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2014-04-10 01:13:19 AM
More from the Register:  Internet is a TOOL OF SATAN that destroys belief, study claims.

Bahahahahahaaaaggggghhh!
 
2014-04-10 01:18:36 AM
Isn't there a one of that size near India?
 
2014-04-10 01:20:15 AM

drjekel_mrhyde: Isn't there a one of that size near India?


Not the Lonar one but the one in the Ocean
 
2014-04-10 01:24:26 AM
i242.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-10 01:29:49 AM

drjekel_mrhyde: drjekel_mrhyde: Isn't there a one of that size near India?

Not the Lonar one but the one in the Ocean


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiva_crater
 
2014-04-10 01:57:58 AM

drjekel_mrhyde: drjekel_mrhyde: drjekel_mrhyde: Isn't there a one of that size near India?

Not the Lonar one but the one in the Ocean

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiva_crater


No, that one was roughly contemporaneous with the chixalub/KT boundry even. This one would have predated that by a couple billion years.
 
2014-04-10 02:00:14 AM

drjekel_mrhyde: drjekel_mrhyde: drjekel_mrhyde: Isn't there a one of that size near India?

Not the Lonar one but the one in the Ocean

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiva_crater


Is it just me, or does the "location of the Shiva Crater" map not in any way identify the location of the Shiva Crater?
 
2014-04-10 02:01:44 AM

Hollie Maea: drjekel_mrhyde: drjekel_mrhyde: drjekel_mrhyde: Isn't there a one of that size near India?

Not the Lonar one but the one in the Ocean

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiva_crater

Is it just me, or does the "location of the Shiva Crater" map not in any way identify the location of the Shiva Crater?


Nobody could figure it out..When someone asks Shiva where it is, Shiva points...
 
2014-04-10 02:04:32 AM

Mr. Shabooboo: Hollie Maea: drjekel_mrhyde: drjekel_mrhyde: drjekel_mrhyde: Isn't there a one of that size near India?

Not the Lonar one but the one in the Ocean

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiva_crater

Is it just me, or does the "location of the Shiva Crater" map not in any way identify the location of the Shiva Crater?

Nobody could figure it out..When someone asks Shiva where it is, Shiva points...


Well, plus there's the whole "not totally clear it's a bolite impact site anyway" problem.
 
2014-04-10 02:13:33 AM
Maybe it's time to get serious about getting some of the life on this planet off the surface and elsewhere.
/don't keep all your eggs in one basket
 
2014-04-10 02:14:27 AM

amindofiron: drjekel_mrhyde: drjekel_mrhyde: drjekel_mrhyde: Isn't there a one of that size near India?

Not the Lonar one but the one in the Ocean

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiva_crater

No, that one was roughly contemporaneous with the chixalub/KT boundry even. This one would have predated that by a couple billion years.


I've suggested a nuke in the bay of bombay just to flush the surrounding cities, then I realized what we'd be washing with. Better an asteroid or comet strike large enough to sterilize things.
 
2014-04-10 02:25:24 AM
Many Boffins died to bring us this information.
 
2014-04-10 03:18:35 AM

Kurmudgeon: Maybe it's time to get serious about getting some of the life on this planet off the surface and elsewhere.
/don't keep all your eggs in one basket


Kinda like Noah's Ark, but Noah's Interstellar Warp Machine?
 
2014-04-10 05:50:47 AM

Kurmudgeon: Maybe it's time to get serious about getting some of the life on this planet off the surface and elsewhere.
/don't keep all your eggs in one basket


1: We haven't found another basket we could live on yet.
2: It's going to be a pretty long while until we develop ships that can even make the trip at all.

We're decades away from having the tools to start getting serious. Maybe we'll have found a new basket by then. Or maybe not. We've found a lot of exoplanets, but not any we could live on.
 
2014-04-10 06:58:08 AM
What the hell is a boffen? Why does the f***ing Register call scientists boffens? Are their readers too friggen stupid to understand what a scientist is? It just annoys the crap out of me!
 
2014-04-10 06:58:46 AM
The impact would have wiped out many of the species in existence at the time, allowing others to take over


3.4 billion years ago? I guess maybe they'll try to show that's how cyanobacteria took over?
 
2014-04-10 07:00:16 AM

Richard C Stanford: What the hell is a boffen? Why does the f***ing Register call scientists boffens? Are their readers too friggen stupid to understand what a scientist is? It just annoys the crap out of me!


I just think its cute when articles begin with "Scientists say....". Like they are all speaking in one voice or something
 
2014-04-10 08:03:40 AM
I've been seeing the word "Boffins" in articles a lot lately. Is that a hipster thing?
 
2014-04-10 08:09:26 AM
Turok: Ocean Evaporator doesn't have the same ring to it, though.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-04-10 08:38:40 AM
abhorrent1

It's a British thing. Reporter English is not the same as Human English. Some American reporters use the word "tots" a lot. "Tots" takes half as much space as "children" in an industry where space used to be precious.
 
2014-04-10 09:02:18 AM
Those "More from the register" things at the bottom are desperate to over-sensationalize everything beyond the point of credulity. Why should I give an article about permafrost melting any credence when it is sitting among references to UFOs, Satan, and WEDDING TACKLE?

/not sure what wedding tackle is, probably the turning point where the couple ceases to have sex
 
2014-04-10 09:21:10 AM

Massa Damnata: Richard C Stanford: What the hell is a boffen? Why does the f***ing Register call scientists boffens? Are their readers too friggen stupid to understand what a scientist is? It just annoys the crap out of me!

I just think its cute when articles begin with "Scientists say....". Like they are all speaking in one voice or something


Scientists: Like?
Scientists:  Our name is Legion, for we are many!

Also, the articles asteroid will still only be the second worst hit on the earth. The first ripped the crust of the planet off.
 
2014-04-10 09:24:27 AM
evaporating the surface of the Earth's oceans

OMG THIS IS STILL HAPPENING TODAY!!!!!  That is one heck of a meteor strike.  Oh you meant evaporationg the earth oceans and not just the top boundry.
 
2014-04-10 09:25:13 AM

Richard C Stanford: What the hell is a boffen? Why does the f***ing Register call scientists boffens? Are their readers too friggen stupid to understand what a scientist is? It just annoys the crap out of me!


abhorrent1: I've been seeing the word "Boffins" in articles a lot lately. Is that a hipster thing?


I believe "boffin" is supposed to conjure up the same kind of visual in England that the name "Poindexter" does in the US.
 
2014-04-10 09:27:41 AM

Intrope: Massa Damnata: Richard C Stanford: What the hell is a boffen? Why does the f***ing Register call scientists boffens? Are their readers too friggen stupid to understand what a scientist is? It just annoys the crap out of me!

I just think its cute when articles begin with "Scientists say....". Like they are all speaking in one voice or something

Scientists: Like?
Scientists:  Our name is Legion, for we are many!

Also, the articles asteroid will still only be the second worst hit on the earth. The first ripped the crust of the planet off.


Is the moon.... or actually was the prebody considered an asteroid though?
 
2014-04-10 09:39:26 AM

Ed Grubermann: Kurmudgeon: Maybe it's time to get serious about getting some of the life on this planet off the surface and elsewhere.
/don't keep all your eggs in one basket

1: We haven't found another basket we could live on yet.
2: It's going to be a pretty long while until we develop ships that can even make the trip at all.

We're decades away from having the tools to start getting serious. Maybe we'll have found a new basket by then. Or maybe
not. We've found a lot of exoplanets, but not any we could live on.


It's not like we're not working on the problem, but yeah, it's going to take some time.

/By the way, the International Space Apps Challenge is this weekend, if you want to help out.
 
2014-04-10 10:03:07 AM
Saiga410:

Is the moon.... or actually was the prebody considered an asteroid though?
Theia is apparently considered to have been a planet-size thing. So I guess the article's asteroid would be the biggest asteroid hit.
 
2014-04-10 10:11:58 AM

Saiga410: Intrope: Massa Damnata: Richard C Stanford: What the hell is a boffen? Why does the f***ing Register call scientists boffens? Are their readers too friggen stupid to understand what a scientist is? It just annoys the crap out of me!

I just think its cute when articles begin with "Scientists say....". Like they are all speaking in one voice or something

Scientists: Like?
Scientists:  Our name is Legion, for we are many!

Also, the articles asteroid will still only be the second worst hit on the earth. The first ripped the crust of the planet off.

Is the moon.... or actually was the prebody considered an asteroid though?


The pre impact body was a Mars sized planet named Thea.
 
2014-04-10 10:31:09 AM

abhorrent1: I've been seeing the word "Boffins" in articles a lot lately. Is that a hipster thing?


No it's a Register thing. Microsoft is Vole, Intel is Chipzilla, AMD is DAMNIT, and so on
 
2014-04-10 10:43:02 AM
The first Foot?
img.fark.net
 
2014-04-10 10:54:59 AM

theorellior: Richard C Stanford: What the hell is a boffen? Why does the f***ing Register call scientists boffens? Are their readers too friggen stupid to understand what a scientist is? It just annoys the crap out of me!

abhorrent1: I've been seeing the word "Boffins" in articles a lot lately. Is that a hipster thing?

I believe "boffin" is supposed to conjure up the same kind of visual in England that the name "Poindexter" does in the US.


Exactly.. and it has been in use for decades.
 
2014-04-10 10:58:43 AM

Mega Steve: The first Foot?


Gawd, what an awful book. Niven did a great job creating the fithp but Pournelle is a terrible writer and his jackbooted authoritarianism just gets worse and worse.
 
2014-04-10 11:04:36 AM
www.jeffmeyerdesign.com
 
2014-04-10 11:11:05 AM
I looked it up:
"A boffin is British slang for a scientist, engineer, or other person engaged in
technical or scientific work."
 
2014-04-10 11:21:25 AM

Richard C Stanford: What the hell is a boffen? Why does the f***ing Register call scientists boffens? Are their readers too friggen stupid to understand what a scientist is? It just annoys the crap out of me!


Fun fact - many countries outside of the U.S. (yes, they exist) have different colloquialisms for common words.  Many of these are considered normal to use in journalism within that country.
 
2014-04-10 11:37:14 AM

Khellendros: Richard C Stanford: What the hell is a boffen? Why does the f***ing Register call scientists boffens? Are their readers too friggen stupid to understand what a scientist is? It just annoys the crap out of me!

Fun fact - many countries outside of the U.S. (yes, they exist) have different colloquialisms for common words.  Many of these are considered normal to use in journalism within that country.


I want a  plugin for Crome to translate an article from British to English.
 
2014-04-10 11:42:19 AM

drongozone: I looked it up:
"A boffin is British slang for a scientist, engineer, or other person engaged in
technical or scientific work."


It's because when you throw them off the side of a ship, that's the sound they make when they hit the water.
 
2014-04-10 12:44:25 PM
"Take me out to the black
Tell them I ain't comin' back
Burn the land and boil the sea
You can't take the sky from me. "
   +1 to subby just for fond memories.....
 
2014-04-10 05:41:28 PM

ZAZ: abhorrent1

It's a British thing. Reporter English is not the same as Human English. Some American reporters use the word "tots" a lot. "Tots" takes half as much space as "children" in an industry where space used to be precious.


24.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-04-10 06:49:41 PM

Shadow Blasko: theorellior: Richard C Stanford: What the hell is a boffen? Why does the f***ing Register call scientists boffens? Are their readers too friggen stupid to understand what a scientist is? It just annoys the crap out of me!

abhorrent1: I've been seeing the word "Boffins" in articles a lot lately. Is that a hipster thing?

I believe "boffin" is supposed to conjure up the same kind of visual in England that the name "Poindexter" does in the US.

Exactly.. and it has been in use for decades.


Just seems it's being used a lot more lately. I don't recall seeing as much as I have recently.
 
2014-04-10 06:58:45 PM

abhorrent1: Shadow Blasko: theorellior: Richard C Stanford: What the hell is a boffen? Why does the f***ing Register call scientists boffens? Are their readers too friggen stupid to understand what a scientist is? It just annoys the crap out of me!

abhorrent1: I've been seeing the word "Boffins" in articles a lot lately. Is that a hipster thing?

I believe "boffin" is supposed to conjure up the same kind of visual in England that the name "Poindexter" does in the US.

Exactly.. and it has been in use for decades.

Just seems it's being used a lot more lately. I don't recall seeing as much as I have recently.


Blame Top Gear.
 
2014-04-11 08:28:24 AM

Ed Grubermann: We're decades away from having the tools to start getting serious.


Decades are nothing in the face of survival of the species.
Just more reason to finally get serious about it, not that I think we will.
/we being the human race
//and whoever gave me the Total Fark, thanks!
 
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