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they've really figured out how to build internal combustion engines

too bad the tech is so doomed
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TOS wrote: they've really figured out how to build internal combustion engines

too bad the tech is so doomed

Idunno, we will still have range extenders for some time. Mazda will have a rotary RE in their first electric car.
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Betonhaus wrote:
TOS wrote: they've really figured out how to build internal combustion engines

too bad the tech is so doomed

Idunno, we will still have range extenders for some time. Mazda will have a rotary RE in their first electric car.


all the carmakers have announced plans to go all-electric in the next 5-10 years
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Villarrica volcano in Chile

Yes, it's a long exposure, but just because the human eye can't see it doesn't mean all that light isn't there.
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those goddamned morlocks are having a party again

turn it down, you bastards!
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Do we need to rescue Weena again?
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The Bad Astronomer on Mars Insight so far.

Here's Insight's "selfie":

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And Insight seen...FROM SPAAACE:

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via the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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that's quite a stick
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juice wrote: Do we need to rescue Weena again?


she is so grounded
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TOS wrote:
juice wrote: Do we need to rescue Weena again?


she is so grounded

I wouldn't have minded disciplining Yvette Mimieux

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Taken by the Mars Express High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC), this view of Korolev crater comprises five different ‘strips’ that have been combined to form a single image, with each strip gathered over a different orbit.
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what's that!? a dragon capsule? russian? why is it so burned!?
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ukimalefu wrote: what's that!? a dragon capsule? russian? why is it so burned!?

A Soyuz. They fire retro rockets just before getting to the ground:

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which was more evident due to the snow.
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Pretty amazing picture.
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Science, kinda. Nature, technically. Amazing, sure, but not the way you probably meant.

https://twitter.com/Crashingtv/status/1 ... 5905531906
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science, kinda ...

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https://driving.ca/tesla/auto-news/news/ice-ing-trend-sees-trucks-block-tesla-charging-stations?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1545851696

so much going on in this story ... resistance to progress, emotional threats, but the biggest thought i have is all the guys for whom a big snarling vehicle is key to their manhood are facing a bleak-ass future (eventually)
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TOS wrote: science, kinda ...

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https://driving.ca/tesla/auto-news/news/ice-ing-trend-sees-trucks-block-tesla-charging-stations?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1545851696

so much going on in this story ... resistance to progress, emotional threats, but the biggest thought i have is all the guys for whom a big snarling vehicle is key to their manhood are facing a bleak-ass future (eventually)

Someone needs to spray paint “Sorry about your tiny penis” on these trucks.
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Or just call a tow truck.
I'm sorry Dave...
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TOS wrote: science, kinda ...

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https://driving.ca/tesla/auto-news/news/ice-ing-trend-sees-trucks-block-tesla-charging-stations?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1545851696

so much going on in this story ... resistance to progress, emotional threats, but the biggest thought i have is all the guys for whom a big snarling vehicle is key to their manhood are facing a bleak-ass future (eventually)
Pass a law.

Do it once, and you lose your truck.
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The Bad Astronomer on tonight's flyby of 2014 MU69 by New Horizons:

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By coincidence this will happen about 33 minutes into 2019 Eastern Time.

On the other hand it will be about 6 hours later before we get a confirmation of New Horizons having survived the flyby, then it will take days for any pictures and data to get transmitted to Earth.
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Woohoo!

Not only did New Horizons survive the flyby but it sent back this low-res pic of 2014 MU69:

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Now we have wait over the next few days for New Horizons to send everything else.

Check the link to the Bad Astronomer in my previous post for a few more details.
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they found japanese porn?
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Mr Peanut is an alien!?
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ukimalefu wrote: Mr Peanut is an alien!?

Of course he is.

Let's see.

Obviously unlike how he is depicted in TV commercials on Earth, Mr. P could not be human in size and survive in Earth's gravity given his sticklike arms and legs. In Earth's gravity he could be no larger than maybe a mouse or a rat, or Mr. P's planet of origin had around 0.2 Gs on its surface, or maybe Mr. P's distant ancestors were an aquatic race in some medium possibly not water (but c'mon: it must have been very salty water).

On the other hand, the usually considered limitations of brain power for creatures the size of a large bug would not be a problem for Mr. P's people considering how their bodies are dominated by two (or MORE!) lobes of their brains. Early in their evolution Mr. P's ancient ancestors were two separate beings each with just a single brain lobe. For whatever reasons two of those creatures fused together mostly lengthwise, losing their "extra" limbs and organs vestigially to become four-limbed creatures. That was before those separate brain lobes became connected together through a large brain stem, and THEN began their massive growth to Mr. P's more familiar proportions of today.

All hail our new peanut-like overlords!

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I think a goober-centric view of these so called entities is wrong-headed and unscientific. I question the very notion of legume-based intelligence. This is pseudo science run amok. There needs to be more data.
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Ribtor wrote:[spoiler]I think a goober-centric view of these so called entities is wrong-headed and unscientific. I question the very notion of legume-based intelligence. This is pseudo science run amok. There needs to be more data.[/spoiler]

Cast ye not thine eyes upon such rantings of blasphemers! The TRUE believers will follow the one chunky road of spreadable goodness!

And such unbelievers shall have their skins flayed from their bodies, then have their bodies dry-roasted by cleansing fire!

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DEyncourt wrote:
ukimalefu wrote: Mr Peanut is an alien!?

Of course he is.

Let's see.

Obviously unlike how he is depicted in TV commercials on Earth, Mr. P could not be human in size and survive in Earth's gravity given his sticklike arms and legs. In Earth's gravity he could be no larger than maybe a mouse or a rat, or Mr. P's planet of origin had around 0.2 Gs on its surface, or maybe Mr. P's distant ancestors were an aquatic race in some medium possibly not water (but c'mon: it must have been very salty water).

On the other hand, the usually considered limitations of brain power for creatures the size of a large bug would not be a problem for Mr. P's people considering how their bodies are dominated by two (or MORE!) lobes of their brains. Early in their evolution Mr. P's ancient ancestors were two separate beings each with just a single brain lobe. For whatever reasons two of those creatures fused together mostly lengthwise, losing their "extra" limbs and organs vestigially to become four-limbed creatures. That was before those separate brain lobes became connected together through a large brain stem, and THEN began their massive growth to Mr. P's more familiar proportions of today.

All hail our new peanut-like overlords!

("But they are so delici--" "Hush, you!")

I always thought that he was a genetic experiment.
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obvs wrote:
TOS wrote: science, kinda ...

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https://driving.ca/tesla/auto-news/news/ice-ing-trend-sees-trucks-block-tesla-charging-stations?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1545851696

so much going on in this story ... resistance to progress, emotional threats, but the biggest thought i have is all the guys for whom a big snarling vehicle is key to their manhood are facing a bleak-ass future (eventually)
Pass a law.

Do it once, and you lose your truck.


“ICE-ing” has been likened by some to be an evolution of “rolling coal,” which involved owners of diesel trucks intentionally spewing excessive amounts of smoke from their vehicles’ exhausts onto nearby cars.



We have one or two of those guys around my town. Also have large TRUMP flags in the back.
I cannot imagine how much of a loser you have to be to do that human waste.
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no images yet, but china is about to attempt the very difficult task of landing a rover on the far side of the moon

it'll be very cool to see those images, assuming it works out
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Good luck to Chinese. I hope the landing and continued communications with the lander are all succe...wait a minute: what do the Chinese know about the lunar farside that WE don't know?

You realize what this calls for?

THE NEW SPACE RACE!!!
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DEyncourt wrote: Good luck to Chinese. I hope the landing and continued communications with the lander are all succe...wait a minute: what do the Chinese know about the lunar farside that WE don't know?

You realize what this calls for?

THE NEW SPACE RACE!!!


Okay, fine, but we leave Sentinel Prime asleep this time.
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All we need is Liberty Prime.
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when you feel like taking a trip down a rabbit hole, do some googling about lunar conspiracy theories

no, not about the apollo landings being faked ... the theories that claim the moon is littered with ancient ruins, functioning alien bases, and oh yeah that it's hollow and is an artificial construct designed to keep an eye on us

because we're that important
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