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2014-03-23 09:36:57 PM

Spare Me: You need to smoke dope and wear a turtleneck or you just don't get it.


Sagan cosplay? Cool.

/don't forget a brown corduroy blazer
 
2014-03-23 09:37:10 PM

Spare Me: IronTom: I missed that post

Thanks for the month, Tom.


glad you're taking advantage of it!
 
2014-03-23 09:37:11 PM
Actually, Newton kinda looks like the Beast after he turns back to human.
 
2014-03-23 09:37:41 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Benevolent Misanthrope: Sighhhhh... looks like I can only get episodes 1 and 2.  Those videos I thought were episode 3 are actually a string of trailers.  Unless I'm in the wrong place.

How can so many people be having trouble watching something that's on broadcast television? No cable? No antenna? Do you even have a TV? If so, why? You can't watch anything anyway.


Cable is a massive ripoff, far as I'm concerned. No way in hell am I paying $100+ a month for the 3 channels I'd ever actually watch. Unfortunately, I've never been able to pull in any broadcast signals in this apartment, for some reason. It's not like I live out in the sticks or anything, but some freak of the terrain or something just kills the signal. I've never been too broken up about it, because I've never had anything I wanted to watch on broadcast TV before. The internet usually has whatever I want anyway.
 
2014-03-23 09:37:59 PM
"Put up or shut up"

?

In the 17th century?
 
2014-03-23 09:38:13 PM
Also as for calculus, don't forget Leibniz figured it out. And it's his notation we still use. And his methods are the basis of what you still see in textbooks. Newton's way is, let's say, a touch less clear.
 
2014-03-23 09:38:30 PM
OOOOH! HE DROPPED THE G BOMB!
 
2014-03-23 09:38:41 PM
BOOOOOOOOOOOM
 
2014-03-23 09:38:46 PM

MuonNeutrino: The internet usually has whatever I want anyway.


Thus we have the solution in 8 simple words.
 
2014-03-23 09:38:53 PM

Kiribub: "Put up or shut up"

?

In the 17th century?


loose translation...
 
2014-03-23 09:38:58 PM
Fundie pissing off in 3.....2.....1.....
 
2014-03-23 09:39:03 PM
Oh, hell, Tyson gonna get excommunicated for that.
 
2014-03-23 09:39:07 PM
Fairly certain Tyson was just rapping there.
 
2014-03-23 09:39:08 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Benevolent Misanthrope: Sighhhhh... looks like I can only get episodes 1 and 2.  Those videos I thought were episode 3 are actually a string of trailers.  Unless I'm in the wrong place.

How can so many people be having trouble watching something that's on broadcast television? No cable? No antenna? Do you even have a TV? If so, why? You can't watch anything anyway.

I said it above, I'm too remote in Northern Canada to pull in broadcast.  4.5 hours drive from the nearest antenna.  So f*ck off.


Wherabouts? Just curious, I spend a lot of time up north.
 
2014-03-23 09:39:24 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Benevolent Misanthrope: Cerebral Ballsy: Benevolent Misanthrope: Hello, everyone!

I have no cable, and therefore no Cosmos :(, but wanted to drop in and say Hi y'all.

What's shakin'?

What is this cable you speak of?

I am watching on digital antenna.

Northern Canada.  Remote.  No OTA.  Cut cable because it's not worth $200/mo for a few hours a month.  I stream.

Jesus.  No one reads past the Boobiess here.

That's because you're the only person on Earth who can't get Fox and, in spite of apparent Internet savvy, can't find a stream.


I'm one of at least 100,000 in my RSA who can't get Fox, and probably well more than that who can't get every damn thing available to stream in the US.

But, you know, keep on giving me shiat.  You seem to enjoy it.
 
2014-03-23 09:39:42 PM
Newton obviously had a lot of time on his hands.
 
2014-03-23 09:39:45 PM
Are we seeing the 'integral' symbol on some of these ancient houses?
 
2014-03-23 09:39:55 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: MuonNeutrino: The internet usually has whatever I want anyway.

Thus we have the solution in 8 simple words.


I can't watch Cosmos live on the internet, nor can I watch a bunch of the cable channels on the internet. But I am biased; I work for the company.
 
2014-03-23 09:39:57 PM
They really should not have let Neil dress himself.
 
2014-03-23 09:40:20 PM
Very informative . Check it out .http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CO8vBVUaKvk
 
2014-03-23 09:40:46 PM
And this talk of clocks keep making me think of the Rush album Clockwork Angels.
 
2014-03-23 09:40:49 PM

Kiribub: Actually, Hell's Bells reminds me of the Dresden Files.


I miss that show... Another show that died before it's time...
 
2014-03-23 09:40:50 PM
I will never get tired of watching footage of the Apollo missions.
 
2014-03-23 09:40:56 PM

optikeye: Are we seeing the 'integral' symbol on some of these ancient houses?


it could be an old timey F
 
2014-03-23 09:41:20 PM
where's the clip of the astronaut saying Newton is in control?
 
2014-03-23 09:41:34 PM
Science! It works, biatches.
 
2014-03-23 09:41:41 PM

JerseyTim: I'm starting to think this show is just an excuse for Neil to travel to a bunch of different places he wanted to see.


I wouldn't be surprised if he's in those places courtesy of CGI.


(look at the pixels...)
 
2014-03-23 09:41:59 PM
Jarring transition from decoupling comets from fear to Somali pirates with AK-47s.
 
2014-03-23 09:42:16 PM

saturn badger: picodenico: Well he was just at Saturn.

I'd like to go.

It's pretty nice but I avoid the outer rings. Too much riff raff and crime. Stick to the inner rings and you will be ok.


Heh
 
2014-03-23 09:42:27 PM

HindiDiscoMonster: Kiribub: Actually, Hell's Bells reminds me of the Dresden Files.

I miss that show... Another show that died before it's time...


Just when the writing was finding its stride, too. Looking forward to Skin Game.
 
2014-03-23 09:42:29 PM
I'm the captain now.
 
2014-03-23 09:42:32 PM

cameroncrazy1984: I will never get tired of watching footage of the Apollo missions.


I've got a rocket boner right now.
 
2014-03-23 09:42:39 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: But, you know, keep on giving me shiat. You seem to enjoy it.


Not really. It's more astonishment that someone who would be interested in watching Cosmos is having any trouble at all finding a way to watch it.
 
2014-03-23 09:42:47 PM

WhyteRaven74: where's the clip of the astronaut saying Newton is in control?


That was Tom Hanks. He said "We just put Sir Isaac Newton in the driver's seat"

/not actually sure if Jim Lovell ever actually said that.
 
2014-03-23 09:42:51 PM
Isaac Newton was kidnapped by Somali pirates.
 
2014-03-23 09:43:16 PM

Cog Spinner: Newton obviously had a lot of time on his hands.


Ain't it?  hoe do these people accomplish so much?  Maybe they don't have cable.  Benevolent, great things are expected.

But really., contributions galore
 
2014-03-23 09:43:40 PM

usernameguy: Isaac Newton was kidnapped by Somali pirates.


No, Jim Lovell was!
 
2014-03-23 09:43:41 PM

WhyteRaven74: where's the clip of the astronaut saying Newton is in control?


I can't find the clip from Apollo 13 on YouTube.
 
2014-03-23 09:43:49 PM

picodenico: JerseyTim: I'm starting to think this show is just an excuse for Neil to travel to a bunch of different places he wanted to see.

Well he was just at Saturn.

I'd like to go.


I would much rather go to Orion and pick up a six pack of these:

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2014-03-23 09:44:10 PM
I don't know about you, bit our local commercials are hilarious.
 
2014-03-23 09:44:22 PM
Benevolent Misanthrope:

There's a cosmos app. Just saw the commercial.
 
2014-03-23 09:44:33 PM

rhiannon: Benevolent Misanthrope: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Benevolent Misanthrope: Sighhhhh... looks like I can only get episodes 1 and 2.  Those videos I thought were episode 3 are actually a string of trailers.  Unless I'm in the wrong place.

How can so many people be having trouble watching something that's on broadcast television? No cable? No antenna? Do you even have a TV? If so, why? You can't watch anything anyway.

I said it above, I'm too remote in Northern Canada to pull in broadcast.  4.5 hours drive from the nearest antenna.  So f*ck off.

Wherabouts? Just curious, I spend a lot of time up north.


Fort Mac.  Nearest broadcast antenna is in Edmonton.
 
2014-03-23 09:44:34 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Sighhhhh... looks like I can only get episodes 1 and 2.  Those videos I thought were episode 3 are actually a string of trailers.  Unless I'm in the wrong place.


You probably won't see it online until tomorrow or Tuesday. It is still running on cable at Natl. Geo tomorrow. I would try tomorrow.
 
2014-03-23 09:44:39 PM

usernameguy: Isaac Newton was kidnapped by Somali pirates.


he didn't integrate
 
2014-03-23 09:44:43 PM

Pariah.: BeerBear: JerseyTim: Our ancestors were dumb.

Pretty much

Honestly, they were really farking smart. They figured out some insanely complicated and very subtle things, if incompletely. They were simply working from incomplete data, and where they didn't know, they speculated.

I don't get the message 'our ancestors were dumb' from the first half of this episode.


consider some of our ancestors killed people to appease a god or ward off a bad omen then yes  they were a bit dumb
 
2014-03-23 09:44:48 PM
*but
 
2014-03-23 09:45:04 PM

emonk: JerseyTim: I'm starting to think this show is just an excuse for Neil to travel to a bunch of different places he wanted to see.

I wouldn't be surprised if he's in those places courtesy of CGI.


(look at the pixels...)

He has said in a couple of interviews that he did travel all over the world filming this but he added that there is a lot of CGI (obviously)
 
2014-03-23 09:45:05 PM

cameroncrazy1984: /not actually sure if Jim Lovell ever actually said that.


It was actually said, slightly different wording, in orbit.
 
2014-03-23 09:45:31 PM
shiat, Halley never discovered the comet!
 
2014-03-23 09:45:44 PM

cameroncrazy1984: I will never get tired of watching footage of the Apollo missions.


Great series on Netflix I just watched, When We Left Earth has a ton of behind the scenes NASA footage.
 
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