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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
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2014-08-08 03:38:27 PM  
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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.
2014-08-09 01:18:44 PM  
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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.

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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.

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

TRY THIS in KSP

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2014-08-08 04:02:14 PM  
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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.
 
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