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(Some Guy)   Scientist says Oops, the color of the universe is really beige.   ( newscientist.com) divider line
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2002-03-08 01:28:45 AM  
Newsflash: these scientists are colorblind.

Besides, doesn't beige make more sense? It goes with everything!
2002-03-08 01:29:15 AM  
What's with the pop-ups on Fark.com?
2002-03-08 01:30:39 AM  
Yeah, I got blasted by them. What's the deal?
Pop up shields up.
2002-03-08 01:34:24 AM  
The mistake was caused by a bug in the software Glazebrook had used to convert the cosmic spectrum into the colour the human eye would see if it was exposed to it.

wtf is the cosmic spectrum? Is that the total spectrum of electormagnetic waves? And about this conversion, doesn't it make the color of the universe dependant on how you decide to convert?

This is what happens when bored scientists get open ended grants.
2002-03-08 01:35:05 AM  
I didnt get any pop-ups, WTF?
2002-03-08 01:36:06 AM  
I'm not getting pop-ups anymore. Weird.
2002-03-08 01:36:46 AM  
Random pop-up storm?
They were all for some cell phone thing.
2002-03-08 01:48:09 AM  
How long before a white supremacist group claim this is a message from God?
2002-03-08 01:48:33 AM  
Oh bother, now I will have to go and change my entire wardrobe... I swear you work and work and work to put together a wardrobe that matches the universe to find out that they got the damn color wrong. What the hell are those of us who are fashion concious going to do when science cannot even tell you the correct color... and why does it have to be beige... beige is such a non-commital color, well at least almost everything goes with it... except of course turquoise.
2002-03-08 01:53:03 AM  
Gelatinous i was thinking the same thing. Do you suppose they will change the Crayola label to "universe"?
2002-03-08 01:57:54 AM  
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Look, no one likes popups. Also popups dont infulence me in anyway other than anger. Please no more popups.
2002-03-08 01:58:57 AM  
.. omg.. what have i done?
2002-03-08 01:58:59 AM  
Now I'm getting popups again.

In other news, I just lost a button.
2002-03-08 02:23:40 AM  
No, red! Aaaaa..

2002-03-08 02:51:57 AM  
Wonder how Boards of Canada will take this...
2002-03-08 03:47:46 AM  
Now all fashion victims will run around shouting "error bars! error bars" when you point out they've mixed flares with narrow ties...
2002-03-08 03:48:12 AM  
Um, you guys may have spyware installed on your system that throws up popups at random times when you surf the web. do a google search on "AdAware", download it and be happy.
2002-03-08 04:14:55 AM  
First the universe is turquoise, then it's beige ... up is down ... left is right ... I don't know what's true any more!

Actually, my personal opinion (upon gazing into the night sky) is that the universe is pretty darn black. Lots and lots of black (if you don't count the virtual particles, which I understand are infra-green with puce polka-dots).
2002-03-08 05:49:05 AM  
I thought it depended on what type of acid you're on at the time of recording.
2002-03-08 06:49:37 AM  
Two billion light years. Try getting your head around that number.
2002-03-08 06:57:53 AM  
fb- says, "Yawn, I don't care."
2002-03-08 07:30:12 AM  
"Fairchild now hopes to test the software model by generating an exact replication of the cosmic spectrum light and shining it into someone's eye, so they can experience the true colour of the Universe"

I hope it gives someone a kind of superpower, like laser beams or something cool
2002-03-08 08:42:11 AM  
And here I had just bought a new pair of taup shoes! Now they will clash... with the universe. Sounds like the title of a HeMan cartoon.
2002-03-08 08:48:53 AM  
it looks black to me.
2002-03-08 08:55:49 AM  
Your tax dollars at work...
2002-03-08 09:12:16 AM  
"...and hold on to your hats, girls... here is the universe looking just stunning this spring in a Christian Dior ensemble that dares to be daring and just screams "Beige, Beige, Beige"!!
2002-03-08 09:25:21 AM  
What is the point of this?
2002-03-08 09:44:08 AM  
(*Channeling L. Ron Hubbard*)- Mauve
2002-03-08 09:45:53 AM  
Wow, I didn't even know the universe *had* a specific color. I vote for violet, myself.
2002-03-08 10:04:55 AM  
"Beige...I think I'll paint the ceiling beige..."
2002-03-08 10:31:08 AM  
Good one, Astra!
made my day.
2002-03-08 10:38:18 AM  
Damn...I already ordered the carpet!!
2002-03-08 11:43:19 AM  

Christopher Lowell already has that color in paint!

Check it out!
2002-03-08 03:35:38 PM  
<ahem> . . .

(by the Hynerian GODS, I hate <shudder> beige)
2002-03-09 06:12:11 AM  
Before you all continue biatching about "your tax dollars at work", this was just a little side project the scientists did, nothing important, it's just the press has seized on it. The actual project was to determine the change in rate of formation of new stars since the big bang.

Having said that, beige is just so dull. Primary colours are the way forward.
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