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(Telegraph)   All those satellites colliding in that movie "Gravity"? Apparently that will be happening a lot in the very near future. Sandra Bullock has retired from the satellite fix-it business, so she'll be fine   ( telegraph.co.uk) divider line
    More: Fail, Satellite, satellites, communication satellites, active satellites, mass-produced satellites, faulty satellites, Spacecraft propulsion, space junk  
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2017-04-20 11:25:00 AM  
God, that movie was dumb. Well, not a dumb as Interstellar...
 
2017-04-20 01:39:15 PM  
Yeah, it's called the Kessler Effect, and we're dangerously close to it happening.

A worst-case Kessler event would basically close Near Earth Orbit off to humanity for up to a couple of centuries while the debris slowly falls out of orbit and burns up.
 
2017-04-20 05:10:33 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-04-20 06:01:39 PM  

Silverstaff: and we're dangerously close to it happening. " -said no scientist ever who has actually studied the problem


There are a ton of satellites in orbit but they are still incredibly far apart on average
 
2017-04-20 06:01:52 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: God, that movie was dumb. Well, not a dumb as Interstellar...


I LIKED Insterstellar, and i'm NOT generally a Nolan fan.   But i thought it was would've been way more cool and thought-provoking if (spoilers) Matthew McConaghey was trapped in the bookcase forever.   The movie should've ended right there.
 
2017-04-20 06:23:41 PM  

T.rex: Tr0mBoNe: God, that movie was dumb. Well, not a dumb as Interstellar...

I LIKED Insterstellar, and i'm NOT generally a Nolan fan.   But i thought it was would've been way more cool and thought-provoking if (spoilers) Matthew McConaghey was trapped in the bookcase forever.   The movie should've ended right there.


I once read something about Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog that ran along the lines of it being a funny little film for 37 minutes, subtly referencing its 42 minute run-time and neck-breaking mood shift.

In that spirit, I would like to say that Interstellar was an enjoyable 145 minutes of film.
 
2017-04-20 06:26:42 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Silverstaff: and we're dangerously close to it happening. " -said no scientist ever who has actually studied the problem

There are a ton of satellites in orbit but they are still incredibly far apart on average


All these airliners are really far apart, why do we need air traffic controllers anyway.
 
2017-04-20 06:28:57 PM  

oopsboom: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Silverstaff: and we're dangerously close to it happening. " -said no scientist ever who has actually studied the problem

There are a ton of satellites in orbit but they are still incredibly far apart on average

All these airliners are really far apart, why do we need air traffic controllers anyway.


I'm not sure if it's possible for the point and you to be in the same solar system.
 
2017-04-20 06:31:03 PM  
 
2017-04-20 06:31:51 PM  
Yup. Poe's Law strikes again.
 
2017-04-20 06:33:58 PM  

UnspokenVoice: Yup. Poe's Law strikes again.


I prefer coles law.

/so does Emo Philips
 
2017-04-20 06:35:34 PM  
Does she fly a spaceship like she drove the bus in Speed?
 
2017-04-20 06:38:21 PM  

T.rex: Tr0mBoNe: God, that movie was dumb. Well, not a dumb as Interstellar...

I LIKED Insterstellar, and i'm NOT generally a Nolan fan.   But i thought it was would've been way more cool and thought-provoking if (spoilers) Matthew McConaghey was trapped in the bookcase forever.   The movie should've ended right there.


I agree.

The tacked on happy ending is balls. It would've been a far more powerful ending if he was stuck in the black hole forever, existing in a state of timelessness, his own personal purgatory.

Also: Get rid of the "love is a physical property of the universe" garbage. If there was less talking and explaining and more showing and revealing, it maybe could have come close to capturing the wonderment of 2001. Instead, Nolan had to ruin it with his Nolanness.
 
2017-04-20 06:38:39 PM  

luckyeddie: UnspokenVoice: Yup. Poe's Law strikes again.

I prefer coles law.

/so does Emo Philips


I f*cking love Emo Philips. I'm really surprised that he's not better known, around here.

He's quality high-brow comedy, a true comedic genius.

"I don't have to tell you about scuba diving.... That'll save some time..."
 
2017-04-20 06:55:44 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: God, that movie was dumb. Well, not a dumb as Interstellar...


I liked Interstellar.  I can't stand Gravity.  They kill the wrong characters
 
2017-04-20 07:09:21 PM  
In Gravity space seemed to be as densely packed as a mall parking lot a week before Christmas. Back in reality space is farking empty.
 
2017-04-20 07:14:09 PM  

Chris Ween: Tr0mBoNe: God, that movie was dumb. Well, not a dumb as Interstellar...

I liked Interstellar.  I can't stand Gravity.  They kill the wrong characters


I'm with you.  They both have major scientific errors.  Interstellar had a lot else going for it that Gravity didn't.  Also the errors in Gravity were incredibly basic, like someone who had never taken a physics class in their life.  For Interstellar you still had to talk to a chemist or an astrophysicist to get the big errors.
 
2017-04-20 07:15:14 PM  

UnspokenVoice: I f*cking love Emo Philips. I'm really surprised that he's not better known, around here.


img.fark.net
 
2017-04-20 07:19:48 PM  
"Hey, it's 7 years for every one hour on this planet". "shiat, engine is waterlogged after that last wave, we'll have to wait for it to dry out." Another giant wave is coming....."Blow out the engines and let's get out of here!" Black guy back on the ship..."why didn't your try that 14 years ago, assholes!"

/can't escape a blackhole's gravity, unless you dump a square robot out the back
//give me a farking break
 
2017-04-20 07:32:31 PM  

Chris Ween: Tr0mBoNe: God, that movie was dumb. Well, not a dumb as Interstellar...

I liked Interstellar.  I can't stand Gravity.  They kill the wrong characters


See... on that one... i thought they killed everybody.... I interpreted it that Sandra actually died, right as she was almost dying, and then had that vision of George Clooney guiding her around....  That vision, and everything following that moment of the movie, was just synapses firing off in her brain, and her arriving back on earth was actually her arriving in heaven..... that was my takeaway, and i was suprised to learn that everyone didn't share that interpretation.
 
2017-04-20 07:51:54 PM  

T.rex: Chris Ween: Tr0mBoNe: God, that movie was dumb. Well, not a dumb as Interstellar...

I liked Interstellar.  I can't stand Gravity.  They kill the wrong characters

See... on that one... i thought they killed everybody.... I interpreted it that Sandra actually died, right as she was almost dying, and then had that vision of George Clooney guiding her around....  That vision, and everything following that moment of the movie, was just synapses firing off in her brain, and her arriving back on earth was actually her arriving in heaven..... that was my takeaway, and i was suprised to learn that everyone didn't share that interpretation.


The ending was so bad you just made up your own. Neat.
 
2017-04-20 07:56:04 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: God, that movie was dumb. Well, not a dumb as Interstellar...


Neither are as dumb as this headline. This is so lazy and so stupid - you can tell it's from one of Farks resident cock-gobblers
 
2017-04-20 11:08:34 PM  

majestic: /can't escape a blackhole's gravity, unless you dump a square robot out the back


Yeah that annoyed me too. "NEWTON'S THIRD LAW DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY."
 
2017-04-21 03:25:50 AM  

UnspokenVoice: luckyeddie: UnspokenVoice: Yup. Poe's Law strikes again.

I prefer coles law.

/so does Emo Philips

I f*cking love Emo Philips. I'm really surprised that he's not better known, around here.

He's quality high-brow comedy, a true comedic genius.

"I don't have to tell you about scuba diving.... That'll save some time..."


He still performs! I saw him a couple years ago, he kicked ass. New material, funny as hell. He has a mailing list, go to his website and sign up for updates.

Also, Gravity was a total POS, I don't know why everyone was gushing about it. Had to grit my teeth through all the BS parts of it.
 
2017-04-21 04:34:45 AM  

T.rex: Tr0mBoNe: God, that movie was dumb. Well, not a dumb as Interstellar...

I LIKED Insterstellar, and i'm NOT generally a Nolan fan.   But i thought it was would've been way more cool and thought-provoking if (spoilers) Matthew McConaghey was trapped in the bookcase forever.   The movie should've ended right there.


The theme that love is the most powerful force in the universe made me want to kill someone. It was a pretty good movie up to that. It retroactively made the first of the movie bad after that.
 
2017-04-21 04:37:39 AM  

Witty_Retort: T.rex: Tr0mBoNe: God, that movie was dumb. Well, not a dumb as Interstellar...

I LIKED Insterstellar, and i'm NOT generally a Nolan fan.   But i thought it was would've been way more cool and thought-provoking if (spoilers) Matthew McConaghey was trapped in the bookcase forever.   The movie should've ended right there.

The theme that love is the most powerful force in the universe made me want to kill someone. It was a pretty good movie up to that. It retroactively made the first of the movie bad after that.


But nobody complained about that in The 5th Element.
 
2017-04-21 04:45:55 AM  

BolloxReader: But nobody complained about that in The 5th Element.


The fifth element was fantasy, not science fiction. It wasn't to be taken seriously.

You can't say that for Interstellar.
 
2017-04-21 07:41:00 AM  

BolloxReader: Witty_Retort: T.rex: Tr0mBoNe: God, that movie was dumb. Well, not a dumb as Interstellar...

I LIKED Insterstellar, and i'm NOT generally a Nolan fan.   But i thought it was would've been way more cool and thought-provoking if (spoilers) Matthew McConaghey was trapped in the bookcase forever.   The movie should've ended right there.

The theme that love is the most powerful force in the universe made me want to kill someone. It was a pretty good movie up to that. It retroactively made the first of the movie bad after that.

But nobody complained about that in The 5th Element.


5E said that love was worth fighting for, not a measurable unit and fundamental force of existence.
/gonna make a counter for love like for midichlorians
 
2017-04-21 09:40:20 AM  

Witty_Retort: BolloxReader: Witty_Retort: T.rex: Tr0mBoNe: God, that movie was dumb. Well, not a dumb as Interstellar...

I LIKED Insterstellar, and i'm NOT generally a Nolan fan.   But i thought it was would've been way more cool and thought-provoking if (spoilers) Matthew McConaghey was trapped in the bookcase forever.   The movie should've ended right there.

The theme that love is the most powerful force in the universe made me want to kill someone. It was a pretty good movie up to that. It retroactively made the first of the movie bad after that.

But nobody complained about that in The 5th Element.

5E said that love was worth fighting for, not a measurable unit and fundamental force of existence.
/gonna make a counter for love like for midichlorians


Exactly, love was the code that unlocked celestial weapon that was Leeloo.  Leeloo just needed a reason to light that candle.
 
2017-04-21 11:43:35 AM  

Silverstaff: Yeah, it's called the Kessler Effect, and we're dangerously close to it happening.

A worst-case Kessler event would basically close Near Earth Orbit off to humanity for up to a couple of centuries while the debris slowly falls out of orbit and burns up.


I don't think it would be that bad.  We would figure out how to clean up the junk long before nature deorbited it.
 
2017-04-21 11:45:50 AM  

luckyeddie: UnspokenVoice: Yup. Poe's Law strikes again.

I prefer coles law.

/so does Emo Philips


I invoke Coles Law when I order Fish and Chips.
 
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