do with the Bermuda Triangle seeing as it is neither restricted to Bermuda or a triangular shape. They don't make any of the crop circles. There are not two kinds of crop circles, real and fake. There are not two kinds of bigfoot, real and fake. Are phenomena are natural, or manmade, or both.

People who believe in the supernatural and other weird things have a decided lack of imagination as Martin Gardner pointed out. In fact, some of them are so dumb they include the evidence that disproves their theories right in the photographs they take to prove their theories. Examples: alien structures on Mars, Noah's Ark photographs, human footprints in rock with dinosaur footprints.

You can do only so much with photo cropping. Sadly, one of the things you can do with photo cropping is conceal the evidence that a seeming miracle is a natural mundane phenomenon. But eventually somebody is going to find the same "miracle" in context and prove it a fraud or hoax or egregious misunderstanding of the evidence.
 
2014-01-01 01:50:33 PM

Triumph: This thing is an acre. That's a lot of man-hours for "kicks." Not saying you're wrong, but I'd just like to point out that if you believe there is a "subculture" of art students with boards and rope secretly competing around the world to see who can make the most creative crop circle designs, then you, my friend, are a hog-wild conspiracy theorist who believes in a very widespread conspiracy.



So therefore aliens... Makes perfect sense.

I mean, let's totally ignore the fact that people have DEMONSTRATED making big complex ones in a few hours - the videos of which you can find with a 2 second search on farking Youtube. But yeah, there isn't some small number of kids here and there throughout the world who have seen them and then decided to try to make their own with some buddies when they are bored. Yeah, ALIENS travelled across the interstellar expanse just to flatten some plants for.... reasons.  Soooooooooo much more plausible.

Dumbass.
 
2014-01-01 01:54:45 PM

ruiner13: Looks like a computer CPU to me.


Is that area near Silicon Valley?


Bout an hour South of sv.
 
2014-01-01 02:51:32 PM

Triumph: This thing is an acre. That's a lot of man-hours for "kicks." Not saying you're wrong, but I'd just like to point out that if you believe there is a "subculture" of art students with boards and rope secretly competing around the world to see who can make the most creative crop circle designs, then you, my friend, are a hog-wild conspiracy theorist who believes in a very widespread conspiracy.


Somehow I doubt you understand just how small an acre is.

/I owe two and half of 'em myself of useless desert property
//Which I still call home
///Used to think they were huge when I lived in LA
 
2014-01-01 02:55:39 PM

brantgoose: Some things which humans do for a lark:

Mow Elvis Presley portraits into lawns
Plant elaborate paintings in rice paddies with different coloured rice plants
Make copies of the Mona Lisa with toast
Stomp elaborate "crop circles" into the snow
Make images in the Australian desert that are tens of miles long and can be seen from the edge of space
Make crop circles of elaborate geometric pattern or figurative crop circles based on human cultural artifacts

Aliens need not apply. They did not build the pyramids. They did not lay out the Nazca lines. They have nothing to do with the Bermuda Triangle seeing as it is neither restricted to Bermuda or a triangular shape. They don't make any of the crop circles. There are not two kinds of crop circles, real and fake. There are not two kinds of bigfoot, real and fake. Are phenomena are natural, or manmade, or both.

People who believe in the supernatural and other weird things have a decided lack of imagination as Martin Gardner pointed out. In fact, some of them are so dumb they include the evidence that disproves their theories right in the photographs they take to prove their theories. Examples: alien structures on Mars, Noah's Ark photographs, human footprints in rock with dinosaur footprints.

You can do only so much with photo cropping. Sadly, one of the things you can do with photo cropping is conceal the evidence that a seeming miracle is a natural mundane phenomenon. But eventually somebody is going to find the same "miracle" in context and prove it a fraud or hoax or egregious misunderstanding of the evidence.


I'm pretty sure aliens did the Elvis stuff. He's one of them.
 
2014-01-01 03:17:10 PM
Are some of you under the impression that a project like this, undertaken by human beings presents a serious engineering challenge?  I can't really agree.

This is the kind of thing that 5-10 college kids could do in the dark hours with little difficulty.

Not saying I did this sort of thing when I was in college.  Just pointing out there were a lot of crop circles near my college.
 
2014-01-01 03:19:23 PM
Because Salinas, I didn't know which type of alien to find when I clicked the story.
 
2014-01-01 03:27:07 PM

mongbiohazard: Triumph: This thing is an acre. That's a lot of man-hours for "kicks." Not saying you're wrong, but I'd just like to point out that if you believe there is a "subculture" of art students with boards and rope secretly competing around the world to see who can make the most creative crop circle designs, then you, my friend, are a hog-wild conspiracy theorist who believes in a very widespread conspiracy.


So therefore aliens... Makes perfect sense.

I mean, let's totally ignore the fact that people have DEMONSTRATED making big complex ones in a few hours - the videos of which you can find with a 2 second search on farking Youtube. But yeah, there isn't some small number of kids here and there throughout the world who have seen them and then decided to try to make their own with some buddies when they are bored. Yeah, ALIENS travelled across the interstellar expanse just to flatten some plants for.... reasons.  Soooooooooo much more plausible.

Dumbass.


Did I ever say aliens, Dumbass? Did it ever occur to you that the U.S. has a top secret space agency called the NRO with a budget that dwarfs NASA? Did it occur to you that they experiment with directed energy like concentrated microwaves? Stuff that might makes crop joints fail and cause crops to lay down? Dumbass? Did you know that most circles professionally inspected show the crops have suffered microwave damage? Dumbass?
 
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