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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That occurred after the landing, not during.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And? I'm fairly certain that the same people who found the that point exciting, also found everything leading up to it exciting.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found the whole thing exciting. I'm not sure if you're trolling, arguing semantics, or you actually have a point to make.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, yes, no.

You fell to Poe's Law. In your defense by definition, it's impossible to tell if I was actually trolling without some indication such as a smiley or something.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mongolio wrote:
Yes, yes, no.

You fell to Poe's Law. In your defense by definition, it's impossible to tell if I was actually trolling without some indication such as a smiley or something.


For your trolling to have something to do with Poe's law, you have to be imitating religious nuts.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shit. You are correct. Not sure what I was thinking it was. I guess a non-nutty version of Poe's Law.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really do not care about a new rover. They already did that.

Why not send a rover to venus? Or one of Jupiter's moons?

Or just send some actual people to mars!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a number of things that make this different. The fact that Curiosity is so much larger than the previous two rovers and is carrying a much more expansive array of tools. The previous two where little more than roving cameras while Curiosity will be able to take soil samples and analyze them. The sky crane landing system they developed allows them to be much more precise in where the rover can actually be deployed.

It's not like the other planets are being ignored. But the surface conditions on Mars are much more conducive to life than what presently exists on Venus. It's the most logical place to look if you are wanting to find evidence of life elsewhere in our solar system. The surface of Venus is something like 500 degrees celsius and nearly every probe we have sent there has been crushed by the pressure. I think the last couple were designed to withstand about 150 BAR if I remember correctly and that seemed sufficient, but looking for evidence of life in a planet that has no internal dynamo and therefor no protection from solar radiation, extremely hostile temperature and pressure, as well as runaway greenhouse effect and clouds of sulfuric acid doesn't seem like the best place to start the search.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"I don't care about science, they already did that. Why not put a minigun on it like in Armageddon? Or Just send in some marines and blow stuff up?"
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

'MURICAH, FUCK YEAH
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exzavier wrote:
I really do not care about a new rover. They already did that.

Why not send a rover to venus? Or one of Jupiter's moons?

Or just send some actual people to mars!


Congratulations! You've successfully demonstrated why you don't work for NASA.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can see sending something to Callisto or one of the other moons being feasible at some point in the future. Jupiter's occlusion would likely prevent us from getting alot of the data back though. Jupiter itself wouldn't be a likely target though. Anyplace where the pressure is so high that Hydrogen is found in it's solid metallic form is going to pose one hell of an engineering challenge.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buddy Lee wrote:

Congratulations! You've successfully demonstrated why you don't work for NASA.


Haha!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy crap! Just in case you weren't sure if Conservapedia is the most biased piece of trash on the internet and run/edited by complete idiots: http://conservapedia.com/E=mc%C2%B2

Here's the damn proof for E=mc^2 (done in a particularly entertaining and well explained way): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hW7DW9NIO9M


AAAAAAGGGGHHHHHH! Fucking fundies.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fortunately (yes, I do mean fortunately), my work's firewall blocks Conservapedia.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wrote some more about this: http://trassin.blogspot.com/2012/08/conservapedia-equals-quantity-political.html
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aaaaaand my work's firewall blocks Blogspot, too. Shame, that.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You tell them, Bill! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHbYJfwFgOU&feature=share
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