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(MSN)   Spectacular images from the European Space Agency's Rosetta satellite include a picture that shows Canada as North America's Best Korea   (news.msn.com) divider line 29
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2014-08-08 03:09:36 PM
You can see a few campfires up there.
 
2014-08-08 03:32:36 PM
Subby, everyone knows that Canada goes to bed by 10 PM.  There is a night light in Ottawa in case someone needs to go to the bathroom.
 
2014-08-08 03:38:27 PM
That's misleading.  I can see Montreal quite clearly, and I think Toronto also.

Thing is, something like 75% of Canadians live within 100 miles of the US border, and Canada has a much smaller population than the US and slightly more area.

So of *COURSE* it's going to be darker.
 
2014-08-08 04:02:14 PM

dittybopper: That's misleading.  I can see Montreal quite clearly, and I think Toronto also.

Thing is, something like 75% of Canadians live within 100 miles of the US border, and Canada has a much smaller population than the US and slightly more area.

So of *COURSE* it's going to be darker.


Frankly, Americans should be suspicious if there's anything that bright that far into the Great White North.
 
2014-08-08 07:00:52 PM
There's no light because nobody bloody lives up there*.  All you can grow is swampgrass and blackflies, and that only lasts for a week and a half.

Although we do get a lot of our electricity from there, you just can't see it because there aren't any lightbulbs for thousands of kilometres.

* - 'cept me, stuck in Sudbury
 
2014-08-08 07:52:00 PM
What's crazier is the set of manuevers it made to get in orbit around the comet

TRY THIS in KSP

i.imgur.com
 
2014-08-08 07:55:29 PM

dittybopper: That's misleading.  I can see Montreal quite clearly, and I think Toronto also.

Thing is, something like 75% of Canadians live within 100 miles of the US border, and Canada has a much smaller population than the US and slightly more area.

So of *COURSE* it's going to be darker.


LoL yeah. Comeon, we know about you.
 
2014-08-08 07:58:40 PM
Yeah, but the picture cuts off around Manitoba. If you had the whole country on there it would be bright red from the fires of  Mt Doom Alberta's oilsands destroying the entire planet.

Am I doing it right?
 
2014-08-08 08:22:21 PM

Lokasenna: Yeah, but the picture cuts off around Manitoba. If you had the whole country on there it would be bright red from the fires of  Mt Doom Alberta's oilsands destroying the entire planet.

Am I doing it right?


well, the wildfires are pretty huge up around north east bc and north alberta, so those may have been visible.

one fire is over 50,000 ha right now!
 
2014-08-08 08:26:54 PM

dittybopper: That's misleading.  I can see Montreal quite clearly, and I think Toronto also.

Thing is, something like 75% of Canadians live within 100 miles of the US border, and Canada has a much smaller population than the US and slightly more area.

So of *COURSE* it's going to be darker.


racist!
 
2014-08-08 09:14:42 PM
All Canadians were depressed because Prince Charles and the horse he rode in gtfo of Canada that day.
 
2014-08-08 09:44:49 PM

styckx: What's crazier is the set of manuevers it made to get in orbit around the comet

TRY THIS in KSP


Crazy Ivan!!!
 
2014-08-08 10:37:36 PM

Lokasenna: Yeah, but the picture cuts off around Manitoba. If you had the whole country on there it would be bright red from the fires of  Mt Doom Alberta's oilsands destroying the entire planet.

Am I doing it right?


Close, but there is a dick from Toronto that gets much more emotional about it.
 
2014-08-08 10:50:35 PM

spawn73: dittybopper: That's misleading.  I can see Montreal quite clearly, and I think Toronto also.

Thing is, something like 75% of Canadians live within 100 miles of the US border, and Canada has a much smaller population than the US and slightly more area.

So of *COURSE* it's going to be darker.

LoL yeah. Comeon, we know about you.


Who is Comeon?
 
2014-08-08 10:51:14 PM

dittybopper: spawn73: dittybopper: That's misleading.  I can see Montreal quite clearly, and I think Toronto also.

Thing is, something like 75% of Canadians live within 100 miles of the US border, and Canada has a much smaller population than the US and slightly more area.

So of *COURSE* it's going to be darker.

LoL yeah. Comeon, we know about you.

Who is Comeon?


I mean, other than Sasha Grey.
 
2014-08-08 11:07:35 PM
thank god its a night pic and you cant see me masturbating
 
2014-08-08 11:25:24 PM
There are plenty of Canadian cities visible on that shot, but they're mostly along a line from Detroit to Quebec City. Drive a couple hours north or northwest of most of those places and the population gets pretty, pretty sparse.

That's a perk of living here, IMO.
 
2014-08-08 11:56:23 PM

dittybopper: That's misleading.  I can see Montreal quite clearly, and I think Toronto also.

Thing is, something like 75% of Canadians live within 100 miles of the US border, and Canada has a much smaller population than the US and slightly more area.

So of *COURSE* it's going to be darker.


and what are those sneaky canukistans doing up there, in the cold and dark? frankly, it has a lot of us worried.
 
2014-08-09 12:17:36 AM
From here on out, Canada will be known as Best America.
 
2014-08-09 12:55:46 AM

SumoJeb: well, the wildfires are pretty huge up around north east bc and north alberta, so those may have been visible.
one fire is over 50,000 ha right now!


You Canadians keep your smoke on your own side of the border. We have been choking on your shiat for a month already. I have had quite enough. We keep our country pristine for a reason.
 
2014-08-09 01:13:15 AM

dittybopper: dittybopper: spawn73: dittybopper: That's misleading.  I can see Montreal quite clearly, and I think Toronto also.

Thing is, something like 75% of Canadians live within 100 miles of the US border, and Canada has a much smaller population than the US and slightly more area.

So of *COURSE* it's going to be darker.

LoL yeah. Comeon, we know about you.

Who is Comeon?

I mean, other than Sasha Grey.


Oozing over from the other thread are we?


/not that I mind
//she is "lights-on" worthy
 
2014-08-09 01:26:27 AM

costermonger: There are plenty of Canadian cities visible on that shot, but they're mostly along a line from Detroit to Quebec City. Drive a couple hours north or northwest of most of those places and the population gets pretty, pretty sparse.

That's a perk of living here, IMO.


^what he said
 
2014-08-09 02:41:48 AM
No comments on the comets? I guess just space rocks. Back to Canada and that near-US population line.
 
2014-08-09 02:50:52 AM

styckx: What's crazier is the set of manuevers it made to get in orbit around the comet
TRY THIS in KSP
[i.imgur.com image 460x259]


Go home Rosetta, you are drunk.
 
2014-08-09 01:18:44 PM

cryinoutloud: SumoJeb: well, the wildfires are pretty huge up around north east bc and north alberta, so those may have been visible.
one fire is over 50,000 ha right now!

You Canadians keep your smoke on your own side of the border. We have been choking on your shiat for a month already. I have had quite enough. We keep our country pristine for a reason.


Fire IS pristine... We used to have fires so big up here that they would drop ash on the UK... Alberta doesnt really have many areas where the forest is more than 100 years old because fire eats it.

That being said... i love how dark it is at night... When i go up in my cupola at night the only lights i see are the moon and stars. There is ONE tiny light -- from the fire tower 30 kilometers away on a hill. Its fantastic knowing your the only human in the middle of nowhere. I can see four thousand square kilometers of Canada and its dark and its fantastic.

Rant:
Hippies are crazy fear mongers. We paint nature as some fragile creature we constantly destroy but from my perspective its a massive unstoppable beast that doesnt give a fark about you. Its comforting to know that the world doesnt care about you. We use the fragile nature trope to feel powerful -- to chase away that connection to nature that whispers constantly about how tiny and weak our lives are. That everything dies and eventually gets eaten and turned into something else is almost unthinkable. Its uncomfortable to think about the fact that the world could use you for bear food. That it wouldnt blink an eye...  We like to make nature seem under our foot -- in danger of being crushed. I think its the other way around. Thats not some excuse to go polluting the ecosystem. It should be respected. But those vast dark spots are silent fearsome places. And the moment you stop -- abandon your buildings and roads -- it sinks its tendrils back in and swallows all our works. It has no rush -- it has no panic. It works in time scales we cannot fathom. It crushes everything we do back down and stands on top of it quietly percolating. We call nature a fragile thing and act like we could ruin it at any moment. We cant. We just lie to ourselves because thats how nature looks at us and it can be scary as fark. But its also very comforting and peaceful to know that your life is ultimately just part of some eternal recycling program.

img.fark.net
 
2014-08-09 02:29:58 PM
Only superconservative Americans would equate Canada with North Korea.  (To be fair,
some Canadians would equate the US with something worse than a Soviet gulag.)
 
2014-08-09 05:59:09 PM
Nice Troll subby. Canada is miles and miles of miles and miles. Especially north, where nobody in their right mind would live. Bugs and Dark side of Pluto with your pecker out on the moon cold.
 
2014-08-09 07:50:59 PM

mikefinch: Rant:
Hippies are crazy fear mongers. We paint nature as some fragile creature we constantly destroy but from my perspective its a massive unstoppable beast that doesnt give a fark about you. Its comforting to know that the world doesnt care about you. We use the fragile nature trope to feel powerful -- to chase away that connection to nature that whispers constantly about how tiny and weak our lives are. That everything dies and eventually gets eaten and turned into something else is almost unthinkable. Its uncomfortable to think about the fact that the world could use you for bear food. That it wouldnt blink an eye...  We like to make nature seem under our foot -- in danger of being crushed. I think its the other way around. Thats not some excuse to go polluting the ecosystem. It should be respected. But those vast dark spots are silent fearsome places. And the moment you stop -- abandon your buildings and roads -- it sinks its tendrils back in and swallows all our works. It has no rush -- it has no panic. It works in time scales we cannot fathom. It crushes everything we do back down and stands on top of it quietly percolating. We call nature a fragile thing and act like we could ruin it at any moment. We cant. We just lie to ourselves because thats how nature looks at us and it can be scary as fark. But its also very comforting and peaceful to know that your life is ultimately just part of some eternal recycling program.


WELL MOTHERFARKING SPOKEN.
 
2014-08-09 08:51:58 PM

reincarnation_mutation: Nice Troll subby. Canada is miles and miles of miles and miles.



If you think that I don't know about the little tricks you've played
And never see you when deliberately you put things in my way

Well, here's a poke at 
You're gonna choke on it, eh
You're gonna lose that smile
Because all the while......
 
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