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2014-03-23 10:01:12 PM

optikeye: Oh...it was Hale Bopp...very bright 1997.


Yep, that was the Applegate cult one, right? Purple shrouds and Nikes.
 
2014-03-23 10:01:14 PM
Night all. Back to bed for me.

/Been sickish all day,.
 
2014-03-23 10:01:28 PM

JerseyTim: That was kinda explicit.


ah good, so I'm not the only one that had porn music in my head when they showed the Milky Way-Andromeda thing
 
2014-03-23 10:01:29 PM

JerseyTim: I have to make it to 82 to see this stupid comet come back.


well, get "ahead" of the game and go for cryogenic suspension today!

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2014-03-23 10:02:00 PM

rhiannon: Benevolent Misanthrope: 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.

Cool (damn literally). Further north in AB than I've been. Think the furthest was Grande Prairie last year on my way to Inuvik.


Inuvik is north of me, though.  I've not been to the Territories yet.  I came close to driving the Winter Road this year to Fort Chip, but I'm flying it instead.  Road started looking bad a few weeks earlier than expected.
 
2014-03-23 10:02:11 PM

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


Mrs. Newton was crap at blowjobs, kept using her teeth.
 
2014-03-23 10:02:26 PM
I also wondered about Hooke's face. Interesting.
 
2014-03-23 10:08:17 PM
Well, this thread got quiet in a hurry...
 
2014-03-23 10:08:18 PM
One last Billion.... everyone finish your drinks!
 
2014-03-23 10:08:30 PM
Benevolent Misanthrope: Nope.  Too remote here in Northern Alberta.  No OTA TV.

If you can't get Global Edmonton OTA, you can watch it on their site (globaltv.com).  My guess is that the Fox stream will be blocked to you unless you have a US IP for this sort of thing.
 
2014-03-23 10:09:04 PM

Kiribub: Well, this thread got quiet in a hurry...


I think everyone just passed out from the drinking... I don't drink so that is why I am still here,
 
2014-03-23 10:09:07 PM

ManateeGag: Kiribub: Why the obfuscation of Hooke's face?

because there are no known portraits of him.


Well they should have used one of the unknown ones then.
 
2014-03-23 10:09:47 PM

unyon: Benevolent Misanthrope: Nope.  Too remote here in Northern Alberta.  No OTA TV.

If you can't get Global Edmonton OTA, you can watch it on their site (globaltv.com).  My guess is that the Fox stream will be blocked to you unless you have a US IP for this sort of thing.


or use a proxy
 
2014-03-23 10:11:03 PM

Danger Avoid Death: strife: Superjew: When Knowledge Conquered Fear

Well this shouldn't anger the creationists very much.

They're already feeling slighted because they're not being acknowledged.

And don't forget the Scientific Penguinists:

[photos1.blogger.com image 841x289]


This made me smile-  B.Breathed FTW!
 
2014-03-23 10:12:01 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: rhiannon: Benevolent Misanthrope: 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.

Cool (damn literally). Further north in AB than I've been. Think the furthest was Grande Prairie last year on my way to Inuvik.

Inuvik is north of me, though.  I've not been to the Territories yet.  I came close to driving the Winter Road this year to Fort Chip, but I'm flying it instead.  Road started looking bad a few weeks earlier than expected.


Yes that it is. And yeah, as you know don't mess with the roads if you don't have to. AB is awesome though, Icefields Parkway being the most beautiful drive in North America.
 
2014-03-23 10:12:07 PM

unyon: Benevolent Misanthrope: Nope.  Too remote here in Northern Alberta.  No OTA TV.

If you can't get Global Edmonton OTA, you can watch it on their site (globaltv.com).  My guess is that the Fox stream will be blocked to you unless you have a US IP for this sort of thing.


Yeah - it's just the current ep I can't get.  It'll be up tomorrow I'm sure.  Someone said they were watching online, though, so I had hoped I could stream along.  Oh well.
 
2014-03-23 10:13:44 PM

cameroncrazy1984: optikeye: Oh...it was Hale Bopp...very bright 1997.

Yep, that was the Applegate cult one, right? Purple shrouds and Nikes.


Heaven's Gate.

The leader was Marshall Applewhite.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-03-23 10:13:59 PM

rhiannon: Benevolent Misanthrope: rhiannon: Benevolent Misanthrope: 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.

Cool (damn literally). Further north in AB than I've been. Think the furthest was Grande Prairie last year on my way to Inuvik.

Inuvik is north of me, though.  I've not been to the Territories yet.  I came close to driving the Winter Road this year to Fort Chip, but I'm flying it instead.  Road started looking bad a few weeks earlier than expected.

Yes that it is. And yeah, as you know don't mess with the roads if you don't have to. AB is awesome though, Icefields Parkway being the most beautiful drive in North America.


Somehow, I'd never heard of it!  I now know what I'm going to do on my upcoming days off.
 
2014-03-23 10:15:26 PM

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

Mrs. Newton was crap at blowjobs, kept using her teeth.


There was no Mrs Newton. Isaac died a virgin.
 
2014-03-23 10:17:39 PM

Kumana Wanalaia: cameroncrazy1984: optikeye: Oh...it was Hale Bopp...very bright 1997.

Yep, that was the Applegate cult one, right? Purple shrouds and Nikes.

Heaven's Gate.

The leader was Marshall Applewhite.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 512x386]


Ah dammit. I was close!
 
2014-03-23 10:18:03 PM

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

Mrs. Newton was crap at blowjobs, kept using her teeth.

There was no Mrs Newton. Isaac died a virgin.


Serves him right for inventing gravity. Bastard.
 
2014-03-23 10:18:12 PM

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

Mrs. Newton was crap at blowjobs, kept using her teeth.

There was no Mrs Newton. Isaac died a virgin.


cpshaw.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-03-23 10:18:24 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Kiribub: An arduous tour de force of mathematical brilliance

But no, Tyson is just a boring speaker.


SHUN THE NON-BELIEVER!
 
2014-03-23 10:18:55 PM

Danger Avoid Death: usernameguy: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Cog Spinner: Newton obviously had a lot of time on his hands.

Mrs. Newton was crap at blowjobs, kept using her teeth.

There was no Mrs Newton. Isaac died a virgin.

Serves him right for inventing gravity. Bastard.


gravity isn't real... the universe just sucks.
 
2014-03-23 10:19:13 PM

HindiDiscoMonster: Kiribub: Well, this thread got quiet in a hurry...

I think everyone just passed out from the drinking... I don't drink so that is why I am still here,


Me, neither. I'm allergic to large quantities of alcohol.
 
2014-03-23 10:20:32 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: rhiannon: Benevolent Misanthrope: rhiannon: Benevolent Misanthrope: 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.

Cool (damn literally). Further north in AB than I've been. Think the furthest was Grande Prairie last year on my way to Inuvik.

Inuvik is north of me, though.  I've not been to the Territories yet.  I came close to driving the Winter Road this year to Fort Chip, but I'm flying it instead.  Road started looking bad a few weeks earlier than expected.

Yes that it is. And yeah, as you know don't mess with the roads if you don't have to. AB is awesome though, Icefields Parkway being the most beautiful drive in North America.

Somehow, I'd never heard of it!  I now know what I'm going to do on my upcoming days off.


Not sure whether to be amused or pissed off. Do you know how far I had to drive to spend a week camping there? Guess it's a case of some things easily within reach aren't visited as often by people close to them. Or something. You know what I mean.
 
2014-03-23 10:21:01 PM

Altair: cameroncrazy1984: Kiribub: An arduous tour de force of mathematical brilliance

But no, Tyson is just a boring speaker.

SHUN THE NON-BELIEVER!


I take it you don't believe in sarcasm.
 
2014-03-23 10:22:01 PM

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

Mrs. Newton was crap at blowjobs, kept using her teeth.

There was no Mrs Newton. Isaac died a virgin.


No wonder Newton was a jerk.. shiatty parents, no strange, an arch-nemesis.

Meanwhile Halley had the rich, spoiling dad, hot wife, sailed around the world, and all the copies of "The History of Fish" a man could ever want.
 
2014-03-23 10:26:10 PM
After reading a couple comments up stream I had a thought... Shouldn't people running for public office have to pass an sat test for basic intelligence before they can run?
 
2014-03-23 10:26:44 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Altair: cameroncrazy1984: Kiribub: An arduous tour de force of mathematical brilliance

But no, Tyson is just a boring speaker.

SHUN THE NON-BELIEVER!

I take it you don't believe in sarcasm.


I'm more of a sarcasnotic, myself.
 
2014-03-23 10:27:45 PM
I was hoping they'd tuck in a little audio of Sagan from the first Cosmos there at the end.  I'm sure he had something to say about Newton.
 
2014-03-23 10:34:22 PM

rhiannon: Benevolent Misanthrope: rhiannon: Benevolent Misanthrope: rhiannon: Benevolent Misanthrope: 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.

Cool (damn literally). Further north in AB than I've been. Think the furthest was Grande Prairie last year on my way to Inuvik.

Inuvik is north of me, though.  I've not been to the Territories yet.  I came close to driving the Winter Road this year to Fort Chip, but I'm flying it instead.  Road started looking bad a few weeks earlier than expected.

Yes that it is. And yeah, as you know don't mess with the roads if you don't have to. AB is awesome though, Icefields Parkway being the most beautiful drive in North America.

Somehow, I'd never heard of it!  I now know what I'm going to do on my upcoming days off.

Not sure whether to be amused or pissed off. Do you know how far I had to drive to spend a week camping there? Guess it's a case of some things easily within reach aren't visited as often by people close to them. Or something. You know what I mean.


In my defence, I've only been in Canada for a year.
 
2014-03-23 10:38:04 PM

Thrakkorzog: After reading a couple comments up stream I had a thought... Shouldn't people running for public office have to pass an sat test for basic intelligence before they can run?


Passing the test would actually hurt some candidates
 
2014-03-23 10:39:18 PM

cmb53208: Thrakkorzog: After reading a couple comments up stream I had a thought... Shouldn't people running for public office have to pass an sat test for basic intelligence before they can run?

Passing the test would actually hurt some candidates


It would exclude them from membership in the Tea Party.
 
2014-03-23 10:42:43 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: rhiannon: Benevolent Misanthrope: rhiannon: Benevolent Misanthrope: rhiannon: Benevolent Misanthrope: 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.

Cool (damn literally). Further north in AB than I've been. Think the furthest was Grande Prairie last year on my way to Inuvik.

Inuvik is north of me, though.  I've not been to the Territories yet.  I came close to driving the Winter Road this year to Fort Chip, but I'm flying it instead.  Road started looking bad a few weeks earlier than expected.

Yes that it is. And yeah, as you know don't mess with the roads if you don't have to. AB is awesome though, Icefields Parkway being the most beautiful drive in North America.

Somehow, I'd never heard of it!  I now know what I'm going to do on my upcoming days off.

Not sure whether to be amused or pissed off. Do you know how far I had to drive to spend a week camping there? Guess it's a case of some things easily within reach aren't visited as often by people close to them. Or something. You know what I mean.

In my defence, I've only been in Canada for a year.


lol. That's ok, I've been here for much longer and it took me a few years managing vacation time to drive all the provinces and territories.
 
2014-03-23 10:49:59 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Altair: cameroncrazy1984: Kiribub: An arduous tour de force of mathematical brilliance

But no, Tyson is just a boring speaker.

SHUN THE NON-BELIEVER!

I take it you don't believe in sarcasm.


You just divided by zero with that ignorant comment.  Let's keep this going.
 
2014-03-23 10:51:07 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-23 10:53:51 PM

Altair: cameroncrazy1984: Altair: cameroncrazy1984: Kiribub: An arduous tour de force of mathematical brilliance

But no, Tyson is just a boring speaker.

SHUN THE NON-BELIEVER!

I take it you don't believe in sarcasm.

You just divided by zero with that ignorant comment.  Let's keep this going.


Well now you've just lost me.
 
2014-03-23 10:58:48 PM

rhiannon: lol. That's ok, I've been here for much longer and it took me a few years managing vacation time to drive all the provinces and territories.


What's funny is, I've driven Fort McMurray to Jasper, and I've driven across TC-1, BC to Edmonton and  through Banff... but haven't made the Banff to Jasper trip.

I'm taking holidays in summer - I think I'll go for a drive.
 
2014-03-23 11:09:21 PM

Kumana Wanalaia: Heaven's Gate.

The leader was Marshall Applewhite.


Not so fun fact. Applewhite promised a space ship, hiding behind the comet would take the cult members souls away from earth to a new planet.

One of the Victims of the suicide cult was Nicole Nicholes--Uhura of Star Trek-- brother.
 
2014-03-23 11:09:34 PM

cameroncrazy1984: 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'?

You don't get Fox OTA?


For all those people who repeat the phrase "Over The Air"

Not everyone lives in an area with adequate reception due to distance, hills, living in apartments and not being able to stick a 40 foot antenna on the roof, and other interference factors. Those people use cable or satellite, and if they don't have cable or satellite, they have no live television. They will have to torrent the program later or download it from usenet, where it will be posted by 6 am tomorrow.
 
2014-03-23 11:22:39 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: rhiannon: lol. That's ok, I've been here for much longer and it took me a few years managing vacation time to drive all the provinces and territories.

What's funny is, I've driven Fort McMurray to Jasper, and I've driven across TC-1, BC to Edmonton and  through Banff... but haven't made the Banff to Jasper trip.

I'm taking holidays in summer - I think I'll go for a drive.


My experience was going in May, with camping in Lucerne near Jasper, and Yoho near Banff. I was there the day the sites pretty much opened, and tent camping might be a bit cold (if tents are your thing, it's mine but YMMV). But I had both parks pretty much to myself, which was fantastic.
 
2014-03-23 11:24:26 PM
I take it you had to be pretty well independently wealthy to be a scientist.

How else do you lock yourself away as a hermit and work on equations and formulas and not end up homeless?

How do you take your paychecks in Fish Books and now be evicted from your townhouse?
 
2014-03-23 11:24:41 PM

crypticsatellite: Welcome


Is it Tuesday already?
 
2014-03-23 11:27:41 PM
Holy carp.

That is a lot of feels just put out there.
 
2014-03-23 11:28:10 PM

rhiannon: Benevolent Misanthrope: rhiannon: lol. That's ok, I've been here for much longer and it took me a few years managing vacation time to drive all the provinces and territories.

What's funny is, I've driven Fort McMurray to Jasper, and I've driven across TC-1, BC to Edmonton and  through Banff... but haven't made the Banff to Jasper trip.

I'm taking holidays in summer - I think I'll go for a drive.

My experience was going in May, with camping in Lucerne near Jasper, and Yoho near Banff. I was there the day the sites pretty much opened, and tent camping might be a bit cold (if tents are your thing, it's mine but YMMV). But I had both parks pretty much to myself, which was fantastic.


Yeah, ummm, no.  2 stars is roughing it.  But it's not like there aren't hotels and even lodges where I can stay and day hike.
 
2014-03-23 11:35:48 PM
Does anyone know where I can stream the original Cosmos? Netflix took it off for some odd reason.

/probably because Netflix streaming is a capricious biatch
 
2014-03-23 11:40:32 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: rhiannon: Benevolent Misanthrope: rhiannon: lol. That's ok, I've been here for much longer and it took me a few years managing vacation time to drive all the provinces and territories.

What's funny is, I've driven Fort McMurray to Jasper, and I've driven across TC-1, BC to Edmonton and  through Banff... but haven't made the Banff to Jasper trip.

I'm taking holidays in summer - I think I'll go for a drive.

My experience was going in May, with camping in Lucerne near Jasper, and Yoho near Banff. I was there the day the sites pretty much opened, and tent camping might be a bit cold (if tents are your thing, it's mine but YMMV). But I had both parks pretty much to myself, which was fantastic.

Yeah, ummm, no.  2 stars is roughing it.  But it's not like there aren't hotels and even lodges where I can stay and day hike.


Ok so my story about washing my hair the day they got the pipes in Yoho Park unfrozen would not comfort you (I had never frozen my entire head before, it was unpleasant). But peace out, travel as you like and have fun getting to your destination!
 
2014-03-23 11:45:07 PM

optikeye: Kumana Wanalaia: Heaven's Gate.

The leader was Marshall Applewhite.

Not so fun fact. Applewhite promised a space ship, hiding behind the comet would take the cult members souls away from earth to a new planet.

One of the Victims of the suicide cult was Nicole Nicholes--Uhura of Star Trek-- brother.




My husband was on a cross country train some months before the mass suicide, sitting at the same dining table with two guys. Talk got around with the younger guy about the comet that was coming soon, as my husband is an astronomy fan. The old guy was a bit weird and didn't talk much but seemed interested in the talk about the comet. My husband feels guilty about bringing up the subject all the time, he's pretty sure it was Applewhite there over the meatloaf.
 
2014-03-23 11:46:22 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: rhiannon: lol. That's ok, I've been here for much longer and it took me a few years managing vacation time to drive all the provinces and territories.

What's funny is, I've driven Fort McMurray to Jasper, and I've driven across TC-1, BC to Edmonton and  through Banff... but haven't made the Banff to Jasper trip.

I'm taking holidays in summer - I think I'll go for a drive.


If you have the time and money (It's not cheap), take the Snowcoach up onto the Columbia Glacier.
 
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