Nationalist Trolling



  • My Twitter's exploding about some socialists on some lame continent (one positively infested by Welsh) has landed a tiny robot on a comet.

    Well whoop-de-shit.

    You know what's a billion times bigger than a comet? The moon. You know what the US did? Land human beings on the moon. In a safe and repeatable manner. 45 years ago. Suck it, Europe.


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    Only because you were worried the Russians would get there first and kill your chances for bragging about it for the next half century while sitting on your laurels and letting your space project die.

    Richard Branson crashed a rocket the other week. That's more than NASA has done in years!


  • SockDev

    @blakeyrat said:

    My Twitter's exploding about some socialists on some lame continent (one positively infested by Welsh) has landed a tiny robot on a comet.

    Well whoop-de-shit.

    You know what's a billion times bigger than a comet? The moon. You know what the US did? Land human beings on the moon. In a safe and repeatable manner. 45 years ago. Suck it, Europe.


    Well, to be fair, landing something on the Moon is a bit like hitting the broad side of a barn. It's a pretty big target.

    Landing on a comet... well, that's more like splitting an arrow from knock to tip. From 300 miles away. Blindfold. With a 200mph cross-wind. And Parkinson's.

    :smiley:


  • SockDev

    also it's with an arrow we shot 10 years ago, at a moving target..


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    @blakeyrat said:

    You know what the US did? Land human beings on the moon.

    Oh, you hit the huge round thing in the sky. How the hell do you even miss it? Hell, just shove something vaguely in the right direction and it will eventually get there.

    Well whoop-de-shit.

    Have you seen those comets? Those things are tiny! If you guys even managed to find it you'd probably calculate the speed in yards per fortnight or something and crash the thing right into the thing.


    Filed under: Am I doing this right?, Hanzo'd due to poor cell coverage :(



  • Apparently the Europeans aren't satisfied with starting 2 world wars, they want to go to war with the cosmos. Sheesh.


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    We're just checking if there are any brown people up there so we can hide them in time.

    Ok, I think I better stop this before Poe's law bites me on the ass.




  • mod

    @Jaloopa said:

    next half century while sitting on your laurels and letting your space project die.

    Yeah:

    • NASA had nothing to do with assembling the ISS.
    • NASA hasn't sent any worthwhile probes to Mars.
    • NASA also hasn't sent any probes to examine the gas giants.
    • NASA doesn't have a Pluto encounter scheduled for next summer.
    • NASA doesn't have any probes operating beyond the solar system.

    for those who can't tell: all of those statements are false.



    • NASA has nothing to do with reaching out to Muslims worldwide


  • Right and obviously NASA doesn't have any remote control science robots ON MARS AT THIS VERY MOMENT.

    We did mostly let the manned space program drop but, then again, it's not like the ESA has got one. Not unless you guys bribe Russia to join up. EDIT: China's sent up more astronauts in non-borrowed ships than the ESA. And they just started this shit like 10 years ago.



  • So yeah, putting something in orbit around a dwarf planet 4.67 billion miles (7.5 billion kilometers) away is easy, right?

    Let's see Europe do that. The U.S. is just about to do it.


  • SockDev

    @boomzilla said:

    https://twitter.com/AndrewStilesUSA/status/532567767845974016

    I'll be honest, that just comes across as making a point for the sake of making a point.



  • @RaceProUK said:

    I'll be honest, that just comes across as making a point for the sake of making a point.

    Some might even call it a joke.


  • SockDev

    @boomzilla said:

    Some might even call it a joke.

    Some might even call it a pizza :)


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    @boomzilla said:

    Some might even call it a joke.

    Aaand Poe's law strikes again, I'm honestly not sure if it's a joke (I don't know who the guy is, might be obvious if I did).



  • @Onyx said:

    Aaand Poe's law strikes again, I'm honestly not sure if it's a joke (I don't know who the guy is, might be obvious if I did).

    Yes, it's a joke. I'm familiar with him. There's a whole Twitchy thread about him trolling people with that particular tweet:

    it's funny because SJWs are idiots who often say such a thing in all seriousness.



  • Without that information, I assumed he was a sincere SJW libtard.

    Edit: ... because

    @boomzilla said:

    SJWs are idiots who often say such a thing in all seriousness.


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    @chubertdev said:

    So yeah, putting something in orbit around a dwarf planet 4.67 billion miles (7.5 billion kilometers) away is easy, right?

    Let's see Europe do that. The U.S. is just about to do it.

    And, Hanzoed:

    @abarker said:

    NASA doesn't have a Pluto encounter scheduled for next summer.
    ...
    for those who can't tell: all of those statements are false.


  • SockDev

    @abarker said:

    NASA doesn't have any probes operating beyond the solar system.

    wellllll that depends on what exactly you use as your definition of the solar system... I mean yes, Voyager 1 is certainly still operating (somewhat, we are getting science from it still) but depending on what you call the solar system it still has a long way to go, I mean it's not yet reached the Oort cloud yet!

    EDIT: but it is on it's way out of the system, unless it hits something big and gets flung back.,.. that's not likely at all but is theoretically possible.



  • @accalia said:

    that depends on what exactly you use as your definition of the solar system.


  • SockDev

    yep. it is in interstellar space, but the Oort cloud orbits the sun and is outside the heliosheath, so if you define the extent of the system the distance to the farthest object in a stable orbit.... that could theoretically be as far as one light year.

    not that i'm trying to be pendantic or anything.


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    @accalia said:

    wellllll that depends on what exactly you use as your definition of the solar system... I mean yes, Voyager 1 is certainly still operating (somewhat, we are getting science from it still) but depending on what you call the solar system it still has a long way to go, I mean it's not yet reached the Oort cloud yet!

    Well, I was going with the "outside the heliosphere, in interstellar space" definition of outside the solar system. Of course, there are 2 scientists who dispute whether that has actually happened, but the general consensus is that Voyager 1 did leave the heliosphere back in 2012. The dissenters can't even prove or disprove their position without 2-3 more years of data.


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    @accalia said:

    not that i'm trying to be pendantic or anything.

    Sure you aren't ;)


  • SockDev

    @abarker said:

    Sure you aren't

    well i'm not! there's only one n in pedantic! :-P


  • Grade A Premium Asshole

    Well, in all fairness, it is the European Space Agency. You might expect a lot of those people involved to be Euro-fucking-peans.

    This is why I cannot be on social media. I would want to beat the stupid out of him.

    Edit: NVM

    @boomzilla said:

    Yes, it's a joke. I'm familiar with him. There's a whole Twitchy thread about him trolling people with that particular tweet:



  • @accalia said:

    it is in interstellar space, but ... that could theoretically be as far as one light year.

    I was just going with the definition that seems to be most widely used in that context.



  • @Intercourse said:

    This is why I cannot be on social media. I would want to beat the stupid out of him.

    That's ok; there are plenty of others who need it.


  • mod

    Well, the ESA really screwed up the comet landing, didn't they?

    So first, the anchor harpoons failed to deploy, causing the lander to bounce not once, but twice. The lander is now about 1 km out of position, in the shadow of a cliff. According to the article, this means:

    In the shadows, Philae's solar panels, which were meant to power the probe when its batteries run out on Friday, get only an hour and a half of sunlight a day, instead of the expected six to seven hours.

    They might be able to use the landing gear to "hop" to a better position, but they need a better idea of the lander's position before they try that.

    To further complicate things, the lander is only using two of its three feet. So attempting to drill into the comet will either cause the lander to push off the comet (remember, the anchor harpoons didn't deploy), or tip over.

    tl;dr: The comet landing had a big "oops".



  • @abarker said:

    To further complicate things, the lander is only using two of its three feet.

    So much for the metric revolution, eh?



  • They should have built the system to plug into Kerbal Space Program and let us gamers land it for them.



  • This is pretty cool. Shows the estimated size of the comet if it was sitting on the ground.

    http://www.iflscience.com/sites/www.iflscience.com/files/styles/ifls_large/public/blog/[nid]/arjtzhfbtuguq0c1qn4v.jpg?itok=xxe1tQ-E


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    @mott555 said:

    They should have built the system to plug into Kerbal Space Program and let us gamers land it for them.

    From what I saw in the thread (haven't played the game myself), the result would be pretty much the same, with the difference that there would be another massive rocket constructed immediately after to mount a rescue mission. Preferably involving spaceplanes.



  • You're forgetting quicksave and quickload. At least that's how I deal with botched landings and major design failures.


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    @mott555 said:

    You're forgetting quicksave and quickload.

    If you get that working IRL let me know. Willing to pay extra for the unlimited save slots option.



  • We just gotta find those aliens who thought Galaxy Quest was a documentary. They managed to build such a device just by watching network TV!



  • It is on the ground. In a soundstage. You don't think the comet landing was real, do you??

    #Conspiracy!


  • BINNED

    @blakeyrat said:

    It is on the ground. In a soundstage. You don't think the comet landing was real, do you??

    Yeah, they said it's in the shadow but I can clearly see the cliff! Where is the light coming from?

    God bless USA, we salute you for showing us how to do it in '69!



  • Is Nvidia going to have to recreate the graphics for the botched landing, or will people just have to keep believing that the landing was botched on a soundstage?



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  • I was going to post this in the Good Ideas thread, but it fits better here:

    Not a bad price IMO.



  • The harpoons in Interstellar worked.



  • You double-posted. Aren't DiscoToasters supposed to stop that somehow?



  • IIRC, only triple posting, and you can skip the warning?



  • @PleegWat said:

    , and you can skip the warning?

    I've never been able to, always had to put an HTML comment or non-breaking space entity or something to get by.

    Which means Discourse only intends to block intentional double-posts, not the accidental lag/latency/semi-lost packet thing that causes 99% of all double-posts.



  • THIS FORUM SOFTWARE IS TERRIBLE

    I think I managed to delete the first one now.

    I added an extra newline to bypass the stupid "body is too similar" error, which I had to because THERE IS NO WAY TO EDIT WHO YOU ARE REPLYING TO. I wanted to reply to the thread, not a single post. So I reposted and deleted the first post. But accidentally undeleted it and then it wouldn't actually delete when I deleted it. Now I reundeleted and reredeleted and I think it's finally deleted. Is that clear enough?

    Discourse is literally motivating me to learn web programming so I can make my own forum software. Thanks @codinghorror!



  • @anonymous234 said:

    Discourse is literally motivating me to learn web programming so I can make my own forum software. Thanks @codinghorror!

    Go ahead. It couldn't be worse than this.


  • SockDev

    @anonymous234 said:

    Discourse is literally motivating me to learn web programming so I can make my own forum software. Thanks @codinghorror!

    DO SO! PLEASE!

    just remember, if you're about to do something that TDWTF would use, or post on their site then you should probably change your plan. ;-)


  • BINNED

    @accalia said:

    just remember, if you're about to do something that TDWTF would use, or post on their site then you should probably change your plan.

    Why? We're the meanest best testers EVAR!



  • If I ever make anything I'll be sure to give everyone here an account ;).


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