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#21 Balloon guy

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 06:02 AM

View Postsandwedge, on Tuesday, September 8th, 2009, 6:59 AM, said:

I'm not sure what the growling was. If I'd been alone, I would have investigated it a little further.
Could have got matching scars then...
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Posted 08 September 2009 - 06:03 AM

View PostBalloon guy, on Tuesday, September 8th, 2009, 9:02 AM, said:

Could have got matching scars then...
More scars=More chicks that dig them.


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Posted 08 September 2009 - 06:53 AM

OT, but I watched that bear on the golf course vid and this one was listed as "related". wtf?Full Throttle Douche Bottle
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Posted 10 September 2009 - 06:46 PM

pretty crazy video...http://gizmodo.com/5...ooks-from-space



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Posted 08 October 2009 - 11:17 PM

LCROSS is set to impact the moon a little over 3 hours from now. NASA tv will be covering it. I also found this site, which will have a free sream from a telescope.I guess in the overall scheme of things, this isn't one of NASA's highest profile missions, but I think there's something really cool about crashing a rocket into the Moon just to see what gets blasted up.


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Posted 08 October 2009 - 11:22 PM

View Postsandwedge, on Friday, October 9th, 2009, 12:17 AM, said:

LCROSS is set to impact the moon a little over 3 hours from now. NASA tv will be covering it. I also found this site, which will have a free sream from a telescope.I guess in the overall scheme of things, this isn't one of NASA's highest profile missions, but I think there's something really cool about crashing a rocket into the Moon just to see what gets blasted up.
says in 4 hours from now here.... man. Not gonna make it.Tried to watch the ISS flyover while in Kauai too a few days ago but it was too cloudy. bummer.



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Posted 08 October 2009 - 11:27 PM

View Postnutzbuster, on Friday, October 9th, 2009, 2:22 AM, said:

says in 4 hours from now here.... man. Not gonna make it.Tried to watch the ISS flyover while in Kauai too a few days ago but it was too cloudy. bummer.
oops, I stand corrected. I was looking at the time for when the telescope feed started. I just got home from work, so my mind isn't functioning.I hope Hawaii was fun.


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Posted 08 October 2009 - 11:47 PM

View Postsandwedge, on Friday, October 9th, 2009, 12:27 AM, said:

oops, I stand corrected. I was looking at the time for when the telescope feed started. I just got home from work, so my mind isn't functioning.I hope Hawaii was fun.
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Posted 08 October 2009 - 11:54 PM

View PostBalloon guy, on Friday, October 9th, 2009, 2:47 AM, said:

It is
You've probably got your clubs with you too. Hit one into the Pacific in my honor.


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Posted 09 October 2009 - 08:48 AM

Researcher Mohd Abubakr says that his circular periodic table is better than Mendeleev's. I'd have given him Nobel Prize in chemistry—if Obama hadn't got it first for mixing himself a whiskey with Red Bull onboard Air Force One.Abubakr—who works at Microsoft Research in Hyderabad—says that if you arrange the table in circular form it gives you an idea of the size of the atoms. The closer to the center, the smaller the atom element would be. That's why hydrogen and helium—with less atomic weight—are the nearest to its center. His table also preserves the periods and groups, and manages to look neat and pretty at the same time.The Physics arXiv Blog at MIT's Technology Review disagrees. They said that the table is flawed because it can only be read by rotating it—which doesn't make much sense, since you can easily rotate an image on the screen. Their other criticism is valid, however: They say that the genius of Mendeleev's table is that it can "predict the properties of undiscovered elements," arguing that Abubakr's table is not as intuitive.Whatever MIT people, you chemistry dorks you, I just like how it looks.http://gizmodo.com/5...ble-of-elements

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 11:30 AM

View Postsandwedge, on Friday, October 9th, 2009, 12:54 AM, said:

You've probably got your clubs with you too. Hit one into the Pacific in my honor.
I triedPosted ImageOnly hit this one 375 yards.
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Posted 16 November 2009 - 07:38 AM

bump.Space Shuttle Atlantis set to launch in a few hours. Not sure why I enjoy watching the preparations/countdown/launch so much, but NASA TV ftw.


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Posted 26 November 2009 - 04:13 PM

Anybody heard of the Apophis Asteroid, I just recently heard of it and the measures of deflection are cool to think about.wiki:99942 Apophis is a near-Earth asteroid that caused a brief period of concern in December 2004 because initial observations indicated a small probability (up to 2.7%) that it would strike the Earth in 2029. Additional observations provided improved predictions that eliminated the possibility of an impact on Earth or the Moon in 2029. However, a possibility remains that during the 2029 close encounter with Earth, Apophis would pass through a gravitational keyhole, a precise region in space no more than about 600 meters across, that would set up a future impact on April 13, 2036. This possibility kept the asteroid at Level 1 on the Torino impact hazard scale until August 2006. It broke the record for the highest level on the Torino Scale, being, for only a short time, a level 4, before it was lowered.[5]the torino scale is also pretty cool: http://en.wikipedia....ki/Torino_Scaleand for those who rather hear it from our friendly neighborhood astrophysicist (no not LLY), check out Neil deGrase Tyson : http://fora.tv/2007/...ole#fullprogram
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Posted 11 February 2010 - 04:44 PM

http://www.videosift...out-real-aliensDirector Neill Blomkamp gives his thoughts on the existence of alien life, and what it might resemble in a recorded talk for 2009 TEDxVancouver.He discusses some amazing concepts that I found fascinating.
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Posted 12 February 2010 - 01:10 AM

View Postcoesillian, on Thursday, February 11th, 2010, 6:44 PM, said:

http://www.videosift...out-real-aliensDirector Neill Blomkamp gives his thoughts on the existence of alien life, and what it might resemble in a recorded talk for 2009 TEDxVancouver.He discusses some amazing concepts that I found fascinating.
Very interesting stuff. I personally believe that there is a high probability of abundant life in the universe. We just don't have the ability to find it yet. I'm becoming more awed by the size of the universe. I was watching a show on Nasa TV about the Hubble telescope, and they showed a picture taken by Hubble that had 5,000 galaxies in it. They said that the portion of the sky represented in the picture was about the same as if you took a drinking straw outside and looked up through it.On a side note, I was hoping to go to Florida to see the Shuttle launch last weekend, but wasn't able to make it. I consoled myself by buying a relatively inexpensive telescope. I haven't gotten to use it much, but I have gotten some pretty good views of the Moon. Two weeks ago, my daughter and I got to see the Moon pretty well. We snapped a few pictures through the lens with a basic digital camera...Posted ImageMy daughter said, "I want to take these pictures for Show and Tell (she's in kindergarten). I printed them up for her, but wasn't sure how well it would go over. When I had her this weekend, I asked her about show and tell, and she said, "They asked me to show the pictures to the Pre-K and 1st grade classes also." This means it was either a great success, or she was saying something so funny that the teacher's couldn't resist letting the other teachers in on the joke. I haven't found out yet.


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Posted 12 February 2010 - 11:38 AM

cute story, but great picture.I feel like I'm learning about space and stars for the first time these past few years. The otehr day i grasped where matter comes from and its so basic and fundamental yet it isn't widely understood. Stars are mostly composed of H and He (the universe is like 99% H and He).Those are the elements with 1 proton and 2 protons. Stars are a fission furnaces, meaning they take H and He and blast them at each other so fast and hot that they combine to create different atoms. When 2 He atom collide and merge you get a new atom with 4 protons known as Berillium. Add another He to that, so 6 protons, and you get a Carbon atom. Every amount of protons in an atom is an element, 1 through 92 are naturally found on earth and shown on the Periodic table (which we all know from high school but the underlying meanings are not so clear). All the elements floating around the universe were brewed in a star, we are literally star dust.
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Posted 12 February 2010 - 05:15 PM

View Postcoesillian, on Friday, February 12th, 2010, 1:38 PM, said:

cute story, but great picture.I feel like I'm learning about space and stars for the first time these past few years. The otehr day i grasped where matter comes from and its so basic and fundamental yet it isn't widely understood. Stars are mostly composed of H and He (the universe is like 99% H and He).Those are the elements with 1 proton and 2 protons. Stars are a fission furnaces, meaning they take H and He and blast them at each other so fast and hot that they combine to create different atoms. When 2 He atom collide and merge you get a new atom with 4 protons known as Berillium. Add another He to that, so 6 protons, and you get a Carbon atom. Every amount of protons in an atom is an element, 1 through 92 are naturally found on earth and shown on the Periodic table (which we all know from high school but the underlying meanings are not so clear). All the elements floating around the universe were brewed in a star, we are literally star dust.
Interesting stuff, coesillian. Makes me want to go back to high school and retake Chemistry.NOVA on youtube


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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:37 PM

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looks like it really is made out of cheese.
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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:51 PM

View Postqyayqi, on Saturday, February 13th, 2010, 12:37 AM, said:

looks like it really is made out of cheese.
yummy cheese!maybe some Gruyeres cheese?
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Posted 05 May 2010 - 09:54 AM

Awesome...I got selected for a NASA Tweetup in Houston on May 19th. Along with about 100 other people, I'll get to tour the training facilities, meet some astronauts, and see Mission Control during the next shuttle mission.


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