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All movement is relative so any point could be chosen as the cosmic zero, zero, zero, (and probably more). Somewhat like Fahrenheit vs Celcius only C is based on freezing/boiling of water at STP which only applies under certain circumstances so is just as arbitrary. Degrees K is less arbitrary but is unwieldy for everyday use. Trying to figure out some absolute velocity would require knowledge of where we are relative to some true center, assuming it’s not moving as well.

Three Tanna leaves to give him life, nine to give him movement. But what if he eats the whole bag?

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All movement is relative so any point could be chosen as the cosmic zero, zero, zero, (and probably more). Somewhat like Fahrenheit vs Celcius only C is based on freezing/boiling of water at STP which only applies under certain circumstances so is just as arbitrary. Degrees K is less arbitrary but is unwieldy for everyday use. Trying to figure out some absolute velocity would require knowledge of where we are relative to some true center, assuming it’s not moving as well.

You’re right, it’s relative. I saw 1 million MPH explained a few places online. It’s our speed around earth’s core, plus our speed around the sun, plus the sun’s speed through the galaxy, plus the galaxy’s speed through the universe. Of course science can’t nail a reference point, but it gives a humbling perspective.

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OOW! Animation!

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Yeah that is great!
And now imagine the sun is also in a spiral like the planets you see here, and then is our cluster of galaxies also in motion relative to others
So BAM let us bath in Aether now Wink

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I want to be in the spaceship that’s running circles around the entire Solar System!!

That animation takes a moment to “sink in”, but it’s awesome. Thanks!

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heheh I was not so sharp Wink
misread that you were wondering where the name came from so posted it, and right after I saw I had misread so deleted it. Smile

I Must have gotten lost in soMe weird diMension or soMething Wink

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Sharpie wrote:
We may yet have “Boaty McBoatface”

(Well it will always be thought of as that, despite the boring name chosen)


Very true
I think Boaty McBoatface has started a new trend that won’t be easy to shake

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I think Boaty McBoatface has started a new trend that won’t be easy to shake

I heard about the research vessel and the public vote… but what the heck? Is that a reference to SpongeBob Square-pants or something??

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Joshk wrote:
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I think Boaty McBoatface has started a new trend that won’t be easy to shake

I heard about the research vessel and the public vote… but what the heck? Is that a reference to SpongeBob Square-pants or something??


I’m sure you can google its origins

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I’m sure you can google its origins

Nope, it just leads back to the internet poll about the research vessel. I’m sure it’s more than random, it has a childish sponge-bob sound to it.

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I’m sure you can google its origins

Nope, it just leads back to the internet poll about the research vessel. I’m sure it’s more than random, it has a childish sponge-bob sound to it.

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But others (most) took a sillier route, like James Hand, a former BBC Jersey radio presenter and current communications manager, who proposed Boaty McBoatface.

“I would say 90 percent of the entries at that point were really quite funny, so I thought, I’ll throw one into the ring and just see what happens,” Hand told BBC Radio Jersey.

Hand’s joke struck a chord with the public. Boaty McBoatface rose to the top of the polls, and by the end of voting the name had accumulated about 124,000 votes.

And for those who were not happy with the decision to name the ship after Attenborough, they have new goals: petitioning for Sir David Attenborough to change his name to Sir Boaty McBoatface


http://www.vox.com/2016/5/8/11606554/nerc-rrs-david-attenborough-boaty-m...

and

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/22/world/europe/boaty-mcboatface-what-you...

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I was sure this thread was titled “flat dark earth people” I thought it was going to be about the colour. Fun thread though.

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Well, here in Dunedin, NZ, a new albatross chick was born a couple of weeks ago.
The name mooted was ‘Birdy McBirdface’. I almost shot myself upon hearing that.

http://www.newshub.co.nz/nznews/nameless-chick-too-royal-for-birdy-mcbir...

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Well, here in Dunedin, NZ, a new albatross chick was born a couple of weeks ago.
The name mooted was ‘Birdy McBirdface’. I almost shot myself upon hearing that.

http://www.newshub.co.nz/nznews/nameless-chick-too-royal-for-birdy-mcbir...


Nobody says you can’t suggest BirdyMacBirdface, or CountBirdface

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On the DOC website, it reads: “This chick is far too royal for Birdy McBirdface!”.

Hmm, Master Birdface, King Birdface, Prince Birdface

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Bort wrote:
HereAgainAgain wrote:
Well, here in Dunedin, NZ, a new albatross chick was born a couple of weeks ago.
The name mooted was ‘Birdy McBirdface’. I almost shot myself upon hearing that.

http://www.newshub.co.nz/nznews/nameless-chick-too-royal-for-birdy-mcbir...


Nobody says you can’t suggest BirdyMacBirdface, or CountBirdface

People are free to suggest, but that’s just a ridiculous name Facepalm

Having seen those massive birds up close, that’s the last name I would call them !

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Bort wrote:
HereAgainAgain wrote:
Well, here in Dunedin, NZ, a new albatross chick was born a couple of weeks ago.
The name mooted was ‘Birdy McBirdface’. I almost shot myself upon hearing that.

http://www.newshub.co.nz/nznews/nameless-chick-too-royal-for-birdy-mcbir...


Nobody says you can’t suggest BirdyMacBirdface, or CountBirdface

People are free to suggest, but that’s just a ridiculous name Facepalm

Having seen those massive birds up close, that’s the last name I would call them !


In the end BoatyMcBoatface is a ridiculous name, but it would have been funny
BTW there is now ParsyMcParseface

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I think my suggestion has legs

But red bull gives you wings Big Smile

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Oh god ! It’s getting worse !

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Oh god ! It’s getting worse !

indeed?
http://www.cnet.com/news/google-offers-parsey-mcparseface-and-syntaxnet-...

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

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Sharpie wrote:
(Anyone care to add any more ?)

Yes. ‘nominal aphasia’.

Because I really wish I didn’t understand half the crap I read on the net.

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HereAgainAgain wrote:
Oh god ! It’s getting worse !

nah Big Smile
http://metro.co.uk/2016/04/19/boaty-mcboatface-has-inspired-a-whole-new-...

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

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Sharpie wrote:
I’d better not tell you what my boats are called, it might seem a bit eccentric.
SWMBO & I bought a Shakespearean Ski Boat.

She christened it “MidSummerDazeWetDream”…

The urge to PUNish is strong in that one! Smile

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This video reminded me of this thread

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I just realize this problem has grown to an alarming level. The UN has to act, the faster the better.

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Next they’ll tell us they can control the weather. Shocked

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Just a quick analysis helps lead you to a rather solid, clear conclusion. Conspiracy theory believers adopt these beliefs like a form of religion.

These are people who refuse to accept reality. It is a neurosis. You can argue facts with them until you’re blue in the face — they won’t budge. It even borders on cultism. It has helped usher in this wave of populist politics that makes a terrible reveal of just how badly society has decayed. Human beings, left unchecked, have a tendency to embrace chaos and self-destruction. It’s illogical. But it’s a nasty side effect of the inventive mind.

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xevious wrote:
Just a quick analysis helps lead you to a rather solid, clear conclusion. Conspiracy theory believers adopt these beliefs like a form of religion. These are people who refuse to accept reality. It is a neurosis. You can argue facts with them until you're blue in the face -- they won't budge. It even borders on cultism. It has helped usher in this wave of populist politics that makes a terrible reveal of just how badly society has decayed. Human beings, left unchecked, have a tendency to embrace chaos and self-destruction. It's illogical. But it's a nasty side effect of the inventive mind.

 

Obviously the earth is not flat, but the word "conspiracy" is far to freely used in msm to silence legitimate concerns or findings of legitimate scientists, academics engineers and clever people that are on to something.    It works great for the sheeple though.

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The truth is: these flatearthers contribute $$$$$$$$$$$ extra to Google via Youtube since they first started their madness. I don’t think Google wants them gone anytime soon.

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I refute it thus: https://epic.gsfc.nasa.gov/

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