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Friday ONT: I Stick It!

Hi folks! First Friday in December. Anyone have any special holiday plans this year? Gingy fell off the toilet today, but instead of inventing the flux capacitor she gave herself a bunch of bruises. She's fine, nothing broken, but I've been tending to her all day. Here's a factoid: We're familiar with the fact that 71% of the world's surface is covered with water, but have you ever considered that in terms of volume?

Water.jfif

That little dot in Atlanta keeps the whole world alive. (H/T @Rainmaker1973)

Seasons Greetings!


Air Force problems

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Where should Jagermeister go?

Alcohol chart. Jagermeister.jfif


Women. Why are they like this?


Philosophy corner

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Our bad

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Manager throws a blender at a complaining Karen


Why do food blogs do this?

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Sing us a song

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Work tip


Test to see if you have a dirty mind or not

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They did Nazi that coming

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Tonight's recipe


This is wild

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Panic at the Hoover Building

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Fido Friday: Smack da booty


Why you need a job

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Choose wisely

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Real life MMORPG


This is a wonderful idea

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Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by feeling old:

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Posted by: WeirdDave at 09:58 PM




Comments

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1

Posted by: Don Black at December 01, 2023 09:57 PM (geLO8)

2 Put it away please

Posted by: Ciampino - How does NASA organize a party? They planet! at December 01, 2023 09:57 PM (qfLjt)

3 Friday!

Posted by: lin-duh at December 01, 2023 09:57 PM (QBwwm)

4 Good evening everyone.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 01, 2023 09:57 PM (IaTa3)

5 Present

Posted by: javems at December 01, 2023 09:58 PM (8I4hW)

6 I can't even begin to tell you how much I need a Friday WeirdDave ONT! Yay!

Posted by: mindful webworker - finally at December 01, 2023 09:59 PM (gMunt)

7 ?

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at December 01, 2023 10:00 PM (M1WkG)

8 Nobody knows how much water is in the crust or mantle.
Theory is that all the wayer on Earth arrived via comets. So how dd it originate before the comets were formed? How about oxygen and hydrogen meeting in the atmosphere? Is that a stretch?

Posted by: Ciampino - acqua, agua, eau at December 01, 2023 10:03 PM (qfLjt)

9 I though the oceans just happened because of science

Posted by: Don Black at December 01, 2023 10:04 PM (geLO8)

10 That little dot in Atlanta keeps the whole world alive.
M

Had to recheck the chart.

At first I thought that was Stacey Abrams when retaining water.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 01, 2023 10:07 PM (onFzJ)

11 yeah I thought it was just out-gassing from the Earth's crust as it cooled, then one day it started raining and didn't stop for a long time

Posted by: Don Black at December 01, 2023 10:07 PM (geLO8)

12 Take my word for it, don’t fuq with mushrooms
🍄 ☠️🪦

Posted by: zombie Clint Eastwood at December 01, 2023 10:08 PM (TTAGa)

13 Good evening horde. Meaty ONT WD. Thanks. The Jesus joke made me laugh out loud.

Posted by: TRex at December 01, 2023 10:09 PM (IQ6Gq)

14 Manager throws a blender at a complaining Karen

She wasn't complaining, she was throwing stuff at the manager. She got what she deserved.

Posted by: Archimedes at December 01, 2023 10:09 PM (I/Qkd)

15 In re: the self destructive liquor chart:

I do love gin.

Posted by: 496 at December 01, 2023 10:10 PM (Bf+P4)

16 It was supposed to be the beginning of the most magical month of the year. Where's the Zappa?

Posted by: All Hail Eris at December 01, 2023 10:10 PM (Rz7ER)

17 David Hogg clearly didn't pass remedial punctuation while he was at Harvard.

Posted by: Archimedes at December 01, 2023 10:11 PM (I/Qkd)

18 In re: the self destructive liquor chart:

I do love gin.


I didn't understand why gin means you hate other people.

Posted by: Archimedes at December 01, 2023 10:11 PM (I/Qkd)

19 Nothing more destructive than tequila in my experience. Although I've never been much of a liquor guy, beer is my thing.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at December 01, 2023 10:12 PM (sJHOI)

20 6 I can't even begin to tell you how much I need a Friday WeirdDave ONT! Yay!
Posted by: mindful webworker - finally at December 01, 2023 09:59 PM (gMunt)

Shit... it IF Friday.... LOL..

Retired, more and more losing track of what day it is.

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 01, 2023 10:12 PM (xaFKb)

21 Gin means you hate yourself.

Posted by: Weirddave at December 01, 2023 10:13 PM (7R3RM)

22 Retired, more and more losing track of what day it is.
Posted by: Romeo13

Every day is a Saturday. Except Sunday.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 01, 2023 10:14 PM (IaTa3)

23 13 Good evening horde. Meaty ONT WD. Thanks. The Jesus joke made me laugh out loud.
Posted by: TRex at December 01, 2023 1
Me too

I wish we'd tried chocolate

Posted by: LASue at December 01, 2023 10:14 PM (Ed8Zd)

24 Those bubbles of water just don't seem big enough...

Happy Friday.

Posted by: Question Authority bumper sticker at December 01, 2023 10:14 PM (Rbu5d)

25 Dear Gingy, hope you have a swift recovery!

Posted by: Question Authority bumper sticker at December 01, 2023 10:15 PM (Rbu5d)

26 No blah blah blah

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 01, 2023 10:16 PM (coNhF)

27 > Retired, more and more losing track of what day it is.
__________

I go by "trash day." Here, it's Friday. Unless Monday was a holiday. Then it's Saturday. Maybe Sunday.

Honestly I no longer give a fuck.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 01, 2023 10:17 PM (Q4IgG)

28 I don't really get the food blog post

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at December 01, 2023 10:18 PM (sJHOI)

29 Gin means you hate yourself.

The x axis is self-hatred, and presumably runs from low to high. Gin is very low on it.

The y axis is hatred for others, and gin is very high on it.

What am I missing?

Posted by: Archimedes at December 01, 2023 10:18 PM (I/Qkd)

30 Ahh. I needed that! 😁

Posted by: mindful webworker - satisfaction at December 01, 2023 10:19 PM (gMunt)

31 Ahh. I needed that! 😁

Posted by: mindful webworker - satisfaction at December 01, 2023 10:19 PM (gMunt)

32 Weirddave: I think it means you have low hatred for yourself and high hatred for others. I could be reading it backwards.

Either way, the heart wants what the heart wants (and the liver hates).

Gin is lovely.

Posted by: 496 at December 01, 2023 10:19 PM (Bf+P4)

33 WASH 20 ORE 17 3rd

Posted by: Don Black at December 01, 2023 10:20 PM (geLO8)

34 22 Retired, more and more losing track of what day it is.
Posted by: Romeo13

I know it's a weekday if I have a Doctor's appointment.

Posted by: javems at December 01, 2023 10:20 PM (8I4hW)

35 What am I missing?

The taste of gin.

Posted by: Weirddave at December 01, 2023 10:21 PM (7R3RM)

36 Good evenin morons and thanks for all the memes wd

Falling off the toilet can make feel old too.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 01, 2023 10:21 PM (RIvkX)

37 And I don't hate others, but life is too short to hate yourself.

We do our best. We try to do good. We serve our Lord, and are grateful for our blessings daily. Life is pretty good, all in all.

Posted by: 496 at December 01, 2023 10:21 PM (Bf+P4)

38 28 I don't really get the food blog post

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at December 01, 2023 10:18 PM (sJHOI)



If you've ever looked online for a recipe or answer to a simple question like "how long to cook a turkey?", the blogs never just say "15 minutes a pound at 350. You're welcome."

You always have to read through sone long narrative about the joys of cooking turkey.

Or in the case of recipes, read some extensive description before finally getting to the actual recipe three pages down screen.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 01, 2023 10:21 PM (onFzJ)

39 Not on the chart, BTW. IRL.

Posted by: Weirddave at December 01, 2023 10:21 PM (7R3RM)

40 I heard tell there was ONT goin' on at this smart military blog.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 01, 2023 10:21 PM (hiMh5)

41 Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by feeling old:
old.


I've seen this myself. People tend to think that any paper published before they were born was the product of witchcraft and reading intestines.

Posted by: Archimedes at December 01, 2023 10:22 PM (I/Qkd)

42 If the grid were mapped onto a sphere, wouldn't both axes meet again at the opposite pole?

Anyway, that's where tequila should be.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 01, 2023 10:22 PM (coNhF)

43 I liked the doggie patting the butt. So cute!

Posted by: Iris at December 01, 2023 10:22 PM (n3DL0)

44 I don't buy that graph. I don't drink vodka out of a plastic jug, and I don't really want to start, either. Unless I can use it as an accelerant.

Posted by: Dr. T at December 01, 2023 10:23 PM (m9hmt)

45 Gin means you hate yourself.
Posted by: Weirddave at December 01, 2023 10:13 PM (7R3RM)
===
Graphs are math.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 01, 2023 10:23 PM (RIvkX)

46 Interesting illustration of the volume of water on the planet, assuming its accurate.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 01, 2023 10:23 PM (hiMh5)

47 Falling off the toilet can make feel old too.

If you're standing on it trying to reach something in the corner where the ceiling meets the wall instead of calling your 6'2" son to help it mostly makes you feel stupid. At least, that's what she said afterwards.

Posted by: Weirddave at December 01, 2023 10:24 PM (7R3RM)

48 Great videos tonight.
How Boys Make Food: you forgot to toast the bread with any of: welding torch, paint stripper, propane torch, Bunsen Burner,red hot tire iron (the Horde choice).

Posted by: Ciampino - watery tarts - I like them, they smell clean at December 01, 2023 10:24 PM (qfLjt)

49 Oops.
In the past, Pixy disallowed comment repeats.

Posted by: mindful webworker - present at December 01, 2023 10:26 PM (gMunt)

50 That food blog post is SPOT ON. I just want to know a good (whatever) recipe.

"Let me give you the entire effing history of the (whatever), its health benefits, why people like it, and my own personal history making it. Recipe eventually follows."

Broken up by twenty ads.

Posted by: Bayesian Prior at December 01, 2023 10:26 PM (q1I67)

51 Rum is a happy drunk.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 01, 2023 10:26 PM (cWNll)

52 Weirddave, you had your chance, and missed out.

AOP was RIGHT THERE.

He could've installed seat belts on that toilet seat in a trice.

Get Well Soon, Gingy!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 01, 2023 10:26 PM (e6UQI)

53 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 01, 2023 10:21 PM (onFzJ)

I guess I've seen that. I cook a lot and get a lot of ideas and recipes from food blogs. But when I'm just getting a recipe, most blogs have a 'Jump to Recipe' button. I don't usually ask a lot of questions.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at December 01, 2023 10:26 PM (sJHOI)

54 don't think I've ever had gin

Posted by: Don Black at December 01, 2023 10:27 PM (geLO8)

55 I like gin. My poison of choice. I am pretty antisocial. I don't think there's a connection. But it helps me stay antisocial, because no one else wants to drink what I got.

Posted by: More For Me at December 01, 2023 10:27 PM (pjs7m)

56 44 I don't buy that graph. I don't drink vodka out of a plastic jug, and I don't really want to start, either. Unless I can use it as an accelerant.

Posted by: Dr. T at December 01, 2023 10:23 PM (m9hmt)
----
Well in jug quantities it will age you faster, just saying .....wait, is this a vicious circle?

Posted by: Ciampino - watery tarts - I like them, they smell clean, even the nether regions at December 01, 2023 10:28 PM (qfLjt)

57 There is definitely a cutoff date. Any cite after about 1950 is suspect and almost certainly a communist lie.

Posted by: Professor Penniman at December 01, 2023 10:28 PM (FJMtP)

58 I think the bloggers either do it so they land in more search engine results (more content, more chance of landing in a search). Or they just want to make sure they have enough content to host more ads. Probably both.

Posted by: Bayesian Prior at December 01, 2023 10:28 PM (q1I67)

59 If you're standing on it trying to reach something in the corner where the ceiling meets the wall instead of calling your 6'2" son to help it mostly makes you feel stupid. At least, that's what she said afterwards.
Posted by: Weirddave at December 01, 2023 10:24 PM (7R3RM)

Yikes! Toilets are what you put stool into, and not a stool to stand upon. Bad things can happen. I hope Gingy recovers soonest.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2023 10:28 PM (BTZCA)

60 Made In Canada @MadelnCanada
A kangaroo was spotted in Oshawa, Ontario earlier today 😳

https://tinyurl.com/2d4m5my7
9 seconds

SW of Toronto; was being shipped [from the U.S. I assume] to a zoo in Quebec; the truck driver let them off at a zoo in Oshawa to let them stretch their legs [under supervision I assume] and I guess one got away.

Steve Ryan @SteveRyanCP24
A kangaroo was being transported to a zoo in Quebec this morning. During a stop over near Harmony Rd & Winchester Rd in Oshawa, it escaped. It was located at approximately 2 pm today. Crews are on scene right now trying to capture it. Stay tuned for updates.
----
Wranglers failed twice to recapture it; will try again tomorrow morning.

Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at December 01, 2023 10:29 PM (krqg6)

61 As an avid Gin drinker I can attest to being low on the self hate but high on the hate for others.

Non Gin drinkers are the bane of my existence. Lower forms of life, really. Like flatworms.

I kid.

Flatworms are nice.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 01, 2023 10:29 PM (Q4IgG)

62 Chart.... Rum with Pirates should be up there with Gin... at least in my case.

/Sips his Capt. and Coke

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 01, 2023 10:29 PM (xaFKb)

63
They have discovered some exoplanets they think are covered with water. An ocean world.

They would be rocky cores surrounded by a thick ocean.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at December 01, 2023 10:29 PM (Mzdiz)

64 Wranglers failed twice to recapture it; will try again tomorrow morning.
Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at December 01, 2023 10:29 PM (krqg6)



Just challenge it to a fist fight.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 01, 2023 10:30 PM (cWNll)

65 Where would absinthe fall on that graph? It's not an "I hate my life" liquor as much as it's an "I want to cosplay being in a Toulouse-Lautrec poster" likker.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at December 01, 2023 10:30 PM (Rz7ER)

66 61 As an avid Gin drinker I can attest to being low on the self hate but high on the hate for others.

Flatworms are nice.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 01, 2023 10:29 PM (Q4IgG)

I have admitted that I AM a RACIST...

I pretty much hate the Human Race.

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 01, 2023 10:30 PM (xaFKb)

67 Wranglers failed twice to recapture it; will try again tomorrow morning.
Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at December 01, 2023 10:29 PM (krqg6)

Set out a pail of IPA for bait. They are attracted to the hops.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2023 10:30 PM (BTZCA)

68 SW of Toronto; was being shipped [from the U.S. I assume] to a zoo in Quebec; the truck driver let them off at a zoo in Oshawa to let them stretch their legs [under supervision I assume] and I guess one got away.
Posted by: andycanuck

I imagine that driver was hopping mad.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 01, 2023 10:30 PM (IaTa3)

69 Missing from the chart is schnapps, specifically peppermint schnapps and cinnamon schnapps.

Crackhead Slammer:
1 shot peppermint schnapps
1 shot cinnamon schnapps
8 oz. Dr Pepper
Serve over ice

They sneak up on you.

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at December 01, 2023 10:31 PM (M1WkG)

70 Weirddave "...trying to reach something in the corner where the ceiling meets the wall instead of calling your 6'2" son to help..."
------------

Gingy needs a stepstool!!! Christmas is coming.

Something like this, perhaps (goes to amazon)

https://tinyurl.com/yc8e6f7w

Posted by: JQ at December 01, 2023 10:31 PM (njWTi)

71 Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 01, 2023 10:29 PM (Q4IgG)

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I commented on the Cafe thread - If Martini Farmer is out there, I just had a lovely one!

Posted by: 496 at December 01, 2023 10:31 PM (Bf+P4)

72 Chart.... Rum with Pirates should be up there with Gin... at least in my case.

/Sips his Capt. and Coke
Posted by: Romeo13 at December 01, 2023 10:29 PM (xaFKb)


Mmmmmm....Capt. and Coke.

Posted by: Dr. T at December 01, 2023 10:31 PM (m9hmt)

73 Ground water graph is bullshit. A sphere the diameter of Atlanta, GA wouldn't even contain a tenth of it.

Beverage graph is also bullshit. I'm a whiskey and beer guy, and that graph doesn't include a tenth of my hostility toward:

(human race - (my blood relatives + wife + stepkids))

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 01, 2023 10:31 PM (0FoWg)

74 The Pope - Aliens story is beyond hilarious. Got to share it.

Posted by: Ciampino - A Rainy Day? at December 01, 2023 10:32 PM (qfLjt)

75 I didn't understand why gin means you hate other people.
Posted by: Archimedes at December 01, 2023 10:11 PM (I/Qkd)


I don't get why brandy means you hate other people. I mean, I do hate everyone else, but not because I drink brandy. I am not sure about rum either. It seems well balanced, but I doubt that "drinking rum" means drinking Monarch Silver Rum from a plastic bottle

"Monarch Silver: It is flammable"

Posted by: Kindltot at December 01, 2023 10:32 PM (D7oie)

76 Flatworms are nice.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 01, 2023 10:29 PM (Q4IgG)

Glare!

Posted by: zombie Rachel Corrie at December 01, 2023 10:32 PM (BTZCA)

77 Hatred is a key ingredient in gin.

Either hatred of self or hatred of the other.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 01, 2023 10:32 PM (RIvkX)

78 In the past, Pixy disallowed comment repeats.
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Still does. I've had the odd Amy Schumer sock fail until I changed a small bit of the original cut & pasted comment.

Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at December 01, 2023 10:33 PM (krqg6)

79 Glare!
Posted by: zombie Rachel Corrie at December 01, 2023 10:32 PM (BTZCA)
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I promise you won't see this sort of a reply anywhere else on the web. And if you did, I promise that nobody else would understand it.

Posted by: 496 at December 01, 2023 10:34 PM (Bf+P4)

80 -A kangaroo was being transported to a zoo in Quebec this morning. During a stop over near Harmony Rd & Winchester Rd in Oshawa, it escaped. It was located at approximately 2 pm today. Crews are on scene right now trying to capture it. Stay tuned for updates.
----
Wranglers failed twice to recapture it; will try again tomorrow morning.
Posted by: andycanuck -
-

Losers.

Posted by: Levis at December 01, 2023 10:34 PM (FJMtP)

81 " Those bubbles of water just don't seem big enough"

yeah, I don't get it. The big drop is all water, including oceans?

I kinda get that oceans are rather shallow compared to the diameter of the earth ... but it still seems the drop would be larger. The drop would be maybe 1500 miles in diameter? Oceans average ? 3 miles deep? So that drop spread out fills all the oceans? I guess, maybe. I didn't try to type out the link in the pic.

Maybe the real point is how large the volume of earth is compared to surface water.

Posted by: illiniwek at December 01, 2023 10:34 PM (Cus5s)

82 yeah...doesnt matter how they say its easy to ID mushrooms...those things can wreck you in horrible ways. No thanks

Posted by: a dude in MI at December 01, 2023 10:34 PM (+I6Y/)

83 Schnapps does sneak up on you, like a surprise emetic.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 01, 2023 10:35 PM (RIvkX)

84 Mmmmmm....Capt. and Coke.
Posted by: Dr. T at December 01, 2023 10:31 PM (m9hmt)

I am drinking a Flor de Cana and cola. If Captain Morgan cut their ad budget by half, and put the money into making better product, they might be half as good as Flor de Cana.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2023 10:35 PM (BTZCA)

85 Pro tip:

If you are out of gin for a recipe, you can use 2 oz. of cheap 100 Proof Kamchatka Vodka with 1/8 tablespoon of Pine-Sol mixed in.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 01, 2023 10:36 PM (onFzJ)

86 When I sip a really good G&T I feel nothing but bonhomie.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at December 01, 2023 10:36 PM (Rz7ER)

87 Water-map legend states 'FRESH water'-- I'm assuming that does not include Salt Water

Posted by: JQ at December 01, 2023 10:37 PM (njWTi)

88 Excuse me, a sphere the size of Atlanta wouldn't contain a *third* of it.

Typing faster than my brain can process the whiskey and hate.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 01, 2023 10:37 PM (0FoWg)

89 I'd also question where all the other fresh water is, besides lakes and rivers. Are aquifers and underground water really 100 times (or whatever the picture indicates) greater than lakes/rivers?

I guess maybe so, idk.

Posted by: illiniwek at December 01, 2023 10:37 PM (Cus5s)

90 I like gin. My poison of choice. I am pretty antisocial. I don't think there's a connection. But it helps me stay antisocial, because no one else wants to drink what I got.
Posted by: More For Me at December 01, 2023 10:27 PM (pjs7m


victory gin was like nitric acid, and moreover, in swallowing it one had the sensation of being hit on the back of the head with a rubber club. The next moment, however, the burning in his belly died down and the world began to look more cheerful

Posted by: Kindltot at December 01, 2023 10:37 PM (D7oie)

91 When I sip a really good G&T I feel nothing but bonhomie.
Posted by: All Hail Eris at December 01, 2023 10:36 PM (Rz7ER)

I think he's married, Eris.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2023 10:38 PM (BTZCA)

92 If you are out of gin for a recipe, you can use 2 oz. of cheap 100 Proof Kamchatka Vodka with 1/8 tablespoon of Pine-Sol mixed in.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger
-----------

HAHAHAHAHA!

Thanks for the laugh!

Posted by: JQ at December 01, 2023 10:38 PM (njWTi)

93 Maybe the real point is how large the volume of earth is compared to surface water.
Posted by: illiniwek at December 01, 2023 10:34 PM (Cus5s)

When the diameter of the earth is just a bit less than 8000 MILES.

Oceans 2000 feet deep... don't count for a whole lot.

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 01, 2023 10:38 PM (xaFKb)

94
People tend to think that any paper published before they were born was the product of witchcraft and reading intestines.

Posted by: Archimedes

___________

When I looked for a preparation of some chemical intermediate, it was always in Zeitschrift für Alte Deutsche Präparaten from 1926.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 01, 2023 10:39 PM (epfYa)

95 -
yeah...doesnt matter how they say its easy to ID mushrooms...those things can wreck you in horrible ways. No thanks
Posted by: a dude -
-

Come on. Every single one of us is a fun guy.

Posted by: shrooms at December 01, 2023 10:39 PM (FJMtP)

96 Tonight I had a Tito's vodka with a splash of Kahlua and a splash of Bailey's.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 01, 2023 10:39 PM (RIvkX)

97 >Maybe the real point is how large the volume of earth is compared to surface water.

Posted by: illiniwek


it's a lesson in perspective

Posted by: Don Black at December 01, 2023 10:39 PM (geLO8)

98 Fact is, they "tell" you that Gin is flavored with Juniper Berries, when in fact, it's the foul spawn of the Elderberry bush.

Monty Python fans hardest hit.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 01, 2023 10:39 PM (e6UQI)

99 Schnapps does sneak up on you, like a surprise emetic.
Posted by: San Franpsycho


Sounds very German.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 01, 2023 10:39 PM (IG4Id)

100
The total water mass of the Erf is estimated at ~10^18 metric tons, which is about 330 million cubic miles of volume at STP. That is just 0.023% of Erf's total mass.

That's all the water. You break it down further. Assuming that graph is based on accurate volume representations, yep, it's a small looking amount.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at December 01, 2023 10:40 PM (Mzdiz)

101 Look the not so secret secret has always been they have ALWAYS KNOWN HE WAS A FUCKING SOCIALIST.

They have been gaslighting us for 78 fucking years because THEY were crypto-socialists....

"No no no way at all that the cocksucking genocidal, eugenics slinging, naturalist, socialist motherfucker could be like you know our cocksucking eugenics slinging naturalist socialist motherfuckers..."

sorry for the saturation f bombing, but yeah A Hitler was a card carrying socialist gnostic....

were he alive today he would be all in on the SS Glee Gang Gala and Tranny bathroom joy I am certain.

Posted by: sven at December 01, 2023 10:40 PM (X0I7i)

102 Re: Gin

Roku makes the best martini I've had. I'm open to other suggestions, but it beats Sapphire and Tanqueray hands down IMO.

And I must have said this before, but if you can ever get your hands on Barr Hill gin, just try it over ice. Sublime.

Posted by: 496 at December 01, 2023 10:40 PM (Bf+P4)

103 "Water-map legend states 'FRESH water'-- I'm assuming that does not include Salt Water" Posted by: JQ

No, the big drop is all water, the smaller one is all fresh water, the smallest is fresh water in lakes and rivers.

Posted by: illiniwek at December 01, 2023 10:40 PM (Cus5s)

104 There's a lot of water hitting my roof tonight. Do I need to go out to try to collect it?

Posted by: Nervous Ned at December 01, 2023 10:40 PM (83IzV)

105 I like to drink rum. It makes me feel vaguely like Carmen Miranda

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at December 01, 2023 10:40 PM (sJHOI)

106 83 Schnapps does sneak up on you, like a surprise emetic.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 01, 2023 10:35 PM (RIvkX)
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Goldschläger is the preferred emetic of rappers and the glitterati.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at December 01, 2023 10:41 PM (Rz7ER)

107 I am drinking a Flor de Cana and cola. If Captain Morgan cut their ad budget by half, and put the money into making better product, they might be half as good as Flor de Cana.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2023 10:35 PM (BTZCA)

Admiral Nelson is a cheaper version of Capt. Morgan... local store doesn't usually carry it though.

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 01, 2023 10:42 PM (xaFKb)

108 When the diameter of the earth is just a bit less than 8000 MILES.

Oceans 2000 feet deep... don't count for a whole lot.
Posted by: Romeo13 at December 01, 2023 10:38 PM (xaFKb)

Lemme see here. Abyssal plains are circa 12000 feet, continental shelves much shallower. WAG: average depth of ocean: 1.5 miles.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2023 10:42 PM (BTZCA)

109 105 I like to drink rum. It makes me feel vaguely like Carmen Miranda
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at December 01, 2023 10:40 PM (sJHOI)

Yer Cpl. Klinger?

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 01, 2023 10:42 PM (xaFKb)

110 As I said, I got the first pic from @Rainmaker1973's very interesting and informative Twitter feed. Here's what else he said:

71% of the Earth's surface is water-covered, and this sounds like a lot of water.

But only 0.12% of Earth's total volume is liquid water.

Look at this chart.

The largest sphere represents all of Earth's water. Its diameter is about 860 miles and has a volume of about 1,386,000,000 cubic kilometers km³.

The blue sphere over Kentucky represents the world's liquid fresh water (groundwater, lakes, swamp water, and rivers). The volume comes to about 10,633,450 km³.

Do you notice the "tiny" bubble over Atlanta, Georgia? That one represents fresh water in all the lakes and rivers on the planet. Most of the water people and life of earth need every day comes from these surface-water sources. The volume of this sphere is about 22,339 mi3 (93,113 km3).

Posted by: Weirddave at December 01, 2023 10:42 PM (YcR44)

111
If you're standing on it trying to reach something in the corner where the ceiling meets the wall instead of calling your 6'2" son to help it mostly makes you feel stupid. At least, that's what she said afterwards.
Posted by: Weirddave

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I trust you pointed out the error of her ways and imparted earnest recommendations on how she should do it next time.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 01, 2023 10:42 PM (epfYa)

112 I had a couple, maybe several, Martinis this afternoon/evening before dinner. It's a ritual that few understand. An olive. Gin, measured so-so, and dry Vermouth measured with an atomizer. It's crafted, not simply poured. No two are alike.

Liquid art.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 01, 2023 10:42 PM (Q4IgG)

113 15 In re: the self destructive liquor chart:

I do love gin.

Posted by: 496 at December 01, 2023 10:10 PM (Bf+P4)
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I loath gin with a vengeance. The English didn't know what to do with all those foul-tasting juniper berries so made Gin and it became the national booze.
(yes I know it started in Holland)

Posted by: Ciampino - Another Rainy Day In New York City at December 01, 2023 10:42 PM (qfLjt)

114
yeah, I don't get it. The big drop is all water, including oceans?

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The visual is crap because it's 2D (and also inaccurate), and doesn't account for map projection.

Volume of a sphere is (4/3)pi*r^3.

These are ENORMOUS spheres, and flattened like that on the disc, they also appear too small to the eye.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 01, 2023 10:42 PM (0FoWg)

115 Yukon Jack had a good schnapps called PermaFrost

many yrs ago I remember a cinnamon schnapps called Aftershock

Posted by: Don Black at December 01, 2023 10:43 PM (geLO8)

116 Tito's makes me think of Jane D'Oh. Anybody know how she's doing?

Posted by: All Hail Eris at December 01, 2023 10:43 PM (Rz7ER)

117 93 Maybe the real point is how large the volume of earth is compared to surface water.
Posted by: illiniwek at December 01, 2023 10:34 PM (Cus5s)

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Here's what I don't get. The chicxulub asteroid that supposedly changed the climate to the point that it killed off the dinos was only three miles in diameter. An invisible mote at the scale of a typical library globe.

How did something that tiny cause that much disruption to the planet?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 01, 2023 10:43 PM (hiMh5)

118 Ex congresscritter George Santos said all his colleagues want to do is get drunk and screw lobbyists! Asked to name names he said David Schweikert and he took more money then I did and was only censored!

Posted by: jojo at December 01, 2023 10:43 PM (vWV+N)

119 96 Tonight I had a Tito's vodka with a splash of Kahlua and a splash of Bailey's.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 01, 2023 10:39 PM (RIvkX)

I like Bailey's with my coffee and Miralax after dinner.

Posted by: javems at December 01, 2023 10:44 PM (8I4hW)

120 I have a very horrible story involving peppermint schnapps. It could have turned tragic several times if not for me being a lucky bastard.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 01, 2023 10:44 PM (RIvkX)

121 I am drinking a Flor de Cana and cola. If Captain Morgan cut their ad budget by half, and put the money into making better product, they might be half as good as Flor de Cana.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2023 10:35 PM (BTZCA)


Come a little closer to me and this plastic jug of vodka.

Posted by: Dr. T at December 01, 2023 10:44 PM (m9hmt)

122 Liquid art.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 01, 2023 10:42 PM (Q4IgG)

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I just recently tried a Gibson. Interesting. The onions are pretty good.

I think the perfect martini would be gin, a hint of vermouth, a bit of olive juice (not much!) and cocktail onions in the glass.

Posted by: 496 at December 01, 2023 10:44 PM (Bf+P4)

123 Lemme see here. Abyssal plains are circa 12000 feet, continental shelves much shallower. WAG: average depth of ocean: 1.5 miles.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2023 10:42 PM (BTZCA)

Internet says 12,000 feet average depth...

But that's still less than 2.5 miles... compared to about a 4000 mile radius.

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 01, 2023 10:44 PM (xaFKb)

124 Where would absinthe fall on that graph? It's not an "I hate my life" liquor as much as it's an "I want to cosplay being in a Toulouse-Lautrec poster" likker.

I really like absinthe as a small addition to cocktails, e.g. in a Sazerac. I have no interest in drinking it neat. It would be like drinking black licorice.

Posted by: Archimedes at December 01, 2023 10:45 PM (I/Qkd)

125 They have discovered some exoplanets they think are covered with water. An ocean world.

They would be rocky cores surrounded by a thick ocean.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at December 01, 2023 10:29 PM (Mzdiz)


I had proposed a scheme by which free protons in the solar wind would be collected in magnetic fields and combined with Oxygen freed from smelting Lunar regiolith to make water as a side product of metal smelting in orbit.

I was told by someone that the solar wind was too diffuse in Earth's orbit to be useful. So I asked if it would be better to run a cometary orbit from the asteroids to within Venus' orbit to pick up ore from there, and both collect solar wind hydrogen, and to run the forges on solar heat close into the Sun?

this was going to be the milieu for a sci fi book tentatively called "Sunforge"

but I drink rum out of a plastic bottle and never got around to doing anything but notes.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 01, 2023 10:45 PM (D7oie)

126 118 Ex congresscritter George Santos said all his colleagues want to do is get drunk and screw lobbyists! Asked to name names he said David Schweikert and he took more money then I did and was only censored!
Posted by: jojo at December 01, 2023 10:43 PM (vWV+N)

Skip the helicopters...lots of globemasters needed

Posted by: a dude in MI at December 01, 2023 10:45 PM (+I6Y/)

127 118 Posted by: jojo at December 01, 2023 10:43 PM (vWV+N)

So Santos gets nuked for you know "being all fraudy and a liar and dumb"....

and AOC and friends are still in office.

Posted by: sven at December 01, 2023 10:45 PM (X0I7i)

128 Gingy fell off toilet
Sympathy maximal

Was standing on toilet
Um
Sympathy, but down just a notch.

Falls are not healthy ever, but especially after 29!
💙

Posted by: mindful webworker - hard-hearted at December 01, 2023 10:45 PM (gMunt)

129 -
I am drinking a Flor de Cana
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Ah. Smell of the dog.

Posted by: REALLY rusty Latin at December 01, 2023 10:45 PM (FJMtP)

130 He schnapped me!

Posted by: Elaine Benes at December 01, 2023 10:46 PM (Bf+P4)

131 I remember Neal McDonough from an old Sci Fi tv series called "Space Above and Beyond".

The premise was there was some sort of alien invasion of our solar system and he was the leader of a group of Terran pilots/marines. I remember liking it a lot at the time

Posted by: 18-1 at December 01, 2023 10:46 PM (XqcwY)

132 "I want to cosplay being in a Toulouse-Lautrec poster" likker.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at December 01, 2023 10:30 PM (Rz7ER)

Why would you want to lick a T-L poster?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at December 01, 2023 10:46 PM (Angsy)

133 I don't like the smell of gin so I've never bothered trying to drink it. Irish whiskey, scotches, and brandy were enough for me.

Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at December 01, 2023 10:46 PM (krqg6)

134 118 Ex congresscritter George Santos said all his colleagues want to do is get drunk and screw lobbyists! Asked to name names he said David Schweikert and he took more money then I did and was only censored!
Posted by: jojo at December 01, 2023 10:43 PM (vWV+N)

So, now the standard is that anyone who lied and is in Congress gets kicked?

OK.... we accept your terms... let the games... begin.

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 01, 2023 10:46 PM (xaFKb)

135 Flatworms are nice.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 01, 2023 10:29 PM (Q4IgG)


a fluke, I assure you.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 01, 2023 10:46 PM (D7oie)

136 118 Ex congresscritter George Santos said all his colleagues want to do is get drunk and screw lobbyists! Asked to name names he said David Schweikert and he took more money then I did and was only censored!

Posted by: jojo at December 01, 2023 10:43 PM (vWV+N)



Reminiscent of Madison Cawthorne's statement before they ran him off.

I've no doubt both men are telling the truth.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 01, 2023 10:47 PM (onFzJ)

137 Flor de Cana is good stuff.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at December 01, 2023 10:47 PM (R4t5M)

138 How did something that tiny cause that much disruption to the planet?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 01, 2023 10:43 PM (hiMh5)

How can a little ball of lead the size of your thumb kill an elephant?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2023 10:47 PM (BTZCA)

139 ORE 24 WASH 20 late 3rd

Posted by: Don Black at December 01, 2023 10:47 PM (geLO8)

140 True story. I was driving down the interstate when a slow-moving truck with a circus logo on the side pulled into the right lane. The rear door swung open and a zebra jumped out.
After briefly marveling at the sight of a zebra on the road, I joined a couple other motorists in the high speed pursuit of the truck. A few miles down the road, the truck pulled over to the shoulder.
I drove on, and never heard of the fate of the zebra.

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at December 01, 2023 10:47 PM (M1WkG)

141 Posted by: illiniwek at December 01, 2023 10:40 PM

Thanks for the correction!

Posted by: JQ at December 01, 2023 10:48 PM (njWTi)

142 117 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 01, 2023 10:43 PM (hiMh5)

The ice cream sundae effect, the kinetic impact depending on where it hit would generated a nice thermal steam explosive pulse coupled with a nice particulate cloud....

for reference the caldera that popped from Mt St Helends was much smaller....

Goreons are not wrong to say the Earth's ecosystem is somewhat finely balanced what they lack an understanding of is how big that system and the forces needed are to fuck it up.

Posted by: sven at December 01, 2023 10:48 PM (X0I7i)

143 Mmmmmm....Capt. and Coke.
Posted by: Dr. T

The "T" is for Tenille, of course

Posted by: the Captain at December 01, 2023 10:48 PM (7eFYL)

144 Ex congresscritter George Santos said all his colleagues want to do is get drunk and screw lobbyists!

Same thing that Madison Cawthorn said.

Fancy that...

Posted by: 18-1 at December 01, 2023 10:48 PM (XqcwY)

145 133 Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at December 01, 2023 10:46 PM (krqg6)

Sven was a world class girl drink drunk Andy...

try our friend the slo gin fizzy....

https://youtu.be/Ri1_oZaY928?si=E_IZ7UqtbGzyhadJ

Posted by: sven at December 01, 2023 10:49 PM (X0I7i)

146 Gin is a bit 'weird.' It mixes well with very little. Tonic, maybe some citrus flavors. I've not found any gin drinks better than a Martini (duh) or a gin & tonic that I personally like. Although, a gin based Bloody Mary has some potential.

Hendricks Gin is pretty good, as is any "London Dry" gin. IMO.

I did try some of the new "botanical infused" gins but they smell, and taste like perfume. Horrible shit, really.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 01, 2023 10:50 PM (Q4IgG)

147 Off to make martini #2. Thank you for the ONT, Weirddave.

Posted by: 496 at December 01, 2023 10:50 PM (Bf+P4)

148 138 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2023 10:47 PM (BTZCA)

Sir Issac Newton is the baddest motherfucker in the galaxy sir!

Posted by: sven at December 01, 2023 10:50 PM (X0I7i)

149 how big that system and the forces needed are to fuck it up.
Posted by: sven at December 01, 2023 10:48 PM (X0I7i)

So you're saying my car idling an extra minute isnt going to turn the planet to Venus?

Posted by: a dude in MI at December 01, 2023 10:51 PM (+I6Y/)

150 I like schnapps. But most of what we have in this country is a travesty (anywhere I have lived anyway). Occasionally, at a German restaurant they'll have the good stuff. I've never understood why we don't have good schnapps here. We've got plenty of Germans.

Posted by: Maybe They're Hiding The Good Stuff For Themselves at December 01, 2023 10:52 PM (pjs7m)

151 61 As an avid Gin drinker I can attest to being low on the self hate but high on the hate for others.

Non Gin drinkers are the bane of my existence. Lower forms of life, really. Like flatworms.

I kid.

Flatworms are nice.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 01, 2023 10:29 PM (Q4IgG)
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What are your thoughts on roundworms?

Posted by: Ciampino - Another Rainy Day In New York City - Briley at December 01, 2023 10:53 PM (qfLjt)

152
Hatred is a key ingredient in gin.

Either hatred of self or hatred of the other.
Posted by: San Franpsycho


I hate the other self.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 01, 2023 10:53 PM (63Dwl)

153
That graph must be for American drinkers. If it was for Russia, Eastern Europe and the Balkans both the X and Y axis would extend three times farther.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 01, 2023 10:54 PM (epfYa)

154 149 Posted by: a dude in MI at December 01, 2023 10:51 PM (+I6Y/)

Strange but true, it also turns out that to be a Goreon you have to think 92 million American cattle are ending all human life in 20 years BUT 80 million bison's emissions did not end it in the 1800s.

It is a religion.

Posted by: sven at December 01, 2023 10:54 PM (X0I7i)

155 68 SW of Toronto; was being shipped [from the U.S. I assume] to a zoo in Quebec; the truck driver let them off at a zoo in Oshawa to let them stretch their legs [under supervision I assume] and I guess one got away.
Posted by: andycanuck

I imagine that driver was hopping mad.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 01, 2023 10:30 PM (IaTa3)
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He has quite a tail to relate.

Posted by: Ciampino - Another Rainy Day In New York City - Briley. at December 01, 2023 10:55 PM (qfLjt)

156 > What are your thoughts on roundworms?
Posted by: Ciampino
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Better than ringworms.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 01, 2023 10:55 PM (Q4IgG)

157 131 I remember Neal McDonough from an old Sci Fi tv series called "Space Above and Beyond".

Loved that show! That was James Morrison playing the part of LTC McQueen. Neal McDonough was in Justified and Star Trek: First Contact though.

Posted by: Retief at December 01, 2023 10:56 PM (J8zKO)

158
how big that system and the forces needed are to fuck it up.
Posted by: sven

The wind power of a hurricane - itself a tiny fraction of the total energy of the storm - is equivalent to half the energy of worldwide electricity generation. There were some 30 hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones last year.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 01, 2023 10:57 PM (epfYa)

159
An interesting thought experiment has been could you have a planet entirely made of water. A big ol' ball of water floating in space that could hold itself together by its own gravity and not lose itself to space.

For liquid water as we know it, the answer is no. But, turns out you can if you pack enough water together. The core would have to be ice, solid state water, but not the familiar ice we know (Ice I). It would be one of the very exotic ices that exist at extreme pressures and temperatures.

Amazingly, it turns out some of these exotic ice phases are conductive, and such a core could perhaps sustain a magnetic field.

The diameter of such a thing to have 1g surface gravity would be very large, I believe.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at December 01, 2023 10:57 PM (Mzdiz)

160 try our friend the slo gin fizzy....

https://youtu.be/Ri1_oZaY928?si=E_IZ7UqtbGzyhadJ

Posted by: sven at December 01, 2023 10:49 PM (X0I7i)




If you like a SGFizz, I'd recommend hunting down a bottle of Plymouth Sloe Gin, which is actually gin-based and a decent proof at 52, rather than using a gin/sloe gin cordial combination.

It's a pretty good product.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 01, 2023 10:57 PM (onFzJ)

161 IOW: picture it this way: the big bubble showing all the water is about 860mi in diameter. Viewed from the ground it's ~29X the height of Earth's stratosphere.

Visuals like this are silly.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 01, 2023 10:57 PM (0FoWg)

162 Oh, it's the ONT! Cool. Cool. I think I'll just stand in the corner, here. I have this cup of "punch" and I'll just nurse it through the evening. No no, no dancing, thanks. Too much of a hard time. But a very nice ONT.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 01, 2023 10:57 PM (CHHv1)

163 "But that's still less than 2.5 miles... compared to about a 4000 mile radius." Posted by: Romeo13

Thanks, I feel better about my "3 mile" wild assed guess now. heh

Posted by: illiniwek at December 01, 2023 10:58 PM (Cus5s)

164 My wife is quite short, so I am thinking of getting her this stool for Christmas,(amazon link)

https://tinyurl.com/yf8k2muc

Posted by: Kindltot at December 01, 2023 10:58 PM (D7oie)

165 In a big enough bathtub, Saturn would float

Posted by: Don Black at December 01, 2023 10:58 PM (geLO8)

166 Don't know where the conversation will lead tonight, but I'd like to warn others that I am currently out of electricity puns.

Posted by: Out of Sorts at December 01, 2023 10:58 PM (83IzV)

167 They have a chart for vodka chasers.

Pepsi - low hate
Pickle juice - high hate

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 01, 2023 10:59 PM (RIvkX)

168 https://tinyurl.com/yf8k2muc
Posted by: Kindltot at December 01, 2023 10:58 PM (D7oie)
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I have had one of those - they're great. Seems like a steep price, but they're super handy.

Posted by: 496 at December 01, 2023 11:00 PM (Bf+P4)

169 Amazingly, it turns out some of these exotic ice phases are conductive, and such a core could perhaps sustain a magnetic field.

The diameter of such a thing to have 1g surface gravity would be very large, I believe.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at December 01, 2023 10:57 PM (Mzdiz)

Such a planet would likely be devoid of life. No minerals. Or vitamins, for that matter.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2023 11:00 PM (BTZCA)

170 Well that Atlanta water dot explains the pipe bursting on Election Night 2020 I guess.

Posted by: Al Unsure at December 01, 2023 11:00 PM (v33tB)

171 Gin is a bit 'weird.' It mixes well with very little. Tonic, maybe some citrus flavors. I've not found any gin drinks better than a Martini (duh) or a gin & tonic that I personally like. Although a gin based Bloody Mary has some potential.

A negroni is very good, if you don't mind bitter.

Posted by: Another Gin Cocktail at December 01, 2023 11:00 PM (pjs7m)

172 Our vintage martini glasses hold three shots of gin, a teaspoon of dry vermouth, and some headroom to allow three bleu cheese stuffed olives, enough air left so you can safely wobble around the kitchen and not spill any.

The gin and glasses are kept in the freezer, the vermouth in the fridge, along with the olives.

I use cracked ice in the shaker and shake until my hands are numb from the cold. When first poured, all those tiny chips of ice in the drinks almost look like some special effect in a film.

Dad loved martinis and called them "silver loudmouths."

Posted by: Mr Gaga at December 01, 2023 11:01 PM (ZtgZZ)

173 166 Caught you short, huh?

Posted by: Weirddave at December 01, 2023 11:01 PM (YcR44)

174 An interesting thought experiment has been could you have a planet entirely made of water. A big ol' ball of water floating in space that could hold itself together by its own gravity and not lose itself to space.

For liquid water as we know it, the answer is no. But, turns out you can if you pack enough water together. The core would have to be ice, solid state water, but not the familiar ice we know (Ice I). It would be one of the very exotic ices that exist at extreme pressures and temperatures.

Amazingly, it turns out some of these exotic ice phases are conductive, and such a core could perhaps sustain a magnetic field.

The diameter of such a thing to have 1g surface gravity would be very large, I believe.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at December 01, 2023 10:57 PM (Mzdiz
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I knew who wrote this comment before I finished the second sentence.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 01, 2023 11:02 PM (RIvkX)

175 Well that Atlanta water dot explains the pipe bursting on Election Night 2020 I guess.
Posted by: Al Unsure at December 01, 2023 11:00 PM (v33tB)

Lol

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 01, 2023 11:02 PM (0FoWg)

176

Doctor Jimmy and Mister Jim
When I'm pilled, you don't notice him
He only comes out when I drink my gin

Posted by: Who? at December 01, 2023 11:03 PM (63Dwl)

177 In a big enough bathtub, Saturn would float

So would Uranus.

Posted by: Archimedes at December 01, 2023 11:03 PM (I/Qkd)

178 Cell says it's low on juice. After a kinda rough day, so am I.

But that's okay. Tomorrow... is a rest day...

Posted by: mindful webworker - zzz at December 01, 2023 11:03 PM (gMunt)

179 78 In the past, Pixy disallowed comment repeats.
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Still does. I've had the odd Amy Schumer sock fail until I changed a small bit of the original cut & pasted comment.

Posted by: andycanuck (krqg6) at December 01, 2023 10:33 PM (krqg6)
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Your pasted sock fails are due to non-Standard ASCII characters, usually the apostrophe. I'm assuming you got a page with lots of red writing/code. Look at words such as isn't, aren't, it's, etc.

Posted by: Ciampino - there was music coming from the printer -- it was jamming! at December 01, 2023 11:03 PM (qfLjt)

180 I am drinking a Flor de Cana and cola. If Captain Morgan cut their ad budget by half, and put the money into making better product, they might be half as good as Flor de Cana.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2023 10:35 PM (BTZCA)


Dad got the state liquor control commission to import a case of Newfoundland Screech (rum) once. They required him to fill out all the paperwork because they didn't care to do it.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 01, 2023 11:03 PM (D7oie)

181 per the Webz, all the water on Earth is a 332,519,000 Cubic miles so, carry the one blah blah, a sphere about 860 miles in diameter.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 01, 2023 11:03 PM (NwuoC)

182 When I was prepping for the Obama-lypse, I stocked up on bottom-shelf vodka and whiskey. I still have the cases stacked up in my storeroom. I suppose I should check on it and make sure the stuff hasn't eaten through the bottles yet.

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at December 01, 2023 11:04 PM (M1WkG)

183 174 Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 01, 2023 11:02 PM (RIvkX)

The one thing we are not here, is "ill-educated and stupid."

I'd put the horde's collective knowledge up against the Donk Underground even with 1/2 of us in comas.

Posted by: sven at December 01, 2023 11:05 PM (X0I7i)

184 So would Uranus.
Posted by: Archimedes at December 01, 2023 11:03 PM (I/Qkd)

Only if it's watertight, like a duck's ass.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2023 11:05 PM (BTZCA)

185 >>Theory is that all the wayer on Earth arrived via comets.

Nonsense, water formed as the atmosphere coalesced.

Comets are not magical entities bringing life and water throughout the universe.

It's like scientist take a bong hit and proclaim: COMETS!!!!

Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 01, 2023 11:05 PM (XV/Pl)

186 WASH 27 ORE 24 4th

Posted by: Don Black at December 01, 2023 11:05 PM (geLO8)

187 None of you smart guys has explained to me where all that extra fresh water is hidden, if not in lakes and rivers (and I assume ponds and icebergs?) Oh, maybe a lot is in ice over the poles ... but still seems like a lot left over?

Posted by: illiniwek at December 01, 2023 11:05 PM (Cus5s)

188 And I must have said this before, but if you can ever get your hands on Barr Hill gin, just try it over ice. Sublime.
Posted by: 496 at December 01, 2023 10:40 PM (Bf+P4)


If it sublimes, how exactly do you drink it?

Posted by: Kindltot at December 01, 2023 11:06 PM (D7oie)

189 IIRC the Martini was originally a small drink. Like maybe 2-3oz total. Meant to be scarfed down in one or two quick swallows while very cold.

My Martini glasses hold about 4 or 5oz total. I've tried many different olives, some stuffed, others not. One of most interesting was anchovies stuffed olives. Although it did make the Martini cloudy which is something I personally don't care for.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 01, 2023 11:07 PM (Q4IgG)

190 85 Pro tip:

If you are out of gin for a recipe, you can use 2 oz. of cheap 100 Proof Kamchatka Vodka with 1/8 tablespoon of Pine-Sol mixed in.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 01, 2023 10:36 PM (onFzJ)
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Very funny, I suppose the Pine-Sol is in place of juniper berries. I can assure you that Pine-Sol tastes better than juniper berries.

Posted by: Ciampino - there was music coming from the printer -- it was jamming at December 01, 2023 11:07 PM (qfLjt)

191 Oh, maybe a lot is in ice over the poles ... but still seems like a lot left over?
Posted by: illiniwek at December 01, 2023 11:05 PM (Cus5s)

It's all in gallon jugs in hoarders' pantries.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2023 11:07 PM (BTZCA)

192 >>> WSJ — Israel’s intelligence services are preparing to kill Hamas leaders around the world when the nation’s war in the Gaza Strip winds down, setting the stage for a yearslong campaign to hunt down militants responsible for the Oct. 7 massacres, Israeli officials said.
Posted by: SMOD

They should should do a snatch and grab in country where the leadership of Hamas is hunkered down.

But first, get a unit in an industrial district, green screen the walls, get the furnishings for a Court... industrial garbage disposal...

Snatch, hold trial,, execute, dispose.
Walk out of country.

Air the trial and execution.

Done.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at December 01, 2023 11:07 PM (cOq4q)

193 a sphere about 860 miles in diameter.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 01, 2023 11:03 PM (NwuoC)

'how thick would a piece of your plexiglass need to be...'

Posted by: Scotty at December 01, 2023 11:08 PM (+I6Y/)

194 I like to drink rum. It makes me feel vaguely like Carmen Miranda
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at December 01, 2023 10:40 PM (sJHOI)


Try drinking Cachaça instead. It will make you feel like wearing fruit on your head.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 01, 2023 11:08 PM (D7oie)

195 the sandwich guy is right, and his wife is just fucking wrong, women and wives never learn if you just give them food everytime the do the I do not want any thing bullshit.

you had the offer for me to buy you any food you wanted so starve.

also, when the waiter was taking our orders, you were able to order anything and everything you wanted. you ordered what you wanted and so did I. had I wanted what you ordered I would have ordered it myself. you got what you ordered so eat it and quit asking if I want half of your order for half of my order.

Posted by: N at December 01, 2023 11:09 PM (RjBju)

196 The Saudis did it at their embassy.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 01, 2023 11:09 PM (RIvkX)

197 And I must have said this before, but if you can ever get your hands on Barr Hill gin, just try it over ice.

Seconded. And you really don't have to be a gin drinker for this one either.

They make a barrel-aged version of it, which I have not been able to find yet.

Posted by: Yes, the Bees! at December 01, 2023 11:10 PM (pjs7m)

198 185 Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 01, 2023 11:05 PM (XV/Pl)

The depressing thing is you look up in that sky and realize that a planet with the right atmosphere, hydrosphere, and mineral composition to bear fauna AND flora is a longshot...

of course as a clockwork deist the comet thing would be a nice "don't worry creation has shortcuts we can't understand" way to jedi-handwave away the odds.

You'd think Goreons would be the LEAST socialist people on Earth and want as much human endeavor as possible put into engineering, terraforming, and physics research so we could expand humanity past this one in a billion dirtball...

"but no"

Posted by: sven at December 01, 2023 11:10 PM (X0I7i)

199 If it sublimes, how exactly do you drink it?
Posted by: Kindltot at December 01, 2023 11:06 PM (D7oie)
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No no no no... No limes. Just on the rocks.

(I feel like I'm going bananas)

Posted by: 496 at December 01, 2023 11:10 PM (Bf+P4)

200 Is the toilet okay?

Posted by: That guy on the spectrum at December 01, 2023 11:11 PM (M1WkG)

201 195 Posted by: N at December 01, 2023 11:09 PM (RjBju)

It is a loyalty and security test probably primally wired into them.

My wife, son and I were discussing it as he has a new love interest and just turned 24.

He is finally understanding that male and female notions of honor, duty, and security are different.

Posted by: sven at December 01, 2023 11:11 PM (X0I7i)

202 "Theory is that all the water on Earth arrived via comets."

yeah, that seemed interesting. idk what their reasoning was (forgot, or never knew?). But I like the Bible story of the flood (on a much different timeline) about Noah and the great flood. ... So after the great flood from above, we found equilibrium with rain and weather systems absorbing a lot of water.

Still can't see water over the highest mountains, but imo, some of the OT stories are hyperbole, perhaps to "compete" with other pagan stories or something, idk.

Posted by: illiniwek at December 01, 2023 11:12 PM (Cus5s)

203 94
When I looked for a preparation of some chemical intermediate, it was always in Zeitschrift für Alte Deutsche Präparaten from 1926.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 01, 2023 10:39 PM (epfYa)
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You were lucky. We had to deal with papyrus and parchment.

Posted by: Ciampino - alchemical elixir called Gin at December 01, 2023 11:12 PM (qfLjt)

204 also, when the waiter was taking our orders, you were able to order anything and everything you wanted. you ordered what you wanted and so did I. had I wanted what you ordered I would have ordered it myself. you got what you ordered so eat it and quit asking if I want half of your order for half of my order.
Posted by: N at December 01, 2023 11:09 PM (RjBju)

I had to turn that video off. The guy sounded like an idiot, and he was waving his arms around like that stupid robot on Lost in Space.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2023 11:12 PM (BTZCA)

205 I just order the large fry with my burger because I know the wife wants some fries no matter how much she protests that she doesn't.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 01, 2023 11:12 PM (NwuoC)

206
Talk about exotic ice. Consider Superionic ice, or Ice VXIII. This exists at temps in thousands of K range, kK, and pressures of 500Gpa (~70 million psi).

The oxygen atoms form a crystal lattice and hydrogen freely moves through like a liquid. It is very conducting, and about 4x the density of normal ice. It's also jet black in color. Black ice indeed.

While it was theorized to exist for some time, they actually synthesized and confirmed its existence at Livermore in 2019.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at December 01, 2023 11:14 PM (Mzdiz)

207 187 Posted by: illiniwek at December 01, 2023 11:05 PM (Cus5s)

Fresh water is not "hidden" the largest concentration of freshwater on Earth is right there north of Ohio and south of Canada.....and believe me the world is envious and one day the UN will declare it "global property" if we cannot stop it.

The icecaps, the Amazon and other large rivers,mountain peaks, and underground rivers house a bunch as well.

You can drink great lakes generated water in Georgia thanks to underground rivers.

Posted by: sven at December 01, 2023 11:14 PM (X0I7i)

208 That uniform quandary is NOT Air Force.
AR670-1 is an Army regulation, and no Air Force boss would talk about his "soldiers."

That is an Army problem.

Posted by: GWB at December 01, 2023 11:15 PM (HMvgH)

209 If it happens once, that means it can happen

people talk about the 'fine-tuned earth'
my feeling is, given how big the universe is, what are the odds it's only happened once

Posted by: Don Black at December 01, 2023 11:15 PM (geLO8)

210 Apropos of nothing, I just poured a Barr Hill over some ice. It's made from honey, so it's not necessarily a 'dry' gin.

It's made in VT, but I bought this bottle in CO. Glad they're 'getting out there'

Posted by: 496 at December 01, 2023 11:16 PM (Bf+P4)

211 @198

>>past this one in a billion dirtball.

I don't believe there is life anywhere else in the universe, and even if there was, they are so far away that, in realty, they don't exist in any meaningful way.

So the whole aliens thing is simply masturbation.

And as for terraforming, there is only one planet even remotely close to ours that could potentially be terraformed but the physics of terraforming are again, an impossibility.

So again, masturbation.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 01, 2023 11:16 PM (XV/Pl)

212 We have big spherical ice, block coffee cubes, tubular ice for water bottles, and ice machine ice.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 01, 2023 11:17 PM (RIvkX)

213 Evenin’, All. Hey, Weird Dave.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 01, 2023 11:17 PM (JrojV)

214 I don't believe there is life anywhere else in the universe


Somebody had to be first, why not us?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 01, 2023 11:17 PM (NwuoC)

215 Or think about it this way. Assuming we forget physics, and most of that bubble doesn't just instantly blow off into space... Viewed from the ground anywhere in the north/west hemisphere, it would blot out most or all of the sky.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 01, 2023 11:18 PM (0FoWg)

216 Don't know where the conversation will lead tonight, but I'd like to warn others that I am currently out of electricity puns.
Posted by: Out of Sorts at December 01, 2023 10:58 PM (83IzV)


so you are saying your capacity has gone flat?

Posted by: Kindltot at December 01, 2023 11:18 PM (D7oie)

217 It is a loyalty and security test probably primally wired into them.

My wife, son and I were discussing it as he has a new love interest and just turned 24.

He is finally understanding that male and female notions of honor, duty, and security are different.
Posted by: s



good to see you around here.

that is interesting. after the fifth year of marriage that was it we had the you made your bed / you ordered your dinner conversation when we were having dinner out. she was warned, as we were ordering, that I was not sharing and had no interest in what she was ordering.

the bit you mentioned about loyalty is interesting. I have been explaining to somebody lately that somebody is loyal or they are not. when you notice somebody behaving disloyally to somebody else you have to know that they are inherently disloyal, its a binary thing

Posted by: N at December 01, 2023 11:18 PM (RjBju)

218 211 Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 01, 2023 11:16 PM (XV/Pl)

We can exert our reserve of efforts towards mastering space or we can eat our largesse and feed free shit army indulgences.

I know where I'd prefer even if futile.

Posted by: sven at December 01, 2023 11:18 PM (X0I7i)

219 117
Here's what I don't get. The chicxulub asteroid that supposedly changed the climate to the point that it killed off the dinos was only three miles in diameter. An invisible mote at the scale of a typical library globe.

How did something that tiny cause that much disruption to the planet?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 01, 2023 10:43 PM (hiMh5)
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Energy. What was the estimated velocity at impact?

Posted by: Ciampino - alchemical elixir called Gin? at December 01, 2023 11:19 PM (qfLjt)

220 Huskies Do it!!!

Posted by: LASue at December 01, 2023 11:19 PM (Ed8Zd)

221 I had to turn that video off. The guy sounded like an idiot, and he was waving his arms around like that stupid robot on Lost in Space.
Posted by: Alb


I am not saying hes not an idiot, but he's right

Posted by: N at December 01, 2023 11:19 PM (RjBju)

222 Energy. What was the estimated velocity at impact?
Posted by: Ciampino

Laden or unladen?

Posted by: Tonypete at December 01, 2023 11:20 PM (IaTa3)

223 Water has no home here! Wait, wut?

Posted by: A Scold of Karens at December 01, 2023 11:22 PM (V8he0)

224 Huskies about to close the deal

Posted by: Don Black at December 01, 2023 11:22 PM (geLO8)

225 @218

>>I know where I'd prefer even if futile.

Again, there is an input/output vector problem, outputs to terraform, say Mars, for instance, far outweigh any inputs from Mars.

There. Is. Nothing. Of. Value. On Mars.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 01, 2023 11:22 PM (XV/Pl)

226 217 Posted by: N at December 01, 2023 11:18 PM (RjBju)

I agree, men and women valuate things differently and I am not saying that as a "penis good vagina bad thing" there are individual as well as collective differences.

5 years is out of the courting phase, trust is either there or it is not. A smart man uses the courting phase to exert EVERY effort to show where the limits of their ability to accommodate feminine whim are and to make the woman feel valued and respected. A smart woman understands that a man in that phase will likely not tolerate unfaithfulness period.

Anyway, the last breakup hurt the lad, he really had unrealistic high hopes he is for the first time dating an older female by about a year.

He is nearly a quarter century now which means I am slowly beginning the beginning of the end of my journey.

Posted by: sven at December 01, 2023 11:23 PM (X0I7i)

227 Laden or unladen?
Posted by: Tonypete at December 01, 2023 11:20 PM (IaTa3)

African asteroid or English asteroid?

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at December 01, 2023 11:23 PM (M1WkG)

228 chicxulub asteroid relative velocity was likely 20 km/s or 12 mi/s or about 43,000 mph. Kinetic energy was about 70 trillion tons of TNT.

I'll let you figure out how many Tsar Bombas that was. Common cite is about 10 billion Hiroshimas.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at December 01, 2023 11:24 PM (Mzdiz)

229 Chart.... Rum with Pirates should be up there with Gin... at least in my case.

/Sips his Capt. and Coke
Posted by: Romeo13

The Navy is strong with this one.

Jagermeister is waaaaaaay to the rright of Appletini. Nasty shiz. We used it as a hazing ritual for the Specialist 5s when they passed their custodial exam and were allowed to play with the Nucular warheads without the Battery Warrant holding their hand.

Only ouzo could surpass that hangover.
*Tequila knee agrees*

Posted by: BifBewalski at December 01, 2023 11:24 PM (3CCua)

230 225 Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 01, 2023 11:22 PM (XV/Pl)

I never said "only Mars" Mars has again the flaw of a shit magnetosphere....

"good luck with heavy settling lads"....that said the AOCs of this planet want all human effort expended on slicing up an ever shrinking pie.

"no"

Posted by: sven at December 01, 2023 11:24 PM (X0I7i)

231 Damned fine and fun ONT, WD. Thanks.
'Evening, Horde.

Posted by: scampydog at December 01, 2023 11:24 PM (LVaYG)

232
There. Is. Nothing. Of. Value. On Mars.
Posted by: Thomas Bender

_________

The hell you say.

Posted by: Grovers Mill, New Jersey at December 01, 2023 11:25 PM (epfYa)

233 WASH 34 ORE 24 2:44 to play

Posted by: Don Black at December 01, 2023 11:25 PM (geLO8)

234 I just poured a Barr Hill over some ice. It's made from honey, so it's not necessarily a 'dry' gin.

Posted by: 496 at December 01, 2023 11:16 PM (Bf+P4)


I had that a couple of years ago at a hotel bar in VT. It's interesting, but I think too cloying.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 01, 2023 11:26 PM (M5QzP)

235 Well call me a heretic, but I take the Noah story being as seen by someone living in the basin which became the Black Sea, just before the natural dam which separated it from the Med broke down, about 7,000 BC. And every animal could have been every Domesticated animal, which were new and rare at the time.

Such a craft being swept from west to east might just have ended up at the base of Ararat.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 01, 2023 11:26 PM (hkjqi)

236 Upon long consideration a moment's thought, I have concluded that I have arrived at conceiving the PERFECT form of execution for the Hamasterminds who were behind the Oct 7 atrocities.

Pig farmers across the USA need to have their swine act as "Blood Doners". The same and usual pint of blood, collected in the ordinary donation bags. But of course, with highly obvious Pig's Blood labeling, so as to keep them out of the Human Blood supply chain.

Package it all in coolers, fly it to ... Cypress, maybe? Somewhere "Israel adjacent".

Shin-Bet bags one of the splodeydopes who were behind the murders?

Set up the Pig Blood "total-volume" transfusion, along with all the video equipment. Long, lingering, agonizing death. And NO ENTRANCE to the islime heaven, no 72 rasins.

Nope. Just the barbed, flaming cock of Satan, buggering those murderers henceforth, for all of eternity.

Send THOSE videos to the email address for every known muslim, mosque and emir, worldwide.

"Thus Awaits the Terrorists, Always"


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 01, 2023 11:26 PM (e6UQI)

237 I think there is life scattered throughout the universe

Posted by: Don Black at December 01, 2023 11:26 PM (geLO8)

238 This was the year that needed the expanded football play off.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 01, 2023 11:26 PM (NwuoC)

239 "Fresh water is not "hidden" the largest concentration of freshwater on Earth is right there north of Ohio and south of Canada.... The icecaps, the Amazon and other large rivers, mountain peaks, and underground rivers house a bunch as well."

But the great lakes and Amazon are part of that tiny drop in the graphic. I think it is mostly the polar ice that makes up the largest part of the bigger fresh water "drop" (from the graphic).

How much is in aquifers from their analysis would be interesting ... not sure what other hidden fresh water there is, unless they are counting atmospheric vapor, but they say "liquid", which is not really ice.

Posted by: illiniwek at December 01, 2023 11:27 PM (Cus5s)

240 Don't know where the conversation will lead tonight, but I'd like to warn others that I am currently out of electricity puns.
Posted by: Out of Sorts at December 01, 2023 10:58 PM (83IzV)

so you are saying your capacity has gone flat?
Posted by: Kindltot

His ziener diode, is unlit?

Posted by: BifBewalski at December 01, 2023 11:27 PM (3CCua)

241 There. Is. Nothing. Of. Value. On Mars.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 01, 2023 11:22 PM (XV/Pl)

And do not bring your evil into my swamp.

Posted by: Swamp Thing at December 01, 2023 11:27 PM (M1WkG)

242
I had to turn that video off. The guy sounded like an idiot, and he was waving his arms around like that stupid robot on Lost in Space.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Yeah, I lasted about 17 seconds.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 01, 2023 11:28 PM (63Dwl)

243 156 > What are your thoughts on roundworms?
Posted by: Ciampino
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Better than ringworms.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 01, 2023 10:55 PM (Q4IgG)
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Which bring to mind earworms .....

Posted by: Ciampino - pickled worms? at December 01, 2023 11:28 PM (qfLjt)

244 We can exert our reserve of efforts towards mastering space or we can eat our largesse and feed free shit army indulgences.

I know where I'd prefer even if futile.
Posted by: sven at December 01, 2023 11:18 PM (X0I7i)

I misread that as eating our lasagna, or which I am heartily in favor.

Posted by: Garfield at December 01, 2023 11:28 PM (4I/2K)

245 Again, there is an input/output vector problem, outputs to terraform, say Mars, for instance, far outweigh any inputs from Mars.

There. Is. Nothing. Of. Value. On Mars.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 01, 2023 11:22 PM (XV/Pl)


You do know there are some very strange things in the atmosphere and northern hemisphere of Mars?

Evidence for Large Planetary Climate Altering
Thermonuclear Explosions on Mars in the Past

https://www.scirp.org/pdf/ijaa_2023062115280080.pdf

Posted by: Kindltot at December 01, 2023 11:29 PM (D7oie)

246 Before we colonize Mars, we should try self contained colonies on Antarctica.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 01, 2023 11:29 PM (NwuoC)

247 Nuh uh...... Hitler and the nazis were "right wing" - my professor (and many WW2 documentaries) said so. And you should always believe academia and the TV.

Posted by: Son of Dad at December 01, 2023 11:29 PM (8JB5s)

248 @230

>>I never said "only Mars" Mars has again the flaw of a shit magnetosphere....

Mercury is too close to the sun, too small, and barren.

Venus is a sulfuric acid hellscape burning at 872F.

The Moon, not made of cheese, no water, nothing of value, no dice.

And anything past Mars can be essentially thought of as non-existent.

I don't know what you think we're going to terraform, but again, if the outputs are more than inputs, you're going to run smack dab into Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 01, 2023 11:30 PM (XV/Pl)

249 So...there was the Tanqueray&Tonic...my first "Cocktail" on turning 21...back in 1999 at my NAVY base.

Posted by: Nightwatch at December 01, 2023 11:31 PM (UsQA1)

250 1979

Posted by: Nightwatch at December 01, 2023 11:32 PM (UsQA1)

251 Well, I sure didn't get much shop work done today. Too flippin' cold in the unheated shop. Temps were 18F and falling I did get the left side tailpipe for the Ford mostly built and supported by exhaust hangers. I will try to get the exhaust system finished over the weekend, and then call a lid on the work on that car for the year.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2023 11:32 PM (BTZCA)

252 What, no love for the 10AM gin fiz?
Or 9AM...

Posted by: gourmand du jour at December 01, 2023 11:33 PM (MeG8a)

253 248 Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 01, 2023 11:30 PM (XV/Pl)

and all France lost in the French and Indian War was "a few million acres of snow!" as their diplomat put it.

Proxima Centauri b looks promising at 4 light years away....you'd need a lot of coaling stations betwixt which takes economic effort.

Posted by: sven at December 01, 2023 11:33 PM (X0I7i)

254 and who would go to Mars to labor like a slave every day while living forever in a cave, with the added attraction of sudden death from a thousand possible failures.

I mean, these people are going to have to be transportees of some kind.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 01, 2023 11:33 PM (NwuoC)

255 34-31 WASH 2:14 4th

Posted by: Don Black at December 01, 2023 11:33 PM (geLO8)

256 34-31 Wash. Oregon is going to have to onside kick I guess.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 01, 2023 11:34 PM (NwuoC)

257 246 Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 01, 2023 11:29 PM (NwuoC)

Quite we should also be practicing practical and accelerated top soil creation in controlled biomes....

there is a lot of work to be done, and the worst that can happen to the effort is to find ways to increase the global agricultural efficiency.

Posted by: sven at December 01, 2023 11:34 PM (X0I7i)

258 The Moon, not made of cheese, no water, nothing of value, no dice.
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Not until I steal your Atlanta sized water-blob and cart it off to my whiskey soaked space colony full off big-booty bitchez, that is.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 01, 2023 11:35 PM (0FoWg)

259 254 Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 01, 2023 11:33 PM (NwuoC)

I'd go in a heartbeat, of course I also worked in the field in a tactical training environment with a 15cm hole in my side for the last three years....

I am an idiot.

Posted by: sven at December 01, 2023 11:35 PM (X0I7i)

260 WASH 34 ORE 24 2:44 to play
Posted by: Don Black at December 01, 2023 11:25 PM (geLO

34-31 WASH 2:14 4th
Posted by: Don Black at December 01, 2023 11:33 PM (geLO

Must be football. No other sport could take 8 minutes to complete 30 seconds of play.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2023 11:36 PM (BTZCA)

261 166 Don't know where the conversation will lead tonight, but I'd like to warn others that I am currently out of electricity puns.

Posted by: Out of Sorts at December 01, 2023 10:58 PM (83IzV)
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Well if you conduct yourself like a gentleman we'll forgive you the ohmission.

Posted by: Ciampino - pickled worms? WEF diet at December 01, 2023 11:36 PM (qfLjt)

262 I'd go in a heartbeat


Why?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 01, 2023 11:36 PM (NwuoC)

263 Why?
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 01, 2023 11:36 PM (NwuoC)

Well, Mars has no muzzies, and no trannies, and no Democrats.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2023 11:37 PM (BTZCA)

264 Evidence for Large Planetary Climate Altering
Thermonuclear Explosions on Mars in the Past

Heinlein short story, I forget the title, where power plant scientists realize the craters on the moon exactly match their calculations for what a power plant explosion would do to Earth.

Posted by: Swamp Thing at December 01, 2023 11:37 PM (M1WkG)

265 I don't believe there is life anywhere else in the universe, and even if there was, they are so far away that, in realty, they don't exist in any meaningful way.

So the whole aliens thing is simply masturbation.

And as for terraforming, there is only one planet even remotely close to ours that could potentially be terraformed but the physics of terraforming are again, an impossibility.

So again, masturbation.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 01, 2023 11:16 PM (XV/Pl)

But, yet, you believe in 'God'. Huh.

Posted by: Just asking at December 01, 2023 11:38 PM (iODuv)

266 Go Blue!

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 01, 2023 11:38 PM (JrojV)

267 262 Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 01, 2023 11:36 PM (NwuoC)

I am very tired of non-motivated people and have been for decades, I am on the back nine of my life and the world that I loved habitated by the people who loved me most is dying literally.

I love work, and I love beating the odds, and I am too stubborn to quit or take the soft option at times.

The people who go and leave it all on the floor will be part of something that will bind them in ways the nation-state no longer does I think.

That's just me though.

Posted by: sven at December 01, 2023 11:38 PM (X0I7i)

268 Not until I steal your Atlanta sized water-blob and cart it off to my whiskey soaked space colony full off big-booty bitchez, that is.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 01, 2023 11:35 PM (0FoWg)


The Steatopygians?

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 01, 2023 11:38 PM (4I/2K)

269 "Before we colonize Mars, we should try self contained colonies on Antarctica." Posted by: G'rump928(c)

Right, much more habitable than Mars, and much easier to escape. Look at the billions we spent to rescue Matt Damon and Val Kilmer from Mars!

Posted by: illiniwek at December 01, 2023 11:39 PM (Cus5s)

270 263 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2023 11:37 PM (BTZCA)

and if they went but had to work til breaking to break it in maybe their edges would wear down...

No I'd go, this Malthusian death cult that is gaining power is killing me spiritually.

Posted by: sven at December 01, 2023 11:39 PM (X0I7i)

271 I hate whiners more

Posted by: N at December 01, 2023 11:39 PM (RjBju)

272 >>and who would go to Mars to labor like a slave every day while living forever in a cave, with the added attraction of sudden death from a thousand possible failures.


Mars ain't the kind of place to raise your kids. In fact, it's cold as hell.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 01, 2023 11:39 PM (ZLI7S)

273 Wonder if political tendencies Rep/Dem are genetic. Could probably go to mars with all conservatives and in a few generations have a 50/50 split again.

Posted by: EdmundBurkesShade at December 01, 2023 11:40 PM (D7u0p)

274 I have about 15,000 gallons of water in my pool. Did anyone figure that as part of the total?

Posted by: It All Adds Up at December 01, 2023 11:40 PM (83IzV)

275 >> There. Is. Nothing. Of. Value. On Mars.

Au contraire. Its value is that is there. And mine.

Posted by: Elon I, Dei Gratia Rex et Imperator Mars at December 01, 2023 11:40 PM (Mzdiz)

276 The Heinlein short story is Blowups Happen, I believe.

Posted by: whig at December 01, 2023 11:40 PM (+Pory)

277 Heinlein short story, I forget the title, where power plant scientists realize the craters on the moon exactly match their calculations for what a power plant explosion would do to Earth.
Posted by: Swamp Thing at December 01, 2023 11:37 PM (M1WkG)

Might have been "Blowups Happen". But he was wrong, of course. A fission reactor cannot explode like a nuclear bomb; the fuel melts down first. You could get a steam explosion, or a hydrogen as explosion, and a huge nasty mess like Chernobyl, but not a crater 200 miles across.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2023 11:41 PM (BTZCA)

278 I came from a family where we thought it was fine to share food off your plate, no big deal.
My wife came from a family where everyone guarded their plates like Husky dogs with bared teeth.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 01, 2023 11:42 PM (hkjqi)

279 177 In a big enough bathtub, Saturn would float

So would Uranus.

Posted by: Archimedes at December 01, 2023 11:03 PM (I/Qkd)
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Mine doesn't seem to do that, though Klingons may ......

Posted by: Ciampino - pickled Kingons? at December 01, 2023 11:42 PM (qfLjt)

280 I hate whiners more
Posted by: N at December 01, 2023 11:39 PM (RjBju)
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How do you think I get anything around here?

Whining is my art, my muse.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 01, 2023 11:42 PM (RIvkX)

281 273 Posted by: EdmundBurkesShade at December 01, 2023 11:40 PM (D7u0p)

The difference is in baseline human cognition I think. Not being facetious either I think there is a coinflip split in an individual regarding whether they value their mind as superior to reality in regards to imagination or they value the mind as a tool to navigate a very measurable and quantifiable reality. The current post-modernist left is very sincere in believing that their beliefs trump reality.

I think whenever man developed reason, language, and problem solving there was a dichotomy.

Posted by: sven at December 01, 2023 11:43 PM (X0I7i)

282 I just poured me a bowl of my granddaughter's COCO PUFFS

And I'm smothering it in heavy cream...

Because I can...

Night Horde.

Posted by: Nightwatch at December 01, 2023 11:44 PM (UsQA1)

283 The Steatopygians?
Posted by: Count de Monet at December 01, 2023 11:38 PM (4I/2K)

Callipygia has always been at war with Steatopygia, bruh. Report to the Ministry of Love for re-bootyfication. Room 36-24-36.

Posted by: Big Yudhishthira's Dice at December 01, 2023 11:44 PM (0FoWg)

284 So again, masturbation.

But everyone enjoys masturbation.

I think we are functionally alone as well, separated by too much space/time that cannot be bridged technologically. Even the outer solar system seems beyond our reach.

But I could be wrong. And part of being human is exploring. To not try would be unnatural, unhuman.

Posted by: We have to spend our time doing something at December 01, 2023 11:45 PM (pjs7m)

285 AOP, I believe that RAH story predated Hiroshima and like his other short story Solution Unsatisfactory came from something called the Smyth report or some such that was unclassified.

Posted by: whig at December 01, 2023 11:45 PM (+Pory)

286 I know a lot of "smart" liberals, but swear that they are a bit deficient with cause: effect recognition.

Posted by: EdmundBurkesShade at December 01, 2023 11:45 PM (D7u0p)

287 WASH 34-31 FINAL

Posted by: Don Black at December 01, 2023 11:46 PM (geLO8)

288 AOP, I believe that RAH story predated Hiroshima and like his other short story Solution Unsatisfactory came from something called the Smyth report or some such that was unclassified.
Posted by: whig

He wrote Blowups Happen in '40.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 01, 2023 11:46 PM (IaTa3)

289 I think there is life scattered throughout the universe

Posted by: Don Black at December 01, 2023 11:26 PM (geLO


I think that's true, but not neccessarily intelligent life.

Posted by: RickZ at December 01, 2023 11:46 PM (emlEe)

290 FUCKTHEDUCKS

GO HUSKIES!!!!!

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 01, 2023 11:46 PM (mBqSi)

291 "Too flippin' cold in the unheated shop. Temps were 18F and falling ..." Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

How can you be in Canada with an unheated shop? I guess the shop is just a hobby ... but still! "More heat mahn". (Fifth Element quote)

Posted by: illiniwek at December 01, 2023 11:46 PM (Cus5s)

292 193 a sphere about 860 miles in diameter.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 01, 2023 11:03 PM (NwuoC)

'how thick would a piece of your plexiglass need to be...'

Posted by: Scotty at December 01, 2023 11:08 PM (+I6Y/)
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Scotty would use transparent aluminum.

Posted by: Ciampino - pickled Kingons with anchovies? at December 01, 2023 11:47 PM (qfLjt)

293 AOP, I believe that RAH story predated Hiroshima and like his other short story Solution Unsatisfactory came from something called the Smyth report or some such that was unclassified.
Posted by: whig at December 01, 2023 11:45 PM (+Pory)

Well, it was a good story in any case. The hard part about predicting is getting it right.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2023 11:47 PM (BTZCA)

294 The moon has a hydrogen isotope that would be a great power source. It is mentioned at the end of Iron Sky, where ersatz Sarah Palin reminds the other nations who it was that planted the flag there first.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 01, 2023 11:47 PM (ybIRR)

295 >> There. Is. Nothing. Of. Value. On Mars.
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Lynn Collins?

Posted by: John Carter at December 01, 2023 11:47 PM (LVaYG)

296 Tonypete thanks for the memory boost.

Posted by: whig at December 01, 2023 11:47 PM (+Pory)

297 286 Posted by: EdmundBurkesShade at December 01, 2023 11:45 PM (D7u0p)

They are not stupid they are simply not engaged in quantifiable reason. You cannot ethically defend the games played with the temperature monitoring over the last 50 years where ~ 40% of the temps reported are from stations that no longer exist and say "fuck yeah this is measuring something!" unless you are a charlatan, retard, or true believer....none of that is an ordered mind from a scientific standpoint.

Posted by: sven at December 01, 2023 11:48 PM (X0I7i)

298 @269

>>Right, much more habitable than Mars, and much easier to escape.

Again, the reason there isn't a bigger colony on Antartica is because of the input/output vector problem.

There is nothing of value on Antartica, so there is no practical reason to have a bigger one, and in reality, it's not even remotely a good proximal for an Off World Colony.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 01, 2023 11:48 PM (XV/Pl)

299 That PAC12 game was entertaining. Both quarterbacks played great.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at December 01, 2023 11:48 PM (R4t5M)

300 >I think that's true, but not neccessarily intelligent life.

Posted by: RickZ


could be life at many different stages
we know human beings take 5 billion years

Posted by: Don Black at December 01, 2023 11:48 PM (geLO8)

301
The Steatopygians?

Those dinosaurs in Journey to the Centre of the Earth?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 01, 2023 11:48 PM (63Dwl)

302 "Congrats to the Republican Party for expelling George Santos for alleged crimes while slow-walking impeachment of Biden for provable crimes.

This is why you morons lose."

Posted by: MikeNike at December 01, 2023 11:50 PM (b4wtd)

303 >>But I could be wrong. And part of being human is exploring. To not try would be unnatural, unhuman.

If you took all the seawater on earth and made it into a dot it would dwarf the size of the fresh water dots above. And we know relatively very little about the deep ocean despite knowing it is overflowing with life.

See weird to me how little enthusiasm there is for exploring it.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 01, 2023 11:50 PM (ZLI7S)

304 298 Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 01, 2023 11:48 PM (XV/Pl)

There is immense value in Antarctica, iron ore, chromium, copper, gold, nickel, platinum and other minerals, and coal and hydrocarbons have been found in consistent if not confirmed commercial level quantities but given the treaties preclude real exploration I'd roll the dice.

I am betting there is plenty of petrochems there, and if not in the nearby waters that could be refined and used there.

Posted by: sven at December 01, 2023 11:51 PM (X0I7i)

305 >>That PAC12 game was entertaining. Both quarterbacks played great.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory



fun game to watch
tomorrow schedule is loaded with huge games

Posted by: Don Black at December 01, 2023 11:51 PM (geLO8)

306 Uranus was named after a Greek god. Coincidence?

Posted by: chris+opher at December 01, 2023 11:51 PM (dSco/)

307 How can you be in Canada with an unheated shop? I guess the shop is just a hobby ... but still! "More heat mahn". (Fifth Element quote)
Posted by: illiniwek at December 01, 2023 11:46 PM (Cus5s)

Down to about freezing, and sheltered from the wind, I was quite comfy in there. Long underwear, jeans, T shirt, sweatshirt, and down vest. Gloves, as needed. And the little shop, right next door, where the tools and workbench are, is heated nicely. So I'm not enduring the cold continuously. But when the temp is in the teens, and falling, it's just too cold. Since I have been spending winters in Arizona lately, rigging the big shop for heat has not been a priority.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2023 11:52 PM (BTZCA)

308 I find if fascinating that both Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, in conversations with each other and for philosophical reasons, not scientific, agreed that there would be other life in this universe, but that there would be barriers in place to prevent us from interacting with them.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 01, 2023 11:52 PM (hkjqi)

309 AOP, RAH did that in his Expanded Universe. To his credit, he put his predictions out there and then revisited them in new editions every so often to see how he did. In another short story of that era, he has two scientists making a breakthrough with solar photo electric cells.

Posted by: whig at December 01, 2023 11:52 PM (+Pory)

310 "Too flippin' cold in the unheated shop. Temps were 18F and falling ..." Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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'Bout 17 here at the shack. Heading out with black powder gun in the morn. I suspect it'll be a short adventure. Pretty cold.

Posted by: John Carter at December 01, 2023 11:52 PM (LVaYG)

311 Wranglers failed twice to recapture it; will try again tomorrow morning.

The government workers in the Canadian Ministry of Kangaroo Wranglers are livid. They thought they would never have to do ANYTHING for their entire wait for a pension

Posted by: azjaeger at December 01, 2023 11:53 PM (3/XaG)

312
For something really different, see the concept of floating habitats on Venus.

Air is a lifting gas on Venus. A big balloon of air would float happily about 30 miles about the surface. Pressure there would be about 1 atm. Temperatures in the 30 - 120F range.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at December 01, 2023 11:54 PM (Mzdiz)

313 Uranus was named after a Greek god. Coincidence?
Posted by: chris+opher

Uranus was the son and husband of Gaia. This guy was all kinds of messed up.

Green stuff was the least of his issues.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 01, 2023 11:54 PM (IaTa3)

314 'Greek'

Sheesh

Posted by: Tonypete at December 01, 2023 11:55 PM (IaTa3)

315 Green stuff was the least of his issues.
Posted by: Tonypete at December 01, 2023 11:54 PM (IaTa3)

If Uranus issues green stuff, seek help right away.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2023 11:56 PM (BTZCA)

316 SEC title game tomorrow should be just as entertaining.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at December 01, 2023 11:57 PM (R4t5M)

317 227 Laden or unladen?
Posted by: Tonypete at December 01, 2023 11:20 PM (IaTa3)

African asteroid or English asteroid?

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at December 01, 2023 11:23 PM (M1WkG)
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So an African one would be laden with banana wine and if English it would be rotten with Gin. No coconuts or limes.

Posted by: Ciampino - pickled Klingons with anchovies? at December 01, 2023 11:58 PM (qfLjt)

318 BOW DOWN TO WASHINGTON!!!!

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 01, 2023 11:58 PM (mBqSi)

319 My anus issues green stuff when I drink red wine. That's the *real* natural science mystery I'd like an answer for.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 01, 2023 11:58 PM (0FoWg)

320
"Congrats to the Republican Party for expelling George Santos for alleged crimes while slow-walking impeachment of Biden for provable crimes.

This is why you morons lose."

Posted by: MikeNike


And Mayorkas goes on and on and on.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 01, 2023 11:59 PM (63Dwl)

321 The weekly numbers just dropped for the Tucson Sector. Another 17,500 illegal invaders allowed to cross the border. That brings our three week total to 47,100 illegals 'caught' in the sector. The number not caught ranges from 30 to 50 percent of the caught number. This sector doesn't have anywhere near the resources Texas has, and with our governor's office occupied by a usurper demonrat the state does little more than lip service, so the not caught number may be much higher.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado-Tempus belli) at December 01, 2023 11:59 PM (l7Kbv)

322 "Again, the reason there isn't a bigger colony on Antartica is because of the input/output vector problem. --- There is nothing of value on Antartica, " Posted by: Thomas Bender

Antarctica still makes more sense than Mars. (Mars is useful for scientific development, and can be funded by inspiring the human psyche on other world fantasies).

And what about the oil under the Arctic? Or other resources around Greenland (and other polar regions)? Is it not worth an expansionist vision to go there before the Soviets, errr, Russians do it?

The point was expanding into new territories ... why go to space? The moon does have some water and maybe other resources, but primarily ? as a military/economic/other strategic base?

Posted by: illiniwek at December 01, 2023 11:59 PM (Cus5s)

323 >SEC title game tomorrow should be just as entertaining.

if Gary Danielson would just shut up
he talks so much, he talks over the play by play guy
he talks over live action
he's a bucketmouth

Posted by: Don Black at December 01, 2023 11:59 PM (geLO8)

324 @312

>>For something really different, see the concept of floating habitats on Venus.

Interesting, but ultimately, the only reason to go Off World would be to exploit resources of a host planet.

There is nothing of practical utility or value on Venus, so there is no reason to invest in exploring it.

Listen, I get the whole call to adventure and exploration jazz, but, like, we've got to be real about this.

The Universe is big, like really, really big and sh*t is far apart and if you've got to drag all of the sh*t you need with you, then, again, Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand looms.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 01, 2023 11:59 PM (XV/Pl)

325
My anus issues green stuff when I drink red wine. That's the *real* natural science mystery I'd like an answer for.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice


Science Mystery Theater 2023

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 02, 2023 12:00 AM (63Dwl)

326 I appreciate the sentiment behind the "Be My Eyes" app, but I don't think helping someone buy nut milk is doing them any favors.

Posted by: BillyD at December 02, 2023 12:00 AM (F6Xpw)

327 BOW DOWN TO WASHINGTON!!!!
Posted by: nurse ratched at December 01, 2023 11:58 PM (mBqSi)
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I've got a very stompy wife right now.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 02, 2023 12:00 AM (RIvkX)

328 My anus issues green stuff when I drink red wine. That's the *real* natural science mystery I'd like an answer for.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 01, 2023 11:58 PM (0FoWg)

Don't know about wine, but grape drink mix has a dye that does that very thing.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at December 02, 2023 12:01 AM (R4t5M)

329 Well, I am beginning to get sleepy, so I will hit the sack. Night, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 02, 2023 12:01 AM (BTZCA)

330 MIGHTY ARE THE MEN WHO WEAR THE PURPLE AND THE GOLD

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 02, 2023 12:01 AM (mBqSi)

331 >>The point was expanding into new territories ... why go to space? The moon does have some water and maybe other resources, but primarily ? as a military/economic/other strategic base?

Both NASA and the Chinese claim there is a possibility of significant quantities of rare earth minerals in the moon.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 02, 2023 12:01 AM (ZLI7S)

332 BOW DOWN TO WASHINGTON!!!!
Posted by: nurse ratched at December 01, 2023 11:58 PM (mBqSi)
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Congrats to you and your Huskies, nurse.

Posted by: scampydog at December 02, 2023 12:01 AM (LVaYG)

333 I am betting there is plenty of petrochems there, and if not in the nearby waters that could be refined and used there.
Posted by: sven at December 01, 2023 11:51 PM (X0I7i)

And shoggoths. Don't forget the shoggoths.

Posted by: H.P. Lovecraft at December 02, 2023 12:02 AM (M1WkG)

334
Listen, I get the whole call to adventure and exploration jazz, but, like, we've got to be real about this.

Paul Krugman says we have infinite money.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 02, 2023 12:02 AM (63Dwl)

335 15 In re: the self destructive liquor chart:

I do love gin.

Posted by: 496 at December 01, 2023 10:10 PM (Bf+P4)


As I read the chart, gin means you like yourself and hate others, which is pretty much where I am.

Posted by: BillyD at December 02, 2023 12:02 AM (F6Xpw)

336 Don't know about wine, but grape drink mix has a dye that does that very thing.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at December 02, 2023 12:01 AM (

Huh.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 02, 2023 12:02 AM (0FoWg)

337 I've got a very stompy wife right now.
Posted by: San Franpsycho

Sorry. FUCKTHEDUCKS

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 02, 2023 12:02 AM (mBqSi)

338 HATEHATEHATEOREGON


FUCKTHEDUCKS

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 02, 2023 12:03 AM (mBqSi)

339 Water! Oh no! Panic.

How much water does 8.1 billion people contain? Let not the water harvests dispirit your verve and vigor.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at December 02, 2023 12:03 AM (5N8Mz)

340 Evening.

Re: Fido Friday.

Dat ass!!!

Posted by: Robert at December 02, 2023 12:03 AM (1Yy3c)

341 Well, I sure didn't get much shop work done today. Too flippin' cold in the unheated shop. Temps were 18F and falling I did get the left side tailpipe for the Ford mostly built and supported by exhaust hangers. I will try to get the exhaust system finished over the weekend, and then call a lid on the work on that car for the year.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2023 11:32 PM (BTZCA)


You may have to pitch a tent in your shop to keep the heat in and around the vehicle you are working on. Easier than getting it in the living room, I suppose.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 02, 2023 12:04 AM (D7oie)

342 Did someone say Fuck The Ducks?

Posted by: A Randy Goose at December 02, 2023 12:04 AM (1Yy3c)

343 GO BLUE!!

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 02, 2023 12:05 AM (JrojV)

344 Man... unbelievably, I'm not the only person to wonder about this seemingly inexplicable magic trick of the butt...

" The answer lies in a chemical called malic acid, which can be found in red wine. When malic acid interacts with the bile in the digestive system, it can cause the stool to turn green. This reaction happens because red wine contains tannins, a polyphenol not easily broken down during digestion."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 02, 2023 12:06 AM (0FoWg)

345 Where should Jagermeister go?

Where would Malort go?

Posted by: Chuck C at December 02, 2023 12:06 AM (xttsV)

346
Paul Krugman says we have infinite money.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.

__________

How can I be broke? I still have checks in my checkbook.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 02, 2023 12:06 AM (epfYa)

347 "If you took all the seawater on earth and made it into a dot it would dwarf the size of the fresh water dots above. " Posted by: JackStraw

The big dot includes salt water, the tiny dot is fresh water in rivers and lakes. We discussed this above, don't you read ALL comments before posting? ha

My question is where all the LIQUID extra water in the middle dot is located. It is like 100 times the tiny liquid water dot. ... Must be mostly underground .. so aquifers and whatever .. not the poles or other ice.

Posted by: illiniwek at December 02, 2023 12:07 AM (Cus5s)

348 Are we going to see Michigan and Washington in the Rose Bowl?


Holyfuckingshit

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 02, 2023 12:09 AM (mBqSi)

349 could be life at many different stages
we know human beings take 5 billion years

Posted by: Don Black at December 01, 2023 11:48 PM (geLO


If there is life on other planets, other than plants, I'm guessing it will be like the sea life on our planet that lives near deep ocean vents. Plus, we're an evolved carbon life form. There may be other life forms with a different chemical makeup which may or may not evolve. Who the bloody hell knows? I read a book years ago on this subject, 'Where Is Everybody?' With lots of maths, the author (a physicist involved with measuring the universe) shows the astronomical odds of finding a habitable planet in the 'Goldilocks' zone of each solar system, if there are any planets at all in a solar system. Even assuming 5 planets per solar system, finding that Goldilocks planet with intelligent life and actually meeting up with and communicating with said life is a real mathematical long shot. Not impossible, but almost approaching zero according to Stephen Webb, the author of that book.

Posted by: RickZ at December 02, 2023 12:09 AM (emlEe)

350
So, once again, the US is hoarding all the water in the world.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 02, 2023 12:09 AM (epfYa)

351 I did my own rigorous analysis of the possibility of life in our galaxy (in other words, I took some wild-ass guesses) and I calculated that at any given time there are 10 starfaring civilizations in the galaxy. And the galaxy is a very big place.

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at December 02, 2023 12:11 AM (M1WkG)

352 So, once again, the US is hoarding all the water in the world.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 02, 2023 12:09 AM (epfYa)

I blame the joooooos!

Posted by: Retards For Justice In Palistan at December 02, 2023 12:12 AM (1Yy3c)

353 My question is where all the LIQUID extra water in the middle dot is located. It is like 100 times the tiny liquid water dot. ... Must be mostly underground .. so aquifers and whatever .. not the poles or other ice.

Don't forget atmospheric water vapor.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Z28.310 at December 02, 2023 12:13 AM (Bd6X8)

354 And shoggoths. Don't forget the shoggoths.
Posted by: H.P. Lovecraft at December 02, 2023 12:02 AM (M1WkG)


[Roll San]

Well, F%ck.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 02, 2023 12:13 AM (D7oie)

355 Just got back from shopping.
Harbor Freight has 100 watt solar panels for $86.00.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 02, 2023 12:13 AM (JQ1AZ)

356 BOW DOWN TO WASHINGTON!!!!

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 01, 2023 11:58 PM (mBqSi)
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Congrats to you and your Huskies, nurse.

Posted by: scampydog at December 02, 2023 12:01 AM (LVaYG)


This isn't about us then, is it?

Posted by: The Deep State at December 02, 2023 12:13 AM (emlEe)

357 I did my own rigorous analysis of the possibility of life in our galaxy (in other words, I took some wild-ass guesses) and I calculated that at any given time there are 10 starfaring civilizations in the galaxy. And the galaxy is a very big place.
Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at December 02, 2023 12:11 AM (M1WkG)

And I thought I pulled some shit out of my ass.

Posted by: That Chick From 2 Girls, 1 Cup at December 02, 2023 12:13 AM (1Yy3c)

358 326 I appreciate the sentiment behind the "Be My Eyes" app, but I don't think helping someone buy nut milk is doing them any favors.
Disagree. Most disabled people in this country have mechanisms in place for the big stuff. it's the little, unexpected shit that can trip you up.

Posted by: Weirddave at December 02, 2023 12:14 AM (nMHw5)

359 313 Uranus was named after a Greek god. Coincidence?
Posted by: chris+opher

Uranus was the son and husband of Gaia. This guy was all kinds of messed up.

Green stuff was the least of his issues.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 01, 2023 11:54 PM (IaTa3)
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Brown stuff?

Posted by: Ciampino - Well when you marry your Mother ... at December 02, 2023 12:14 AM (qfLjt)

360 Pfffffffttttttt


Go Huskies! We played a freaking HARD schedule. The rest of y'all are PUSSIES.

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 02, 2023 12:15 AM (mBqSi)

361 And shoggoths. Don't forget the shoggoths.

When you wish upon a star
It draws a shoggoth to where you are

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Z28.310 at December 02, 2023 12:15 AM (Bd6X8)

362 Speaking of living rooms, one guy I know grew up in Eastern Oregon, and they used to raise Turkeys for Thanksgiving and Christmas to sell in Portland. They would kill the birds, pluck and clean them and then pull the carpet and furniture and cool and dry them on racks in the living room, with the windows and door open to the cold. After a day or so, they would wrap them and take them to the train depot to ship.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 02, 2023 12:17 AM (D7oie)

363 So, once again, the US is hoarding all the water in the world.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 02, 2023 12:09 AM (epfYa)
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Just lay back and think of England.

Posted by: Bond, James Bond at December 02, 2023 12:18 AM (LVaYG)

364 "Don't forget atmospheric water vapor." Posted by: Blanco Basura

idk how much that would be, and I mentioned it above, but (as I reconsidered) the graphic states "liquid water", which is not vapor or ice.

Posted by: illiniwek at December 02, 2023 12:18 AM (Cus5s)

365 Speaking of living rooms, one guy I know grew up in Eastern Oregon, and they used to raise Turkeys for Thanksgiving and Christmas to sell in Portland. They would kill the birds, pluck and clean them and then pull the carpet and furniture and cool and dry them on racks in the living room, with the windows and door open to the cold. After a day or so, they would wrap them and take them to the train depot to ship.
Posted by: Kindltot at December 02, 2023 12:17 AM (D7oie)

So what you're saying is it was a family of serial killers hiding their butchery in plain sight?

Posted by: Robert at December 02, 2023 12:20 AM (1Yy3c)

366
So, once again, the US is hoarding all the water in the world.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

I blame the joooooos!
Posted by: Retards For Justice In Palistan


I only drink colonized water.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 02, 2023 12:20 AM (63Dwl)

367 I'll laugh like hell if Bama beats GA and Iowa pulls a major upset against Michigan. Then things get all fucked up.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at December 02, 2023 12:20 AM (R4t5M)

368 342 Did someone say Fuck The Ducks?

Posted by: A Randy Goose at December 02, 2023 12:04 AM (1Yy3c)
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Punchline only:
It was a mistake, I'm a drake!

Posted by: Ciampino - As the horny bear departs at December 02, 2023 12:21 AM (qfLjt)

369 >>The big dot includes salt water, the tiny dot is fresh water in rivers and lakes. We discussed this above, don't you read ALL comments before posting? ha


Your answers are here. And I think the USGS graphics are bullshit.

https://tinyurl.com/3fka7fxf

Posted by: JackStraw at December 02, 2023 12:21 AM (ZLI7S)

370 367 I'll laugh like hell if Bama beats GA and Iowa pulls a major upset against Michigan. Then things get all fucked up.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner

Hahahahhahaha

All the underdogs need to win

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 02, 2023 12:22 AM (mBqSi)

371 Iowa is ass, as is 98% of the B10

Posted by: A dude in MI at December 02, 2023 12:23 AM (+I6Y/)

372 351 I did my own rigorous analysis of the possibility of life in our galaxy (in other words, I took some wild-ass guesses) and I calculated that at any given time there are 10 starfaring civilizations in the galaxy. And the galaxy is a very big place.
Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at December 02, 2023 12:11 AM (M1WkG)

Yeah, but you folks are nutz. We lock our UFO doors as we fly by. Only ones stoppin on your rock are either into Human Sodomy (that whole 'probing' thing) or blowing up cows.

Posted by: Aliens at December 02, 2023 12:24 AM (xaFKb)

373 We will swap you a couple of slightly used sandworms for half of your water.

Posted by: The Fremen of Arrakis at December 02, 2023 12:24 AM (M1WkG)

374 *Gazes upon his Palistan sock*

It's such a work of genius I want to copyright and trademark it. Everyone who uses it will have to pay me a nickel.

Palistan. Palistani. It just...works.

Posted by: Robert, patting himself on the back at December 02, 2023 12:25 AM (1Yy3c)

375 My anus issues green stuff when I drink red wine. That's the *real* natural science mystery I'd like an answer for.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 01, 2023 11:58 PM (0FoWg)

They got a good defense. And that's about it.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at December 02, 2023 12:25 AM (R4t5M)

376 355 Just got back from shopping.
Harbor Freight has 100 watt solar panels for $86.00.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 02, 2023 12:13 AM (JQ1AZ)
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Does that mean I need 20 to run my 2000 watt toaster or 2000 watt electric kettle?

Posted by: Ciampino - Assume no battery storage at December 02, 2023 12:25 AM (qfLjt)

377 372 351 I did my own rigorous analysis of the possibility of life in our galaxy (in other words, I took some wild-ass guesses) and I calculated that at any given time there are 10 starfaring civilizations in the galaxy. And the galaxy is a very big place.
Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at December 02, 2023 12:11 AM (M1WkG)

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This all assumes that aliens are material beings subject to the same laws of physics as we are.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 02, 2023 12:26 AM (hiMh5)

378 Whoops. Shit went haywire.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at December 02, 2023 12:27 AM (R4t5M)

379 373 We will swap you a couple of slightly used sandworms for half of your water.
Posted by: The Fremen of Arrakis at December 02, 2023 12:24 AM (M1WkG)

Hey, wait a minute!!!!!

Posted by: Aliens from Battle Los Angelas at December 02, 2023 12:28 AM (xaFKb)

380 My anus issues green stuff when I drink red wine. That's the *real* natural science mystery I'd like an answer for.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice"

TMI!! DEAR GOD, TMI!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 02, 2023 12:28 AM (S6gqv)

381 376 355 Just got back from shopping.
Harbor Freight has 100 watt solar panels for $86.00.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 02, 2023 12:13 AM (JQ1AZ)
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Does that mean I need 20 to run my 2000 watt toaster or 2000 watt electric kettle?
Posted by: Ciampino - Assume no battery storage at December 02, 2023 12:25 AM (qfLjt)

On a good sunny day, at the proper Latitudes, with perfect alignment.

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 02, 2023 12:29 AM (xaFKb)

382 "Harbor Freight has 100 watt solar panels for $86.00."
Posted by: Braenyard

AltE has larger panels for $0.25 per watt.

https://tinyurl.com/4bwhrdj4

Prices keep coming down and products are getting better. And maybe there are additional (wasteful) subsidies as well. Saw an awesome new inverter (from another source) much cheaper and better (though my brand has better history) than the one I got just over a year ago.

Posted by: illiniwek at December 02, 2023 12:29 AM (Cus5s)

383
Just how big is the Milky Way Galaxy? It's hard to grasp that. First start with the 1000 yd model of the solar system.

Take a basketball and put it down in the middle of a big field. That's Sol. Walk 26 paces. Put a peppercorn down. That's Erf. I'll skip the pacing for most of the planets. Now go out a 1000 yds, a 1000 paces from the basketball. Put down a little grain of sand. That's Pluto.

Now, imagine the Milky Way is the width of the contintental US, Think of that pinwheel superimposed. Thickness would be about 10 miles up and down.

Now, where is the solar system in that. Take a quarter and plop it down somewhere in east Tennessee. That's that 1000 yd solar system in the Milky Way.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Mr. Miley (Mzdiz) at December 02, 2023 12:32 AM (Mzdiz)

384 My anus issues green stuff when I drink red wine. That's the *real* natural science mystery I'd like an answer for.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 01, 2023 11:58 PM (0FoWg)


Dude.
We're gonna miss ya around here.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 02, 2023 12:32 AM (uSHSS)

385 348 Are we going to see Michigan and Washington in the Rose Bowl?


Holyfuckingshit
Posted by: nurse ratched at December 02, 2023 12:09 AM (mBqSi)

Ann Arbor is a whore. That is all.

Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief at December 02, 2023 12:32 AM (Wfa6X)

386 60 US credit unions offline after ransomware infects backend cloud outfit

https://is.gd/Hoo8br

Posted by: Ciampino - Backends Uranus man .... at December 02, 2023 12:33 AM (qfLjt)

387 Other problems with development: I believe whales, orcas and some other marine mammals have developed some level of intelligence, and could advance farther. However, by their nature they could never discover fire, thus never experience metals, thus never develop a technology. Beings out there like them would hit a peak and never develop further

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 02, 2023 12:34 AM (S6gqv)

388 289 I think there is life scattered throughout the universe

Posted by: Don Black at December 01, 2023 11:26 PM (geLO

I think that's true, but not necessarily intelligent life.

Posted by: RickZ at December 01, 2023 11:46 PM (emlEe)


That's kinda where I am. Dinosaurs inhabited the earth for tens of millions of years, but as far as we can tell, never evolved any degree of higher intelligence or technology, in spite of their wide variety of physical characteristics.

Maybe current earth level technology is unique, or at least very rare in the universe.

Posted by: BillyD at December 02, 2023 12:34 AM (F6Xpw)

389 384 My anus issues green stuff when I drink red wine. That's the *real* natural science mystery I'd like an answer for.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 01, 2023 11:58 PM (0FoWg)

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Any idea what it is? Maybe you should try tasting it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 02, 2023 12:35 AM (vDyah)

390 The possibility of intelligent life:

The Drake Equation

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drake_equation

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 02, 2023 12:35 AM (TTAGa)

391 386 60 US credit unions offline after ransomware infects backend cloud outfit

https://is.gd/Hoo8br
Posted by: Ciampino - Backends Uranus man .... at December 02, 2023 12:33 AM (qfLjt)

There is a bunch of Hospitals doing things on paper right now for basically the same reason.

Outsource your data storage... you have outsourced your security. You know.... kinda like they moved Election results to the web.

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 02, 2023 12:35 AM (xaFKb)

392 Usually it's Florida Man but today we have ....
Florida woman, 22, is accused of posing as 14 year-old SCHOOLGIRL 'to groom then molest boy, as young as 12, 30 times'

https://mol.im/a/12816299

Posted by: Ciampino - Beer. It's what it is at December 02, 2023 12:36 AM (qfLjt)

393 Ann Arbor is a whore. That is all.
Posted by: tcn in AK, Hail to the Thief

No arguments here.

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 02, 2023 12:37 AM (mBqSi)

394 "Does that mean I need 20 to run my 2000 watt toaster or 2000 watt electric kettle?" Posted by: Ciampino

If you have no batteries, yes, and as Romeo says, on a sunny day at high noon. BUT with batteries, it means you need to store energy for maybe forty minutes (at 50% full sun) to run the 2000 watt toaster for one minute.

Or buy bigger panels ... but solar (for the prepper type moron) is for backup mostly ... and if you have cash on hand, why not but 10K watts of panels and a larger battery bank? Just in case BigBro decides to throttle us down.

Posted by: illiniwek at December 02, 2023 12:38 AM (Cus5s)

395 392 Usually it's Florida Man but today we have ....
Florida woman, 22, is accused of posing as 14 year-old SCHOOLGIRL 'to groom then molest boy, as young as 12, 30 times'

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That's horrible.

Horrible it never happened to me.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 02, 2023 12:38 AM (vDyah)

396 The weekly numbers just dropped for the Tucson Sector. Another 17,500 illegal invaders allowed to cross the border. That brings our three week total to 47,100 illegals 'caught' in the sector. The number not caught ranges from 30 to 50 percent of the caught number. This sector doesn't have anywhere near the resources Texas has, and with our governor's office occupied by a usurper demonrat the state does little more than lip service, so the not caught number may be much higher.
Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado-Tempus belli) at December 01, 2023 11:59 PM (
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Got a few friends in Sierra Vista. it's a nightmare.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 02, 2023 12:39 AM (uSHSS)

397 392 Usually it's Florida Man but today we have ....
Florida woman, 22, is accused of posing as 14 year-old SCHOOLGIRL 'to groom then molest boy, as young as 12, 30 times'

https://mol.im/a/12816299
Posted by: Ciampino - Beer. It's what it is at December 02, 2023 12:36 AM (qfLjt)

And the other boys she was having sex with are going...

F'n narc!

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 02, 2023 12:39 AM (xaFKb)

398 My anus issues green stuff when I drink red wine. That's the *real* natural science mystery I'd like an answer for.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice"

TMI!! DEAR GOD, TMI!!!
Posted by: Tom Servo at December 02, 2023 12:28 AM (S6gqv)

Am I the only one curious enough to hear more?

Like any red wine or just certain varieties?

Posted by: Robert, patting himself on the back at December 02, 2023 12:39 AM (1Yy3c)

399 This is from March 2023. We don't even know what our own planet is made of.

>>Scientists Find Evidence of Another Core Within Earth’s Center

https://tinyurl.com/4v87pmb3

Posted by: JackStraw at December 02, 2023 12:40 AM (ZLI7S)

400 All these 'records' are going to have to be expunged with malice and prejudice.
Transgender medical student is slammed for complaining about being 'embarrassingly slow' and 'out of shape' after winning women's New York state half marathon race - SIX MINUTES quicker than next place

https://mol.im/a/12815275

Posted by: Ciampino - The perfect Earth temperature is? & where, Cairo? at December 02, 2023 12:40 AM (qfLjt)

401 This all assumes that aliens are material beings subject to the same laws of physics as we are.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 02, 2023 12:26 AM (hiMh5)

Yep. I threw in a factor to limit it to "animals" like us. While the swirling intelligent clouds on Jupiter-type worlds can build starships and time machines (they just don't want to) I can't see us ever having anything in common to talk about.

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at December 02, 2023 12:41 AM (M1WkG)

402 *snoopy dance*


*snoopy dance*

FUCKTHEDUCKS

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 02, 2023 12:41 AM (mBqSi)

403 Well it didn't take long for Florida man to make an appearance ...
Tesla Cybertruck terror plot foiled: Tech-hating Florida man Paul Overeem arrested after threatening 'mass casualty' attack at event attended by Elon Musk in Texas

https://mol.im/a/12815277

Posted by: Ciampino - The perfect Earth temperature is? & where, Karachi? at December 02, 2023 12:42 AM (qfLjt)

404 That's kinda where I am. Dinosaurs inhabited the earth for tens of millions of years, but as far as we can tell, never evolved any degree of higher intelligence or technology, in spite of their wide variety of physical characteristics.

Maybe current earth level technology is unique, or at least very rare in the universe.
Posted by: BillyD at December 02, 2023 12:34 AM (F6Xpw)


Lest we forget, our Native Indians couldn't 'invent' the wheel over millennia. Metallurgy was also outside their wheelhouse.

Posted by: RickZ at December 02, 2023 12:43 AM (emlEe)

405 Am I the only one curious enough to hear more?
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I do believe so. Yes.
On another note...moderately amusing hash I've got this evening.

Posted by: scampydog at December 02, 2023 12:43 AM (LVaYG)

406 Or buy bigger panels ... but solar (for the prepper type moron) is for backup mostly ... and if you have cash on hand, why not but 10K watts of panels and a larger battery bank? Just in case BigBro decides to throttle us down.
Posted by: illiniwek at December 02, 2023 12:38 AM (Cus5s)

I've got 25 panels on the house, with a 10K battery. Cost me right at 50K for the whole thing... but last year I only paid the $30 a month admin fee for electricity for the entire year.

But that is Central Valley calif... would not work out anywhere where is snow, or at higher latitudes.

Hell, does not work 2 hours from here in the Bay area due to all the foggy and overcast days.

Oh, and Calif changed the deal for new installs, where you only get about 30% credi back from the grid, from what you put into the grid (old deal was 1:1).

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 02, 2023 12:44 AM (xaFKb)

407 376 355 Just got back from shopping.
Harbor Freight has 100 watt solar panels for $86.00.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 02, 2023 12:13 AM (JQ1AZ)
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Does that mean I need 20 to run my 2000 watt toaster or 2000 watt electric kettle?

Posted by: Ciampino - Assume no battery storage at December 02, 2023 12:25 AM (qfLjt)


Better get 40 of 'em. That panel rating is 100 Chinese Watts, not 100 real Watts.

Posted by: BillyD at December 02, 2023 12:44 AM (F6Xpw)

408 Got a few friends in Sierra Vista. it's a nightmare.
Posted by: Diogenes at December 02, 2023 12:39 AM (uSHSS)

I'm in Hereford. It's gotten pretty sporting with idiot smugglers from up north flying at 100 mph plus. Thirty chases was the number reported by the Sheriff for this week alone.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado-Tempus belli) at December 02, 2023 12:46 AM (l7Kbv)

409 385 GO BLUE!!

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 02, 2023 12:47 AM (JrojV)

410 Wyoming sheriff grapples with disabled 8-year-old Native American

https://mol.im/a/12815247

Why is the Native American even necessary?

Posted by: Ciampino - The perfect Earth temperature is? & where, Sidney? at December 02, 2023 12:48 AM (qfLjt)

411 404

Lest we forget, our Native Indians couldn't 'invent' the wheel over millennia. Metallurgy was also outside their wheelhouse.

Posted by: RickZ at December 02, 2023 12:43 AM (emlEe)


But they did invent the sharp stick, so they've got that going for them. Which is nice.

Posted by: BillyD at December 02, 2023 12:50 AM (F6Xpw)

412 Reinforcements are on the way. Washington Oregon played some high-end football tonight. USC and UCLA aren't chopped liver. And there's two more spots left to be filled. The southern footprint needs to be completed for complete Continental domination. I keep hearing Florida State and Clemson or Miami or some such combination

Posted by: Admiral spinebender at December 02, 2023 12:51 AM (duT0u)

413 I'm in Hereford. It's gotten pretty sporting with idiot smugglers from up north flying at 100 mph plus. Thirty chases was the number reported by the Sheriff for this week alone.
Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado-Tempus belli) at December 02, 2023 12:46 AM (l7Kbv)


Is Huachuca City still the speed trap it was in the 80's?

Posted by: Diogenes at December 02, 2023 12:52 AM (uSHSS)

414 Top COP28 climate advisor resigns amid 'deeply disappointing' reports of double-dealing UAE hosts and neighbor Saudi Arabia boosting oil and planet-heating gases on the sly

https://mol.im/a/12815781

Yeah, they don't believe all that globull warming shit either.

Posted by: Ciampino - The perfect Earth temperature is? & where, Aden? at December 02, 2023 12:52 AM (qfLjt)

415 Iowa is ass, as is 98% of the B10
Posted by: A dude in MI

Relevant to the above Big ten commentary.

Posted by: Admiral spinebender at December 02, 2023 12:53 AM (duT0u)

416 The Drake Equation "This calculation arrives at the estimated figure of 100 million worlds where life has been forged by evolution"

For one thing, it assumes that ANY life has been forged by evolution. Why would conditions for life "Forge" new life by "evolution"? Has life ever spontaneously "combusted" here on Earth? (assuming it did it once, why not more than once?)

For another, some Christian based science (I forget who did it) found that instead of maybe ten (extremely rare) essential elements for a planet in a solar system to sustain life, they found more like 200 (and still counting). So the odds increased exponentially to the millionth degree, or some such.

Life comes from life ... God (or lets just say a higher power?) created what we humans cannot comprehend?

Posted by: illiniwek at December 02, 2023 12:54 AM (Cus5s)

417 MIT professors are warned 'deadnaming' a transgender person by using their birth name is a 'violent act' that can 'trigger a trauma response' in new LGBT sexual harassment training

https://mol.im/a/12815697

Tough. I would not be ordered how to refer to someone when talking to someone else. If they don't like 'you' then I could call them something insulting? Ist Amendment Right.

Posted by: Ciampino - The perfect Earth temperature is? & where, Whitehorse? at December 02, 2023 12:58 AM (qfLjt)

418 s Huachuca City still the speed trap it was in the 80's?
Posted by: Diogenes at December 02, 2023 12:52 AM (uSHSS)

Negative. State put a stop to it in the early 2000s. The junkyard with all the old cars is still there even though the owner who wouldn't sell any of them died.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado-Tempus belli) at December 02, 2023 12:58 AM (l7Kbv)

419 Yeah, they don't believe all that globull warming shit either.
Posted by: Ciampino - The perfect Earth temperature is? & where, Aden? at December 02, 2023 12:52 AM (qfLjt)

They've been telling me we only have 10 years to live... for 50 years.

Uhhhh.... It's like the Central Calif droughts, which are cyclic and ALWAYS happen every few years... but... they seem to forget all the past droughts. Every new drought comes as AN EMERGENCY THAT WE MUST DO SOMETHING ABOUT!!!!! and then, they don't...

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 02, 2023 12:59 AM (xaFKb)

420 That Hitler quote about capitalism:

Hitler lied a lot.

Even before he was called on to form a govt, he had lined up a huge swath of German capitalist supporters. They supported the old boy & never looked back. In return, he let them devour the industries of Europe however they liked.

Burp.



Posted by: mnw at December 02, 2023 01:02 AM (NLIak)

421 "But that is Central Valley calif... would not work out anywhere where is snow, or at higher latitudes."

I have 9k watts of panels ... but we get maybe half the sun SW USA gets. And I only have $1000 of batteries. Cost me about $16K total, self installed. I like the security, performs well, handles all my AC easily, not all my heat in winter. ...

Solar mostly does not "work out" for much of the country, even if full subsidies are applied. But if the security from possible brownouts or blackouts is important, it is worth the effort for many self reliant types. imo.

Posted by: illiniwek at December 02, 2023 01:02 AM (Cus5s)

422 404
Lest we forget, our Native Indians couldn't 'invent' the wheel over millennia. Metallurgy was also outside their wheelhouse.

Posted by: RickZ at December 02, 2023 12:43 AM (emlEe)
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So they never noticed that after making a roaring fire using red rocks and keeping the fire going, a strange gray to black, heavy substance was formed?

Posted by: Ciampino - The perfect Earth temperature is? & where, Havana? at December 02, 2023 01:02 AM (qfLjt)

423 Engineer at Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin nearly suffocated to death under a ROCKET ENGINE as burnt out staff were forced to work 24-hour shifts in pursuit of lucrative Government contracts, lawsuit claims

https://mol.im/a/12815225

Posted by: Ciampino - The perfect Earth temperature is? & where, Caracas? at December 02, 2023 01:04 AM (qfLjt)

424 Actress Julianna Margulies is slammed for saying all Palestine supporters have been 'brainwashed to hate Jews' and that Black and LGBT people are 'lower than the Jews' and need to do more to support Israel

https://mol.im/a/12815713

Posted by: Ciampino - The perfect Earth temperature is? & where, Antarctica? at December 02, 2023 01:06 AM (qfLjt)

425 Then there's the problem of the origin of life itself. The simplest life on Earth, cyanobacteria, requires about 800 different proteins to function, each being a precise sequence of dozens or hundreds of amino acids in a polymer chain.

Biology theorists figure that an extremely primitive life form might get by with just 200 proteins, but no less.

How do 200 proteins come into being at the same place and time, and begin to function together?

Darwin's "warm little pond" doesn't begin to explain it,

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 02, 2023 01:09 AM (vDyah)

426 The North American Indians caught a bad break on smelting. While Northern Minnesota has some of the greatest Iron ore deposits in the world, the form if the ore it is in is too low grade to smelt with anything but advanced techniques.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 02, 2023 01:12 AM (S6gqv)

427 423 Engineer at Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin nearly suffocated to death under a ROCKET ENGINE as burnt out staff were forced to work 24-hour shifts in pursuit of lucrative Government contracts, lawsuit claims

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Safety Rule #1: Don't go under the rocket engine.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 02, 2023 01:14 AM (vDyah)

428 Trans refugee at pro-Palestine rally ‘couldn’t read’ anti-Semitic placard

https://is.gd/cdiDOM

OK she has an English name and that's confusing. Most countries demand visitors and non-citizen residents to keep out of politics, such as demonstrations. Otherwise it's deportation.

Posted by: Ciampino - The perfect Earth temperature is? & where, Aberdeen? at December 02, 2023 01:15 AM (qfLjt)

429
Off for a big, fat three hours of sleep.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 02, 2023 01:15 AM (9mNHV)

430 425
Darwin's "warm little pond" doesn't begin to explain it,

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 02, 2023 01:09 AM (vDyah)
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Considering all the chemicals in our water (rivers, lakes, etc.) from urine and industrial waste, I would expect new life to spontaneously spring up in such localities.

Posted by: Ciampino - The perfect Earth temperature is? & where, Georgia? at December 02, 2023 01:19 AM (qfLjt)

431 429
Off for a big, fat three hours of sleep.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 02, 2023 01:15 AM (9mNHV)

I did that today. At work now and surviving. Get back to me in about 4 hours and it might be a different story

Posted by: A dude in MI at December 02, 2023 01:23 AM (+I6Y/)

432 Why did Hitler give up drinking tequila after 1940?

Because it made him mean.

Posted by: JB1000 at December 02, 2023 01:29 AM (aOMLp)

433 432 Why did Hitler give up drinking tequila after 1940?

Because it made him mean.

Posted by: JB1000 at December 02, 2023 01:29 AM (aOMLp)
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So, average ....

Posted by: Ciampino - The perfect Earth temperature is? & where, Berlin? at December 02, 2023 01:32 AM (qfLjt)

434 GO BLUE!!!

G’ight, All.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at December 02, 2023 01:39 AM (JrojV)

435 Huskies beat the ducks!
Huskies beat the ducks!

Neener Neener Neener


Huskies beat the ducks!

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 02, 2023 01:39 AM (mBqSi)

436 424 Actress Julianna Margulies is slammed for saying all Palestine supporters have been 'brainwashed to hate Jews' and that Black and LGBT people are 'lower than the Jews' and need to do more to support Israel

https://mol.im/a/12815713
Posted by: Ciampino - The perfect Earth temperature is? & where, Antarctica? at December 02, 2023 01:06 AM (qfLjt)

And then immediately apologizes... but will still be cancellated.

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 02, 2023 01:46 AM (xaFKb)

437 Solar mostly does not "work out" for much of the country, even if full subsidies are applied. But if the security from possible brownouts or blackouts is important, it is worth the effort for many self reliant types. imo.
Posted by: illiniwek at December 02, 2023 01:02 AM (Cus5s)

That's why I invested in it... Calif Grid is going to implode. They already tell people NOT to charge their electric cars in the summer... because the grid just can't handle the load.

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 02, 2023 01:48 AM (xaFKb)

438 86 When I sip a really good G&T I feel nothing but bonhomie.
Posted by: All Hail Eris at December 01, 2023 10:36 PM (Rz7ER)

I guess you were all out the Night You YELLED in My Ear !

Posted by: JT at December 02, 2023 01:49 AM (T4tVD)

439 LOL... Walmart, who is busy closing 259 stores nationwide, announces they will no longer advertise on Twitter.

All in, on doubling down.

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 02, 2023 01:52 AM (xaFKb)

440 Solar energy is a boutique jack-off. Let Mother Earth handle that on her own. If you're investing in solar panels, you have too much disposable money and lack the imagination to think bigly!

Posted by: Dr. Bone at December 02, 2023 02:00 AM (5N8Mz)

441 In a big enough bathtub, Saturn would float
Posted by: Don Black at December 01, 2023 10:58 PM (geLO

Yeah ?

And who has to clean it ?

Posted by: JT at December 02, 2023 02:03 AM (T4tVD)

442 My wife is quite short, so I am thinking of getting her this stool for Christmas,(amazon link)

https://tinyurl.com/yf8k2muc
Posted by: Kindltot at December 01, 2023 10:58 PM (D7oie)

Won't the handle make her feel bad ?

Posted by: JT at December 02, 2023 02:05 AM (T4tVD)

443 Saturn has *bath tub* rings?

Posted by: JQ at December 02, 2023 02:06 AM (njWTi)

444 Harvard will offer a 2024 course on Taylor Swift taught by a Professor who’s a biological male who identifies as a trans woman & is also a super fan of Taylor Swift.

https://is.gd/CFIyrm

Imagine paying a fortune for your kid to 'study' this craap.

Posted by: Ciampino - The perfect Earth temperature is? & where, Beijing? at December 02, 2023 02:06 AM (qfLjt)

445 Ciampino

IIRC, some doofus in the 80's chose Madonna as subject matter for his Masters' Thesis. And, shocker, the Uni accepted it.

Posted by: JQ at December 02, 2023 02:09 AM (njWTi)

446 Ha! When was the last time Madonna performed "like a virgin"?

Posted by: Dr. Bone at December 02, 2023 02:14 AM (5N8Mz)

447 Madonna surely never acted "like a virgin" -- ever --

Posted by: JQ at December 02, 2023 02:21 AM (njWTi)

448 ...IIRC, some doofus in the 80's chose Madonna as subject matter for his Masters' Thesis. And, shocker, the Uni accepted it. Posted by: JQ at December 02, 2023 02:09 AM (njWTi)[/i ]


I salute, in advance, the Moron or 'Ette who submits "The Horde Mind" as the basis for their PhD thesis.

And if even at this late hour, someone else posts much the same thought and idea, there's a bit of Q.E.D. to the postulation?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 02, 2023 02:22 AM (e6UQI)

449 Are We Alone …
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcInt58juL4

Prof. David Kipping of Cool Worlds Classroom

Posted by: Adriane the Dying is Easy, Comedy is Hard Critic . . . at December 02, 2023 02:38 AM (4Winp)

450 LOL, Jim SND!

How on earth, could anyone put The Horde Mind into words? Well, I guess that alone would be worthy of PhD award, yes?

Posted by: JQ at December 02, 2023 02:39 AM (njWTi)

451 The Scale of the Solar System
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR3Igc3Rhfg

One of my favorite videos …

Posted by: Adriane the Dying is Easy, Comedy is Hard Critic . . . at December 02, 2023 02:41 AM (4Winp)

452 The Horde Mind, is indeed.

Piled, Higher and Deeper.


/hasta la nite nite, horde!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 02, 2023 02:44 AM (e6UQI)

453 How Far are the Nearest Stars … Crazy Far …
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCSIXLIzhzk

Posted by: Adriane the Dying is Easy, Comedy is Hard Critic . . . at December 02, 2023 02:44 AM (4Winp)

454 How on earth, could anyone put The Horde Mind into words?
Posted by: JQ


How do solve a problem like Maria?

Posted by: Singing Austrian Nuns at December 02, 2023 02:47 AM (4Winp)

455 Another 'scale of the universe'

https://htwins.net/scale2/

Posted by: JQ at December 02, 2023 02:52 AM (njWTi)

456 Huh. My ewetub suggested has Marty Robbins' 'Ain't I right' (which I listen to every now and then) but the screen still is a B&W photo of a guy with a sign that says 'The only good communist is a dead communist.'

Well, hard to argue with.

https://tinyurl.com/5azzkx2y

Thanks for the ONT.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 02, 2023 03:01 AM (di6C2)

457 Quiet here tonight.

We got snow today, just on & off all day and into evening. Temp hovering near 32F.

So much for yard cleanup! Oh, how my heart is breaking...not.

Posted by: JQ at December 02, 2023 03:02 AM (njWTi)

458 How on earth, could anyone put The Horde Mind into words? Well, I guess that alone would be worthy of PhD award, yes?

Posted by: JQ at December 02, 2023 02:39 AM (njWTi)

Mine alone would have them in the fetal position. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 02, 2023 03:10 AM (VwHCD)

459 going to bed, popped in for a few...

About that link on the top page:
I feel so sad to be isolated from the Target Shopper demographic

That be Cap'n gut butt...an asshole with a front ass and a back ass.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at December 02, 2023 03:25 AM (ynpvh)

460 Hard to believe Thanksgiving was only a week ago …

Hard to believe that January 2023 was 11 months ago …

: -))

Posted by: Singing Austrian Nuns at December 02, 2023 03:27 AM (4Winp)

461 460 Hard to believe Thanksgiving was only a week ago …

Hard to believe that January 2023 was 11 months ago …

: -))
Posted by: Singing Austrian Nuns at December 02, 2023 03:27 AM (4Winp)

Very true, ladies. Or that it has only been 4 years since the whole shitshow/summer of love. Feels like a lifetime.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 02, 2023 03:29 AM (di6C2)

462
The Horde Mind is a puddle of liquid Mercury on an infinitely large flat tray.

If one assumes all the constituents of that Mind were gathered into a single pool to begin with, the large number of disputable points to drive them apart are little hammers that smash onto the puddle and that drives portions of it out to another region of the flat tray. From there, those constituents might be smahed yet again to create more distant little puddles ... or back to the largest, but reduced, puddle still back at the origin region.

Had I my Kenner Analogy Builder set from the mid-60s, I might be fool enough to drive this nonsense further, but, thankfully, I do not.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 02, 2023 03:42 AM (aZBZS)

463 I might be fool enough to drive this nonsense further, but, thankfully, I do not.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM)


I’m good.

But if you bring Tinker Toys or Lincoln Logs into the analogy, I’ll start backing away very slowly …

Posted by: Adriane is to Grapes, as X is to Wine . . . at December 02, 2023 03:55 AM (4Winp)

464 "Hitler lied a lot"...

yeah well socialists never lie, let ask Barney "3 house" Zanders about that...

He cowed the industrialists into submission and government oversight by "Hitler enacting" accounting laws that were insane on the penalty schedule.

Not being Lenin does not mean you are not an anti-capitalist asshole.

Posted by: sven at December 02, 2023 05:43 AM (X0I7i)

465 WeirdDave is just a shill for Big Water.

Posted by: Ironwood at December 02, 2023 07:17 AM (WTF2p)

466 Water?
The earth is about 27 miles wider at the equator than it is "Tall" via the poles. If the earth stopped spinning all of the water would flow toward the polls, leaving a band around the equator high and dry, in fact so "High" that the air would be thinner than at the top of Everest. The new "North Coast" would be at about the US/Canada border, from there north would be underwater, and yeah, a similar beach line would extend through europe, russia, china. The ocean floor "Basin" in the south is deeper, could hold more of the water before lands go under, the new beach line would be about where Canberra sits now.(Bye New Zealand)
But, in not spinning a "Day" would last 6 months, it would be sub freezing on the dark side, and hundreds of degrees on the Day side....I guess you could walk, sail, travel West>East along the twilight edge and survive...or some people could. Though those who wanted to travel N>S would have to contend with the rarified air of the new "Mountain Ranges" girdling the globe.

Posted by: birddog at December 02, 2023 12:55 PM (1E8/t)

467 My Wickedpinto'y comment on George Santos.

He's a fraud, he's a prick, and I wish him no ill, but I don't give a damn if he is pissing on a curb only to have his entire genitalia cauterized into uselessness.

He is a non-entity as far as my passions of his failures, and manipulations.

HOWEVER!; He was elected, and his followers were fools, big deal, that happens all the time. His party, in an act of virtue signaling defied that reality.

How many demonstrations of corruption have we seen over the last 30 plus years in the US Government? How many dirty deals have happened over the last 30 years? (cont)

Posted by: Wickedpinto at December 02, 2023 01:41 PM (e9nOI)

468 What was the name of that worthless prick who changed party in 2020/2021 in the senate who took control away from the republicans and gave it to the Dems? that fucker ran as a 'pub, and then changed parties, giving majority to the dem's. How about Flake? How about god knows how many people who campaigned and were elected one way only to change party, or abandon party? Shit That pensylvania cunt said it outloud, Arlin specter? FUCK THAT FUCK! He should have been expelled too. He outright said he changed party so that he could win.

Did they remove his seat? How about all of the other corruption that exists in all of the other seats? An HONEST person would say, "That's what the constituants chose, That's what they get, they can vote again to get him out."

This is a DISGRACE! A DISGRACE!

I think George is a complete fraud, but I think most "representatives" of themselves are frauds. Get them ALL GONE!

And FUCK YOU ALL! "Elite" which actually means connected, cunts. I was LiB back in 2006, I'm Still LiB if we don't learn our lessons. LET IT FUCKING BURN! I will arrive to help with the cleanup but the nation that I love (present tense) and served (past tense,

Posted by: Wickedpinto at December 02, 2023 01:47 PM (e9nOI)

469 but am willing to again, if necessary) Let it FUCKING BURN!

Outright criminal activity is just an ethics issue, while a fay pussy who managed to con the electorate to get into office, is expelled.

FUCK YOU "America," and I am ASTONISHED that Fetterman is my favorite Democrat.

Maybe if you START as a democrat, and then face life and death, you become someone who has at least ONE thought with your faulty brain chemistry.

Finally, I am as America as America can be. Child of the lower middle class, sometimes poor, gang ridden environment violence was common, but I always loved the life that America offered me with my good parents, my good family, our idealization of what is right and wrong, and our love of service.

I moved to Australia several years ago, and I would get sentimental about what is going on in The States, and my wife, no American, said to me. "You are American, you are a Marine, You always carry your freedom with you wherever you go."

That is where America lives, in the hearts and minds and souls of those of us who know what it means.

Not in those fancy places where everyone has kids that fuck eachother. It's in the true idealists like me, and us, and my

Posted by: Wickedpinto at December 02, 2023 01:53 PM (e9nOI)

470 friends who might or might not have a gun or two that I bought but they hold, with a fair bit of of ammunition in stock for when shit gets real, as the blue invasion touches into america proper, populated by those who want to live good lives no matter how tough so that joy is shared, rather than misery enforced.

FUCK YOU "representatives" of me. You don't represent me, or anyone I love.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at December 02, 2023 01:55 PM (e9nOI)

471 @birddog, that is not true.

No offense, it's not true. The rotation of the Earth does affect these things in terms of location, but not in volume. The thing that makes the Earth special is not it's distance from the sun, though that is a factor, it's not the rotational force that allows for distension that is obviously a factor, the primary driving force that makes earth the dyanamic and miraculous body that it is, is the combination of factors that are delivered on point by the moon.

Absent Luna, there is no earth, and the existence of the muslim moon god (I have read that Allah was a prehistoric moon goddess) it is Luna that keeps the oceans moving, it is the mone that keeps the mantle variable, it is the moon that protects us from a great many things and offering a great many things, due to the near miraculous . . . I foreget the term. But the moons location and mass, and revolution and rotation to the Sun and The Earth is something that is virtually impossible to imagine or create/.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at December 02, 2023 02:01 PM (e9nOI)

472 Correction. 2000/2001, that worthless cunt who stole control of the senate, through an act of FRAUD, by running as a republican only to change his caucus a day later.

That is OUTRIGHT FRAUD!

Posted by: Wickedpinto at December 02, 2023 02:22 PM (e9nOI)

473 That's kinda where I am. Dinosaurs inhabited the earth for tens of millions of years, but as far as we can tell, never evolved any degree of higher intelligence or technology, in spite of their wide variety of physical characteristics.

Maybe current earth level technology is unique, or at least very rare in the universe.
Posted by: BillyD at December 02, 2023 12:34 AM (F6Xpw)

————

Well some physicists ran the numbers and concluded that the entirety of humanity and all its evidence would be wiped out in 3 million years if we went extinct.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at December 02, 2023 04:13 PM (ybJHI)

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