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(Twitter)   Elon Musk's latest lie busted by the Orbital Police   (twitter.com) divider line
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2021-12-05 4:18:41 PM  
Original Tweet:

 
2021-12-05 4:23:24 PM  
orbital burn indeed LOL
 
2021-12-05 4:45:58 PM  
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2021-12-05 4:51:15 PM  
Johannes Kepler lol that slayed me.
 
2021-12-05 4:53:58 PM  
Orbital - Science Friction
Youtube 5JIOYhjPSLY
 
2021-12-05 5:13:52 PM  
Hope this out and around, not just circling the twitterverse.
 
2021-12-05 5:42:47 PM  
That was awesome.  XD
 
2021-12-05 6:07:13 PM  
Elon Musk puts the 'twit' in Twitter!
 
2021-12-05 6:44:24 PM  
Oh that's lovely.
 
2021-12-05 6:59:19 PM  
Pretty darn funny.
 
2021-12-05 7:52:09 PM  
Yeah, I'm sorry, but if you want to pitch yourself as a tech guy who know what he's talking about, you cannot conflate "passed the orbit of" with "orbiting around."

Dude needs to be smacked about the head and shoulders with a poorly-made plush Jedediah Kerman.
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2021-12-05 8:00:07 PM  
I take back what I said before about Elon Musk being any adolescent who read too much Robert Heinlein in te body of a middle aged billionaire. That kid would never make that kind of elementary mistake.
 
2021-12-05 8:02:06 PM  
 
2021-12-05 8:11:51 PM  
He added "orbital police" to his Twitter bio.
 
2021-12-05 8:12:12 PM  
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2021-12-05 8:17:34 PM  
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Not even close to orbiting mars
 
2021-12-05 8:21:59 PM  
An Orbital Mind Control Christmas
 
2021-12-05 8:29:27 PM  

Everything is Awful: He added "orbital police" to his Twitter bio.


He should.

Elon: For your own good stay off social media. Think of it as more time to develop Starship.
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2021-12-05 8:31:01 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: Yeah, I'm sorry, but if you want to pitch yourself as a tech guy who know what he's talking about, you cannot conflate "passed the orbit of" with "orbiting around."

Dude needs to be smacked about the head and shoulders with a poorly-made plush Jedediah Kerman.
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I landed on Duna, walked around, left, made it back and the Kraken ate me
 
2021-12-05 8:32:46 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: Yeah, I'm sorry, but if you want to pitch yourself as a tech guy who know what he's talking about, you cannot conflate "passed the orbit of" with "orbiting around."

Dude needs to be smacked about the head and shoulders with a poorly-made plush Jedediah Kerman.
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That would be Jebediah Kerman to you, thank you very much.

I've not yet managed to kill ole Jeb. At this point, he's got to be damn near immortal.
 
2021-12-05 8:34:41 PM  

Caelistis: That would be Jebediah Kerman to you, thank you very much.


Fark. Looks like my browser spellcheck likes Jedediah but now Jebediah, and I took it's word for it.
 
2021-12-05 8:36:39 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: it's


Today is a bad day.
 
2021-12-05 8:37:49 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger: [Fark user image image 498x1024]


I'm gonna side with the Harvard Astrophysicist) https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/people/jonathan-mcdowell ) over the video game guy.
 
2021-12-05 8:39:15 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger: [Fark user image image 498x1024]


And? That dude has no credentials to dispute an astrophysicist, pffft.
 
2021-12-05 8:47:32 PM  
He simply doesn't know the difference between being beyond the orbit of Mars and orbiting Mars. For a guy that owns a space launch company that's astounding.
 
2021-12-05 8:47:48 PM  

tzzhc4: TheMysteriousStranger: [Fark user image image 498x1024]

I'm gonna side with the Harvard Astrophysicist) https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/people/jonathan-mcdowell ) over the video game guy.


Also simply saying 'that's not really true' doesn't constitute evidence. Show your work or get the shiat smacked out of you publicly.
 
2021-12-05 8:48:20 PM  
That's kind of a stoned thing to say. Only proper response:

Goddamn it, Elon:  STFU and GBTW.
 
2021-12-05 8:52:43 PM  

kkinnison: [Fark user image 850x777]

Not even close to orbiting mars


The car's orbit was also inclined so when it's near Mars, it's not on the ecliptic so it can't collide with Mars.
 
2021-12-05 8:53:17 PM  

Martian_Astronomer: Caelistis: That would be Jebediah Kerman to you, thank you very much.

Fark. Looks like my browser spellcheck likes Jedediah but now Jebediah, and I took it's word for it.


I believe Jeb is still in orbit. It has been years since I played.
 
2021-12-05 9:00:25 PM  
Musk will respond with calling or implying that guy is a pedophile.
 
2021-12-05 9:14:52 PM  
 
2021-12-05 9:16:06 PM  

WelldeadLink: kkinnison: [Fark user image 850x777]

Not even close to orbiting mars

The car's orbit was also inclined so when it's near Mars, it's not on the ecliptic so it can't collide with Mars.


That's a shame. It would make a nice crater. But them Elon would want the crater named after him. So probably for the best after all.
 
2021-12-05 9:22:12 PM  
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2021-12-05 9:27:44 PM  
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2021-12-05 9:56:24 PM  

tzzhc4: TheMysteriousStranger: [Fark user image image 498x1024]

I'm gonna side with the Harvard Astrophysicist) https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/people/jonathan-mcdowell ) over the video game guy.


If I remember correctly, that's a response to the original post, not the one right above it.
So the guy is responding to Musk
 
2021-12-05 10:09:10 PM  
Hovercraft - 1997 - Akathisia
Youtube pVZ_dJ4vvMU
Deorbit Burn
 
2021-12-05 10:09:55 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: https://www.cracked.com/blog/why-it-was-always-dumb-to-worship-elon-musk-as-savior


I was about to comment that Musk is the Trump of tech but this article makes it much clearer.
 
2021-12-05 10:15:03 PM  
Martian Orbital Police is the name of my male exotic dance troupe.
 
2021-12-05 10:22:48 PM  
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2021-12-05 10:25:49 PM  
1. Rich guy launches his farking car on a rocket towards Mars
2. Rich guy "it's orbiting Mars"
3. Technically correct guy "Well ACKTUALLY"

I mean, I get it, the car is indeed without a doubt orbiting the sun. But it misses the entire point. There is a guy's car orbiting the solar system. That's pretty impressive.

He might be a Twitter troll that's manipulating a woefully unregulated financial markets, and I can do that with some initiative but I shooting my car into space is a bit beyond my means at the moment. Elon Musk being wrong about the orbit of his car that's flying in space can be chalked up to trajectory hyperbole.

He's wrong but he ain't THAT wrong. His car isn't technically orbiting Mars, he just shot it at Mars.
 
2021-12-05 10:26:59 PM  
Wine Sipping Elitist:

Wow I must be drunker than I think ... Extra words and missing words. Bah. Fark it.
 
2021-12-05 10:39:39 PM  

cretinbob: tzzhc4: TheMysteriousStranger: [Fark user image image 498x1024]

I'm gonna side with the Harvard Astrophysicist) https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/people/jonathan-mcdowell ) over the video game guy.

If I remember correctly, that's a response to the original post, not the one right above it.
So the guy is responding to Musk


No, because @planet4589 is McDowell, and that's who he's replying to.
 
2021-12-05 10:55:38 PM  
Tessier-Ashpool getting ready to pimp-slap the shiat out of Elon if he thinks he's going to set foot on Crystal Palace.
 
2021-12-05 11:28:09 PM  
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2021-12-06 12:04:49 AM  

Somacandra: tzzhc4: TheMysteriousStranger: [Fark user image image 498x1024]

I'm gonna side with the Harvard Astrophysicist) https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/people/jonathan-mcdowell ) over the video game guy.

Also simply saying 'that's not really true' doesn't constitute evidence. Show your work or get the shiat smacked out of you publicly.


I've played enough of that same game to know the game guy is completely wrong.
 
2021-12-06 7:30:57 AM  
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2021-12-06 7:32:35 AM  
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2021-12-06 7:53:32 AM  
Space Karen wants to speak to the manager

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2021-12-06 8:13:07 AM  

kkinnison: [Fark user image image 850x777]

Not even close to orbiting mars


True. Still cool (insofar as either is cool).

Also not a burn, but what would you expect from nerds.
 
2021-12-06 8:57:38 AM  
It's not orbiting mars, but it is still launched into space.
 
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