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Posted on Aug 31, 2013 11:01:21 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 20, 2013 6:28:07 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 20, 2013 6:28:46 PM PDT
Ronald Craig says:
"nice photo"

Illustration. As Bob has already pointed out to you in the Aliens forum.

Hey! Maybe you could get on the Global Crop Circle BBS and ask one of your Moon Squid friends to snap a real photograph the next time they're that high above the galaxy!

[snicker]

{Edited to fix typo}

Posted on Aug 20, 2013 4:17:36 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 20, 2013 3:25:16 PM PDT
Ronald Craig says:
And please don't misconstrue "elaborate system of large spurs" to imply some act of intelligent design or intent behind their existence.

That's not what was meant.

Posted on Aug 20, 2013 3:08:06 PM PDT
Marilyn,

Yes, the Milky Way is not just a simple spiral. If I remember correctly, the Earth is in the Orion spur.
Here is a more detailed illustration-> http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9b/OrionSpur.png/500px-OrionSpur.png

Posted on Aug 20, 2013 3:05:08 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 19, 2013 3:08:22 PM PDT
Ronald Craig says:
Kinda like you do when you're hyping something or other?

Like antigravity? FTL. Dimensional vortices. Alien-human hybridization. Squid evolving on the Moon. (Seriously, HOW DID THEY GET TO EARTH in your looney...er, I mean, lunar evolution scenario?)

LOL

Posted on Aug 19, 2013 8:08:42 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 22, 2013 10:21:32 AM PDT
Ronald Craig says:
She probably has you on ignore again, and didn't see your response. ;)

Posted on Jul 21, 2013 5:13:16 PM PDT
Right, Ron. I posted that it was 3 'glitches' but all 3 ended up being successful missions. By her definition, then Mercury, Gemini and Apollo were colossal failures due to THEIR 'endless glitches' too.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 21, 2013 2:09:49 PM PDT
Ronald Craig says:
Marilyn, I believe Bob answered your "glitches" nonsense when you posted it (yesterday?) in that thread in Aliens. (Weren't there just three mentioned there? Again, I realize you're fairly math-challenged, but "three" is nowhere near "endless". Or do you have an "endless" list you could provide a sampling from? A shortish list of twenty items or so would be convincing. Yes?)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 21, 2013 1:11:29 PM PDT
M. Helsdon says:
"But the truth is that his iffy craft has endless glitches."

Anything as complex as a manned spacecraft is inevitably going to have numerous "glitches". The Russians are using tried and tested systems, and even then they suffer technical failures. It's not called 'rocket science' for nothing.

Posted on Jul 21, 2013 11:59:11 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 19, 2013 10:40:07 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 19, 2013 10:46:09 PM PDT
I can't read it. That j'tahtan Prudential ad is covering too much of it, and I can't get rid of it. One thing's for sure: I ain't buying *bleep* from Prudential!

UPDATE
I found a way, by stopping the page loading before the ad kicked in. Shouldn't have to play games like that just to read the article.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 19, 2013 7:07:57 AM PDT
Ronald Craig says:
LOL. Cool. :)

Posted on Jul 18, 2013 1:30:09 PM PDT
And if THAT one doesn't go through, I searched and found the article -- the quote is at the end. It's a good article.->
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/jul/17/elon-musk-mission-mars-spacex

Interestingly, he said he was influenced by Asimov's Foundation series.

Posted on Jul 18, 2013 1:26:06 PM PDT
OMG...This one should get through.

I posted about Elon Musk wanting to go to Mars, and that he would even go on a 1-way trip when he was old. When they asked what his Martian tombstone should say, he said, "Holy expletive deleted. I really made it."

The bots don't even like an 's' followed by two asterisks and then a 't'??? I had figured that would be ok, but I guess not.

Posted on Jul 18, 2013 12:03:19 PM PDT
Ronald Craig says:
Bob! Another one?! (Missed it.)

Posted on Jul 18, 2013 9:32:18 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 18, 2013 6:10:33 AM PDT
Ronald Craig says:
Did anyone else happen to see where Marlyn is trying to connect the movement of both the Earth's north magnetic pole and this 17-ton electromagnet with the shut-down(?) of HAARP, in a thread over in Aliens?

It must make life more exciting to see bugbears behind... everything! LOL

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 18, 2013 6:05:08 AM PDT
Ronald Craig says:
(Bob... did you just get a comment deleted?!)

Posted on Jul 17, 2013 9:11:58 PM PDT
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This is what I really meant to add here re. near term future tech. Musk is putting plans together for a "Hyperloop" between San Francisco and L.A. in under 1/2 hour, going at 600mph. He plans on releasing some specs for it on August 12. Here is the article-> http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2013/07/15/elon_musk_hyperloop_plans_here_s_what_it_might_look_like.html

Boy, we could really use something like this here in the Northeast corridor (Boston-NY-Philly-Wash.D.C.).

Posted on Jul 17, 2013 9:08:21 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 29, 2013 8:05:20 PM PDT
Ronald Craig says:
Har har dee har har.

The things you imagine other people doing are always weird and reveal more about you than you probably realize or would want.

Anyway, so when you post about it here, it's a joke, but in another forum you post about the same electromagnet being moved and wonder "what the frick" (Isn't that how you phrased it?) the Administration is up to?

How droll.

Posted on Jun 29, 2013 1:00:41 PM PDT
Even deliberate humor is sailing past the ronnie spam-o-meter these days. Don't you have better things to do with your valuable time? Like ... rerecord all your Dr. Who episodes backwards, or pull wings off of flies?
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