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Suggestions & Concerns / Re: Automatic Logout while submitting a post
« on: August 03, 2022, 11:05:16 AM »
When I remember, after sweating over one of my long, rambling rants, I copy and paste the text to my clipboard before posting, just in case I've been logged out. 

Flat Earth Media / Re: NASA caught in the lie...
« on: August 03, 2022, 10:58:59 AM »
And?  Speaking as one of Satan's advocates on Earth I feel the need to respond. 

So NASA has a great big room with a large green-screen which they lease out to film production companies, bringing in income to offset their own costs.  Its something called utilisation of irreducible spare capacity; isn't that a good thing?  They also build space rockets that go into space.  You believe the green screen, but not the space rockets?  The only special effect demonstrated in the video are those made by the video producers themselves. 

"... which I can't talk about right now ...."  (repeated in post-production, so we appreciate the "significance").  Are you seriousl?  So he's doing dirty tricks for the "government", and he tells you that he can't talk about doing dirty tricks for the government?  You don't think it could be commercially-sensitive Hollywood stuff? 

OP hardly worth the effort really. 

Flat Earth Investigations / Re: Theory that Black Holes are Land Mass
« on: July 29, 2022, 08:10:45 AM »
Its complex = Humans haven't found a way to calculate it yet = It doesn't exist. 

Flat Earth Theory / Re: HF Radio Signals, Propagation and DX.
« on: July 28, 2022, 07:42:36 PM »
According to my research (which I shall be publishing next year, or so), vertical zig-zagging between stratospheric nanoparticles above, and people's aluminium-foil hats below, could propagate the signal ad infinitum.  Yessiree. 

Flat Earth Investigations / Re: Arctic Flights
« on: July 23, 2022, 05:59:43 PM »
Is it accessible to the public?  Of course it is, just the same as the centre of the Atlantic is accessible; you've just got to address the logistical issues of getting there. 

Its just a patch of (frozen) ocean outside of any country's territorial waters, so nobody has jurisdiction over it.  You will,of course, have to comply with the entry regulations of whichever country you decide to embark from. 

Don't forget your bear repellent. 

I'm hesitant to believe that no instruments take into account Earth's curvature.  We're talking many thousands of feet of drop per hour.   

Gravity, air pressure, etc I think are dwarfed by the effects of thousands of pounds of lift generated by these planes.

Kind of how a kite is not affected by gravity etc... At least on windy days.
I'm an aircraft engineer, and I just explained how it works.  But you think its not affected by gravity, like a kite. 

I see. 

I know pilots flying 14 hr flights and never nose the plane down to make up for some fake curvature.
Inane comments like this don't really advance the concept of Flat Earth, and the fact that you seem to "know pilots" compounds the apparent ignorance. 

Further to the maths and all that others have mentioned, pilots flying "14 hour flight" don't actually push, pull or even steer anything from shortly after take-off until approaching to land; its all done by the autopilot.  The Altitude Hold function of this is accomplished by inputs from an air-data computer (ADC) which, in turn, receives an input of ambient atmospheric pressure from sensors on the side of the fuselage.  All commercial flight above Flight Level 290 (approximately 29000 feet) has to be done by aircraft certified to something called Reduced Vertical Separation Minima (VRSM), which means that the aircraft's altimeters have to be calibrated to very high standards.  Aircraft operating in VRSM may only be separated from other traffic vertically (height) by only 1000 feet, so variations of more than 300 feet are illegal.  (Just think about that for a second; they are 8 miles above the earth, and keeping height +/- 100 yards, purely on air pressure).  So as the plane flies along it varies up or down by a couple of feet; if it descends, the pressure rises, ADC tells the autopilot, autopilot trims the nose up a little, and so on.  Just the same way the Course Hold function is monitoring the heading to the next waypoint; plane veers slightly left or right, autopilot sends appropriate inputs to the lateral control system.  Just the same way that your car's Cruise control is constantly measuring velocity and constantly tweaking the amount of gas put out by the fuel injection system. 

Even if the aircraft was being flown manually, the pilot would be constantly adjusting up, down, left, right for the same reason, but just not as efficiently.  If you think that the pilot could identify which bit of "push" is for curvature from which bit is due to turbulence, you are demonstrating that you just can't conceive how big the Earth is, and how small you are. 

So there is no "push" to accommodate curvature; its constantly pushing, pulling, turning to achieve the altitude and heading demanded by the pilot.  And, of course, it would do it exactly the same if the Earth was flat, or indeed a Paralloid Tetrahedron.  (Don't Google that, I just made it up).

Flat Earth Theory / Re: Moon landing hoax question
« on: July 18, 2022, 08:09:00 PM »
We just saw 238,000? miles with naked eye, beetchez
No you didn't.  You saw a VIDEO ffs.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: What is the Gospel?
« on: July 17, 2022, 03:07:22 PM »
The method of obtaining evidence was already explained to you. The Bible says that you will go to hell if you do bad things. So go do some really bad things and then end your life in suicide and you can find out first hand whether it is true.
Okay, I see.  So you have no evidence of your God. Nice.  So what kind of person enslaves themselves to a thing that cannot be shown to exit?  Is that  a dupe?  Yeah, that is pretty much the definition of a dupe.

It's not "my" God, and nor have I "enslaved" myself to anything. You asked for evidence for the Bible that you could see for yourself and I have shown you that in a few actions you could get evidence. To get evidence for something you need to be willing to perform the experiment. It is not an experiment that other people can perform for you. The Bible makes a direct prediction on what will happen, and the only way to see if it will happen is to do it.  If you are unwilling to perform the experiment the fault lies with you for opting out on unscientific excuses like personal morality and fear.
Willing or not, we're all going to perform the experiment; the only optional criteria are the parameters we set. 

Of course, presenting your conclusions for peer-review is going to be the killer. 

Technology & Information / Re: Speeding will be harder...
« on: July 15, 2022, 08:08:30 AM »
Speed is just what you get used to.  Back in the 70's in the UK, there was an absolute limit of 50 mph due to some fuel crisis shenanigans; 50 on main roads, 50 on dual carriageways, 50 on motorways.  For about a year.  It took like an age to get anywhere, but people got used to it. 

When the limit was eventually scrapped, to the 60/70 mph the UK has now, driving at 65 seemed absolute madness for the first 20 minutes, but you get used to it.  Take the limit to 80, or 90, and the average speed of traffic may increase as people get accustomed.  And seriously; when was the last time you actually saw a motorway collision caused by excessive speed?  Compared with lack of attention on slower roads. 

And getting back to the OP, yes it would be a safe option if the tech can handle it.  My car has auto-wipers and it would be nice if they only ever wiped a wet screen, and every time; but they don't.  Hate to think that the same level of tech is going to suddenly drop my speed by 10/20 mph. 

Science & Alternative Science / Re: Size of the Sun
« on: May 19, 2022, 06:23:34 AM »
Not sure what you point is, Tom, but at 1.4 to 50 ppb the Moon is "made of Helium-3" like the surface of Earth is made of gold. 

Flat Earth Theory / Re: Moon landing hoax question
« on: May 04, 2022, 07:27:41 AM »
By the late 1960s, the Soviet Union was promoting the benefits of Marxist-Leninist society in technology, sport and culture in its own territory, and in the promotion of satellite states (no pun intended) across Europe, Asia and the Americas.  The whole world marvelled at the sound of Sputnik's ping, applauded it Bolshoi, and cheered its superhuman athletes.  Is it even conceivable that they had no aspiration to put Soviet feet-on-the-ground on the biggest object in the night sky? 

"In your face, capitalist pigs!"

Flat Earth Theory / Re: Moon landing hoax question
« on: May 03, 2022, 08:05:43 AM »
As a wise Captain will one day say: 

Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship (enter name of starship). Its (enter planned duration) mission: to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone before!

Still don't get it?  Space is just the frontier, its a vacuum, its nothing. The finish line is the new worlds, lives and civilizations.  And we aren't there yet. 

And life must be a riot in the Bishop-household btw;

"Dad, Dad, can we go to Disneyland"?

"No need kids, we'll just send a robot". 

Flat Earth Investigations / Re: ISS Photo From The Ground
« on: April 22, 2022, 09:04:17 PM »
So, surprise, surprise; we're back to the "faked photo" response. 

Any comment on Pongo's dirisible dirigible, Pete?

Flat Earth Investigations / Re: ISS Photo From The Ground
« on: April 22, 2022, 01:53:10 PM »
No, I wouldn't. 

What ""user error"? Not having the right equipment?  Eyes not working? 

Every time I've looked for it; its been there.  Like the Sun.  Every time.  Anywhere in the world. 

You really need to give this more effort. Cloudy nights?  Like its cloudy everywhere at the same time?  I've even seen it from an airliner. 

Flat Earth Investigations / Re: ISS Photo From The Ground
« on: April 21, 2022, 09:25:20 PM »
And can we have a little more clarity on the dirigible?  Further to the questions from other posters;

If its an ISS-shaped dirigible, it must have buoyancy.  How? 
Does it have sufficient volume to displace its own mass in atmosphere? 
Is it in the atmosphere?
Is it self propelled? 

Flat Earth Investigations / Re: ISS Photo From The Ground
« on: April 21, 2022, 09:14:11 PM »
Wrong ; it would have to "move nearly as fast".  It should be fairly obvious that, regardless of altitude, it completes an orbit every 90 minutes or so, that's equivalent to the length of the equator. 

Currently (22.00 UTC 21 April) over the southern ocean due south of Africa, in the next 90 minutes it will cross east of Madagascar, Myanmar, China, Kamchatka, the Aleutians, off the entire west coast of the Americas, cross Chile, Argentina and the South Atlantic to pass, again, off the southern tip of Africa. 

So tell us how much slower it is travelling. 

Flat Earth Investigations / Re: ISS Photo From The Ground
« on: April 19, 2022, 07:56:42 AM »
Whilst you may think " . . . further(ing) flat-earth theory . . ." is facetious, its actually the only reason most roundies come on here.  The only way to prove a theory is to disprove the alternatives, so we explore all avenues of flat-research until it disappears up its own monopole. 

Or not, of course. 

What's more likely? The super powers of the world put down their weapons, all collaborated together to magically - perpetuate a round-Earth myth?

It's honestly silly that we are still talking about this in 2022.

Flat Earth Investigations / Re: Sydney to Santiago Flight path
« on: April 11, 2022, 08:06:45 PM »
In 2019 170,000 thousand people visited the Cook Islands which has a permanent population of just 17,000. It's already just a large air travel and hospitality and tourism industry. They clearly have infrastructure. 17,000 also doesn't include the people who travel seasonally or temporarily for work.

Resources come from other islands and international commercial development. They aren't alone. The concept of transportation and travel exists.

May as well claim that a small town in the middle of the US is so small and primitive that it couldnt possibly be a hub for vehicle fuel and overnight stays.  ::)
From your own source, Tom; 

"Rarotonga International Airport is capable of handling aircraft up to Boeing B789’s and B747’s. The Terminal has two gates that can accommodate two international aircraft at a time. The apron can be congested at times but apron can accommodate up to 3 internationals provided two aircraft are of medium category and the other a heavy category aircraft. Because the Terminal is small, there can be congestion at the check-in area if there are 3 international airlines checking in at the same time and at screening".


Probably needs a little investment in the infrastructure to be a DXB challenger, doesn't it?  Shame it can't find the zillions of petro-dollars that the middle-east could lay its hands on.  And cheap aviation fuel would also help, like Dubai has it oozing up through the sand.  And then, of course, there's the real estate; lovely map, and it does indeed have a good runway, but there isn't really much more than that is there.  Where is it going to expand into?  Demolish that town, raze the forest, drain the swamp, flatten the mountain or landfill the lagoon?   

Plus, the Santiago-Auckland service doesn't actually need to stop there, does it? 

Really, the only thing in its favour is the marketing - "Don't just book it; Cook it!"

Flat Earth Theory / Re: The Bipolar Model- An Investigation.
« on: March 26, 2022, 09:13:50 PM »
Now we're getting somewhere. 

Your "Google Maps excerpt" isn't a flight plan; it's an illustration to dramatise the concept of a flight between Dubai and San Francisco.  Is that where you've been going wrong all along?  Do you also believe that the London Underground trains travel in straight lines and take 30 degree corners, like the map?  Unbelievable. 

Now try asking Google Map for the distance between Dubai and San Francisco, and it will draw a great circle for you, over the Arctic, close to Moscow as we have been saying.

Jeepers, can't believe that you and the wedding guy thought it was a flight plan.  Unbelievable. 

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