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(Fox News)   Dark matter is using a slingshot to shoot asteroids at the Earth. Fark you, dark matter, you bastard   (foxnews.com) divider line 83
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2014-04-29 01:58:47 PM
The researchers analyzed craters more than 12 miles wide created in the past 250 million years, and compared their pattern against the 35-million-year cycle. They found that it was three times more likely that the craters matched the dark matter cycle than that they occurred randomly

But the alternative hypothesis was that the impact cycles were caused by a companion star (or something). Regardless, when you're analyzing something that is already recognized to have a pattern, the chance that it happened randomly isn't particularly big.

So if there's a 1 percent chance it happened randomly, there's a 3 percent chance this caused it. If there's a 25 percent chance it was random, there's a 75% chance it was caused by the disc. Which is it? We don't know because science reports are shiat at their jobs.
 
2014-04-29 02:26:54 PM
Damn birds!
 
2014-04-29 03:11:30 PM
We don't even really know if you exist, but damn you anyway.
 
2014-04-29 03:40:22 PM
Darkies always be throwing stuff.
 
2014-04-29 03:41:02 PM
Is  Could be
 
2014-04-29 03:41:49 PM
Why is Fox News even discussing science - other than the obligatory 'evolution isn't real -- WERE YOU THERE?' derp they're usually known for?
 
2014-04-29 03:41:58 PM
I don't get the Shamrock, but the weapon and attitude are evident.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-04-29 03:42:01 PM
Perhaps that's why Bieber walks the way he does.
 
2014-04-29 03:43:13 PM
Can't we just spread some Preparation A on the affected area?
 
2014-04-29 03:43:44 PM
It's either dark matter of the Centauri mass drivers. Take your pick.
 
2014-04-29 03:44:05 PM
Or, as we like to call it, the Arachnid Quarantine Zone.
 
2014-04-29 03:44:31 PM
It's a Klendathu weapon.

media.tumblr.com
 
Bf+
2014-04-29 03:45:51 PM

Damaniel: Why is Fox News even discussing science - other than the obligatory 'evolution isn't real -- WERE YOU THERE?' derp they're usually known for?



Well, they do tend to be the first to weigh in on dark matters.
 
2014-04-29 03:48:21 PM
Time to start work on converting Battleship Yamato into the Argo.
 
2014-04-29 03:48:28 PM

KarmicDisaster: Or, as we like to call it, the Arachnid Quarantine Zone.


silverjets: It's a Klendathu weapon.

[media.tumblr.com image 500x379]


came for these, leaving satisfied
 
2014-04-29 03:48:46 PM

silverjets: It's a Klendathu weapon.

[media.tumblr.com image 500x379]


Naw, I'm thinking these guys are behind it:

castleanorak.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-04-29 03:52:32 PM

majestic: Naw, I'm thinking these guys are behind it:


WRONG AGAIN!

www.abandonia.com
 
2014-04-29 03:53:24 PM
Dark matter?  I haven't even coped with the Dark Water yet!
static.tvtropes.org

/There were no pictures of the actual dark water
//obscure?
 
2014-04-29 03:54:47 PM

buckler: It's either dark matter of the Centauri mass drivers. Take your pick.


Mass drivers? They have been outlawed by every civilized planet!
 
2014-04-29 03:55:48 PM
Watch it subby, a lifetime NBA ban is closing in on you.
 
2014-04-29 03:55:50 PM
It's only as loud as the silence it breaks, Subby.
 
2014-04-29 03:56:19 PM
Service guarantees citizenship!
 
2014-04-29 03:56:39 PM
I'm more worried about the way the earth sucks.
 
2014-04-29 03:57:00 PM

divgradcurl: KarmicDisaster: Or, as we like to call it, the Arachnid Quarantine Zone.

silverjets: It's a Klendathu weapon.

[media.tumblr.com image 500x379]

came for these, leaving satisfied


Unlike me, who watched "Starship Troopers" twice, once in the theatre and once on DVD 5 years later.

/such a shiatty, shiatty movie
// watch twice becuase enough time had passed  said to myself "Maybe it wasn't so bad...".   No, it was.
 
2014-04-29 03:57:14 PM
Is the dark matter steaming hot?
img.fark.net
 
2014-04-29 03:57:45 PM
Yeah, the story is most likely sensationalist hype based on someone else's research, but either presented poorly, or just plain made up. You can tell 1 sentence in if it's a LiveScience article. God that website sucks.
 
2014-04-29 03:59:39 PM

Damaniel: Why is Fox News even discussing science - other than the obligatory 'evolution isn't real -- WERE YOU THERE?' derp they're usually known for?


Because it's a story from LiveScience, the Mythbusters of science websites.
 
2014-04-29 04:00:51 PM

Bastard_Lunatic: Mass drivers? They have been outlawed by every civilized planet!


img.fark.net
 
2014-04-29 04:01:00 PM
What dark matter might look like
 www.drapekings.com
 
2014-04-29 04:01:32 PM
Watch out for the alien ship - it shoots back.
www.vanderbilt.edu
 
2014-04-29 04:02:58 PM
So teraport-based weaponry and TAD systems will work just fine.  No biggie.
 
2014-04-29 04:03:56 PM

desl504: Is the dark matter steaming hot?
[img.fark.net image 467x293]


Only if electrons taste like grape-aid.
 
2014-04-29 04:05:12 PM

Damaniel: Why is Fox News even discussing science - other than the obligatory 'evolution isn't real -- WERE YOU THERE?' derp they're usually known for?


My first thought as well. Maybe they've evaluated this and decided to "believe" it - unlike other science that they don't "believe" in. Cos belief totally matters with science.
 
2014-04-29 04:05:28 PM

ObscureNameHere: Unlike me, who watched "Starship Troopers" twice, once in the theatre and once on DVD 5 years later.

/such a shiatty, shiatty movie
// watch twice becuase enough time had passed  said to myself "Maybe it wasn't so bad...".   No, it was.


Hey, it wasn't that bad. It had some of Verhoeven's trademark dark humour. And some tits, if I'm not mistaken.

Something else that perhaps makes me look on ST fondly is that I've seen Starship Troopers 2.

/The horror... the horror.
 
2014-04-29 04:06:51 PM
divgradcurl:
/such a shiatty, shiatty movie
// watch twice becuase enough time had passed  said to myself "Maybe it wasn't so bad...".   No, it was.


HATED it when I saw it in the theater, expected serious sci-fi.  Watched it years later in a Space Balls / Stripes frame of mind; have been enjoying it ever since.

Bonus:

www.hotflick.net

my WANT for this woman is strong.  Very, very strong.
 
2014-04-29 04:09:19 PM
divgradcurl:
came for these, leaving satisfied

Got a cigarette, big boy?

/also satisfied
//farked up my Boobies...
 
2014-04-29 04:11:39 PM

majestic: silverjets: It's a Klendathu weapon.

[media.tumblr.com image 500x379]

Naw, I'm thinking these guys are behind it:

[castleanorak.files.wordpress.com image 850x637]


Nope....
i1222.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-29 04:12:55 PM
Better not say anything about dark matter or you'll get a lifetime ban from the NBA
 
2014-04-29 04:13:11 PM
majestic,
Naw, I'm thinking these guys are behind it:

This is bugging me.
What film/tv show were these low-budget jem'hadar in?
 
2014-04-29 04:15:22 PM

ObscureNameHere: divgradcurl: KarmicDisaster: Or, as we like to call it, the Arachnid Quarantine Zone.

silverjets: It's a Klendathu weapon.

[media.tumblr.com image 500x379]

came for these, leaving satisfied

Unlike me, who watched "Starship Troopers" twice, once in the theatre and once on DVD 5 years later.

/such a shiatty, shiatty movie
// watch twice becuase enough time had passed  said to myself "Maybe it wasn't so bad...".   No, it was.


My approach to it is that it is satire and possibly even a comedy.  If you take it seriously it isn't going to work.
 
2014-04-29 04:16:24 PM

Enemabag Jones: majestic,
Naw, I'm thinking these guys are behind it:

This is bugging me.
What film/tv show were these low-budget jem'hadar in?


The Last Starfighter.
 
2014-04-29 04:16:37 PM

Clemkadidlefark: What dark matter might look like
 [www.drapekings.com image 850x569]


img.fark.net
 
2014-04-29 04:21:58 PM

Clemkadidlefark: What dark matter might look like
 [www.drapekings.com image 850x569]


I,for one, am just real glad that dark matter is such a bad shot with a slingshot.
 
2014-04-29 04:23:17 PM
media.tumblr.com

'It's an ugly planet.  A BUG Planet!'
 
2014-04-29 04:23:29 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Clemkadidlefark: What dark matter might look like
 [www.drapekings.com image 850x569]

[img.fark.net image 850x569]


Abe, the filter must have eaten your line:

You don't look at dark matter, it looks at you.
 
2014-04-29 04:26:43 PM
Sooo, every 35 million years we get F'd up the A-hole. When are we due to get bent over next? Come on Fox, you're supposed to tell me when to be scared! Saying "scary things may happen at some point" doesn't affect me if not in the next 50 or so years.
 
2014-04-29 04:27:11 PM
If you put out a window, dark matter, so help me....
 
2014-04-29 04:29:40 PM

majestic: silverjets: It's a Klendathu weapon.

[media.tumblr.com image 500x379]

Naw, I'm thinking these guys are behind it:

[castleanorak.files.wordpress.com image 850x637]


It's just a matter of time.
 
2014-04-29 04:31:36 PM
www.xiaohaha.net
 
2014-04-29 04:35:21 PM
Aww, you'll put yer eye out, dark matter.
 
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