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(Syfy)   "Telescope" buried in ice in Antarctica just observed a black-hole powered neutrino emitted 4 billion light years away from an event also observed by a gamma ray observatory in orbit   ( syfy.com) divider line
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2018-07-12 12:39:18 PM  
Ozymandias is crazy.
 
2018-07-12 02:08:38 PM  
You sound smart, subby.  'grats on the green.

I submitted this with a far less technical headline.  And, only slightly funnier.  A measure funnier, a modicum, perhaps.
 
2018-07-12 02:16:30 PM  
Looks like at least three of us observed the same article. Yowza.
 
2018-07-12 02:16:44 PM  
No research in Antarctica ever ends up with something positive.
 
2018-07-12 02:45:09 PM  

Mugato: No research in Antarctica ever ends up with something positive.


I dunno, the 2nd Stargate came in really handy IIRC, and then there was the whole Ancients minibase that led to the discovery of "Atlantis".

If you *really* want to go old-school, there was that whole prehistoric city with the gold egg inside with the perfectly frozen man and woman. The tech alone was amazeballs.

/Scientist squeezes glove, wall in front of him vanishes in a cloud of screams; suddenly 11 translator machines suddenly repeated in 11 languages "OH, a weapon!"
 
2018-07-12 02:45:31 PM  
This is a Syfy link, so what does this have to do with wrestling?
 
2018-07-12 02:50:02 PM  

Mugato: No research in Antarctica ever ends up with something positive.


I've known a couple of physicists who've over-wintered there.  They don't come back Mountains of Madness-levels of odd, but a little.

Granted, being physicists, it's quite likely they were like that before they went.
 
2018-07-12 02:50:06 PM  
Meh I watched a black hole shoot out ping pong balls into a beer mug once.

/in person
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2018-07-12 02:51:24 PM  
It took a thousand workers and about $300 million dollars to find the tiniest speck of anything that exists in the universe. Sounds like a cleaning service for a billionaire germophobe with OCD.
 
2018-07-12 02:57:05 PM  

HempHead: This is a Syfy link, so what does this have to do with wrestling?


My very reaction - there are other, more reputable places from which to get this information. Ars Technica, Discover, The New York Times - you could even read the paper itself in Science.

Why in the hell was a SyFy link greenlit instead? I mean, I get it - they're trying to undo the disastrous last several years of courting the "bro market," instead trying to corner the "fandom market" - but, why legitimize these assholes?
 
2018-07-12 03:02:05 PM  
Uhm....yay?

/have no idea what any of this means
 
2018-07-12 03:09:41 PM  
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2018-07-12 03:10:12 PM  

Bondith: Mugato: No research in Antarctica ever ends up with something positive.

I've known a couple of physicists who've over-wintered there.  They don't come back Mountains of Madness-levels of odd, but a little.

Granted, being physicists, it's quite likely they were like that before they went.


It was probably becoming members of the 300 Club that did that to them.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/300_Clu​b
 
2018-07-12 03:17:26 PM  

FormlessOne: HempHead: This is a Syfy link, so what does this have to do with wrestling?

My very reaction - there are other, more reputable places from which to get this information. Ars Technica, Discover, The New York Times - you could even read the paper itself in Science.

Why in the hell was a SyFy link greenlit instead? I mean, I get it - they're trying to undo the disastrous last several years of courting the "bro market," instead trying to corner the "fandom market" - but, why legitimize these assholes?


Because the author of TFA is a Farker, or at least was a Farker, under the name Bad astronomer.
 
2018-07-12 03:38:31 PM  

VictoryCabal: FormlessOne: HempHead: This is a Syfy link, so what does this have to do with wrestling?

My very reaction - there are other, more reputable places from which to get this information. Ars Technica, Discover, The New York Times - you could even read the paper itself in Science.

Why in the hell was a SyFy link greenlit instead? I mean, I get it - they're trying to undo the disastrous last several years of courting the "bro market," instead trying to corner the "fandom market" - but, why legitimize these assholes?

Because the author of TFA is a Farker, or at least was a Farker, under the name Bad astronomer.


Not to mention that he is a professional astronomer, written popular-level books on astronomy, and been blogging astronomy for well over a decade.  He is currently blogging on SyFy, but he has blogged on Discover magazine's site as well as Slate's.  He is a legit source for astronomy information.
 
2018-07-12 04:03:01 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Uhm....yay?

/have no idea what any of this means


We managed to match a really really really rare event here with the mind-bogglingly high-energy explosion that produced it on the other side of the universe.  That's huge, and it means we can now study the cosmos with more tools than just whatever scraps of light happen to pass by our little corner of it.

/now it includes weird-ass particles that happen to pass by our little corner of it.
 
2018-07-12 04:24:05 PM  

VictoryCabal: FormlessOne: HempHead: This is a Syfy link, so what does this have to do with wrestling?

My very reaction - there are other, more reputable places from which to get this information. Ars Technica, Discover, The New York Times - you could even read the paper itself in Science.

Why in the hell was a SyFy link greenlit instead? I mean, I get it - they're trying to undo the disastrous last several years of courting the "bro market," instead trying to corner the "fandom market" - but, why legitimize these assholes?

Because the author of TFA is a Farker, or at least was a Farker, under the name Bad astronomer.


...then tell him to get a better publisher. SyFy isn't doing him any favors.
 
2018-07-12 04:24:49 PM  
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2018-07-12 04:26:13 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Uhm....yay?

/have no idea what any of this means



It means we detected a zippy little particle that has a 50-50 chance of flying through half a light-year of lead and making it out the other side. And then we managed to track that particle back to a place and time 4 billion years ago.

Not bad for a bunch of really clear ice, and a ton of super-sensitive photo-detectors.
 
2018-07-12 04:28:10 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger: VictoryCabal: FormlessOne: HempHead: This is a Syfy link, so what does this have to do with wrestling?

My very reaction - there are other, more reputable places from which to get this information. Ars Technica, Discover, The New York Times - you could even read the paper itself in Science.

Why in the hell was a SyFy link greenlit instead? I mean, I get it - they're trying to undo the disastrous last several years of courting the "bro market," instead trying to corner the "fandom market" - but, why legitimize these assholes?

Because the author of TFA is a Farker, or at least was a Farker, under the name Bad astronomer.

Not to mention that he is a professional astronomer, written popular-level books on astronomy, and been blogging astronomy for well over a decade.  He is currently blogging on SyFy, but he has blogged on Discover magazine's site as well as Slate's.  He is a legit source for astronomy information.


That's a damned shame - it sucks to see a good farker stuck on such a shiatty site. What happened to his own site?
 
2018-07-12 04:49:38 PM  

FormlessOne: TheMysteriousStranger: VictoryCabal: FormlessOne: HempHead: This is a Syfy link, so what does this have to do with wrestling?

My very reaction - there are other, more reputable places from which to get this information. Ars Technica, Discover, The New York Times - you could even read the paper itself in Science.

Why in the hell was a SyFy link greenlit instead? I mean, I get it - they're trying to undo the disastrous last several years of courting the "bro market," instead trying to corner the "fandom market" - but, why legitimize these assholes?

Because the author of TFA is a Farker, or at least was a Farker, under the name Bad astronomer.

Not to mention that he is a professional astronomer, written popular-level books on astronomy, and been blogging astronomy for well over a decade.  He is currently blogging on SyFy, but he has blogged on Discover magazine's site as well as Slate's.  He is a legit source for astronomy information.

That's a damned shame - it sucks to see a good farker stuck on such a shiatty site. What happened to his own site?


Hard to get paid to write when you're self-published.
 
2018-07-12 04:59:06 PM  

FormlessOne: TheMysteriousStranger: VictoryCabal: FormlessOne: HempHead: This is a Syfy link, so what does this have to do with wrestling?

My very reaction - there are other, more reputable places from which to get this information. Ars Technica, Discover, The New York Times - you could even read the paper itself in Science.

Why in the hell was a SyFy link greenlit instead? I mean, I get it - they're trying to undo the disastrous last several years of courting the "bro market," instead trying to corner the "fandom market" - but, why legitimize these assholes?

Because the author of TFA is a Farker, or at least was a Farker, under the name Bad astronomer.

Not to mention that he is a professional astronomer, written popular-level books on astronomy, and been blogging astronomy for well over a decade.  He is currently blogging on SyFy, but he has blogged on Discover magazine's site as well as Slate's.  He is a legit source for astronomy information.

That's a damned shame - it sucks to see a good farker stuck on such a shiatty site. What happened to his own site?


Stuck does not exactly accurate.  He has changed platform before spending over four years at both Slate and Discover.    I suspect SyFy gave him a better deal.   His own site is still around.  It dates back to primitive HTML days and he had moved on by the time he started blogging.
 
2018-07-12 05:47:56 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger: FormlessOne: TheMysteriousStranger: VictoryCabal: FormlessOne: HempHead: This is a Syfy link, so what does this have to do with wrestling?

My very reaction - there are other, more reputable places from which to get this information. Ars Technica, Discover, The New York Times - you could even read the paper itself in Science.

Why in the hell was a SyFy link greenlit instead? I mean, I get it - they're trying to undo the disastrous last several years of courting the "bro market," instead trying to corner the "fandom market" - but, why legitimize these assholes?

Because the author of TFA is a Farker, or at least was a Farker, under the name Bad astronomer.

Not to mention that he is a professional astronomer, written popular-level books on astronomy, and been blogging astronomy for well over a decade.  He is currently blogging on SyFy, but he has blogged on Discover magazine's site as well as Slate's.  He is a legit source for astronomy information.

That's a damned shame - it sucks to see a good farker stuck on such a shiatty site. What happened to his own site?

Stuck does not exactly accurate.  He has changed platform before spending over four years at both Slate and Discover.    I suspect SyFy gave him a better deal.   His own site is still around.  It dates back to primitive HTML days and he had moved on by the time he started blogging.


Feh. That's all I can say, I guess. I liked his blog, and wondered what happened to it - now I know, as I'd rather chew through my goddamned wrist and let the cold take me down than go to SyFy's site.
 
2018-07-12 05:51:18 PM  

Mugato: No research in Antarctica ever ends up with something positive.


Yeah, but  the farker leehouseworks down there from time to time, and he's pretty damn funny.
 
2018-07-12 06:25:44 PM  

Mugato: No research in Antarctica ever ends up with something positive.


Hey!  My research is pretty positive, or at least there are definitely some positive correlations involved.
 
2018-07-12 06:41:49 PM  
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2018-07-12 07:24:15 PM  

FormlessOne: Feh. That's all I can say, I guess. I liked his blog, and wondered what happened to it - now I know, as I'd rather chew through my goddamned wrist and let the cold take me down than go to SyFy's site.


I'm a little confused on how you could not know what happened to his blog.  His blog sites on Discover and Slate are still there.  The last entry for Discover points to Slate, and the last entry for Slate points to SyFy.    Google still works too.    Neither the content or style of what he writes about has noticeably changed from the move, only the irrelevant bells and whistles that one would expect to vary from platform to platform.
 
2018-07-12 07:31:54 PM  
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2018-07-12 07:51:49 PM  

Kefka1911: [img.fark.net image 425x82 The Sun has been detected by many neutrino observatories]
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That is common knowledge to anyone who is up with astronomy.  But given that many are not, it is something that should be mentioned for sake of clarity.  I don't see why this is supposed to be obvious as the fact that the Sun emits neutrinos is not covered by most (any?) high school curriculum.  The reason why I've known for decades as I've been reading about astronomy for decades.

/Trivia: The Sun is pretty much as bright to a neutrino observatory at local midnight as it is as at local noon as 99.999%+ of neutrinos are not stopped by a trip right through the entire planet Earth.  Look down at the Sun below your feet,
 
2018-07-13 02:10:59 AM  

Bondith: We managed to match a really really really rare event here with the mind-bogglingly high-energy explosion that produced it on the other side of the universe.  That's huge, and it means we can now study the cosmos with more tools than just whatever scraps of light happen to pass by our little corner of it.

/now it includes weird-ass particles that happen to pass by our little corner of it.


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2018-07-13 02:12:05 AM  

Bondith: Mugato: No research in Antarctica ever ends up with something positive.

I've known a couple of physicists who've over-wintered there.  They don't come back Mountains of Madness-levels of odd, but a little.

Granted, being physicists, it's quite likely they were like that before they went.


I was about to say "As a physicist, I'm pretty sure we're all a bit odd by definition. It's, like, either a requirement or an acquired trait.", yeah!
 
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