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Science & Alternative Science / Re: Nuclear Bombs Do Not Exist
« Last post by Dr Van Nostrand on January 27, 2023, 05:10:41 PM »
Considering all of the recent fearmongering regarding Putin using nuclear weapons, I felt it necessary to remind everyone here that nuclear weapons simply do not exist.

They're not real.

They're made up.

It's a meme.

Seriously, they are nothing other than WWII propaganda that the Allies made up to scare Japan into surrendering and to keep Russia from continuing the war. Then Russia started to claim it also totally had nukes and yet no one ever used them. Suspiciously, no one anywhere ever uses them! Wow! It must be because humanity is so strong willed and moral and definitely not because they don't exist.

You realize (I'm sure you do) that pink elephants can fly on the winds of time?

You should really read the things you write before you post. Why did you even bother posting it? Did you think stating the wondrous fanciful tales of your imagination was actually relevant to the thread? I can only assume the answer is yes.

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Science & Alternative Science / Re: Who makes these images?
« Last post by AllAroundTheWorld on January 27, 2023, 04:51:09 PM »
it's not only possible, but in fact very likely, that someone would have spotted the lightsabers long before anyone in the public was able to look at them.
Which leads one to wonder why they would invent a retrospective explanation for them rather than simply editing them out of the picture.
I mean, it's all fake, right? Why leave stuff like that in there?
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Technology & Information / Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Last post by Pete Svarrior on January 27, 2023, 04:37:47 PM »
Their usual pattern of behaviour is to create an innocuous post and edit it some time after the fact to evade detection; this is particularly effective in active threads.

I deleted the "Drantanborg" account above before it had a chance to edit, but clearly failed to delete the post itself. Feel free to be trigger-happy with reporting if a brand new account is acting suspicious.
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Science & Alternative Science / Re: Who makes these images?
« Last post by Pete Svarrior on January 27, 2023, 04:32:06 PM »
Claiming that “they retconned the story after weird lightsabers showed up!” isn’t a coherent argument.

…because it wasn’t retconned. I knew of the sample tubes and that they would be deposited long before I saw photos of it - because it was public knowledge. Now, whether you think it’s fake isn’t the premise of this sub-argument, but claiming that it was a retcon isn’t in line with the facts.

Even assuming FE is correct and they faked the mission data, the rover is fake and space is fake, at least be honest that the sample tubes were already part of their story. Photos showing what the sample tubes look like predate the Perseverance mission photos.
This is a spectacular leap of logic. I'm actually impressed. You've compared two dates: the date on which (allegedly - but let's accept it for the sake of the argument) the lightsaber's existence was explained, and the date on which photographs of the lightsaber on Mars became publicly available. You then concluded that, since the explanation was available before the photos became public, it is impossible for it to have been a retcon. This logic is painfully flawed, and I encourage you, the reader, to pause for a few seconds and think about the flaws you can find in it. I'll focus on my favourite one in the next paragraph.

Now, I don't mean to poke further at your lack of technical prowess - you already explained that you're not familiar with these things, but we can still engage the subject logically. Whenever a process is designed (it doesn't have to be software), it's usually tested. This happens, ideally, long before the process is rolled out into widespread use. The sole purpose of that approach is to address issues before they become significant. In short: it's not only possible, but in fact very likely, that someone would have spotted the lightsabers long before anyone in the public was able to look at them. This doesn't even require a widespread conspiracy - it merely requires the assumption that the people we're dealing it don't frequently forget how to breathe.
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Science & Alternative Science / Re: Nuclear Bombs Do Not Exist
« Last post by Rushy on January 27, 2023, 03:39:47 PM »
Oh yeah.  One of those 10 million ton crates of TNT.  I still have 3 or 4 of those in my back yard for clearing tree stumps.

You realize (I'm sure you do) that TNT does not explode with enough speed and force to create a mushroom cloud like that, don't you?

You realize (I'm sure you do) that pink elephants can fly on the winds of time?

You should really read the things you write before you post. Why did you even bother posting it? Did you think stating the wondrous fanciful tales of your imagination was actually relevant to the thread? I can only assume the answer is yes.
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Technology & Information / Re: Ask Rushy about Bitcoins.
« Last post by Rushy on January 27, 2023, 03:29:01 PM »
It seems we're being repeatedly targeted by spambots gluing themselves to the "bitcoin" keyword and advertising "exchanges". Please report anyone in this thread or others advertising exchanges and be careful not to click any links related to cryptocurrency advertisements. There have now been at least two time I'm aware of that a bot has attempted to spam in this thread.

Note that "Bitcoin seems to be not in a good shape nowadays" has been the common theme so far.
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Flat Earth Theory / Re: Curvature of the Horizon
« Last post by Action80 on January 27, 2023, 02:29:34 PM »
You are somehow under the impression a body of water encompassing that many million square miles is going to remain consistently level across it's length and width?
Why wouldn't it if the earth is flat?
Water finds its level is the common FE mantra. Obviously there will be waves and so on, but why wouldn't it be roughly level on a FE?
Waves, swells, and numerous other things, which you mention.

Just like the ground is wavy, dippy, and other imperfections.
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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Flat Earth AI Poems by ChatGPT
« Last post by AllAroundTheWorld on January 27, 2023, 01:47:36 PM »
This is by some distance the best thread on here.
And they are Tom's best posts. Shame it took AI to finally write a decent post from him, but it's a definite step in the right direction.
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Flat Earth Theory / Re: Curvature of the Horizon
« Last post by AllAroundTheWorld on January 27, 2023, 01:43:15 PM »
You are somehow under the impression a body of water encompassing that many million square miles is going to remain consistently level across it's length and width?
Why wouldn't it if the earth is flat?
Water finds its level is the common FE mantra. Obviously there will be waves and so on, but why wouldn't it be roughly level on a FE?
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Flat Earth Theory / Re: Curvature of the Horizon
« Last post by Action80 on January 27, 2023, 01:25:45 PM »
But its the round earthers and occasional pilots and frequent fliers that are the ones claiming to see a curve from left to right its they who you should be addressing.
Frequent flyers and airline pilots that make that claim must have been into the free booze.  Maybe the odd test pilot of hypersonic, experimental ultra high-altitude aircraft might get a glimpse of a curve.

So, the OP's question was to flat earthers.  Flat earthers claim that since they do not see a curvature, the earth must be flat.  On the other side of the fence people say that, since the earth is ginormous and we are tiny, we should not be able to see a curvature.  In essence we are okay and unshaken by that same observation.

Let's say you were out on the middle of the pacific ocean, bobbing up and down in an inner tube, and, for the sake of argument, the world was as science say's it is.  What would you (as a flat earther) need to see that would confirm to you the earth was indeed a sphere 12,742,000 meters in diameter?
If you are in the middle of the Pacific, it will mean no difference.

You are somehow under the impression a body of water encompassing that many million square miles is going to remain consistently level across it's length and width?