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2022-01-18 2:55:38 PM  
Hurry up!
 
2022-01-18 2:56:12 PM  
HOY (including tag) candidate here.  Me likey.
 
2022-01-18 2:56:57 PM  
Are there charges for the snacks?
 
2022-01-18 2:57:41 PM  
1994 PC....so a Pentium?
 
2022-01-18 2:59:25 PM  
A non hysterical headline about an approaching asteroid?
 
2022-01-18 3:00:15 PM  
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2022-01-18 3:01:17 PM  
1 million miles?  Ugh!  Can we throw a rope or something... pull it this way?
 
2022-01-18 3:01:23 PM  

pounddawg: [ih1.redbubble.net image 750x1000]


What's with the stylized Union Jack?  And why the orange field?
 
2022-01-18 3:01:33 PM  
I'm just here to pet the bronteroc.
 
2022-01-18 3:02:05 PM  
A huge asteroid will fly safely by Earth today.

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2022-01-18 3:02:07 PM  
Hot fudge Sundae falls on a Tuesday.
 
2022-01-18 3:02:21 PM  
Anyone got a direct(ish) link to the video so I dont have to clickclickclick?
 
2022-01-18 3:03:08 PM  
See?

I haven't read anywhere what the magnitude this rock will be when observed from Earth. It isn't that big and it would have to be super reflective to be seen with minimal magnification from 1MM miles.
 
2022-01-18 3:03:51 PM  
1 million miles away?
Dude, you had ONE job!!!
 
2022-01-18 3:04:03 PM  
Wait, I think I got it.  Dude: shut the fark up and show the damned thing.
 
2022-01-18 3:04:03 PM  
Can said meteor do something relatively scary to the human race but maybe not do so much damage, so we can have one of those moments where humanity comes together and actually fixes a few problems?
 
2022-01-18 3:05:24 PM  

freakay: Can said meteor do something relatively scary to the human race but maybe not do so much damage, so we can have one of those moments where humanity comes together and actually fixes a few problems?


Have the last 2 years taught you nothing?
 
2022-01-18 3:05:56 PM  

OldRod: 1 million miles?  Ugh!  Can we throw a rope or something... pull it this way?


Is it metallic?
I have a lot of magnets.  And Telsa coils.
... Jacobs ladders...
...anyway, I can build a really big and cool looking magnet.  With plasma offshoots.
 
2022-01-18 3:06:38 PM  
According to that live stream, it's on top of Earth right now.
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2022-01-18 3:06:40 PM  
Can't we at least get one that comes deep enough into the atmosphere for some heating and a bit of a show?  Something big enough that if it hit we'd envy the dinosaurs, but without the actual impact.
 
2022-01-18 3:06:44 PM  
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2022-01-18 3:10:16 PM  

Unsung_Hero: Can't we at least get one that comes deep enough into the atmosphere for some heating and a bit of a show?  Something big enough that if it hit we'd envy the dinosaurs, but without the actual impact.


Netflix has a movie close to this premise.
It is one of the most depressing (and likely hilariously accurate) movies I have seen of late.
 
2022-01-18 3:10:17 PM  
I hope this means I can count on your vote.
 
2022-01-18 3:11:10 PM  

giantmeteor: I hope this means I can count on your vote.


Another politician making big promises but never producing.

:-P
 
2022-01-18 3:11:35 PM  

Myrdinn: Unsung_Hero: Can't we at least get one that comes deep enough into the atmosphere for some heating and a bit of a show?  Something big enough that if it hit we'd envy the dinosaurs, but without the actual impact.

Netflix has a movie close to this premise.
It is one of the most depressing (and likely hilariously accurate) movies I have seen of late.


?
 
2022-01-18 3:12:20 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Myrdinn: Unsung_Hero: Can't we at least get one that comes deep enough into the atmosphere for some heating and a bit of a show?  Something big enough that if it hit we'd envy the dinosaurs, but without the actual impact.

Netflix has a movie close to this premise.
It is one of the most depressing (and likely hilariously accurate) movies I have seen of late.

?


Don't Look Up.
 
2022-01-18 3:12:24 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Anyone got a direct(ish) link to the video so I dont have to clickclickclick?


Potentially Hazardous Asteroid (7482) 1994 PC1 close encounter: online observation - 18 Jan. 2022
Youtube xLrj1xa43pw
 
2022-01-18 3:12:38 PM  

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Pandemic barely making a dent in human population, giant volcano this week barely a blip, giant meteor gonna pass safely by Earf.

I think imma stop voting.
 
2022-01-18 3:13:36 PM  

Myrdinn: ArcadianRefugee: Myrdinn: Unsung_Hero: Can't we at least get one that comes deep enough into the atmosphere for some heating and a bit of a show?  Something big enough that if it hit we'd envy the dinosaurs, but without the actual impact.

Netflix has a movie close to this premise.
It is one of the most depressing (and likely hilariously accurate) movies I have seen of late.

?

Don't Look Up.


Ah.  I read the synopsis of that one and it was an instant 'pass'.  But if the visuals are good enough maybe I should just try it and skip straight to the VFX.
 
2022-01-18 3:14:00 PM  
A huge asteroid will fly safely by Earth today.

Hey look!  A non-clickbait, non-fearmongering headline ! That's more rare than a visit from an alien lifeform. Good find, subby?
 
2022-01-18 3:16:28 PM  

giantmeteor: I hope this means I can count on your vote.


I'll consider it when you make a campaign stop in my town. I'm sick of being a flyover state.
 
2022-01-18 3:17:33 PM  

Unsung_Hero: Myrdinn: ArcadianRefugee: Myrdinn: Unsung_Hero: Can't we at least get one that comes deep enough into the atmosphere for some heating and a bit of a show?  Something big enough that if it hit we'd envy the dinosaurs, but without the actual impact.

Netflix has a movie close to this premise.
It is one of the most depressing (and likely hilariously accurate) movies I have seen of late.

?

Don't Look Up.

Ah.  I read the synopsis of that one and it was an instant 'pass'.  But if the visuals are good enough maybe I should just try it and skip straight to the VFX.


It's a blast. A direct indictment of the Trump era. Although, I disagree with most people. They seem to think it's about climate change. I think it's reflecting the pandemic, myself. And it's worth it for the end credits scene alone.
 
2022-01-18 3:17:36 PM  

Myrdinn: ArcadianRefugee: Myrdinn: Unsung_Hero: Can't we at least get one that comes deep enough into the atmosphere for some heating and a bit of a show?  Something big enough that if it hit we'd envy the dinosaurs, but without the actual impact.

Netflix has a movie close to this premise.
It is one of the most depressing (and likely hilariously accurate) movies I have seen of late.

?

Don't Look Up.


Uhm, I don't know how to say this, but, uhm, in Don't Look Up, it didn't so much "without the actual impact" as it, well, the other thing.

I guess that counts as "close to [that] premise".
 
2022-01-18 3:18:02 PM  
aw come on !!!
i have so much money riding on a giant meteor that when it hits,
i won't have to work another day for the rest of my life !
 
2022-01-18 3:18:58 PM  

Unsung_Hero: Myrdinn: ArcadianRefugee: Myrdinn: Unsung_Hero: Can't we at least get one that comes deep enough into the atmosphere for some heating and a bit of a show?  Something big enough that if it hit we'd envy the dinosaurs, but without the actual impact.

Netflix has a movie close to this premise.
It is one of the most depressing (and likely hilariously accurate) movies I have seen of late.

?

Don't Look Up.

Ah.  I read the synopsis of that one and it was an instant 'pass'.  But if the visuals are good enough maybe I should just try it and skip straight to the VFX.


Next to no visuals until the end.  Tis a lot about... hunams being hootmans.
 
2022-01-18 3:20:18 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: I guess that counts as "close to [that] premise".


I said close.
Did I mention that I play horseshoes and deal with nuclear science?
 
2022-01-18 3:21:48 PM  
I might as well be looking an ultrasound or something because I have no idea what I'm looking at. It just a bunch of lines.

"Would you like to know the sex of the comet?"  "Sure."
 
2022-01-18 3:23:36 PM  

Unsung_Hero: Myrdinn: ArcadianRefugee: Myrdinn: Unsung_Hero: Can't we at least get one that comes deep enough into the atmosphere for some heating and a bit of a show?  Something big enough that if it hit we'd envy the dinosaurs, but without the actual impact.

Netflix has a movie close to this premise.
It is one of the most depressing (and likely hilariously accurate) movies I have seen of late.

?

Don't Look Up.

Ah.  I read the synopsis of that one and it was an instant 'pass'.  But if the visuals are good enough maybe I should just try it and skip straight to the VFX.


Give it a go.  It's as entertaining as it is, er, disturbing.  Satire.  Horribly on the nose, though.
 
2022-01-18 3:27:17 PM  
Well, I woke up at 1900 GMT and I'm still here.

Shiat.
 
2022-01-18 3:30:22 PM  
Oh noes--only four times farther away than the moon!!
😱
 
2022-01-18 3:31:32 PM  
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2022-01-18 3:32:26 PM  

dothemath: I love how at the end of "Armageddon" the space shuttle has one of those inflatable emergency escape slides.


By the time you get to that part, you've already overlooked more stupid unlikely things than the movie has runtime as measured in seconds.
 
2022-01-18 3:33:13 PM  

beezeltown: Oh noes--only four times farther away than the moon!!
😱


If you were sitting in your living room watching TV and a bullet sailed through a window in your garage would you take notice?
 
2022-01-18 3:38:00 PM  

dothemath: True.
My GF works for NASA and we love that movie.


It is indeed awesome.  It is the best version of an unfiltered Micheal Bay product.  Unfortunately, you can also get 6 Underground.
 
2022-01-18 3:38:41 PM  

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Make America Geostationary Again?
 
2022-01-18 3:40:06 PM  

madgonad: beezeltown: Oh noes--only four times farther away than the moon!!
😱

If you were sitting in your living room watching TV and a bullet sailed through a window in your garage would you take notice?


Do you shiat yourself in abject fear when a gocart trundles down the street five blocks over?
 
2022-01-18 3:41:04 PM  

giantmeteor: I hope this means I can count on your vote.


YOU HAD ONE JOB!
Now Microsoft is buying Activision Blizzard.
 
2022-01-18 3:43:05 PM  

phalamir: Do you shiat yourself in abject fear when a gocart trundles down the street five blocks over?


No, but you maybe start paying attention. We are finally to a level of technology that we can get a handle on the debris in space that cross our orbit. It isn't even all that expensive a thing to do. The useless race to get back on the moon will have a tab with a couple extra digits on it.
 
2022-01-18 3:53:21 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: Anyone got a direct(ish) link to the video so I dont have to clickclickclick?


Here ya go, buddy!  https://youtu.be/b0Ib9ZXxvg0
 
2022-01-18 3:55:13 PM  

genner: 1994 PC....so a Pentium?


In my mind that was the 286/486 era, pre-pentium.
 
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