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2015-11-05 07:52:43 AM  
30.media.tumblr.com
 
2015-11-05 08:18:46 AM  
J. F. C.
 
2015-11-05 09:24:57 AM  
Miachael Bay has a boner now.
 
2015-11-05 09:30:07 AM  
Space is hard.
 
2015-11-05 09:32:27 AM  
I love this one where you see the beginnings of the mushroom cloud.  You don't need a nuke for that, just a big enough BOOM

public.gettysburg.edu
 
2015-11-05 09:33:04 AM  
That is pretty awesome.  Amazing stuff.
 
2015-11-05 09:36:56 AM  
I got an "Oh, the humanity!" vibe from this one:


img.huffingtonpost.com
 
2015-11-05 09:41:34 AM  
"Unmanned" -- really?
 
2015-11-05 09:49:33 AM  
I see lots of new "I like where this thread is headed" material.
 
2015-11-05 09:54:21 AM  
 
2015-11-05 09:56:27 AM  
God damn that first picture is amazing!
 
2015-11-05 09:58:52 AM  

misterfweem: No, no. THIS is wallpaper.

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/nasa-rocket-launch-accidentally-lifts​-frog-space/story?id=20237426


I had that one, but it made my screen sticky.
 
2015-11-05 10:01:47 AM  

Glockenspiel Hero: I love this one where you see the beginnings of the mushroom cloud.  You don't need a nuke for that, just a big enough BOOM

[public.gettysburg.edu image 640x427]


You don't even need a particularly large boom.  Or, in fact, any boom at all.

drscdn.500px.org
 
2015-11-05 10:10:16 AM  
How stunning can it be.....

*CLICKS LINK*

Whoa.
 
2015-11-05 10:12:18 AM  
img.fark.net

I told you guys that just because the engine survived the last crash didn't mean it was safe to use it again!
 
2015-11-05 10:29:14 AM  
I blame the streetlights.
 
2015-11-05 10:29:34 AM  

freidog: [img.fark.net image 850x512]

I told you guys that just because the engine survived the last crash didn't mean it was safe to use it again!


Awesome.
 
2015-11-05 10:35:18 AM  
That's the most excitement anyone has had on the Eastern Shore since 1967.
 
2015-11-05 10:35:46 AM  

lindalouwho: misterfweem: No, no. THIS is wallpaper.

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/nasa-rocket-launch-accidentally-lifts​-frog-space/story?id=20237426

I had that one, but it made my screen sticky.


You're not supposed to lick the toads on the screen
 
2015-11-05 10:37:53 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: lindalouwho: misterfweem: No, no. THIS is wallpaper.

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/nasa-rocket-launch-accidentally-lifts​-frog-space/story?id=20237426

I had that one, but it made my screen sticky.

You're not supposed to lick the toads on the screen


I'm not *not* licking toads!
 
2015-11-05 10:53:39 AM  

SVenus: "Unmanned" -- really?


Yes, really? Why are you questioning it?
 
2015-11-05 11:01:05 AM  

Tobin_Lam: SVenus: "Unmanned" -- really?

Yes, really? Why are you questioning it?


There has been a bit of discussion in various quarters as to whether the term is implicitly sexist, to the
point where some media outlets have used alternative phrases.  CNN tried 'unstaffed' for a while, but that
really just conjured up images of a rich douchebag sitting in a space capsule complaining that there was
no one there to bring him his Perrier.

Most official publications seem to have shifted to using the term 'uncrewed', but 'unmanned' is still in
common parlance.
 
2015-11-05 11:02:19 AM  

dittybopper: Glockenspiel Hero: I love this one where you see the beginnings of the mushroom cloud.  You don't need a nuke for that, just a big enough BOOM

[public.gettysburg.edu image 640x427]

You don't even need a particularly large boom.  Or, in fact, any boom at all.

[drscdn.500px.org image 850x563]


just a sufficiently hot and fast event that produces smoke/visible vapors, really.

i've gotten mushroom clouds from blackpowder ignition.
 
db2
2015-11-05 11:02:44 AM  
That's not funny, RIP in peace everybody that was on that rocket.
 
2015-11-05 11:06:15 AM  

SVenus: "Unmanned" -- really?


db2: That's not funny, RIP in peace everybody that was on that rocket.


Am I missing something?
 
2015-11-05 11:09:42 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: Tobin_Lam: SVenus: "Unmanned" -- really?

Yes, really? Why are you questioning it?

There has been a bit of discussion in various quarters as to whether the term is implicitly sexist, to the
point where some media outlets have used alternative phrases.  CNN tried 'unstaffed' for a while, but that
really just conjured up images of a rich douchebag sitting in a space capsule complaining that there was
no one there to bring him his Perrier.

Most official publications seem to have shifted to using the term 'uncrewed', but 'unmanned' is still in
common parlance.


see, i always took the term 'man/unmanned/manned' to be derivatives of 'manual' - to imply that there was someone behind the controls of it(regardless of whether or not they actually, you know, control the damn thing during operation.

rather than the assumed 'sexist implication' that the term refers to whether or not there's a Man at the controls.

/but then, i'm male, so all of the above thinking might be a sign of my man-priviledge secure in the man-centric man-ocracy of man-ual controlled man-ed spaceflight.
//or something.
 
2015-11-05 11:15:38 AM  

buttery_shame_cave: dittybopper: Glockenspiel Hero: I love this one where you see the beginnings of the mushroom cloud.  You don't need a nuke for that, just a big enough BOOM

[public.gettysburg.edu image 640x427]

You don't even need a particularly large boom.  Or, in fact, any boom at all.

[drscdn.500px.org image 850x563]

just a sufficiently hot and fast event that produces smoke/visible vapors, really.

i've gotten mushroom clouds from blackpowder ignition.


Same here.  It's a favorite outdoor party trick:  make a small pile of BP on a brick, and ignite it.

Of course, BP is more fun when you contain it, and then ignite it:

img.fark.net
 
2015-11-05 11:24:05 AM  

freidog: [img.fark.net image 850x512]

I told you guys that just because the engine survived the last crash didn't mean it was safe to use it again!


Now that is a wall paper.  You should post a link to the full size.

/because I'll make it my wall paper.
 
2015-11-05 11:27:23 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: lindalouwho: misterfweem: No, no. THIS is wallpaper.

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/nasa-rocket-launch-accidentally-lifts​-frog-space/story?id=20237426

I had that one, but it made my screen sticky.

You're not supposed to lick the toads on the screen


Oh. Now you tell me!
 
2015-11-05 11:35:44 AM  
Here are my current desktop backgrounds.

i.imgur.com
http://imgur.com/hXdpnfM

i.imgur.com
http://imgur.com/IQnAjWY
 
2015-11-05 11:40:09 AM  

Lars The Canadian Viking: Here are my current desktop backgrounds.

[i.imgur.com image 850x478]
http://imgur.com/hXdpnfM

[i.imgur.com image 850x850]
http://imgur.com/IQnAjWY


Here's mine

i.imgur.com

So much easier to see and read file names.
 
2015-11-05 11:55:29 AM  

TNel: Lars The Canadian Viking: Here are my current desktop backgrounds.

[i.imgur.com image 850x478]
http://imgur.com/hXdpnfM

[i.imgur.com image 850x850]
http://imgur.com/IQnAjWY

Here's mine

[i.imgur.com image 850x478]

So much easier to see and read file names.


Yeah, I totally agree with you, that's why I chose the first one. It is very mono-chromatic, grey other then the fire, which is an unpopulated part of my desktop. My other desktop does not get used really, so it's fine for it to be busy.
 
2015-11-05 11:58:06 AM  
Graphical User Interface? Pshaw! Luxury!
 
2015-11-05 12:09:15 PM  

Tobin_Lam: SVenus: "Unmanned" -- really?

db2: That's not funny, RIP in peace everybody that was on that rocket.

Am I missing something?


The US may have a manned program somewhere, but sending a human up inside a US built ship would kind of be news.
It's nice to be reassured there were no humans on board by the nice news people.
 
2015-11-05 12:16:07 PM  

SVenus: Tobin_Lam: SVenus: "Unmanned" -- really?

db2: That's not funny, RIP in peace everybody that was on that rocket.

Am I missing something?

The US may have a manned program somewhere, but sending a human up inside a US built ship would kind of be news.
It's nice to be reassured there were no humans on board by the nice news people.


Oh, so you're simply saying that "unmanned" is to be assumed? That's a fairly safe assumption at the moment but others are likely to assume a rocket is manned unless otherwise informed.
 
2015-11-05 12:28:24 PM  

Tobin_Lam: SVenus: Tobin_Lam: SVenus: "Unmanned" -- really?

db2: That's not funny, RIP in peace everybody that was on that rocket.

Am I missing something?

The US may have a manned program somewhere, but sending a human up inside a US built ship would kind of be news.
It's nice to be reassured there were no humans on board by the nice news people.

Oh, so you're simply saying that "unmanned" is to be assumed? That's a fairly safe assumption at the moment but others are likely to assume a rocket is manned unless otherwise informed.


Others are stupid.
 
2015-11-05 12:29:57 PM  

FrancoFile: Tobin_Lam: SVenus: Tobin_Lam: SVenus: "Unmanned" -- really?

db2: That's not funny, RIP in peace everybody that was on that rocket.

Am I missing something?

The US may have a manned program somewhere, but sending a human up inside a US built ship would kind of be news.
It's nice to be reassured there were no humans on board by the nice news people.

Oh, so you're simply saying that "unmanned" is to be assumed? That's a fairly safe assumption at the moment but others are likely to assume a rocket is manned unless otherwise informed.

Others are stupid.


Words to live by.
 
2015-11-05 12:30:14 PM  

MythRender: Smeggy Smurf: lindalouwho: misterfweem: No, no. THIS is wallpaper.

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/nasa-rocket-launch-accidentally-lifts​-frog-space/story?id=20237426

I had that one, but it made my screen sticky.

You're not supposed to lick the toads on the screen

I'm not *not* licking toads!


I licked my cousin once...then the walls started melting
 
2015-11-05 12:43:51 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: lindalouwho: misterfweem: No, no. THIS is wallpaper.

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/nasa-rocket-launch-accidentally-lifts​-frog-space/story?id=20237426

I had that one, but it made my screen sticky.

You're not supposed to lick the toads on the screen


i.imgur.com
 
2015-11-05 01:07:38 PM  

DjangoStonereaver: Tobin_Lam: SVenus: "Unmanned" -- really?

Yes, really? Why are you questioning it?

There has been a bit of discussion in various quarters as to whether the term is implicitly sexist, to the
point where some media outlets have used alternative phrases.  CNN tried 'unstaffed' for a while, but that
really just conjured up images of a rich douchebag sitting in a space capsule complaining that there was
no one there to bring him his Perrier.

Most official publications seem to have shifted to using the term 'uncrewed', but 'unmanned' is still in
common parlance.


This here? This is a good indication you're talking to some folks that are professionally insulted by...well, whatever is the cause du'jour at the time...and being all outraged about it is how they get by.

You know, empty soulless husks that should be culled from the gene pool before they reproduce and turn into helicopter coonts that demand participation trophies for the pwecious snowflakes.
 
2015-11-05 01:28:47 PM  
fubegra.net
 
2015-11-05 01:46:03 PM  
misterfweem

To infinity and beyond!
 
2015-11-05 02:27:56 PM  

xaks: DjangoStonereaver: Tobin_Lam: SVenus: "Unmanned" -- really?

Yes, really? Why are you questioning it?

There has been a bit of discussion in various quarters as to whether the term is implicitly sexist, to the
point where some media outlets have used alternative phrases.  CNN tried 'unstaffed' for a while, but that
really just conjured up images of a rich douchebag sitting in a space capsule complaining that there was
no one there to bring him his Perrier.

Most official publications seem to have shifted to using the term 'uncrewed', but 'unmanned' is still in
common parlance.

This here? This is a good indication you're talking to some folks that are professionally insulted by...well, whatever is the cause du'jour at the time...and being all outraged about it is how they get by.

You know, empty soulless husks that should be culled from the gene pool before they reproduce and turn into helicopter coonts that demand participation trophies for the pwecious snowflakes.


rs929.pbsrc.com
 
2015-11-05 02:33:49 PM  
Dammit, Jeb, you had it pointed the wrong way again, didn't you?
 
2015-11-05 02:47:09 PM  
"You will not be going to space today"
 
2015-11-05 04:36:11 PM  

freidog: [img.fark.net image 850x512]

I told you guys that just because the engine survived the last crash didn't mean it was safe to use it again!


Jeb didn't use enough space tape.
Then Bill pressed the little red button.
 
2015-11-05 04:58:09 PM  

Lars The Canadian Viking: Here are my current desktop backgrounds.

[i.imgur.com image 850x478]
http://imgur.com/hXdpnfM

[i.imgur.com image 850x850]
http://imgur.com/IQnAjWY


here's mine

c2.staticflickr.com
 
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