The Random Image Thread (keeping it PG-13 at the worst)

How's life?
User avatar
rjprice
Posts: 4943
Joined: Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:03 pm

Post by rjprice »

ukimalefu wrote: Image


The top image, I remember watching that episode on a 10" B&W when it was just that week's new episode. It seemed kind of cheesy at the time.


Image


Image
There's drunk, there's Army drunk, then there's Disney Princess drunk.
User avatar
Kirk
Posts: 25939
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:09 pm
Location: SLO

Post by Kirk »

Here's last month's total solar eclipse compressed into a 30 second movie. Watch the terminator (Day/Night edge) move across the sky.
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap121210.html
User avatar
DukeofNuke
Posts: 33303
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:33 pm
Title: FREE RADICAL
Location: Scintillating!

Post by DukeofNuke »

Kirk wrote: Here's last month's total solar eclipse compressed into a 30 second movie. Watch the terminator (Day/Night edge) move across the sky.
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap121210.html


did you notice the UFO that appears in the lower left at 0:20, and disappears at 0:27 ?
intellectual/hipster/nihilist

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts."
-Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan
User avatar
Kirk
Posts: 25939
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:09 pm
Location: SLO

Post by Kirk »

Yeah, nice sundog
User avatar
ukimalefu
Posts: 44195
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:52 pm
Title: want, but shouldn't, may anyway
Location: Failed State

Post by ukimalefu »

Not an UFO and not a sundog. It's Kukulkan arriving for the 21st.
DEyncourt
Posts: 17395
Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2008 2:38 am

Post by DEyncourt »

DukeofNuke wrote:
Kirk wrote: Here's last month's total solar eclipse compressed into a 30 second movie. Watch the terminator (Day/Night edge) move across the sky.
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap121210.html


did you notice the UFO that appears in the lower left at 0:20, and disappears at 0:27 ?

Um, do you mean the small dark object that appears just over the horizon line in the lower RIGHT?

My guess is that it is an airship/blimp that is washed out by the sun during the first part of the video. You can start "seeing" the airship because it gets covered by the eclipse shadow while the sky behind it is still lit, then eventually that part of the sky is in shadow so the airship "disappears".
User avatar
DukeofNuke
Posts: 33303
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:33 pm
Title: FREE RADICAL
Location: Scintillating!

Post by DukeofNuke »

DEyncourt wrote:
DukeofNuke wrote:
Kirk wrote: Here's last month's total solar eclipse compressed into a 30 second movie. Watch the terminator (Day/Night edge) move across the sky.
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap121210.html


did you notice the UFO that appears in the lower left at 0:20, and disappears at 0:27 ?

Um, do you mean the small dark object that appears just over the horizon line in the lower RIGHT?

My guess is that it is an airship/blimp that is washed out by the sun during the first part of the video. You can start "seeing" the airship because it gets covered by the eclipse shadow while the sky behind it is still lit, then eventually that part of the sky is in shadow so the airship "disappears".


Yes, right. Sorry. It's the old x-ray tech in me, I think of R & L in images as if from the perspective of the image facing me.
" the small dark object that appears just over the horizon line in the lower RIGHT?" is exactly what I'm talking about.

Blimp ? Really ?
Next you'll be saying that's it's something NOT extraterrestrial !

also;

Kirk wrote: Yeah, nice sundog

Yeah, man. I'm hip to Sundogs.
intellectual/hipster/nihilist

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts."
-Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan
User avatar
DukeofNuke
Posts: 33303
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:33 pm
Title: FREE RADICAL
Location: Scintillating!

Post by DukeofNuke »

Ok. I've decided it's a cloud.
There are others on the left at the same altitude that do a similar disappearing trick.
intellectual/hipster/nihilist

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts."
-Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan
User avatar
rjprice
Posts: 4943
Joined: Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:03 pm

Post by rjprice »

Image

Image

Image


Image


Image


Image
There's drunk, there's Army drunk, then there's Disney Princess drunk.
DEyncourt
Posts: 17395
Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2008 2:38 am

Post by DEyncourt »

DukeofNuke wrote: Ok. I've decided it's a cloud.
There are others on the left at the same altitude that do a similar disappearing trick.

Yeah, on second thought I agree: a cloud. Its relative symmetry made me think airship, but considering the apparent distances involved it would have to be a frickin' huge one.
User avatar
Kirk
Posts: 25939
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:09 pm
Location: SLO

Post by Kirk »

Worldview is NASA's new interactive map of the 'blue marble' images. I wish zoom went deeper.
http://earthdata.nasa.gov/labs/worldvie ... geographic

Here's an article describing some of it.
http://venturebeat.com/2012/12/10/black ... s-miracle/
User avatar
ukimalefu
Posts: 44195
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:52 pm
Title: want, but shouldn't, may anyway
Location: Failed State

Post by ukimalefu »

Image
User avatar
Kirk
Posts: 25939
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:09 pm
Location: SLO

Post by Kirk »

What's that symbol mean and which civilization is it from?
User avatar
ukimalefu
Posts: 44195
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:52 pm
Title: want, but shouldn't, may anyway
Location: Failed State

Post by ukimalefu »

Kirk wrote: What's that symbol mean and which civilization is it from?


That's Kukulkan, Maya
User avatar
Kirk
Posts: 25939
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:09 pm
Location: SLO

Post by Kirk »

Ah cool. I've been to Chichen Itza. Its an impressive temple city.
User avatar
DukeofNuke
Posts: 33303
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:33 pm
Title: FREE RADICAL
Location: Scintillating!

Post by DukeofNuke »

Image
intellectual/hipster/nihilist

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but not their own facts."
-Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan
User avatar
dv
Posts: 30680
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:42 pm

Post by dv »

ukimalefu wrote:
Kirk wrote: What's that symbol mean and which civilization is it from?


That's Kukulkan, Maya

I knew that.

Mostly because he was featured in an episode of Star Trek The Animated Series and I therefore read his Wikipedia page. :D
Image
User avatar
macuser
Posts: 202
Joined: Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:26 am

Post by macuser »

Image
User avatar
Kirk
Posts: 25939
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:09 pm
Location: SLO

Post by Kirk »

DukeofNuke wrote: Image

Triceratops surrounded by snakes?
User avatar
obvs
Posts: 27719
Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2008 8:44 pm
Title: Socialist isn't an epithet;it's a badge.

Post by obvs »

Stegosaurus?
User avatar
rjprice
Posts: 4943
Joined: Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:03 pm

Post by rjprice »

Image
There's drunk, there's Army drunk, then there's Disney Princess drunk.
User avatar
ukimalefu
Posts: 44195
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:52 pm
Title: want, but shouldn't, may anyway
Location: Failed State

Post by ukimalefu »

Image
User avatar
rjprice
Posts: 4943
Joined: Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:03 pm

Post by rjprice »

Image
There's drunk, there's Army drunk, then there's Disney Princess drunk.
User avatar
maurvir
Posts: 25358
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:13 pm
Title: Steamed meat popsicle

Post by maurvir »

Image

Want! :D
User avatar
ukimalefu
Posts: 44195
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 3:52 pm
Title: want, but shouldn't, may anyway
Location: Failed State

Post by ukimalefu »

I'd prefer a Flux Capacitor.
User avatar
user
Posts: 29386
Joined: Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:40 pm
Title: Stupid cockwomble

Post by user »

It's an automatic????
Aw, he's no fun, he fell right over.

Science is Truth for Life. In FORTRAN tongue the Answer.

...so I'm supposed to find the Shadow King from inside a daiquiri?
User avatar
Kirk
Posts: 25939
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:09 pm
Location: SLO

Post by Kirk »

That's academic. Once a jet or rocket engine is installed, there ain't no gear box anymore.

Also that isn't street legal anywhere. I suspect its a photochop.
User avatar
maurvir
Posts: 25358
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2010 10:13 pm
Title: Steamed meat popsicle

Post by maurvir »

Kirk wrote: That's academic. Once a jet or rocket engine is installed, there ain't no gear box anymore.

Also that isn't street legal anywhere. I suspect its a photochop.


The picture is a link. If he photoshopped it, he went to a hell of a lot of trouble, since he shows pictures of the entire thing as it was being built.
User avatar
Geesie
Posts: 26077
Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:18 am
Title: Couldn't hit it sideways
Location: Searching for my mainline

Post by Geesie »

Image
Image
User avatar
Kirk
Posts: 25939
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:09 pm
Location: SLO

Post by Kirk »

I should learn to click images to see if they're links. I still don't believe its street legal.
Farmerkev
Posts: 11956
Joined: Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:05 pm

Post by Farmerkev »

Kirk wrote: I should learn to click images to see if they're links. I still don't believe its street legal.

No need to click, just mouse over and see if the cursor changes.
If a boat is a hole in the water you throw money in, do you really want your ship to come in?
User avatar
rjprice
Posts: 4943
Joined: Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:03 pm

Post by rjprice »

It is street legal in the narrow and not terribly relevant sense that the factory emission controls are in place. The presence of that jet engine, improperly secured and contained, inside the passenger compartment and projecting out the back of the car is almost certainly enough to get it pulled off the street for a safety violation. Actually running the jet engine on the street is absolutely an impound and destroy safety violation.
There's drunk, there's Army drunk, then there's Disney Princess drunk.
User avatar
user
Posts: 29386
Joined: Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:40 pm
Title: Stupid cockwomble

Post by user »

Apparently, from the website, Homeland Security is attempting to designate it a hazard for some bizarre reason.

(He uses the automatic while driving with the org. engine. It just seemed odd that someone who wanted that sort of speed wouldn't have a stick to begin with.)
Aw, he's no fun, he fell right over.

Science is Truth for Life. In FORTRAN tongue the Answer.

...so I'm supposed to find the Shadow King from inside a daiquiri?
User avatar
Kirk
Posts: 25939
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:09 pm
Location: SLO

Post by Kirk »

Its certainly a hazard to the car behind him if he fires up that jet engine without sufficient space to the rear.
If he's going to do that, why use a VW? I mean jeez.
User avatar
rjprice
Posts: 4943
Joined: Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:03 pm

Post by rjprice »

user wrote: Apparently, from the website, Homeland Security is attempting to designate it a hazard for some bizarre reason.

(He uses the automatic while driving with the org. engine. It just seemed odd that someone who wanted that sort of speed wouldn't have a stick to begin with.)


Cars have steering wheels so maybe they are "re-imagining" the law which prohibits guidance systems in model rockets?
There's drunk, there's Army drunk, then there's Disney Princess drunk.
User avatar
rjprice
Posts: 4943
Joined: Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:03 pm

Post by rjprice »

Some of us really like cable knit sweaters. . .

Image
There's drunk, there's Army drunk, then there's Disney Princess drunk.
User avatar
Kirk
Posts: 25939
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:09 pm
Location: SLO

Post by Kirk »

Uh huh, just because something can be made doesn't mean it should.
If my wife ever made that, I don't think I'd model it and post pics. ;)
User avatar
rjprice
Posts: 4943
Joined: Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:03 pm

Post by rjprice »

Maybe his Mommy made it for him? Kinda hard to say no in that case.

I gotta say though, I lived in -40 C for a few winters and I'm pretty sure that suit would be a little much in those conditions. Maybe for working the Kolyma gold fields?
There's drunk, there's Army drunk, then there's Disney Princess drunk.
DEyncourt
Posts: 17395
Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2008 2:38 am

Post by DEyncourt »

It's a stillsuit from Dune!
User avatar
obvs
Posts: 27719
Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2008 8:44 pm
Title: Socialist isn't an epithet;it's a badge.

Post by obvs »

rjprice wrote: Some of us really like cable knit sweaters. . .

Image
Oh God wearing that would be sensory hell.
Post Reply