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Techmology and Scientism / Re: NASA records the death of a star
« on: September 02, 2011, 06:57:36 pm »
"Barely Legal Pulsars 7"?

Pulsars are the equivalent of stellar granny porn.

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: NASA records the death of a star
« on: September 02, 2011, 06:57:15 pm »
Side note- I dig red dwarves due to their long lives. At first I thought that colonizing yellow dwarf systems were our best target, but for staying power, it's all about the red dwarves. Red dwarves alive now will still be around now will last until all of the Sun type stars have died and stopped forming. There is the problem with tidal locking in the habitable zone though.

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: NASA records the death of a star
« on: September 02, 2011, 06:53:58 pm »
Indeed, though I have a tendancy to be more interested in stellar corpses, like white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes, and even then, I have a tendancy to prefer the latter high-mass varieties in particular.

On topic side-rant: The term "pulsar" pisses me off. A pulsar is just a neutron star "pointed" towards the Earth. Like, a laser-pointer is called a laser-pointer regardless of what direction it's pointing in, right? A neutron star is a neutron star. Fuck a fucking "pulsar." It's sort of an antiquated term from before they realized "pulsars" are just neutron stars "pointed" at us. I hate it. But then again, it's probably just me.

True. I'm sure there's still some useful technical reason for calling them pulsars though. Otherwise they would have given them the Pluto treatment already.

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: NASA records the death of a star
« on: September 02, 2011, 06:18:35 pm »
Ah you are right. Forgot about that. Stellar evolution is cool.

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: NASA records the death of a star
« on: September 02, 2011, 06:01:29 pm »
Just caught it at the right time. My bus is late as fuck and now i might have to fight a crowd to get on.

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: NASA records the death of a star
« on: September 02, 2011, 05:55:52 pm »
Yep. Earth should be habitable for at least another billion years. A couple of large extinction events will pop up but maybe we'll have spread out into space to have a couple of offshoot decendant species by then.

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: NASA records the death of a star
« on: September 02, 2011, 05:50:38 pm »
Correction. Sol does not have enough mass to supernova. It will swell into a red giant and then shrink into a white dwarf. Meanwhile red dwarves will remain unchanged in that time frame.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: The Atlas Shrugged Themepark?
« on: August 31, 2011, 09:04:00 pm »
Ia Wm'biy-Taw!

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I had to block poptard

What was he doing?

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: NASA records the death of a star
« on: August 31, 2011, 06:38:32 pm »
I was gonna be all like: "X ray wavelength blah blah blah, binary system, yada yada yada, accretion disks and fusion, so on and so on" but I didn't want to kill the  :lulz:

You're welcome.

You can see the star is all red and orange before it explodes, that means it's really far away because of all the red shift, right?

(again this is why my running pants and clothes are all red, so that people think I'm really farther away than I really am and then when it turns out that I'm in fact really close they're all like WTF HOW DID HE MOVE SO FAST :? and I'm all like 8) )

The front should be blue, so when they think you're blueshifting as you run towards theem

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Or Kill Me / Re: Latest News: Emo Opie Fag kills self. Damn shame
« on: August 31, 2011, 05:10:33 pm »
what the fuck is an opie?

It's like the sucker at the poker table.  If you don't know who it is, it's you.   :lulz:

Ah

Opie --->  Opie from Mayberry, classic White boy.

OK, lol. It seems like that was some common slang here in the old threads. Never really watched the Andy Griffith show.

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Or Kill Me / Re: Latest News: Emo Opie Fag kills self. Damn shame
« on: August 31, 2011, 05:04:13 pm »
what the fuck is an opie?

It's like the sucker at the poker table.  If you don't know who it is, it's you.   :lulz:

Ah

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Or Kill Me / Re: Latest News: Emo Opie Fag kills self. Damn shame
« on: August 31, 2011, 04:53:27 pm »
what the fuck is an opie?

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Seriously, once I get settled in, I am in like Flynn. I'm itching to do a rant or two, but don't have the time to think up the right words for them.

That and I want to balance it with meatspace Discordia, which I've also been lagging on. Past couple of weeks its been getting all of my shit ready to go, getting rid of unnecessary shit, spending time with Villager, and making arrangements for where I will be when. And work naturally, but since that's just a given I haven't been terribly concerned about it.

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