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?? that's an article about seals, not cute minkeys
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it could have been more cats tho

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TOS wrote:
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TOS wrote: she throws a little fourth-wall-breaking wink at the audience but it's a mirror image, an intant of playing with reality but in a really affectionate way

if you look at the non-mirror image you can't see the wink, in fact it looks like she's looking at the mirror image affectionately

she was just so wonderful and charismatic, love her

I think the wink is to the instructor seated by the piano, who responds with a double fingers crossed.
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Some of the languages there are odd choices.
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user wrote: Some of the languages there are odd choices.

The second one is not one I recognize. The other four say "big city in Canada."

Without French it would be "midsize city in US."
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The second one appears to be Shan. It's also upside down.
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dv wrote:
user wrote: Some of the languages there are odd choices.

The second one is not one I recognize. The other four say "big city in Canada."

Without French it would be "midsize city in US."

I mean they represent countries whose citizens are quite aware what a toilet looks like.
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Surgery: 1909

This image looked unsanitary to me but started a reflection by me about how I'm being unduly influenced by modern hospital furnishing design.
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user wrote: Some of the languages there are odd choices.

The second one is not one I recognize. The other four say "big city in Canada."

Without French it would be "midsize city in US."

I mean they represent countries whose citizens are quite aware what a toilet looks like.

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Surgery: 1909

This image looked unsanitary to me but started a reflection by me about how I'm being unduly influenced by modern hospital furnishing design.


Go even 50 years earlier and you'll be truly horrified.
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Surgery: 1909

This image looked unsanitary to me but started a reflection by me about how I'm being unduly influenced by modern hospital furnishing design.

Depending where it was, it may have been unsanitary. In 1909 a tremendous number of US doctors would not have been practicing modern medicine, still working according to the pre-germ-theory standards on which they'd been trained.
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Once more, yesterday (feb 19 2017).

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i did a bit of research this morning and discovered that space-x's market cap is many times the size of nasa's budget

no wonder musk is talking about going to mars
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ukimalefu wrote: Once more, yesterday (feb 19 2017).

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That never gets old.
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It reminds me of a Looney Toons clip featuring Marvin the Martian.
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makes me think of balancing a broom

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Astronomers find 7 Earth-sized planets in orbit around dwarf star:

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Mind you: the colors for all of the planets in TRAPPIST-1 are just artist's renditions, AND the scale of their estimated sizes are based on the probability that these are all mostly rocky planets like those pictured in our Solar System which are of similar masses.
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DEyncourt wrote: Astronomers find 7 Earth-sized planets in orbit around dwarf star:

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Mind you: the colors for all of the planets in TRAPPIST-1 are just artist's renditions, AND the scale of their estimated sizes are based on the probability that these are all mostly rocky planets like those pictured in our Solar System which are of similar masses.

0.011 AU ? A 36 hour year? Jesus! If it's rock, it's liquid rock ...
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DEyncourt wrote: Astronomers find 7 Earth-sized planets in orbit around dwarf star:

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Mind you: the colors for all of the planets in TRAPPIST-1 are just artist's renditions, AND the scale of their estimated sizes are based on the probability that these are all mostly rocky planets like those pictured in our Solar System which are of similar masses.

0.011 AU ? A 36 hour year? Jesus! If it's rock, it's liquid rock ...


not necessarily ... the star is only a fraction the size of ours and emits a very small amount of radiation (i believe it's called "ultracool")

i believe it's around the size of jupiter
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If it's that small it must be pretty dense to hold a system of that size that close.
The gravity would keep them busted-up pretty good. More like balls of sand than a big rock.
Of course, I haven't followed the link or read the article; I'm just shootin' from the hip, here.
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DukeofNuke wrote:
DEyncourt wrote: Astronomers find 7 Earth-sized planets in orbit around dwarf star:

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Mind you: the colors for all of the planets in TRAPPIST-1 are just artist's renditions, AND the scale of their estimated sizes are based on the probability that these are all mostly rocky planets like those pictured in our Solar System which are of similar masses.

0.011 AU ? A 36 hour year? Jesus! If it's rock, it's liquid rock ...

TRAPPIST-1 is a TINY dwarf star, just a bit more massive than that required for it to sustain fusion so somewhere not much above 80 Jupiter-masses (our current estimate of that limit). This dwarf star generates about 1/2000th the light that our Sun does. If we were to take the Earth and put in the TRAPPIST-1 system at Earth's orbit it likely would be so cold that all of the Earth's atmosphere would be frozen except for helium and hydrogen.

As it happens Jupiter is about as large in diameter as any planet can be. Adding more mass to Jupiter would compress its gases more without increasing its diameter very much up to the point when fusion could be sustained at the core. When that happens a dwarf star will balloon out to a much larger size though still tiny compared to our Sun.

On the other hand: judging from the relatively few dwarf stars that we can see--because they are so small we cannot see many outside 50 light years from Earth much less study them to any degree--dwarf stars are subject to violent storms such that likely they will strip any small rocky planet like the Earth of any atmosphere.

STILL, this at least is an argument towards a relatively high prevalence of planets in star systems.
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maurvir wrote:
ukimalefu wrote: Once more, yesterday (feb 19 2017).

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That never gets old.

everyone is so focused on him (musk) that they forget the other guys in the space race. Here is the amazing video of the Shepard Rocket (Blue Origin/Jeff Bezos) with the Crew Capsule being launched and than making a safe reentry and landing for both the lower stage and capsule.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk3m9o97OFY
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The diameter of Io's orbit around Jupiter is about 420,000 km, which is larger than the Sun's radius of about 348,000 km.
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Also here is video of Virgins spaceship 2 (richard brandsons) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9qaNLUehXA

If you come up to Oshkosh and visit the EAA Museum we have an exact replica of SpaceShip One on display! (people don't acknowledge theirs much because the main focus of theirs isn't the lucrative government space mission contracts but the yet to be established commercial space aviation sector)

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Except Trappist 1 is farther than 12 parsecs from earth :P

The commercial space race is pretty awesome. I think more people talk about SpaceX because they are currently launching real payloads and are close to having a capsule rated for manned flight. I think the first manned launch is scheduled for sometime in mid 2018.

in some ways, it is as exciting as I imagine the early space program must have been.
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Still no bigger than a womp rat.
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user wrote: Still no bigger than a womp rat.

The thing about Womp Rats... they're "not much bigger than 2 meters."

So basically, imagine these, but alive.

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wooden gun?

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TOS wrote: wooden gun?

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It's powered by rubber bands...
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