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The only way that would be nifty is if the record was anOST and the label was the clock face.
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The houseboat my coworker stayed on when he went to India.

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oooh nice
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Kirk wrote: oooh nice

ALMOST makes me want to go to India, and then i remember all the crimes against women and girls and say fiddlesticks that.
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radarman wrote: Image

That's pretty cool!
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Graphic doesn't show the fun part.
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justine wrote:
Kirk wrote: oooh nice

ALMOST makes me want to go to India, and then i remember all the crimes against women and girls and say fiddlesticks that.


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ukimalefu wrote: Graphic doesn't show the fun part.

Sounds like my sex-ed class.
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kids, you'll eat your placenta and like it! now who wants some umbilical?

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Gangsta's paradise huh?
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I hope that's just a photoshop because otherwise you see human waste like that and don't even have to wonder, might as well just a big L tattoo on your forehead while you're at it.
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Quick! Shoot that thing off his head, before it hurts him!
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Kirk wrote: Image


why not, it worked for the french (and soviets)

though really, i don't see the point of sending humans to venus, the place is insanely hostile to life
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TOS wrote:
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why not, it worked for the french (and soviets)

though really, i don't see the point of sending humans to venus, the place is insanely hostile to life


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ukimalefu wrote:
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why not, it worked for the french (and soviets)

though really, i don't see the point of sending humans to venus, the place is insanely hostile to life


Women are from Venus.


not from unranus?
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TOS wrote:though really, i don't see the point of sending humans to venus, the place is insanely hostile to life

I read a hard sci-fi story about a landing on venus. Yeesh.

Floating above all that pressure and heat would be the only way humans could come even close to being there. I guess if they send probes down it would be like a floating laboratory.
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Beyond the practice for interplanetary travel, I don't seem much reason to go to Venus either. Since Venus is quite a bit closer, that would make the practice safer than trying for Mars right off.
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user wrote:
TOS wrote:though really, i don't see the point of sending humans to venus, the place is insanely hostile to life

I read a hard sci-fi story about a landing on venus. Yeesh.

Floating above all that pressure and heat would be the only way humans could come even close to being there. I guess if they send probes down it would be like a floating laboratory.


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Kirk wrote: Beyond the practice for interplanetary travel, I don't seem much reason to go to Venus either. Since Venus is quite a bit closer, that would make the practice safer than trying for Mars right off.


and of course just to complicate things, venus doesn't have a magnetic field -- even mars has one
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TOS wrote:
Kirk wrote: Beyond the practice for interplanetary travel, I don't seem much reason to go to Venus either. Since Venus is quite a bit closer, that would make the practice safer than trying for Mars right off.


and of course just to complicate things, venus doesn't have a magnetic field -- even mars has one

Mars doesn't have a magnetosphere. Mercury is the only other terrestrial planet with a magnetic field.
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The meat at the top is warm meat.
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Kirk wrote: Image


The video at the link is too intense to be taken seriously.

Semi-related: Is it impossible to enter a planet's atmosphere without the fireball effect? Like, what if you did it really, really slowly?
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Mustapha Mond wrote:
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The video at the link is too intense to be taken seriously.

Semi-related: Is it impossible to enter a planet's atmosphere without the fireball effect? Like, what if you did it really, really slowly?


Sure.

The problem is slowing down. Atmospheres are free and are very good at slowing you down, fireballs notwithstanding. Slowing down before you hit it means bringing up even more rockets and fuel.
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chikie wrote:
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Kirk wrote: Beyond the practice for interplanetary travel, I don't seem much reason to go to Venus either. Since Venus is quite a bit closer, that would make the practice safer than trying for Mars right off.


and of course just to complicate things, venus doesn't have a magnetic field -- even mars has one

Mars doesn't have a magnetosphere. Mercury is the only other terrestrial planet with a magnetic field.


really? hm, i thought mars did have a weak one

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boom!

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i said break it up!!!

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TOS wrote: boom!

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It appears to be just snow that was broken off the top of that truck? That'd scare me regardless.
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This'll be neat if they can pull it off.
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I'd assumed they had declared the Pole neutral, like they did the South.
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TOS wrote:
Kirk wrote: Beyond the practice for interplanetary travel, I don't seem much reason to go to Venus either. Since Venus is quite a bit closer, that would make the practice safer than trying for Mars right off.


and of course just to complicate things, venus doesn't have a magnetic field -- even mars has one

Yeah, but the thicker atmosphere compensates, assuming we're talking about radiation exposure here? That article I linked to says the radiation dosage at probable dirigible height on Venus is about a tenth that at the surface of Mars.

I thought you were right about Mars having a weak magnetic field. Though checking Wikipedia it apparently does not. Though some rocks retain evidence of an early planetary field that has since disappeared. Perhaps the iron core froze solid.
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user wrote: I'd assumed they had declared the Pole neutral, like they did the South.
I believe Geesie discussed that sometime back and said its indeed international waters. That does not preclude these nations from posturing in the hope of changing maritime law. ;)
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