* Posts by EarthCitizen

10 posts • joined 21 Sep 2018

The European Space Agency is going to visit a new comet in 2028. Which one? We haven't discovered it yet

EarthCitizen

Re: Artist's concept of a comet travelling towards the inner Solar System.

And you need to learn/understand the practicalities of drawing astronomical objects and distances to scale. Your screen would need to be the size of 100 football fields. So, get real! It's only an artistic impression.

FYI: Yeah, the cops can force your finger onto a suspect's iPhone to see if it unlocks, says judge

EarthCitizen

Re: You can pry my password from my cold, dead lips.

"or any other thingie that requires an Internet connection to be useful" (sic)

mmm... so how exactly did you write that comment without using a "thingie to access the internet"? please do tell!

An upset tummy and a sphincter-loosening blackout: Lunar spaceflight is all glamour

EarthCitizen

Re: Atheist vs. Bigot?

New born babies, whatever their "theist" beliefs, rarely have an intelligent conversation with college students. So your point is rather inaccurate. Maybe the OP lead a very sheltered life and didn't go out much beyond the monastery walls prior to going to college? ;-)

New Horizons probe reveals Ultima Thule is huge, spinning... chicken drumstick?

EarthCitizen

Re: Alice

Surely the only "alien probes" would be those aimed at Uranus (allegedly, according to popular Hollywood mythology).

EarthCitizen
Mushroom

Ancient but not unchanged

This is great and a leap for science. Brilliant and look forward to seeing the images.

But why are these rocks in space described as "ancient" and "unchanged" that could "explain how the solar system was formed". Sorry, but the Earth is also 4+ billion years old and these rocks experience bombardment by other rocks and solar particles and radiation as well as interstellar radiation, so they can hardly be described a "primeval" and as "when the solar system was formed". Yes, they won't have experienced weathering like the Earth does, but still, it is a mistake to assume that they are essentially unchanged. The other thing is that conditions in the Kuiper belt may not be anything like the conditions the Earth experienced in its formation.

US bitcoin bomb threat ransom scam looks like a hoax say FBI, cops

EarthCitizen

If these crimes are threatening to explode bombs unless paid then they are by definition "terrorists" in spite of their disclaimer.

EarthCitizen

Re: Just wondering here ?

There have been no transactions, so there is nothing to "strip".

Why are sat-nav walking directions always so hopeless?

EarthCitizen

Re: As you might expect...

So his brother had dementia and forgot to take the teapot off the stove.... It happens. Doesn't make good tea though.

No, that Sunspot Solar Observatory didn't see aliens. It's far more grim

EarthCitizen

Re: Unconvinced

I've seen Men in Black and have seen how innocuous looking janitors can really be Aliens in disguise armed to their alien teeth... 4 puny human agents will be nothing to them.

EarthCitizen

Re: Unconvinced

Are you suggesting that all the janitors are potentially abusing the telescopes to look at alien child pron? Wow the mind boggles.

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