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#6076    Hazzard

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:11 PM

View Post747400, on 22 November 2012 - 01:28 PM, said:

"This data is going to be one for the history books, it's looking really good,"

This data is? Clearly Grammer isn't a qualification for the lead scientist for the Curiosity mission at NASA, then. :angry:



If that truly is the case, then how would you phrase it?

I still await the compelling Exhibit A.

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#6077    Norbert the Incredible

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:23 PM

View PostHazzard, on 22 November 2012 - 05:11 PM, said:

If that truly is the case, then how would you phrase it?
The word data is the plural of datum, neuter past participle of the Latin dare, "to give", hence "something given".
So it should be "these data are".

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:23 PM

View PostHazzard, on 22 November 2012 - 05:11 PM, said:

If that truly is the case, then how would you phrase it?

http://dictionary.re...om/browse/datum


eta...

747 beat me to it lol... :su

Edited by mcrom901, 22 November 2012 - 05:25 PM.


#6079    Hazzard

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:52 PM

Not that these things bother me much, but if we must go down that path of yours,... its spelled Grammar, not grammer.

I still await the compelling Exhibit A.

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#6080    Norbert the Incredible

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:01 PM

View PostHazzard, on 22 November 2012 - 05:52 PM, said:

Not that these things bother me much, but if we must go down that path of yours,... its spelled Grammar, not grammer.
You win the Donut for Spotting the Deliberate Mistake for today.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:08 PM

View PostHazzard, on 22 November 2012 - 05:52 PM, said:

its spelled

yuo forgot teh apostrophe

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:28 AM

View Post747400, on 22 November 2012 - 06:01 PM, said:

You win the Donut for Spotting the Deliberate Mistake for today.


BWAAA HAHAHAHA.... Nice try, dude!! :tu:

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:43 AM

View Post747400, on 22 November 2012 - 01:28 PM, said:

"This data is going to be one for the history books, it's looking really good,"

This data is? Clearly Grammer isn't a qualification for the lead scientist for the Curiosity mission at NASA, then. :angry:

Oh, you have no idea. I review papers for scientific journals on a regular basis and sometimes even I have to shake my head. I am by no means good at grammar (in fact, I suck at it), but hand me Maxwell's equations or Schroedinger's, and I'll be right on it.

Scientists are not English teachers, they are scientists with all the flaws that it entails.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:47 AM

The question of using the apostrophe..... I never do.... decided not to a long time ago. :D

Hey Badeskov.... what do you think about the Curiosity find and the silence before the "storm".

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:18 AM

View PostDBunker, on 23 November 2012 - 01:47 AM, said:

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Hey Badeskov.... what do you think about the Curiosity find and the silence before the "storm".

My completely unfounded guess is that they have identified organic compounds that are either precursors to or the possible result of life. Complete guess on my behalf, though.

The silence before the storm is normal. Trust me, they want to be absolutely certain that they have all their ducks in a row before announcing anything groundbreaking, if that is what it turns out to be. That means that everybody on the team responsible for this analysis agrees with the conclusion and that all sources of error they can possibly think of have been assessed.

In other words, they don't want another Fleischmann and Pons.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:45 AM

View Postbadeskov, on 23 November 2012 - 02:18 AM, said:

In other words, they don't want another Fleischmann and Pons.

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Or Allan Hills 84001.

Edited by synchronomy, 23 November 2012 - 02:48 AM.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:12 AM

View Postsynchronomy, on 23 November 2012 - 02:45 AM, said:


Indeed.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:37 AM

I too think that NASA is being tight lipped due to due-dilligance ! We dont need no stinkin Martian Invasion News Hittin right B-4 X-mass , With all the fun and games we get in here anyway !

This is a Work in Progress!

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:30 PM

View Postsynchronomy, on 23 November 2012 - 02:45 AM, said:


Yes,...  After almost 20 years, dueling papers are still coming out, and the opposing parties are no closer to a resolution. :no:

It is understandable that NASA wants to be sure this time.

I still await the compelling Exhibit A.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:57 PM

JPL said the findings will be revealed Dec. 3 at the American Geophysical Union conference in San Francisco.

I still await the compelling Exhibit A.

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