Author Topic: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread  (Read 351646 times)

Offline Cherokee43v6

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 655
  • Garner, NC
  • Liked: 228
  • Likes Given: 96
Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1280 on: 11/19/2017 08:38 PM »
Yeah, people came from around the globe to attend it.

Hush, or the next one will be scheduled at 'Stratford on Avon'.
"I didn't open the can of worms...
        ...I just pointed at it and laughed a little too loudly."

Offline tleski

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 369
  • Washington, DC
  • Liked: 235
  • Likes Given: 325
Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1281 on: 11/19/2017 08:56 PM »
1) If the earth is flat, how come cats haven't pushed everything off the edge yet?

This is a really good question. A lot of this stuff is explained in Terry Pratchett's novel  Color of Magic. The physics of flat world is simply amazing. And it is not "the edge", it is called "Rim". See here for details.

Offline nacnud

  • Extreme Veteran
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2174
  • Liked: 355
  • Likes Given: 172
Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1282 on: 11/19/2017 09:27 PM »
Ah, so the solution is a cat proof circumfence? It seems so simple now.

Offline CraigLieb

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 825
  • Dallas Fort Worth
  • Liked: 755
  • Likes Given: 870
Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1283 on: 11/19/2017 09:56 PM »
<rant>
Donít you ever wonder how they explain being able to skype call or FaceTime  somebody over in Japan or Australia and having them be in darkness while they are sitting in daylight? If he Earth was flat they would all see the same sunrise and sunset, right? At the same time... for that matter time zones?
</rant>
Colonize Mars!

Offline nacnud

  • Extreme Veteran
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2174
  • Liked: 355
  • Likes Given: 172
Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1284 on: 11/19/2017 10:10 PM »
The speed of light is a lot lower than advertised...

Offline MATTBLAK

  • Elite Veteran & 'J.A.F.A'
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4133
  • 'Space Cadets' Let us; UNITE!! (crickets chirping)
  • New Zealand
  • Liked: 989
  • Likes Given: 1828
Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1285 on: 11/19/2017 10:24 PM »
How fast is the speed of dark? Probably always a little quicker than light...
"Those who can't, Blog".   'Space Cadets' of the World - Let us UNITE!! (crickets chirping)

Offline Lar

  • Fan boy at large
  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 9931
  • Saw Gemini live on TV
  • A large LEGO storage facility ... in Michigan
  • Liked: 6744
  • Likes Given: 4524
Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1286 on: 11/19/2017 11:23 PM »
Perhaps we can come up with a 100 page thread in the New Physics forum to discuss this incredible development!
anything but that!
"I think it would be great to be born on Earth and to die on Mars. Just hopefully not at the point of impact." -Elon Musk
"We're a little bit like the dog who caught the bus" - Musk after CRS-8 S1 successfully landed on ASDS OCISLY

Offline Cherokee43v6

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 655
  • Garner, NC
  • Liked: 228
  • Likes Given: 96
Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1287 on: 11/20/2017 01:25 AM »
Ah, so the solution is a cat proof circumfence? It seems so simple now.

Not intending to derail this thread, but this is the first time I've actually noticed your profile image.

Let me guess.  Luke forced the landing?
« Last Edit: 11/20/2017 01:26 AM by Cherokee43v6 »
"I didn't open the can of worms...
        ...I just pointed at it and laughed a little too loudly."

Online CJ

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 848
  • Liked: 620
  • Likes Given: 180
Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1288 on: 11/20/2017 01:44 AM »
<rant>
Donít you ever wonder how they explain being able to skype call or FaceTime  somebody over in Japan or Australia and having them be in darkness while they are sitting in daylight? If he Earth was flat they would all see the same sunrise and sunset, right? At the same time... for that matter time zones?
</rant>

Easy! Skype and Facetime, just like Australia and Japan, don't really exist; they're just special effects fakery to hide the fact that the Earth is flat.

Offline vapour_nudge

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 442
  • Australia
  • Liked: 191
  • Likes Given: 294
Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1289 on: 11/20/2017 10:05 AM »
<rant>
Donít you ever wonder how they explain being able to skype call or FaceTime  somebody over in Japan or Australia and having them be in darkness while they are sitting in daylight? If he Earth was flat they would all see the same sunrise and sunset, right? At the same time... for that matter time zones?
</rant>

Easy! Skype and Facetime, just like Australia and Japan, don't really exist; they're just special effects fakery to hide the fact that the Earth is flat.

The Earth wasn't originally flat. It was round like a ball but us Aussies got a contract with China to supply gas and now the Earth is flat and deflated. You can't just keep supplying gas like that and not expect it to go flat. I suggested we pumped it full of greenhouse gasses to compensate but us Aussies aren't really Gardeners so we don't have many greenhouses. My house is red and silver   Shame about all that

Offline CraigLieb

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 825
  • Dallas Fort Worth
  • Liked: 755
  • Likes Given: 870
Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1290 on: 11/20/2017 12:58 PM »
<rant>
Donít you ever wonder how they explain being able to skype call or FaceTime  somebody over in Japan or Australia and having them be in darkness while they are sitting in daylight? If he Earth was flat they would all see the same sunrise and sunset, right? At the same time... for that matter time zones?
</rant>

Easy! Skype and Facetime, just like Australia and Japan, don't really exist; they're just special effects fakery to hide the fact that the Earth is flat.

The Earth wasn't originally flat. It was round like a ball but us Aussies got a contract with China to supply gas and now the Earth is flat and deflated. You can't just keep supplying gas like that and not expect it to go flat. I suggested we pumped it full of greenhouse gasses to compensate but us Aussies aren't really Gardeners so we don't have many greenhouses. My house is red and silver   Shame about all that

Ha! Deflated...
ĒBut basketball is a peaceful planet... They have no weaponsĒ

Colonize Mars!

Offline envy887

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3547
  • Liked: 1752
  • Likes Given: 1121
Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1291 on: 11/20/2017 01:13 PM »
<rant>
Donít you ever wonder how they explain being able to skype call or FaceTime  somebody over in Japan or Australia and having them be in darkness while they are sitting in daylight? If he Earth was flat they would all see the same sunrise and sunset, right? At the same time... for that matter time zones?
</rant>

The Sun doesn't set, it just gets very far away from us and closer to Japan/Australia (just ignore the geometric contradictions)

Offline Cherokee43v6

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 655
  • Garner, NC
  • Liked: 228
  • Likes Given: 96
Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1292 on: 11/20/2017 02:12 PM »
<rant>
Donít you ever wonder how they explain being able to skype call or FaceTime  somebody over in Japan or Australia and having them be in darkness while they are sitting in daylight? If he Earth was flat they would all see the same sunrise and sunset, right? At the same time... for that matter time zones?
</rant>

Easy! Skype and Facetime, just like Australia and Japan, don't really exist; they're just special effects fakery to hide the fact that the Earth is flat.

Yup!  All the proof you need that Australia is a figment of the collective imagination.

Outback Steakhouse is a FLORIDA company!  Founded in Tampa! :D
"I didn't open the can of worms...
        ...I just pointed at it and laughed a little too loudly."

Offline CraigLieb

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 825
  • Dallas Fort Worth
  • Liked: 755
  • Likes Given: 870
Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1293 on: 11/23/2017 09:04 PM »
Happy Thanksgiving yíall
I am thankful for....
Somebody trying to help us get off the planet finally.
Boring hats
Blogs with more intelligent discourse than ...
Science fiction becoming reality
Nobody blew up the planet (yet)
... your turn...
« Last Edit: 11/23/2017 09:05 PM by CraigLieb »
Colonize Mars!

Offline Craftyatom

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 376
  • Software!
  • Arizona, USA
  • Liked: 299
  • Likes Given: 1594
Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1294 on: 11/24/2017 04:11 PM »
Happy Thanksgiving yíall
I am thankful for....
Somebody trying to help us get off the planet finally.
Boring hats
Blogs with more intelligent discourse than ...
Science fiction becoming reality
Nobody blew up the planet (yet)
... your turn...
I'm thankful that our atmosphere's thin enough to allow Max-Q in supersonic regimes.

... also that the day of the week isn't included on forum post timestamps, so nobody will know that I posted this the day after Thanksgiving.
All aboard the HSF hype train!  Choo Choo!

Offline Eagandale4114

  • Full Member
  • *
  • Posts: 185
  • Liked: 223
  • Likes Given: 330
Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1295 on: 11/27/2017 08:44 PM »
With falcon heavy coming up soontm will there be a new party thread for the bigger rocket or are we just going to reuse this one?

Offline Johnnyhinbos

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1266
  • Boston, MA
  • Liked: 1382
  • Likes Given: 207
Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1296 on: 11/27/2017 08:47 PM »
With falcon heavy coming up soontm will there be a new party thread for the bigger rocket or are we just going to reuse this one?
Please - it is not "reuse thread", it's "joke proven thread"...
John Hanzl. Author, action / adventure www.johnhanzl.com

Offline ClayJar

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 367
  • Baton Rouge, LA, USA
  • Liked: 746
  • Likes Given: 70
Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1297 on: 11/29/2017 01:34 AM »
Hmm... super-secret Zuma is delayed, and then Falcon Heavy gets pushed back, too...  Sure, you can *say* it's coincidental or the result of the fairing or whatever, but we know the Truth.  Obviously, Zuma's actually far too heavy for a Falcon 9.  It's actually going to fly on Falcon Heavy, but They don't want anyone to know that.  Better if it's assumed to be a really light Falcon 9 launch, as people will be looking for entirely the wrong thing.

And that whole thing about wanting something humorous, like the cheese, for the Falcon Heavy launch?  That's just so nobody gets too curious about it and puts two and two together.  The fun payload is actually getting launched on the "Zuma" Falcon 9.  I can't believe none of us put this together sooner!  ;D

Offline kevin-rf

  • Elite Veteran
  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8628
  • Overlooking the path Mary's little Lamb took..
  • Liked: 1103
  • Likes Given: 241
Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1298 on: 11/29/2017 01:55 PM »
If that was the case, it would have been cases and cases of Zima...
If you're happy and you know it,
It's your med's!

Offline ZachS09

Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1299 on: 11/29/2017 02:12 PM »
If that was the case, it would have been cases and cases of Zima...

Don't go there. You don't want to joke about people getting seriously sick.
"Liftoff of Falcon 9: the world's first reflight of an orbital-class rocket."

Tags: