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Flat Earth Investigations / Re: the ISS light in the sky is fake, right?
« Last post by Nosmo on Today at 10:11:22 PM »


So...I'll be honest, this isn't what I was expectint but now the calculated height is 432km. I'll admit this is a much bigger error than I was expecting.

Have I done something wrong or is this just how it is?

I think that you may be seeing a bigger discrepancy than you were expecting as there are two factors contributing to the discrepancy.
In the first instance you are taking the measurements and doing the math assuming that the Earth is flat.
In the second instance you are taking the measurements and doing the math assuming that the Earth is round.

If you want to see just what the difference is in using the arc length or the chord length for the base you need to calculate a third distance.
This would use the triangle that you used in the second example but use a side C length of 100 rather than 99.998.
(Angle C wont change between using arc or chord).

The rest of the discrepancy is then down to the different models.
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Flat Earth Community / Re: Samuel Birley aka Rowbotham
« Last post by George Jetson on Today at 09:49:42 PM »
Yes, like using leeches to drain bad blood. There's a reason for why certain medical practices aren't used anymore. 1) They weren't effective or effective enough. 2) They were dangerous. 3) They just didnt work at all.

Being mainstream does not mean it is correct. That's the argument FEers use against REers all the time.
The notion that phosphorus had medicinal properties was considered correct by many accredited doctors of the 19th century therefore the idea that Rowbotham's claim to be a doctor must have been fraudulent because he prescribed phosphorus has been refuted.  That is the only evidence for Rowbotham being a fraud that has been given so far thus we can say that, since that evidence has been refuted, there is no evidence that Rowbotham was a fraud.
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Flat Earth Community / Re: Samuel Birley aka Rowbotham
« Last post by WellRoundedIndividual on Today at 09:43:43 PM »
Yes, like using leeches to drain bad blood. There's a reason for why certain medical practices aren't used anymore. 1) They weren't effective or effective enough. 2) They were dangerous. 3) They just didnt work at all.

Being mainstream does not mean it is correct. That's the argument FEers use against REers all the time.
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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« Last post by Lord Dave on Today at 09:12:34 PM »

I wonder when libtards will give a good reason for why Russia so badly wants the US to have great unemployment and a strong economy that they'd plant an agent in the WH.
That's actually pretty easy: so his base wouldn't hate him.  See, the goal is division and distraction.
Divide the nation.  Make it fight itself with a loud, spotlight loving man at the center, stirring anger.  That way, when things like ending troops in Syria... People are too busy with the war inside America to care.  Russia can do what it wants without risking US involvement.


Besides, the best way to conquor someone is to make them too happy to care about being controlled.
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Flat Earth Community / Re: Samuel Birley aka Rowbotham
« Last post by George Jetson on Today at 09:04:03 PM »
At this point, we can argue it's a difference of semantics. Did it cure them of nerve pain? Ok, sure. Let's go with that. Did it cure a disease? No.

Did tylenol cure my headache? Yes. Did it cure my stress that caused the headache? No. Is a headache a disease? No. It is a symptom. Is it pain? Yes. Can pain be cured? In a sense of the word, sure.

Can pain be so debilitating that people cannot walk? Yes. But pain is still not a disease.
It has been established that, by the standards of the 19th century in which he practiced medicine, Samuel Birley Rowbotham was well within the mainstream of medical practice in prescribing phosphorus to cure chronic pain.  Perhaps a 21st century doctor who prescribed phosphorus would be considered a "quack" (not that modern allopathic medicine, which is to a large extent an arm of the pharmaceutical industry, is beyond question), but Rowbotham was not a 21st century doctor.  There are many remedies that were common in the 19th century that would be considered absurd today.  Maybe you should pick another fight because Tom has clearly bested you in this debate.
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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« Last post by Rushy on Today at 08:58:06 PM »
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonleopold/trump-russia-cohen-moscow-tower-mueller-investigation

whoops.

It's just a shame that Buzzfeed doesn't actually have any evidence backing their allegations and will retract all of this quietly in a week or so.
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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« Last post by Bad Puppy on Today at 08:44:58 PM »
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonleopold/trump-russia-cohen-moscow-tower-mueller-investigation

whoops.
Why would the feds disclose such critical information to Buzzfeed and not, I dunno, Congress?
One of two ways to look at it...

The feds already know the good people elected to Congress are already so full of shit the feds are seeking to spare them the ignominy of digesting any more...

Or its just bullshit...

Trump has the goods on all these filthy POS...

MSM is merely spoonfeeding the daily dose of fake drama to keep people on the edge of their seat...

Meanwhile:

Unemployment at historically low numbers, especially among blacks and hispanics.

GDP at levels not seen in over 30 years...

The US is now the leading oil producing/exporting nation...

Yeah, this really helps Russia, our sworn enemy (according to libtards)...

ALL HAIL OUR ILLUSTRIOUS AND BELOVED LEADER!!!


I wonder when libtards will give a good reason for why Russia so badly wants the US to have great unemployment and a strong economy that they'd plant an agent in the WH.
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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Citizen
« Last post by Pete Svarrior on Today at 07:19:36 PM »
I can't believe I'm agreeing with Parsifal on software development.

This thread is truly cursed.
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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Star Citizen
« Last post by Parsifal on Today at 07:00:40 PM »
The schedule isn't useful as far as telling what will and will not get released. Take, for example, how ships will be 20% done only two weeks before release then they suddenly turn 100%.

This is just the result of using "agile" methodology to try to predict delivery dates, when that is actually antithetical to its goals. "Agile" development intentionally trades off certainty regarding delivery dates in exchange for more steady delivery of features as they become ready.

Most of the complaints about Scam Shitizen's delays are just people not understanding this, and not reading the honking great disclaimers about it that CIG releases either. I can't believe I'm actually defending CIG, but seriously, this is just how software development works.
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Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« Last post by Rama Set on Today at 05:48:40 PM »
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonleopold/trump-russia-cohen-moscow-tower-mueller-investigation

whoops.
Why would the feds disclose such critical information to Buzzfeed and not, I dunno, Congress?

Why do you think congress doesn’t have this information? Cohen testified to these facts.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonleopold/trump-russia-cohen-moscow-tower-mueller-investigation

whoops.
Just a bunch more crap.

Who in their right mind would believe you need to lie about something that is perfectly legal to begin with.

Michael Cohen acted on his own free will and accord.

It’s explained in the article. Lying to protect your reputation is not strange.