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(The Sun)   That's a sausage, not a star. I can tell from the pixels and from seeing quite a few sausages in my time (possible nsfw content on page)   (thesun.co.uk) divider line
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2546 clicks; posted to Main » on 05 Aug 2022 at 10:50 AM (10 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-05 9:34:03 AM  
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2022-08-05 10:21:15 AM  
MMM, sausage.
 
2022-08-05 10:54:45 AM  
I'm in no mood for another Willem Dafoe star sausage thread.

/DNRTFA
 
2022-08-05 10:55:41 AM  
We need to hold a sausage fest to celebrate this astronomical discovery.
 
2022-08-05 10:56:28 AM  
Shoops goatse hands on either side of it.
 
2022-08-05 10:58:31 AM  
So funny. Now the science deniers will have more to crow about.
 
2022-08-05 10:59:48 AM  
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2022-08-05 11:00:45 AM  
That won't stain any eggs.

/chorizo fresco ftw!
 
2022-08-05 11:03:02 AM  
looks like pepperoni
 
2022-08-05 11:03:57 AM  
It seems like a horrendously bad idea for a scientific expert to post deliberate lies just to go, "Haha, gotcha! Don't bieve everything you read," because great, you've just given tons of people a reason never to believe a prominent scientist ever again. Congrats.
 
2022-08-05 11:09:08 AM  
The article isn't clear about whether he did this on his actual twitter account, where he's recognized as a scientist or science communicator, or if he did this on some random account.  I get that he was making the point about how "fake news" can get a ton of coverage before the facts come out, but if he did this from his scientist twitter account then it was a dumb farking thing to do.  Like no shirt it got treated as real -- he's a credible source on the subject.  What did he think would happen?  It's not the same as showing the harm that comes from when twitter user @pyramidgrainalien2134 tweets out some nonsense about 5g vaccines that goes viral and then gets legitimate coverage by CNN reporting on "what people are saying".
 
2022-08-05 11:09:56 AM  
I can tell from the pixels and seeing quite a few sausages in my time

CSB: I was just thinking, I bet I've personally seen over 10,000 sausages (mostly in photos, obviously).

/We're talking about sausages, ya sicko
 
2022-08-05 11:13:33 AM  
Spicy nuclear fusion with a bit of Manchego and crusty bread makes for a nice light lunch.
 
2022-08-05 11:22:35 AM  
Here's the realirony: Proxima Centauri is actually a giant ball of chorizo!
 
2022-08-05 11:34:34 AM  
You Farkers are making me hungry.
 
2022-08-05 11:37:58 AM  
That's clearly Spanish chorizo. Which is delicious and not to be confused with Mexican chorizo (which is good, but it's a completely different thing - getting one while expecting the other is a huge disappointment).

Now I need to go find some Spanish chorizo and a crusty bread and make some bocadillos.
 
2022-08-05 11:38:20 AM  
I can tell from the pixels and the fact that it is not curved or 3-dimensional at all.
 
2022-08-05 11:38:33 AM  
That checks out
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2022-08-05 11:40:31 AM  

New Rising Sun: The article isn't clear about whether he did this on his actual twitter account, where he's recognized as a scientist or science communicator, or if he did this on some random account.  I get that he was making the point about how "fake news" can get a ton of coverage before the facts come out, but if he did this from his scientist twitter account then it was a dumb farking thing to do.  Like no shirt it got treated as real -- he's a credible source on the subject.  What did he think would happen?  It's not the same as showing the harm that comes from when twitter user @pyramidgrainalien2134 tweets out some nonsense about 5g vaccines that goes viral and then gets legitimate coverage by CNN reporting on "what people are saying".


I do not know whether I approve or not but he says "Let's learn to distrust claims by [figures of] authority as well as the spontaneous eloquence of certain images." If teaching people that authorities shouldn't be immediately trusted was actually his aim then posting from an authoritative account achieves that.

I do not know if I approve or not because I do not know about how this will work out in the end or if it's predictable or if the dangers justify the risks. Less automatic trust in authorities is good, sometime scientific authorities in one domain talk out of their ass about another domain, or even their own domain because they have an agenda. But less general trust in authorities is bad as it does lead people to "alternatives". I just do not know which way this will go.

I
 
2022-08-05 11:42:16 AM  

Shryke: Here's the realirony: Proxima Centauri is actually a giant ball of chorizo!


I just added some sliced Proxima Centauri to my online cart.
 
2022-08-05 11:58:21 AM  
Obviously Spanish chorizo, not Mexican
/1 for paella
// 2 for eggs
///3 to go
 
2022-08-05 12:00:08 PM  
Wanted for questioning.

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2022-08-05 12:08:42 PM  

austerity101: It seems like a horrendously bad idea for a scientific expert to post deliberate lies just to go, "Haha, gotcha! Don't bieve everything you read," because great, you've just given tons of people a reason never to believe a prominent scientist ever again. Congrats.


No one is allowed to have any fun ever.

And those 'tons of people' weren't listening anyway.
 
2022-08-05 12:12:58 PM  

SMB2811: austerity101: It seems like a horrendously bad idea for a scientific expert to post deliberate lies just to go, "Haha, gotcha! Don't bieve everything you read," because great, you've just given tons of people a reason never to believe a prominent scientist ever again. Congrats.

No one is allowed to have any fun ever.

And those 'tons of people' weren't listening anyway.


If laymen don't understand the importance of repeatable experiments and peer review, they were destined for a life of stupidity regardless of a bitter old scientist's troll for awareness.
 
2022-08-05 12:34:06 PM  

tuxq: SMB2811: austerity101: It seems like a horrendously bad idea for a scientific expert to post deliberate lies just to go, "Haha, gotcha! Don't bieve everything you read," because great, you've just given tons of people a reason never to believe a prominent scientist ever again. Congrats.

No one is allowed to have any fun ever.

And those 'tons of people' weren't listening anyway.

If laymen don't understand the importance of repeatable experiments and peer review, they were destined for a life of stupidity regardless of a bitter old scientist's troll for awareness.


Mindlessly listening to someone because they're a scientist isn't really any different than mindlessly ignoring someone because they're a scientist.
 
2022-08-05 12:50:20 PM  
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2022-08-05 12:52:04 PM  

tuxq: SMB2811: austerity101: It seems like a horrendously bad idea for a scientific expert to post deliberate lies just to go, "Haha, gotcha! Don't bieve everything you read," because great, you've just given tons of people a reason never to believe a prominent scientist ever again. Congrats.

No one is allowed to have any fun ever.

And those 'tons of people' weren't listening anyway.

If laymen don't understand the importance of repeatable experiments and peer review, they were destined for a life of stupidity regardless of a bitter old scientist's troll for awareness.


Science is teh workz of teh debbils.
 
2022-08-05 2:05:44 PM  
Wonder what the moon looks like at Cracker Barrel
 
2022-08-05 4:32:59 PM  
Last night I'm sitting out on my balcony about 9:30 and a couple in their 30's is walking by and I hear one of them say look at the setting star. The other says "that's not a star, that's the sun silly". The guy mumbles something and then "the sun is a star? I did not know that".

So I can believe people bought it.
 
2022-08-05 4:56:30 PM  
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2022-08-05 4:57:15 PM  
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2022-08-05 5:33:08 PM  
Daft twat
 
2022-08-05 5:43:18 PM  
FTFA: "It shows . . . the fact that on this type of social media, fake news always has more success than real information."

No shiat Sherlock! As quoted by The Sun+, a grocery store tabloid I never once read until it migrated its way onto fark news.

Also totally inline with the academic / scientific community's sense of humor. Not really funny but kinda funny, but not really.
 
2022-08-05 10:08:51 PM  
That's not Proxima Centauri!  It's Pepperoni Salami!

/Salami
//Salami
///Baloney
 
2022-08-05 10:33:06 PM  
Fark chorizo. You sell me sausage for breakfast and it turns out to be chorizo, you're getting it back.
/We're at peak chorizo. Stop it.
 
2022-08-06 4:36:54 AM  
Ceci n'est past un saucisson
 
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