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(NOAA)   GOES-18 takes its first full images of Earth and other goodies. Images seem to show that the Earth is round -- or at least that is what Big Weather wants you to believe for Reasons™   (nesdis.noaa.gov) divider line
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2022-05-13 8:55:03 AM  
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We already knew it was round. Same as a coin.
 
2022-05-13 9:10:55 AM  
*GOES
 
2022-05-13 9:16:45 AM  
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2022-05-13 10:37:20 AM  
What GEOS might look like:

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2022-05-13 10:50:27 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [Fark user image 850x478]

We already knew it was round. Same as a coin.


LOL!

That "flat Earth" stuff is some bizarre shiat. Do they think all the other planets are disks?  How does GPS work? How do things orbit a disk? Why doesn't gravity tear everything apart?

I remember having a little difficulty getting my head around "the Earth is a sphere and you just perceive it as flat" for the first 30 seconds when I was 4 years old, but after that it really made perfect sense. It's a perfectly reasonable explanation that easily explains everything else.
 
2022-05-13 11:42:29 AM  

khatores: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [Fark user image 850x478]

We already knew it was round. Same as a coin.

LOL!

That "flat Earth" stuff is some bizarre shiat. Do they think all the other planets are disks?  How does GPS work? How do things orbit a disk? Why doesn't gravity tear everything apart?

I remember having a little difficulty getting my head around "the Earth is a sphere and you just perceive it as flat" for the first 30 seconds when I was 4 years old, but after that it really made perfect sense. It's a perfectly reasonable explanation that easily explains everything else.


It makes people feel special and superior. You sheep!
 
2022-05-13 11:49:57 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [Fark user image image 850x478]

We already knew it was round. Same as a coin.


Fake picture. Where are the elephants and the turtle?
 
2022-05-13 12:31:28 PM  

khatores: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [Fark user image 850x478]

We already knew it was round. Same as a coin.

LOL!

That "flat Earth" stuff is some bizarre shiat. Do they think all the other planets are disks?  How does GPS work? How do things orbit a disk? Why doesn't gravity tear everything apart?

I remember having a little difficulty getting my head around "the Earth is a sphere and you just perceive it as flat" for the first 30 seconds when I was 4 years old, but after that it really made perfect sense. It's a perfectly reasonable explanation that easily explains everything else.


NOPE! The Earth is flat!!

#BirdsAren'tReal
 
2022-05-13 12:58:40 PM  

jakedata: What GEOS might look like:

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Been there, done that, andthe 16-bit version for PC's.  Had the SDK but couldn't afford the hardware to run it, and was involved in some Usenet groups like comp.os.geos and comp.binaries.geos.

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Oddly enough, I now work places that I run into people who developed stuff for GOES-18...
 
2022-05-13 4:41:57 PM  

khatores: Why doesn't gravity tear everything apart?


I would guess that none of them have any idea how gravity works. Or their idea is simply, there's an up and a down and things fall down.
 
2022-05-13 5:40:38 PM  

Arkanaut: khatores: Why doesn't gravity tear everything apart?

I would guess that none of them have any idea how gravity works. Or their idea is simply, there's an up and a down and things fall down.


I think you nailed it actually. Serious Flat Earthers would necessarily have a fundamentally flawed understanding of gravity, which is a pretty well understood phenomenon (though not as well as we'd like). There's no way a Flat Earth could generate enough gravity in one spot to hold people down and the gravitational force would be uneven and really odd over the surface (particularly near the edges). Also, even if you did somehow start out with a space pizza, gravity would hate it...it would rip it to pieces and reassemble it into a ball.

And how would a space pizza even form to begin with? It doesn't make sense.
 
2022-05-13 6:03:42 PM  

khatores: And how would a space pizza even form to begin with?


That one's easy - God did it.

// Which means only one thing: God is from Naples.
 
2022-05-13 8:22:34 PM  
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2022-05-14 6:02:06 AM  
/csb
I got a poster from the GOES-8. Really cool art for a crappy apartment, even framed it. Uncle worked on the project and got the poster for the first shot taken.
 
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