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#31    Paracelse

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:34 AM

View PostHazzard, on 20 December 2012 - 07:49 PM, said:

Are you saying that there is no way to explore space other than to send people!?
Yep, there are so many things a machine can do but a machine doesn't have gut feelings ;)

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:46 AM

What about all that crazy nerd **** at CERN? What if they hit the "reset button" and all life started over and it plays out exatcly the same? Wouldn't it be cool if you were the only one with knowledge that life is just like a really long version of Grounds Hog Day?


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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:49 AM

View Post-Mr_Fess-, on 19 December 2012 - 02:32 AM, said:

I got engaged tonight. It's been a long time coming and everybody thought the end of the world would come before I'd ask her. Wether that'll happen on Friday or not, everybody was wrong.
that's kinda cool
congratulations

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:00 AM

View PostRicardo Flair, on 21 December 2012 - 06:46 AM, said:

What about all that crazy nerd **** at CERN? What if they hit the "reset button" and all life started over and it plays out exatcly the same? Wouldn't it be cool if you were the only one with knowledge that life is just like a really long version of Grounds Hog Day?
Welcome to UM and stop thinking like that, I live 300 miles from CERN :P

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:14 AM

Paracelse, thanks! Nice to know that at the brink of the end, there are still cool people


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Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:38 PM

So, here we are - This is the day we have been hearing about for decades. Friday the 21st 2012,...

I sincerely hope that at least one (out of the thousands) of the doomsday slingers take paus, make a note to self, not to promote this kind of nonsense in the future.


Edited by Hazzard, 21 December 2012 - 12:39 PM.

I still await the compelling Exhibit A.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:06 PM

View PostHazzard, on 21 December 2012 - 12:38 PM, said:

So, here we are - This is the day we have been hearing about for decades. Friday the 21st 2012,...

I sincerely hope that at least one (out of the thousands) of the doomsday slingers take paus, make a note to self, not to promote this kind of nonsense in the future.

with 3 hours and 5 minutes to go, you should wait till 11:12 am before you make such a bold statement.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:18 PM

View PostParacelse, on 20 December 2012 - 06:40 PM, said:

Simple NASA doesn-t have means to send men in space and has to outsource... Like every business in the US... and EU
it may be OT to this topic, but manned craft aren't really the most practical for long-distance Space exploration, are they? Anyway, you'd need to look at the U.S. Govt. to blame for that, it's hardly NASA's fault.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:20 PM

View Post-Mr_Fess-, on 21 December 2012 - 01:06 PM, said:

with 3 hours and 5 minutes to go, you should wait till 11:12 am before you make such a bold statement.
No, the Solstice was 11:12 GMT, i.e. that was the time in the UK.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 01:22 PM

View PostRicardo Flair, on 21 December 2012 - 06:46 AM, said:

What about all that crazy nerd **** at CERN? What if they hit the "reset button" and all life started over and it plays out exatcly the same? Wouldn't it be cool if you were the only one with knowledge that life is just like a really long version of Grounds Hog Day?
I love that movie. LOL crazy nerd ****!! you funny man

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 03:34 PM

View PostHazzard, on 21 December 2012 - 12:38 PM, said:

So, here we are - This is the day we have been hearing about for decades. Friday the 21st 2012,...

I sincerely hope that at least one (out of the thousands) of the doomsday slingers take pause, make a note to self, not to promote this kind of nonsense in the future.


They have done so for many centuries, and they will continue to do so for many centuries.

All we can hope for is that people like us will be present in the future to confront them and their superstitious drivel.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 04:35 PM

I fell asleep.... did I miss it?


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Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:06 PM

View Post747400, on 21 December 2012 - 01:20 PM, said:


No, the Solstice was 11:12 GMT, i.e. that was the time in the UK.
Ok but I'm pretty sure the official history channel time for doomsday was 11:11am.

View PostRicardo Flair, on 21 December 2012 - 04:35 PM, said:

I fell asleep.... did I miss it?
Yea, it was pretty badass too. I saw all these people get raptured, cars were wrecking, planes fell from the sky. I though have been Left Below.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:44 PM

View PostParacelse, on 21 December 2012 - 06:34 AM, said:

Yep, there are so many things a machine can do but a machine doesn't have gut feelings ;)

Most astronomers will tell you that virtually anything a human can do on another planet, a robot can do, only cheaper and without the risk of losing a life.

To say that sending humans is the "only" way to explore space is plain out ignorant. Robots have done all the recent planetary exploration in the solar system. In past decades, rovers, landers, and orbiters have visited the moon, asteroids and comets, every planet in the solar system and many of their moons as well. From the Venera probe on Venus back in the 70ties, to the recent landing on Mars by the Curiosity rover.

If you had said that sending humans would be cooler and more exciting,... now that I can agree with,

I still await the compelling Exhibit A.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 06:13 PM

View PostDBunker, on 20 December 2012 - 11:56 AM, said:

NASA should stick to what they are good at, exploring space...... Not bother with the silly stuff.
i agree!

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