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2014-07-20 09:41:29 AM  
FTA: "It all underlines that solar physicists really don't know what the heck is happening on the sun," Phillips said. "We just don't know how to predict the sun, that is the take away message of this event."

Gee, too bad they don't have a consensus like the Climate Scientists.
'Cause they have it "All settled".
 
2014-07-20 09:45:02 AM  

snocone: FTA: "It all underlines that solar physicists really don't know what the heck is happening on the sun," Phillips said. "We just don't know how to predict the sun, that is the take away message of this event."

Gee, too bad they don't have a consensus like the Climate Scientists.
'Cause they have it "All settled".


So when scientists don't agree they admit it. When the vast majority of them agree the jury is still out.
 
2014-07-20 09:48:01 AM  

enry: When the vast majority of them agree the jury is still out.


I knew it seemed unusually cool for July.
 
2014-07-20 09:56:08 AM  

enry: snocone: FTA: "It all underlines that solar physicists really don't know what the heck is happening on the sun," Phillips said. "We just don't know how to predict the sun, that is the take away message of this event."

Gee, too bad they don't have a consensus like the Climate Scientists.
'Cause they have it "All settled".

So when scientists don't agree they admit it. When the vast majority of them agree the jury is still out.


IRW, the concept of "scientists agree" is totally bogus.
The only "agreement" is by the agenda riddled media.
You have not heard word one from a "real" scientist, the "science" all and sundry are fed is hack media drivel.
 
2014-07-20 10:05:12 AM  

flucto: enry: When the vast majority of them agree the jury is still out.

I knew it seemed unusually cool for July.


Weather != climate
 
2014-07-20 11:23:25 AM  

enry: flucto: enry: When the vast majority of them agree the jury is still out.

I knew it seemed unusually cool for July.

Weather != climate


Weather is what conditions of the atmosphere are over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere "behaves" over relatively long periods of time.
 
2014-07-20 11:25:23 AM  

enry: flucto: enry: When the vast majority of them agree the jury is still out.

I knew it seemed unusually cool for July.

Weather != climate


Unless its decreased ice in the fjords. Or record highs in the Netherlands
 
2014-07-20 11:56:26 AM  

flucto: enry: When the vast majority of them agree the jury is still out.

I knew it seemed unusually cool for July.


Maybe where you are.

Up here in Eastern Canada we've been 2-5 degrees over average the entire month of July.

/26 today
//norm is 24
///better than then 30's all last week
 
2014-07-20 12:00:33 PM  
I think the sun is plotting.
 
2014-07-20 12:08:32 PM  
♫ There's no little black spots on the Sun today... ♫
 
2014-07-20 12:09:48 PM  
Anyone who would call science "settled" is no scientist.

Phlogiston, anyone? I've got some nice caloric right here, maybe a little luminiferous ether to go with that? It will fit nicely in your Euclidean space.
 
2014-07-20 12:11:56 PM  
Aw man, does this mean the Corporal from Brooklyn who is gruff on the outside but has a heart of gold is about to take one right through the helmet?
 
2014-07-20 12:22:29 PM  
Welcome to the next solar minimum.
Which will piss off the global warming consensus nuts.

Funny how the recent cooling period that wasnt predicted by the global warming models, mirrors the cooling of the sun.  Almost as if the sun and climate is related. Almost.
 
2014-07-20 12:32:33 PM  

MBrady: No, subby, it's not "cool" that there are no sunspots.

There are theories that we could be heading into the Maunder Minimum for 50 to 75 years, since this current sunspot cycle peak was rather poor at best.


Hope not,  That would pretty much right off the upper HF bands.
 
2014-07-20 12:36:43 PM  
If you look closely at the image above, taken on July 18 by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, you will see a tiny smidge of brown just right of center where a small sunspot appears to be developing. At a press conference, astronomer Gorden Sumner explained, "that's my soul up there." When asked for further clarification, Sumner described a black hat caught in a high tree top, and something about a ragged flag, before a NASA spokesperson removed him from the room.
 
2014-07-20 12:41:57 PM  
Article fails without the mention of Penn and Livingston
 
2014-07-20 01:11:53 PM  
Now I've got a Bjork song stuck in my head.

Thanks a bunch, submitter :-D
 
2014-07-20 01:13:03 PM  

MBrady: dittybopper: MBrady: No, subby, it's not "cool" that there are no sunspots.

There are theories that we could be heading into the Maunder Minimum for 50 to 75 years, since this current sunspot cycle peak was rather poor at best.

Hope not,  That would pretty much right off the upper HF bands.

Not to mention 6m E skip.

There was a show on a few weeks ago on SCI channel - How the Universe Works.  They did the Sun, and how it takes about 1 million years for a photon to get from the center of the sun to escape from the sun.  Pretty interesting.  It was new, 2014 date.


sed 's/right off/write off/g'

Yeah, it is an interesting subject.
 
2014-07-20 01:13:10 PM  

WippitGuud: flucto: enry: When the vast majority of them agree the jury is still out.

I knew it seemed unusually cool for July.

Maybe where you are.

Up here in Eastern Canada we've been 2-5 degrees over average the entire month of July.

/26 today
//norm is 24
///better than then 30's all last week


Only 26?  That must be why Canada's favorite sport is hockey.  It's cold year-round.

/ Yes, I know you mean Celsius.
 
2014-07-20 01:16:37 PM  
We can predict solar events...

www.gateworld.net

SCIENCE
 
2014-07-20 01:28:51 PM  

47 is the new 42: WippitGuud: flucto: enry: When the vast majority of them agree the jury is still out.

I knew it seemed unusually cool for July.

Maybe where you are.

Up here in Eastern Canada we've been 2-5 degrees over average the entire month of July.

/26 today
//norm is 24
///better than then 30's all last week

Only 26?  That must be why Canada's favorite sport is hockey.  It's cold year-round.

/ Yes, I know you mean Celsius.


Actually, I think he means 26 Kelvin.
 
2014-07-20 02:00:41 PM  
here's a little black spot on the sun today
It's the same old thing as yesterday ...
 
2014-07-20 02:01:02 PM  
Stars always enter a quiescent phase before emitting gamma ray bursts.
 
2014-07-20 02:05:45 PM  
The four most terrifying words in science are not "Its going to blow!", no. When the world is about to end the words spoken by a scientist will be "Huh, well that's odd."
 
2014-07-20 02:25:01 PM  

dittybopper: 47 is the new 42: WippitGuud: flucto: enry: When the vast majority of them agree the jury is still out.

I knew it seemed unusually cool for July.

Maybe where you are.

Up here in Eastern Canada we've been 2-5 degrees over average the entire month of July.

/26 today
//norm is 24
///better than then 30's all last week

Only 26?  That must be why Canada's favorite sport is hockey.  It's cold year-round.

/ Yes, I know you mean Celsius.

Actually, I think he means 26 Kelvin.


You kids. Back in my day it was Centigrade and we liked it that way.
 
2014-07-20 02:31:31 PM  

namatad: Welcome to the next solar minimum.
Which will piss off the global warming consensus nuts.

Funny how the recent cooling period that wasnt predicted by the global warming models, mirrors the cooling of the sun.  Almost as if the sun and climate is related. Almost.


You're sort of right. The Earth should be on a long slide towards another ice age. But that's not happening due to the fact that we have hijacked the climate cycle.
 
2014-07-20 02:54:37 PM  

orclover: The four most terrifying words in science are not "Its going to blow!", no. When the world is about to end the words spoken by a scientist will be "Huh, well that's odd."


"Oops" is also bad.
 
2014-07-20 02:58:55 PM  
It's not a mystery. The Sun saw some awesome cleavage on display somewhere and needed a moment. You know, in it's bunk.
 
2014-07-20 03:02:38 PM  

dittybopper: 47 is the new 42: WippitGuud: flucto: enry: When the vast majority of them agree the jury is still out.

I knew it seemed unusually cool for July.

Maybe where you are.

Up here in Eastern Canada we've been 2-5 degrees over average the entire month of July.

/26 today
//norm is 24
///better than then 30's all last week

Only 26?  That must be why Canada's favorite sport is hockey.  It's cold year-round.

/ Yes, I know you mean Celsius.

Actually, I think he means 26 Kelvin.


Actually, it's in hockey pucks. The mercury is 26 hockey pucks stacked.
 
2014-07-20 03:21:50 PM  

orclover: The four most terrifying words in science are not "Its going to blow!", no. When the world is about to end the words spoken by a scientist will be "Huh, well that's odd."


It's like when the doctor has a finger or two up your ass and says: "Hmmmmmm...."
 
2014-07-20 03:39:30 PM  

jso2897: orclover: The four most terrifying words in science are not "Its going to blow!", no. When the world is about to end the words spoken by a scientist will be "Huh, well that's odd."

It's like when the doctor has a finger or two up your ass and says: "Hmmmmmm...."


"Son, you'd better listen 
Stuck in your ass 
Is an electrician"
 
2014-07-20 03:51:08 PM  
Perhaps fusion is like an interdimensional farting competition, and the core is sinking away from earth, giving a clearer magnetic cross section on the side facing this way, either because of some sort of flaw to the exploitation of nuclear power or our closing in on getting around to mastering the art of energy extraction.

The only thing I can see wrong about this being whats happening instead of simple cyclical deterioration and age encumberance is bounce-pollution, that would slow down the overall rate of our stars consumption towards material completion, possibly throwing our stars weight towards a more volatile finishing move. It could also be something to do with eccentrical tidal locking forces between stars and long-term stellar remnants, and our interactivity with the extreme process adds volatility to a formerly stable pattern of traded incursions of territory between massive gravity-parents. Also we all could already be dead as a factor of conscious thought or something just as devious, where our regular pattern of orbit is being disturbed by energy-fluxuations and redistributions that lead to the meanest left hook the star can throw towards jupiter, except it thinks we're jupiter because we've freed the gravitational catalyst nucleus to manipulating gravity for wholesale prices with tell-tale brakes.
 
2014-07-20 04:02:53 PM  
It's planning something, mark my words.  You turn your back on something like the Sun, and WHAM, Bob's your uncle, the house next door is on fire and there's 50 little suns running around burning up the neighborhood.

We have to put a stop to this now.  Nip it in the bud.
 
2014-07-20 04:13:03 PM  
Haw haw, where is your "warming" now Al Gore?
 
2014-07-20 04:17:06 PM  

snocone: FTA: "It all underlines that solar physicists really don't know what the heck is happening on the sun," Phillips said. "We just don't know how to predict the sun, that is the take away message of this event."

Gee, too bad they don't have a consensus like the Climate Scientists.
'Cause they have it "All settled".


So I see by your profile that denying science is your thing.
That's cool.
Get it?  Cool? LAWLZ
 
2014-07-20 04:20:42 PM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: It's planning something, mark my words.  You turn your back on something like the Sun, and WHAM, Bob's your uncle, the house next door is on fire and there's 50 little suns running around burning up the neighborhood.

We have to put a stop to this now.  Nip it in the bud.



How can we do that?  It's already nuking itself and we're already in orbit.
 
2014-07-20 04:34:55 PM  

orclover: The four most terrifying words in science are not "Its going to blow!", no. When the world is about to end the words spoken by a scientist will be "Huh, well that's odd."


That's so going in my book.
 
2014-07-20 05:02:40 PM  

snocone: IRW, the concept of "scientists agree" is totally bogus.
The only "agreement" is by the agenda riddled media.
You have not heard word one from a "real" scientist, the "science" all and sundry are fed is hack media drivel.


So you're saying the theory of plate techtonics is just a fantasy pushed on us by the media, even though it correctly explains various aspects of the geology of our planet?
 
2014-07-20 05:18:47 PM  
Obama is secretly turning off the sun to reduce global warming. I knew he was up to something.
 
2014-07-20 05:40:28 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: snocone: IRW, the concept of "scientists agree" is totally bogus.
The only "agreement" is by the agenda riddled media.
You have not heard word one from a "real" scientist, the "science" all and sundry are fed is hack media drivel.

So you're saying the theory of plate techtonics is just a fantasy pushed on us by the media, even though it correctly explains various aspects of the geology of our planet?


Plate techtonics are probabaly a fantasy, as opposed to plate tectonics.
 
2014-07-20 05:53:51 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: snocone: IRW, the concept of "scientists agree" is totally bogus.
The only "agreement" is by the agenda riddled media.
You have not heard word one from a "real" scientist, the "science" all and sundry are fed is hack media drivel.

So you're saying the theory of plate techtonics is just a fantasy pushed on us by the media, even though it correctly explains various aspects of the geology of our planet?


No, Stupid.
Where did ya pull that from?
 
2014-07-20 05:56:26 PM  

Begoggle: snocone: FTA: "It all underlines that solar physicists really don't know what the heck is happening on the sun," Phillips said. "We just don't know how to predict the sun, that is the take away message of this event."

Gee, too bad they don't have a consensus like the Climate Scientists.
'Cause they have it "All settled".

So I see by your profile that denying science is your thing.
That's cool.
Get it?  Cool? LAWLZ


You obviously can't "see" zhut.
I have studied "science" since 1957.
I have lived my life saving life and easing pain using science.

Go piss up a rope.
 
2014-07-20 06:13:36 PM  
 
2014-07-20 06:32:55 PM  

snocone: I have lived my life saving life and easing pain using science.


Oh, so you're a doctor.

You know what they call the guy who graduates dead last in his med school class?
 
2014-07-20 06:36:32 PM  

macross87: dittybopper: MBrady: No, subby, it's not "cool" that there are no sunspots.

There are theories that we could be heading into the Maunder Minimum for 50 to 75 years, since this current sunspot cycle peak was rather poor at best.

Hope not,  That would pretty much right off the upper HF bands.

Upper HF?
UHF?

Lesbian Nazi Hookers Abducted by UFOs and Forced Into Weight Loss Programs... all next week on Town Talk.


Binary fusion, with an ambient plateau threshold of compression intensity, Time cubes thermos and thermostat as one and the very same packet of space probes ghost robes.

It means we might not ever understand fusion in the same way we will never figure out our true origin or our specific maximum output frequency of contentious operation referred to as the pre-use of life coming to an end so as to live through independent upheaval and its attainment of definition towards a state symmetrical with a former commonality of the experience of happiness.
 
2014-07-20 06:37:24 PM  

theorellior: snocone: I have lived my life saving life and easing pain using science.

Oh, so you're a doctor.

You know what they call the guy who graduates dead last in his med school class?


Corner seat to gesture-springer show?
 
2014-07-20 06:38:40 PM  
phantom of the mockup ceres, moaning.
 
2014-07-20 06:38:53 PM  
Read it as  "Coronal Ass Ejection", and thought, "That sounds pretty bad.  A bunch of Coronas mixed with Taco Bell will do that to you."
 
2014-07-20 06:39:37 PM  
QUACK EARTHS!
 
2014-07-20 06:42:47 PM  
Now I can't help but think of gigantic 'side kick' robots in some sort of long ended game, who may or may not be transformers of an electrical engineering origin, either laughing or sobbing as their innards shift about to put it all together once and also for all the rest also side kicking it in.
 
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