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Flat Earth Community / Re: i dont understand someone help please
« Last post by stack on Today at 08:33:00 PM »
Again, I am not muddying things by using your source. It is plainly evident from your source that Sigma Octantis could not possibly be visible in all three places at once because it is not dark enough in all three places at once.

Yes, Sig Oct is somewhat faint. However, it can still be seen from all three continents, South America, Africa, and Australia, at the same time. Using Stellarium here is the Southern Cross from Cape Town, South Africa, Perth, Australia & Ushuaia, Argentina, 3 continents, same time:

As a bonus the Southern Cross, right next to Sig Oct, is brighter and it too can be seen from the three continents at the same time - Using Stellarium here is the Southern Cross from the same locations, all at the same time:

Thanks fisherman.  However, if your premise is correct, why then are objects in the SHADE of the SUN cooler than the same objects in the direct sunlight?  Moonlight’s effect on an object’s temperature is exactly opposite from sunlight’s effect. 
Flat Earth Community / Re: i dont understand someone help please
« Last post by DuncanDoenitz on Today at 08:13:23 PM »
Over several pages RonJ has patiently explained the function, use and need for the drift-nut in increasingly basic terms, and still Action80 doesn't seem to get it. 

How about this?  You can use the drift-nut, or you can work it out in your head, or you can use pencil and paper, or an I-phone.  What you can't do is ignore it.  One way or another, if you want to travel further than grandma's house, you need to compensate for something on your directional gyro. 

Its there, its real; now what do you suppose that something is? 
Glad I read the wiki.  Yes, the winds are strong, but the sources use terms like "consistent".  Yes, they blow East and West, but consistently so; East in polar regions, and west closer to the equator. 

The only use of the term "anomalous" that I could see is the subject heading and the wiki's opening premise. 

And the ocean current?  Not relevant to air-travel but really glad I know that now!  Apparently, the Southern Ocean current is the biggest movement of water on the planet because its just so huge but, and here's the interesting part; the surface current averages one knot! 
Flat Earth Investigations / Re: Cavendish experiment
« Last post by fisherman on Today at 07:45:19 PM »
I don't want SteelyBob's points or analogies. I want the points and analogies of qualified individuals. If you can't provide that then you guys have lost the argument.

What exactly do you need these qualified individuals to say?
Things cool down because they radiate heat.  An object that is "shaded" from moonlight is prevented from radiating as much heat because whatever is shading it will block it.

Same reason a cloudy night will be warmer than a clear night.  The clouds insulate the heat.
Flat Earth Theory / Re: How to make an FE map with accurate distances
« Last post by Tom Bishop on Today at 07:23:24 PM »
Your assumed distances are fallacious for a few reasons:

- People aren't walking across the oceans
- Planes use jet streams to reach far off locations
- The calculated of speed is s = d/t and requires a known distance. Distances are fundamentally in contention in this discussion

The translation to a FE model may be attributable to a number of possibilities. For example; if the outer edges of the FE celestial system are moving at a quicker speed over the Earth like the outer extremities of a record on a record player, then it stands that the upper atmosphere may be as well. A plane traveling in a high region of atmosphere may move faster in certain regions of the Earth than another.

And indeed, the winds are said to be anomalous in the South -

Please show a paper by a scientist that shows what you said to be true.

That page contain almost nothing except quotes and citations from contemporary sources. Feel free to go through them.
Flat Earth Theory / Re: Why?
« Last post by DuncanDoenitz on Today at 07:21:08 PM »
And the co-conspirators actively conducting space-based research include such well known international collaborators* as USA, North Korea, European Union, Russia, China, Japan, Israel, Iran, India and Pakistan. 

* for the removal of doubt, this is irony

And @Right Arm 1; the Abrahamic religions, and others, begin indoctrinating their offspring with creator-mythology before they can read.  Looking for a conspiracy? Might be a good place to start. 
Flat Earth Community / Re: i dont understand someone help please
« Last post by RonJ on Today at 06:45:44 PM »
There are some who think that the drift nut on an aircraft directional gyro really isn't necessary for the gyro to work.  That part is true, but that's not the real issue here.  When the directional gyro does spin up it's stabilized indicated azimuth is completely random and has no relationship to which direction the aircraft is pointing at the time.  There will be a random offset displayed and that offset will slowly drift as the earth rotates on it's axis.  That part is a confirmed and verified fact by aircraft pilots including myself.  Now do you actually need a drift nut for the directional gyro to work?  Technically, NO.  But the information displayed by that gyro would be much more useful if you had a drift nut so you could reset the displayed azimuth to a much more useful reference point, the current heading of the aircraft.  It's really just that simple.

You could say that mankind doesn't really need the internet.  I survived for a long time before my first internet connection was installed.  You don't need a fancy telephone.  My grandmother had a crank telephone with no dial on it.  You cranked the phone and told the operator what number you wanted to call.  You don't need a color flat screen TV.  The TV I used to watch as a kid was a black & white one with a round screen about 12 inches in diameter.  Heck, you don't even need a wheel.  The caveman survived before any kind of round thing and just hunted animals for survival.  So which way do you want to go, forward in technology or backwards? 

Go ahead, take that drift nut off every pilot's gyro, he doesn't really need it.  Let those pilots use their brains to calculate the heading offsets mentally every time they need to.  Hopefully no pilot makes a mistake and collides with another aircraft and the wreckage falls on my house. 
Flat Earth Theory / Re: Why?
« Last post by existoid on Today at 06:43:10 PM »
of course the question now becomes why do the scientific community of every other country on earth ALSO agree in RET, when they have no NASA (with some exceptions of course several great powers have space programs but many smaller countries do not).

To answer that question you’ll have to wait for a FETer to answer.